Geauga County Public Library
September 1, 2022 by Staff Report

Teens in grades 5-12 will enjoy games, trivia, movies and pizza...

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Teen and Tweens Night

Sept. 1 and 15, 6-9 p.m. • Thompson 

Teens in grades 5-12 will enjoy games, trivia, movies and pizza.

Book Discussions

  • Geauga West, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., “Sankofa” by Chibundu Onuzo.
  • Middlefield, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.
  • Bainbridge, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m., “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon.
  • Bainbridge, Sept. 12, 10 a.m., “Smile” by Sara Ruh.
  • Virtual, Sept. 12, 2 p.m., “Smile” by Sara Ruh.
  • Thompson, Sept. 13, 2 p.m., “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins.
  • Bainbridge, Sept. 15, 2 p.m.7 p.m., No Homework Book Club, pick a book.

Inspiration Station Trainings

Housed at the Bainbridge Branch, the Inspiration Station is a library Maker Space that offers equipment for patrons to engage, design and create with. Prior to utilizing a piece of equipment, a training session must first be attended.

  • Virtual, Sept. 7, 1 p.m.: Direct to Garment Printer
  • Virtual, Sept. 7, 2 p.m.: Cricut and Heat Press
  • Bainbridge, Sept. 13, 6 p.m.: Embroidery Machine
  • Virtual, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.: 3D Scanner
  • Virtual, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.: Laser Engraver

Library Lock-In

Sept. 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Middlefield

Spend the day at the library while working on a project.

Slow Movement Yoga

Sept. 6, 10 a.m. • Bainbridge & Virtual

Join local yoga instructor Ann Vickers for classes designed around easy-to-follow movement.

Extraordinary Old Testament Women 

Sept. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. • Thompson

Each session will introduce two women and their memorable accomplishments.

Ask a Therapist

Sept. 6, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge

An informational and relatable discussion on mental health led by Victoriya Reich, LISW-S. Ask questions, participate in discussion and inquire about resources in the community.

Genealogy Assistance

Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. • Chardon

Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to noon.

Experience one-on-one genealogy assistance with a GCPL local and family history specialist.

Club Ink Writing Workshop

Sept. 7, 6-8:30 p.m. • Chardon

Join with creators of all genres who are interested in critiquing work while sharing experiences, information and ideas. Both aspiring authors and seasoned veterans are welcome.

Getting Bees Ready for Fall and Winter

Sept. 7, 6 p.m. • Middlefield

Instructor Trish Harness will discuss what the hive should look like now and how to have it prepared for the coming seasons.

Harry Potter: Tournament of Wizards

Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. • Chardon

Come and join fellow wizards on Chardon Square to compete and win prizes. Costumes are encouraged.

Charcuterie Board Competition

Sept. 7, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge

Create boards at home and bring them to the library for judging and enjoyment.

Kit’s Book Club

Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m. • Geauga West

Youth in grades K-2 may join to read and discuss a book, craft and play a few games.

Some More S’mores

Sept. 8, 4-4:45 p.m. • Middlefield

Youth in grades K-5 will play games and make s’mores.

Crafting Night

Sept. 8, 7 p.m. • Chardon

Join fellow crafters to work on projects.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Sept. 9, 6 p.m. • Geauga West

Youth in grades preK-3 may bring their favorite stuffed animals to a special story time, then tuck them in for a sleepover. The next morning, pick up the stuffed friend from 10-11:30 a.m. and enjoy a light breakfast.

Lifeact – Preventing Youth Suicide

Sept. 10, 2 p.m. • Bainbridge

The program covers recognizing the warning signs of depression and suicide, teaching the skills needed to persuade someone to get help.

Messy Mondays

Sept. 12, 10 a.m. • Thompson

Join outdoors for arts and crafts.

Fandom Mondays: Minecraft IRL

Sept. 12, 4 p.m. • Chardon

Teens in grades 6-12 will test their skills as an architect, develop creative skills for fanfiction and fantasy writing and join a team of superheroes to solve a villain’s cryptic puzzles to save the library.

Meditation Mondays

Sept. 12, 7 p.m. • Virtual 

Join holistic healer and life coach Jan Webber through a guided meditation, Communicate and Manage Time.

Classic Movie Mondays

Sept. 12, 1-3 p.m. • Thompson

Join every Monday afternoon through Dec. 19 for a classic movie.

Inspiration Station Presentation

Sept. 12, 6 p.m. • Bainbridge & Virtual

The presentation will cover using maker space equipment for project ideas for personalized gifts, marketing promotions for a business and more.

Geauga Skywatchers: Nebulas

Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. • Chardon

Join the astronomy presentation series promoting scientific thinking to the young and young-at-heart through the study and practice of astronomy.

Homeschool Art

Sept. 13, 2-2:45 p.m. • Middlefield

Youth in grades 1-12 will learn to draw some fun animals with step-by-step instructions.

Caramel Apple Bar

Sept. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. • Geauga West

Teens in grades 6-12 will make caramel apple creations.

Trying Times: Author Talk

Sept. 13, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge

Written with Carlo Wolff, Terry Gilbert’s memoir attests to the two Americas that Americans inhabit: one for the wealthy and powerful and the other for minorities and the poor.

Geauga Genealogy Society

Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. • Chardon

Learn what is new in the Anderson Allyn History and Genealogy Room.

Homeschool English

Sept. 14, 11 a.m. • Bainbridge

Teens in grades 6-12 may join for a lesson in nonfiction essay writing and learn tips that can be applied to everything from state exams to in-class journaling.

Find Your Ancestors

Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. • Chardon

Learn how to begin researching family’s history. Family history documents will be explored such as census, military records, immigration forms and more.

Buying Your First Home

Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. • Middlefield

Join Keller Williams Realtors Tim Ambrose and Rory Flynn for an informational session on the steps needed to find and buy a first home.

Creative Writing at the Library

Sept. 14, 7-8:15 p.m. • Bainbridge

Bring one’s own pieces or some favorite works by other authors. Prompts will be provided for some in-house writing.

Tiny Hands Sensory and Art Club

Sept. 15, 10-10:45 a.m. • Chardon

Babies ages 9-18 months with a caregiver will enjoy a few short stories and an open-ended process art project.

Caring for the Caregiver

Sept. 15, 3 p.m. • Geauga West

Caregivers will learn more about caregiver tips, tools and community resources. Presented by Dawn Damante, coordinator of geriatric program and NICHE, of University Hospitals.

International Dot Day

Sept. 15, 4-4:45 p.m. • Middlefield

Youth in grades K-4 will celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration with multimedia art activities.

Insect Extravaganza

Sept. 15, 7 p.m. • Geauga West

Presented by Geauga Park District, enjoy an interactive discussion on creepy, crawly, backyard neighbors.

Third Thursday Business Social

Sept. 15, 9-11 a.m. • Geauga West

Chester, Russell and Newbury area businesses join for a business networking opportunity the third Thursday of each month. Coffee and donuts are provided.