Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library
It’s officially summer and the weather is reflecting that! Whether you’re enjoying time at the pool, vacation travel or a comfy seat in the shade, the perfect accompaniment is a good book. And books have never been more portable than they are now! Listen to an audio book or Playaway, or read an ebook – all are easy to pack to take along wherever you’re going.
If you’re playing the Summer Reading Game, all of that reading is going toward the "adoption" of the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center woodchuck, so keep it up! There have been several fun programs so far at the library and many more are still to come, so don’t miss out! Please join us for those and weekly storytimes, also. Students – don’t wait until the last minute to read or request your summer reading assignment for school. Make the Bay library a destination during your day – we look forward to seeing you!
Wednesday, June 26 (7 p.m.) MUDRAS: ANCIENT GESTURES TO EASE MODERN STRESS – Emily Fuller Williams has been a massage therapist for 30 years. Join us as she explains how we can use simple, easy-to-do gestures anywhere and any time to change from anxious to calm, tense to relaxed, scattered to focused. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
Thursday, June 27 (6-7:30 p.m.) SECOND ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Come to the ice cream social and enjoy free Mitchell’s Ice Cream on the lawn! Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.
Wednesday, July 10 (1:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us for a discussion of the book "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman.
Thursday, July 11 (7 p.m.) THURSDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us for a discussion of the book "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America" by Timothy Egan.
Thursday, July 11 (2 p.m.) CUPCAKE BATTLE – For ages 11-18. Sample some favorite cupcakes from the area and vote for the best! A parent/guardian must sign a release before the program. This program is made possible by the generosity of several nearby bakeries and the Friends of the Bay Village Library.
Tuesday, June 25 (4 p.m.) PHANTASMAGORICAL STEAMPUNK EXTRAVAGANZA – For all ages. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon as Jim Kleefeld entertains with strange and amazing phenomena. See a mysterious mechanism that predicts the future and take part in an attempt to travel through time to mark a map location!
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 (11 a.m.-noon) WHOOOO’S READY FOR KINDERGARTEN – For ages 4-5 and a caregiver. Help your preschooler make the transition into their first year of school. Explore hands-on activity stations together and learn about the alphabet, colors, shapes and counting.
Wednesday, July 10 (11 a.m.) CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS – For grades K-5. Ready for some cool construction? Try your hand at crafts that use different materials to build creative constructions that you can take home.
Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18 (1-4 p.m.) WIGGLEWORDS – For grades K-3. Pair basic dance movements with each letter of the alphabet to enhance literacy skills.
Please register to attend these programs by stopping in or calling 871-6392 or going online to cuyahogalibrary.org.
I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.