Upcoming Programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Are you over 55 and interested in writing fiction, but need a place to start? Join us at the Bay Village branch library for a special eight-week program, Arts4Life, in which teaching artist Laura Grace Weldon will guide you through the writing process to stretch and strengthen your fiction writing skills through creative activities, collaborative exercises, and sharing of your work. The first session starts Monday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.


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)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Sept. 8 (7 p.m) Mad Scientists: Catapults – Grades K-2: Join us for a hands-on science program building simple catapults and competing in target practice.

Saturday, Sept. 10 (10:30 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Join us for a program 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.

Monday, Sept. 12 (6:30 p.m.) Coding Jr. – Grades K-2: Learn the basics of block coding, set the scene and help your characters move, jump, dance and sing using Scratch Jr. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library. Registration required.

Thursday, Sept. 15 (4 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Grades 3-5: Join us to discuss this month's title: "Baby Mammoth Mummy: Frozen in Time!" by Christopher Sloan. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion.

Saturday, Sept. 17 (2 p.m.) Optical Illusions – Grades 2-5: Seeing is not always believing! If you are fascinated with illusions and other visual phenomena, join us for an optical illusions program. Decipher tricky images, make your own illusions crafts, hands-on puzzles and more will be featured in this hourlong program about optics, reflection and light.

Thursday, Sept. 22 (4 p.m.)  Let's Play Library Bingo – Grades 3-5: Before we play Bingo, we'll share a story or two and talk about the library-themed categories in the game. Then it will be game on!


Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Chill with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, experiments and more! Registration required.

Monday, Sept. 19 (6:30 p.m.) Make it Together – Grades 5 & up: Bring a a parent or friend and explore the fun of 3-D design! This is a two-part program; so plan on coming back the second week to finish your creation. Please register each person attending separately.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 (3 p.m.) Discover Your CreaTOONity! – Grades 5 & up: This program is filled with original illustrations and stories as well as fun "draw along" characters. Discover your personal drawing style and learn to create your own entertaining cartoon characters. Led by cartoonist Jeff Nicholas.


Monday, Sept. 12 (10 a.m.) Arts4Life Fiction Writing – Teaching artist Laura Grace Weldon will guide participants in the art of fiction writing. This eight-week program is especially for adults 55 and over, beginners welcome. In this class you will develop your fiction-writing skills through activities, exercises and sharing your work (on a voluntary basis). We'll also go over some fiction writing basics and generate fresh ideas to inspire your writing. And yes, there's homework!

Thursday, Sept. 22 (7 p.m.) Jazz/Music Icons: Stevie Wonder – Enjoy live performance and lecture on an iconic figure in jazz/music history. Explore the life of the artist as well as his music and its impact on the recording and music industry.

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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