TechBytes: Ins and Outs of Using eBooks and More! Wednesdays, 5/10, 8/23, 2 PM Mondays, 6/12, 7/24, 11 AM Get the latest ebooks and more for FREE using the Library's Overdrive app. Learn the basics of how to download digital books, audiobooks, and magazines, and videos using Libby on your tablet or smart phone. BYOB Board Game Night Fridays, 5/12, 6/16, 7/28, 6 PM Why host your own game night when you can have one at the Library? Bring whatever drink fuels your competitive spirit, and we'll bring some tasty snacks and a whole array of board games. Invite your friends or make new ones there! Ages 21 and up. Wine & Painting Night With FAVA: Spring Landscape - Friday, May 19, 6 PM Summer Seascape - Friday, June 30, 6 PM Join Louis Cunningham of Firelands Association for the Visual Arts for acrylic painting classes. Explore the creativity in spring and summer landscapes. Feel free to bring your own beverage of choice. Must be 21+ years of age to attend. All supplies provided. TechBytes: Using Consumer Reports Online Monday, May 22, 6 PM Need a new washer and dryer? Shopping for a new car? Learn how to use the online database of the trusted magazine Consumer Reports to find all the latest reviews and articles to help you be a smart shopper. Composting: Turning Dead Dirt Into Living Soil Thursday, June 8, 6 PM Discover Beekeeping Monday, June 12, 6:30 PM Join Master Garden Volunteer Bev Stives to learn about how to fix the soil in your garden so you can grow the most amazing plants. Stephen Moysan of the Lorain County Beekeepers Association will fill you in on all the buzz about what beekeeping is really like, how to begin, the equipment you will need to get started, and more. Backyard Birds with Lorain County Metro Parks Monday, June 19, 6:30 PM A naturalist from the Lorain County Metro Parks will discuss the exciting variety of birds you can discover right in your own backyard. TechBytes: Finding Your Relatives Using Ancestry Wednesdays, 6/21, 8/2, 10:30 AM Discover your long-lost relatives and more for FREE using the Library's Ancestry database. Learn the basics of how to navigate this amazing and vast resource that will help you research your own family tree. Backyard Chickens 101 Thursday, June 22, 6 PM Spend time with Joe and Hannah of Grafton's own Healthy Harvest Organics learning about raising backyard chickens for eggs or meat. Joe and Hannah will cover topics such as brooding chicks, feed and shelter options, mobile chicken tractors and much more. Bee-utiful Folded Book Page Wreaths Monday, July 10, 11 AM BYOB Bee-utiful Folded Book Page Wreaths Friday, July 14, 6:30 PM - For ages 21+ "Bee" the talk of the town with your very own handmade bee-themed book page wreath. Supplies provided. Glue guns are limited. If you have a glue gun and glue sticks of your own, please bring them with you. Please register for only one of the two sessions offered. Discovering Wild Edible Plants Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 PM LCCC adjunct professor, Alison McKim, will explore the flora of Willow Park and discover the ordinary wild edible plants around us every day. Bring your umbrella and meet under the pavilion in Willow Park in Grafton. This event will take place outdoors rain or shine. Native Plants & Their Pollinators Thursday, July 27, 6:30 PM A naturalist from the Lorain County Metro Parks will explain the benefits of planting native Ohio plants in your yard and about the pollinators they attract and how to keep them coming! TechBytes: Gale Legal Forms Thursday, August 10, 6 PM Find out how to choose the right legal form for your needs with Gale Legal Forms. Personalized Cricut Mug with Stephanie Wednesday, August 16, 1:30 PM Get introduced to the Library's new Cricut Makers as Stephanie demonstrates the creative things you can create with them.Try the Cricut yourself and create a customized ceramic mug. All supplies are provided. TECHBYTES Join the Information Department as they explain the basics of each TechByte topic. Registration is not required. Just stop by. CRAFTS & GAMES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD Cemetery Stories with Don Hilton Wednesday, May 17, 2 PM Local author and headstone cleaner Don Hilton and Grafton-Midview Public Library's local historian Gavin, will chat on the maintenance of Grafton's local cemetery and the history of those who are buried there. Meet at St. Mary's Cemetery on Route 57 in Eaton Township, one mile north of Grafton. In case of inclement weather, we will notify attendees and the program will take place at Grafton-Midview Public Library. GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY MAY - AUGUST 2023 3 TechBytes: Discover Local Grafton History in Biblioboard Friday, June 9, 10 AM GMPL's Local Historian Gavin Maziarz shows you how to look back into Grafton's history through photographs, news clippings, and audio interviews using the Biblioboard platform. BECAUSE YOU MIGHT TAKE AN INTEREST IN GARDENING AT 3 AM. - Libraries Transform Registration begins 4/19. Most programs require registration unless noted. TechBytes: Finding Great Reads with Novelist Thursday, July 6, 2 PM Come and find out how to discover your next great read using the engaging Novelist database. Learn the basics of how to search the database for authors and title using books you've already enjoyed. Level Up Gaming & Anime Thursdays, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 5:45 PM Each month we'll host a unique event designed around games, anime, trivia, roleplaying or puzzles for an evening of fun and socializing. Each event will be followed by a laid-back gathering where you can watch anime, play video games, and make new friends. Pizza and refreshments will be served. 18+ only please. Also, check out the following Family/Adult programs on page 9: • First Lady Tea Party Saturday 5/27, 12 PM • Nature Walk at Sheldon Woods Tuesday June 6, 10 AM Farm Tour: Second Spring Farm Sunday, June 25, 2 PM Join Rachel Weigand, owner of Second Spring Farm, for a behind-the-scenes tour of farming life and a talk about sustainable agriculture and how your local produce is grown. Tour may involve uneven ground and wet conditions and will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. Severe weather reschedule date is Sunday, July 9 from 2 PM. GMPL will notify participants if this event is cancelled due to weather conditions. Meet at Second Spring Farm, 16055 Cowley Rd., Grafton. Registration begins 4/19. Most programs require registration unless noted.