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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Author Talk with Jim
Geauga West Branch
Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 729-4250.
Author James C. Sulecki will discuss his award-winning book The Cleveland Rams: The NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing immediately afterwards.
Club Ink Writing Wor
Chardon Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 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.info. 
Club Ink Writing Wor
Chardon Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 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.info. 
Turning History into
Chardon Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
Join local author D.M. Pulley for a discussion on how history inspires her novels and how she draws the line between fact and fantasy when writing historical fiction. She will review her own historical research techniques and lessons learned in this one-hour seminar.

 
Bainbridge Branch
Thursday, Mar. 15, 3:30 p.m.
or call (440) 543-5611.
Bainbridge/440-543-5611
Grades 4-5
Kids can attend a writing workshop with local author Mary Ryan where they learn how to "build" a character
Registration required
Geauga West Branch
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 7:00 p.m.
or call (440) 729-4250.
Tuesday, March 20 - 7:00 p.m.

Local author Frank Monastra will discuss his book, "King of Clubs," which profiles some of the most famous illegal casinos in and around the Cleveland area during the 1930s and 1940s.
Club Ink Writing Wor
Chardon Branch
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 7 p.m. - 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.info. 
Poetry Games
Chardon Branch
Saturday, Apr. 7, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
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
Poetry Games
Geauga West Branch
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 729-4250.
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 (Subito Press). 
 
Poetry Games for Tee
Bainbridge Branch
Friday, Apr. 13, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
or call (440) 543-5611.
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
Chardon Branch
Monday, Apr. 16, 7 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
Relive the excitment of Beatlemania as John, Paul, George and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out of control concerts in Beatle's and  rock 'n' roll history. Author Dave Schwensen will take you behind the scenes and on stage with the Fab Four through insider stories, rare concert films, never -before published photos and memorabilia. The evening highlights include rare films of The Beatles riotous concerts at Cleveland Public Hall in 1964 and Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1966.
Poetry games for tee
Middlefield Branch
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 3 p.m. - 4:30 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
Poetry games for tee
Chardon Branch
Friday, Apr. 20, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
or call (440) 285-7601.
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
Poetry Games
Middlefield Branch
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
Northcoast Writers&r
Lake Erie College
Saturday, Apr. 28, 11 a.m.
or call (440) 632-1961.
Bestselling Orphan Train author Christina Baker Kline is the featured speaker at the Northcoast Writers Expo at Lake Erie College. Meet local authors and purchase their books, attend breakout sessions about writing and spend a day exploring writing and storytelling. The Expo runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with Christina speaking at 3 p.m. She is available for book signing and photo opps afterwards. 
This event is presented in conjunction with Lake County Libraries, Burton Public Library the Geauga County Library Foundation and Lake Erie College.
GCPL's Fun Bus Bookmobile will be on site from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  Sponsored by Geauga County Library Foundation, Lake County Libraries, Lake Erie College.
Poetry Games
Bainbridge Branch
Monday, Apr. 30, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
or call (440) 543-5611.
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
Club Ink Writing Wor
Chardon Branch
Wednesday, May. 2, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 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.info. 
Organizing Your Writ
Chardon Branch
Wednesday, May. 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Bits of paper with ideas or research notes everywhere? Hard drives clogged with digital detritus? This workshop is for writers interested in ways to managing information, from how to organize research to archiving and preserving those materials when you've finished a project. Workshop will cover best practices for print and digital work. Bring your computers for some in-class practice.


Stacie Williams is a writer and librarian in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to managing the digital scholarship program at Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library, she also has more than 15 years of journalism experience with alternative publications, such as the Shepherd Express (Milwaukee), The Chicago Reporter and The Nation.
 
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