Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

Has it been years since you last picked up your guitar? Or, did you recently get a new guitar and want an introduction to how it is played? Join us at the Bay Village branch library on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. to re-discover your guitar as Rob Steinhardt, a former teacher at The Music Academy Asheville and participant in the prestigious Swannanoa Gathering, demonstrates the basics including an overview of the physical aspects of the guitar, basic chords and learning a simple song. Space is limited, so please register.


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, March 17 (3 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Children in grades 3-4 are invited to join us to discuss a good book. Copies of this month's book, "Skellig" by David Almond, will be available one month before the discussion.

Saturday, March 19 (10:30 a.m.) Sensory School Age Program – Geared for children who are developmentally at the kindergarten to fifth-grade age level, this program is designed specifically for children with special needs and their families. First we will build with Lego building blocks. Then we will have the option to use our creations to make a stop-motion animation movie. Registration required.

Monday, March 21 (7 p.m.) One School, One Book Author Visit: Meet Lynne Rae Perkins – Join us for a visit with Lynne Rae Perkins, the author of "Nuts to You," the One School, One Book title being read by students at Normandy and Westerly elementary schools.

Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1 (All Day) Spring Break Craft – Drop in to make a seasonal craft.

Wednesday, March 30 (2 p.m.) Spring Break Movie – Visit the library for a special screening of a popular movie. Bring a blanket and pillow or sleeping bag. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program.

Thursday, March 31 (2 p.m.) Robotix Blox: Drumming Monkey – Grades 2-4: If you get excited for science, technologies and building, then join us for a hands-on adventure into the world of LEGO WeDo robots. Team up with a partner and make music by building and programming a drumming monkey. Registration required.


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!

Tuesday, March 22 (7 p.m.) Test Stress: A Parent's Real Guide to College Test Prep – This fun, free, interactive seminar will provide tips on helping your child deal with the stress and anxiety of taking tests as well as how to develop a high school action plan to be ready for college. Registration required.

Thursday, March 24 (3-5 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.

Wednesday, April 6 (3 p.m.) NASA's Journey to Mars – Grades 5 & up: Are you interested in programming with real NASA scientists? Join us to learn about the Mars Rover and what discoveries it has made.


Wednesdays (5:30-8:30 p.m.) Drop-in and Download – Learn how to borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime, anywhere. Bring your device and passwords to the library and our staff will get you started. Our Digital Collection is available 24/7, 365 days a year, and there are never any late fees!

Friday, March 18 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join us for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus in the Sullivan Gallery. This month's title, "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel, is available at the library or BAYarts.

Wednesday, March 23 (7 p.m.) Rediscovering the Guitar – This 90-minute class is designed for the guitarist who hasn't played for a while and wants to get reacquainted with the instrument and basic chords. It is also for the true beginner who is interested in learning a little more about the guitar, and how it is played.

Wednesday, April 6 (7 p.m.) Master Gardeners: Native Plants, Rugged Easy Care Survivors – Join us as the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County present gardening with native plants. Native plants possess certain traits that make them uniquely adapted to local conditions. These plants have evolved over a long period of time, in response to the following characteristics of our region: climate, soils, rainfall, drought and frost. In addition, native plants can often match non-natives in ruggedness and resistance to insects and disease.

Monday, April 11 (7 p.m.) The Making of Major League: Jonathan Knight – Please join us as Jonathan Knight, author of "The Making of Major League," gives us a behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest baseball movies ever. Based on interviews with all major cast members plus crew and producers, it tells how writer/director David S. Ward battled the Hollywood system to turn his own love of the underdog Cleveland Indians into a classic screwball comedy.

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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