Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Of course the Bay Village branch library is your go to place to get your books to read over spring break, but it's also a great place for kids and teens to hang out during this week off school. Join us for some spring break STEAM, storytime and movie fun! See below for more information on our events.


Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required. Storytimes will be on hiatus during the month of May.

  • 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

Tuesday, April 18 (2 p.m.) Mystery Bag Construction Challenge – Grades K-4: Do you like to play with Legos and build with different types of materials? If so, challenge yourself to the Mystery Bag Construction Challenge! Each mystery bag will hold the key parts to making a fun contraption. Use your creativity and the provided materials to rise to the construction challenge.

Wednesday, April 19 (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.

Thursday, April 20 (2 p.m.) Building Bricks @ the Library – Calling all Lego fans! You bring the imagination and we’ve got the bricks! We’ll work through a few friendly challenges then share our creations. Registration required.

Monday, May 1 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Let's Build a Kite – Grades 4-8: We will build simple kites and explore how kites use wind to overcome gravity.

Friday, May 5 (10 a.m.) Play, Learn & Grow – Children will play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group atmosphere while parents meet and learn from community health experts.

Saturday, May 6 (11 a.m.) Free Comic Book Day – Join forces to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Come in costume as your favorite superhero or villain and sharpen your skills in our action packed Super Hero Training Course. Crafts, activities, prizes and gaming will be available. Free comic books, while supplies last. Registration is required.


Saturday, May 6 (3 p.m.) Free Comic Book Day -  Big-screen gaming, green screen superhero photo booth, crafts, prizes, and of course, free comics! Superhero costumes are encouraged.


Wednesdays, April 19 and May 3 (7 p.m.) Beekeeping Essentials – April 19: Planting a pollinator garden; May 3: Making nature’s cosmetics from hive products.

Thursday, April 27 (7 p.m.) Investing for Beginners – Money Smart Week. Whether you’re approaching retirement age, just starting out on your own, or somewhere in the middle, you’ve begun to think about your financial future. The next step is to do something about it, but where do you begin? Financial planners from Skylight Financial Group will help you understand basic investing terms and explain how to build a portfolio.

Monday, May 1 (1:30-3 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. Sponsored by The Friends of the Bay Village Library.

Thursday, May 4 (7 p.m.) Thursday Night Book Discussion – Join us as we discuss "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" by J.D. Vance. Books are available at the Checkout Desk.

Friday, May 5 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join us for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus in the Sullivan Gallery. Copies of this month's book, "Mischling" by Affinity Konar, will be available at the library and BAYarts one month prior to the discussion. No registration required.

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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