Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

What made Christmas extra-special to a Cleveland kid? Come relive some of your fondest moments as Gail Ghetia Bellamy presents stories and photos from her book "Cleveland Christmas Memories" at the Bay Village branch library on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.

Take a trip down memory lane as you recall wonderful memories of Mr. Jingeling (the keeper of Santa’s keys) on TV or in person at Halle’s; gazing at the giant Sterling-Lindner tree; stopping at Higbee’s downstairs Frosty Bar for sweet relief after the long line to see Santa; mouthwatering treats from Hough Bakery and traditional ethnic flavors from the local market; the brilliant holiday lighting display at GE’s Nela Park. Plus, many more. A book signing will follow the presentation. 


Storytimes will be on hiatus for the month of December. We will have a daily make-and-take craft in the children's area from Dec. 2-20.

Weekly Storytimes:

  • 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. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Monday, Dec. 2 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Bouncy Slime – Make and test the properties of slime to see if it will bounce. Registration required.  

Wednesday, Dec. 4 (7 p.m.) Mad Scientists: Gingerbread – Join us for a hands-on science program. Challenge your engineering skills to build a gingerbread house. Registration required.

Friday, Dec. 6 (10 a.m.) Touch a Toy – Ages 2-5 with caregiver: Come to meet friends and play with toys from the Toy Library. Take home a new favorite and learn how to look online to request more.


Wednesdays, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 (3-4 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! Parents/guardians must complete a Release and Hold Harmless form.

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


Friday, Dec. 6 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for a monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's book, "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane, is available at the library and BAYarts.

Please register to attend the featured 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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