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- December News and Programs

See the latest Library news and activities in Happenings @ Your Library. Free meals for kids from Children’s Hunger Alliance – Please note this correction: Food distribution at Newport and Michael Kusalaba branches is at 2-6:30 p.m. on Mon.-Thurs., and 2-5 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. Clean Slate program – no overdue fines Air filtration… read more >>

- Children’s Author Virtual Visit – Juana Martinez-Neal Friday, Nov. 20

Registration is still open for a virtual author visit with award-winning children’s author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal for presentation from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, November 20, via Zoom, hosted by the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County . The virtual program is free, but registration is required. Follow the link on the Library’s homepage,… read more >>

- Main Renovation Changes – Parking Entrance Moved

YOUNGSTOWN (November 5, 2020/For Immediate Release) – The renovation of the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., is entering its second phase. Bids are being reviewed by the construction manager at risk, and contracts will be awarded. The cost of design and construction for the project is expected to be $26.1 million. AMHigley Company of Cleveland and… read more >>

- Friends Book Sales Oct. 31, Nov. 7

The Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC), which operates a bookstore in the Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., will hold an outdoor book sales two Saturdays, October 31 and November 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The sale will feature history, large books, older sets of encyclopedias, and… read more >>

- Trustees Approve Emergency Expenditure for Air-Cleaning Systems in Libraries

YOUNGSTOWN (October 28, 2020/For Immediate Release) – The Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC), at a virtual special meeting today, approved the emergency purchase of air filtration systems to improve air quality in library buildings considering an upturn in COVID-19 cases. Library Executive Director Aimee Fifarek asked Trustees to vote for an urgent necessity exception to the competitive bidding requirements so that… read more >>

- Bertram de Souza Discusses Book in Library Interview

Longtime Mahoning Valley journalist Bertram de Souza will discuss his first book, “No Holds Barred,” a compilation of some of his most celebrated — and most controversial —columns in a moderated conversation with the Library which posted on Facebook at LibraryMahoningCounty, YouTube and the Library’s website the evening of Wednesday, October 21. De Souza produced… read more >>

- College Guides Meet with Students at Library

The Library is delighted to be partnering with the Mahoning Valley College Access Program (MVCAP),  a nonprofit organization that provides services to high school students exploring post-secondary education, career/technical training, workforce opportunities and military service. MVCAP will have a representative available in library meeting rooms to meet one-on-one with students. MVCAP works to provide students… read more >>

- A Virtual Evening with Author Adriana Trigiani Oct. 29 at 7 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are now closed for this event. YOUNGSTOWN (October 13, 2020/For Immediate Release) – The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is hosting a free online event, A Virtual Evening with Adriana Trigiani, best-selling author, on Thursday, October 29, at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations are welcome…. read more >>

- Trustees Virtual Special Meeting Oct. 28

YOUNGSTOWN (October 26, 2020/For Immediate Release) – The Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC), will hold a special meeting virtually via Zoom at 9:30 a.m., Wed., Oct. 28. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the purchase and installation of air filtration systems in the Library buildings and the… read more >>

- TeenTober Virtual Event with Author Justina Ireland Oct 16 at 6 PM

Library celebrates TeenTober with a Virtual Visit from Author Justina Ireland October 16 for Teens YOUNGSTOWN (October 12, 2020/For Immediate Release) — It’s double the celebration as the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County celebrates TeenTober and teens who completed the Summer Discovery Program with a virtual author visit. Justina Ireland, bestselling and award… read more >>

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