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VIRTUAL -- Absolutely Pure: A History of American Name Brand Foods

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual
You've heard of the big ones - Campbell's, Jell-O, Kraft, Kellogg's, Hershey - but do you know how they got to be so big? And what about the name brands that aren't as famous, or that disappeared altogether? Borden, Libby's, Best Foods, Cottolene, Nabisco, Necco? Brand name foods dominate our lives, our media, and even our politics. So how did we get here? 

Food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson discusses what Americans ate before brand name foods appeared on the scene, how and why brand name foods became popular, why so many companies are still around today, and what happened to a few who didn't survive. Along the way we'll also learn about war, health and sanitation, trust-busting, the labor movement, media, home economics, and all the other threads connect our food system together.

This event will be held on Zoom. You must have the Zoom information to participate. 
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Genealogy Discussion Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Medina Library
Small 2nd Floor Conference Room 2A + 2B
Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. All are welcome! 
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Ohio's Historic Haunts

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Seville Library
Join Paranormal investigator and author, James A. Willis as he chronicles the connection between actual history and ghost stories, proving once and for all that even if a haunting can’t be validated, ghost stories are part of our history.
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VIRTUAL -- Spooky Sea Chanteys

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual
Hear– and sing along to! – chanteys and ballads of the sea, with a ghostly twist. Come learn some of the history and origins of these songs, and be prepared to feel a chill that might not only be the cold sea air. Singing along at home encouraged.

Event held on Zoom; participants must have the link to join. 
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Genealogy Slam: Researching Your Family’s Property

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Medina Library
Medina Community Room A+B
Join us in person or virtually, as the MCDL Genealogy Team presents on three different avenues of property research, including land records, previous owners, and maps.  
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Meet Florence Nightingale, Mother of Nursing

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Buckeye Library
Buckeye Community Room
Florence Nightingale was a member of the British aristocracy who became a social reformer and the founder of modern nursing.  She came to prominence during the Crimean War, leading a group of nurses and tending to the soldiers wounded in that bloody conflict.

She brought respectability to the nursing profession and became an icon of Victorian culture.   Nurse, administrator, feminist and statistician – Florence is the best documented Victorian woman after Queen Victoria herself.  
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Genealogy Discussion Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Medina Library
Small 2nd Floor Conference Room 2A + 2B
Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. All are welcome! 
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Meet Cassie Chadwick, the High Priestess of Fraud

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Highland Library
Highland Community Room
Cassie Chadwick, the High Priestess of Fraud, the Queen of Ohio, the Duchess of Diamonds, begins her story anxious to get out of Cleveland, because the banks are calling in her loans. She tells her story about using her special gifts and talents to bilk dozens of people out of thousands of dollars, millions of dollars by convincing banks she was Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter. 
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VIRTUAL -- As American as Pumpkin Pie

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual
Join food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson for this special combined cooking demonstration and talk. Sarah will demonstrate the roasting of a sugar pie pumpkin and its transformation into real pumpkin pie, as well as a historical overview of the pumpkin, including its Indigenous origins and use in Colonial America, as well as its transformation into a modern autumn staple.

This event will be held on Zoom. You must have the Zoom information to participate. 
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