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Chris

Chris is an adult librarian with the PLYMC. He enjoys reading, particularly science fiction and psychological thrillers, hiking, being outdoors, and watching cat and dog videos.

The Latest From Chris

Make Your Own Tabletop Zen Garden

sandy zen garden

Quarantine and isolation got you down?  Are you finding it difficult to relax or calm your nerves in these trying times?  Are you looking for a little pocket of space you can control and relax in?  Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden with affordable materials that will give you a mini–oasis… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

blueberry cheesecake

Blueberry cheesecake bars are a delicious and easy to make dessert for those of us who are craving cheesecake but feeling guilty about eating a whole slice. This easy to follow recipe using common ingredients is sure to please and simple enough for anyone to bake. Just gather your ingredients, follow these simple steps, and… read more >>

Adulting 101: Kitchen Hacks (with Lemons)

Adulting 101

Ever wonder how to get rid of that awful smell in your garbage disposal? Or how to organize your ingredients before tackling a recipe? How about the best method for measuring out sticky ingredients without having half of it stuck to the measuring spoon? Librarians Chris and Romie are here to share a series of quick and nifty kitchen… read more >>

Zentangle Art Therapy

zentangle art

Create your way to relaxation and contentment! Looking for an easy, low-cost activity to help relax and feel creative?  Explore the world of Zentangle and art therapy virtually through the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Create beautiful works of art (like the images below) instantly, without having to possess transcendent artistic talent.  Zentangle… read more >>

Music Artist Spotlight: Grateful Dead

On June 7, 1965, the future of rock & roll music was forever changed when a previously unknown bass player by the name of Phil Lesh joined the nascent music group called the Warlocks.  The group consisted of Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, Phil Lesh on bass, Bill Kreutzmann on drums, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan on… read more >>