Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

Fall has officially arrived with all of the accompanying activities and sights. It’s a beautiful time of year here with many outdoor festivals, visits to apple and pumpkin farms, and simply taking time to enjoy the changing leaves. Be sure to make a visit to the library a stop during your day. Check out the changing displays, new books, or just browse the collection.

Stop into the Children’s Room and ask us about the Toy Library Notebook. You’ll find many toys for all ages arranged by category that can be requested just like books – patrons can check them out for a three-week loan and they can be delivered and returned to any of our branches. New and different toys can be a huge help if it’s your turn to host the play date, or if your child wants to try a new toy but you don’t want to make a financial investment before you see if it’s a hit or not. Ask us about that, or anything else you’d like to find. Be sure to sign up for the following programs, too.

ADULT DEPARTMENT

Tuesday, Oct. 8 (10 a.m.) FIVE MILLION STEPS: THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL – On his 170-day hike, author Bob Grau traversed 14 states and climbed 270 mountains. Once you hear the story of his determination, you’ll have a real appreciation of what it takes to complete this remarkable effort. A book sale and signing will take place after the presentation.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 (7 p.m.) GLUTEN MYTHS – Learn about the gluten-free diet, the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, and new as well as old gluten myths.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 (1:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us as we discuss "The Master’s Muse" by Varley O’Connor.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 (7 p.m.) GHOSTLY ZENTANGLE FOR ADULTS – Learn to relax by drawing repetitive shapes and designs with a ghostly theme.

TEEN DEPARTMENT

Tuesday, Oct. 1 (7 p.m.) WRITE INTO COLLEGE – For grades 9-12. College and scholarship funders often decide who gets in and who gets money on the basis of an essay. Take control of your future by learning to market yourself through your writing. College Now Greater Cleveland will also help you build essay writing skills for the ACT and SAT tests.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 (3:30 p.m.) ROUND T.A.B.L.E. – For ages 11 and up. Complete projects that serve the community, help the library, or just hang out and play video games. A permission slip must be signed in order to enjoy snacks.

CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Saturday, Oct. 5 (1 p.m.) ZOMBIE PARTY – For ages 5 and up. Makeup application, courtesy of Katie Lane from the Legion of Terror, will be from 1-3 p.m. and the parade will begin at 3:15. Registration is required and space is limited, and a guardian must sign a permission slip before participating in the make up application. If you just want to come and enjoy the games, make crafts and march in the parade, no registration is needed.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 (6:30 p.m.) MANNERS, MEALTIME AND MORE! – For ages 18 months-5 years. Help your child learn important social skills while learning simple signs for favorite foods with certified Baby Signs instructor Bridget Daley. Children will enjoy songs, games, and crafts while exploring the topic of manners.

Friday, Oct. 18 (11 a.m.) EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF BALLOONS – For all ages. Swifty the Clown has over 3,000 amazing and astounding balloon creations in his repertoire. Learn to turn ordinary balloons into whimsical flowers, butterflies, monkeys and more!

Please register for these programs by going online to cuyahogalibrary.org, calling 871-6392, or when you stop in the library at 502 Cahoon Road. We look forward to seeing you!

Joyce Sandy

I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.

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Volume 5, Issue 20, Posted 9:38 AM, 10.01.2013