Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Remember when Cleveland radio crackled with a nonstop audio parade of larger-than-life characters? Mike and Janice Olszewski, authors of "Cleveland Radio Tales," will be at the Bay Village branch library on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. to present stories from their book. Come relive the tales of some of the eccentric characters from Cleveland radio. These stories, mostly from the 1960s to 1990s, share on-air and off-air antics of radio hosts who performed in the nude, battled station owners (and sometimes brawled with each other), broke news stories, discovered new musical acts, and tried any stunt to draw listeners. Join us for a trip down memory lane!


Our weekly storytimes start back up on Monday, June 4. Please see the list below for storytime days and times.

  • 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, May 17 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Tenney – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

Saturday, June 9 (10 a.m.) Summer Jam – Get ready for a rock 'n' reading experience! Make your own instruments with everyday materials while singing, dancing and shaking to rhymes, songs and stories. Registration required. 


Monday, May 21 (7 p.m.) Girls Who Code – For girls in grades 6-12 who want to explore coding in a fun and friendly way! Our club will meet weekly on Mondays.

Saturday, June 9 (2 p.m.) You Can Uke! – Grades 5-12. Come and have a uke-tastic time learning to make music on the ukulele – the world's happiest instrument! If you don't have a ukulele, we will provide one.


Wednesday, May 23 (7 p.m.) 80s/90s Movie Trivia Night – Think you know movies from the '80s and '90s?  Get amped and join library staff for a tubular trivia night. Teams will compete for prizes for top scores! 

Thursday, May 24 (7 p.m.) RFK Assassination: 50 Years Later – The events surrounding RFK's assassination, like those of his brother and Martin Luther King Jr., are fraught with contradictions. Beverly Sadowski speaks on discovered information.

Thursday, May 31 (7 p.m.) Authors Michael Heaton and James Renner – Join us as the Plain Dealer Minister of Culture, author, book and movie critic Michael Heaton interviews James Renner, investigative journalist and author, best known for his book, "Amy: My Search for Her Killer; Secrets and Suspects in the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic." Renner has also written captivating fiction thrillers: "The Man From Primrose Lane" and "The Great Forgetting." Books by both authors will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.

Friday, June 1 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for a monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's title, "Miller's Valley" by Anna Quindlen is available at the library and BAYarts.

Monday, June 4 (7 p.m.) Cleveland Radio Tales – Hear about of the most eccentric personalities in Cleveland radio history.

Wednesday, June 6 (7 p.m.) Maker Night: Flower Pot Stencil Painting – Paint your own flower pot using stencils created in one of the library's Innovation Centers.  

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

Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 9:38 AM, 05.15.2018