Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Branch Library

The cold weather is upon us! Living in the Cleveland area we know the cold is inevitable and already there is talk of the "polar vortex." If you're thinking of spending a chilly evening or weekend inside your cozy home, stop at the library for some entertainment options other than the TV. 

In the Children's Area we have "bookpacks" that contain an audio recording of a book as well as the book itself for your child to read along as they listen. There are also new books arriving daily to read to your child. In addition there is an assortment of DVDs for both young and old. Watch a classic movie, reminisce with a TV series from the past or check out the documentaries to learn something new. Of course there are books too! Ask a librarian to help you find something of interest. We hope to see you soon!

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday the library will close on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. and reopen on Friday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m.


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

Monday, Nov. 17 and Tuesday, Nov. 18 (9:30 a.m.) TODDLER STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 (1:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Nov. 20 (11 a.m.) PRESCHOOL STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten).

Wednesday, Nov. 12 (9:30 a.m.) BABY & ME STORYTIME – Caregivers and their children ages birth-18 months.

Wednesday, Nov. 12 (7:00 p.m.) and Fridays, Nov. 14 and 21 (9:30 a.m.) FAMILY STORYTIME – For caregivers and their children of all ages.

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 – 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) CELEBRATE MICKEY MOUSE'S BIRTHDAY – Drop in for hands-on activities to celebrate Mickey Mouse's birthday.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.) PLAY, LEARN AND GROW – For children ages birth-3 with a caregiver. Learn about the latest toys that are available from our Toy Library and rotate through the many hands-on stations to stimulate your little one's mind. There will be a speech & hearing therapist available to talk to parents about any concerns they might have.

Thursday, Nov. 20 (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 Branch.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3:15 p.m.) TEEN ZONE – Video games, challenges, art and more. Chill with something fun to do after school. Check the library's website or stop in for details. Parents need to sign one permission form, good for all of the fall programs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch. 

Thursday, Nov. 13 (3:30 p.m.) SCRATCH VIDEO GAME CREATION – For children in grades 6-12 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!

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (3:30 p.m.) ROUND T.A.B.L.E. – Join other teens at the Round TABLE and do what Teens At Bay Library Enjoy … whether it be projects that serve the community, help the library or sometimes just have fun together. This program is an on-going series and snacks will be provided. Registration is required, along with a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch.


Wednesdays (6:30-8 p.m.) DOWNLOADABLES – Drop in for assistance with downloading books, magazine and audiobooks on your portable device. Familiarity with your device and account access information is recommended. Every Wednesday evening between 6:30 to 8 p.m. someone will be available to help one on one.

Thursday, Nov. 20 (7 p.m.) EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY – Local author Ruth Pollack will discuss her book, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in a Dysfunctional Family." Instead of being ashamed of her past Ruth decided to use it as an asset to help others who also have been touched by family dysfunction. Throughout her book she has inserted “Sticky Notes” which are inspirational lines of encouragement and support making her book a memoir with a self-help connotation. 

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

Barbara Isaacs

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

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