Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

At least 12 victims met their death in the 1930s by murders committed by an unidentified serial killer nicknamed The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run. The murderer dismembered and beheaded his victims and, although there were suspects, nobody was officially charged with the murders, so this infamous Cleveland mystery continues. Please join us at the Bay Village branch library on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. as author Dr. James Jessen Badal and filmmaker Mark Wade Stone share stories of the Cleveland Torso Murders.


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

  • Mondays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays, Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays, Oct 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5   (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6  (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

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.

Friday, Nov. 6 (11 a.m.) Whooo's Ready for School? Kindergarten Readiness – Help your preschooler (ages 4 & 5) make the transition into their first year of school. Explore hands-on activity stations together in this month's theme, Shapes. Build math and literacy skills.


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, Oct. 28 (7 p.m.) Edmund Fitzgerald: What Really Happened? – Join Carrie Sowden, archaeological director of the Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center and MAST coordinator as we explore a brief history of shipping on the Great Lakes leading up to the impressive Edmund Fitzgerald. She had an exciting life during the 18 years that she sailed, often carrying record-breaking loads. Her loss on Nov. 10, 1975, still puzzles many to this day. We will explore several of the prevailing theories on her loss. This program will be given in memory of John H. McCarthy, the first mate, who was a resident of Bay Village. This program is presented in partnership with the Bay Village Historical Society.

Monday, Nov. 2 (7 p.m.) Cleveland's Torso Murders – Dr. James Jessen Badal and Mark Wade Stone will share stories of the Cleveland Torso Murders, which were committed by an unidentified serial killer who dismembered at least 12 victims in the 1930s.

Tara McGuinness

CCPL - Bay Village Branch, Adult Reference Staff

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