Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Welcome, spring! After a couple of frigid months, I'm sure we can all appreciate the change of season and the warmer days of spring. The Cleveland Indians start their baseball season on April 6. As we keep our fingers crossed for a successful year for the Tribe, join us to reminisce about the glory days of the team with Terry Pluto. He'll be at the Bay Village Branch Library on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., and will sign copies of his newest book, "Glory Days in Tribe Town," after his presentation.


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

  • Mondays, March 23, 30 and April 6 (9:30 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, March 24, 31 and April 7 (9:30 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, March 24, 31 and April 7 (1:30 p.m.) Preschool Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten).
  • Wednesdays, March 18, 25 and April 1, 8 (9:30 a.m.) Baby & Me Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages birth to 18 months.
  • Thursdays, March 19, 26 and April 2, 9 (11 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – For caregivers and their children ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten).
  • Thursdays, March 19, 26 and April 2 (7 p.m.) Family Storytime – For children of all ages with a caregiver.
  • Fridays, March 20, 27 and April 3  (9:30 a.m.) Family Storytime – For children of all ages and a caregiver.

Thursday, March 19 (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.

Wednesday, April 1 (4 p.m.) Brain Builder: Engineering – Bring your ideas and imagination and join us for hands-on fun as we create using building bricks. The focus will be on "things that go" for this session.


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, March 18 (3:30 p.m.) Cake Decorating – Learn some basic skills in creative cake decorating! Get hands-on experience using frosting tips, a pastry bag and colored frosting, plus take home your decorated goodies! All supplies provided. Then, put your new cake decorating skills to use by entering the Bake-A-Book, Win-A-Nook contest, taking place Saturday, April 25, at the Parma-Snow branch library’s auditorium! Learn more at cuyahogalibrary.org/cake.

Monday, March 23 (4 p.m.) Contemporary Dog Art – Explore how artists depict man's best friend and then create your own unique piece of contemporary art using a variety of materials.

Tuesday, March 31 (3:15 p.m.) Girl's Minecraft Amusement Park: Create Your Own Fireworks Display – This workshop is for the girls! Play Minecraft and learn logic skills while doing it. Girls ages 8-12 will build programming and engineering skills as they create their own fireworks display in Minecraft. Space is limited, and registration is required.


Wednesday, March 25 (7 p.m.) Remembering Vietnam: 50 Years Later – Fifty years ago, in March 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent the first combat troops to South Vietnam. The announcement was made at a noontime press conference because it was assumed it would be a short engagement. Mary Reynolds Powell was a senior in high school but 5-1/2 years later she was a captain in the Army Nurse Corps serving in a war that would not end. Mary authored "A World of Hurt: Between Innocence and Arrogance in Vietnam" based upon her experiences and the stories of veterans she compiled. This program is sponsored in collaboration with the Bay Village Historical Society; a book sale and signing will follow.

Tuesday, March 31 (7 p.m.) Women in History: Margaret "Molly" Tobin Brown – Actress Anne McEvoy portrays the Titanic survivor and a woman who was determined to break the rules of "high society."

Wednesday, April 8 (7 p.m.) Author Visit: Terry Pluto – Just in time for Opening Day! Join us as Terry Pluto talks baseball and presents his book co-written with Tom Hamilton: "Glory Days in Tribe Town." Book sale and signing to follow the presentation.

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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