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College Information Session The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation will hold a free session for high school sophomores and their parents regarding how to be prepared…

College Information Session

The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation will hold a free session for high school sophomores and their parents regarding how to be prepared for junior and senior years, and different educational options available to the students. Learn how to be proactive regarding the college process.

The session will be held on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at the LEAF Resource Center, 8221 Auburn Road in Concord.

Reservations are required; capacity is limited. Register online at www.leaf-ohio.org or call LEAF at 440-358-8045 to reserve a seat.

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 lori.weber@geaugalibrary.info. 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.

Cuddle Up For Book Sale

The Friends of the Chardon Library will be holding their annual Cuddle Up for Winter book sale Nov. 1-3 in the librarys Bostwick room. Most hardbacks are 50 cents and paperbacks are 25 cents. The library has received a special donation of science fiction, religion and history books.

On Friday, there will be a members only preview from 9-10 a.m. It is possible to join the Friends or renew membership at the door.

General book sale hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 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.

Proceeds support the librarys programs and events.

Geauga West Library Programs

The Geauga West Library is at 13455 Chillicothe Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440-729-4250 or register in person.

The Geauga West Friends of the Library have swags and trees available for the annual decorating contest and silent auction. The contest is open to individuals, organizations and businesses.

Participants may dress one or more trees or swags and may obtain them at the Geauga West Library Information Desk. Categories are: Angels on High, Cozy Christmas, Decking the Tree, and Snowflakes a Many. Entry deadline is Nov. 2.

The fully decorated trees and swags will then be on view and up for bid until Dec. 8.

The library is also grateful to the Chagrin Valley Quilters for their donation of three lap-sized quilts, and will also receive silent auction bids. All proceeds will benefit the Geauga West Library and its programs.

Magazines for Tablet Computer: Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Zinio is the librarys app to read selected magazines on iPad, Kindle Fire or Nexus tablet. Bring eReader to class to learn how to load the app and use the Zinio service. Program designed for adults.

Genealogy Lock-In: Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m. Bring family tree charts and notes for an opportunity to use library computers and databases for an uninterrupted ancestry hunting session. Staff available for assistance. Designed for adults, registration is required.

Book Discussion: Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Growing Up Laughing, by Marlo Thomas.

Family Storytime: Oct. 24, 7 p.m. This storytime is just a little bit spooky, sometimes silly and is just in time for Halloween. Program designed for family.

History P.I.s: Who are the Americans?: Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Geauga West Library, the Chesterland Historical Foundation and the Indian Museum of Lake County have teamed up to bring a program about the early American settlers. Learn about their lives, families and more. Registration required. Program designed for family.

Animal tales: Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Stories from many lands with animal heroes. Presented by the Largely Literary Co. Program designed for family.

Turkey Trot: Nov. 18-21. Come trot the way into Thanksgiving with a special week of storytimes. Times are the same as the fall schedule.

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