Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

We hope that area students are enjoying their Spring Break, and everyone else is enjoying the break in the weather – finally!! Now is the time to start those spring plans – whether they include cleaning up around the house, planning that garden, or choosing the next book you’d like to read. All of that and more can be found in one place: the Bay Village Branch Library. We’re here to help you find what you need, and there are several displays throughout the library to give you ideas.

Leap Into Books is back in the Children’s Room. Each bag is labeled with the subject of the 4-5 books in the bag. Simply check out the whole bag and you’re ready to go – we’ve chosen the books so you can be on your way quickly. Return them all together and then check out some more! Books on CD, Playaway Views, and music CDs can be helpful if you’re taking a trip. There are plenty of titles for all age levels – come find the ones that are just right for you. Please join us for the following programs for all ages:

ADULT DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, April 3 (1:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us as we discuss “The Pub Across the Pond” by Mary Carter.

Saturday, April 13 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) GET INVOLVED… - Meet non-profit organizations that need volunteers. Share your talents and skills. As a volunteer you can help your community, explore new hobbies, enjoy new experiences, meet new people and learn new skills.

Saturday, April 13 (11 a.m.) WHO LIVED HERE? HOW TO DO A HOUSE GENEALOGY – Researching the history of a house is very similar to researching a family. Learn the basic steps for completing a house history, relevant resources and further steps you could take.

Monday, April 15 (7 p.m.) LESS IS MORE: EDITING YOUR OWN WRITING, FROM MEMOS TO NOVELS – Writer/editor Frank W. Lewis will show techniques for making your own writing more precise, concise and compelling before anyone else sees it. 

Wednesday, April 17 (7 p.m.) I LOVE JAZZ – Enjoy live jazz music performed by a group of fine musicians from the Greater Cleveland area. The band will play marches, blues and popular songs from the 1920s in the ensemble style of such bands as Louis Armstrong, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Thursday, April 17 (7 p.m.) CLEVELAND’S FAVORITE CHEFS – Maria Isabella is the author of “In the Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs,” an inside look into the private kitchens of 35 local culinary greats including Michael Symon and Jonathan Sawyer. Maria posed the challenge for each chef to share their favorite dishes that could be prepared in under an hour. She will showcase some of the recipes and tips from the chefs themselves.

TEEN DEPARTMENT

Tuesday, April 16 (3:30 p.m.) ARTIST DETECTIVES – MINIATURE PAINTING WORKSHOP – For ages 11-18. Explore and uncover interesting facts about the life and art of miniature artist Oliver Frazier, then create your own mini painting in this workshop conducted by professional artist and author Jo Ann DePolo.

Thursday, April 18 (3:30 p.m.) SURVIVOR – DUCT TAPE! – For ages 11-18. Could you survive on a desert island with duct tape being your only supply? Try one of our projects or one of your own; you’ll be stuck on whatever you create!

CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, April 3 (11 a.m.) EXPLORATION STATION: DINOSAURS – For ages 3-8 with a caregiver. Help us celebrate the release of "Jurassic Park 3D" during Spring Break! Hear a story, participate in science and math activities at various stations and go on a dino hunt.

Saturday, April 20 (2 p.m.) G2P PRINCESS DANCE – For ages 7-11. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an afternoon of games, crafts and fun based on the fairy tale of the “Twelve Dancing Princesses.”

Thursday, April 11 (7 p.m.) FAMILIES READING TOGETHER – For families with readers ages 8-12. Discuss a good book, try a related activity and enjoy a treat. Books are available now at the Check Out Desk.

Please join us for these programs by going online to cuyahogalibrary.org, calling 871-6392 and, of course, stopping in to see us. 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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