Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

It looks like our “January Thaw” is coming to an end with temperatures in the teens. And that, of course, means a trip to the library! Don’t be caught without the essentials: good books, movies, audio books and magazines to enjoy! Come in and browse the collection – we’ll also be glad to help you find what you need. Parents: bring your preschooler to Preschool Pals, a storytime for ages 3 1/2-5 without a caregiver! That’s right – your little one comes in on his/her own for a storytime just for them! Adults can enjoy time in the Children’s Room while their children hear stories, sing and dance! Please join us for that and the following programs:


Monday, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) VALENTINE ZENTANGLE – Cathy Zavodny will show us how to design beautiful Zentangle Valentine cards. Come join in the fun!

Wednesday, Feb. 6 (7 p.m.) ALA NOTABLES LIST OF BOOKS 2013 – Join us as Bill Kelly, the Beachwood Branch Manager and member of the American Library Association Council, explains how the process is completed and why these notable books were selected. 


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

Thursday, Feb. 22 (3:30 p.m.) ROLL OUT THE DUCT TAPE! – For ages 11-18. Join us as we roll out the duct tape for fun projects. Try one of ours or come up with one of your own – you’ll be stuck on whatever you create! 


Thursday, Jan. 24 (11 a.m.) PRESCHOOL PALS STORYTIME – For ages 3 1/2-5. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes during this time for preschoolers on their own!

Wednesday, Jan. 30 (4 p.m.) AMELIA BEDELIA DAY – For children ages 4-8. Celebrate Amelia Bedelia’s 50th birthday with us. She’s here with a new story – “Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia” – followed by more fun activities, crafts and refreshments. Parents must sign a release form before the program. 

Thursday, Jan. 31 (3:30 p.m.) JUNIOR ENGINEERING CLUB – Forages 8-12. Bring your ideas and imagination! Get together once a month with other students and have fun creating all kinds of structures.

Saturday, Feb. 2 (2-4 p.m.) DIY DIGITAL MOVIES – For grades 4-8. Stephanie Sutton will teach us how to use video equipment and editing software, create mini-movies, video blogs and interview sessions. 

Tuesday, Feb. 5 (4 p.m.) WE CAN ALL BE BRAVE AND KIND – For grades 2-5. Through participatory folk tales from diverse cultures, songs, role-playing and reflection, Susan Weber invites children to empathize with story characters and consider effective responses when confronted with unkind words and actions. During the workshop, kids can explore positive behaviors in a safe, supportive environment.

Saturday, Feb. 9 (11 a.m.) ANIMATION STATION: ANIMATED GREETING CARD CREATION – For grades K-3. Learn how to make an animated greeting card using the computer program Fluxtime. You decide on the message you want to share, choose a background and characters, and even make them move! An email address is necessary to forward completed projects. A parent must sign a release form before the program.

Please register for these programs by going online to cuyahogalibrary.org, calling 871-6392, or when you stop in for a visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Joyce Sandy

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

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:46 AM, 01.22.2013