May 2021

Mother's Day Card Kits Saturday, May 1 - Saturday May, 8 Mother’s Day is May 9. What better gift than a handmade card? Pick up a free Mother’s Day Card Kit in the library or schedule a Curbside Pickup by calling (330) 652-1704, ext. 3. Each kit comes with a blank card and envelope, stick- ers, and colorful paper cutouts. All you need is glue or tape! One kit per person while supplies last. Los Libros Latinx Saturday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. Celebrate National Latinx Books Month and explore works of Latinx literature! Visit our YouTube channel to learn about the ways that books go hand-in-hand with an awareness of cultural diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of literacy through Latinx works. This is a recorded program, so registration is not required. Thursday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. for S.C.O.P.E. Book Chat Monday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. for Adult Book Chat Book Chats have gone digital! Join us on Microsoft Teams to discuss American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Access to the internet and a valid email address are required to participate. Call 330-652-1704 ext. 3 or email mckinley@mcklib.org to register. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Selling two favorite books to an unexpectedly erudite drug-cartel boss, a book- store manager is forced to flee Mexico in the wake of her journalist husband’s tell-all profile and finds her family among thousands of migrants seeking hope in America. ADULT BOOK CHAT In Memoriam: The History of Niles Street Names Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. Ralph Tolbert of the Niles Historical Society will delve into the history behind some Niles street names. Many Niles natives gave their lives for their country during World War I, and their city honored their sacrifices by naming streets after them. Access to the internet and a valid email address are required to participate. Call 330-652-1704 ext. 3 or email mckinley@mcklib.org to register. CHILDREN ’ S PROGRAMS Storytime Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. Storytime has gone virtual! Check out our Facebook page or YouTube channel to catch a special Mother’s Day storytime and craft video with Ms. Carlie. This is a recorded program, so registration is not required. Make & Take Craft Saturday, May 1 - Saturday May, 8 Pick up a free craft kit in the library or schedule an appointment for Curbside Pickup by calling (330) 652-1704 ext. 4. Each kit includes the supplies to make our beautiful Mother’s Day flower bouquet! Starting on Saturday, May 1, learn how to assemble the bouquet with Ms. Carlie during storytime on our Facebook page or YouTube channel! Available while supplies last. Music and Movement: Cinco de Mayo Wednesday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. Enjoy a little Spanish on your Wednesday morning! Check out our Facebook page or YouTube channel for this month’s Music and Movement that features bits of the Spanish language as well as the origin of Cinco de Mayo. This is a recorded program, so registration is not required. Local History StoryWalk Take a trip to the past--no time machine required! During the month of May, visit Stevens Park in Niles to learn about the early history of Niles, President McKinley, and the McKinley Memorial Library. This special StoryWalk was created by the Niles Historical Society, McKinley Birthplace Home, McKinley Birthplace Museum and Memorial, and McKinley Memorial Library.

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