Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Even though it is Halloween, you may already be thinking ahead to planning for the holidays. The library is a good place to start! Many new holiday "how-to" books are arriving weekly with crafts, recipes and ideas to make it easier to plan what you want to do in the next couple of months. There are many cookbooks that feature cookies, cakes and pies for all occasions in addition to the most recent healthy recipes that have been "made over" from the original, less healthy ones. Come see our large assortment and "test" the recipes out on your family to see what may become your new holiday traditional foods in years to come. 

If making gifts for Christmas is your thing, check out the new knitting, crocheting and sewing books that also include an assortment of holiday decorations to make. 

Too early to even THINK about the holidays? Come to the library to find something good to read. The librarians LOVE to talk about books so ask any of us to help you pick that particular book for you. We hope to see you at the library soon!


Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books/stories together.

  • Mondays, Nov. 3 and 10; Tuesdays, Nov. 4 and 11 (9:30 a.m.) TODDLER STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, Nov. 4 and 11 (1:30 p.m.); Thursdays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 (11 a.m.) PRESCHOOL STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten).
  • Wednesdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 (9:30 a.m.) BABY & ME STORYTIME – Caregivers and their children ages birth-18 months.
  • Wednesdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 (7 p.m.); Fridays, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 (9:30 a.m.) FAMILY STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children of all ages.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – This storytime is 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 half-hour socialization time following the program.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (4:30 p.m.) SOUND SCIENCE – Children ages 7-12 will enjoy taking a musical journey through the science of sound. Using everyday materials, Hal Walker from the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, will guide you in shaping sound and experiencing how sound travels. Learn basic scientific concepts and discover how to make music out of just about anything.

Friday, Nov. 6 (11 a.m.) OPTICAL ILLUSIONS – Prepare to be amazed by the tricks your eyes play on your brain. Join us as we look for items in photos, books and online.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (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! (Please register each child's name individually.)

Wednesday, Nov. 12 (4 p.m.) BRAIN BUILDERS: ENGINEERING – This program is for children in kindergarten to Grade 4. Bring your ideas and imagination and join us for hands-on fun as we create using building bricks. The focus will be on spheres for this session.

Thursday, Nov. 13 (11 a.m.) WHOOO'S READY FOR SCHOOL? KINDERGARTEN READINESS: SHAPES – This program is for ages 4-5 with a caregiver. Help your preschooler make the transition into their first year of school. Explore hands-on activity stations together. Colors and Shapes: Build observation and pre-math skills. 


Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3:15 p.m.) TEEN ZONE – Video games, challenges, art and more. Chill with something fun to do after school most every Tues/Wed/Thurs! Check website for details. Parents need to sign one permission form, good for all of the fall programs. Programs provided courtesy of the Friends of the Bay Village branch Library.

Thursday, Nov. 13 (3:30 p.m.) SCRATCH VIDEO GAME CREATION – Interested in making video games? In this two-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make a basic interactive game using Scratch online software. Bring your creativity and imagination!


Wednesdays (6:30-8 p.m.) DOWNLOADABLES – Drop in for assistance with downloading books, magazines and audiobooks on your portable device. Familiarity with your device, and account access information, is recommended. Every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 (7 p.m.) HOMEMADE ORGANIC CLEANING SUPPLIES – Interested in sustainable living? This program is hands-on and will teach the basics of making homemade cleaning supplies. Jeff Muhlbach will make a few items that the audience can try and provide recipes for all items made. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch.

Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 (7 p.m.) ORWELL'S PROPHETIC VISION IN 1984 – Join us for a discussion of the literary merit of George Orwell's "1984" novel as well as the cultural, philosophical and political topics which were brilliantly prophetic of events and concerns in our modern world. This is a four-week series presented in partnership with Case Western Reserve University's Laura & Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.

Saturday, Nov. 8 (2 p.m.) NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH: WRITE-IN – November is National Novel Writing Month! Always wanted to write a novel? Now's the time to try! NaNoWriMo is a national nonprofit organization that encourages you to write a 50,000-word novel in November. Learn more at NaNoWriMo.org and drop in from 2-4 p.m. for free writing events presented by NaNoWriMo.org and Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (11 a.m.) GHOST STORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR – Paul Goebbel, historian, will share paranormal stories of various Civil War sites and locations. Come explore the events that would change the history of the United States. Presented in collaboration with Dwyer Memorial Senior Center.

Please register to attend the programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392 or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

Barbara Isaacs

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

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Volume 6, Issue 22, Posted 9:39 AM, 10.28.2014