Presidents’ Day Open House Saturday, February 18, 2–4 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Celebrate Presidents’ Day at the birthplace of Niles’s own President William McKinley! Write an acrostic poem with a hand-cut quill pen, make your very own red carnation, and play presidential trivia. The Birthplace will also be open for tours. Crafts & activities available while supplies last. Winter Reading Tuesday, January 3–Tuesday, February 28 The library invites readers of all ages to escape the winter blahs with some good books! Participate in fun challenges, expand your reading horizons, and enter for the chance to win a prize. Participate online using Beanstack. If you need more information, please visit the referencedesk, call 330-652-1704 ext. 3, or visit us online at www.mcklib.org/Winter-Reading William McKinley’s 180th Birthday Celebration Saturday, January 28, 2–4 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home How did Niles’s own President William McKinley change the world? Find out from the birthday boy himself! In honor of his 180th birthday, President McKinley (portrayed by Mike Wilson) will discuss the lasting impact of his political career, from his time as a congressman to his days in the White House. The presentation will begin at 3 p.m. The McKinley Birthplace Home will be open for tours from 2–4 p.m. Gingerbread House Contest Monday, December 5–Monday, December 19 on Facebook Showcase your creativity and holiday spirit in our annual contest! December 5–10: Enter using guidelines at www.mcklib.org/Gingerbread-Contest December 5 until supplies last: Pick up a FREE kit from the library December 12–18: Vote on Facebook December 19: Winners Announced Prizes will be awarded in all categories. Check the Adult and Youth Program sections for information on our Gingerbread House Workshops! Holiday Toy Drive Friday, November 18–Friday, December 9 at the Library Help support local families! We’re partnering with Niles Community Services to collect new toys, puzzles, and books for children ages birth to 13. Donations should be unopened and unwrapped. Please drop off donations at the McKinley Memorial library or at Niles Community Services. 10th Annual McKinley Christmas Saturday, December 10, 12–4 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home, National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum, and Niles Historical Society’s Ward-Thomas House A trolley will shuttle guests between all three locations for festive holiday entertainment, tours, and holiday cheer! Each location will be collecting boxes of cereal for Niles Community Services. Visit all three locations and donate a box of cereal to be entered into a drawing to win one of ten prize packs – each containing a $50 Eastwood Mall Complex gift card! The McKinley Birthplace Home will provide refreshments, self-guided tours, children’s crafts, a scavenger hunt, visitswithSanta andmusical entertainment. WINTER 2022-2023 40 North Main Street, Niles, OH 44446 • www.mcklib.org • 330-652-1704
Essential Oils for Emotions Thursday, February 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home and on Zoom and Facebook Live Can you bottle happiness? Learn about the link between scents and emotions as you create your own roll-on “Happy” oil blend to take home. Janet Agueda of Making Scents Studio in Niles will present this interactive and intriguing introduction to the world of aromatherapy. Registration is required. To register for the in-person event at the McKinley Birthplace Home, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3. To register for the virtual event on Zoom, please visit www.mcklib.org/Essential-Oils Grief 101 Thursday, January 19, 1:30–2:30 p.m. on Zoom 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. To register for this virtual program, please visit www.mcklib.org/Grief_101 or call (330) 652-1704 ext. 3. This program will not be recorded. Weeding the Garden of Your Mind Saturday, January 7, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home, Zoom, and Facebook Live Learn to cultivate a healthy mind by “planting” positive thoughts and “weeding out” harmful thoughts. Ms. Barb, LISW with Cadence Care Network and adjunct professor at YSU, will explain the idea by leading a hands-on gardening activity. Kits will be available (while supplies last) at the library starting the day before the program. Registration is required. To register for the in-person event at the McKinley Birthplace Home, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3. To register for the virtual event on Zoom, please visit www.mcklib.org/Weeding 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, Tuesdays at 1, 2, 3, or 4 PM. To make an appointment, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3. Valentine’s Day Craft: Polka-Dot Heart Mug Saturday, February 4, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home and on Zoom and Facebook Live Decorate a glass coffee mug with a cute heart-shaped design to make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart—or yourself! This fun and easy craft is perfect for beginners. Registration is required. To register for