Geauga County Public Library
September 30, 2021 by Staff Report

Youth ages 3-5 explore birds in a hands-on storytime and make their own Cheerio birdfeeder...

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Bird Lab

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.

Wellness Wednesdays

Oct. 6, 7 p.m. • Chardon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Discuss signs and prevention with the Cleveland Clinic.

Book Discussion

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

Discuss “Strait-Jacket.”

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.

Library Lock-in

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.

Book Discussion

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.

Meditation Mondays

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.

Autumn Teatime

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 bookBuilding the Lake Branch”associated with the Grand River.

Elementary Yoga 

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

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