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Burton Library Closed Oct. 14

The Burton Public Library will be closed on Oct. 14 for staff in-service. The library will re-open on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.

Look, Lunch and Listen

The Geauga West Library will hold its next Look, Lunch and Listen program at noon Oct. 16 in the Eykyn Room. Bring lunch; coffee will be provided. All are welcome.

Todd Arrington, chief of interpretation and education at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, will present The Battle of Gettysburg. Arrington recently contributed to The Civil War Remembered, the National Park Service’s new official handbook for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Call 440-729-4250 for information.

Big Creek K-9 Search & Rescue

Will Rosch of The Big Creek Search Dog Team will be hosting a program at the Chardon Public Library at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 on the training and service of their volunteer K9 search and rescue team. The team responds to requests of various government agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels to search for missing people.

There will be a demonstration afterward using one of their service dogs. The free program is intended for children grade 3 through adults.

Registration is required by calling 440-285-7601 to register.

Medicare 101

The Middlefield Library will host Medicare 101 on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The presentation is an introductory overview of Medicare for those new to the program or looking to help a family member or friend.

Topics will include Medicare Parts A, B, C, D and Medicare supplementals. Adam Van Boxel, LSW, MSSA, of the Geauga Department on Aging and trained as an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program counselor, will be providing objective and up to date information.

The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High St.

Injeanious Aprons

Expert crafter Ruth Bede will demonstrate patterns and techniques for turning an old pair of jeans into a stylish new apron at a crafting program taking place Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chardon Public Library, 110 East Park St.

Call the library at 440-285-7601 to register and for a list of needed supplies. The program is free and open to the public.

Distinguished Speaker Event

Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire mysteries, is the 2013 Geauga County Library Foundation Distinguished Speaker. A wine-and-cheese reception with the author begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Notre Dame Education Center, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson. Johnsons presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the reception and program cost $20. Tickets for the program only cost $5 and are available at all county library locations and at the door. Deadline to purchase tickets for the wine and cheese reception is Nov. 11.

Based on the Walt Longmire mysteries, the television series Longmire recently finished its second season on A&E and has been renewed for a third year. It airs Mondays at 10 p.m.

The Walt Longmire series is available at GCPL in print and audio formats. GCPL also has the complete first season of the television series Longmire on DVD.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by The Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries.

Pumpkin-Carving Contest

Geauga County Public Library is celebrating the fall season with a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a literary or bookish theme into a pumpkin to be judged by board members of the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture.

Email a photo of the carved pumpkin along with the author and title of the book that was the inspiration by 5 p.m. Nov. 1 to

Photos may be displayed on the librarys Facebook page and website. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

The contest is open to library patrons all ages.

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