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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Pete the Cat
10 a.m.
 Pete the Cat
Monday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.Pete the Cat
Bainbridge Branch, Chagrin Falls
Stop by and meet everyone’s favorite Cool Cat, Pete.  We will read a Pete the Cat story, followed by a “Photo-op” and a take home craft.
All ages

Bainbridge Library
440-543-5611

Preschool storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Monday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.Preschool storytime
Chardon Branch
3-5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in the building
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Teen pop up
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
 Teen pop up
Monday, Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Chardon Branch
Join us in the Teen Area for half an hour of quick activities and crafts. Materials and snack will be provided.

For grades 6-12
Bainbridge open house
5:00 p.m.
 Bainbridge open house
Monday, Feb. 18, 5:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Maximize the potential of your employees! Learn about the resources and services your library has to offer for your business.
Lynda.com is an online video library that has top‐quality courses taught by recognized industry experts to help anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative...read more

or call (440) 543-5611.
Man Hunt: The John Wilkes Booth Trail
6:30 p.m.
Man Hunt: The John Wilkes Booth Trail
Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
This a true story. Paul Goebbel, will portray a newspaper reporter for the New York Herald and report in the first...read more
or call (440) 286-6811.
Family storytime Monday 6:30 p.m. winter session
6:30 p.m.
Family storytime Monday 6:30 p.m. winter session
Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Winter session, Jan. 14, - Feb. 19
All ages
Enjoy stories and crafts.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Baby storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Baby storytime
Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.Baby storytime
Chardon Branch
Birth-18 months with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Lego fun
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
 Lego fun
Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.Lego fun
Chardon Branch
Engineer and build to your heart’s content with Legos purchased by the Friends of the Chardon Library.

For grades K-5

or call (440) 285-7601.
Preschool storytime
7 p.m.
 Preschool storytime
Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
Thompson Branch
Feb. 4- Mar. 27
Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts, and games for kids 10 and under.
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Baby Storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, Jan. 8-April 16 Except March 26, 9:30 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
Children, birth-18 months, and caregivers join us Tuesday mornings for stories, songs and bounces with your baby! Stay & Play with toys and music after.
No registration required.
Toddler storytime Tuesday 9:30 a.m. winter session
9:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime Tuesday 9:30 a.m. winter session
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Winter session, Jan. 15, - Feb. 19
18 months - 3 years, with caregiver
Enjoy stories and crafts.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Toddler storytime
10 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Tues., Jan. 8–April 23, 10 a.m.
Ages 18 months- 2 years, with caregiver.
No registration required
Toddler storytime Tuesday 10:30 a.m.winter session
10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime Tuesday 10:30 a.m.winter session
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Winter session, Jan. 15, - Feb. 19
18 months - 3 years, with caregiver
Enjoy stories and crafts.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Family storytime
11 a.m.
 Family storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Tues., Jan. 8–April 23, 11 a.m.
All ages
No registration required
James A. Garfield: Passionate reader
2 p.m.
James A. Garfield: Passionate reader
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
James A. Garfield was a devoted reader of books on all different subjects. Learn more about what he loved to read and the many books displayed in the Memorial Library and elsewhere in the Garfield home.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Book Discussion
6 p.m.
 Book Discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.
Newbury Branch
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Preschool storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Preschool storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.Preschool storytime
Chardon Branch
3-5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in the building
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Pancake science
7:00 p.m.
 Pancake science
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy stories about pancakes and learn
about the fun science behind the.   What makes
them so light, fluffy and delicious?
For all ages

or call (440) 729-4250.
Evening book discussion
7 p.m.
 Evening book discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.Evening book discuss
Bainbridge Branch
Join us as we share out thoughts and observations of a new title each month. Books are of varied topic and both fiction and nonfiction selections. No registration required. This month's title is Join us as we share out thoughts and observations of a new title each month. Books are of varied topi...read more
"Which fork do I use?" : Dining etiquette in the Gilded Age
7:00 p.m.
"Which fork do I use?" : Dining etiquette in the Gilded Age
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m.Which fork do I use?
Chardon Branch
If you’ve seen shows like “Downton Abbey” you know that dining etiquette was very different a century ago. Learn about the many rules that governed how food was served and consumed in Gilded Age Amer...read more

or call (440) 285-7601.
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AARP Tax Assistance
9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 AARP Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.AARP Tax Assistance
Chardon Branch
Adults
Chardon/ 440-285-7601
Wednesdays / February 6- April 10 
Please call branch for an appointment
Volunteers from AARP will help you file your 2018 federal and state taxes. Appointments are required; call your local library to schedule. 

