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September 2013 Programs at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County

YOUNGSTOWN – Mark your calendars and plan on attending these programs at the Public Library of Youngstown &  Mahoning County in September.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Market Street Muppets Join the Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Bring the family and see the Market Street Muppets perform at 11:30 a.m. at Main Library! Join in the celebration. There will be additional activities and story time! Sponsored by the Hispanice Heritage Community Planning Committee. Free and open to the public. For information, please contact the Library’s Development Department at 330.740.6086.
Main Library, 11:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 28

Baby Brilliant

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books - For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
Boardman, 10 a.m., Fri., Sept. 13, 27
Canfield, 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 9
Main, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 14
Poland, 10 a.m., Wed., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25

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., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
Boardman, 10 a.m., Wed., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
Canfield, 10 a.m., Wed., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
Main, 11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 14
Newport, 10:30 a.m., Fri., Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
Poland, 10 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26
Poland, 11 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 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., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
Boardman, 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
Canfield, 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
Newport, 10:30 a.m., Tues., Sept. 10, 24
Main, 10 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 5
Poland, 1 p.m., Tues., Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24

Children’s Programs

Appy Hour for Kids - This presentation on iPad apps is for an audience of school-age kids, parents, teachers, and other adults who have an interest in being introduced to learning apps for kids in Kindergarten to fourth grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 6-7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25

Congrats, Canfield Top Readers! - Come join us as we celebrate Canfield's summer top readers. Mingle, chat and enjoy refreshments. For school-age children.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 23

Family Story Time - Join us for stories, crafts, games and other fun-filled activities for children of all ages and their families. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Brownlee Woods, 11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 21

Family Story Time: Art Appreciation - Stories and activities for budding artists. Come to listen and create. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 24

Family Story Time: Keep Calm and Sloth On - Kick back, relax, and take a break from your hectic lifestyle with this slothful family story time. Maybe we'll get around to reading some sloth stories, and if it's not too much effort, maybe we'll do sloth activities and a craft. For all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 10

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., Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26
Canfield, 10 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 5
Sebring, 11 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 19
Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Tues., Sept. 3, 17

Guess 'N' Go: School in a Jar - Turn the jar upside down! Turn the jar all around! Guess the total number of school supplies inside. (Each separate piece counts.) The person who guesses closest to the real number wins the jar! For school-age children.
Austintown, Library Hours, Month of September
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, Month of September

Grab & Go for September - Make a craft to take home. Children of all ages.
Austintown, Library Hours, Month of September
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, Month of September

Homeschool Brunch Bunch - Homeschoolers join us for a reading and discussion "Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau" by Jennifer Berne, 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., Sept. 19

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 the librarian at one of the libraries listed below. We'll ask for the subject area you'd like to explore with your child and schedule you 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.
Austintown, appointments available from 6-7 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 19 (appointments run 20 min.)
Main, appointments available 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 9 (appointments run 30-60 min.)
Tri-Lakes, appointments available from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 28 (appointments run 20 min.)

Kids' Club: Lego My Library - Create Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For school-age children.
Main, 4-5 p.m., Wed., Sept. 18

Lego My Library - Kids, age 6 and up, will meet to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For school-age children.
Austintown, 6-7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 4
Canfield, 6-8 p.m., Tues., Sept. 10
Poland, 6-7 p.m., Tues., Sept. 24
Tri-Lakes, 6-7 p.m., Tues., Sept.  10

Mad Hatter Party - Join us as we honor our Summer Reading Club top readers from Brownlee Woods, Campbell, East, Newport, West and Struthers libraries with a pre-Mad Hatter Day Celebration based on the classic “Alice in Wonderland.” Enjoy a wonderland of silly games, activities and stories. Design a zany hat craft. Light refreshments will be served. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Newport Library to register. For school-age children.
Newport, 6 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25

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., Sept. 30

School Supply Give Away - School supply give away sponsored by the East Friends Committee
East, 1 p.m., Sat., Sept. 21

Science at the Library! - Sights and sounds in bottles? Explore and observe a display of sensory/discovery bottles at the library. Earn a small prize for having fun. Children of all ages.
East, Library Hours, Month of September
Newport, Library Hours, Month of September

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., Sept. 14

Smarty Pants Quiz! - Match them up! Name the famous book characters and then match them to the book they belong in. A small prize for everyone who tries. For school-age children.
Brownlee Woods, Library Hours, Month of September
Campbell, Library Hours, Month of September
Struthers, Library Hours, Month of September.
West, Library Hours, Month of September

Start Your Engines - Come make a toy car or bring a Pinewood Derby or other homemade car to race on our track. We will also honor our Summer Reading Top Readers at this special program.
Boardman, 7 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 26

