Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Ghoulardi, Barnaby, Dorothy Fuldheim, Jungle Larry – if these names bring back fond memories, you'll want to join us as at the Bay Village branch library when authors Mike and Janice Olszewski discuss and sign their book, "Cleveland TV Tales," on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Talk a walk back in time and relive the days of classic local television. The authors will have books for sale after the event.


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

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Thursdays (6:45 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Feb. 18 (4 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Children in Grades 3-4 are invited to join us to discuss this month's title, "George Washington's Spy" by Elvira Woodruff. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program.

Friday, Feb. 19 (5:30 p.m.) Show Your Colors Art Exhibit Entry Deadline – Fifth- to eighth-graders can submit one piece of original artwork at the Bay Village Branch Library's Art Exhibit. Please submit a ready to hang or display (if three-dimensional) piece of art with an entry form by 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20 (2 p.m.) We'll Make It Up As We Go Along – Let’s tell a story together; there’s no telling where it might take us. Anything could happen in this program of improvisational storytelling with storyteller Jennifer Johnson. A one-of-a-kind entertainment experience for the whole family.

Monday, Feb. 29 (7 p.m.) Leap Day – Grades K-4: Leap into reading on this unique day, which only comes around every four years, with stories, games and crafts. Registration required.

Wednesday, March 2 (7 p.m.) Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – It will be a Seussapalooza! We will celebrate with stories, silly games and a craft.


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!

Thursday, Feb. 18 (3 p.m.) Tween Book DiscussionJoin us as we discuss the book "Sure Signs of Crazy" with author Karen Harrington via Skype! For grades 5-8.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 (3 p.m.) Masks with Wendy Mahon – Grades 5-8: Learn to make beautiful, ceremonial masks from various cultures using a variety of materials and techniques. Have fun incorporating geometric shapes and applying concepts of two- and three-dimensional design in your own creation.

Thursday, Feb. 25 (3 p.m.) Teen Coding Club – Grades 5-8: Want to crack into computer programming? Each session we'll explore different tools to create web pages, make video games, program robots and more. Bring an email account (for which you know the password), and make sure to bring a flash drive to save your work.


Monday, Feb. 22 (7 p.m.) Cleveland TV Tales – Authors Mike and Janice Olszewski present behind-the-screen stories of local TV from their book. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 (7 p.m.) Travel Affordably – Join Joe Daugirdas as he shares how to travel affordably, including how to find inexpensive 7-day cruises. He'll show how to find the best deals on flights, rental cars, hotels, buses and trains. Plus, learn how to get the best deals at your destination including saving with restaurants, entertainment, recreation and more.

Monday, March 7 (7 p.m.) Cleveland Police Museum: The Eliot Ness Years – Rebecca McFarland, internationally recognized expert on the life and times of Eliot Ness, will join us to present a comprehensive picture of Ness during his Cleveland years. He came to Cleveland in 1935 as safety director to clean up rampant police corruption. He formed “The Untouchables” group and set about greatly reducing crime and corruption in the seven years he held the office.

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

Read More on Libraries
Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 10:06 AM, 02.16.2016