Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

October is National Book Month and what better place to spend your time than at the Bay Village Branch Library? Not only do we have a wide variety of books, DVDs, and CDs for you to browse, but we also host a variety of programs for all ages every month. Check out our upcoming programs below.


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

  • Mondays, Oct. 12 and 19 (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20  (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20 (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14 and 21  (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays, Oct. 8, 15 and 22  (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays, Oct. 9, 16 and 23  (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Oct. 8 (7 p.m.) Egyptology – Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt and explore its history and culture. Decode and write messages using hieroglyphics and become a true Egyptologist.

Friday, Oct. 9 (11 a.m.) Whooo's Read for School? Kindergarten Readiness – Help your preschooler make the transition into their first year of school. Explore hands-on activity stations together in this month's theme, Alphabet.

Friday, Oct. 16 (2 p.m.) G2P: KidKart 15 – The Big Race – You’ve gotta be fast at the wheel or you get the peel! Burn rubber on the Mario Kart race track in our second annual 3rd to 5th grade gaming tournament. The top two karts from each site will advance to the final championship at the Parma-Snow Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Thursday, Oct. 22 (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. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program. Refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.


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.

Thursday, Oct. 8 (3 p.m.) Painting on Your Back Workshop: Michelangelo Buonorrati – 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.

Thursday, Oct. 15 (3 p.m.) Halloween Makeup – Teens in grades 5-12: Get in the Halloween spirit and learn the tips of the trade in looking ghoulish with consultant, makeup artist, and actor for haunted attractions, Katie Lane. Permission forms are a must; Teen Zone permission is fine.

Saturday, Oct. 17 (2 p.m.) SmashCon15: The Tournament – Think you’ve mastered Super Smash Bros. Brawl? Test your skills against other gamers in this county-wide tournament for teens in 6th-12th grade. The top two brawlers from each site will advance to the final championship in the Parma-Snow Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 21.


Saturday, Oct. 10 (11 a.m.) Bay Cares Fall Fest – Join us for the third annual Bay Cares Volunteer Fair and Fall Fest, a partnership between the library and the Westlake | Bay Village Observer. Community groups will have informational tables throughout the library, with fall crafts for kids and the Bay Community Band Dixieland Ensemble will perform. Participants can even enjoy tasty donuts and cider! Refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.

Thursday, Oct. 15 (7 p.m.) iPad 101 – Learn the basics of using iPad and how to take advantage of the library's great downloadable ebook and streaming audio/video collection. We will provide an iPad for you to use.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 (7 p.m.) Send in the Clowns – If names like Chaplin, Lucy, Bozo, or Sid and Imogene bring a smile to your face, come see their antics again. Carol Lucas will explore the lives and craft of our most memorable clowns in Vaudeville.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 (7 p.m.) Our Certain Unalienable Right – Local historian Katherine Kohl presents the story of women's suffrage starting in Europe and then settling in Ohio specifically the Western Reserve area. It was a struggle to get the right to vote for women, one which did not come free! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library in collaboration with the Bay Village League of Women Voters.

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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