Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

MLB baseball is starting, the Indians home opener is almost here, and we're ready to cheer on the Tribe in hopefully another exciting season. In the meantime, join us for some baseball talk at the Bay Village branch library on Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. Local author Scott Longert will discuss his book, "No Money, No Beer, No Pennants," which tells the history of the Cleveland Indians through the turmoil of the Great Depression. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.


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

Monday, March 27 (7 p.m.) Makey Makey – Grades 3-5: Learn to turn everyday objects such as bananas and clay into touchpads using Makey Makey invention kits. Registration required.

Monday, April 3 (11 a.m.) Homeschool Peep Science – Grades 4-8: Chill with your Peeps at the library for a program using marshmallow Peeps for hands-on science experiments. Do Peeps float in water or blow up in the microwave? Can Peeps change color or size? What happens when a Peep is frozen? Come explore Peep Science and find out!

Thursday, April 6 (3 p.m.) Write On! – Grades 5-8: Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing. Registration required.

Thursday, April 6 (7 p.m.) What a Disaster: Titanic – Grades 3-4: Learn about the Titanic shipwreck with hands-on science activities.


Wednesday, March 29 (3 p.m.) LED Cloud Workshop – Ages 11-18: Join Progressive Arts Alliance for an exploration of simple circuits and art making. This workshop will allow students to learn about simple circuits while creating a small cloud sculpture. Participants will each create their very own cloud, lit by an LED, that they can clip on to their collar or backpack and take home.

Wednesdays, March 22 and April 5  (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Chill with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, experiments and more! Registration required.


Wednesday, March 29 (7 p.m.) History of Aviation Security – Join us as Robin "Chuck" Burke, Federal Security Director for Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration in Richmond, Virginia, presents the history of security in aviation. The mission of the TSA to protect the flying public has evolved through the last 45 years. This talk will also provide information on how to make travel by air more convenient and traveler friendly as well as address current myths about air travel and why safety and security measures are necessary. This event is presented in partnership with the Bay Village Historical Society.

Monday, April 3 (1:30 p.m.) Coloring for Calmness – Drop in and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers or crayons will be provided. We'll color to some relaxing music. Refreshments will also be available.

Tuesday, April 4 (7 p.m.) Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression – "No Money, No Beer, No Pennants" by Scott Longert.

Wednesday, April 5 (7 p.m.) Beekeeping Essentials – Amalia Haas, beekeeper and environmental educator, will lead an interactive series on beekeeping. Learn about honey from flower to bee, crystallization, fermentation, and how terroir affects a honey’s sensory qualities. Changing landscapes, modern agriculture, climate change and globalization all play a role in pollinator decline. Learn steps we can all take to ensure our food security and help bees thrive in today’s challenging environment. Week 1: From comb to bottle; Week 2: Planting a pollinator garden; Week 3: Making nature’s cosmetics from hive products.

Friday, April 7 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff as we discuss "The News of the World" by Paulette Jiles on the BAYarts campus in the Sullivan Gallery. Copies of the books are available at the library and BAYarts.

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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