Geauga County Public Library
Youth ages 3-5 explore birds in a hands-on storytime and make their own Cheerio birdfeeder...
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Oct. 1, 10 a.m. • Bainbridge
Youth ages 3-5 explore birds in a hands-on storytime and make their own Cheerio birdfeeder.
Mobile Memory Lab Orientation
Oct. 1, 2 p.m. • Bainbridge
Use the Mobile Memory Lab to preserve memories. The orientation provides hands-on training. Attendance at an hour-long orientation is mandatory before booking appointments with the Mobile Memory Lab.
Party with the Partners
Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Administrative Center
Celebrate GCPL’s volunteer organization with a party and free family entertainment.
A Ghoulish Affair: Victorian Halloween Traditions
Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m. • Virtual
Lean about how Halloween has seen many changes over the years. Séances, interest in the supernatural, and game-filled parties are just a few of the ways Victorian era Americans celebrated.
Reading with Rover
Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to noon • Thompson
Read to a certified therapy dog to build upon reading skills.
4th and 5th Grade Book Club
Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. • Geauga West
Youth in grades 4-5 will pick up book in advance, then come for pizza and a fun-filled book discussion.
Geauga Skywatchers Club: Moonstruck
Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.• Bainbridge
Geauga Skywatchers Club is an astronomy club founded by Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society, Geauga County Library System, Burton Public Library, Geauga Park District and the Foundation for Geauga Parks, whose purpose is to promote scientific thinking to the young and young-at-heart through the study and practice of astronomy.
Slow Movement Yoga
Oct. 5, 10 a.m. • Bainbridge and Virtual
Classes designed around easy-to-follow movement.
Napkin Transfer Card
Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m.• Chardon
Turn a decorative paper napkin into a greeting card.
Estate Planning for Seniors
Oct. 5, 3 p.m. • Geauga West
Learn the basics of estate planning and how to protect and pass on one’s assets.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. • Bainbridge
Learn the basics of the Adobe Illustrator vector image software for marketing, logos and design.
Oct. 6, 7 p.m. • Chardon
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Discuss signs and prevention with the Cleveland Clinic.
Oct. 6, 7 p.m. • Geauga West
Join a discussion of “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig.
Film Discussion Club
Oct. 7, 2 p.m. • Geauga West
National Octopus Day
Oct. 7, 4-4:45 p.m.• Middlefield
Youth in grades K-5 celebrate all things octopus.
Beyond Cutting the Cable
Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. • Thompson
Examine the frontier that is streaming television.
November Holiday Tree Ornament
Oct. 7, 7 p.m. • Geauga West
Make ornaments for local veterans and Thanksgiving holiday tree.
Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Oct. 8, all day • Geauga West
Pick up a pumpkin and decorate it like one’s favorite book character/scene.
Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Middlefield
Get away from the chaos at home and spend the day at the library working on your scrapbooking, knitting or any unfinished project.
Girl Scout Badge-In-A-Day
Oct. 9, 10 a.m. • Bainbridge
Girl Scout Juniors can earn their Coding for Good 1 badge.
Oct. 11, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Bainbridge
Discuss “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Shirt Sleeve Pumpkin
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. • Middlefield
Make a quick and easy no-sew shirt sleeve pumpkin craft.
Succulents on a Pumpkin
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. • Bainbridge
Louise from Auburn Pointe Greenhouse will guide participants in creating a fall decoration.
The Beatles in Cleveland
Oct. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. • Chardon
Relive the excitement of Beatlemania for two of the wildest concerts in Cleveland and rock ‘n’ roll history.
Oct. 11, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge and Virtual
Join a holistic healer for healing guided meditations.
Doctor’s Appointment Preparation
Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m. • Geauga West
Presented by UH Geauga Medical Center, identify ways to be ready for doctor visits and what questions to ask to ensure best outcomes.
Geauga Genealogical Society
Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m. • Virtual
Learn what treasures lie within the pages of the 1950 Census.
Kombucha: Beyond the Brew
Oct. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. • Geauga West
Learn about flavoring kombucha in a second fermentation and using the brew beyond the beverage.
Grant Seeking Appointment
Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. • Bainbridge
Schedule a one-hour appointment with a librarian to get started seeking grants. Call the Bainbridge Reference Desk at 440-543-5611 to schedule.
AARP Smart Driver Course
Oct. 13, 12-4:30 p.m. • Middlefield
Refresh one’s know-how behind the wheel and possibly qualify for a multi-year discount on car insurance.
Club Ink Writing Workshop
Oct. 13, 6-8:30 p.m. • Chardon
Writers, join those who are interested in critiquing work while sharing experiences, information and ideas.
The Six Wives of Henry the VIII
Oct. 13, 7 p.m. • Geauga West
Learn about King Henry VIII and his six wives in “Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.”
Yoga for Beginners
Oct. 13, 10 a.m. • Bainbridge and Virtual
Confessions of a Hospice Nurse
Oct. 14, 6 p.m. • Thompson
Join Thompson author and registered nurse Rachel Kuehn as she discusses her experiences as a hospice nurse.
Oct. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. • Virtual
Join Secret Tea Society’s certified tea specialist Angela Strach-Gotthardt to learn the nuance and history of tea.
Building the Lake Branch
Oct. 14, 7 p.m. • Chardon
Local author Dan Rager will present from his new book “Building the Lake Branch”associated with the Grand River.
Oct. 14, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge
Yoga for kids in grades K-5.
Inspiration Station Training Sessions and Programs
The Inspiration Station, the maker space at our Bainbridge Branch, is a place where patrons can use specific equipment to independently explore, design, and create.
Training sessions are mandatory for using Inspiration Station equipment.
Patrons must have a Clevnet or GCPL library card to sign the user agreement at the end of the session.
Some trainings require a guardian, depending on patron age. The guardian must also attend the training before helping a minor with the equipment.
Independently explore one’s creativity and get started with the basics.
Questions? Call 440-543-5611 or email InspirationStation@geaugalibrary.net
Oct. 4, 2 p.m.: Direct-to-Fabric Printer Training
Oct. 4, 3 p.m.: Cricut and Heat Press Training
Oct. 12, 6 p.m.: Large Format Printer/Cutter and Heat Press Training
Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press Training