Changes to September Library Programs Due to Temporary Closing of Austintown Library for Repairs

AUSTINTOWN (August 30, 2018/For Immediate Release) – Due to the Austintown Library closing temporarily for repairs beginning September 10, a number of changes and cancellations of previously scheduled Library programs have been made. The work is expected to be approximately two weeks.

Austintown Library patrons can attend programs at any of the other libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) system during the closing. Nearby libraries include:

Michael Kusalaba Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown

Canfield Library, 43 W. Main St., Canfield

Changes and cancellations are listed below:


Friends of Austintown Library Meeting – The September Friends of Austintown Library Meeting on September 24 is being moved to the Michael Kusalaba Branch due to the Austintown Library closing for repairs.
Michael Kusalaba Library, 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 24 (location change)


The Mighty Uke – View the movie “The Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog” and explore the history and resurgence of this musical instrument.  Reservations are needed. Please note: This program date has been changed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20.
Austintown Library, 2 p.m., Date Change: Sat., Oct. 20 (date change)

Paw Patrol Party – No job is too big, no kid is too small to have a paw-tastic time at the library. Join us for activities, crafts, and snacks as we celebrate Chase, Marshall, Skye and the gang. For the whole family. Registration is required. This program date has been changed from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6.
Austintown Library, 10:30 a.m., Sat., Oct. 6 (date change)


The following programs been cancelled due to Austintown Library closing for repairs.

Basic Microsoft Excel Class – Learn the basics of Microsoft Office Excel. This is a beginner’s class, but basic computer skills are required. Space is limited. Registration is required. For adults.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Fri., Sept. 14 (cancelled)

Fun Ways to Use Your Library Account – Get to know BiblioCommons, the Library’s new enhanced catalog. Create your own account that allows you to place holds, renew items, create a list of books you want to read, rate titles, add reviews, and more. It’s now a social media experience plus a catalog. Bring your own laptop, tablet, or smart phone if you have one, or use one of our computers to get started. Registration required. For adults.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 15 (cancelled)

Chapter Chat Book Club – Love books? Come to the Chapter Chat Book Club where we will be reading and discussing a book together every month. Each month will be a new genre. This month we will be reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan. Light refreshments will be served. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 19 (cancelled)

Read It Before You See It Book Club – People always say the book is better than the movie. This book club will get together to read and discuss books that are soon to be released in the theaters. Come to talk about books, movies, have a small snack, and meet new people. Join us for one month or every month. The book for September is “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” by James R. Hansen. For adults.
Austintown Library, 7 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 13 (cancelled)

Silent Book Club – Need some quiet me time? Then join us at the Austintown Library for our Silent Book Club. You can bring in your own book, grab one off the shelf, or even read a digital book in a designated group quiet time. During this time, we will discuss what we will be reading and whether the book is a hit or a miss. Light refreshments will be provided. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 18 (cancelled)

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).
Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tues., Sept. 11 (cancelled/will be rescheduled)

Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library – We’ll read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for Kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. For ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 17 (cancelled)

Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time – This program is for 4 and 5 years olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. We will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten.
Austintown Library, 11:30 a.m., Wed., Sept. 12, 19 (cancelled)

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.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 11, 18 (cancelled)

Baby Brilliant: Tales & Talk for 2s & 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.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Wed., Sept. 12, 19 (cancelled)

Stranger Reads Book Club – Do you want to talk about a book but want to avoid the obligation of reading one picked out for you? Come to the Stranger Reads book club and tell us what you enjoyed reading this month. You might even hear about a new book you want to read. For adults.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 10 (cancelled)

Gotta Move Story Time – For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care-giver. 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, talk and play.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 13, 20 (cancelled)

Stamping with Cindy – Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Sign up to create each month’s greeting card with matching envelope. Participation is limited to one session per person each month to accommodate demand, registration required. Call 330.744.8636. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 20 (cancelled)
Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Fri., Sept. 21 (cancelled)
Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tues., Sept. 25
Tri-Lakes Library, 2 p.m., Tues., Sept. 25 (added)