the in-person event at the McKinley Birthplace Home, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3. To register for the virtual event on Zoom, please visit www.mcklib.org/Valentines-Mug Gingerbread House Workshop Saturday, December 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Gingerbread architects of all skill levels are invited to build a gingerbread house! Join us to share ideas and inspiration— and enjoy a little friendly competition when you enter the library’s Gingerbread House Contest. Use the supplies provided or bring your own. Registration is required. To register, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3. Needles, Hooks, & Books Fridays, December 2, January 13, February 10 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Library Bring your knitting, crocheting, or sewing project and enjoy spending time with others who work with hooks and needles! Lessons will not be provided. Mystery Readers’ Book Club Wednesdays, December 28, January 25, February 22, 6:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home December: The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye January: Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose February: The Maidby Nita Prose Book Chat Thursdays, December 1, January 5, February 2, 3 p.m. at Niles SCOPE –or– Mondays, December 19, January 23, February 20, 6:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home December: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid January: Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underlivingby Celeste Headlee February: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle LEARN CREATE DISCUSS
TEENS CHILDREN Teen Thing Thursday January 12–February 23, 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. Please call 330-652-1704 ext. 4 to register. Anime Club January 12, February 2 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 January 19, February 9 Join us for a monthly tabletop RPG (roleplaying game) group. This program is continuing from the group that started playing Dungeon World in Fall of 2022. We will also have a variety of games that can be freely played throughout the hour. Cozy Cocoa & Company January 26 Choose from a variety of sweet add-ins to make your own unique hot chocolate creation. Discuss what you’ve been reading while you sip your cocoa. Love “Rocks” Pizza Party February 16 Paint rocks while munching on pizza and playing various games together. Please note: rocks will be wet with paint and can be picked up at a later date to allow time for drying. Faux Stained Glass Art February 23 Make a piece of faux stained glass art using provided supplies and patterns. Please note: art will be wet with paint and can be picked up at a later date to allow time for drying. Storytimes Tuesdays, January 10–February 28, 10 a.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Caregiversand their childrenages0–4yearsare invited to attend in-personstorytimes toencouragea loveof readingwithfunstories, rhymes, and crafts. Stop by to celebrate a different theme each week! Storytime will be held in the youth programming room of the McKinley BirthplaceHome. Please enter using the left rear door of theHome. Holiday Cookie Kits All of December While Supplies Last Families are invited to stop in the library or schedule a curbside pickup to get their own cookie making kit to take home. Kits are first come first, first served while supplies last. Each kit will contain cookie mix, frosting, and a cookie cutter. Gingerbread House Workshop Saturday, December 3, 2–3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Gingerbreadarchitectsof all skill levelsare invited tobuild a gingerbread house! Join us to share ideas and inspiration—and enjoy a little friendly competition when you enter the library’s Gingerbread House Contest. Use the supplies provided or bring your own. Registration is required. To register, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3. St. Nicholas Day Workshop Tuesday, December 6, 6–7 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Get into the giving spirit by making a festive beeswax candle to share or keep! Children ages 7 and up and their caregivers can enjoy cookies, cocoa, and music while creating a candle. All supplies and wrapping paper will be provided. Registration is required. Please call 330-652-1704 ext. 4 to register. Flower Arranging the Montessori Way Wednesday, January 18, 6–7 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Children ages 3 and up and their caregivers are invited to make a floral arrangement to take home using fresh flowers. This hands-on sensory activity will build coordination and motor skills, nurture an appreciation for beauty, and more! Registration is required. Please call 330-652-1704 ext. 4 to register. Celebrate Presidents’ Day: Get to Know William Saturday, February 18, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Children ages 7 and up and their caregivers are invited to a special Presidents’ Day storytime. Discover interesting facts about President William McKinley and make a craft honoring his life!
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