‘Summer Discovery’ Program Begins June 1 at the Library

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YOUNGSTOWN (May 10, 2016) – Join the fun during Summer Discovery, the program for summer reading and fun, which runs from June 1 through August 13 at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County.

Learn about science from the experts at COSI and Mad Science. Watch “The Monsters of Baseball” come to life with the Madcap Puppets. Learn how astronauts prepare for flight from specialists at the Air and Space Museum, and enjoy many other great entertainers. For a complete list of library programs, visit your local library or visit us at LibraryVisit.org. There’s something for everyone during Summer Discovery, from babies to kids to teens to adults!

krulik2HS-logoCOMPLETE 8 BADGES TO MEET THE AUTHOR: Children who complete 8 badges in the Summer Discovery Program will receive an invitation for breakfast with Nancy Krulik, author of the Katie Kazoo and George Brown books in July. Nancy Krulik’s appearance and author breakfast sponsored by Home Savings.

circles-babyBABIES: “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!” is the theme for the program for babies. The Library recognizes the importance of baby brain development and how babies benefit from being read to. Parents and caregivers can do activities with babies to earn incentives. At five activities, babies earn a book. At 10 activities, they earn a snack bowl and a chance to win a $25 gift card.

 

circles-kidsKIDS: “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!” is the theme for kids this year. Children will have an opportunity to earn incentives by completing badge activities, such as reading a book, visiting a museum, writing, drawing, doing a science experiment, and much more! Kids will receive a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen and a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher just for signing up. When they complete 3 badges they can select a FREE book. Kids who complete 5 badges can select a free incentive and receive a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology. Children who complete 7 badges and have their name entered into a drawing for a gift card. Kids who complete 8 badges by July 23 will receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast with Nancy Krulik, author of the KATIE KAZOO and GEORGE BROWN books, when she visits on July 29.

 

circles-teenTEENS: “Get in the Game: READ!” is the theme for teens this summer! Teens who visit the library to register will receive a Scrappers game voucher, a Chick-fil-A coupon, and other coupons. Teens who read 10 books will receive a set of earbuds. Reading 15 books will earn them a paperback book of their choice. Reading 20 books earns them a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

 

 

circles-adultADULTS: “Exercise Your Mind. READ!” is the adult theme. Register in person or online. Visit us in person to receive a Scrappers game voucher. Adults who read 10 books will receive a set of earbuds and those who read 20 books will earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

Adults, join us for a Victorian Day at the Seaside – Victorians took the waters with abandon at seaside resorts. Learn more about those golden days of ‘bathing,’ souvenirs, and summer promenades while viewing antique bathing suits, seaside souvenirs, and other Victorian beach accessories. For adults. Canfield Library, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., June 16


The Library thanks Summer Discovery sponsors whose generous donations make this program possible

Sponsors for Kids: Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Home Savings, Camelot Lanes, Chuck E. Cheese, Dairy Queen, Dollar General, Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Friends of the Library – Austintown, Boardman, Poland Branch Libraries, Library Staff, Mahoning Valley Scrapper, OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, Rotary Clubs of Mahoning County, Ruth Bowers Fund for Youth Programs and Services, Sam’s Club, Skate Zone, Walmart

Sponsors for Teens: Camelot Lanes, Chick-fil-A, Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Friends of the Library – Austintown, Boardman and Poland Branch Libraries, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Skate Zone

Sponsors for Adults: Friends of the Library – Austintown and Boardman Branch Libraries, Mahoning Valley Scrappers


REACH FOR THE GOLD KICKOFF PROGRAMS WITH SPECIAL PRESENTERS

Astronaut Fitness Armstrong Air and Space Museum – It takes more than a love of space to become an astronaut. You have to be physically fit to master the job. Learn how astronauts train for missions and maintain their health during months in space. Museum staff will demonstrate the difficulties of working in a spacesuit while wearing an Apollo-style space suit. For children of all ages.

Campbell, 2 p.m., Fri., June 24 COSI: Current Conditions – Watch as COSI brings the amazing world of weather into Austintown Library. You will be able to explore how weather affects life on Earth every day, learn about technology used by today’s top forecasters, test your forecasting skills, explore meteorological instruments and discover why it’s important to monitor extreme weather events. Watch out for the lightning as COSI safely creates weather inside our meeting room. For children of all ages.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Wed., June 22
Austintown, 2 p.m., Wed., June 22

Marvels of Motion with Mad Science – Learn about the fundamentals of moving science including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion while egg-tossing and checking out space age rocket packs. Discover the science behind some of your favorite Olympic sports and find out why this show is such a blast. For children of all ages.
Brownlee Woods, 2 p.m., Fri., June 24

Dr. T Rex Dinosaur Show – Take a page from the Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex and watch this unique, action packed, interactive theatre performance with incredible life size puppets, that portrays real events that happened during the Age of Dinosaurs. For the entire family.
Newport, 4 p.m., Fri., June 24

