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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Build a skeleton
 Build a skeleton
Monday, Oct. 1,
Geauga West Branch
Teens, visit the library the month of October and build a skeleton.
Pumpkin decorating contest
9:00 a.m.
 Pumpkin decorating contest
Monday, Oct. 1
Geauga West Branch
Pumpkin pick-up begins Monday October 1st.
Display begins Sunday October 21st.
Pick up your pumpkin at the library and decorate it like your favorite children's book character.  Quantities limited.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Pumpkin decorating contest
9:00 a.m.
 Pumpkin decorating contest
Monday, Oct. 1
Geauga West Branch
Pumpkin pick-up begins Monday October 1st.
Display begins Sunday October 21st.
Pick up your pumpkin at the library and decorate it like your favorite children's book character.  Quantities limited.

or call (440) 729-4250.
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Toddler storytime Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy stories songs and a craft. For children 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Itty bitties storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Itty bitties storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays Sept. 18-Dec. 4, 9:30 except Nov. 20)

Bainbridge Branch
Infants 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, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 18 months - 2 years, with parent or caregiver.
Toddler storytime Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
10:30 am
Toddler storytime Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 am
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy stories songs and a craft. For children 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Family storytime
11 a.m.
 Family storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
All ages.
Try it Tuesday: horrorgami
4:00 p.m.
 Try it Tuesday: horrorgami
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:00 p.m.Try it Tuesday:  hor
Bainbridge Branch
Kids in grades K-3 can learn to make "Horrorgami"-origami with a Halloween theme.
Registration required.
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Tuesday, Oct. 23 - 4 p.m.
or call (440) 286-6811.
Toddler Storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Chardon Branch
18 months - 3 years with caregiver
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Tuesday/6:30pm

or call (440) 285-7601.
Financial education workshop: Part 2
6:30-8:00 PM
Financial education workshop: Part 2
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8:00 PMFinancial education
Chardon Branch
Join Geauga County Job and Family Services as they present Financial Education Workshops. The second workshop will focus on the step-by-step process to set up a budget. In addition, we will discuss establishing credit, how to repair your credit, understanding your credit report, and strategies to re...read more

or call (440) 285-7601.
Snapology: Amusement Park Adventures
6:30 p.m.
Snapology: Amusement Park Adventures
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Middlefield Branch

Become the builder of your own amusement park rides. Learn physics and engineering concepts as well as problem solving skills, all while having a blast! Class size is ...read more


or call (440) 632-1961.
The Great American Read reveal
7:30 p.m.
 The Great American Read reveal
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.The Great American R
Bainbridge Branch
Celebrate with your friends as we learn America's best-loved book! Our libraries are partnering with Western Reserve PBS to present The Great American Read to our patrons. Join us at the Bainbridge Library for a party to celebrate The Great American Read. We will have refreshme...read more

or call (440) 543-5611.
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Babytime 9:30 am Wednesday
9:30 a.m.
 Babytime 9:30 am Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Fun stories and movement for babies birth to 18 months with caregiver

or call (440) 729-4250.
Baby Storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Baby Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.
Chardon Branch
Birth - 18 months with caregiver
Chardon Branch/440-285-7601
Wednesday/ 9:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Baby rhythm and rhyme
9:30 a.m.
 Baby rhythm and rhyme
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.
(Wednesday, Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 9:30 except Nov. 21)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for babies and a caregiver
No registration required.
Preschool rhythm and rhyme
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool rhythm and rhyme
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:00 a.m.
(Wednesday, Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 10:00 except Nov. 21)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for preschoolers and a caregiver
No registration required.
Preschool storytime
10 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 3-5.
Preschool storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Thompson Branch
Sept. 17- Nov. 14
Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts, and games for kids 10 and under.
Preschool storytime Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
10:30 am
Preschool storytime Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 am
Geauga West Branch
fun stories and a craft for children ages 3 - 5
Independent attendance while caregiver remains in building

or call (440) 729-4250.
Babytime 10:30 am Wednesday
10:30 am
 Babytime 10:30 am Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 am
Geauga West Branch
Fun stories and movement for babies birth to 18 months with caregiver

