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May Programs at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County


YOUNGSTOWN (May 15, 2013/For Immediate Release – Mark your calendars and plan on attending these events at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County in May.

  “An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets” Features Best-Selling Author Dan Brown in Live-Streaming Event – Hear #1 International best-selling author Dan Brown at the live-streaming event at Austintown Library, just one day after the release of “Inferno,” his next Robert Langdon thriller. This special evening will be Brown's only U.S. appearance. Brown’s publisher, Doubleday, is providing a live stream to bookstores and libraries across the country and the Austintown Library will be your local connection. Listen to Brown speak, via live-stream video, about science, religion, book publishing, filmmaking and a few surprise topics. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Austintown Library, 7:30 p.m., Wed., May 15.

From the author’s website (http://www.danbrown.com)
Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of heated debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.
In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion picture franchise.”
The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing.
Brown is currently at work on a new book as well as the Columbia Pictures film version of his most recent novel, The Lost Symbol.
Austintown, 7:30 p.m., Wed., May 15


BABY BRILLIANT

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books - For babies 6-23 months. Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Mon., May 6, 13, 20
Boardman, 10 a.m., Fri., May 10, 24
Canfield, 10 a.m., Mon., May 13
Main, 10 a.m., Thurs., May 2
Poland, 10 a.m., Wed., May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s - Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Wed., May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Boardman, 10 a.m., Wed., May 1, 8*, 15, 22  (*Holiday Program- Mother's Day)
Canfield, 10 a.m., Wed., May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Main, 10 a.m., Thurs., May 9
Newport, 10:30 a.m., Fri., May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Poland, 10 a.m., Thurs., May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Poland, 11 a.m., Thurs., May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s - Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 11:30 a.m., Wed., May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Boardman, 10 a.m., Tues., May 7*, 14, 21  (*Holiday Program- Mother's Day)
Canfield, 10 a.m., Tues., May 7, 14, 21, 28
Main, 10 a.m., Thurs., May 16
Poland, 1 p.m., Tues., May 7, 14, 21, 28

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Amazing Alphabet Fun! - Stop in to the library during the month of May and have some fun with letters of all kinds! Spell your name, play "Guess the Word", create rhyming words and so much more! For children of all ages.
Canfield, Library Hours, Month of May

Are You My Mommy? - A month-long tribute to Mom. Match each baby animal to its mom. Show your answers to a Librarian to receive a treat for you and your mom! For children of all ages.
Boardman, Library Hours, Month of May

Celebrate Art!– Enjoy selected art work by students in elementary and high schools in the Youngstown City School District. Join us for a reception with special musical selections and awards on Thurs., May 23, from 6:30-7:30pm.
Main Library, Library Hours, May 1-24, Library Hours
Main Library, reception 6:30-7:30pm, Thurs., May 23, open to the public, special musical selections and awards

Celebrate National Pet Week - Identify memorable literary pets from some of our favorite children's books and win a small prize. For children of all ages.
East, Library Hours, May 6-11
Newport, Library Hours, May 6-11

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – A family celebration in honor of Cinco de Mayo!
East, Library Hours, Sat., May 11

Family Story Time - "M" is for Monster at this family story time. Warning: Our huge selection of not-scary monster-themed books, activities, and crafts could make your child wish monsters were real. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Tues., May 14

Family Story Time  - Blast off into outer space with out of this world stories and fun! For all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Tues., May 28

Family Story Time - Children of all ages and parents are invited to join us for stories and fun in this 30 minute story time. Crawl through our tunnels and try our paper and pencil mazes. For children of all ages.
Boardman, 10 a.m., Wed., May 29

Games Galore! - Classic games and a story for the family. Try your hand at Ping Pong, Farkel (dice), Scrabble, and more.
Boardman, 2 p.m., Sat., May 18

Gotta Move Storytime! - For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play!
Austintown, 10 a.m., Thurs., May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Canfield, 10 a.m., Thurs., May 2
Sebring, 11 a.m., Thurs., May 16

