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Summer Reading Challenge
June 1 – July 31
Sign up for the challenge to read books, save your progress, and enter raffles for various prizes. Ask at a local branch.
• Geauga West, July 6, 7 p.m., “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett
• Bainbridge, July 11, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett
• Thompson, July 12, 2 p.m., “The Man Who Smiled” by Henning Mankell
• Chardon, July 12, 6:30 p.m., “All Calm on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque
• Middlefield, July 14, 5:30 p.m., “The Gown” by Jennifer Robson
July 2, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Middlefield
Spend the day scrapbooking, needlework, genealogy, or just reading a book.
July 4 and 11, 10 a.m. • Thompson
Children can participate in outdoor arts and crafts activities.
July 5 and 12, 3 p.m. • Geauga West
Teens in grades 5-12 will explore some of the legends and creatures of the seven seas with books, snacks and craft projects.
Club ink writing workshop
6 July, 6-8.30 p.m. • Thistle
Share your work, experiences, information and ideas.
Film discussion club
July 7, 2 p.m. • Geauga West
Join to discuss »What a way to go.”
Friends of the Book
July 7 and 14, 1-1:45 p.m. • Geauga West
The children practice reading with volunteer teenagers.
Technical tutoring session for teenagers
July 7 and 14, 2-4 p.m. • Geauga West
Teens in the community will be available to help with basic smartphone applications, downloading books to devices, basic email setup, and internet research on computers and computer databases. Appointments last 30 minutes.
Bats are fantastic
July 7, 7 p.m. • Middlefield
Learn more about the facts and some myths about this often misunderstood mammal.
Teens and tweens night
July 7, 6 to 9 p.m. • Thompson
Kids in grades 5-12 can sign up for games, quizzes, movies, and pizza.
Oceans of Possibilities
July 8, 10 a.m. • Middlefield
Learn all about the aquatic world on a live, interactive adventure with an educator from the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Look in the large meeting room or register online for a Zoom link before the event. All ages.
Dr Dave sails the seven seas
July 9, 11 a.m. • Geauga West
Join Dr. Dave and the Whiz Bang Science Show as they travel the seven seas with interactive science experiments. All ages.
July 9, 2 p.m. • Bainbridge
Join us to have some adaptive, integrated, and creative good times creating greeting cards in community with others, for others. Everyone is welcome. Any adult with exceptional needs must also reserve a place for the support person.
Night at the drive-in
July 10, 7 p.m.
Family fun night held offsite at Mayfield Road Drive-In, 12100 Mayfield Road, Chardon. Doors open at 7 p.m. for pre-show attractions followed by a double feature.
Song of the Sea 101
July 11, 1 p.m. • Bainbridge
Teens in grades 6-12 will learn the history and elements of sea shanties and how to write their own.
July 11, 3:30 p.m. • Thistle
Teens in grades 6-12 can participate in activities and creative crafts. Equipment and snacks provided. No registration required.
Joseph and Rose Kennedy
July 12, 7 p.m. • Bainbridge & Virtual
Join “The Beginning of an American Dynasty, Part 2” for a fresh look at the Kennedy family.
Showdown on the Nintendo Switch
July 13, 2-4 p.m. • Geauga West
Youth in grades 2-5 can participate in play and competition.
Open mic night
July 13, 7 p.m. • Geauga West
All ages can share their talents on the terrace. Read a poem, sing a song, or play an instrument.
July 14, 7 p.m. • Thistle
Join other crafters to work on projects.
Family movie night
July 15, 6 to 8 p.m. • Bainbridge
Join us to watch “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” while decorating and “sailing” pirate ships. Equipment and snacks provided. All ages.
UFO: Unfinished Objects
July 15, 5pm-9pm • Geauga West
Complete a project at the library. Large tables, letter openers, Ellison dies, access to computers and databases and more will be available.