Please bring the ...read more
Baby storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Baby storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.Baby storytime
Chardon Branch
Birth-18 months with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Baby Rhythm and Rhyme
9:30 a.m.
 Baby Rhythm and Rhyme
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.
(Wednesdays, Jan. 9-April 17 except March 27, 9:30 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for young walkers and a caregiver.
No registration required.
Baby storytime Wednesday 9:30 a.m. winter session
9:30 a.m.
Baby storytime Wednesday 9:30 a.m. winter session
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Baby storytime
Birth - 18 months with caregiver
Lapsit story time for babies and caregivers, followed by playtime

or call (440) 729-4250.
Preschool storytime
10 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Wed., Jan. 9-April 24, 10 a.m.
Ages 3-5 years
No registration required
Preschool Rhythm and Rhyme
10 a.m.
 Preschool Rhythm and Rhyme
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.
(Wednesdays, Jan. 9-April 17 except March 27, 10 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for preschoolers and a caregiver.
No registration required.
Preschool storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Thompson Branch
Feb. 4- Mar. 27
Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts, and games for kids 10 and under.
Baby storytime Wednesday 10:30 a.m. winter session
10:30 a.m.
Baby storytime Wednesday 10:30 a.m. winter session
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Baby storytime
Birth - 18 months with caregiver
Lapsit story time for babies and caregivers, followed by playtime

or call (440) 729-4250.
Preschool storytime Wednesday 10:30 a.m. winter session
10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime Wednesday 10:30 a.m. winter session
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Winters session
Jan. 16 - Feb. 20
Preschool story time for ages 3 - 5 years to attend independently while
caregiver remains in building.
Enjoy stories and a craft

or call (440) 729-4250.
Toddler storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.Toddler storytime
Chardon Branch
18 months-3 years, with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Toddler storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11:15 a.m.Toddler storytime
Chardon Branch
18 months-3 years, with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Estate planning basics for everyone
12 p.m.
Estate planning basics for everyone
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Five key estate planning documents, the people you need to identify, and steps you can take to establish an estate plan.  Presented by Tom Erb Financial Advisors, Wells Fargo Advisors and Matthew Wheelock (Principle, The Wheelock Law Firm).  Refreshments will be served.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Teen STEAM
3 p.m.
 Teen STEAM
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Grades 6-12.  Registration required.
Sharpie Art:  Jan. 16, 1 p.m.
Coding:  Feb. 20, 3 p.m.
Circuit bugs:  March 20, 1 p.m.
Wilderness survival: April 17, 3 p.m.
 

or call (440) 632-1961.
Preschool storytime Wednesday 4:00 p.m. winter session
4:00 p.m.
Preschool storytime Wednesday 4:00 p.m. winter session
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Winters session
Jan. 16 - Feb. 20
Preschool story time for ages 3 - 5 years to attend independently while
caregiver remains in building.
Enjoy stories and a craft

or call (440) 729-4250.
Family storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Family storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.Family storytime
Chardon Branch
All ages & families
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Financial education workshop - part 2
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Financial education workshop - part 2
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Two part workshop designed to help you manage your money.
Part II - Focuses on the step-by-step process to set up a budget. Discussion will include establishing credit, how to repair your credit, understanding your credit report and strategies to reduce credit card debt.
 

or call (440) 543-5611.
Crazy 8s math club Jan. 9th to Feb.27th grades K-2
6:30 p.m.
Crazy 8s math club Jan. 9th to Feb.27th grades K-2
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Let’s get fired up about math! Every week we’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess all while having fun with the principles of math.  Grades K-2.  Registration required.
Wednesdays: Jan. 9-Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
...read more

or call (440) 632-1961.
Book discussion
7 p.m.
 Book discussion
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.Book discussion
Chardon Branch
Join us as we share our thoughts and observations of a new title each month. Books are of varied topic and both fiction and nonfiction selections. No registration required. This month's title is The Radium Gir...read more
5 Questions about retirement income you should ask before you retire
7 p.m.
5 Questions about retirement income you should ask before you retire
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
People don’t plan to fail, but they fail to plan.  Find out what five questions you should answer about retirement income before you retire. Presented by Thomas C. Erb, AVP-Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors. Heavy appetizers will be served.

