2 GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || JANUARY - APRIL 2023 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG Join Karen Jaynes for two one-hour sessions of chair-supported yoga in January and April. Karen will combine the movements and postures of yoga with active daily living practices to create a wholistic movement experience. She will begin and end the session with mindfulness and guided breathing practices. Participants will leave feeling present and relaxed and with an increase in mobility. Chair Yoga with Karen Jaynes Thursdays, 1/12, 4/13, 1:30 PM ALWAYS Learning at the Library Tuesdays, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 10 AM Join the Library and Grafton's own Always Best Care Senior Services for a weekly educational program, fun games, and included FREE lunch. Come and meet other seniors, socialize, and learn about all the great assistance available in your own community on a variety of topics! AARP Tax Aide Registration Beginning Wednesday, January 11, 9:30 AM Patrons can make appointments for AARP Tax-Aide assistance by phone only. No online registration. The Tax-Aide program appointments will take place on Fridays from February 3 through April 7, 2023, at Grafton-Midview Public Library in the Community Room. You must have a pre-booked appointment to participate in this program, no walk-ins accepted. Hope & Healing with Hospice of the Western Reserve Thursdays, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 10 AM Join Laurie Mason, Bereavement Coordinator for the Hospice of the Western Reserve, for a support group for adults who have experienced the recent death of a loved one. Come and learn helpful techniques to deal with your grief and find comfort in a supportive group setting. Chair Yoga With Crescent Moon Yoga Saturdays, 1/28, 2/25, 3/25 1:30 PM In three one-hour sessions of chair-supported yoga, Jill Maiorca of Crescent Moon Yoga will focus on movement, breathing practices, and self-care. Crime, Mystery, and History of Lorain County Thursday, February 9, 6:30 PM Join local author Don Hilton for a deep dive into county criminal and civil records and learn how to use these documents to discover the mysteries of Lorain County and maybe even the mysteries of your own families. The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, February 20, 6:30 PM To celebrate Black History Month, Susan Cannavino of Presentations With Pizzazz will tell the story of one of the most important leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Teens welcome. Preparing for the Unexpected & Organizing Your Personal Documents Tuesday, February 28, 10 AM How long should you keep personal documents? How do you organize them? Join Jennifer Herron-Underwood of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services to learn the answers to these questions and more. No registration is required. Smart Energy Living With the Office of the Ohio Consumer's Counsel Thursday, March 2, 6:30 PM Do you want to live a more energy-efficient lifestyle and save money on your energy bills? Join Amy Carles from the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel for year-round tips and a Q&A session. What Can OhioMeansJobs Do For You? Monday, March 27, Wednesday, April 19, 2 PM Are you unemployed and seeking work or underemployed and looking for a new career? Did you know that you may be able to benefit from job training and assistance to get to work as well as purchase required uniforms? Meet staff at OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) Lorain County and find out what they can do for you. Women in History: Civil War Hero Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Thursday, March 30, 6:30 PM Are you familiar with the story of the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor? To celebrate Women's History Month, actress Anne McEvoy of Women In History Ohio will bring Dr. Walker to life and maybe even surprise you with a few things your history teachers left out. Teens welcome. ADULT SERVICES Programs require registration unless otherwise notated. Register starting December 14. EDUCATE YOURSELF HEAL YOURSELF Inspired Readers Wednesdays at 12 PM 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12 Join facilitator Peggy Wyar for a lively discussion of a different inspiring book each month. Feel free to bring your lunch. Dark & Twisty Book Club Thursdays at 6:30 PM 2/2, 4/13 If you like things that go bump in the night, please join us every other month for a lively discussion! February - Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay April - The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste January - Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar February - Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher March - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson April - Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin Copies of books are available in the Library in advance prior to the meeting, while supplies last. Call the Library for more information or to place a book on hold. Registration is not required. GMPL has a few different genres of book clubs that will meet each month. There's something for everyone. Safe Driving for Teens Tuesday, April 25, 6 PM Holly Salata from AAA will be here to review safe driving habits for teens and will have interactive safe driving activities for the teens to try. Each teen will take the don't text and drive pledge. This program is great for teens and their parents to attend together.