Fall 2019 Newsletter

September, October, November 2019 www.mcklib.org McKinley Memorial Library Sign up for a new library card in September and receive a free gift from the library! Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Held in the McKinley Auditorium The Friends will be selling a wide selection of books, audiobooks, movies, and music for all ages. Friends of the Library Preview Sale: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 5—7 p.m. *memberships sold at the door* Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 1—3 p.m. Looking to donate clean and gently-used books, audiobooks, music, and movies? Donations accepted at the library beginning September 3. Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library and helping to make the book sale a success. 7 th Annual McKinley Christmas Saturday, December 14 12—4 p.m. A trolley will shuttle guests between the McKinley Birthplace Home, the McKinley Birthplace Museum, and the Ward-Thomas House for entertainment, crafts, refreshments, and old-fashioned holiday cheer! Each location will be collecting boxes of cereal for Niles Community Services. Get a passport stamped at all 3 locations and donate cereal for a chance to win a prize. the 2nd Annual Halloween Party and Pumpkin Walk Saturday, October 19 6—8 p.m. at the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial A pumpkin walk will be held outdoors on the Memorial Grounds. Spooky stories and activities will take place in the Library. Trick-or-treating and activities will take place in the McKinley Auditorium and Museum. Sponsored by local organizations and businesses. 2019 McKinley History Speakers Series Presented by the McKinley Memorial Museum and the Library. Held in the McKinley Auditorium. RSVP with the Museum at 330-652-4273 or director@mckinleybirthplacemuseum.org . Saturday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. Catalyst for Change—Assassination presented by Christopher Kenney, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. Civil War in the Mahoning Valley presented by Traci Manning, Mahoning Valley Historical Society Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m. The Pan-American Exposition: Triumph and Tragedy in the Queen City presented by Christopher Kenney, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m. McKinley in Niles presented by Ralph Tolbert, Niles Historical Society Saturday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. Lawyer, Prosecutor, Friend: William McKinley’s Stop in Stark County that Lasted Forever presented by Mark Holland, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Holiday Gingerbread House Contest Entries accepted in the library from Nov. 25—Dec. 7 Entries on display in the library Nov. 25—Jan. 2 Showcase your creativity and holiday spirit by creating a gingerbread building or train. Entry forms with rules and prize information are available at the reference desk and at www.mcklib.org/GingerbreadContest. Adult Make-a-Gingerbread-House Event Monday, Nov. 25, 2:30—4:30 p.m. Bring your own kit and/or embellishments or use a kit and/or supplies provided by the library. Take your creation home or enter it into the contest. Class size is limited. Registration required by calling 330-652- 1704 ext. 3. Family Make-a-Gingerbread-House Event Saturday, Nov. 30, 9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Gingerbread kits will be supplied by the library, and you may bring additional embellishments. Take your creation home or enter it into the contest. Class size is limited. Registration required by calling 330-652- 1704 ext. 3.

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