Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

The Bay Village branch library's Book Buddies program is starting up again on July 12. This three-week program partners children in grades 1-3 with a Big Buddy in grades 5-12. During the hourlong session, the buddies will read to each other and play reading games. It's a great way for children to stay on top of their reading during the summer break. Please visit cuyahogalibrary.org or stop by one of the information desks to register your child.


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

Join us at the Bay Village pool for poolside storytimes. The poolside storytimes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there this summer!

  • 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, July 10 (2 p.m.) Monday Movies at the Library – Cool off this summer by visiting the library for a special screening of popular movies. Bring a blanket and pillow or sleeping bag. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library.

Wednesday July 12, 19 and 26 (2 p.m.) Book Buddies – Big Buddies in grades 5-12 can help their little buddies (grades 1-3) improve their reading skills by reading aloud together and playing fun games. Please be available to attend all three sessions. Big Buddies must attend an orientation strating at 1:30 p.m. on July 12. Registration is required.


Monday, July 17 (2 p.m.) Take Apart Tech – Teens ages 11-18: Have fun taking apart appliances, electronics, and other stuff to see what's inside. Build a model robot with the parts.


Thursday, July 6 (7 p.m.) Thursday Night Book Discussion – Join us as we discuss "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly. Books are available at the Checkout Desk.

Friday, July 7 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for a monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus on the porch of the Fuller House. Copies of this month's book, "The Hearts of Men" by Nickolas Butler, will be available at the library and BAYarts one month prior to the discussion.

Wednesday, July 12 (7 p.m.) Spice Kitchen + Bar 101: Grow, Cook and Eat With the Seasons – Join Spice Kitchen + Bar's Ben Bebenroth, chef/founder/farmer, for an authentic farm-to-table experience. This seasonally-focused cooking demonstration will spotlight produce from Spice Acres, his farm in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and small family farms across the region. Chef Ben will discuss the importance of growing sustainably, buying locally, and teach attendees how to cook and enjoy the bounty of Northeast Ohio's lush, local landscape. Learn how to coordinate your kitchen with the seasonal offerings at your local farmer's market and prepare creative meals. Samples and recipes will also be shared.

Tuesday, July 18, August 8 and 29 (7 p.m.) It's All About You – This three-part series led by Nicholette Leanza will empower participants to live more fully as they take control over their mental and emotional health and wellbeing. Topics will include letting go of emotional baggage, mastering your anxiety, dealing with emotional vampires, overcoming depression, maintaining happy relationships and rewiring your brain for a new you.

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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