ADULT PROGRAMS Book Chat at McKinley Birthplace Home , Mondays, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. OR at Niles S.C.O.P.E., Thursdays, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, 3 p.m. December: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate January: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese February: The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan Morning Mysteries Second Thursday of the Month, 10 a.m. Dec. 12: Guest speaker Amanda Flower, author of many cozy mysteries Jan. 9: The Cold Dish (1 st Walt Longmire mystery) by Craig Johnson Feb. 13: Grace Under Pressure (1 st Manor House Mystery) by Julie A. Hyzy History Book Club Wednesdays, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. December: The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson January: Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien February: If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley Knit One, Crochet Too! Wednesdays, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, 2:30—4:30 p.m. Bring your project and spend time with others who enjoy working with yarn. Share your ideas and discover others’ favorite items to create. Lessons are not available. One-on-One Technology Help in the Library Tuesdays, appt. times from 3—5 p.m. Let our technology educator help you with laptops, smartphones, e-readers, and more! Please call 330-652-1704 ext. 3 to make an appointment. McKinley Birthplace Home—Open Hours Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. Closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31, Jan. 1, 20 Guided tours are given at the listed times and self-guided tours are available from 10 a.m.—12 p.m. and 1—4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please call ahead for groups of 10 or more. Tours are available on other days by appointment. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 330-652-1704 ext. 6. Unless otherwise noted, all adult programs are held in the McKinley Birthplace Home. For more information, or to register for programs, please call (330) 652-1704 ext. 3. 7th Annual McKinley Christmas: details on front page Holiday Gingerbread House Contest for All Ages Entries accepted in the Library through December 7. Entries on display in the Library through January 2. Showcase your creativity and holiday spirit by creating a ginger- bread building or train. Entry forms with rules and prize infor- mation are available at the reference desk and at www.mcklib.org/GingerbreadContest. Morning Mysteries Meet-and-Greet with Author Amanda Flower Thursday, Dec. 12, 10—11 a.m. Join us as we meet Amanda Flower (pen name Isabella Alan), a USA Today bestselling, Agatha Award-winning American writer of over twenty-five cozy mystery novels. Amanda is a former librarian with fifteen years of experience in Northeast Ohio. Take Back Your Wallet: Debt Management Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30—7:30 p.m. Whether you’ve been struggling with debt for a while or just spent too much over the holidays, join us as Vickie Mason from Farmers National Bank explains how to regain control of your finances. Please call to register. McKinley’s 177th Birthday Party Saturday, Jan. 25, 2—4 p.m. Come and share a birthday cupcake and beverage with us as we celebrate the birthday of our nation’s 25th president. At 2 p.m., President McKinley, portrayed by Mike Wilson, will discuss his relationship with his mother and will read some of the letters that he wrote to her. Questions and answers will follow. Creative Writing 201: The Basics of Storytelling Saturday, Feb. 1, 2—3:30 p.m. Join us as we learn the art of storytelling! Presented by Lisa Didi- ano, M.F.A. in Creative Writing and owner of the Paperback Shack in Niles, this program is for writers of all skill levels. Pens and note sheets will be provided. Please call to register. Presidents’ Day Meet and Greet Monday, Feb. 17, 2—4 p.m. Join us at the McKinley Birthplace Home to test your knowledge of presidential trivia and to visit with President McKinley, portrayed by Mike Wilson. The home will be open for tours from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Back to School: FAFSA Help for Non-Traditional Students Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6—7 p.m. Interested in going back to school, but have no idea how to pay for it? This program is for you! Join us as Nicolette Fenlock, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management and Student Services at Kent State University Trumbull, explains how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please call to register.