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Presented by the Geauga Park District, attendees will learn about mammoths, mastodons and many more whose ancient remains have been discovered in and around Ohio…

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Bodacious Beasts

February 1, 7 p.m. • Virtual

Presented by the Geauga Park District, attendees will learn about mammoths, mastodons and more whose ancient remains have been discovered in Ohio and surrounding areas.

Poker 101

February 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m. • Thompson

An introductory poker course for beginners, learn the basic rules and mechanics of the game.

Club ink writing workshop

Feb. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. • Thistle

Writers can join interested creators of all genres to critique their work while sharing experiences, information, and ideas. Budding authors and seasoned veterans are welcome.

D and D

February 2, 6 to 8 p.m. • Virtual

Teens in grades 7-12 can participate in a two-hour tabletop campaign. No experience required.

Book discussion

February 2, 7 p.m. • Geauga West

Discuss Cara Wall’s “The Dearly Beloved.”

Beekeeping series for beginners

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Midfielder

Join Trish the Beekeeper.

February 2: Get advice on buying equipment, learning the lingo and establishing bees on your property.
February 9: Learn how to buy bees and install them in the hive.
February 16: Get advice on the first weeks of beekeeping and hive management.

cardboard art

February 3, 4 p.m. • Virtual

Youngsters in grades K-5 will turn recycled cardboard Covid test kit boxes into sculptural art. Pick up supplies at Middlefield Library after registration.

Teen Thursdays

February 3, 3 to 4:30 p.m. • Bainbridge

Teens in grades 6-12 can come have fun after school, participate in activities and grab a snack with Mr. Eli. Registration is not compulsory.

Teens and tweens night

February 3, 6 to 8 p.m. • Thompson

Teens can participate in games, trivia, movies, and pizza on the first and third Thursday nights of each month.

Bigfoot Mushrooms

February 3, 6 p.m. • Middlefield

Learn the basics of growing mushrooms as well as general facts about mushrooms.

Film discussion club

February 3, 2-3 p.m. • Geauga West

Watch “Miss Pettigrew Lives One Day”alone, then join us for a discussion. Make a reservation online or call your local branch for assistance.

Mobile Memory Lab Orientation

February 3, 6:30 p.m. • Bainbridge

Use the Mobile Memory Lab to preserve your memories. Attending a one-hour orientation is mandatory before making an appointment with the Mobile Memory Lab.


February 3, 4 p.m. • Bainbridge

Children in grades 4-6 will read a fun intermediate-level novel. Meet up with friends every week to eat a snack, talk about the book, and play book-related games.

Enrichment activities for dogs

February 5, 2 p.m. • Bainbridge

Discover tips for making the cooking experience interesting with simple objects lying around the house. Start making a snuff mat for your pet. Bring 1 to 1 1/2 yards of fleece fabric to make the rug.

Get to know Libby

February 5, 10 a.m. • Bainbridge

Learn the ins and outs of navigating the Libby app to borrow and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks on your device.

4th and 5th grade book club

February 7, 4:30 p.m. • Geauga West

Pick up a copy of each month’s book at the information desk. Then come to the library to eat pizza and discuss the book.

wildlife in winter

February 8, 6 p.m. • Thompson

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss how native Ohio creatures survive winter. All ages.

Mystery Book Discussion

February 8, 2 p.m. • Thompson

Join us for a tour of mysteries around the world while discussing

“Murder at the Parsonage” by Agatha Christie.

Avoid Medicaid expenses

February 8, 2 p.m. • Geauga West

Find out how to effectively pass your assets on to your children or heirs with probate avoidance and asset protection strategies. Learn how to protect assets and avoid retirement home expenses with trusts and other asset protection tools.

Teen Dating Violence

February 8, 6 p.m. • Geauga West

WomenSafe will educate teens about dating violence. The presentation will focus on advocacy and education to end dating abuse before it starts.

Preschool Expo

February 8, 6 to 8 p.m. • Bainbridge

Parents are encouraged to talk to several local preschools. Representatives will answer questions and provide information. A space and activities for children will be available.


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