Geauga County Public Library
February 8, 2024 by Staff Report

The Winter Reading program is back for another snow-filled year..

Programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Include an email and phone number when registering for programs to receive updates about all programs. Visit

Winter Reading

Jan. 1 – Feb. 29

The Winter Reading program is back for another snow-filled year. Register and complete a book or activity log each week to be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the event.

Mini-Golf at the Library

March 9 and 10 • Bainbridge

Fore! GCPL’s adult and family Mini-Golf at the Library events are back and better than ever. Join on March 9 for the adult event for fun with friends, adult beverages, music and more, and then come back the next day, March 10, for an entertaining day with the family at the family mini-golf event.

Purchase tickets online.

Discussion Groups

No registration is required.

  • Middlefield, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m., “The First Ladies” by Marie Benedict and “Victoria” by Christopher Murray
  • Chardon, Feb. 10, 2 p.m., “The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Bainbridge, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., “Someone Else’s Shoes” by Jojo Moyes
  • Virtual, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., “The Book That Wouldn’t Burn” by Mark Lawrence
  • Thompson, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., “The Book of Two Ways” by Jodi Picoult
  • Bainbridge, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., “The Golden Couple” by Greer Hendricks
  • Chardon, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., “The Cartographers” by Peng Shepherd

Peppa Pig Party

Feb. 10, 10-11 a.m. • Bainbridge

All ages will enjoy celebrating everyone’s favorite pig, Peppa Pig, with stories, crafts and games. No registration is required.

Redesigning Work and Retirement

Feb. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Bainbridge

For those feeling stuck or uncertain about their future, now is the time to join Encore NEO and learn how to transform one’s life for the better. No registration is required.

Candy Magnet

Feb. 12, 4-4:45 p.m. • Middlefield

Teens in grades 6-12 will use their creativity to make a cute candy magnet.

Let’s Go Bananas

Feb. 13, 3-4 p.m. • Geauga West

Teens in grades 6-12 will celebrate National Banana Day with tasty snacks and fun crafts.

The History of Chagrin Falls Park

Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Virtual

Join John Bourisseau, historian for the Chagrin Falls Historical Society, on Zoom and listen as he details the history of the Chagrin Falls Park community and its trials and tribulations.

iPhone & iPad Basics

Feb. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Thompson

Stop by and have all your questions answered.

Happy Year of the Dragon

Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m. • Chardon

Youth in grades 3-5 will celebrate the Chinese New Year with crafts and party fun.

Mittens, Mittens, Mittens

Feb. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Geauga West

Families may join for a reading of Jan Brett’s “The Mitten” and practice their sewing skills by making fleece mittens.


Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m. • Geauga West

Puzzle lovers will create, solve and discover puzzles of all kinds.

Hiking Grandma

Feb. 21, 7-8 p.m. • Virtual

Join on Zoom to appreciate the accomplishments of Emma Gatewood, Ohio’s “Hiking Grandma,” who walked the entirety of the Appalachian Trail in 1955.