Go for the Gold Magic Show with Jeff Wawrzaszek – Don’t miss this gold medal magic show with Jeff Wawrzaszek where the audience participates in the hilarious, magical fun. Each child will receive a free easy-to-do “Olympic-themed” collectible magic trick to take home with them. For children of all ages.
Poland, 2 p.m., Thurs., June 23

Hero Magic with Rory Rennick – All heroes exercise some power. Some powers and abilities are magical: while some are practical. Join magician Rory Rennick for a fun, magical program that highlights the heroics of reading. For children of all ages.
East, 2 p.m., Tues., June 21

Leaping Lizards! It’s Outback Ray – Join us for Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show. Ray will share his knowledge of the animals in his unique “family.” Learning will be fun and exciting while you hold and cuddle his amazing animals. For children of all ages.
Struthers, 3 p.m., Wed., June 22

Matt Jergens Comedy and Juggling – Matt Jergens will keep you laughing and tapping your toes to some great tunes while he uses a variety of props to defy gravity in a way never before seen! For the entire family.
Springfield, 11 a.m., Thurs., June 23

On Your Mark, Get Set, Magic with Gordon Russ – Join Gordon Russ as his crazy cast of characters take you on a reading race. Who will go the distance and get the gold? Prepare yourself for a fast paced, hilarious comedy magic show. For children of all ages.
Sebring, 10 a.m., Thurs., June 23

Our Zoo to You – Come to Main Library and make some animal friends from Our Zoo to You. Children will be able to see and touch a variety of exotic animals during our visit with Our Zoo to You traveling petting zoo. For children of all ages.
Main, 2 p.m., Fri., June 24

Stevens Puppets Present “The Wizard of Oz” – Watch as a Kansas cyclone whisks Dorothy off to Oz. World leaders in the puppetry arts for over 80 years, Stevens Puppets bring this tale to life with artfully hand-carved wooden marionettes and a musical score you are sure to be humming all the way home. For children of all ages.
Boardman, 2 p.m., Fri., June 24

The Poof Daddy Comedy Magic Show with Paul Adams – On your mark, get set…Poof! Laughter is the best exercise with the Poof Daddy Comedy Magic show. Join Paul Adams with his zany band of loveable puppets as he performs masterful sleight-of-hand magic to entertain and educate about taking care of our health. For children of all ages.
Canfield, 2 p.m., Fri., June 24

Team Read Balloon Show – Larger than life balloon characters, amazing magic tricks and great stories make the Team Read Balloon Show a must see this summer! Come to the library and you can be part of the fun. For children of all ages.
Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Tues., June 21


MORE SPECIAL PRESENTERS

It’s Animal Magic with Mark Rosenthal – Join exotic animal rescuer and Nickelodeon’s one-time Entertainer of the Year, Mark Rosenthal, for Animal Magic! Mark will bring some of his animal friends and share stories from his books. For children of all ages.
Boardman, 11 a.m., Thurs., June 30
Canfield, 7 p.m., Thurs., June 30
Struthers, 3 p.m., Thurs., June 30

On Your Mark, Get Set, Recycle – Join Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis of the Mahoning County Green Team as they present Nancy Elizabeth Wallace’s “Recycle Every Day” during the Summer Reading Program. This touching tale is about a young bunny named Minna who is assigned with the task of creating a winning poster for the Recycling Community Calendar Contest. When Minna’s family learns about the contest, they share simple strategies to reduce, reuse, and recycle which is just the inspiration Minna needs to produce the perfect poster. After reading the story, program participants will create beautiful bouquets using recovered materials. At the conclusion of the program, children will receive an environmental action activity book and information to share with their parents. This program is recommended for children in grades Pre-K through 3.
Austintown, 11 a.m., Mon., June 6
Boardman, 10 a.m., Fri., June 17
Greenford, 11 a.m., Tues., June 21
Sebring, 11 a.m., Mon., June 27
Springfield, 11 a.m., Mon., June 13
Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Wed., June 15

Porgie the Clown – Meet Porgie the Clown for an afternoon of fun entertainment. Balloon animals are his specialty. For children of all ages.
Sebring, 2 p.m., Wed., June 29

Read to Reese – Come and read to Reese, a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Bring your own book, or we will find one for you, and read to a furry friend! Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown Library. For school-age children.
Austintown, 11 a.m., Fri., June 17; July 8; Aug. 5

The Great Escape – Do you have what it takes to solve a series of riddles and puzzles, decipher the clues, and find the key to get free from our escape room? Do you have the brainpower and teamwork skills needed to win? Come to the Canfield Library and find out if you’re ready for the Great Escape! Teens in grades 7-12 and adults.
Canfield, 6 p.m., Thurs., July 21

Olympic Dreams with National Taekwondo Champion Natalie Hershberger – Learn what it takes to be an Olympic hopeful as Sports Illustrated for Kids 2015 Sports Kid of the Year Finalist, Natalie Hershberger, shares her experience and demonstrates her talent. Natalie’s books will be available for purchase at the event.
Austintown, 11 a.m., Thurs., July 14
Poland, 6 p.m., Thurs., July 14