Guess 'N' Go : Title Trivia - Let's celebrate Children’s Book Week, May 13-19 (http://www.bookweekonline.com/), all month long. Match the book cover with its title. Hint! Do you see the author or illustrator's name? Put that information into the library's online catalog to find the answer. "What's the online catalog," you say? Ask a librarian to show you the way! All who try will receive a small prize. For school-age children.
Austintown, Library Hours, Month of May

Guess ‘N’ Go – Do You Know?- Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. For children of all ages.
Campbell, Library Hours, Month of May
West, Library Hours, Month of May

Homeschool Brunch Bunch - Homeschoolers join us for a reading and discussion of Chris Barton's book, "The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors," followed by extension activities. Additional resources will be available to check out for further exploration and self-study. Bring a sack lunch if you wish. A snack will be provided. For elementary-school children.
Main, 11 a.m., Thurs., May 23

iPad Play - Hey, kids! Want to use an iPad? Hey, adults! Want to motivate your child to learn? Call 330.744.8636 and ask for a librarian at the location you would like to visit. We'll ask for the subject area you'd like to explore with your child and schedule you for a twenty minute session with the Library's iPad. Registration and adult ID (valid license, state ID or library card) is required. For kids from age four to those in sixth grade. Child must be accompanied by an adult.
Main, appointments are available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mon., May 6
Austintown, appointments are available from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat., May 25

Lego My Library - Kids, age 6 and up, will meet to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. 6-7 p.m. For school-age children.
Canfield, 6-8 p.m., Tues., May 14
Main, 4-5 p.m., Wed., May 15
Poland, 6-7 p.m., Tues., May 14

Pajama Jam: Sleepy-Time Fun for the Family - Put on your PJs, bring out the whole family and come for stories and more fun.
Poland, 6:30-7 p.m., Mon., May 20

Sensory Balloon Challenge  - Use your sense of touch to identify the mysterious content hidden in the balloons. All participants will receive a small prize. For children of all ages.
Brownlee Woods, Library Hours, Month of May
Struthers, Library Hours, Month of May

Sensory Story Time - Join us for a family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus.  This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with Autism, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments, AD/HD and other special needs and challenges. We will enjoy books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals.  Children must attend with an adult.  Registration is required.  Call 330.744.8636 and ask for Boardman Library.
Boardman, 2 p.m., Sat., May 25

Tales to Tails - Sign up to read to a registered therapy dog, which helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading. Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Bring a book of your choice. Dogs are provided by K-9 for Compassion, registered Delta society therapy dogs. Sign up is required. Call 330.744-8636 and ask for the Canfield Library. For school-age children.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Mon., May 20

Trim a Tree for May - Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages.
Poland, Library Hours, Month of May
Springfield, Library Hours, Month of May

TEEN PROGRAMS

Celebrate Art!– Enjoy selected art work by students in elementary and high schools in the Youngstown City School District. Join us for a reception with special musical selections and awards on Thurs., May 23, from 6:30-7:30pm.
Main Library, Library Hours, May 1-24, Library Hours
Main Library, reception 6:30-7:30pm, Thurs., May 23, open to the public, special musical selections and awards

"May" the Force Be with You  - Test your galactic knowledge of Star Wars and try our trivia contest. If you've got the Jedi mind tricks to get the answers right, you could win a prize! For teens in grades 7-12.
Canfield, Library Hours, Month of May
Sebring, Library Hours, Month of May

Appy Hour - Teen Edition - What's an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will make your life easier and more fun. For teens in grades 7-12.
Poland, 3-4 p.m., Fri., May 31

Chess in the Library – Come to the Boardman Library and play chess. Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! For adults., Senior Adults, Teens
Boardman, 1:30 p.m., Sun., May05

Get Your Game On - Play your favorite X box games on a big screen. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 6 p.m., Mon., May 13
Newport, 3 p.m., Thurs., May 30

May Babies 2  - Identify famous people- past and present- from their bizarre "baby photos" and you could win. For teens in grades 7-12.
Main, Library Hours, Month of May

