Medina County District Libraries:

Read Local: Author Fair

Medina - Nov. 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Discover new titles from local indie authors who meet with readers and autograph copies of their latest works. Activities available for children during this Candlelight Walk Weekend event.

Events for Writers:

Writing the Short Story

Medina - Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30 pm

Shelley Costa teaches the elements of good storytelling for short stories: character, plot, and conflict. Hands-on writing exercises included.

Personal Essays & Memoirs

Medina - Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:30 pm

Learn to harvest your life experiences for stories and wisdom. Prepare to write in class as you gain tools and creative approaches.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Medina - Sat., Nov. 2, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month. Join fellow writers for a write-in.

Impactful Cover Design

Medina - Tues., Nov. 5, 6:00 pm

Award-winning cover artist, Dar Albert, introduces cover design and shares what artists need from writers. Presented via live videoconferencing.

Arts & Crafts:

Fall Burlap Wreaths

Buckeye - Tues., Sept. 10, 6:00 pm

Bring one 12" wire wreath frame and 12-15 yards of 5-6" wide burlap fabric. Library supplies wreath accessories.

Wine & Canvas Night

Medina - Fri., Sept. 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Lodi - Fri., Oct. 11, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Adults ages 21 & up - Bring your own wine and snacks, and go home with an original painting by you! $15 supply fee due to presenter at event. Paintings are different for each session.

Derek Hess & Mental Health

Highland - Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:30 pm

View Forced Perspective, an award-winning film by Nick Cavalier. It documents the evolution of Cleveland artist Derek Hess's work. Book signing to follow.

Rug Hooking

Brunswick - Wed., Oct. 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Create a pumpkin-shaped mug mat using rug hooking. Supplies provided.

Encaustic Art

Highland - Sat., Oct. 12 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn the technique of mixing pigment and warm wax with artist Jeanne Fashempour. $20 supply fee due to presenter at event.

Card Making

Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 14, 6:00 pm

Highland - Tues., Nov. 19, 6:00 pm

Create 10 cards. $10 supply fee due to presenter at event. Please bring adhesive.

Easy Crochet Basket

Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 21, 6:30 pm

Class for beginners to intermediates. Call for supply list.

Fused Glass Jewelry

Highland - Sat., Nov. 2, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Create a pendant with artist Sheree Ferrato. $15 supply fee due to presenter at event. Additional pendants are $10.

Gratitude Journal

Brunswick - Wed., Nov. 13, 1:00 pm

Decorate a journal to use as a daily reminder of the joy in your life.


Brunswick - Mon., Nov. 18, 6:00 pm

Create 4 pages. $8 supply fee due to presenter at event. Please bring adhesive.


ORMACO/Medina County District Library:

World Tour of Music Featuring Shashmaqam

Medina County District Library - Wed., Oct. 23, 7:00 pm

Brunswick District Library - Thurs., Oct. 24, 7:00 pm

Discover Shashmaqam, a vibrantly colorful ensemble performing the musical traditions of Central Asia. As the United States’ premier ensemble dedicated to Central Asia’s music and dance traditions, Shashmaqam introduces the culture and history of Transoxiana through architecture, religion, language, foods, poetry and music. Performers share their experiences growing up in the Soviet system and emigrating to build a new life in Queens and Brooklyn. Presented by Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach and MCDL.

The Cliffside Artists Collaborative:

Art Awareness Workshops for Artists, High School Art Students and Art Educators

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Cliffside Artists Collaborative
1921 Ridge Road
Hinckley, OH 44233

Classes are $60 per day tuition and are limited to 18 students. Bring your lunch unless otherwise noted. A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at registration. This deposit will be applied to the tuition the day of the workshop. Send checks to the CAC, P.O. Box 401, Hinckley, OH 44233.

*Qiang Huang: Oil - 3-Day Intermediate/Advanced
August 19-21, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cathy Welner: Watercolor - Fall Floral
September 24, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cathy Welner: Watercolor - Winter Landscape
October 15, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cathy Welner: Watercolor - Winter Floral
November 12, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

*2-Day Class: John Smolko - $50 non-refundable deposit due by May 1, balance due by June 3

*3-Day Class: David R. Smith - $250 non-refundable deposit due by February 22, balance due by April 26

*3-Day Class: Qiang Huang - $250 non-refundable deposit due by April 12, balance due by June 14


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