The Madcap Puppets Present Monsters of Baseball – The sign at the ball park says “No Monsters Allowed!” But that doesn’t stop Roscoe from sneaking a little monster named Gus in to see a baseball game. And it seems they are not alone! Giant puppets bring the history and tradition of baseball alive through songs, stories, and poems. Fun for the entire family.
Main, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Tues., July 26

Across the Finish Line with Pete the Cat! – Come and cheer on Pete the Cat. Join us for stories, games, and fun for children of all ages. And, don’t forget to bring your camera and have your picture taken with the cool and groovy Pete the Cat!
Austintown, 11 a.m., Wed., July 27
Boardman, 11 a.m., Thurs., July 28
Canfield, 10 a.m., Tues., July 26* (*refreshments)
Newport, 4 p.m., Mon., July 25
Poland, 10 a.m., Sat., July 23
Main, 11 a.m., Mon., July 25

Armstrong Air and Space Museum – It takes more than a love of space to become an astronaut. You have to be physically fit to master the job. Learn how astronauts train for missions and maintain their health during months in space. Museum staff will demonstrate the difficulties of working in a spacesuit while wearing an Apollo-style space suit. For children of all ages.
Boardman, 3 p.m., Fri., July 22

Hero Magic with Rory Rennick – All heroes exercise some power. Some powers and abilities are magical: while some are practical. Join magician Rory Rennick for a fun, magical program that highlights the heroics of reading. For children of all ages.
Struthers, 2 p.m., Tues., July 19

Jungle Bob’s Animal Show – Would you like to hold a python or pet a snapping turtle? Come join us for Jungle Bob’s amazing animal program. For children of all ages.
Sebring, 2 p.m., Mon., July 18

Leaping Lizards! It’s Outback Ray – Join us for Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show. Ray will share his knowledge of the animals in his unique “family”. Learning will be fun and exciting while you hold and cuddle with his amazing animals. For children of all ages.
Austintown, 3 p.m., Tues., July 19

Lori’s Lovely Butterflies – Get up close and personal with live, beautiful butterflies as you learn about butterfly anatomy with Lori’s Lovely Butterflies traveling butterfly exhibit. For children of all ages.
Brownlee Woods, 2 p.m., Wed., July 20

Matt Jergens Comedy and Juggling – Matt Jergens will keep you laughing and tapping your toes to some great tunes while he uses a variety of props to defy gravity in a way never before seen. For children of all ages.
Canfield, 11 a.m., Wed., July 13

On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw! with Jeff Nicholas – Come draw with Jeff Nicholas as he brings his traveling classroom to the library with cartoon sidekicks and original stories. Jeff’s step-by-step drawing instruction will be sure to bring out the artist in you. For children of all ages.
Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Tues., July 26

On Your Mark, Get Set, Magic! with Gordon Russ – Join Gordon Russ as his crazy cast of characters take you on a reading race. Who will go the distance and get the gold? Prepare yourself for a fast paced, hilarious comedy magic show. For children of all ages.
Campbell, 2 p.m., Fri., July 22

On Your Mark, Get Set, Recycle! with the Mahoning County Green Team – Join Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis as they present Nancy Elizabeth Wallace’s “Recycle Every Day” during the Summer Reading Program. This touching tale is about a young bunny named Minna who is assigned with the task of creating a winning poster for the Recycling Community Calendar Contest. When Minna’s family learns about the contest, they share simple strategies to reduce, reuse, and recycle which is just the inspiration Minna needs to produce the perfect poster. After reading the story, program participants will create beautiful bouquets using recovered materials. At the conclusion of the program, children will receive an environmental action activity book and information to share with their parents. This program is recommended for children in grades Pre-K through 3.
Brownlee Woods, 11 a.m., Tues., July 12
Campbell, 11 a.m., Wed., July 20
Canfield, 10 a.m., Mon., July 25
East, 2 p.m., Thurs., July 7
Main, 10 a.m., Fri., July 15
Newport, 2 p.m., Mon., July 18
Poland, 2 p.m., Thurs., July 21
Struthers, 11 a.m., Fri., July 1

Our Zoo to You – Come to Newport Library and make some animal friends from Our Zoo to You! Children will be able to see and touch a variety of exotic animals during our visit with Our Zoo to You traveling petting zoo.
Newport, 2 p.m., Fri., July 15

Pony Rides – Come ride the ponies, hear a story, and make a craft. All activities will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Rain date will be announced if needed. Children under 120 pounds may ride the ponies. For children of all ages.
Boardman, 10 a.m.-Noon, Wed., July 27

Stevens Puppets Present ‘Aladdin’ – From the pages of The Arabian Nights comes the timeless story of Aladdin! This Chinese folktale comes alive with the help of Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes. A true rags-to-riches story, follows Aladdin, from the streets to the royal palace and beyond! Infused with music, mystery and magic. For children of all ages.
Poland, 10 a.m., Tues., July 26

