Geauga County Public Library
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.