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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Super hero snowflakes
 Super hero snowflakes
Saturday, Dec. 1,
Geauga West Branch
Teens, visit the Geauga West library during the month of December and make some "super hero" snow flakes!
Reindeer ornament make and take
9:00 a.m.
 Reindeer ornament make and take
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:00 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Visit the Geauga West library December 1st throught the 15th and make an reindeer ornament for your tree.
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Toddler holiday celebration Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Toddler holiday celebration Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Babies & Toddlers Christmas Program
10 a.m.
Babies & Toddlers Christmas Program
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.
Chardon Branch
3 years and younger
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10 a.m.
Holiday stories and activities for families with children 3 years old and younger.
or call (440) 286-6811.
Toddler holiday celebration Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Toddler holiday celebration Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Stor-Y-oga
10:30 a.m.
 Stor-Y-oga
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Middlefield Branch

Enjoy the relaxing power of Yoga with Barbara Paulett-Long, occupational therapist and certified kids yoga teacher.  Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel.  Ages 2-5 with parent or caregiver. 


or call (440) 632-1961.
Tie dye Christmas stockings
4:00 p.m.
 Tie dye Christmas stockings
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Tie dye your own stocking in christmas colors.

Grades 6-12
Registration required.
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Tuesday, Dec. 11 - 4 p.m.

or call (440) 543-5611.
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Babytime holiday celebration Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Babytime holiday celebration Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Preschool holiday celebration Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Preschool holiday celebration Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Teen makerspace
1 p.m.
 Teen makerspace
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m.
Middlefield Branch
Grades 6-12
Join us on early release Wednesdays for some hands-on making.
In the Kitchen with Kathy
3:30 to 4:30
 In the Kitchen with Kathy
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:30 to 4:30
(November 14th and 28th, December 12th all at 3:30 PM)

Newbury Branch
Got the afterschool munchies? Our chef in residence Kathy D will help you put together some fantastically easy dishes to satisfy even the most voracious appetites. 
Preschool holiday celebration Wednesday 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Preschool holiday celebration Wednesday 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Teen Christmas party & crafts
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Christmas party & crafts
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Bring a toy to donate for the holidays and join us for making your own ugly christmas sweater, cookies, hot chocolate, crafts and games.

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

or call (440) 543-5611.
Preschool Christmas Program
6:30 p.m.
 Preschool Christmas Program
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Chardon Branch
Ages 3-5
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Holiday stories and activities for families with children 3-5 years old.

or call (440) 285-7601.
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Babytime holiday celebration Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Babytime holiday celebration Wednesday 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Babytime holiday celebration Thurdsay 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Babytime holiday celebration Thurdsay 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:00 a.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Preschool Christmas Program
10 a.m.
 Preschool Christmas Program
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.
Chardon Branch
Ages 3-5
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10 a.m.
Holiday stories and activities for families with children 3-5 years old.

or call (440) 285-7601.
Read and build with DUPLO storytime
11 a.m.
Read and build with DUPLO storytime
Thursday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch

Ages 2-5 with parent and caregiver

Pre-K Storytime
11:30
 Pre-K Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 13, 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.
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
3:30 PM
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
Thursday, Dec. 13, 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.
Elf Academy Fun
4 p.m.
 Elf Academy Fun
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m.
Chardon Branch
Grades K-2
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 4 p.m.
Elves will make their own hats; practice singing, dancing, and whistling to help them work faster; and complete tasks to help Santa on his big night. Enroll now and have fun while doing a great service for San...read more

Elf academy
4 p.m.
 Elf academy
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m.
Middlefield Branch

What does it take to become one of Santa's elves...read more


or call (440) 632-1961.
Third grade Thursday holiday celebration Thurdsay 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Third grade Thursday holiday celebration Thurdsay 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Enjoy special storytimes to celebrate the holidays.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Reiki share
6:30 p.m.
 Reiki share
Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.
(Thursdays, November 8, December 13)

Geauga West Branch
Thursday, Sept. 13    6:30-8:00 p.m.
Non-pharmaceutical therapies or Integrative medicine are, more and more, accepted in hospitals and ...read more
or call (440) 286-6811.
Bookworm buddies
7:00 p.m.
 Bookworm buddies
Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:00 p.m.Bookworm buddies
Bainbridge Branch
Parents join your kids in reading a different kids classic every month - we read the first chapter, you read the rest!
December's book - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
For grades PreK-3.
Registration required.
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Thursday, Dec. 6 - 7
...read more

or call (440) 543-5611.
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You and me art
10 a.m. Middlefield
 You and me art
Friday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. Middlefield
All Locations
Join us for a fun-filled morning of sensory exploration.  Squishing, tearing, and scribbling are all part of the enjoyment as your child explores using their senses during this early learning art experience.  Ages infant - three years.  Presented by Geauga County Early Intervention He...read more