Stevens Puppets Present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Stevens Puppets, world leaders in the puppetry arts for over 80 years, brings “Beauty and the Beast” triumphantly to life with artistic staging, hand carved puppets and clever effects accented with beautiful harp music. For children of all ages.
East, 2 p.m., Tues., July 26

The Incredible Unforgettable Bug Lab Experience with Dr. Insecta – Dr. Insecta will introduce us to a fascinating array of live insects, during his informative and entertaining show. For children of all ages.
Canfield, 2 p.m., Sat., July 23

UFO’s: the Truth is Out There, with Chris Parsons from the Mutual UFO Network – Enjoy this presentation on UFO’s from a historical perspective with emphasis on the best investigated cases. Chris Parsons of the Mutual UFO Network, one of the oldest and largest civilian UFO-investigative organizations in the United States, will explain why many believe that the truth is out there. For adults and teens.
Boardman, 2 p.m., Sat., July 30

Cross the Finish Line! Celebrate the End of Summer Reading – We are celebrating the end of a great summer of reading and we are doing it in a “BIG” way! Join us for giant-sized versions of popular games and activities. For tweens in grades 4-6.
Newport, 2 p.m., Fri., Aug. 12

Cross the Finish Line! Library Olympics – Celebrate the end of another great summer of reading by joining in the fun at our Library Olympics! Fun games, activities and competitions. Children grades K-3.
Newport, 2 p.m., Sat., Aug. 6

Cross the Finish Line – Stories and a chance to race to the finish with a clothespin car created by you at our program. Do you have a car at home that you made for a Pinewood Derby event or made from common household materials? Bring it to our program and we will have a special heat and award trophies. All participants will receive a freeze pop treat. For the family.
Boardman, 2 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 11

Cross the Finish Line – We’ve planned a summer celebration. Join us for karaoke, snacks and more. Children of all ages.
Greenford, 2 p.m., Wed., Aug. 3
Sebring, 11 a.m., Thurs., Aug. 4

Cross the Finish Line – You are a reading champion! Celebrate your summer accomplishments at a party filled with FUN and snacks. Children of all ages.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 25

Cross the Finish Line: Ice Cream Bash with Games Galore – Enjoy ice cream and games at our end of summer reading bash. Children of all ages.
Poland, 2 p.m., Tues., Aug. 9
Springfield, 11 a.m., Mon., Aug. 8

Cross the Finish Line – We’ve planned a summer celebration! Join us for karaoke, snacks and more. Children of all ages.
Canfield, 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13


SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Health at Home – Attend our workshop with Bridget Lackey from Mercy Health and receive a free copy of “Health at Home: Your Complete Guide to Symptoms, Solutions & Self Care.” You will learn about common health problems and the confidence to handle your family’s health. Registration required. For adults.
Austintown, 3 p.m., Fri., June 17

Medicare 101 – For those new to Medicare, or planning for the future, this program provides information on Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplemental insurance, including costs and eligibility requirements. The presentation will also review federal programs available to help those with low incomes pay for prescription and medical costs. The program will be conducted by an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information (OSHIIP) volunteer. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 15


BABY BRILLIANT

Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Storytime – This program is for 4- and 5-year-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, 11:30 a.m., Wed., June 1; July 6; Aug. 3

Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library – Prepare for Kindergarten through play! 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. For ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Thurs., June 16; July 21; Aug. 18
Canfield, 10 a.m., Sat., June 18
Main, 6 p.m., Wed., June 1, Aug. 3
Newport, 10:30 a.m., Fri., June 3; July 8; Aug. 5
Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Sat., June 18; July 23; Aug. 20

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., June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Boardman, 10 a.m., Tues., June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Canfield, 10 a.m., Thurs., June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25
Poland, 10 a.m., Wed., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Wed., June 1; July 6; Aug. 3
Canfield, 10 a.m., Tues., June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12; Aug. 9
Poland, 10:30 a.m., Thurs., June 2; July 7; Aug. 4

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s – Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Canfield, 11:30 a.m., Tues., June 14; July 12; Aug. 9
Main, 6 p.m., Mon., June 20; July 18; Aug. 15


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

A Box Full of Myths – Join us for a special performance by local high school students. The play will cover famous myths from Greek mythology. For children of all ages.
Boardman, 10 a.m., Tues., July 12
Canfield, 11 a.m., Thurs., July 21
Poland, 10 a.m., Tues., July 19

Back-to-School Craft Bash – Get ready for school by making bookmarks and decorating notebooks, pencils and other items. Items will be supplied while supplies last. For school-age children.
Poland,  9-2 p.m., Sat., Aug. 6

Beach Party – Can’t make it to the beach this summer or want to go again? We will try to make you feel like you’re there with fun games, music, crafts and snacks! Snacks will be provided. For children of all ages.
Poland, 6 p.m., Mon., July 18
Springfield, 11 a.m., Mon., July 25