or call (440) 729-4250.
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AARP tax assistance
 AARP tax assistance
Thursday, Feb. 21
Geauga West Branch
Thursdays: Feb. 7 - April 11, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Please call branch for an appointment

Volunteers from AARP will help you file your 2018 federal and state taxes. Appointments are required; call your lo...read more
Toddler storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Thursday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m.Toddler storytime
Chardon Branch
18 months-3 years, with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Preschool storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Thursday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m.Preschool storytime
Chardon Branch
3-5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in the building
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Baby storytime Thursday 10:00 a.m. winter session
10:00 a.m.
Baby storytime Thursday 10:00 a.m. winter session
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:00 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Baby storytime
Birth - 18 months with caregiver
Lapsit story time for babies and caregivers, followed by playtime

or call (440) 729-4250.
Family Storytime
10 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays, Jan.1-April 18, except March 28, 10 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
All ages join us for stories, music and dancing at our Family Fun Storytime! Stay & Play with a craft and toys.
No registration required.
Family storytime
11:00 a.m.
 Family storytime
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11:00 a.m.Family storytime
Chardon Branch
All ages & families
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Toddler storytime
11 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Thurs., Jan. 10-April 25, 11 a.m.
Ages 18 months- 2 years, with caregiver.
No registration required
Pre-K Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.
Newbury Branch
Join Miss Sue for stories, music, crafts, and dancing. Children will laugh, sing, and learn valuable socialization skills. Fun for children and parents alike!

or call (440) 564-7552.
Geauga County Department on Aging services
2 p.m.
Geauga County Department on Aging services
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
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.

or call (440) 543-5611.
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
3:30
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:30
Newbury Branch
Let's go to the movies! Enjoy free popcorn as we present movies of every genre. Movies are rated PG or PG-13.
Awesome origami
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
 Awesome origami
Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Awesome origami
Chardon Branch
Learn some basic paper-folding techniques to make fun origami creations.

For grades 3-5

or call (440) 285-7601.
Third grade Thursday - winter session
6:00 p.m.
Third grade Thursday - winter session
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Just for third graders.  Improve reading skills with
fiction, non fiction and fun.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Learn to use Google Photos
7 p.m.
 Learn to use Google Photos
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.Learn to use Google
Chardon Branch
Learn how Google's versatile and free photo management tool can help you edit, organize, backup, and share all your digital photos.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Eliot Ness’ Cleveland: Prohibition, beer, and the torso murders
7 p.m.
Eliot Ness’ Cleveland: Prohibition, beer, and the torso murders
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Eliot Ness transformed Cleveland from the most dangerous city in the country to a national safety award winner. But a serial killer was still lurking the shadows! Presented by the Western Reserve Historical Society.

or call (440) 729-4250.
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Yoga for beginners
9:30 a.m.
 Yoga for beginners
Friday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Join local yoga instructor Trisha Kusner for Beginners Yoga. Each session, Trisha will be teaching routines with different poses and their benefits  Please bring your own yoga mat and any props you have or need (blocks, bands, etc.) For 65 and under please, waiver required. 

or call (440) 543-5611.
Earth is warming. Are we the cause? What can we do?
1 p.m.
Earth is warming. Are we the cause? What can we do?
Friday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Join Dr. Daniel Herms, an ecologist with the Davey Tree Expert Company, as he discusses the pattern of warming on Earth and how it impacts sea level, changes in precipitation, and ecosystems. He will discuss how the climate will continue to change in Ohio and the many causes and what we can do about...read more

or call (440) 729-4250.
Homeschool art 2 grades 5-12
2 p.m.
 Homeschool art 2 grades 5-12
Friday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Grades 5-12.  Registration required.
Fridays:  Jan. 18, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, 2 p.m.
Study and learn from the women in art!  Explore the art of Cassatt, Delaunay, O'Keefe, and Kahlo using various mediums.

or call (440) 632-1961.
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AARP Tax Assistance
 AARP Tax Assistance
Saturday, Feb. 23
(Mondays and Saturdays except 2/9, 2/18, 3/2, 3/16, 4,15)

