Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

This is a good time to visit the Bay Village Branch Library. Reconnect with Reading by finding a good book with the help of any of the librarians.  The library also has tax forms to use when filing this year. Are you planning to "get out of town"? You can get help applying for your passports at the library too. Plan your library visit soon!

ADULT DEPARTMENT

Sunday, March 2 (2 p.m.) Go Long: Narrative Journalism in the Digital Age – Even as the magazine industry collapses, the Internet is offering more opportunities to publish long-form stories than ever before. In this workshop we'll look closely at some intriguing long-form pieces and discuss the writers’ styles and effectiveness. We'll talk a little about reporting, and a lot about compiling the information you've gathered into a story that is clear, concise and compelling. Participants will share their own work for feedback from the group and complete some short writing assignments to practice using different structures and tones. Teaching artist Frank W. Lewis spent most of his 20-year journalism career at alternative weeklies, serving most recently as editor of Cleveland Scene and Cleveland Free Times.

Wednesday, March 5 (7 p.m.) American Library Association Notable Books of 2014 – This program was rescheduled from Feb. 5. Join us as Bill Kelly, chair of the American Library Association's Notable Books Council, presents the fiction and nonfiction books selected for this year's list.

YOUTH DEPARTMENTS

Monday, Feb. 24 (7 p.m.) Book Talk – Girls and guys in grades 5-8 with an adult: Discuss great books, enjoy fun activities, snacks and some time with a favorite family member. Books available at the Teen desk. 

Wednesday, Feb. 26 (4 p.m.) Down on the Farm – The Divellas are back with a new show! Join Roger Dodger and Katie Bee for some giggles, magic and fun on the farm with Rosie the Baby Cow and Midnight the Cat. For families with children ages 2-10.

Thursday, Feb. 27 (3:30 p.m.) Junior Engineering Club – Bring your ideas and imagination! Get together with other students in grades K-12 and have fun creating all kinds of structures.

Tuesday, March 4 (3:30 p.m.) ROUND T.A.B.L.E. - For ages 11 and up. 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.

Tuesday, March 4 (6:30 p.m.) Reader Bootcamp – Parents with children in grades 1 through 3 who are struggling with their reading skills are invited to join us for a two-part program of information and fun! For the first part, parents go separately with a learning specialist to learn tips for working with their child at home, while children remain with the librarian for fun, reading-based activities. During the second session, families participate together.

Friday, March 7 (11 a.m.) Mad Science: Fire and Ice – Children ages 5 to 12 will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.

Please register to join us for any of these programs at www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call 440-871-6392. We hope to see you soon at the library!

Barbara Isaacs

Public Services Librarian II at Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library

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