Carnival: Come One, Come All – Step right up to the most fun around, the library carnival is coming to town. Featuring a variety of indoor/outdoor carnival and Olympic style games, activities, snacks, and good times galore! You’ll have a ball! For children of all ages.
Austintown, 11:30 a.m., Wed., July 13
Tri-Lakes, 11:30 a.m., Wed., July 20

Cross the Finish Line! Library Olympics!- Celebrate the end of another great summer of reading by joining in the fun at our Library Olympics! Fun games, activities and competitions. Outdoor event-weather permitting. Children grades K-3.
East, 2 p.m., Sat., July 30

Dance Party @ the Library – Grab your dancing shoes for a summer dance party. Bring the whole family for music, motion, and fun for all ages! Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. For children of all ages.
Main, 11 a.m., Thurs., July 7

Doggy Meet & Greet – Get to know some of our favorite therapy dogs from local organization, K9s for Compassion. Meet & greet the friendly, furry faces of our upcoming “Reading to the Dogs” program.
Canfield, 11 a.m., Sat., July 30

Family Night Bingo – Picture bingo! This program is FUN for the whole family! Prizes!
Brownlee Woods, 5 p.m., Fri., July 22; Aug. 26
Newport, 5 p.m., Wed., June 1; July 6, 27; Aug. 8, 24
Struthers, 5 p.m., Fri., June 10; Wed., Aug. 17

Family Story Time for Father’s Day – Join us for stories and fun for children of all ages. Parents are invited to join their children in this 30-minute program. Holiday stories and gift for dad.
Boardman, 10-10:30 a.m., Wed., June 15

Family Story Time with Chalk in Hand – Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages. A chalk activity will be held outdoors weather permitting.
Boardman, 10 a.m., Wed., Aug. 24

Family Story Time with the Parachute – Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.
Boardman, 10 a.m., Wed., Aug. 17

Family Story Time – Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Boardman, 10 a.m., Wed., June 1, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20; Aug. 3, 10, 31
Main, 6:30 p.m., Tues., June 14, 28; July 12, 26; Aug. 9, 23

Fitness Fun Story Time – Join us for stories and activities selected from the Eat, Play, Grow program. Good fun and good nutrition. Prizes and snacks will be given. Sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Kids Coalition. For toddlers and preschoolers.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Thurs., June 2
Boardman, 10 a.m., Wed., June 8

Games Galore: Minute-to-Win-It – Can you complete these “simple” games in 60 seconds? Challenge a friend or family member to a minute-to-win-it faceoff. Every second counts! Prizes will be awarded to winners. For all ages.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Sat., July 30

Games Galore: Readers Finish First – Stay fit and win prizes. Play bingo with a twist. Bingo combined with actions and we call it FITGO. Children of all ages.
East, 2 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 4

Games Galore: Readers Finish First – For future young Olympians of all ages.
Boardman, 2 p.m., Thurs., July 14
Canfield, 10 a.m., Tues., July 19
Sebring, 11 a.m., Thurs., July 28
Struthers, 2 p.m., Thurs., July 28

Games Galore: Xbox Kinect – Join us for interactive games on the Xbox Kinect. For teens, tweens, and kids of all ages.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 18

Garden Adventure Day-Fellows Riverside Gardens – In conjunction with the Garden Adventure Days at Mill Creek MetroParks-Fellows Riverside Gardens come and learn about the many exciting services the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County can offer you and your family. We will have a fun craft for the children to make.
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., June 4

Gold Medal Crafts: The Science of Spin Art – What happens when you spin paint at a fast  speed? Beautiful art happens! Join us and make your own spin art pictures. Wear old clothes or bring a paint shirt.  For children of all ages.
Struthers, 2 p.m., Sat., July 2

Gold Medal Crafts: Father’s Day Cards – Make Dad feel truly special this year by making him an awesome handmade card. For the whole family.
Main, 4 p.m., Thurs., June 9

Gold Medal Crafts: Grab & Go Craft – For crafty children of all ages.
Austintown, Library Hours, June; July; August
Boardman, Library Hours, June; July; August
Brownlee Woods, Library Hours, June 20-25; July 18-23; Aug. 8-13
Campbell, Library Hours, June 20-25; July 18-23; Aug. 8-13
Canfield, Library Hours, June; July; August
East, Library Hours, June 20-25; July 18-23; Aug. 8-13
Greenford, Library Hours, July 12-14
Main, Library Hours, Mon., June 6; July 11; Aug. 1
Newport, Library Hours, June 20-25; July 18-23; Aug. 8-13
Poland, Library Hours, July 5-9
Sebring, Library Hours, July 11-16
Struthers, Library Hours, June 20-25;  July 18-23; Aug. 8-13
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, June; July; August

