Food for Fines
Boxed cereal (10 oz. or larger)
Book Madness at MCDL
Help us determine a winner as Best Books of 2013 and Books That Stand the Test of Time go head to head.
• Fill in each round of matchups before advancing to the next round.
• Repeat for each round of books until you’ve picked a final round winner.
• The books that win each round will be announced, in our libraries, and on our website, Facebook and Twitter, as follows:
Click here to open a PDF of the bracket.
It’s Time to Get Your Geek On
It’s Time to Get Your Geek On
MCDL is launching Geek the Library; a community based public awareness campaign highlighting what people are passionate about and how libraries can support them.
Brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Geekthelibrary.org does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation.‘Geek the Library,’ ‘Get Your Geek On’ and ‘What Do You Geek?’are trademarks/service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Book Clubs at MCDL This Winter
Book Clubs at MCDL
Book Discussion Groups *
Tues., 7:00 pm
Jan. 21 - The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love & High Adventure by William Goldman
Feb. 18 - Defending Jacob by William Landay
Thurs., 7:00 pm
Dec. 19 - Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Jan. 16 - Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Feb. 20 - PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
Book Discussion Groups
Mon., 10:00 am
Dec. 16 - 10:00 am - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Jan. 20 - 11:00 am - A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Feb. 17 - 10:00 am - Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Dec. 18 - The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Feb. 19 - The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Classic & Contemporary Book Club
Mon., 6:00 pm - Join us for good books and fun conversation!
Dec. 16 - What Happens at Christmas by Victoria Alexander
Jan. 20 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Feb. 17- Killing Kennedy: the end of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly - Explore this fascinating topic over tea.
Book Discussion Group *
Thurs., Dec. 19, 6:30 pm
Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
Cookbook Discussion Group *
Wed., 4:00 pm
Dec. 4 - Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies
Jan. 8 - The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods by Bette Hagman
Feb. 5 - The Casserole Queens Cookbook by Crystal Cook & Sandy Pollock
Wed., 3:00 pm
Jan. 22 - Gold by Chris Cleave
Feb. 26 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
* Registration required for this event, please contact the hosting branch to register.
Lodi Library Update
Lodi Library Update
The Medina County District Library Board is continuing its efforts to bring the issues with the Lodi Branch building to a resolution.
With the assistance of its design professional, Prime Engineering, the Library Board has developed a plan to correct the building defects, and, at its June 24, 2013, meeting, approved a contract with Simmons Brothers Corporation, to perform the remedial work in the amount of $1,513,421. Work will start in July and continue into early next year, with a re-opening of the Lodi Branch in the spring of 2014.
The Library Board is also continuing its efforts to recover from those entities and individuals that created the situation. Specifically, the problem is the result of defective design, materials, and installation. Responsibility for these defects lies with many companies involved with the project, but the Library Board is not responsible. On July 8, 2013, the Library Board filed a lawsuit against the original design professionals, contractors, and material suppliers for the project. The case was filed in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas (Medina County District Library v. David Milling, Inc., et al., Case No. 13CIV0808).
The Library Board appreciates the understanding and patience of the community while it works to correct this unfortunate circumstance and to pursue reimbursement for the related expenses. The goal is to return the Lodi Library to the community for use as a functioning library in the very near future so that it can once again be a valued source of community pride and center of community activity.
As this community is aware, a significant portion of the Lodi Branch building has been closed for over a year. The closing occurred after a professional engineer retained by the Library Board and the local building department both inspected the building and recommended closing a majority of the structure for public use. The recommendation was made due to concerns with the structural soundness of the building.
Since that time, the Library Board has diligently pursued a remedy to the problem by retaining both engineers and architects to inspect the building in great detail in order to determine the cause and extent of the issue and to develop an engineering solution that can be implemented to address the problem. The basic problem is that the timber beams in the main clerestory of the building are not structurally sound. It has been a lengthy, involved, and difficult process.