Medina County District Library

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Medina Library 
210 South Broadway St.,
Medina, OH 44256 

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Workshop for Professional Storytellers with Donald Davis
Legendary storyteller Donald Davis will share tips for professional storytellers about what works versus what doesn't work when telling a story. The most important skills needed to move a story into its strongest telling will be identified and sharpened.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Performance from Donald Davis
Enjoy stories by internationally known storyteller and author, Donald Davis, as he unravels his tales that were inspired by the Appalachian people where he was raised.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Story Swap with Janelle Reardon
Brown bag your lunch and join Janelle Reardon in the story swap.  Share your story and hear from others.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Adventures in Storytelling by Lindsay Bonilla
Storyteller Lindsay Bonilla whisks audiences away on an imaginative, interactive, educational adventure featuring folktales from around the world. Boys and girls will get a chance to share the stage and use costumes, props and lots of imagination!

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Life Story Workshop with Donald Davis
Discover ways to climb around inside our own mind to discover those memories waiting to become stories.  This workshop is for anyone who loves to tell stories.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – OLIO
Professional storytellers in attendance will gather together to present a medley that will entertain and delight.

7:00 pm – Evening Performance with Donald Davis
Spend an evening with Donald Davis who will engage you with both his southern drawl and nourishing, true to life stories that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

For the Young Set
11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm – Storytelling with Miss Shirley
Join Medina's own Shirley McDougal for a hodgepodge of traditional tales, folktales, tales with props, and much more.  The Children's department will host a slew of crafts and other activities throughout the day!


Brunswick Marching Blue Devils

Meet the Band Night: Aug. 23
The Brunswick Marching Blue Devils will present the 14th annual Meet the Band Night at the Auto Mart Stadium, Brunswick High School, on Saturday, August 23, at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.  
Visit www.brunswickhsbands.org, or follow the band on Facebook at Brunswick High School Bands (OH) to keep up-to-date with the band’s exciting 2014 season.

Quarter Mania: Sept. 7

What is Quarter Mania? It's tons of fun! The Brunswick Band Parents Organization (BBPO) will host this event on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Brunswick Eagles Club, Aerie 3505, at 349 Pearl Road. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Auction begins at 1 p.m. Cost: $10/person for lunch (rigatoni, pizza, salad, and rolls), two auction paddles, and list of items up for auction. Extra paddles available $1 each. 
Bring quarters for bidding.

While you are enjoying lunch, scan the list of items up for auction and decide which items you would like to bid on. When the auction begins, look at the bid price (one, two, or three quarters) for each item. Throw the quarters into the cup on the table and hold up your paddle. If you want to hold up more than one paddle, throw in the appropriate number of quarters for the number of paddles. Winning numbers will be drawn from a bucket and, if your number is called, you win! If the number called did not bid for that item, the next lowest number is the winner. All money raised will support the Brunswick High School Marching Blue Devils. Vendors, such as Tupperware, Mary Kay, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, and others, will be set up at this event to sell items and to book parties. The vendors have generously donated items to the auction.
For tickets and more information, please contact Sheryl at (216) 570-4548 or kskf123@gmail.com. Visit www.brunswickhsbands.org or follow the band on Facebook at Brunswick High School Bands (OH).


ORMACO Jazz Under the Stars

Trumpeter and composer Josh Rzepka leads his Jazz Trio in a performance that will feature the music of jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others. The trio will also play original compositions from Rzepka's critically acclaimed albums Into the Night and Midwest Coast, albums that both charted on the national JazzWeek radio chart. Josh Rzepka has been featured on NPR, PBS, and has been heard on jazz radio across the country and world. He has been heralded not only for his jazz playing and composing, but also for his classical performances.

Quickly establishing himself as one of the most versatile upcoming performers in jazz and classical music, Rzepka has performed across the country at famed venues including Cleveland's NightTown, Severance Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Knitting Factory in NYC, and the Green Mill in Chicago. He has presented numerous recitals and concerts ranging from the baroque, to modern, to original jazz.

Rzepka has performed with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, played for the Tri-C JazzFest, and appeared with countless other jazz and classical ensembles throughout NE Ohio. He earned his BM from the Oberlin Conservatory with a double major in classical and jazz trumpet performance, and his MM in performance from Boston University's College of Fine Arts.
The Josh Rzepka Trio - 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 
from 7 to 9pm on Medina Square

Jazz Under the Stars concerts are FREE. Bring a chair and join us on the Square!



The cast, crew and set are ready for CAMEO to bring RENT to the Medina Performing Arts Center.   This year’s musical production will be directed by Medina resident, Maggie Steffen.   Musical direction will be by returning Medina High School alum, Tom Bonezzi. Choreography is by Medina High School alum Oksana Klue.  

Performances for RENT are July 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8:00 pm with a matinee on July 20th at 2:00 pm.  Because there are adult themes, this show is not recommended for children under the age of 13.  All tickets are $15 and are available at Medina Buehler’s stores and online at

Just added, a special Sing Along Show on July 23 at 8:00 pm.  Admission is free, however cash donations for Medina's Alternative Paths would be greatly appreciated.


Wadsworth Footlighters

101 Dalmatians ~ Kids

Artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies.  Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella de Vil, Anita's former classmate, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat!  Join all the dogs of London as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

July 18 & 19– 7 p.m.
July 20– 2 p.m.

The Wadsworth High School
James R. McIlvaine Performing Arts Center

$10. each
available at the door or from a cast member