Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

Although March came in like a lion, spring is on its way! Birds have been spotted, and Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10 – don’t forget to turn those clocks ahead! And the library has many things for you to do with that extra hour! Join us for book discussions, story times, animal shows, computer fun, and much more!

Ask us about the Toy Library to help entertain your children on a rainy day. Clean, safe toys of your choosing will be delivered to the library for you for a three-week loan. A special program for teens and young adults is happening on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Those aged 11 to 18 who are looking for a thriving career, or just getting started will enjoy “Is Manufacturing the Career for You?” Learn about this up and coming field, and how to get your start here in Ohio. Please join us for that program and the following for all age levels:


Thursday, March 7 (7:30 p.m.) THURSDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION – “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson is the title for March. Please join us for a lively discussion!

Sunday, March 10 (2 p.m.) TURN THE CORNER BAND – This band will once again present a lively Irish celebration of jigs, reels and ballads in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Monday, March 11 (7 p.m.) TURNING YOUR PICTURE BOOK VISION INTO REALITY – Come and listen, discuss and review what makes a memorable picture book. We’ll address audience, character, setting, plot and voice. Bring your own picture book text to work on and possibly share. Instructor Lee Carr graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in creative writing and has worked in marketing, web design and freelance writing and editing. 

Tuesday, March 12 (10 a.m.) EBOOKS – In collaboration with the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, learn how to download library eBooks with Joe Salamon, Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Internet Specialist.

Wednesday, March 13 (1:30 p.m.) BOOK DISCUSSION – The March book title is “Foreign Bodies” by Cynthia Ozick. Please pick up the book at the library and join us for a discussion.

Wednesday, March 20 (7 p.m.) KNOW YOUR NUMBERS – Knowing your numbers is a key to good health! Health screenings are a valuable tool used to identify potential health issues and promote wellness. Too often these screenings are misunderstood. Join us for an informative presentation and learn what is available through the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Various health screenings for adults will also be offered.


Tuesday, March 12 (3:30 p.m.) ROUND T.A.B.L.E. – For ages 11 and up. Join other teens 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. Snacks will be served, so a permission slip must be signed by a parent for each student.

Monday, March 18 (7 p.m.) IS MANUFACTURING THE CAREER FOR YOU? – For ages 11-18. Looking for a thriving  career choice? Come hear information about manufacturing companies, the careers available, and how to access the knowledge and experience to get one of these positions in Northeast Ohio.


Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 (6-7:30 p.m.) TEAM READ-A-BOOK – For grades 2-3. Children with identified learning disabilities or who are struggling with their literacy skills and their parents can participate in activities with librarians and learning disabilities specialists.

Saturday, March 9 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME –For ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Join us for a sensory storytime designed for children with different needs including autism, Down syndrome, cognitive impairments and other special needs or challenges. The program includes a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for the participants as well as a half-hour socialization time following the program.

Wednesday, March 13 (7 p.m.) IT’S A GUY THING – For boys in grades 3-4. A good book, a fun activity and food are part of this laid-back program for boys and their dads or an adult male friend. Books will be available at the desk beginning Feb. 13.

Saturday, March 16 (11 a.m.) MOVIN AND GROOVIN – For ages birth-5 years. Enjoy a story and then put on your dancing shoes for some fun movin and groovin to the music!


Thursday, March 7 (11 a.m.) G2P: WII BOWLING CHALLENGE FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART – For ages 10 and up. Whatever your age, show off your moves – maybe you’ll win a trophy! Alley-type snacks will be served so bowlers under the age of 18 must have a permission slip signed by a parent.

Tuesday, March 19 (4 p.m.) OUTBACK RAY’S AMAZING ANIMAL SHOW – For families. Outback Ray brings a variety of exotic reptiles mammals, birds, and bugs to this hands-on show.  He shares his love and passion with the audience in a fun and exciting way so you can have an experience of a lifetime!

Please register for these programs by going online to cuyahogalibrary.org, by calling 871-6392, or when you stop in to see us at 502 Cahoon Rd.  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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