or call (440) 729-4250.
Toddler Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Chardon Branch
18 months - 3 years with caregiver
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Wednesday/ 10:30 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Baby storytime
11 a,m.
 Baby storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a,m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 018 months, with parent or caregiver.
Toddler Storytime
11:15 a.m.
 Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11:15 a.m.
Chardon Branch
18 months - 3 years with caregiver
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Wednesday/ 11:15 a.m.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Look, lunch and listen
12:00 p.m.
 Look, lunch and listen
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24      12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library. Bring a lunch and enjoy a presentation by a different speaker each week. Topics to be announced. No registration necessary.
Teen makerspace
1 p.m.
 Teen makerspace
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Grades 6-12
Join us on early release Wednesdays for some hands-on making.
Minute to win it Halloween games
4:00 p.m.
Minute to win it Halloween games
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:00 p.m.Minute to win it Hal
Bainbridge Branch
Join us for Halloween games against the clock.  Can your team wrap a mummy the fastest or win the spider races? Snacks provided .

Grades 6-12
Registration required.
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Wednesday, Oct. 24  - 4 p.m.

or call (440) 543-5611.
Preschool storytime Wednesday 4:00 p.m.
4:00 pm
Preschool storytime Wednesday 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:00 pm
Geauga West Branch
Fun stories and a craft for children ages 3 - 5
Independent attendance while caregive remains in building

or call (440) 729-4250.
Crazy 8s math club
6:30 p.m.
 Crazy 8s math club
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26, October 3, 10, 17 & 24)

Middlefield Branch
Grades K-2
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.  

or call (440) 632-1961.
Preschool Storytime
6:30 p.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Chardon Branch
Age 3-5 years
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Wednesday/ 6:30 p.m.
Independent attendance while adult remains in the building.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Protecting against elder financial abuse
7 p.m.
Protecting against elder financial abuse
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Adults
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Wednesday/ October 24 / 7:00 p.m.
Registration Required

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) t...read more

or call (440) 543-5611.
Only YOU can fight fake news
7:00 p.m.
 Only YOU can fight fake news
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Chardon Branch
We are presented with new information every day, but how do we know what we can trust?  This program will teach you how to identify sources, check for the accuracy of information, and cover new tools implemented by tech companies to prioritize facts over misinformation. You will leave armed wit...read more
or call (440) 286-6811.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
7:00 p.m.
 Introduction to Microsoft Word
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 24   7:00 p.m.

This class introduces the tasks of word processing using Microsoft Office Word software. Participants must have basic keyboard and mouse skills before attending.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Ghost Stories of the Civil War
7:00pm
 Ghost Stories of the Civil War
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:00pm
Middlefield Branch

Ghost stories of the Civil War are stories of the sites and locations with a twist.  It will feature first-person accounts of paranormal activities at civil war sites.  It is another way to explore the events that would change the history of the United States and to be a part of the ...read more
or call (440) 286-6811.
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Baby / Toddler Storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Baby / Toddler Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m.
Chardon Branch
Ages birth - 2 years with caregiver
Chardon Branch/440-285-7601
Thursday/ 9:30am

or call (440) 285-7601.
Preschool Storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m.
Chardon Branch
Ages 3-5 years
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Thursday/ 9:30 a.m.
Independent attendance while adult remains in the building.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Family fun storytime
10:00 a.m.
 Family fun storytime
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:00 a.m.
(Thursdays Sept. 20-Dec. 6, 10:00 except Nov. 22)

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.
Preschool storytime
10 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 3-5.
Babytime Thursday 10:00 am
10:00 a.m.
 Babytime Thursday 10:00 am
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:00 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
fun stories and movement for babies birth to 18 months with caregiver

or call (440) 729-4250.
Family Storytime
11 a.m.
 Family Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.
Chardon Branch
All ages
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Thursday/ 11 a.m.
Caregiver attends with child.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Toddler storytime
11 a.m.
 Toddler storytime
Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 18 months - 2 years, with parent or caregiver.
Pre-K Storytime
11:30
 Pre-K Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 25, 11:30
(Thursdays, 11:30)

