Library Blog


Mike is a Reader Services Librarian at the Main Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. He is also an avid film and music lover. He hopes to inspire your movie and music choices, as well as to learn from you. Popular culture is his game and he’s willing to help you all the same. He is also a fan of baseball and football.

The Latest From Mike

Cicadas Are Coming

Cicada Shells On Table. Bugs. Insects

Cicadas, those strange, noisy, and harmless insects, are emerging from underground again this year in parts of this country.  Parts of 15 states will see billions of Brood X 17-year cicadas emerge in May or June. The Brood X is emerging in parts of Ohio, but shouldn’t affect our local area.  However, if you are traveling you… read more >>

Unemployment Compensation Fraud

Fraud Prevention

Unemployment Compensation Fraud: How to identify scams and help protect against them Unemployment fraud is when someone applied for unemployment using your name. Because of widespread identity theft and unemployment fraud throughout Ohio, hundreds of thousands of Ohioans have been affected. There are many ways it can affect you: You may end up owing taxes… read more >>