Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

Don’t get caught without a book on these cold, snowy days – or a CD, movie or audiobook, for that matter. Cold weather is the perfect time to catch up on the books you’ve been hearing about, researching those projects that always pop up, or finding new recipes to try. Stop in and browse the collection or ask us to help you find that perfect book.

Speaking of great books, the Caldecott and Newbery awards were handed out this past week and the winners are: Kate DiCamillo's "Flora and Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures" for the Newbery Medal, and the Caldecott went to Brian Floca for his book "Locomotive." Stop in and reserve a copy of both to see if you agree with the selections! While you’re there, sign up to attend the following programs:

ADULT DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, Feb. 5 (7 p.m.) ALA NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2014 – Join us as Beachwood Branch Manager Bill Kelly, chair of the American Library Association’s Notable Books Council, presents the fiction and nonfiction books selected for this year’s list.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 (1:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us as we discuss "Freud’s Mistress" by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman.

Monday, Feb. 17 (7 p.m.) LEAGUE PARK: HISTORIC HOME OF THE CLEVELAND INDIANS – Authors Bryan Fitz and Ken Krsolovic will talk about their book "League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Indians Baseball, 1891-1946." A book sale and signing will follow.

TEEN DEPARTMENT

Thursday, Feb. 13 (3:30 p.m.) DIVINE CHOCOLATES – For grades 6-12. Join us for a chocolate lover’s dream with hands-on chocolate making, an Unwrap the Hershey’s Kisses Relay, and our Can You Name That Candy Bar contest. A parent/guardian must sign a release before the program.

CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Saturday, Feb. 8 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – For ages 3-6. Join us for a sensory storytime designed specifically for children with special needs and their families.

Saturday, Feb. 8 (11:30 a.m.) 3,2,1, COUNT ON FUN FOR WINTER – For ages 2-1/2 to 5 and a caregiver. Enjoy a class filled with games, stories, dancing and activities based on the theme of numbers. Discover how much fun you can have with numbers and counting in this one-time Baby Signs class with certified instructor Bridget Daley.

Monday, Feb. 10 (11 a.m.) WHOOO’S READY FOR SCHOOL: KINDERGARTEN READINESS – For ages 4-5 and a caregiver. Learn about shapes and help your preschooler make the transition to their first year of school.

Monday, Feb. 10 (4 p.m.) ART ON WHEELS VALENTINE GIFT MAKING – For grades K-5. Carolina Martin of Art on Wheels is back! Celebrate Valentine’s Day by using recycled materials to make gifts for family, friends and seniors in nursing homes.

Saturday, Feb. 15 (11 a.m.) MOVIN AND GROOVIN – For ages 3-5 and an adult caregiver. Enjoy a short story and then put on your dancing shoes for some fun moving and grooving to the music!

Monday, Feb. 17 (11 a.m.) ROBOTIX: OOMPA-LOOMPBOT DAY CHALLENGE – For ages 9-12. You’ve got a golden ticket! Program a robot to navigate Mr. Wonka’s mysterious and magical rooms of delicious confection from Raold Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Parents must sign a consent form before the program.

Please register to join us for these programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, by calling 871-6392, or when you stop in to see us at 502 Cahoon Road. See YOU soon!

Joyce Sandy

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

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