Newbury Branch
Come join Mrs. Sue for stories, music, crafts and dancing! Children will laugh, sing and learn valuable socialization skills. Fun for children and parents as well!

or call (440) 564-7552.
Homeschool genealogy
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 Homeschool genealogy
Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Middlefield Branch

read more


or call (440) 632-1961.
6 steps to help secure your retirement
12:00 p.m.
6 steps to help secure your retirement
Thursday, Oct. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Thursday, Oct. 25   12:00 p.m. People don’t plan to fail, but they fail to plan.  Find out Six Steps to help you Secure your retirement. Presented by Thomas C. Erb, AVP-Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors. Lunch will be served!

or call (440) 729-4250.
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
3:30 PM
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
Thursday, Oct. 25, 3:30 PM
(Thursdays 3:30 PM)

Newbury Branch
Let's go to the Movies! Newbury will be showing movies every Thursday afternoon. The movies will range from Anime and Animation to Action, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, with possibly a musical or two thrown in. Movies will all be rated PG or PG-13. Popcorn provided! No registration required.
Mummies & Monsters & Bats, Oh my!
4 p.m.
Mummies & Monsters & Bats, Oh my!
Thursday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m.
Chardon Branch
Grades K-2
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4 p.m.
Create your favorite Halloween critters, from bats and cats to mummies, monsters, and witches, out of cardboard tubes.
 

or call (440) 285-7601.
Family Game Night
5 PM - 8 PM
 Family Game Night
Thursday, Oct. 25, 5 PM - 8 PM
Newbury Branch
Board Games and Card Games for the whole family! Classic Games and some new games too.

or call (440) 564-7552.
Third-grade Thursdays
6:00pm
 Third-grade Thursdays
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:00pm
Geauga West Branch
Just for the third-grader.  Improve reading skills with a mix of fiction, non-fiction, fun and snacks.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Human Trafficking: Under the Radar in our Community
6:30 p.m.
Human Trafficking: Under the Radar in our Community
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Adults
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Thursday/ October 25 / 6:30 p.m.
Registration Required
 This presentation will discuss the history of human trafficking, its prevalence in Ohio today, and how to identify signs and symptoms.

or call (440) 543-5611.
National candy corn day!
7:00 p.m.
 National candy corn day!
Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
National candy corn day is October 30th.  Let us begin the celebration with fun stories and great crafts and of course, lots and lots of candy corn!

or call (440) 729-4250.
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Trunk or treat
5:30 p.m.
 Trunk or treat
Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.Trunk or treat
Bainbridge Branch
Families can come and pass out candy from their cars, and kids can Trick or Treat through the parking lot. 

Bainbridge 440-543-5611
Friday, Oct. 26 - 5:30 p.m.
No registration required
or call (440) 286-6811.
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The Veil between Heaven and Earth : Round Table of Experiences of the Paranormal
1-3pm
The Veil between Heaven and Earth : Round Table of Experiences of the Paranormal
Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-3pm
Middlefield Branch
Jan Rice, past instructor at the enrichment program of Lakeland Community College, will share experiences of her communication with spirits, from the druids of ancient Britain to the paranormal of Savannah, Georgia, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After her own accounts, she'll be leading a r...read more
or call (440) 286-6811.
Recycled book wreath
2:00 p.m.
 Recycled book wreath
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Sat., October 27, 2 p.m. 
Come and create a beautiful wreath using recycled books. Whether you want to have something new for the holidays or a year-round decoration – the choice is yours! $5  

Murder mystery at the library
6:00 p.m.
 Murder mystery at the library
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Chardon Branch
Help us solve a murder mystery at the library! All registered attendees will be assigned a character and participate in the mystery, working together to find whodunit. Costumes are encouraged and light snacks will be served.

Patrons must be at least 21 years of age to attend this program.

or call (440) 285-7601.
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Day of the Dead Tea Celebration
1PM to 5PM
 Day of the Dead Tea Celebration
Sunday, Oct. 28, 1PM to 5PM
Newbury Branch
It's a tea party with a Mexican twist! Come help us celebrate Día de los Muertos.

or call (440) 564-7552.
Day of the Dead Movie & Craft
2:00 p.m.
 Day of the Dead Movie & Craft
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2:00 p.m.Day of the Dead Movi
Bainbridge Branch
Celebrate the Day of the Dead withe the movie, Coco and create colorful art.

