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To many events to count! Be sure to check out everything that we have going on so you don’t miss out! Some of our highlights include the 4th Annual Mini Geek fest, Grape Jamboree and this years One Book, One County author Johann Hari!

Look at all that is happening at the ACDL Libraries!
New programs, old favorites, and more and more information at your fingertips.

Our Summer Reading programs continue through July. Special events? Bree the Rescue Rooster will encourage a BreeKind Lifestyle of eco-friendly plant-based foods on July 15. Dr. Insecta will be at both libraries with his Original Bug Lab On July 30.Flashback to 1969 continues through July 17, culminating in the Apollo 11 50th Year Celebration on Saturday, July 20. And it’s not too late to register for our Summer Reading Program, so come in and register today!

And don’t forget ACDL will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day!

Summer Reading has begun!
We have so many programs at our Ashtabula and Geneva Libraries to entertain and educate everyone!
Find out if UFOs are out there somewhere, challenge your imagination with our new Dungeons & Dragons group, find out how to research Palentine ancestors and search through children’s orphanage records.
Listen to the music of the Universe with B Side Records.
Design your own tee shirt (everything is provided!), then enter the Ashtabula Library’s Interactive Arts Fair tee shirt contest.
Met the new group, Animal Welfare Center of Ashtabula County and local children’s author, Caitlyn Ambrose.
Then hang on– 5 weeks of programs as we flash back to 1969, in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
Come see what we have to offer you, your family, and friends this summer.
And don’t forget to register for
Summer Reading. You could win a prize for reading! How cool is that?

Check out a Human Book and challenge your preconceived notions as you un judge someone at the Human Library. Learn about our new Dungeons and Dragons program. Watch the movie screening “Straws” and learn how kids are initiating the reduction of straw litter. Stop in for a root beer float and make sidewalk chalk art as we kick off our summer reading program.

So much to choose from in April! Learn to knit socks Two-at-a-Time, Become a library volunteer!Participate in our monthly Drum Circle. Learn how to preserve your family’s video memories with Carl Feather. Hear NEO Ghosthunters tales about their experiences. If you are an indie author, enter the Ohio Author Project – you could win a major award!

Interested in music? On March 23rd, Simple Gifts music duo will teach you about folk music and folk instruments form 10-11:30 then from 1-2:30 learn a few chords, basic strumming, and fingerpicking on the ukelele (registration required). March 24th, attend a free concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 4901 Main Ave. Ashtabula, Ohio at 2PM. Everyone welcome. All programs sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

In March you can also learn beginning sign language with Sister Sheila. How to combat cyber fraud with AARP and Preparing to Care: Caregiving Workshop by AARP.

Attend events throughout the month for kids, teens, adults and families.

Winter is never boring at your ACDL Libraries!

We have a Mini Potter Con full of magical fun, January Gallery artist Cassidy Eland, Cursive Writing Classes for teens, Introduction to Drum Circles, All Ages Movie Night, art labs for kids and adults, DNA interest group, No Pressure Book Club for Teens, LEGO Club, and of course, Storytimes!

So many programs for December! Caroling, crafting a special gift, holiday videos. Lots of holiday events for the entire family at the Ashtabula and Geneva Libraries. And our regular programs are available, as well! 

Read about the success of our One Book, One County finale with author Sam Quinones. Find out how you can help the homeless, especially veterans) stay warm this winter. Visit the Wm. Tokarczyk Gallery to view the exhibit “WWI Memories” during November.  Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6! Learn how youth in 4th-12th grades can enter our NaNoWriMo writing contest! Stop in for our joint program with ADDA – Holiday Open House for Best “Marshmallow World” costumes and Ugly Sweater Contest – you could be featured in the ADDA Christmas parade on Friday, Nov. 16!

Our One Book, One County initiative continues, with exciting events leading up to a visit by Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Join us for Meet the Candidates night, learn about landlord/tenant law, celebrate The Walking Dead, geek out at Random Fandom, sleep over at the Geneva library, find out how to build healthy teen relationships, dive into STEAM, drop in for an art lab, get one-on-one tech help, or hang out with Miss Melissa.

Join us in our One Book, One County reading initiative and start a conversation about addiction and opioid abuse in the county. Build with Legos, celebrate your favorite fandom, or read to Bella the dog with your kids. Come to our author talks with William W. Richmond and Pheba Hawkins Smith, join the Harry Potter Book Club, or just relax and read at ACDL this month!

Try out our new online services: Lynda, a powerful online learning tool; Prenda, extensive self-paced lessons in coding; and Libby, a powerful app for finding all sorts of ebooks and audiobooks — all free with your library card. Also, find Bigfoot, take up Tai Chi, or meet our August artist, Amy Edixon. Join the Harry Potter Book Club, the Anime Club, the Teen Squad, or the Toddler Time storytimes. And that’s just a sampling of all the great things happening at ACDL!

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday, join the Summer Reading Club picnic finale, or come read to Bella the Dog Listener. Learn about our new Children’s Garden Sound Wall, our tobacco-free campus policy, and what it’s like to be a NASA engineer. Talk with our July gallery artist, Maria Louise Welch, attend a demonstration of a printing press, and share your talents at Family Talent Night. Not to mention our regular story times, art labs, Tai Chi classes, and much more — these are only a few of the happenings at ACDL!

Learn why Libraries Rock! Share your talents at Family Talent Night, explore the Universe of Music or make music as part our new Recorder Group, enjoy a Preschool Dance Party Garden Tea Party, join our Summer Reading Club, find out why bees are important, practice Tai Chi, participate in our monthly Writers’ Workshop, and come see our Native Voices exhibit, or take part in #ACDLRocks! #MetroparksRocks! There’s also plenty of information on all the other events going on at both our Ashtabula and Geneva buildings throughout the month of June.

Learn about the exciting exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness”, coming to the Ashtabula library at the end of the month, and a wide variety of related programs. Also in this edition: The Human Library®, #ACDLRocks, Root Beer Floats and Sidewalk Chalk, Landlord/Tenant Law, Princess Storytime, Teen Tough Topics, and Monday Is for Making. Plus our ongoing programs, including Teen Squad, Drop-in Art Lab, Writers’ Workshop, Coding Clubs, Poetry Slam, Tai Chi, Tech Help, and Mother-Daughter Book Club.

We celebrate the career of a beloved staff member, express our appreciation for our patrons, and give a preview of our upcoming Native Voices exhibit and our third Human Library™ program. Learn about why water matters, parenting children with special needs, Tarot through storytelling, how to set up an email account, and genealogical DNA testing. Meet our March artist at her reception, encounter local 4-H clubs, and sign up your little ones for story time. And we invite you to bring us your poetry in March to be displayed in the library in April!

We announce the Kids’ and Teens’ Writing Contest results, and give details on our second annual Winter Beach Party in February. Read up on our Geneva Library winning Cornerstone Award from the City of Geneva, and learn about our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, Art Labs for all ages, and Homelessness and Rape Crisis informational programs. And don’t forget our ongoing Tech Thursdays, Teen Squad, Storytimes, Tai Chi classes, and lots of other programs!

Ashtabula Library/Administration
4335 Park Ave Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
phone: (440) 997-9341
fax: (440) 992-7714
Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am-8:30pm
  • Friday: 9am-6pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm

Geneva Library / Bookmobile
860 Sherman St. Geneva, Ohio 44041
phone: (440) 466-4521
fax: (440) 466-0162
Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-8:30pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm

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