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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Bainbridge Branch, Gardiner Center 9421 Bainbridge Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Monday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
or call (440) 543-5611.
Presented by the Bainbridge Branch at the Gardner Center
All Ages
Monday, January 21  2 p.m.
Registration Required.
Join us for a community panel discussion of experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. This will be a moderated panel with a question and answer sessions following the panel interview. Hear multiple perspectives and gain a better understanding of what it was like to live during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsored by Geauga County Library Foundation.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
or call (440) 543-5611.
Learn about the wonderful resources and programs that Geauga County has to offer for our aging community, including the University Hospitals Age Well Be Wll membership club.
Fairmount Center for
Saturday, Mar. 16, 2 p.m.
Sat., March 16, 2 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring students - from beginners to advanced - from Fairmount Center for the Arts. Students will perform a variety of music from classical and even some pop! Featured instruments will include piano, voice, violin, and even ukulele. Free and open to the community. Refreshments too!
An afternoon of danc
Saturday, Mar. 30, 2 p.m.
Sat., March 30, 2 p.m.

Continue Geauga Library's celebration of the arts with an afternoon of dance! Join us for a special dance performance presented by Fairmount Dance Company, directed by Kate Webb (Fairmount Dance Company and dancer with Verb Ballets). The Fairmount Dance Company is comprised of dancers who are enrolled at Fairmount Center for the Arts. This afternoon of dance will showcase the dance styles of ballet, jazz, modern and more. Performance is free and open to the community. For more information on dance at Fairmount Center for the Arts visit
Meet the author: Hud
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 7 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
Meet Huda Al-Marashi, author of First Comes Marriage.  
Huda will read from her debut memoir followed by a presentation on why she writes from personal experience and how to persevere on the long but rewarding journey to publication. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 
When Huda meets Hadi, the boy she will ultimately marry, she is six years old. Both are the American-born children of Iraqi immigrants, who grew up on opposite ends of California.
Hadi considers Huda his childhood sweetheart, the first and only girl he’s ever loved, but Huda needs proof that she is more than just the girl Hadi’s mother has chosen for her son. She wants what many other American girls have—the entertainment culture’s almost singular tale of chance meetings, defying the odds, and falling in love. She wants stolen kisses, romantic dates, and a surprise proposal. As long as she has a grand love story, Huda believes no one will question if her marriage has been arranged.
But when Huda and Hadi’s conservative Muslim families forbid them to go out alone before their wedding, Huda must navigate her way through the despair of unmet expectations and dashed happily-ever-after ideals. Eventually she comes to understand the toll of straddling two cultures in a marriage and the importance of reconciling what you dreamed of with the life you eventually live.
Tender, honest, and irresistibly compelling, First Comes Marriage is the first Muslim American memoir dedicated to the themes of love and sexuality. Huda and Hadi’s story brilliantly circles around a series of firsts, chronicling two virgins moving through their first everything: first hand-holding, first kiss, and first sexual encounter. First Comes Marriage is an almost unbearably humanizing tale that tucks into our hearts and lingers in our imagination, while also challenging long-standing taboos within the Muslim community and the romantic stereotypes we unknowingly carry within us that sabotage some of our best chances for finding true love.
Thursday, Apr. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Channel your creativity and write your own poetry. Learn the basics and read your creations with Lakeland Community College professor Tobin Terry.
Thursday, Apr. 11, 7pm
Join us to hear Deputy Jeff Powers from the Geauga County Sherriff's office give a presentation on how to avoid financial scams by phone and email directed at seniors and other members of our community.
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Learn about volunteer opportunities in the children’s department at the library, as well as other community organizations.  Grades 9-12.
Sat. April 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
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