Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library
The changing leaves and everything else that’s beautiful about fall are upon us! The cooler weather invites cozy reading or outside activities. Stop in at the library for titles you’re looking for, or ask us for suggestions. If you need a book for those repairs that are waiting or tips on organizing your spaces, we can help you find those, also. Don’t forget to take some time to relax and do something fun. Join us for the following programs to be entertained, meet an author or two and discover what’s new at your library!
Wednesday, Oct. 17 (7 p.m.) AUTHOR VISIT WITH P. L. GAUS – P. L. Gaus is the author of the “Amish Country Mysteries” books set in the Amish culture. Examining the Amish culture in the context of a murder investigation, Gaus illuminates life among the Amish. Join us as the author shares his thoughts on writing and discusses his latest book, “Harmless as Doves.” Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 (7 p.m.) A NUTRITIONIST’S VIEW – Living healthier is easier than you think! Join a MetroHealth nutritionist to learn about the importance of nutrition and easy tips on how to make better meal choices. Take home healthy recipes, too!
Tuesday, Nov. 6 (7 p.m.) TIGHTEN UP: HOME EFFICIENCY AND YOUR WALLET – Keep your energy costs from going through the roof and keep your home more comfortable year-round. In this program, Jeff Muhlbach will share common, cost-effective home improvements, many of which you can do yourself, including attic tents, insulation, air sealing and HVAC updates.
Thursday, Oct. 18 (3:30 p.m.) MUMMY SCIENCE AND THE MYSTERY CEMETERY – Students in grades 4-8 can investigate mummification with Susannah Hamm, the library’s science and technology specialist. Explore the concepts of osmosis and desiccation, which make mummification possible. Learn how the ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Mummify an egg to take home! Find out what scientists can learn about ancient people from their burial sites, and try some archaeology with the Mystery Cemetery! Registration required and parents must stop in at the library to sign a release and hold-harmless form. (And no – we are NOT going to mummify your child!)
Saturday, Nov. 3 (11 a.m.) PLAY, LEARN AND GROW – For ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Victoria Todd, a child psychologist, will be on hand to answer your questions about behavioral issues such as sleeping, eating, scheduling activities and more. A variety of age-appropriate toys, books and activities will be available for you and your child as Victoria provides information.
Saturday, Nov. 3 (2 p.m.) ANIMATION STATION: ANIMATED GREETING CARD CREATION – Learn how to make an animated greeting card using the computer and Fluxtime. Decide on the message you want to share, choose a background and characters, and make them move! Parents must sign a release form and provide an email address to forward the completed cards to.
Thursday, Oct. 25 (3:30 p.m.) JUNIOR ENGINEERING – For ages 8-12. Bring your ideas and imagination! Get together once a month with other students and have fun creating all kinds of structures.
Thursday, Oct. 18 (7 p.m.) FAMILIES READING TOGETHER – For families with readers ages 8-12. Discuss a good mystery book, try a related activity and enjoy a treat. Pick up the book selection at the Children’s Desk.
Monday, Oct. 22 (4 p.m.) NANOTECHNOLOGY: THE SMALLEST BIG IDEA IN SCIENCE – For grades 2-6. Come join us during National Chemistry Week for fun and hands-on activities that let you get close to the action. Be prepared to get in and get messy in this fun program led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society. Parents or guardians must sign a release form.
Please register for these programs by going online at cuyahogalibrary.org or by stopping in to see us. We look forward to your visit!
I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.