Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Dan Ruminski returns to the Bay Village branch library on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. to talk about Francis Drury, who turned his love of theater into a reality called the Cleveland Play House. He'll discuss how Drury achieved his wealth, why he and his wife, Julia, suddenly abandoned their home in Cleveland, and what role Cleveland society played in that decision. You'll learn about his building of one of the last and most fabulous mansions on Millionaires’ Row and his desire for more space resulting in the building of his Cedar Hill Farm, known today as Gilmour Academy. This program is presented in collaboration with the Bay Village Historical Society and sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch. 


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

Thursday, Jan. 10 (3 p.m.) Write On! – Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing. Registration required. 

Saturday, Jan. 12 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library. 

Monday, Jan. 14 (7 p.m.) STEAM On: Marble Run – Grades 3-4: Join us for a hands-on STEAM program and create a course for a marble to navigate. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library. 

Saturday, Jan. 19 (11 a.m.) Lego Story Starter – Come hear a story and use LEGO building blocks to add to the story and theme.


Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16 and 23 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 


Friday, Jan. 11 (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, "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farheen Mirza, is available at the library and BAYarts.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 (10 a.m.) Introduction to Reiki – Learn about the healing technique Reiki, including its benefits, how it is being used locally, and current research findings.  

Saturday, Jan. 12 (2 p.m.) Plant Based Cooking – Chef Giulia shares ways to eat healthy. Learn about the wide variety of plant-based foods available, ideas for swapping plant-based foods into your current diet, and how to prepare low-carb snacks. Space is limited.

Monday, Jan. 21 (7 p.m.) Cleveland Then and Now with Laura DeMarco – Pairing vintage photos with their modern-day viewpoint, Laura DeMarco, author of "Cleveland Then and Now," will take you on a tour through the many dramatic transformations of this vibrant city.  

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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