Upcoming Bay Village Branch Library programs

December is an exciting month at the library. Storytimes are suspended for the month, but that doesn't mean we don't have lots for everyone to do! There are holiday activities for children and a handbell concert for everyone just before Christmas. Look at the following selections and join us!

Please note that in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Bay Village Branch will close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28.

ALL AGES

Monday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 6 (during library hours) MAKE AN ORNAMENT – Help us decorate the library holiday tree to be on display in Cahoon Park by making an ornament at the library the first week of December.

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Monday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 6 (during library hours) PRESCHOOL MAKE 'N' TAKE CRAFT – Drop in all week to the children's storytime room during library hours to make a special preschool holiday craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.

Saturday, Dec. 13 (10:30 a.m.) SENSORY STORYTIME – This storytime is designed specifically for children with special needs at a developmental age of 3 to 6 and their families. This program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals, and sensory opportunities for participants as well as a half-hour of socialization time following the program.

Saturday, Dec. 13 (11 a.m.) ELF TRAINING – Santa is extra busy this year! Children in grades K-2 are invited to become elf trainees and embark on an adventure to help make the winter holidays special by: constructing their own elf hat, preparing tasty reindeer snacks, making holiday crafts, playing pin the nose on Rudolph, a fill-the-stocking relay race and listening to winter stories and songs! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library.

TEEN DEPARTMENT

Thursday, Dec. 4 (3:15 p.m.) ZENTANGLE – For grades 5-12. Zentangle is a new, easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and increased focus, creativity and sense of personal well-being. You will be amazed at how easy and simple it is to do. No previous art or drawing experience is needed! Join certified Zentangle teacher Michelle Rodgers to learn this amazing new art form. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library.

ADULT DEPARTMENT

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 to 8 p.m. someone will be available to help one on one.

Tuesday, Dec. 9 (10 a.m.) CRACKERS IN THE STREET: HOLIDAY TRADITIONS IN THE WESTERN RESERVE – Join us to learn about celebrations and partying in the holiday season in the early years of the Western Reserve. Customs came with the settlers, but many of them we would not recognize today. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch in collaboration with Dwyer Memorial Senior Center.

Sunday, Dec. 21 (2-3 p.m.) RINGING IN THE SEASON – Sing along with the Garfield Memorial UMC Handbell Choir for a program of sacred and secular holiday songs, and history.

Please register to attend the programs online at www.cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392 or stop in the library at 502 Cahoon Road. We hope to see you soon!

Barbara Isaacs

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

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