Bainbridge Branch
Adults
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Mondays and Saturdays / February 4 - April 13 except Feb 9, Feb 18, Mar 2, Mar 16, Apr 15
Please call branch for an appointment

Volunteers from AARP will help you file your 2018 federal and state taxes. Appointments are required; call your lo...read more
Passport fair
9 a.m. - 1p. m.
 Passport fair
Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. - 1p. m.
Middlefield Branch
Need a passport? Middlefield library has partnered with the staff of the Geauga County Clerk of Courts to provide one-stop shopping to help you complete the necessary forms, certify the paperwork and send it in for you.
Simply bring the following items:

Passport application (availabl...read more
Saturday Morning Pajama Storytime
11:00 a.m.
Saturday Morning Pajama Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Have a lazy Saturday morning at the Library! Come for the story time, stay for the cartoons and cereal bar. Pajamas encouraged!

or call (440) 543-5611.
Love your library open house
12 noon
 Love your library open house
Saturday, Feb. 23, 12 noon
Newbury Branch
Stop in and find out all of the services your Newbury station has to offer. We'll have games and refreshments for the whole family.
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AARP Tax Assistance
 AARP Tax Assistance
Monday, Feb. 25
(Mondays and Saturdays except 2/9, 2/18, 3/2, 3/16, 4,15)

Bainbridge Branch
Adults
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Mondays and Saturdays / February 4 - April 13 except Feb 9, Feb 18, Mar 2, Mar 16, Apr 15
Please call branch for an appointment

Volunteers from AARP will help you file your 2018 federal and state taxes. Appointments are required; call your lo...read more
Preschool storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.Preschool storytime
Chardon Branch
3-5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in the building
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Teen coloring club
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
 Teen coloring club
Monday, Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Teen coloring club
Chardon Branch
We’ll provide the coloring supplies and snacks—you and your friends bring the fun. 

For grades 6-12
4th and 5th grade book club
4:30 p.m.
 4th and 5th grade book club
Monday, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Starting Friday, February 1, pick up a library copy of "Bliss" by
Kathrny Littlewood and join us February 25 for a fun book discussion
and pizza.


 

or call (440) 729-4250.
Baby storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Baby storytime
Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.Baby storytime
Chardon Branch
Birth-18 months with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Adult coloring club
7 p.m.
 Adult coloring club
Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
(Mondays, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, 7 p.m.)
Adult coloring club
Chardon Branch
Experience the benefits of coloring and meet others at our monthly Adult Coloring Club. This is your opportunity to relax and unwind. Materials will be provided as well as light refreshments and soothing music.
Preschool storytime
7 p.m.
 Preschool storytime
Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
Thompson Branch
Feb. 4- Mar. 27
Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts, and games for kids 10 and under.
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Baby Storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, Jan. 8-April 16 Except March 26, 9:30 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
Children, birth-18 months, and caregivers join us Tuesday mornings for stories, songs and bounces with your baby! Stay & Play with toys and music after.
No registration required.
Toddler storytime
10 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Tues., Jan. 8–April 23, 10 a.m.
Ages 18 months- 2 years, with caregiver.
No registration required
Family storytime
11 a.m.
 Family storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Tues., Jan. 8–April 23, 11 a.m.
All ages
No registration required
Protecting against elder financial abuse
12 p.m.
Protecting against elder financial abuse
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Elder financial abuse can take many forms and can be perpetrated by distant strangers to close family members.  Join Thomas C. Erb (AVP- Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors) to learn about WHO, HOW, WHERE, and WHAT are the signs of elder financial abuse, as well as prevention measures to p...read more

or call (440) 729-4250.
Try It Tuesday - Kid High Jinks!
4:00 p.m.
Try It Tuesday - Kid High Jinks!
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch, Chagrin Falls
Grades K-3
Make and experiment with all the stuff you need for kid fun!  Epic!

or call (440) 543-5611.
How to train your dragon watch party
4:00 p.m.
How to train your dragon watch party
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
We will watch "How to Train Your Dragon" as we await the realease of
"The Hidden World!"
Fun snacks provided
For teens

or call (440) 729-4250.
Preschool storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Preschool storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.Preschool storytime
Chardon Branch
3-5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in the building
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Community Conversation
6:30pm
 Community Conversation
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30pm
Bainbridge Branch
All Ages
Bainbridge Branch/ Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30pm
440-543-5611
Join us for a community meeting about the Bainbridge new building project.

