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Teens in grades 5-12 will enjoy games, stories, movies and pizza…
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Teens and tweens night
Sept. 1 and 15, 6 to 9 p.m. • Thompson
Teens in grades 5-12 will enjoy games, trivia, movies and pizza.
- Geauga West, September 7, 7 p.m., “Sankofa” by Chibundu Onuzo.
- Middlefield, September 8, 5:30 p.m., “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.
- Bainbridge, September 9, 10:30 a.m., “The Story of a Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon.
- Bainbridge, September 12, 10 a.m., “Smile” by Sara Ruh.
- Virtual, September 12, 2 p.m., “Smile” by Sara Ruh.
- Thompson, September 13, 2 p.m., “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins.
- Bainbridge, September 15, 2-7 p.m., Book Club without homework, choose a book.
Inspiration station training
Housed at the Bainbridge branch, the Inspiration Station is a creative library space that provides patrons with facilities to engage, design and create. Before using any piece of equipment, a training session must first be completed.
- Virtual, September 7, 1 p.m.: Direct to Garment Printer
- Virtual, September 7, 2 p.m.: Cricut and Heat Press
- Bainbridge, September 13, 6 p.m.: Embroidery machine
- Virtual, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.: 3D scanner
- Virtual, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.: Laser Engraver
Sept. 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Middlefield
Spend the day at the library while working on a project.
Slow motion yoga
Sept. 6, 10 a.m. • Bainbridge and virtual
Join local yoga instructor Ann Vickers for classes designed around easy-to-follow moves.
Extraordinary Women of the Old Testament
Sept. 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Thompson
Each session will feature two women and their memorable accomplishments.
Ask a therapist
Sept. 6, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge
An informative and relatable discussion on mental health led by Victoriya Reich, LISW-S. Ask questions, participate in discussions, and learn about community resources.
Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. • Thistle
September 19, 10 a.m. to noon.
Experience one-on-one genealogy assistance with a local and family history specialist from GCPL.
Club ink writing workshop
Sept. 7, 6-8:30 p.m. • Thistle
Join creators of all genres who want to critique their work while sharing experiences, information, and ideas. Budding authors and seasoned veterans are welcome.
Preparing bees for fall and winter
Sept. 7, 6 p.m. • Middlefield
Instructor Trish Harness will discuss what the hive should look like now and how to prepare it for future seasons.
Harry Potter: Wizarding Tournament
Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. • Thistle
Come and join other wizards on Place Chardon to compete and win prizes. Costumes are encouraged.
Charcuterie board contest
Sept. 7, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge
Create boards at home and bring them to the library to judge and enjoy.
Kit’s Book Club
September 8, 4:30 p.m. • Geauga West
Children from kindergarten to grade 2 can join to read and discuss a book, craft and play a few games.
Sept. 8, 4 to 4:45 p.m. • Middlefield
Kindergarten through 5th graders will play games and bake s’mores.
Sept. 8, 7 p.m. • Thistle
Join other crafters to work on projects.
Pajama party with stuffed animals
Sept. 9, 6 p.m. • Geauga West
Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade can bring their favorite stuffed animals to a special storytime, then tuck them in for a sleepover. The next morning, pick up the stuffed friend from 10-11:30 a.m. and enjoy a light breakfast.
Lifeact – Youth Suicide Prevention
Sept. 10, 2 p.m. • Bainbridge
The program covers recognizing the warning signs of depression and suicide, teaching the skills needed to persuade someone to seek help.
Sept. 12, 10 a.m. • Thompson
Join outdoors for arts and crafts.
Fandom Mondays: Minecraft IRL
Sept. 12, 4 p.m. • Thistle
Teens in grades 6-12 will test their skills as an architect, develop creative skills for writing fanfiction and fantasy, and join a team of superheroes to solve a villain’s cryptic puzzles in order to save the library.
Sept. 12, 7 p.m. • Virtual
Join holistic healer and life coach Jan Webber through guided meditation, Communicating and Managing Time.
Classic Cinema Mondays
Sept. 12, 1 to 3 p.m. • Thompson
Join us every Monday afternoon until December 19 for a classic film.
Inspiration Station Overview
Sept. 12, 6 p.m.. • Bainbridge and virtual
The presentation will cover using maker space equipment for personalized gift project ideas, corporate marketing promotions and more.
Geauga Skywatchers: Nebulae
Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. • Thistle
Join the Astronomy Presentation Series to promote scientific thinking to young and old through the study and practice of astronomy.
home school art
Sept. 13, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. • Middlefield
Youngsters in grades 1-12 will learn to draw fun animals with step-by-step instructions.
Caramel Apple Bar
Sept. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. • Geauga West
Teens in grades 6-12 will make caramel apple creations.
Testing time: discussion with the author
Sept. 13, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge
Written with Carlo Wolff, Terry Gilbert’s memoir bears witness to the two Americas that Americans inhabit: one for the rich and powerful and the other for the minorities and the poor.
Geauga Genealogy Society
Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. • Thistle
See what’s new in Anderson Allyn’s History and Genealogy Room.
English at home
Sept. 14, 11 a.m. • Bainbridge
Teens in grades 6-12 can take part in a lesson in non-fiction essay writing and learn tips that can be applied to everything from state exams to classroom journaling.
Find your ancestors
Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. • Thistle
Learn how to start researching family history. Family history records will be explored such as census, military records, immigration forms and more.
Buy your first home
September 14, 6:30 p.m. • Middlefield
Join Keller Williams Realtors Tim Ambrose and Rory Flynn for an informative session on the steps involved in finding and buying a first home.
Creative writing at the library
Sept. 14, 7 to 8:15 p.m. • Bainbridge
Bring your own pieces or some favorite works by other authors. Prompts will be provided for some internal writings.
Sensory and artistic club for little hands
Sept. 15, 10-10:45 a.m. • Thistle
Babies ages 9-18 months with a caregiver will enjoy a few short stories and an open-ended process art project.
Caring for the Caregiver
Sept. 15, 3 p.m. • Geauga West
Caregivers will learn more about tips, tools and community resources for caregivers. Presented by Dawn Damante, Geriatric and NICHE Program Coordinator, University Hospitals.
International Points Day
Sept. 15, 4 to 4:45 p.m. • Middlefield
Kids from kindergarten to grade 4 will celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration with multimedia arts activities.
Sept. 15, 7 p.m. • Geauga West
Presented by Geauga Park District, enjoy an interactive discussion of creepy, creepy backyard neighbors.
Third Thursday Business Social
Sept. 15, 9-11 a.m. • Geauga West
Chester, Russell and Newbury area businesses join for a business networking opportunity on the third Thursday of each month. Coffee and donuts are offered.