Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library


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

Mondays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
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)

Saturday, Sept. 9 (10 a.m.) Kindergarten Countdown – Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio’s Early Childhood Standards. This session, we will focus on water. Registration is required.


Tuesday, Sept. 12 (6 p.m.) Library For All: Adapted Adult Program – Join us for fun, adapted programs featuring stories, art, music, and more, specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Adults (18+) of all abilities are welcome. 

Wednesday, Sept. 13 (6-8:30 p.m.) League of Women Voters Anniversary Celebration – The 19th amendment was passed in 1920, finally granting women the right to vote after a 200-year effort. The intensity of that struggle has largely been lost in the mists of time and we are left with an image of genteel ladies on horseback politely asking for the right to vote.

"Iron Jawed Angels" is a docudrama which takes us back to that time to see what really happened. We will start with a brief introduction to set the historical context and a hold a Q&A after the film. This program is a partnership with the League of Women Voters Bay Village Chapter. Refreshments will be served. 

Thursday, Sept. 14 (7 p.m.) "Breaking Through the Lines: The Marion Motley Story" – Marion Motley was recognized as one of the gridiron’s most outstanding players for the Cleveland Browns when he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968 in his hometown of Canton.

His legacy off the field, as one of four Black players to reintegrate pro football in 1946, helped blaze a path for Black athletes in the highest echelons of professional sports, including baseball’s Jackie Robinson. Yet the life of one of the sport’s greatest and most impactful players remains unknown to most Americans.

David Lee Morgan Jr. will share some of the stories in his new book, "Breaking Through the Lines: The Story of Marion Motley," along with how he became co-producer of the 2022 Regional Emmy award-winning documentary "Lines Broken: The Story of Marion Motley," which aired on PBS Western Reserve and was distributed to PBS affiliates nationally by American Public Television. A Q&A session will follow and books will be available for sale.

Please register to attend these programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 27400 Wolf Road and register with a librarian.

Tara McGuinness

CCPL - Bay Village Branch, Adult Reference Staff

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