Author Shelley Pearsall to speak in Medina: Medina County District Library news

August 20, 2018

Author Shelley Pearsall to speak in Medina: Medina County District Library news

MEDINA, Ohio -- The Medina County District Library, in partnership with United Way of Medina County and Wadsworth Public Library, will present “One Book One Community 2018: The Seventh Most Important Thing” by Northeast Ohio author Shelley Pearsall.

Thanks to the United Way, a copy of the book was given to each sixth- and seventh-grade student in Medina County schools. The library system is offering a variety of programs for all ages based on the book.

Pearsall will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Medina Performing Arts Center on the Medina High School campus. Pearsall’s presentation is free and open to the public.

Pearsall, who grew up in Parma, is the author of six books for children. Prior to becoming a full-time author, she was a public school teacher. Her books have been ALA Notable Books, Ohioana Book Award winners and Choose to Read Ohio choices. She lives in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area with her husband and cat.

Special events

A One Book One Community celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Medina Library. Celebrate “The Seventh Most Important Thing” by gathering a group of family and friends to build a work of art with the seven most important things. Supplies will be provided for each registered group. Individuals registering will be assigned to a group. Enjoy fun, food and friends at this after-hours event. Registration required at mcdl.info/events, by calling 330-725-0588 or at your local library branch.Create a Seven Most Important Things Masterpiece. All ages. Brunswick Library -- Sept. 1-28; Medina Library -- Sept. 1-28. Find the seven most important things in the library and add them to our art collages.Scavenger Hunt. All ages. Highland Library -- Sept. 1-29; find the seven most important things.

Events for adults

Book discussion on “The Seventh Most Important Thing” by Shelley Pearsall.  7 p.m. Sept. 18, Medina. Registration required.Helping Children Choose Right from Wrong -- 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Highland. Explore concepts that will help you understand how a child learns to make correct decisions and ways to handle times when they make poor decisions. Registration required.Color Your World -- 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Medina. Learn how color affects the world around you and helps to expand creativity, increase self-awareness and encourage self-expression. Supplies provided. Registration required.Seven Things Seek and Find in the Bookmobile, Sept. 18-27. Find the seven most important things hidden on the bus. Ask why they are the most important.

Events for Teens

Craft Paper Quotes -- 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Buckeye Library, grades 6 and up. Fear not! Follow in the footsteps of the Junk Man in “The Seventh Most Important Thing” to make and share positive quotes.Coffee Can Lanterns -- 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Medina grades 6 and up. Use coffee cans -- one of the seven most important things -- to create a decorative lantern. This art project involves hammering nails, so be ready to get physical. Registration required.Found Object Art Videoconference --10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19, Medina,  grades 3-12. “Visit” the Smithsonian Museum, home to the “Throne of the Third Heaven,” by James Hampton. This interactive videoconference covers how artists use everyday materials to express themselves, vision and imagination, storytelling, and a sense of place. Registration required.

Fine Forgiveness

Participate in a Read-a-Thon at any library location on Saturday, Sept. 22. Readers from birth to 17 years can participate by reading or listening to someone read to them. Reading for 15 minutes waives one overdue fine.


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