Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library
Spring is a busy time for families and schools, and we’re busy at the Bay Library too. There are many displays around the rooms, programs for all ages and interests, and of course a whole world to explore! This month’s programs range from music to cooking to gardening. And don’t forget the Friends of the Library’s Book Sale that begins on April 27 and ends on April 30 with Bag Day. If you’re cleaning, gardening, learning a new sport or improving your golf game, we have a book for that. Make the library your destination and see what you discover!
Wednesday, April 17 (7 p.m.) I LOVE JAZZ – Come and 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 18 (7 p.m.) CLEVELAND’S FAVORITE CHEFS – Maria Isabella is the author of “In the Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs,” an inside look at the private kitchens of 35 culinary greats including Michael Symon and Jonathan Sawyer. Maria posed the challenge for each chef to share their favorite dishes for entertaining friends and family that could be prepared in under an hour. Join us as Maria showcases some of the recipes and tips straight from the chefs themselves. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Wednesday, April 24 (7 p.m.) HYDRANGEAS – Master gardeners will present a program on caring for hydrangeas.
Wednesday, May 1 (7 p.m.) SONGS OF BOB DYLAN – Blending rich vocal harmonies with guitar, bass and harmonica, Muscle and Bone interpret the music of Bob Dylan. Enjoy a concert of familiar favorites and lesser known gems by an American master.
Tuesday, April 16 (3:30 p.m.) ARTIST DETECTIVES: MINIATURE PAINTING WORKSHOP – For ages 11-18. Explore and discover interesting facts about the life and art of miniature artist Oliver Frazer, then create your own miniature painting in this workshop conducted by professional artist and author JoAnn 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 come up with your own – you’ll be stuck on whatever you create!
Saturday, May 4 (2 p.m.) VIDEO GAME CREATION: HATCHLING DEFENDER – For grades 5 and up. Explore making your own video games using GameMaker 8.1 Lite. Create original graphics, import music and build the video game. Bring a jump drive to save your game.
Saturday, April 20 (2-4 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 “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.”
Saturday, May 4 (11 a.m.) CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES – For ages 4-10. Come as your favorite super hero and get in on some super fun! Try our super hero games, contests and crafts, plus get a free comic book!
Thursday, April 25 (3:30 p.m.) JUNIOR ENGINEERING CLUB – For ages 8-12. Bring your ideas and imaginations! Get together once a month with other students and have fun creating all kinds of structures.
Please register to attend these programs by going to cuyahogalibrary.org, calling 871-6392 or stopping in for a visit at 502 Cahoon Rd. We look forward to seeing YOU!
I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.