Schools & Libraries – November 8, 2012
Thursday, November 08, 2012
LEAF Info Session
The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation will hold a free scholarship session for high school seniors and their parents. The session will provide tips on how to find and apply for college scholarships.
The session will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the LEAF Resource Center, 8221 Auburn Road, Concord. It will be repeated at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28.
Reservations are required; capacity is limited. Register online at www.leaf-ohio.org or call LEAF at 440-358-8045 to reserve a seat.
LEAF is a non-profit college access agency serving students of all ages with the financial aid process.
Free Preschool Registration
Peace Christian Preschool has openings in its pre-K and 3-year-old classes. Any new family registering in 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.
Friends Fall Book Sale
The Geauga West Friends of the Library's annual fall book sale continues Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Nov. 10 is $3 Bag Day with hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Friends have received a large donation of art books as well as many books about China, and a gift table will have adult and children's books, puzzles and other gift ideas, just in time for the holidays.
Many hardback and paperback books of all kinds for adults and children, as well as games, puzzles and prints will be on sale.
Geauga West Library is at 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.
"Hope: USO in WWIIï"
Chardon Public Library's Veterans Day program is a marionette puppet variety show for all ages. It takes place at 2 p.m. Nov. 11.
Puppeteer Scott Beam's 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.
The United States entered World War II in 1941. To keep contact with civilian life and promote healthy morale, the United Service Organizations Camp Show toured with entertainment in active combat zones.
Bob Hope, popular in Vaudeville and movies, took his radio show to the troops at March Field and a tradition began. As American troops went to war, the Bob Hope Show went with them.
Many other entertainers from stage, screen and radio went on tour to bring a piece of home to those serving in distant lands. Among the stars that put on shows for the soldiers and sailors were Jack Benny, Laurel and Hardy, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Kate Smith, The Andrews Sisters, Ray Bolger and Marlene Dietrich.
This program is free and open to the public. The Chardon Library is at 110 East Park St. on Chardon Square. Call the library's reference desk at 440-285-7601 to register for this program.
Scrapbook Crop will be held at Chardon Library on Nov. 17 from 1-4:30 p.m.
Bring your photos and supplies. Come and share ideas during an afternoon of scrapbook fun. The libraryï¿½s Ellison die machine will be available.
This program is free and open to the public, but this session is limited to 25.
The Chardon Library is at 110 East Park St. on Chardon Square. Sign up at the Chardon Library Reference Desk or register by calling 440-285-7601.
Online Shopping Class
Burton Public Library will host "Online Deals and Steals," 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.