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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Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6 - 8 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, Jan. 16, 2 p.m
Learn how to organize your life using the bullet journal method. Part planner/part diary, this method can be used for everything from tracking to-do lists to doubling as a sketchbook.
Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5 - 6:30 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
Making money with wo
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.

In “Making money with words”, presented by author and professional writer Nancy Christie, you’ll learn about various ways you can use your writing skills to earn an income. During the 45-minute talk, Nancy will also provide tips on finding clients and determining what type of writing work is the best fit for you.

Following the discussion, she’ll be signing copies of her books: Rut-Busting Book for Writers, The Gifts of Change, and Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories.

Sponsored by Chardon Friends of the Library.
Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 5 - 6:30 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
Jumping the gulch: F
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Each writer's path is unique. Local author Catherine Pomeroy shares how she threaded family history, Appalachian culture, roots music, law and travel to create her debut novel, The Gulch Jumpers. Catherine will also have books for sale and signing.  Sponsored by Chardon Friends of the Library.
Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 5 - 6:30 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
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.
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 7 p.m.
Cleveland has suffered highs and lows over the last two hundred years. The city became wealthy in the industrial age, financing grand civic buildings and funding the mansions on Millionaires' Row. Industry declined post-war, reaching its nadir when the polluted Cuyahoga River was set ablaze in 1969. It was a turning point. Today, downtown has been being revitalized, the city is home to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and “Burning River” is the name of a popular local beer, not a comment on water quality. Pairing vintage photos with their modern day viewpoint, Laura DeMarco, author of the new book "Cleveland Then and Now" (Pavilion Books),  will take guests on a tour through the  many dramatic transformations of this vibrant city over the last 150 years.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Bainbridge Library.
Club Ink writing wor
Wednesday, May. 1, 6 - 8 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
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