or call (440) 543-5611.
Read aloud crowd
7:00 p.m.
 Read aloud crowd
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Experience the joys of reading great books out loud to your
child. We will read the first chapter at the library. You and your
family will complete the book at your own pace.
February's selection is "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton.
Books are geared for children in gr...read more

or call (440) 729-4250.
Kombucha workshop: Level 2 beyond the brew
7 p.m.
Kombucha workshop: Level 2 beyond the brew
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.Kombucha workshop: L
Geauga West Branch
Learn about flavoring kombucha in a second fermentation and using the brew beyond the beverage.  Vinegars, botanicals, fermented foods, cleaners and more.  Take home a bottle of infused kombucha vinegar and detailed guide with tips and recipes.  $10 material fee.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Estate planning basics for everyone
7 p.m.
Estate planning basics for everyone
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Five key estate planning documents, the people you need to identify, and steps you can take to establish an estate plan.  Presented by Tom Erb Financial Advisors, Wells Fargo Advisors and Matthew Wheelock (Principle, The Wheelock Law Firm).  Refreshments will be served.

or call (440) 729-4250.
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AARP Tax Assistance
9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 AARP Tax Assistance
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.AARP Tax Assistance
Chardon Branch
Adults
Chardon/ 440-285-7601
Wednesdays / February 6- April 10 
Please call branch for an appointment
Volunteers from AARP will help you file your 2018 federal and state taxes. Appointments are required; call your local library to schedule. 

Please bring the ...read more
Baby storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Baby storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.Baby storytime
Chardon Branch
Birth-18 months with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Baby Rhythm and Rhyme
9:30 a.m.
 Baby Rhythm and Rhyme
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.
(Wednesdays, Jan. 9-April 17 except March 27, 9:30 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for young walkers and a caregiver.
No registration required.
Preschool storytime
10 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Wed., Jan. 9-April 24, 10 a.m.
Ages 3-5 years
No registration required
Preschool Rhythm and Rhyme
10 a.m.
 Preschool Rhythm and Rhyme
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.
(Wednesdays, Jan. 9-April 17 except March 27, 10 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for preschoolers and a caregiver.
No registration required.
Preschool storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Thompson Branch
Feb. 4- Mar. 27
Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts, and games for kids 10 and under.
Toddler storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.Toddler storytime
Chardon Branch
18 months-3 years, with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Toddler storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11:15 a.m.Toddler storytime
Chardon Branch
18 months-3 years, with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Avoiding big mistakes when saving for retirement
Noon
Avoiding big mistakes when saving for retirement
Wednesday, Feb. 27, Noon
Bainbridge Branch
8 Big Mistakes frequently made when planning for retirement.  How to identify and avoid these retirement mistakes.  People don’t plan to fail, but they fail to plan.  Presented by Tom Erb Financial Advisors, Wells Fargo Advisors.  Refreshments will be served.

or call (440) 543-5611.
Teen Wellness Series
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Wellness Series
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:00 p.m.Teen Wellness Series
Bainbridge Branch, Chagrin Falls
Grades 6-12
Join us as we explore daily wellness and mindfulness practices to keep a healthy mind and body.  Each month we will be learning about different techniques to incorporate into a busy life. February: Essential Oils

or call (440) 543-5611.
PreK and kindergarten book club
4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
 PreK and kindergarten book club
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.PreK and kindergarte
Chardon Branch
4-6 years/preschool and kindergarten aged students
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Explore the work of some of our favorite authors in these programs designed to support Ohio's early learning standards....read more

or call (440) 285-7601.
Family storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Family storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.Family storytime
Chardon Branch
All ages & families
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Community conversation - Thompson construction
6:30 p.m.
Community conversation - Thompson construction
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Thompson Branch
Join us for a community meeting about the Thomspon new building project.

