Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

We hope all the students enjoyed a nice Spring Break and everyone came back refreshed and renewed. End-of-the-school-year assignments will be coming soon, so don’t hesitate to come to the library for books or to find a quiet place to study.

Whether you’re planning a trip or working at home, we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. The last day for storytimes will be May 2 as we take the month of May to prepare for all of the fun summer activities! Summer storytimes will begin again the week of June 2. Be sure to visit the library to see what’s new and to attend the following programs.


Thursday, May 1 (7:30 p.m.) THURSDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us as we discuss "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956" by Anne Applebaum.

Sunday, May 11 (2 p.m.) SHOW YOU CARE … BECOME A FOSTER PARENT – May is National Foster Care Month and there is an urgent need for qualified foster care parents. Join representatives from Applewood Centers as they present information on the requirements and pre-training needed to become a foster parent.

Monday, May 12 (7 p.m.) CLEVELAND SUMMERTIME MEMORIES – Join us as author Gail Ghetia Bellamy talks about her newest book "Cleveland Summertime Memories." What made the summertime special when growing up in Cleveland? Enjoy stories told by dozens of Northeast Ohioans who shared in the same fun and excitement of growing up here. Rediscover some of your own Cleveland summertime memories!

Tuesday, May 13 (10 a.m.) CLEVELAND HITS THE NATIONAL SCENE: 1930S EVENTS BRING THE CROWDS – The National Air Races, the Great Lakes Exposition, the opening of Severance Hall and Municipal Stadium all brought crowds to Cleveland. Visitors could travel by train and arrive in the new Union Terminal Station in the Terminal Tower. Join us as the Western Reserve Historical Society presents Cleveland in the 1930s.

Tuesday, May 13 (7 p.m.) WORLD WAR I COMBAT MEDICINE AND THE FOUNDING OF CLEVELAND CLINIC – Some of the pioneering techniques in combat medicine were developed by Cleveland surgeon George Washington Crile. As a result of his experience in WW1, he led the establishment of the world famous Cleveland Clinic. This program will survey the development of combat medicine from WW1 to the present. Some documents from the Crile Archives will be used in this program presented by Dr. James Banks.

Wednesday, May 14 (1:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSION – Join us as we discuss "The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro.


Saturday, May 1 (3:30 p.m.) G2P: OPEN PLAY FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – For grades 6-12. Stop in for your free comic book and compete with other teens at LEGO Batman 2, or Infinity Gauntlet.

Tuesday, May 13 (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, or helping the library or other organizations.


Saturday, May 3 (10 a.m.) GET YOUR SUPERHERO GAME ON! – For ages 4-10. Come as your favorite superhero and get in on some gaming fun! Try our superhero Wii games and activities, plus get a free comic book!

Wednesday, May 4 (10 a.m.) EXPLORATION STATION: FLYING THINGS – For ages 4-10. Have fun learning about how things fly through books and fun activities at multiple stations.

Monday, May 5 (11 a.m.) KINDERGARTEN READINESS: ALL ABOUT ME – For ages 4-5 with a caregiver. Help your child develop independence and self awareness at hands-on activity centers.

Saturday, May 10 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – For caregivers and their preschool children. Join us for a storytime designed specifically for children with special needs and their families.


Thursday, May 1 (7 p.m.) FAMILIES READING TOGETHER – For families with children ages 8-12. Discuss a good book, try a related activity and enjoy a treat. Books will be available at the checkout desk three weeks before the program.

Monday, May 5 (7 p.m.) BOOK TALK – For grades 5-8 with an adult. Discuss great books and enjoy fun activities, snacks and some time with a favorite family member. Books are available at the teen desk one month in advance.

Please register to attend the programs on line at cuyahogalibrary.org, calling us at 440-871-6392, or when you stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road. We hope to 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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