Schools & Libraries – February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Meet Mary Doria Russell
Best-selling author Mary Doria Russell will be speaking at the Geauga West Library on April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Eykyn Room. Her subject will be her recent book, "Doc," a mystery about the life of Southern aristocrat John Henry "Doc" Holliday.
There will be a book sale and signing before and after the event. The free event is open to the public, although a ticket will be required for admission. Space is limited; guests are asked to pre-register in person at the Reference Desk at Geauga West Library, starting March 4.
When all tickets are released, those interested will be added to a waiting list. People with tickets who find they cannot attend are asked to either return the ticket or call the Reference Desk so they can be transferred to people on the waiting list.
This program is funded by the Geauga West Friends of the Library. For more information, call the library at 440-729-4250.
Libraries Offer Fine Forgiveness
Patrons with overdue charges may visit or call their libraries within the Geauga County Public Library System to have fines waived March 9-17
All fines will be waived when patrons contact their library to have their cards cleared. Return all materials regardless of how long they have been overdue, and receive complete amnesty. Patrons who have lost materials may visit their library to pay a percentage of its replacement cost.
Related to this fine forgiveness event is Geauga County Public Library's migration to an improved electronic catalog system. As all records are moved from the catalog in use to the new, faster and more efficient environment, GCPL is updating patron records and gathering the most current information.
The only time GCPL offers fine forgiveness is when the library undergoes a massive electronic content migration such as the one in progress. Since this event is extremely rare, full pardon from overdue charges is not expected to occur again for many, many years.
March Events At Burton Library
The Burton Public Library announces the following programs for the months of March. Call 440-834-4466 for information or to register.
• Self-Defense Class, March 9, 10 a.m.
Taught by the Geauga County Sheriff's Department, this session features a classroom lesson followed by a hands-on practical workshop.
For women ages 15 and up, the class is limited to 20 participants.
• Do We Know Dewey? March 12, 4 p.m.
The Dewey Decimal System is used by 95 percent of public and school libraries and is the key to finding the information one needs worldwide. Designed for ages 10 - 100, this program will serve as an introduction or a refresher course to the Dewey Decimal System.
• March Book Sales
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold book sales March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale offers something for everyone, including books, magazines, music, movies, puzzles and more. March 24 is Bag Day.
• Kids Lego Club
The Children's Department will host an after school Lego Club for grades K-6 March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
• Storytimes For Little Ones
Programs continue during March and April. New participants are always welcome. Baby Rhyme Time meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Toddler Time meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.; All Aboard Storytime for ages 2-5 with caregiver meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime for 4 and 5 year-olds meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and Rockin' at the Library for 2-5 year olds and their families meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Chess Tournament Results
Division IV of the annual Friends of the Burton Public Library Chess Tournament was completed Feb. 23 by 24 participants.
Two players, Gary Gifford of Mentor and Nicholas Piazza of Wickliffe, won all four of their games. A playoff game determined Gifford to be the first place winner and Piazza to be the second place winner.
Five players won three games each. They are Saul Abritis of Parkman, Mark Brenizer of Madison, Jason Easterday of Burton, Kevin Ferris of Perry and Jeff Wright of Middlefield.
A series of tiebreakers and playoff games determined Wright to be the third place winner.
The Friends of the Burton Public Library thank all the participants who make the competition interesting and enjoyable.
Nursery School Registration
Newbury Nursery School is currently taking registrations for the 2013-14 school year. There are three, four and five day classes available for 3 to 5-year-olds.
Classes meet from 9:15-11:45 a.m. All classes will also take field trips in the fall and in the spring.
For more information, please contact 440-564-7499.
Student Spring Showcase
Auburn Career Center will be holding its first annual Student Spring Showcase March 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Auburn Career Center, in the presentation center of the main building, 8140 Auburn Road in Painesville.
Open to the public, there is an admission fee of $5 or three nonperishable canned foods. All profits from admission will be donated to the United Way of Lake County.
The goal of the event is to share the work of the students and faculty, as well as educate the community on the opportunities, programs and outcomes at Auburn. Students will prepare presentations and displays to demonstrate their coursework and skills learned through their respective programs.
Health Careers Job Fair
Lakeland Community College is holding a Health Careers Job Fair on March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Health Technologies Building on the main campus.
There is no registration required and the job fair is free and open to the public.
Participants will get the chance to meet with recruiters from many area health and local employment organizations and Lakeland Career Services job experts.
Job seekers should dress professionally and bring resumes.
For information, call 440-525-7222.
GEL breakfast March 1
Judge Forrest Burt, Sheriff Dan McClelland and Christian Klein, president of Company 119, will be the guest speakers at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (GEL) breakfast March 1 at 8 a.m. at the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon Troy Road in Burton.
They will be discussing Social Media in the Workplace and the World
Admission is free. Call Carol at 440-834- 3755 to R.S.V.P.