Movie Night - Enjoy popcorn and a movie. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 5 p.m., Mon., May 20

PS2sday - Come play video games in the meeting room after school! For teens in grades 7-12
Austintown, 2:30 p.m., Tues., May 14

Sundae on Thursday - It's almost summer - celebrate with a sundae on a Thursday! For teens in grades 7-12.
Canfield, 2:30 p.m., Thurs., May 30

TAB Meeting - Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. This group of teens works with TeenXTreme librarians to plan events, give input and have fun! They meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Wed., May 1

Teen Urban Book Group - We're talking about the Bluford High series, book 4. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 4:30 p.m., Thurs., May 9

Got an eReader? We've Got an Appt for That! - Boardman  - Need help downloading library books to your eReader? Call 330.744.8636 and ask for Boardman Library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the Librarian's desk.  For teens in grades 7-12 and adults.
Boardman, Library Hours, Month of May

BUSINESS & INVESTMENT CENTER (BIC)

BIC - Building Your Own Website for Your Business  - Join Tyler Clark, columnist for the Business Journal and technology consultant, who will present a "how-to" workshop on creating a website for your business. For adults.
Poland, 1:30 p.m., Sat., May 11

BIC - Minorities and Women in Business -- We are celebrating National Small Business Week with John Renner of the Small Business Administration's Cleveland District office as well as some local small business resources. Learn about resources available to assist minorities and women in starting and building their small businesses. Are you starting, financing, training, or need other assistance? Would you like to expand your business but don't know the requirements, certification, or responsibilities for many federal programs? Join us for our first program on this topic at our Newport location. For adults.
Newport, 6:30 p.m., Wed., May 22

BIC - SCORE @ the Library - Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic! SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will have two volunteers at Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Information Services Department's Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults.
Main, 5:30 p.m., Tues., May 7 and 21

BIC –Locate Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases - Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. For adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Mon., May 6

GRANT CENTER

Grant Center: Proposal Writing Basics - Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This program will provide the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, designed for new proposal writers or for those requiring a refresher. To register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Information Services department or register online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/programs.aspx using the events calendar
For adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Tues., May 7

GENEALOGY

Preservation and Conservation Seminar - An introduction to Preservation and Conservation issues relevant to the genealogist. Whether the information is in the form of original documents and artifacts, or as generated research findings, this seminar will cover basic care, storage, and handling techniques; repairing and reformatting; technology migration; disaster response; and legacy planning. Registration is required by phoning 330.744.8636 or online at the library's events calendar. For adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., May 15

eBOOKS and eREADERS

Appy Hour - Teen Edition - What's an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will make your life easier and more fun. For teens in grades 7-12.
Poland, 3-4:30 p.m., Fri., May 31

Digital Downloading for Apple Devices - Bring your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone and join us. We’ll show you how to download digital books from the Library’s Digital Catalog on the Library website. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name to register. For adults.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tues., May 7

Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library - Bring your eReader to the Library and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on our website. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.
Poland, 10 a.m., Sat., May 4
Poland, 6-7 p.m., Mon., May 6
Springfield, 3-4 p.m., Sat., May 4

Got an eReader? We've Got an Appt for That! - Need help downloading library books to your eReader? Call 330.744.8636 and ask for Boardman Library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the Librarian's desk. For teens and adults.
Boardman, Library Hours, Month of May

Kindle Klass - Bring your Kindle to the library and we'll show you how to download eBooks from the Library's Digital Catalog on our website. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for  branch by name to register. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Wed., May 29
Canfield, 11 a.m., Sat., May 11
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tues., May 28

Nook For Newbies - Bring your Nook to the library and we'll show you how to download eBooks from the Library's Digital Catalog on our website. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for Austintown Library to register. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Tues., May 21

Nooks for Novices (and Pros) - New to NOOK or new to borrowing eBooks from the Library for your well-used NOOK? Bring your device and join us; we’ll show you how to find and download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on the website. Don’t forget your Adobe ID and email information. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name to register. For adults.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Sat., May 11