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., Sept. 16

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

Tween Programs

Tween Zine - Like to draw? Write? How about eat snacks? Learn how to make your own zine by experienced zine creators. For tweens in grades 4-6.
Newport, 4 p.m., Wed., Sept. 18

Tween/Teen Tie-Dye - Join us for an evening of tie-dye and make your own psychedelic library tee! For grades 4 & up. Registration required; call 330.744.8636 and be sure to give your t-shirt size.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25

Teen Programs

13 Reasons Why...I Should Have Dinner With Jay Asher Contest - Wanna have dinner with New York Times bestselling young adult author Jay Asher? Well, give us some reasons - 13 reasons, to be exact! Present your arguments in any format you wish - we'll select three winners who will meet Jay, enjoy dinner with him at the Poland library, and receive an autographed copy of his award-winning novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why”! Contest runs from Sept. 1-30 and is open to teens in grades 7-12. Go to www.libraryvisit.org/13reasons or stop in at any library branch for complete contest rules and instructions. For teens in grades 7-12.
All Libraries, Library Hours, Month of Sept.

All About Books - It's all about books . . and pizza! Come and talk about what you've been reading and get some recommendations for something to read next. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 6 p.m., Mon., Sept. 16

Check into Chess - Join us as we play chess this afternoon. If you would like to learn to play, we'll be happy to teach you. For the whole family.
Boardman, 1:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 15

Game On! - Come to the library after school and play video games on the big screen. For teens in grades 7-12.
Austintown, 2 p.m., Tues., Sept. 10, 17, 24

Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library (for teens) - 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, 6-7 p.m., Mon., Sept. 23

Let's Juggle! - Would you like to learn how to juggle? If so, you're in luck! Special guest, Anton Finch will be teaching us how. Join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) as we all learn how to keep three bean bags in the air! For teens in grades 7-12. Register online or call 330.744.8638 and ask for the Boardman Library.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 4

School Around the World - It's back-to-school time! Find out how school is in other countries of the world. If you correctly match the countries to the school facts, you could win a prize! For teens in grades 7-12.
Canfield, Library Hours, Month of September
Sebring, Library Hours, Month of September

TAB Meeting - Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library. Newcomers are always welcome. Join us this month and learn how to juggle! Special guest Anton Finch will be teaching us how. For teens in grades 7-12.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 4

Teen Zine - Like to draw? Write? How about eat snacks? Learn how to make your own zine by experienced zine creators. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 4 p.m., Mon., Sept. 30

Totally Teen Thursday - Come and see what's going on in the Newport Library's Teen Room. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 4 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

Tween/Teen Tie-Dye - Join us for an evening of tie-dye and make your own psychedelic library tee! For grades 4 & up. Registration required; call 330.744.8636 and be sure to give your t-shirt size.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25

All Screwed Up! - We've been twisting up the faces of some of your favorite celebrities. If you can still figure out who the celebrities are, you could win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12.
Boardman, Library Hours, Month of September

Computers, eBooks and eReaders

Learn Basic LIBRARY Computer Skills - Keyboard! Mouse! Cut and Paste! Saving! Emailing! Library E-readers! And much More! Space limited to 3 so be the first to sign up. Call 330.744.8636 & ask for the Newport Librarian. For adults.
Newport, 11 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

Appy Hour for Adults - 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., Sept. 9

Appy Hour for Kids - This presentation on iPad apps is for an audience of school-age kids, parents, teachers, and other adults who have an interest in being introduced to learning apps for kids in Kindergarten to fourth grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 6-7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25

Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library (for adults) - 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. For adults.
Poland, 10-11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 14
Springfield, 3-4 p.m., Sat., Sept. 14
Poland, 6-7 p.m., Mon., Sept. 16

Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library (for teens) - 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, 6-7 p.m., Mon., Sept. 23

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 adults and teens.
Boardman, Library Hours, Month of September

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. Don’t forget your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name to register. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Tues., Sept. 10
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 24

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. 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.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Tues., Sept.  24


Business & Investment Center Programs

Business Start-Up Workshop - The Library partners with SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, in presenting this seminar. Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business: start-up considerations, marketing, finances, and technology for business. The Business and Investment Center librarian will discuss the Library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. For adults.
Poland, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 14

Creating a Business Plan - Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Are you taking those first steps to creating a home-based business or a business located on the web or at a brick and mortar location? If so, you’ll want to join the Business and Investment Center and SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, for this workshop. Members of SCORE will address key topics for beginning a business and Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, will discuss the Library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. For adults.
Poland, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 28

Legal Issues for Small Businesses - Are you looking for basic legal information while starting to open/expand your small business? One must plan ahead and keep informed. During this workshop, we will provide many examples of cases that will give you a head start. For adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 9

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 in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tues. of each month in the Information Services Department's Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of the Main, 305 Wick Ave. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults.
Main, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 3
Main, 5:30-7:30  p.m., Tues., Sept. 17

