Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

The school year is in session and you may be looking for something fun to do with your children who are not yet in school. Our storytimes start back up this month, so bring your youngster to one of our storytime sessions at the Bay Village branch library. See the list below to see what time and theme suits your needs.

Do you have fond recollections of shopping downtown? You won't want to miss our upcoming program, The Golden Age of Shopping in Cleveland. This event – Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 p.m. – will be sure to conjure up some wonderful memories. If you love to read about Cleveland history, be sure to ask to see our section of local interest books.

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, Sept. 10 (9:30 a.m.) Baby & Me – For caregivers and their children ages birth to 18 months. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thursdays, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11 (11 a.m.); Tuesday, Sept. 9 (1:30 p.m.) Preschool – Caregivers and their children ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 8, 9, 15, and 16  (9:30 a.m.) Toddler – Caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wednesday, Sept. 10 (7 p.m.); Fridays, Sept. 5 and 12 (9:30 a.m.) Family Storytime – Children of all ages and their adult caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 (7 p.m.) Tots Dance and Music – Families with children ages 2-1/2 to 6 years will have a great time dancing and moving to music with bean bags, scarves and more! Get your boogie shoes on and feel the beat!

Saturday, Sept. 13 (10:30 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Designed specifically for children with special needs and their families. This program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals, and sensory opportunities for participants, as well as a half-hour socialization time following the program.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 (1:30 p.m.) Whooo's Ready For School? Kindergarten Readiness: Counting – Help your preschooler make the transition to their first year of school. Explore hands-on activity stations together.

TEEN DEPARTMENT

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (3:15 p.m.) Teen Zone – Video games, challenges, art and more. Join us for something fun to do after school. Parents must sign a permission form, good for all fall programs.

Wednesday, Sept. 10 (3:30 p.m.) Skate Straight! – Professional skateboarder, author and speaker, Doug Brown, shares tips and tricks of the board, as well as how to enjoy life and make the most out of it.

ADULT DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, Sept. 10 (6:30 p.m.) Downloadables Help – Drop in for assistance with downloading books, magazines and audiobooks on your portable device. Familiarity with your device and account information is recommended.

Thursday, Sept. 18 (7:00 p.m.) Golden Age of Shopping in Cleveland – Which was more glamorous: Riding the elevator (with an operator) or your first few tries on the escalator? Remember with us Halle Brothers, May Co., Higbee's and the Sterling Linder Christmas Tree! From trucks that delivered your purchases the next day, to dining in tea rooms, shopping downtown was definitely a dressy affair. Delight in this look back at the height of downtown elegance and elaborate holiday displays.

Please register to attend the programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-692, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

Tara McGuinness

CCPL - Bay Village Branch, Adult Reference Staff

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Volume 6, Issue 18, Posted 9:55 AM, 09.03.2014