Library Newsletter

Plant Swap Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Library Leave a plant, take a plant! Bring a seedling to share with other plant lovers and take one home to add to your own garden. One seedling per person, please. National Library Week Monday, April 24, through Saturday, April 29 at the Library The theme of National Library Week 2023 is "There's More to the Story." Our library is full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to eBooks, and more. But there's so much more to the story! During National Library Week, library lovers of all ages are invited to visit the library for fun programs and giveaways (while supplies last). Children can attend storytime on Tuesday and Cooking with the Classics: Madeline on Saturday. Teens can enjoy an Unbirthday Party on Thursday. Adults can discuss a mystery novel on Wednesday, learn about Niles history on Thursday, and donate cereal all week long. See inside for program details. Cereal Drive Saturday, April 1, through Saturday, April 29 at the Library Help feed our community! The Library will be collecting cereal to benefit Niles Community Services. All brands and flavors of cereal are welcome. Please make sure all donations are unopened and unexpired. Lotus Lantern Craft Workshop withKSCPP Saturday, March 11, 2–3:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home andonZoom The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) will teach participants step-by-step how to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and a pre-made wire frame. Participants will also learn about Korea’s unique history and culture and watch a short documentary film. Ages 12 and up. Registration is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 3 for the in-person program or for the Zoom program. Talking with Terry Tuesday, March 7, 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum We welcome the return of Terry Pluto, a sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Pluto has won more than 50 state and local writing awards, been inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame, and written 23 books, including The Curse of Rocky ColavitoandLoose Balls. “Perhaps the best American writer of sports books,” as the Chicago Tribune dubbed him in 1997, Pluto lives in Akron, Ohio. MARCH APRIL MAY 40 North Main Street, Niles, OH 44446 • • 330-652-1704

One-on-One Tech Help Appointments Tuesdays, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. at the Library Looking for help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? Not sure how to set up an email address? Need a crash course in Libby or Hoopla? We’ve got your back! Sign up for a 45-minute Technology Help appointment. To make an appointment, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3. The Belt Cookie Table: A Sweet Rust Belt Tradition Saturday, March 18, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Join us for an afternoon of sweet treats and local history! Bonnie Tawse, author of The Belt Cookie Table Cookbook, will discuss the history of the cookie table. This longstanding wedding tradition allowed newlyweds to spare the expense of a wedding cake, opting instead for a sampling of cookies and other sweets prepared by friends and family. There will be a small cookie table at the event; feel free to bring cookies to share! Registration is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 3. Straw Bale Gardening with the Master Gardeners Saturday, April 1, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home and on Zoom and Facebook Live Imagine planting a garden without soil. That’s the idea behind straw bale gardening, an easy option for new and experienced gardeners alike. Join us as Master Gardener Volunteer Wanda Thomas explains how to grow all kinds of plants using bales of straw. You may never garden with soil again! Registration is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 3 for the in-person program or for the Zoom program. First Citizen: The Industrious Life of Joseph G. Butler, Jr. Thursday, April 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m. in Auditorium of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum The McKinley Memorial—a beautiful monument to President William McKinley and arguably the crown jewel of Niles—was made possible by McKinley’s childhood friend Joseph G. Butler, Jr. Join us to learn more about the fascinating man behind the monument as Butler biographer Joseph Lambert, Jr., discusses Butler’s life and accomplishments. Presented in partnership with the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum. Grief 101 Tuesday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. onZoom Learn about the grieving process and how to create a new normal as you work through your grief. Presented by Hospice of the Valley’s LSW Bereavement Facilitator Kimberly Calhoun. Registration is required for this Zoom program. Please visit or call us at 330-652-1704 ext. 3 if you need assistance. This program will not be recorded. Understanding Bipolar Disorder with Cadence Care Network Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home and on Zoom and Facebook Live Join us to learn about bipolar disorder with Ms. Barb, LISW with Cadence Care Network and adjunct professor at YSU. Ms. Barb will discuss the history, symptoms, and treatments for bipolar disorder. She will also explain the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation. Questions and answers will not be recorded. Visit to register for the Zoom program. Registration for the in-person program is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 3. Birdhouse Painting Saturday, April 15, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Create a cozy nest for the feathered friends in your backyard! Join us to paint your very own wooden birdhouse. All supplies will be provided. Birdhouse designs may vary. Registration is required at 330-652-1704, ext. 3. Needles, Hooks, & Books Fridays March 10, April 7, May 5, 2–4 p.m. (NEWTIME) at the Library Bring your knitting, crocheting, or sewing project and enjoy spending time with other fiber artists! Lessons will not be provided. Scrabble Club 2nd Wednesday of the Month, March 8, April 12, May 10, 4–6 p.m. at the Library Unleash your inner wordsmith! Join fellow Scrabble-lovers for a friendly round (or more) of the classic crossword game. We’ll supply the game boards; you supply the fun! Staff will be available to answer questions but will not be participating. Mystery Readers’ Book Club Wednesdays, March 29, April 26, May 31, 6:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home March: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont April: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena May: Under Lock & Skeleton Key by Gigi Pandian BookChat Thursdays, March 2, April 6, May 4, 3 p.m. at Niles SCOPE –or– Mondays, March 20, April 17, May 15, 6:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home March: The Personal Librarianby Marie Benedict April: Under the Tulip Treeby Michelle Shocklee May: The Women of the Copper Countryby Mary Doria Russell LEARN CREATE DISCUSS

