Upcoming events at Bay Village Branch Library

As Autumn approaches and cooler weather arrives, you may want to stop by the Bay Village Branch Library for some fabulous fall books. Whether you're looking for craft ideas, delicious crock pot recipes, or a good novel or DVD to curl up with, our library has something for you.

As well as a vast selection of book and audio visual materials, we have some great events coming up in the next couple of weeks. With the holidays just around the corner, you may find yourself reminiscing of making the trip downtown to Higbee's or Halle Brothers. Join us on Sept. 18 as a representative from the Western Reserve Historical Society presents a program on the Golden Days of Cleveland Shopping. Come share your memories. See below for more events and registration information.


Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 22, 23, 29, 30 (9:30 a.m.) Toddler – Caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months are invited to join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and 24 (9:30 a.m.) Baby & Me – For caregivers and their children ages birth to 18 months. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and 24 (7 p.m.); Fridays, Sept. 19 and 26 (9:30 a.m.) Family Storytime – Children of all ages and their adult caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thursdays, Sept. 18 and 25 (11 a.m.); Tuesdays, Sept. 23 and 30 (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.

Thursday, Sept. 18 (4 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Children in grades 3-4 are invited to enjoy cookies as we discuss a good book. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program. Refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.

Saturday, Sept. 20 (10 a.m.) KidKart14: The Big Race – Drivers, start your engines! You've got to be fast at the wheel or you get the peel. Burn rubber on the Mario Kart Wii race track in our third annual 3rd-5th grade gaming tournament. The top 2 karts from each site will advance to the final championship at the Garfield Heights branch on Nov. 15.

Thursday, Sept. 25 (4 p.m.) Brain Builders Science – Attendees in grades 1-4 can learn how to use the power of observation and code-cracking skills to become a super spy! Create a spy gadget, crack codes and play the lie detector game.


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.

Saturday, Sept. 20 (2 p.m.) G2P: Smash Con14 – Think you've mastered Super Smash Bros Brawl? Test your skills against other gamers in this county-wide tournament for teens in grades 6-12. The top 2 brawlers from each site will advance to the final championship at the Garfield Heights branch on Nov. 15.

Wednesday, Sept. 24 (3:30 p.m.) Round Table – Join other teens at the Round Table and enjoy projects that serve the community and help the library, all while having fun together. This program is an on-going series and snacks will be provided. Parents must sign a permission form and registration is required. Attendee must be between grades 5-12.


Thursday, Sept. 18 (7 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. Registration required.

Wednesday, Sept. 24 (7 p.m.) Haiti Adventure – Join retired Bay children's librarian Susan Ballard as she tells about her social justice trip to Haiti with a team from West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church. Susan will share photos and stories about the work the team did in the Central Plateau region helping build one of the eco-villages that a Haitian organization is creating. Registration required.

Monday, Sept. 29 (7 p.m.) History of American Jazz and Latin Classics – The Eric Everett Jazz Ensemble will perform and discuss American jazz and Latin classics by composers Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans and more.

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 19, Posted 10:06 AM, 09.16.2014