Upcoming events at Bay Village Branch Library

Ohio has a rich history and as we celebrate Black History month and Presidents Day in February, why not join us for one of our upcoming historical programs featuring our state. We'll have a presentation on the Underground Railroad on Tuesday, Feb. 10. And on Monday, Feb. 16, Harold George – dressed in full Civil War uniform – will present his program on Abraham Lincoln's visit to Ohio.

If you have a child with special needs, you'll want to join us for our sensory storytime on Saturday, Feb. 14. Designed especially for children with a developmental age of 3-6 years old, this storytime incorporates a schedule board, double visuals, and sensory opportunities for participants.

For more information on these and other programs at the Bay Village Branch Library, please see the information below.


Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Wednesdays, Feb. 4 and 11 (9:30 a.m.) Baby & Me Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages birth to 18 months.
  • Thursdays, Feb. 5  (11 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten).
  • Thursdays, Feb. 5 and 12 (7 p.m.) Family Storytime – For children of all ages with a caregiver.
  • Fridays, Feb. 6 and 13 (9:30 a.m.) Family Storytime – For children of all ages and a caregiver.
  • Mondays, Feb. 9 and 16  (9:30 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, Feb. 10 and 17 (9:30 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, Feb. 3, 10 and 17 (1:30 p.m.) Preschool Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten).

Wednesday, Feb. 4 (3:30 p.m.) Brain Builder: Engineering – Bring your ideas and imagination and join us for hands-on fun as we create with building bricks.

Tuesday, Feb. 10 (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, Feb. 11 (3:30 p.m.) Land of Candy – How many moves will it take you to get to the Candy Castle? Join us for a fun-filled Land of Candy adventure. For grades K-3. Registration is required.

Thursday, Feb. 12 (11 a.m.) Whooo's Ready for Kindergarten? Story Play: Build Literacy Skills – Help your preschooler make the transition into their first year of school. Explore hands-on activity stations together.

Saturday, Feb. 14 (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 socialization time following the program.


Wednesday, Jan. 21 (3:30 p.m.) Round TABLE – 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 hang out and 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.

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 most every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! Check with the library 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.


Wednesday, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) Best Books of 2014 – Join us as Bill Kelly, Beachwood branch manager and "Book Guru" will share the notable books of 2014. Titles listed on various notable lists will be presented along with some of Bill's personal favorites from the past year.

Monday, Feb. 9 (7 p.m.) Women in History: Elizabeth Keckly – The life of Elizabeth Keckly – personal maid, best friend and confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln – will be portrayed by actress Madelyn Sanders from Women in History.

Tuesday, Feb. 10 (10 a.m.) Glory Road: The Underground Railroad – With more than 3,000 miles of pathways, Ohio has a rich history for helping slaves on the road to freedom and every pathway tells a story. This "Lives and Legacies" presentation by Carol Lucas includes all the earmarks (nocturnal flights; symbols and signals; heroes and legends) of the 19th century anti-slavery era.

Monday, Feb. 16 (7 p.m.) Abraham Lincoln Visits Ohio – In February 1861, president-elect Abraham Lincoln spent five days visiting Ohio. He would return to Ohio once again when his funeral train passed through in 1865. Join Harold George, who will be dressed in full Civil War uniform, on a photographic trip to the original railroad depots where Lincoln visited.

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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