Geauga County Public Library
May 16, 2019 by Staff Report

Come for stories, games, crafts and to meet the Taco Dragon.

Programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Visit

Bainbridge Branch

7222 Snyder Road, Bainbridge Township, 440-543-5611.

CV Herb Society Sale

May 18, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

Taco Dragon Party

May 19, 2 p.m.  

Come for stories, games, crafts and to meet the Taco Dragon. All ages.

Lego Fun

May 20, 6:30 p.m.

For youth in grades K-5.

Yoga for Beginners

May 31, 9:30-11 a.m.
A local yoga instructor will teach routines with different poses to adults 65 and under. Bring a mat and any props. Waiver is required.


Chardon Branch

110 East Park St., Chardon, 440-285-7601.

You and Me Art

May 17, 10 a.m. – noon 

Geauga County Early Intervention / Help Me Grow presents a morning of sensory exploration for birth through 3-year-olds, with a caregiver. 
Quilt Block Party

May 18, 10 a.m. – noon

Bring a sewing machine and any show-and-tell pieces one has. This month’s project is strip-pieced double hourglass quilt top.

Dementia Care Training

May 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association presents an overview of Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Learn effective communication, get ideas on how to engage those with cognitive problems and find strategies for managing behavior. Family and professional caregivers are welcome.

Gaming Party

May 24, 2:30 p.m.
Youth in grades 3-5 will celebrate the start of summer break with the library’s video games and old-school board and card games.

Perennial Exchange

May 25, 10 a.m.
Bring five plants or more, labeled and in containers and take home the same number of plants. Bring plants in from 9-10 a.m.

Still Life Art

May 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Practice drawing technique and learn about shapes, composition and shading. Charcoal and paper provided. All skill levels welcome. May’s focus is flora and fauna


Geauga West Branch

13455 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, 440-729-4250.

Book Buddy Training

May 21, 2:45 or 4:15 p.m.
Youth in grades 5-12 may volunteer to have younger students read to them this summer. The training will explain the program that is a popular way to earn service hours.

Therapy Dogs for Stress Relief

May 21, 3:30-5 p.m.
Bring friends on a study break and meet some therapy dogs that will melt away any end-of-year test anxiety.

Five Retirement Questions

May 21, 7 p.m.
Find out what five questions everyone should answer about retirement income before retirement. Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Heavy appetizers.

Personal Data Workshop

May 23, 7 p.m.
Bring one’s smartphone or other device and learn how they collect data, what they do with it and how to regain one’s privacy using device settings and other good online practices.

Resume Writing Workshop

May 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presented by Ohio Means Jobs, learn basic resume-writing skills, how to restructure a resume, formatting tricks, how to write a targeted resume, what employers look for and the new resume etiquette.


Middlefield Branch

16167 East High St., Middlefield, 440-632-1961.

Legacy Software and Wall Charts

May 22, 2-4 p.m.
Desktop software enables genealogists to perform tasks that can’t be done with online trees. Cheryl McClellan, GCPL genealogist, will demonstrate how to navigate, enter data, create charts and interface with big online databases, using top-rated Legacy Family Tree software.

Early Architecture in Western Reserve

May 30, 6 p.m.
Historic architectural artist Lynn Vandevort presents a program about early architecture in the Western Reserve.


Newbury Station

14775 Auburn Road, Newbury, 440-564-7552.

Encore NEO 50+ Expo

May 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet numerous organizations that support Geauga’s “encore” citizens, people over age 50 who are reimagining their lives and careers. Breakout sessions will address the state of aging, housing and transportation, making a living after 50 and wellness and learning. There will be food and prizes.