Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library
We enjoyed a very fun, busy summer at the Bay Village Branch Library, and we hope everyone had a good time doing your favorite activities. We are glad so many people attended the programs and specials here at the library in addition to playing the Summer Reading Game. There were also bouncing bubbles, magic and animals here to entertain all ages.
But now it’s time to shift our thinking to school schedules and all of the activities that fall brings. It’s more important than ever to include a visit to the library as part of your routine. We’re here to offer help in choosing books for fun or for reports, and the library is always a good place to get some quiet studying or reading done. There is a wide range of programs coming up for all ages from writing workshops to book discussions to author visits. We’ll be glad to help you find a good book to fit your needs and reading level – just ask!
Thursday, Sept. 5 (7 p.m.) THURSDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us in the discussion of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander.
Mondays, Sept. 16-Dec. 2 (7 p.m.) WRITER’S PATH TO CREATIVITY – Give yourself the gift of a 12-week writing workshop using Julia Cameron’s "Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity" as a guide. Whether you have worked through the popular "Artist’s Way" before or not, you can benefit from this next level. Discover your creativity anew through morning pages, artist dates, weekly walks and writing exercises. You may borrow a copy of the book from the library or purchase your own copy.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 (7 p.m.) AUTUMN WINDS – Victor Samalot, solo instrumental guitarist, will perform light jazz, Latin, acoustic rock, ambient and world rhythms covering artists such as Santana, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and many more.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 (1:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us for a discussion of "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 (3:30 p.m.) ROUND T.A.B.L.E. – For grades 6-12. Join other teens and do what Teens at Bay Library Enjoy – whether it be completing projects that serve the community, helping the library or other organizations.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 (3:30 p.m.) WRITE YOUR OWN SONGS – For grades 6-12. Do you want to write your own songs? Musical artists will help you create and perform original song lyrics based on melodies from jazz and the blues to classic rock 'n' roll!
Thursday, Sept. 12 (7 p.m.) FAMILIES READING TOGETHER – For families with readers ages 8-12. We can get ready for the next "Wimpy Kid" book due out in November by reading "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days" and participating in fun activities and enjoying a treat. Copies of the book are available at the Check Out Desk.
Saturday, Sept. 14 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – For ages 3-6. Join us for the storytime designed for children with different needs including autism, Down syndrome, ADHD and other needs and challenges. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as a half-hour socialization time following the program.
Please register to attend these programs by stopping in the library at 502 Cahoon Road, going online to cuyahogalibrary.org, or by calling 871-6392. We look forward to seeing you!
I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.