Schools & Libraries – November 1, 2012
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Geauga West Book Sale
The annual fall book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library begins Nov. 7 with the membersï¿½ preview from 4-6 p.m., followed by the open public sale from 6-8:30 p.m. Memberships are available at the door. The sale continues Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday is bag day; books are $3 per bag.
Books are priced at 25 cents for adult and childrenï¿½s pocket-sized paperbacks, 50 cents for childrenï¿½s hardback books and $1 for adult hardbacks and oversized paperbacks. Special books, such as collector books, first editions and recent best sellers, are priced individually.
Funds raised will benefit the Geauga West Library. For information, call 440-729-4250.
Hope: USO in WWII
Chardon Public Library is hosting a Veterans Day program, ï¿½Hope: USO in WWII,ï¿½ starring the Freedom Puppets at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Puppeteer Scott Beamï¿½s marionettes are fashioned in the likenesses of entertainers that toured on behalf of American troops during World War II in traveling USO Camp shows. Many famous stars volunteered their time and talents to support soldiers and sailors and to remind them that they would be welcomed home with open arms.
Produced with a grant from Indiana Arts Commission, the program is free and open to the public. Call the libraryï¿½s reference desk at 440-285-7601 to register.
Gingerbread House Contest
For over 20 years, the Burton Public Library has had a Gingerbread House-making contest. The contest has four categories: Adult, Teen, Child and Special, with cash prizes for first and second place in each category. Contest rules and entry forms are available in the library and online at www.burton.lib.oh.us.
Gingerbread houses are due at the library on Nov. 15 and will be on display at the library until Dec. 21.
For more information, call the library at 440-834-4466.
Cuddle Up For Book Sale
The Friends of the Chardon Library will be holding their annual Cuddle Up for Winter book sale Nov. 2-4 in the library's Bostwick room. Most hardbacks are 50 cents and paperbacks are 25 cents.
On Friday, there will be a member's only preview from 1-2 p.m. It is possible to join the Friends or renew membership at the door.
General book sale hours will be Friday from 2-5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Sunday is bag day; books are $3 a bag.
Online Shopping Class
Burton Public Library will host ï¿½Online Deals and Steals,ï¿½ a free class for adults on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The class will explore discounted retail sites, auctions, online coupon sites and free shipping offers.
Call the library at 440-834-4466 to register.
Lakeland Career Expo
Lakeland Community College is hosting the seventh annual Career Expo Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Athletic and Fitness Center on the college's campus, 7700 Clocktower Drive in Kirtland. More than 60 employers at the event will be looking for both degreed and skilled job candidates. The event is free and open to the public.
Call the Career Services Center at 440-525-7222 for more information and a list of employers attending, types of positions available and job fair success tips. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring resumes.
Free Preschool Registration
Peace Christian Preschool has openings in its pre-K and 3-year-old classes. Any new family registering in October or November will receive free registration.
It is a state licensed and National Lutheran Accredited School.
For more information, or to set up a tour, call 440-286-3310.
College Information Sessions
The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation is holding the following free sessions for high school students and their parents at the LEAF Resource Center, 8221 Auburn Road, Concord.
On Nov. 3 at 10 a.m., sophomores and their parents can learn how to be prepared for junior and senior years. Learn how to be proactive regarding the college process.
Then, on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., ï¿½Academics after High Schoolï¿½ will be presented to seniors and their parents. Learn differences between high school and college academics and expectations, as well as how to make the most of the college experience.
Reservations are required; capacity is limited. Please register online at www.leaf-ohio.org or by calling LEAF at 440-358-8045.
LEAF is a non-profit college access agency serving students of all ages with the financial aid process.