Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

Stop in at the Bay Village Library as you do your holiday preparations. We have plenty of cookbooks to check out for those last-minute get togethers, a list of Great Children’s Books to help you decide which books to get the little readers on your list, and music CDs to create a festive atmosphere. We’re here to help you find what you need, even if it’s just a quiet chair to relax in for a moment!!

Children are invited to drop into the Story Room to do some  ongoing holiday crafts from Dec. 22-Jan 2. All materials will be set out – just bring your imagination! Leave time to try the Holiday Library Scavenger Hunt. Be sure to turn your completed paper in to the Children’s Desk for a small prize!

A huge Thank You to all of the patrons who visited the library in the past year! We look forward serving you again in the coming year and wish everyone Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year!! 


Thursday, Jan. 3 (7 p.m.) THURSDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us as we discuss “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7 p.m.) MUSIC OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – See and hear the songs that inspired a nation! Dr. Michael Strasser, professor of musicology at Baldwin Wallace University, will present an historical perspective of the Civil Rights Movement.

Thursday, Jan. 17 (7 p.m.) WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MONEY – Join business expert Leah Villalobos as she discusses five steps to help women take control o f their financial lives, which include identifying goals and coming up with a strategy to reach those goals.


Tuesday, Jan. 8 (3:30 p.m.) ROUND T.A.B.L.E. – For ages 11 and up. Join other teens at the Round T.A.B.L.E. and do what teens at Bay Library enjoy – whether it be completing projects that serve the community, helping the library or sometimes just hanging out and playing video games. A permission slip must be signed by a parent or guardian prior to meetings in order to enjoy the snacks.

Monday, Jan. 14 (7 p.m.) GIRLS IN BAY BOOK DISCUSSION – For girls in grades 5-8. Girls, bring an adult female friend for some great fun together! We’ll discuss a book, share a snack and do a related activity. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 (7 p.m.) ACT PREP – For high school students. College Now Greater Cleveland will help you set your personal ACT score goal based on your talents. Learn which questions you should skip, develop specific strategies for each subject  section and make a plan to reach your ACT score goal.


Storytimes for ages birth-5 years begin the week of Jan. 7. Please check for days and times online, or stop in for a flyer!

Thursday, Jan. 10 (7 p.m.) IT’S A GIRL’S WORLD – Girls in grades 3 and 4 are invited to bring an adult female friend to share in a fun book discussion, a snack and a related craft.

Saturday, Jan. 12 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – Join us for a sensory storytime designed for children with special needs or challenges. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as a half-hour socialization time following the program.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 (4 p.m.) BOOK JEOPARDY – For grades 2-3. Have a blast reading a book and playing a related game.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 (7 p.m.) IT’S A GUY THING – For boys in grades 3-4. A good book, a fun activity and food are all part of this laid-back program for boys and their dads or an adult male buddy. Books will be available beginning Dec. 19.

Friday, Jan. 18 (11:30 a.m.) DREAM BIG AND READ MAGIC SHOW – For ages 2 and up and families. Katy and Roger Divella are back with a new show. You’ll love this event that combines magic, puppets and lots of fun!

Saturday, Jan. 19 (11 a.m.) MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’ – For ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Enjoy a story and then put on your dancing shoes for some fun movin’ and groovin’  to the music!

Please register for these programs by calling 871-6392, going online to guyahogalibrary.org or stopping by the library. See YOU soon!

Joyce Sandy

I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.

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