...read more


or call (440) 298-3831.
Crazy 8s math club Jan. 9th to Feb.27th grades K-2
6:30 p.m.
Crazy 8s math club Jan. 9th to Feb.27th grades K-2
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Let’s get fired up about math! Every week we’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess all while having fun with the principles of math.  Grades K-2.  Registration required.
Wednesdays: Jan. 9-Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
...read more

or call (440) 632-1961.
Avoiding big mistakes when saving for retirement
7 p.m.
Avoiding big mistakes when saving for retirement
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
8 Big Mistakes frequently made when planning for retirement.  How to identify and avoid these retirement mistakes.  People don’t plan to fail, but they fail to plan.  Presented by Tom Erb Financial Advisors, Wells Fargo Advisors.  Refreshments will be served.

or call (440) 543-5611.
Take a ride along Route 6
7 p.m.
 Take a ride along Route 6
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
 Learn about the famous highway that runs through Chardon. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, hear stories of the 3,652 miles that make up this historic “longest transcontinental highway.” Ohio and the other 13 states through which Route 6 runs offer interesting tidbits about the his...read more

or call (440) 729-4250.
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Cookbook club - crock-pot favorites!
Cookbook club - crock-pot favorites!
Thursday, Feb. 28, Cookbook club - croc
Chardon Branch
Baby, it's cold outside! February's cold, blustery weather calls for warm, hearty comfort meals. Warm up your winter nights at the Cookbook Club's Crock Pot Favorites! Let your slow-cooker work it's ma...read more

or call (440) 285-7601.
AARP tax assistance
 AARP tax assistance
Thursday, Feb. 28
Geauga West Branch
Thursdays: Feb. 7 - April 11, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Please call branch for an appointment

Volunteers from AARP will help you file your 2018 federal and state taxes. Appointments are required; call your lo...read more
Toddler storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Thursday, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.Toddler storytime
Chardon Branch
18 months-3 years, with caregiver
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Preschool storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Thursday, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.Preschool storytime
Chardon Branch
3-5 years, independent attendance while parent remains in the building
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Family Storytime
10 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays, Jan.1-April 18, except March 28, 10 a.m.)

Bainbridge Branch
All ages join us for stories, music and dancing at our Family Fun Storytime! Stay & Play with a craft and toys.
No registration required.
Family storytime
11:00 a.m.
 Family storytime
Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:00 a.m.Family storytime
Chardon Branch
All ages & families
Chardon Branch 440-285-7601
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Toddler storytime
11 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Thursday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Branch
440-632-1961
Thurs., Jan. 10-April 25, 11 a.m.
Ages 18 months- 2 years, with caregiver.
No registration required
Little Artists
11:00 a.m.
 Little Artists
Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:00 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Let your preschooler experience a  hands on art actvitiy  and explore their creativity.
We will begin with a motivating story!
For children age 3 - 5
 

or call (440) 729-4250.
Pre-K Storytime
11:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Newbury Branch
Join Miss Sue for stories, music, crafts, and dancing. Children will laugh, sing, and learn valuable socialization skills. Fun for children and parents alike!

or call (440) 564-7552.
Red Cross blood drive
2 p.m. - 7p.m.
 Red Cross blood drive
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. - 7p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Middlefield is partnering with the American Red Cross to host local blood drives. The drives will be held in the large conference room of the library. The need for blood is constant and your contribution is important ...read more
Needle arts club
2:00 PM
 Needle arts club
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2:00 PM
Bainbridge Branch
Do you have an interest in crocheting, knitting, cross stitching, or other needle arts? Work on your project in a friendly, informal atmosphere or learn a new skill. Bring your own yarn, hook, or knitting needles and we'll be happy to get you started.  Size H crochet hook and size 8 knittin...read more

or call (440) 543-5611.
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
3:30
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
Thursday, Feb. 28, 3:30
Newbury Branch
Let's go to the movies! Enjoy free popcorn as we present movies of every genre. Movies are rated PG or PG-13.
Slime lab
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
 Slime lab
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Slime lab
Chardon Branch
Enjoy concocting the grossest and coolest slimes ever!  Add slimy ingredients and awesome embellishments to your own slime jar.

For grades K-2
or call (440) 286-6811.
Sky legends and lore
7 p.m.
 Sky legends and lore
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
From "The Man in the Moon" to "Taurus the Bull", the heavens have been a source of wonder and prompted stories from many cultures since the beginning of time. Sit back, relax and enjoy some of these fascinating tales!

or call (440) 543-5611.
  
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