Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library
We hope everyone had a fun-filled holiday weekend and enjoyed your plans. Fireworks were in surrounding communities at different times this year, making it easier to see them somewhere. Here’s hoping the weather will end up cooperating! The library continues to be a busy place as we begin July. Join us for these programs or come in to browse the shelves. We’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for!
Tuesday, July 9 (7 p.m.) THE LAST BATTLE OF THE ROBBER BARONS: THE COMMODORE AND JAY GOULD – On June 17, 1918, the last battle between the "robber barons" Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould came to an end as the barge Commodore was under tow by the steamer Jay Gould. They left Cleveland with a load of coal and encountered heavy seas and 30 mph winds. The steamer sprung a leak and the Commodore was left to fend for herself. The crew of the Gould was rescued by the steamer Midvale while the Commodore tossed in the seas for two hours before the crew of 7 was rescued by the steamer Mataafa. The Gould was found years ago and is a popular dive site, and the Commodore lay lost until her discovery in 2011 by the Wachters, the program presenters.
Wednesday, July 24 (7 p.m.) CLEVELAND IN THE GILDED AGE – Join us as storyteller Dan Ruminski discusses the stories of Cleveland at its height of greatness. "Cleveland in the Gilded Age: A Stroll Down Millionaires’ Row" is his new book that is filled with all the characters of the period and the splendor of their homes and the lives they led. A book sale and signing will follow.
Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 (11 a.m.) WHOOO’S READY FOR SCHOOL? KINDERGARTEN READINESS – 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.
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.
Saturday, July 13 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – Join us for a sensory storytime designed for children with different needs including those with autism, Down syndrome, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments and other special needs or challenges.
Monday-Thursday, July 15-18 (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 going online to cuyahogalibrary.org, calling 871-6392 or when you stop in the library at 502 Cahoon Road.
I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.