TEENS CHILDREN Teen Scene Thursday March 16–April 27, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Teens ages 12–18 are invited to enjoy different activities each week. Registration is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 4. AnimeClub March 16, April 6 Do you enjoy anime? Are you interested in learning about Japanese culture? If so, then this is the club for you! Meet up with other teens to watch anime, discuss your favorite series, and learn some basic Japanese phrases. Tabletop Gaming March 23, April 13 Join us for a monthly tabletop RPG (roleplaying game) group. This program is continuing from the group that started playing Dungeon World in winter of 2022. We will also have a variety of games that can be freely played throughout the hour. Plastic Fused Bead Art March30 Use our supplies and your creativity to make a keychain, pin, or fun display piece! Earth Day Picnic & Craft April 20 Enjoy a picnic party for the planet and make and take your own seed bomb. Unbirthday Party April 27 Celebrate the end of spring with a very merry unbirthday to you and you! Munch on some snacks while watching a related anime. Sensory Garden: Stimulating the Senses Wednesday, May 3, 6–7 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Stimulate your child’s senses! Join us as we plant windowsill lavender, decorate a bird house, and learn all about calming sensory gardens. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 4. Cooking with the Classics: Madeline Saturday, April 29, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Take a trip through Paris as we read Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. Children will learn how to make and decorate the French pastry petit fours. All supplies will be provided. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 4. Meet the Therapy Bunnies Saturday, April 8, 2–3 p.m. at the Library Children and families are welcome to drop into the Children’s Room to meet and greet therapy bunnies in celebration of spring. Participate in the Oh No, Peter Rabbit! scavenger hunt during your visit for the chance to win a prize! Oh No, Peter Rabbit! Monday, April 3–Saturday, April 8 at the Library Peter Rabbit took carrots and lettuce from Mr. McGregor's garden and hid them all around the Children’s Room! Find them all and enter to win a prize. Toy pom-pom bunnies will be given to all participants while supplies last. On April 8 from 2–3 p.m., meet and greet therapy bunnies while you search. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by planting a live windowsill shamrock! All supplies will be provided. Registration is required at 330-652-1704 ext. 4. Spring Storytime Tuesdays, March 14–April 25, 2–3 p.m. (NEWTIME) at the McKinley Birthplace Home Caregivers and their children ages 0–4 years are invited to attend in-person storytimes to encourage a love of reading with fun stories, rhymes, and crafts. Stop by to celebrate a different theme each week! Storytime will be held in the youth programming room of the McKinley Birthplace Home. Please enter using the left rear door of the Home. Once Upon an Evening: Charlotte’s Web The month of March at the Library While Supplies Last Get ready for an enchanted evening of family fun! Prepare for your special night at home by reading E.B. White’s classic story Charlotte’s Web (book and reading schedule included). Then use our family-friendly recipes to create your ownCharlotte’s Web-themed meal at home. Last, but not least, borrow a library copy of the movie to enjoy during your special night! One kit per family while supplies last. Pick up a kit in the children’s room or call 330-652-1704 ext. 4 to schedule a curbside pickup.

All Together Now is almost here! Stayed tuned for program updates on our website, social media, and in the Summer Newsletter coming out in June. Summer Reading for All Ages Saturday, June 10–Saturday, July 29 CURBSIDE HOURS Mon–Thu: 9 am–6 pm Fri &Sat: 9 am–4pm Sun: CLOSED To make an appointment Call 330-652-1704 ext. 1 LIBRARY HOURS Mon–Thu: 9 am–7 pm Fri &Sat: 9 am–5pm Sun: CLOSED Hours Tours Available by Appointment Only Please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3 William McKinley Birthplace Home McKinley Memorial Library @McKinleyMemorialLibrary @McKinleyLibrary McKinleyMemorialLibrary Follow Us on Social Media McKinley Memorial Library Phone: 330-652-1704 Fax: 330-652-5788 Email: Department Extensions Circulation, ext. 1 Reference/Adult Services, ext. 3 Children's Room/Teens, ext. 4 Library Director Carrie Kibby, ext. 5 Deputy Director Sonya Picuri, ext. 7 Library Board of Trustees John Yuhasz, President James A. Yuhasz, Vice President Meredith Elliott, Secretary Sandy Bilovesky Kadie Bowen Sherry Rose Devon Stanley Friends of the Library Kadie Bowen, President 330-544-0199 Contact Us Check out this Research Database by visiting > Find Information > Research Databases > H > Home Improvement Reference Center StoryWalk® at Stevens Park in Niles, Ohio, is brought to you by the McKinley Memorial Library and the City of Niles Parks and Recreation. There’s a new StoryWalk® every month! Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or a wide variety of music everywhere you have a screen . . . your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV! All you need isa Library Card!