Events Calendar

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Geauga County Public Library! All events are open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Chesterland Tavern
Saturday, Jul. 14, 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, July 14        

Offsite Event: Membership has its privileges. Grab your Geauga County library card and head out to the Chesterland Tavern between 5-8 pm. By simply presenting your GCPL library card, you will get a free appetizer! Stick around to enjoy some classic rock with the band No Control.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Newbury Schools Auditorium
Saturday, Jul. 21, 1:00 pm
Celebrate summer reading adventures with GCPL's systemwide annual Madcap Puppet show "Rumpelstiltskin"
Saturday, July 21 2018
1:00 pm
Newbury Schools Auditorium
Free and open tothe public, all ages.  Registration not required
Thursday, Apr. 26
The last Thursday of each month during 2018 stop into the library and guess which year we're reliving. Clues can be found in the books, movies, and music we have on display, and maybe even employees' style of dress. Guess the year correctly and be entered to win a prize drawing.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:00 a.m.
All ages with caregiver
Thursdays 10 a.m.
No registration required
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:00 a.m.
All ages
If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want to come to the library for a party!  Join us for some fun with the Mouse costume character from this Laura Numeroff classic.
No registration required
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10:00 am
or call (440) 729-4250.
Storytime for ages birth to 18 months with caregiver
Thursday at 10:00 am
No story time the week of spring break March 26th - 30th
Geauga West Library
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 26, 10 am
Ages 3-5.  No registration required.
Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 26, 11 am
Ages 18 months 3 years, with caregiver.  No registration required.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 11:30 AM
or call (440) 564-7552.
Join us for a special story time for kids of all ages. Our friends from Holden Arboretum will entertain us with tree-related stories and fun activites to get kids excited about Arbor Day.
Pizza and pages
Thursday, Apr. 26, 4 p.m.
Grades 3-8
Come discuss The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez and eat pizza
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6:00 pm
or call (440) 729-4250.
Just for Third Graders!
Improve reading skills with a mix of fiction, nonfiction, fun and snacks.
Spring Session
No story time the week of spring break March 26th - 30th
Geauga West Library
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6 pm
or call (440) 632-1961.
Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to a teen volunteer.  Grades 1-3.  Thursdays, Feb 1- April 26, 6 PM.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6:30 p.m.
or call (440) 543-5611.
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Thursday / April 26 / 6:30 p.m.
Registration Required

Bring your ancestor to life with details found in on-line and off-line local records! Learn what can be found in tax lists, tax maps, family files, historic newspapers, locally generated indexes and other less-known resources. A Geauga County family serves as an example. 
Thursday, Apr. 26, 7:00 p.m.
or call (440) 729-4250.
Visit the library on Thursday April 26th at 7:00 pm and meet the famous mouse that got the books rolling, Laura Numeroff first book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" character will be at the library for a fun time.  We will read the story, and have some fun activities!  Remember to bring your camera!
Thursday April 26th at 7:00pm
Family event
Geauga West Library
Poetry Games
Thursday, Apr. 26, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 632-1961.
Reading and discussion of poems will lead to trying a number of techniques and “games” to help generate poems in real time. Come see how the element of play can open new poetic doors. Led by Patrick Culliton, MFA and author of Sam’s Teeth
Friday, Apr. 27, 2 pm Roman Mosaic Art
or call (440) 632-1961.

Homeschool: Art school

Grades K - 12


Fridays: 2 p.m.

Art through the ages: Take a journey through the history of ancient art. Learn and create.

Jan. 19:  Prehistoric cave art

Feb. 16: Egyptian art

March 16:  Greek pottery designs

April 27: Roman mosaic art

Friday, Apr. 27, 10 am - 12 pm
Let the kids mess up someone elses house!  The library playgroup is for toddlers and preschools and their parents/caregivers.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and adult conversation while your little ones paly and make new friends.  Parents/caregivers and their children ages 0-5.  No registration required.  Fridays, 10 am-12 pm
Friday, Apr. 27, 10:30am (1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27)
or call (440) 632-1961.
Beat cabin fever and bring your grandkids for a Friday morning outing.
We'll start the morning off with a story and end with a craft. The best part is we "clean up the mess".
10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime
Saturday, Apr. 28, 10 am
All ages.  No registration required.
Northcoast Writers&r
Lake Erie College
Saturday, Apr. 28, 11 a.m.
or call (440) 632-1961.

Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel “Orphan Train,” will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase on Saturday, April 28, at Lake Erie College in Painesville.

Kline’s keynote will cap a day in which readers and aspiring writers can interact with several published authors, ask them questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing.

Participating authors include Funky Winkerbean writer and illustrator Tom Batiuk, local newscaster Romona Robinson, “Dead Key” and “Unclaimed Victim” author D.M. Pulley, and more.

The showcase begins at 11 a.m. in the college’s Arthur S. Holden Center. Authors will have their books available for sale and signing. Throughout the afternoon, people can join workshops led by the authors in attendance.

Kline’s talk will begin at 3 p.m. at Lake Erie College’s Morley Music Hall. She will be available for book signing and photo opportunities following her presentation.

GCPL's Fun Bus Bookmobile will be on site from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sponsored by The Northcoast Writers’ Showcase is hosted by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries, a group of ten public libraries in Lake and Geauga that have partnered to promote the arts, creativity and enthusiasm for learning in the region. Lake Erie College and the Lubrizol Foundation are also proud sponsors. .
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