Gold Medal Crafts: The Science of Spin Art – What happens when you spin paint at a fast speed? Beautiful art happens! Join us and make your own spin art pictures. Wear old clothes or bring a paint shirt. Children of all ages.
Brownlee Woods, 2 p.m., Sat., June 18

Gotta Move Story Time – 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., June 9, 23, 30; July 7, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 25
Canfield, 10 a.m., Wed., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;  July 6, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Canfield, 11:30 a.m., Wed., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;  July 6, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Tues., June 14, 28;  July 12, 19; Aug. 2, 9

Guess ‘N’ Go – Do You Know? – Count the items in the jar. Closest guess wins a prize! Children of all ages.
Canfield, Library Hours, July 5-9
Greenford, Library Hours, July 5-7
Sebring, Library Hours, July 5-9

Gussy Up Your Bike – Use crepe paper and other materials to get your bike beautiful for the Celebrate Poland parade taking place later that evening. Program will be outside, weather permitting. Gather on the patio behind the library outside the meeting room.  For children of all ages.
Poland, 10 a.m., Fri., June 24

I Spy … Can you find the hidden gift-wrapped book? Hunt for a gift-wrapped book that is hidden in the stacks of the children’s area. The first child to find the book receives a prize and has their name displayed in the library. Happy hunting! School-age children.
Struthers, Library Hours, June 6-18
Newport, Library Hours, June 6-18

Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming – Swim on over to Austintown library for a “finding Dory” party. It will be an ocean of fun with activities, games, crafts, and snacks. For the family.
Austintown, 11 a.m., Wed., June 29

Lego My Library – Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Wed., June 1; July 6; Aug. 3
Austintown, 3 p.m., Fri., June 24; July 29; Aug. 19
Boardman, 10 a.m., Sat., June 4; July 9; Aug. 6
Boardman, 6 p.m., Thurs., June 16;Tues., Tues., Aug. 16; Thurs., July 21
Canfield, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wed., June 15;  July 20; Aug. 17
Poland, 6-7 p.m., Tues., June 21; Aug. 23; Thurs., July 21
Sebring, 2 p.m., Thurs., June 16;  July 7; Aug. 18
Tri-Lakes, 6 p.m., Tues., June 14;  July 12; Aug. 9

Legos and Looms – Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs or Rainbow Loom bracelets. Legos and Rainbow Loom materials will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up.
Main, 10 a.m., Wed., June 15; July 20; Aug. 17

Library LEGO Check-Out Club – Kids: Join the Library LEGO Check-Out Club. It is simple. All you have to do is check out 2 or more books from the library. After you do, just come to the librarian’s desk and you will get 3 LEGOs to add to our LEGO structure. The fun of reading mixed with the fun of LEGOs! For children grades K-6.
Newport, Library Hours, July

Listen and Lego – Listen to a story and then have fun building with Legos! Legos will be provided. For ages 4-7.
Poland, 1 p.m., Thurs., June 9;  July 14; Aug. 11

Mini Golf @ the Library – Come and play a round of mini golf with your friends or family.
Austintown, between 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., July 30
Tri-Lakes, between 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 4

Mother Goose Olympics – Go for the “gold” with fun challenges based on your favorite nursery rhymes. We’ll have games, crafts, treats and more, all with a Mother Goose theme. For children up to age 5.
Poland, 6 p.m., Tues., June 14
Springfield, 11 a.m., Mon., June 27

Nursery Rhyme Olympics – On your mark, get set, GO! Join us for feats of strength, speed, brains, and arts-and-crafts, all based on your favorite nursery rhymes. For toddlers and preschoolers.
Main, 11 a.m., Thurs., Aug. 4

Read to Reese – Come and read to Reese, a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Bring your own book, or we will find one for you, and read to a furry friend. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636and ask for the Austintown Library. For school age children.
Austintown, 2 p.m., Fri., July 8

See It! Try It! Learn It! – Be an engineer at the library. Build structures and test them out to see how well they hold! Visit the YOLO Maker Space to find out how to earn the engineering badge. Grades K-8.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Sat., June 11
Main, 2:30 p.m., Sat., June 25

See It! Try It! Learn It! – Be a scientist at the library! We’ll make hypotheses and experiment about force and motion to see what impacts the speed of an object. Visit the YOLO Maker Space to find out how to earn the speed badge. Grades K-8.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Sat., July 9, 23

See It! Try It! Learn It! – Can you build an earthquake-proof structure? Come to the library to test your engineering skills in the face of danger. Visit the YOLO Maker Space to find out how to earn the earthquakes badge. Grades K-8.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 13

See It! Try It! Learn It! – Be a scientist at the library. We’ll make hypotheses and experiment with magnets to understand the power of magnetism. Visit the YOLO Maker Space to find out how to earn the magnets badge. Grades K-8.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27

StoryWalk – Join us on the Poland Village Town Hall lawn to walk, read, collect prizes and have fun celebrating the beginning of summer. For preschoolers and children up to Grade 3 who are accompanied by an adult. Drinks and a take-home treat will be served.
Poland, 10 a.m., Tues., June 7