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross - Proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Taking blood donations to help our community.For adults.
Austintown, 12:30-6:30p.m., Thurs., May 23
Poland, 12:30-6:30p.m., Wed., May 15

Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross
Boardman, 12:30-3 p.m., Mon., May 6
Poland, 1-4 p.m., Tues., May 28
Struthers, 1-4 p.m., Tues., May 21

Blood Pressure Screening by the Association of Black Nurses
East, 1 – 3 p.m., Wed., May 8
Newport, 12-2 p.m., Wed., May 15

Blood Pressure Screening by Easter Seals Private Duty  - Providing free health assessments at the library. A nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight. Easter Seals Private Duty is offering this service thanks to a grant to provide assessments to seniors in Mahoning County aged 60 plus, but participation will not be limited to seniors at the library.
Main, 10 a.m.-Noon, Thurs., May 23

ALSO FOR ADULTS

Local Author, Artist, Musician Event Registration - Local authors, artists and musicians are invited to sign up now to participate in the 2013 Summer Local Author, Artist, and Musician Event sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County to be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., June 29, at the Poland Branch Library outside.  Those interested in participating with books, music, or art for sale, please contact the Development Office for details at 330.740.6086.

Appy Hour - What's an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe, or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration recommended, call 330.744.8636, and ask for Poland. For adults.
Poland, 6-7 p.m., Mon., May 13

Chess in the Library – Come to the Boardman Library and play chess. Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! For adults., Senior Adults, Teens
Boardman, 1:30 p.m., Sun., May05

Coupon Swap @ the Library - Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and noon at the Canfield Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. For adults.
Canfield, 9 a.m., Fri., May 17 and Sat., May 18

Golden Oldies Classic Movie Matinee - Popcorn and fun! Join us for a golden oldie movie matinee. We’ll provide the popcorn and the classic movie, You’ll bring your own covered beverage. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
East, 5 p.m., Wed., May 8 
East, 5 p.m., Wed., May 22 
Newport, 10 a.m., Sat., May 11
Newport, 10 a.m., Sat., May 25

Page Turners - Book Buzz - Looking for a good read? Buzz about your favorite book! Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun! For adults.
Austintown, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wed., May 22

Recipe Exchange - FREE! FREE! FREE RECIPES! Come to Newport for a recipe exchange program. Swap family favorites and acquire new recipes to try, as well as discussion on tips and techniques for creative cooking. For adults.
Newport, 4:30 p.m., Mon., May 13

Show What You Know: Spinning with Wool - Would you like to learn how to make your own yarn? Come to the Boardman Library and try using a spinning wheel to see if spinning is a skill you'd like to master. For adults.
Boardman, 7 p.m., Thurs., May 16

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Lunch and Learn – Presenter is Dr. Wan-Tatah of YSU African Studies Department, who will speak on his new book, "Religion and Politics in Presidential Elections: The Toxic Influence of Religion in Recent Presidential Elections." For information, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
Main, 12 p.m., Wed., May 8

Boardman Friends of the Library Meeting and Presentation - "Northeastern Ohio's Involvement in the Civil War" with Chris Craft, Director, Massillon Museum.
Boardman, 10 a.m., Mon., May 13

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program – Cassie Nespor,  Curator of the Rose Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University, will introduce this local “hidden gem.”  The  audience will learn about the Iron Lung, the Wooden X-Ray machine, the invention of the stethoscopes, and other interesting stories through the museum’s exhibits.  The presentation will highlight some of the interactive aspects of the Museum that gives visitors a chance to experience various periods in medical history.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Mon., May 20

Friends of PLYMC, East Friends Committee general meeting.
East, 4:30 p.m., Mon., May  13

Puzzle Swap - Done with your jigsaw puzzle? Want to try another? Join jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzles! Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.
Boardman, 5 p.m., Wed., May 8

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

All public libraries in Mahoning County will be closed Sun., May 12, and Sun., May 26, and Mon. May 27.
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