Grades K-5
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Sunday, Oct. 28 - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Required

or call (440) 543-5611.
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Yoga for beginners
9:30 a.m.
 Yoga for beginners
Monday, Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Adults
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Monday/ October 29 / 9:30 a.m.
Registration Required

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 ...read more

or call (440) 543-5611.
Fourth and fifth grade book club
4:30 p.m.
Fourth and fifth grade book club
Monday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Visit the library beginning September 1st to pick up your copy of "Whiz, Pop, Chocolate Shop" and join us
on October 29th at 4:30 p.m. for a fun book discussion and pizza!
or call (440) 286-6811.
Babies & Toddlers Pumpkin Party
6:30 p.m.
 Babies & Toddlers Pumpkin Party
Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Chardon Branch
3 years and younger
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Halloween stories and activities for families with children 3 years old and younger.
or call (440) 286-6811.
Preschool storytime
7 p.m.
 Preschool storytime
Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Thompson Branch
Sept. 17- Nov. 14
Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts, and games for kids 10 and under.
Family storytime
7 p.m.
 Family storytime
Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
All ages.
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Itty bitties storytime
9:30 a.m.
 Itty bitties storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays Sept. 18-Dec. 4, 9:30 except Nov. 20)

Bainbridge Branch
Infants 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, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 18 months - 2 years, with parent or caregiver.
Babies & Toddlers Pumpkin Party
10 a.m.
 Babies & Toddlers Pumpkin Party
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.
Chardon Branch
3 years and younger
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 10 a.m.
Halloween stories and activities for families with children 3 years old and younger.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Family storytime
11 a.m.
 Family storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
All ages.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
2-7pm
 American Red Cross Blood Drives
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2-7pm
(Wednesday, August 29th 2-7pm; Tuesday, October 30th 2-7pm; Thursday, December 27th 2-7pm)

Middlefield Branch
Middlefield Library is partnering with the American Red Cross to host local blood
drives. The drive will be held from 2pm to 7pm in the meeting room of the library.
The need for blood is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and
reliable blood supply. You’ll ...read more
or call (440) 286-6811.
Preschool Halloween
6:30 p.m.
 Preschool Halloween
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Chardon Branch
Ages 3-5
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Halloween stories and activities for families with children 3-5 years old.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Barnaby, Captain Penny & Ghoulardi
7:00 p.m.
Barnaby, Captain Penny & Ghoulardi
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Tues., October 30, 7 p.m.
Join us as local historian and master storyteller, Dennis R. Sutcliffe, shares his presentation on growing up in Cleveland. Baby boomers raised in Cleveland grew up with a variety of unique television hosts. Relive the days of early TV and along the way have fun with s...read more

or call (440) 729-4250.
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Baby rhythm and rhyme
9:30 a.m.
 Baby rhythm and rhyme
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.
(Wednesday, Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 9:30 except Nov. 21)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for babies and a caregiver
No registration required.
Preschool rhythm and rhyme
10:00 a.m.
 Preschool rhythm and rhyme
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:00 a.m.
(Wednesday, Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 10:00 except Nov. 21)

Bainbridge Branch
A music and movement based storytime for preschoolers and a caregiver
No registration required.
Preschool storytime
10 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 3-5.
Preschool Halloween
10 a.m.
 Preschool Halloween
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
Chardon Branch
Ages 3-5
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10 a.m.
Halloween stories and activities for families with children 3-5 years old.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Preschool storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Preschool storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m.
Thompson Branch
Sept. 17- Nov. 14
Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts, and games for kids 10 and under.
Baby storytime
11 a,m.
 Baby storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a,m.
Middlefield Branch
Ages 018 months, with parent or caregiver.
Teen makerspace
1 p.m.
 Teen makerspace
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Grades 6-12
Join us on early release Wednesdays for some hands-on making.
   
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