Geauga County Public Library
July 8, 2021 by Staff Report

Multiple days and times throughout the month with both in-person and virtual options...

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Multiple days and times throughout the month with both in-person and virtual options. All ages are welcome.

Inspiration Station

Multiple virtual training sessions throughout the month for individual pieces of equipment. The Maker Space housed at the Bainbridge Branch contains 10 pieces of high-tech equipment for a variety of creative pursuits. Training is required before use.

Photography Contest for Teens

Photography contest for Geauga teens in grades 6-12 capturing the theme “Summer Fun.” Enter on our website. Submissions will be accepted through July 31.



Outdoor StoryWalk

July 1 – 31, all day

Geauga West Branch

Enjoy the outdoor StoryWalk on library grounds.

Reading with Rover

July 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Thompson Branch

Readers of all ages build confidence in their reading skills reading to a therapy dog. No registration is required.

Outback Ray

July 24, 11 a.m.

Bainbridge Branch

Join to watch Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show.

Space Explorers

July 27, 7 p.m.

Chardon Branch

Take a trip to space with a day of out of this world crafts, games and contests that are fun for the whole family.

Family Seed Bomb Craft

July 29, 6 p.m.

Geauga West Branch

Join on the patio to learn how to make seed bombs that grow wildflowers.



Chair Yoga

July 15, 2-3:15 p.m.

Join local yoga instructor Ann Vickers for chair postures.

Left of Center Book Group

July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Join a discussion of “The Constant Rabbit” by Jasper Fforde.

Financial Planning

July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Learn about mutual funds, fees, individual securities, 529 plans and more.
Presented by Dee A. Price, MS FP, of Affinity Financial LLC, registered investment advisor.

Toys for Tails

July 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth in grades 3-5 will make toys for cats and dogs and hear stories.

Caps for Sale

July 16, 10 a.m.

Wear a hat and together we will read Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.


July 16, 2 p.m.

Learn more about the signs, symptoms, causes, prevention and consequences of dehydration from UH Geauga Medical Center.

Quilt Block Party

July 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Learn how to make a double pocket sewing machine caddy.

Leap Into Science

July 19, 1 p.m.

Explore the science of light and shadows through hands-on activities and books through a program from The Franklin Institute Science Museum.


July 20, 1 p.m.

Youth in grades 3-8 will learn how to make easy packable lunches to take on a picnic.

Book Discussion

July 20, 6:30 p.m.

Discuss “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald.

Christmas in July

July 20, 7 p.m.

Join librarian Eric Coulbourne as he guides participants through the history of Christmas music.

Cookbook Club

July 21, 6:30 p.m.

Check out a new cookbook from the library and pick a recipe to make. Share the creation and thoughts on the dish.

Prairie Wildflowers and Pollinators

July 22, 6 p.m.

Learn about native plants and their importance for pollinators.

Book Discussion

July 22, 7 p.m.

Discuss “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig.

Saturday Morning Plastikcon

July 24, 10 a.m.

The adult group for all things “geek” culture will discuss entry points for comics, including how to get started and how to catch up.

Take and Make: STEM Challenge

July 26, all day

Youth in grades K-5 will take part in a STEM activity with pipe stem cleaners and an animal challenge card.

A is for ARTS

July 27, 1 p.m.

Children ages 3-5 years with a caregiver will bring children’s literature to life through creative movement, theatre and music. Program is provided in partnership with Fairmount Center for the Arts with the support of the Ohio Arts Council and the Lake-Geauga Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Tween Art

July 27, 3:30 p.m.

Youth in grades 3-8 learn how to use natural dyes to create art.

Yoga for Beginners  

July 27, 7 p.m.

Join local yoga instructor Dawn Dole on Zoom for this beginner’s class.

Rain Gardens

July 28, 7 p.m.

Discuss the benefits of rain gardens. Presented by Holden Forests and Gardens.

Bad Movie Night

July 29, 7 p.m.

Join for discussion of “Christmas Belle.”

Harry Potter Birthday

July 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday, participants will explore selections from “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” through shadow puppetry.