Homeschool art grades 5-12
2 p.m
 Homeschool art grades 5-12
Friday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m
Middlefield Branch
Grades 5-12

or call (440) 632-1961.
Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet and Greet
6:30 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet and Greet
Friday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus to tell them what you want for Christmas. A professional photographer will be on hand to take a portrait for a $10 donation to the Friends of Bainbridge Library. Families will be assigned a ticket number and are invited to enjoy activities, crafts and refreshments while wai...read more
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Chardon quilt block party: Christmas present quilt
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Chardon quilt block party: Christmas present quilt
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:00 am to 12:00 pmChardon quilt block
Chardon Branch
This gift block is so fun and easy to construct, you'll find yourself with a stack of them in no time! They can be used in a holiday quilt or table runner depending on your needs. This versatile pattern is equally great for birthdays, children's parties, or any occasion where gifts are appro...read more
or call (440) 286-6811.
Cleveland at war (rescheduled event)
2 p.m.
Cleveland at war (rescheduled event)
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m.

Learn how Cleveland's industrial power made key contributions to both World Wars. Hear the stories of prominent Clevelanders and local heroes. See the treasures of the Western Reserve Historical Society's military collections.

or call (440) 729-4250.
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Candy cane hunt!
1:00 p.m.
 Candy cane hunt!
Sunday, Dec. 16
Geauga West Branch
Join the Geauga West library for a candy cane hunt!  We have hidden elf candy cane riddles all around the library!  Come do a little candy cane "research" and find one.  The hunt runs December 16th to the 22nd.

or call (440) 729-4250.
Book discussion
2 p.m.
 Book discussion
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m.
Thompson Branch
Sundays at 2pm
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
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Yoga for beginners
9:30 a.m.
 Yoga for beginners
Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m.
Bainbridge Branch
Adults
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Monday/ December 17 / 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.
Adult Coloring Club
7:00 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Monday, Dec. 17, 7:00 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. 
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Book discussion
 Book discussion
Tuesday, Dec. 18,
Newbury Branch
Adults
Newbury / 440-564-7552
Tuesday / Dec. 18th  / 6 p.m.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Stor-Y-oga
10:30 a.m.
 Stor-Y-oga
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Middlefield Branch

Enjoy the relaxing power of Yoga with Barbara Paulett-Long, occupational therapist and certified kids yoga teacher.  Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel.  Ages 2-5 with parent or caregiver. 


or call (440) 632-1961.
Polar Express movie
6:30 p.m.
 Polar Express movie
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Geauga West Branch
Come in your pajamas to watch the Polar Express movie, enjoy some fun snacks!

or call (440) 729-4250.
Book discussion
7 p.m.
 Book discussion
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.Book discussion
Bainbridge Branch
Adults
Bainbridge/ 440-543-5611
Tuesday/ December 18 / 7 p.m.

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
 
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Polar Express
4:00 p.m.
 Polar Express
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Branch
All Aboard the Polar Express!  Wear your comfy clothes and enjoy watching movie clips of this holiday classic with hot chocolate and light snacks.

All ages
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Wed, Dec. 19 - 4 p.m.
 
or call (440) 286-6811.
Chardon book discussion holiday gathering
7:00 PM
Chardon book discussion holiday gathering
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 PM
Chardon Branch
Join us as we gather together with food and good cheer for the holidays
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Read and build with DUPLO storytime
11 a.m.
Read and build with DUPLO storytime
Thursday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch

Ages 2-5 with parent and caregiver

Pre-K Storytime
11:30
 Pre-K Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 20, 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.
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
3:30 PM
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
Thursday, Dec. 20, 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.
Lego Fun
4 p.m.
 Lego Fun
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m.Lego Fun
Chardon Branch
Grades K-5
Chardon Branch/ 440-285-7601
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 4 p.m.
Engineer and build to your heart's content with Legos purchased by the Friends of the Chardon Library.
 

or call (440) 285-7601.
Pajama storytime
7:00 p.m.
 Pajama storytime
Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m.Pajama storytime
Bainbridge Branch
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and wear your pajamas as we wind down the day with stories, milk, and cookies. 
Pre-K
Registration required.
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Thursday, Dec. 20 - 7 p.m.

or call (440) 543-5611.
Cookbook of the month club: tis’ the season for cookies!
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cookbook of the month club: tis’ the season for cookies!
Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Cookbook of the mont
Chardon Branch
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for a sweet afternoon with a Cookie and Recipe Exchange! We'll eat, trade, and eat some more of our favorite h...read more

or call (440) 285-7601.
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Read and build with DUPLO storytime
11 a.m.
Read and build with DUPLO storytime
Thursday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.
Middlefield Branch

Ages 2-5 with parent and caregiver

American Red Cross Blood Drives
2-7pm
 American Red Cross Blood Drives
Thursday, Dec. 27, 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.
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
3:30 PM
Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
Thursday, Dec. 27, 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.
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Noon year’s eve party
11:00 a.m.
 Noon year’s eve party
Saturday, Dec. 29, 11:00 a.m.Noon year’s ev
Bainbridge Branch
Celebrate the new year with crafts, games and a countdown to 2019. 
All ages.
Registration required.
Bainbridge - 440-543-5611
Saturday, Dec. 29 - 11 a.m.

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