Genealogy

Genealogy for Beginners - Begin your journey at Main, where you will learn how to cultivate your family tree. Library resources will be described and demonstrated. For adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 23

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 appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). For adults.
Austintown, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 19
Poland, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 23

Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross –
Poland, 1-4 p.m., Tues., Sept. 24
Struthers, 1-4 p.m., Tues., Sept. 17
Boardman, 12:30-3 p.m., Tues., Sept. 3

Blood Pressure Screening by the Association of Black Nurses -
East, 1-3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 11
Newport, 1-3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 11

Blood Pressure Check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association -
Canfield, 1-3 p.m., Tues., Sept. 17
Sebring, 1-3 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 26
Blood Pressure Screening by Easter Seals Private Duty - A nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight.
Main, 10 a.m.-Noon, Thurs., Sept. 26

Also for Adults

A Vegan Dinner Made Easy - In this one hour demonstration, certified raw chef Sam Anderson will show how to prepare a vegan dinner that is easy to make and serve. Dinner will include an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. Recipes and samples will be provided. For adults.
Poland, 3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 14

Check into Chess - Join us as we play chess this afternoon. If you would like to learn to play, we'll be happy to teach you. For the whole family.
Boardman, 1:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 15

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., Sept. 13, and Sat., Sept. 14

Diversity Community Conversation - Diversity Community Conversation. For information please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults.
Main, 12 p.m., Wed., Sept. 04

Free Help Filing For Federal Benefits - HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley will have volunteer Ohio Benefit Bank counselors available to help file the electronic application that will determine eligibility for over 20 Federal programs. Please call 330.782.5877 to schedule an appointment. For adults.
Greenford, 10 a.m.-Noon, Tues., Sept. 3
Tri-Lakes, 10 a.m.-Noon, Thurs., Sept. 5
East, 10 a.m.-Noon, Mon., Sept. 16, 30

Movie Night - Join us for a Movie Night! Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie! Children age 7 yrs & younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G.
East, 5 p.m., Mon., Sept. 16, 30

Page Turners Book Club - Love books? Looking for a good read? Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun!
Austintown, 6-7 p.m., Wed., Sep. 18

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., Sept. 9, 23

Saturday Movie Matinee - Join us for a Saturday Movie Matinee. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie! Children age 7 yrs & younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G.
Newport, 11:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 14, 28

Show What You Know: Jewelry – Learn the technique of arranging beads into a one of a kind necklace.  Bring your own beads and clasp.  All other materials will be provided.  A sample will be on display during the month of September.  Adults may register by calling 330.744.8636 and asking for the Boardman Library.
Boardman, 7 pm., Wed., Sept. 25

Friends of the Library

Lunch and Learn - Leslie Viczay on Russian Imperialism - Russian History over 200 years - Leningrad to Stalingrad. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
Main Library, Noon, Wed., Sept. 11

Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) - General Membership Meeting followed by CSI Y’town presentation with Author Allan May - The Jungle Inn.
Boardman, 6 p.m., Wed., Sept. 18

Austintown Friends Program & Meeting - The speakers for this program will be Heidi Daniel, Library Director, with a Library update, and William Arnaut, Head of Security of the Canfield Fairgrounds presenting happenings and highlights of the Canfield Fair.  Following presentation will be a brief Friends meeting.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 23

Boardman Friends of the Library Meeting - Japanese Politics - Dr. Paul Sracic, Department of Political Science at Youngstown State University. For adults.
Boardman, 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 9

East Friends Committee Meeting -
East, 4:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 9

Conversation Salon - Friends of PLYMC Conversation Salon for all ages. For information please contact the Development Office 330-740-6086.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 5
Diversity Community Conversation - For information please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
Main, Noon, Wed., Sept. 4

Jigsaw 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., Sept. 11

Leadership Book Discussion - Facilitated by Greg Smith on  “Put Your Dream to the Test.” Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Development Director at 330-740-6086. For adults.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30

Fundraisers

Lavendar and Lace Tea – Join the Friends of PLYMC, East Branch Committee, for an elegant and entertaining afternoon. Wear your favorite hat and gloves! Guest speaker, Susan Moorer. YSU Coordinator of P-16 Outreach and Assessment will speak on “The Ubiquitous Woman.” There will be a selection of tea foods and a special raffle. Tickets are $15 per person  (fee includes a donation to the East Friends Committee.) Tables seat six. For information, contact the Development Department at 330.740.6088. Make checks payable to the Friends of PLYMC.
For information and tickets, please contact the Library’s Development Office at 330-740-6086. 
East, 1-4 p.m., Sat., Sept. 14

Holiday Closing
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed  Sun., Sept. 1 and Mon., Sept. 2, Labor Day.
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