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Burton Public Library

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15th Annual Edible Book Festival Saturday, April 1 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. All Ages Welcome! Bring an entirely edible “book” to the Library by 11 a.m. on the day of the festival. The “book” creations will be judged in Funniest, Most Realistic and Most Book-Like categories. Stories, games and book cookie decorating will also take place.

Raptor Encounters Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. All Ages Welcome! At this program we’ll learn about the history and survival tactics of raptors. Featuring birds such as Ohio hawks, owls, falcons and more. Who knows what bird you may meet at this program! Brought to you by Lake Metroparks. Registration is required.

Friends’ Book Sale Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library.

Essential Oils Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. Join us for an introductory class about the properties of essential oils and ways to use them in your daily life. Taught by Felicia Timas of His Daughter in Middlefield. Participants will make a bottle of spray to take home. Registration is required and begins March 1.

New York Times Bestselling Author Paula McLain: Wine & Cheese Reception and Author Visit Thursday, APRIL 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. Join the “Friends of the Burton Public Library” ($10 for an Individual or $15 for a Family membership) during the month of March to receive a FREE ticket to this special Friends only event.

Help Stop the Invasion! How to Deal with Problematic Invasive Plants Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. The Geauga County Park District will show you how to identify problem plants in your backyard, alert you to the threats they pose, and explain how to get rid of them. Bring pictures for identification and help. No registration.

“Crafting with Marian” Paint Party Program

Due to an overwhelming response the first time around, the Garrettsville Library will offer a second “Crafting with Marian” paint party program. The program will take place on Monday, March 13 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Using brushes, canvas and paint, participants will make a beautiful piece of art- a portrait of spring lavender. Participants are encouraged to bring their patience and love of art, as this project will challenge your creative skills. This adult program is free, although there is a $5 deposit fee that’s refunded the day of the program. There are only a limited number of seats available, so call 330-527-4378 for registration right away.

“Cookin’ up a Storm” Program

Garrettsville Library’s “Cookin’ up a Storm” program’s next theme will be famous non-chef recipes. Program will take place on Saturday, March 18 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Using cookbooks from the library’s own collection, you’ll discover recipes by people who are famous for something other than their culinary talent. Participants are asked to bring a dish from a recipe of a famous person to share with the others. Led by Marian Phillips, this monthly program gives adults the opportunity to experience new types of food such as international selections, and allows them to try their hand at preparing new dishes. Call 330-527-4378 for registration or for any additional information.

Book Discussion Club Meeting

Garrettsville Library’s Book Discussion Club will meet on Tuesday March 21 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the library’s meeting room. This month’s selection is will be Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. It’s the remarkable memoir of an incredible journey along the Pacific Crest Trail without electronics, other people, or escape. For 94 days, the author bore the weight of her backpack, loss of her mother, and a broken marriage to become one with the vast wilderness. Copies of this title are available at the Reference Desk. Call 330-527-4378 for registration or for additional information.

Container Gardening Program

Are you interested in learning more about container gardening? Cynthia Druckenbrod, Vice President of Horticulture at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, will speak about this subject at the Garrettsville Library on Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Druckenbrod oversees 10 acres of outdoor gardens in addition to the plant and animal collections in the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Call 330-527-4378 to reserve a seat, as spaces are limited.