Summer Discovery Sensory Art – Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to this fun and exciting sensory art class. They will be introduced to new art materials, and be immersed in many beautiful colors and activities.
Newport, 12 p.m., Sat., June 11;  July 9; Aug. 13

Summer Learning Day – Come and celebrate Summer Learning Day with a fun story and activity. Summer Learning Day is to continue the importance of keeping kids learning during the summer months. For children in kindergarten through second grade.
Struthers, 4 p.m., Thurs., July 14

Take a Guess – Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins a small prize. For the family.
Canfield, Library Hours, June-August
Greenford, Library Hours, June-August
Sebring, Library Hours, June-August

Team Read Balloon Show – Larger than life balloon characters, amazing magic tricks and great stories make the Team Read Balloon Show a must see this summer! Come to the library and you can be part of the fun. For the family.
Springfield, 11 a.m., Wed., July 20

Trim a Tree – Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. Children of all ages.
Springfield, Library Hours, June-August
Newport, Library Hours, June-August
Poland, Library Hours, June-August

You Scream, I Scream! – We all scream for ice cream! A fun way to cool off for the entire family and a great way to celebrate NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY, which is the third Sunday in July. For the entire family. Registration required.
Newport, 2 p.m., Sat., July 23

Wafflelicious – Do you love waffles? Come and enjoy hearing the history of the waffle, silly songs, and a craft to celebrate “Waffle Day.” A “snack” to celebrate will be provided. School-age children.
Brownlee Woods, 4:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24


ALL AGES

Tricky Trivia – Exercise your mind with our weekly trivia questions. We’ll test your knowledge on sports, pop culture, history, literature, and more! Random drawing prizes will be awarded each month. For all ages.
Main, Library Hours, June-August


TEEN

Best Book Playlists– Often, teen authors will include a playlist of songs that they listened to while writing their books. This music may have inspired them, or perhaps the genre of music was fitting to the setting or character they created. For this contest, you’re in charge. Choose a teen book and create a playlist of at least 5 songs for it. Include your reasons for matching the songs to the book. The winner will receive a gift card and the winning playlist will be featured on a bookmark at the library. For teens in grades 7-12.
Austintown, Library Hours, July
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, July

Big Teen Read – Need help with your Summer Reading list? Join teens at your library branch reading the same book. A different book will be selected for every week beginning June 13 and ending August 13. Read at the library and talk about the book or read at home. For teens in grades 7-12.
East, Library Hours, June 13-August 13
Newport, Library Hours, June 13-August 13

Browns or Steelers? – Our staff is divided on the age-old argument: Browns vs. Steelers. So help us settle the score. Vote all month long, one vote per day, on which team you like better. If the Browns win the crowd favorite vote, Steelers fans will have to take a picture of themselves wearing Browns gear for the whole library to see, and vice versa. For teens in grades 7-12.
Austintown, Library Hours, August
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, August

#TBT Sports Edition – Can you guess these sports legends from their Throwback Thurs. pictures? Whoever gets the most answers correct will win a prize. For teens entering grades 7-12.
Austintown, Library Hours, June
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, June

Get in the Game …Read – Field Day – Teens entering grades 7-12.  Join us outside as we host a variety of outdoor games to compete in.  Program will be held indoors if raining.
Boardman, 6 p.m., Tues., June 14

Get in the Game…Read – Minute to Win It –Teens entering grades 7-12.  You will have 60 seconds to complete challenges in our library.  Do you have what it takes?  Join us for games and snacks.
Boardman, 6 p.m., Thurs., July 14

Get in the Game… Read-End of Summer Reading Party –Teens entering grades 7-12.  Come join us for our last party of the summer.   There will be games and snacks to celebrate.  See you there.
Boardman, 6 p.m., Tues., Aug. 9

Horror Movie Marathon for Teens – Take your mind off the horror of a new school year by spending the day at our Horror Movie Marathon. The movies will be rated PG-13, so make sure it’s okay with your parents that you watch them. We’ll start the first movie as soon as the doors open, and keep the reels going until 5 p.m. Stay for as little or as long as you want… if you dare. For teens entering grades 7-12 only. No exceptions. Some snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Austintown, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., Aug. 12

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – Celebrate this special day with an ice cream snack while we catch up with our summer reads. For teens.
Newport, 3 p.m., Tues., Aug. 2

Summer Cafe – Summer snacks and happenings in The Teen Room at Newport. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 4 p.m., Thurs., June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

National Video Game Day – We love video games! Play all day long in the Newport Teen Room. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, Library Hours, Fri., July 8

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting – Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library. Help plan and support teen activities at the Library! Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Wed., June 1; July 6; Aug. 3

Yo-Yo Day – Show your skills with the yoyo on National Yo-Yo Day. For teens in grades 7-12.
Newport, 3 p.m., Fri., June 10


