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The Geauga West Library is at 13455 Chillicothe Road. For more information or to register, call 440-729-4250 or visit

Geauga West Library

The Geauga West Library is at 13455 Chillicothe Road. For more information or to register, call 440-729-4250 or visit


Civil Rights StoryWalk

All January

Read different stories and learn about the Civil Rights Movement. Geauga West’s story is “My Brother Martin, A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Try the take-home activity to further enhance one’s understanding of this important part of U.S. history.

Teen Tearable Puns

All January, teens may visit the library for a funny pun, joke or one-liner. Put a pun in one’s pocket.


Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Children in kindergarten through second grade will enjoy fun stories and activities that encourage a lifelong reading adventure.

Teen Coffee House

Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m.

Set time aside to hang out with friends, talk, read, relax and drink coffee or hot chocolate.



Sala Udin: A First-Hand Account

Jan. 15, 2 p.m.
Mr. Sala Udin will share his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement and his firsthand experience of having heard Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the impact his work and subsequent assassination had on him and the country as a whole. He will further discuss how his experiences, Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement affected American society today. To be followed by a question and answer session.

Self-Publishing Workshop

Jan. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

Local authors and artists will learn about SELF-e, PressBooks and Biblioboard. The SELF-e platform, in partnership with Library Journal, allows local indie authors to turn their books into eBooks, showcasing them online. Biblioboard offers a wide range of possibilities for local artists, photographers, musicians and more to create and share their work with national audiences.

History of the Cleveland Rams

Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

Cleveland native Jim Sulecki will talk about his book “The Cleveland Rams: The NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon, 1936 -1945” that details the history of the championship-winning team.

His expertise in the matter comes from the stories of his father and grandfather, who were both in attendance at the 1945 NFL Championship Game that the Rams won. Sulecki also did extensive research for the book, even looking through the belongings of superstar quarterback Bob Waterfield that are now under the ownership of his son.

Sulecki’s book not only details the story of the Rams; it also contains an important account of the city of Cleveland, the early football league, and the similarities to football and the media today. Sulecki is now working on a novel set in modern-day Cleveland.

This event is free and open to the general public. Registration required.

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