Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Put on your tie-dye and join us at the Bay Village branch library for a groovy trip back in time to the 1960s. Desmond and Molly will reflect through song and lecture on this colorful decade that brought us The Beatles, Woodstock, hippies, and a number of major historical events. Join us on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. for this fun program. 


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

  • Monday, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6 (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6 (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7 (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1  (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Friday, Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2 (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (7 p.m.) Stop Motion Animation – Bring Lego characters to life and sculpt your own story using Stop Motion for iPad. With a signed parent release, we’ll share your masterpieces online!

Friday, Sept. 18 (11 a.m.) Whooo's Ready for Kindergarten: Counting – Help your preschooler make the transition into their first year of school. Explore hands-on activity stations together in this session's theme, Counting.

Saturday, Sept. 19 (2 p.m.) Robotix Blox: BigBot – If you get excited for math, technology and building, then join us with your "big" person for a hands-on adventure into the world of Lego WeDo. Make your own Amazing Mechanism while building STEM skills. Registration required – only the child needs to register.

Thursday, Sept. 25 (4 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Children in grades 3-4 are invited to join us to discuss a good book. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion.

Saturday, Oct. 3 (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 a half-hour of socialization time.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Students in grades 5 and up can stop in to enjoy fun apps, book discussions, video games, community service, challenges and more! Parents need to sign only one permission form for the school year.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (3 p.m.) Miniature Painting Workshop with Oliver Frazer – For teens grade 5 and up. Little is known about miniature art … no pun intended. Discover interesting facts about the life and art of miniature artist Oliver Frazer then create your own miniature painting in this Painting Workshop conducted by professional artist JoAnn DePolo. Registration required.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 (3 p.m.) Urban Watershed – Teens in grades 5-12: Learn about our Watershed, then help it thrive by making “throw & grow” native seed balls. Program presented by The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Thursday, Oct. 8 (3 p.m.) Painting on Your Back Workshop – Did Michelangelo really paint the Sistine Chapel on his back? Find the answer to this question and more as we uncover interesting facts about Michelangelo in this Artist Detectives painting workshop conducted by professional artist, JoAnn DePolo. Explore the life of Michelangelo then create a painting using the same method he used to paint the Sistine Chapel. This is your chance to paint in a way you have never painted before! Registration required.


Friday, Sept. 18 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Monthly Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff as we discuss this month's title, "We Are All completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Meet us on the BAYarts campus in the Sullivan Gallery. Copies of the books will be available at the library and BAYarts one month prior to the discussion.  

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (10 a.m.) iPad 101 – Learn the basics of the iPad and how to take advantage of the library's great downloadable ebook and audio/video collection. We will provide an iPad for you to use.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (7 p.m.) Around America: 50 States in 40 Minutes (or less) – Join us as Eden Valley Enterprises takes us on a quick tour of the United States to discover some interesting historical tidbits and fascinating personalities from each state in this storytelling program.

Thursday, Sept. 24 (7 p.m.) Book Conversations: Big Stone Gap – Join CCPL staff as we have a large group conversation about Adriana Trigiani’s first novel, "Big Stone Gap." In addition to delving into the characters, the setting and the writing, we will be gearing up for the release of the film version, written and directed by Adriana! This unique program will feature the inside scoop on the writing of the book along with insight on bringing it to the big screen! Stay tuned for additional surprises.

Saturday, Sept. 26 (2 p.m.) From Script to Screen – Writer and director, David Manocchio, known for "24 Frames Per Second" (1993), "Haywire" (2003) and "La Bruja" (2009) will present a 2-hour filmmaking program that will cover writing the script, choosing a crew, casting, production and marketing.

Monday, Sept. 28 (7 p.m.) Love-in at the Library – Equal rights, civil rights, The British Invasion and Hippies ... these are some of the words that have been associated with the '60s. Through song and lecture, Desmond and Molly will reflect on the events and people who influenced the music of this pivotal decade. Wear your peace signs. Tie-dye is highly encouraged.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 (7 p.m.) The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians became the Kings of Baseball – Join us as Scott Longert shares his book on the Cleveland Indians history from 1916-1920, recapping the rise, fall and rebirth of one of America's most beloved baseball teams. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

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.

Tara McGuinness

CCPL - Bay Village Branch, Adult Reference Staff

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Volume 7, Issue 18, Posted 9:10 AM, 09.15.2015