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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Incredibles 2: Famil
Mayfield Drive-In (12100 Mayfield Road / Chardon)
Sunday, Jun. 24, 7 p.m.

Twentieth anniversary of GCPL family-fun night at Mayfield Drive-In

Featuring Incredibles 2

Do good and have fun! We’re partnering with our friends at United Way to help families in Geauga County via the Geauga Hunger Task Force. A special price of $18 with donations of canned goods or gently used books gets you the most anticipated movie of the summer, Incredibles 2.

Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Time: 7 p.m. for pre-show entertainment; movie starts at dusk

Place: Off-site event at Mayfield Drive-In (12100 Mayfield Road / Chardon)

Cost: $18 plus canned food or gently used book donation

Enjoy a night of summer family fun under the stars. (Additional $8 to bring your own food into the venue.)

Pre-show attractions:

  • Donation station with United Way
  • Fun Bus Bookmobile
  • Rick O’Shay, Geauga’s crime-fighting miniature horse with his human Deputy Jim Fields*
  • Firetrucks, courtesy Munson Fire Department*
  • Lifeflight helicopter, courtesy UH Geauga*
  • Entertainment to be announced
  • Raffles, prizes and giveaways

    *Subject to availability

Registration not required.

Lost Cleveland
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 7 p.m.
or call (440) 543-5611.
Few American cities have experienced such an explosive rise, a cataclysmic demise and a dramatic revival as Cleveland.

The new book Lost Cleveland (Pavilion Books) explores the rise and the fall and the spirit of a gritty city that clawed its way back, featuring more than 200 photos and 65 lost landmarks from the 1800s to today.

Author Laura DeMarco will take guests on a visual and oral tour through Cleveland’s glorious past and the ghosts that inspire us today.
“Lost” places include architectural gems, elegant theaters, famous concert halls and stadiums, grand department stores and bustling factories that helped turn Cleveland into America’s fifth biggest city — and one of its most prosperous.

Laura DeMarco is an arts and culture reporter for the Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland. She specializes in local history and lost landmarks, an interest that began with teenage adventures through abandoned buildings and Cleveland’s industrial wastelands. Sponsored by Bainbridge Friends of the Library.
Club Ink Writing Wor
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
Writers, 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. Coffee and tea provided. Registration not required. Questions: send them to Club.Ink@geaugalibrary.info. 
Thursday, Jul. 19, 7pm
or call (440) 632-1961.
Author Marty Gitlin hosts this fun and funny presentation about his new book, which is the first to rank the greatest cartoon characters of all time. He will show cartoon snippets and play trivia games while discussing the criteria he used to rank the best of the best. He will also talk about the historical significance of such characters as Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob SquarePants. Marty will have autographed copies of the book for purchase after the program.
Club Ink Writing Wor
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
Writers, 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. Coffee and tea provided. Registration not required. Questions: send them to Club.Ink@geaugalibrary.info. 
Monday, Aug. 6, 6:30pm
or call (440) 632-1961.

Feedback, support, and inspiration are essential to every writer. This roundtable forum addresses all issues related to writing, from how to start writing and stay motivated, to how and when to submit your work to agents and editors for publishing consideration. Facilitated by Random House author Christina Grand Porter. Bring questions and experiences to share.

Club Ink Writing Wor
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
Writers, 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. Coffee and tea provided. Registration not required. Questions: send them to Club.Ink@geaugalibrary.net
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 6:30 p.m - 8 p.m.
or call (440) 564-7552.
Teens and adults are invited to an informational session to learn more about GCPL’s & Burton Public Library’s collaborative year-long writing program “Blog your way to a book”, where we will discuss how you can go from a blogger to a published author in one year* (October 2018-2019). Light refreshments provided. 
Sat., Sept. 8th, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Burton Public Library
Wed., Sept. 12th, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Newbury Station
*Year-long program begins Wed., Oct. 24
Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Writers, 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. Coffee and tea provided. Registration not required. Questions: send them to Club.Ink@geaugalibrary.net
Indie Author Day
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 - 3 p.m.
This year, we are combining our annual Local Author Fair with Indie Author Day. Community members can meet area authors, purchase books, and find great resources available to all authors. 
Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Writers, 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. Coffee and tea provided. Registration not required. Questions: send them to Club.Ink@geaugalibrary.net
The Write Life: How
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
You've always loved telling stories. Now, you've written one...but what do you do with it? 

Over the course of two workshops, learn tips on getting published from bestselling, award-winning author Sara Dobie Bauer. Find out about self-promotion and social media, too, because being an author isn't just sitting around, writing the great American novel. It's about book signings, conventions, paid freelance gigs, and having an online presence. It sounds daunting, but living the author life can be a lot of fun!

Sara Dobie Bauer is an author, model, and mental health advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. She lives with her husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she'd really like to live in a Tim Burton film. She is author of the paranormal rom-com Bite Somebody series from World Weaver Press, among other ridiculously entertaining things.  Sponsored by Chardon Friends of the Library .
The Write Life: How
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
You've always loved telling stories. Now, you've written one...but what do you do with it? 

Over the course of two workshops, learn tips on getting published from bestselling, award-winning author Sara Dobie Bauer. Find out about self-promotion and social media, too, because being an author isn't just sitting around, writing the great American novel. It's about book signings, conventions, paid freelance gigs, and having an online presence. It sounds daunting, but living the author life can be a lot of fun!

Sara Dobie Bauer is an author, model, and mental health advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. She lives with her husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she'd really like to live in a Tim Burton film. She is author of the paranormal rom-com Bite Somebody series from World Weaver Press, among other ridiculously entertaining things.  Sponsored by Chardon Friends of the Library .
Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Writers, 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. Coffee and tea provided. Registration not required. Questions: send them to Club.Ink@geaugalibrary.net
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