TWEEN AND TEEN

Bottle Cap Magnets – Use magazines, scrapbook paper, printed pages or your own original art to create these cool bottle cap magnets. For tweens and teens.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 10

Chocolate Olympics – Want to make sports even better? How about Olympic-themed games with a chocolate twist? Find out how many Oreos you can stack, paint with pudding and so much more. Just be warned, it could get messy! Registration required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. For grades 5-12.
Poland, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 4

Cross the Finish Line! Celebrate the End of Summer Reading– We are celebrating the end of a great summer of reading and we are doing it in a “BIG” way! Join us for giant-sized versions of popular games and activities. For tweens in grades 4-6.
Brownlee Woods, 2 p.m., Fri., July 29

Cupcake Wars – Are you the next great cupcake decorator? Join us for our Cupcake Wars, where you will test your decorating skills against others to see if you have what it takes to be crowned the next top Cupcake Froster. The war is on! Will you be the winner? Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636. For tweens and teens.
Canfield, 2 p.m., Fri., July 8
Sebring, 11 a.m., Sat., July 16

Drama Camp – Join us at the Poland Library for our second annual drama camp! Learn about the many aspects of theater, including auditions, the casting process, stage directions, and more. Kids will present “Rap-punzel” for family and friends and refreshments will be served on the last day of camp, July 15. Camp runs from 10 a.m.-Noon on July 11-15. Registration required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. For grades 4-9.
Poland, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., July 11-15 (Refreshments will be served on July 15)

Exploring Screen Printing – Art Camp – Come learn the basics of screen printing. Build your own screens, and print your own artwork on a t-shirt or a tote bag. Ages 12 – 17.  Registration required.
Poland, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., June 27- July 1

Games Galore: Xbox Kinect – Join us for interactive games on the Xbox Kinect. For teens, tweens, and kids of all ages.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Thurs., June 16

Hungry Hungry Hippos – Are you ready to get your Hippo on? Join us in our live action version of the classic game “Hungry Hungry Hippos” where you and a partner will compete with others to see who is the Hungriest Hippo out there. This is an active game, so make sure to dress in your active wear. For tweens and teens
Canfield, 2 p.m., Thurs., June 23

Life-Size Games – Enjoy some classic indoor/outdoor games with a GIANT twist. For teens and tweens entering grades 5-12.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Tues., June 21
Tri-Lakes, 4 p.m., Thu., August 11

Teens, Create Your Own 3-D Action Figure – Join us to customize your own 3-D action figure — augment the design, choose a color, and print! Registration for the program is required, and it is open to tweens and teens between the ages of 9 and 17. Limit: 12 participants. Register online or call 330.744.8636
Canfield, 1 p.m., Thurs., July 14; Mon., Aug. 8

Tie-Dye Sock Hop Party – Make your very own tie dye socks and other tie dye creations! Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636and ask for the Poland Library to register. For grades 5-12.
Poland, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., July 7


TEEN AND ADULT

All Around Sports Trivia – How well do you know your sports? Take a try at our Sports Trivia Contest running the month of July at Newport, East, Campbell, Struthers, and Brownlee Woods Libraries. Prizes. For teens and adults.
Newport, Library Hours, July

Anime and Manga Club – Come and enjoy the pop culture that doesn’t get on daytime TV. Bronies, gamers and other enthusiasts also welcome. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., June 15; July 20; Aug. 17

3-D Printing: An Introduction – What is 3-D Printing? How does it work, and why is this technology becoming so popular? Find out in this class! No experience is necessary, and no computer skills are required. See a demonstration of loading a 3-D print job and watch the printer in action! For teens and adults.
Canfield, 1 p.m., Tues., June 28

Open Mic Night / Poetry Slam – If you’re a poet and you know it… Do you have a poem or short story that you would like to share? Come to the Canfield library for open mic night. We will serve tea between performances. For teens and adults.
Canfield, 7 p.m., Tues., June 28


ALL AGES

Tricky Trivia – Exercise your mind with our weekly trivia questions. We’ll test your knowledge on sports, pop culture, history, literature, and more! Random drawing prizes will be awarded each month. For all ages.
Main Library, Library Hours, June


CREATIVE LEARNING! (CRAFTS)

Crafting Corner – Join us for a special craft. All materials will be provided. Registration is required so sign up fast and reserve your spot! Call 330-744-8636 and specify location.
East, 4 p.m., Tues. June 7; July 5; Aug.2
Brownlee Woods, 4 p.m., Wed., June 8; Tues. Aug. 9
Struthers, 4 p.m., Wed., July 13

Color Your World– Join us for a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Colorful light refreshments will be served. For teens and adults.
Poland, 7-8:30 p.m., Wed., June 1; July 6; Aug. 3

Coloring 4 Grown-Ups – Come join us and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Wed., June 1; July 6; Aug. 3
Main, 6:30 p.m.,Mon., .,June 13; Wed,, July 13; Tues., Aug. 16

Crafting Corner – Join us for a special craft. All materials will be provided. Registration is required so sign up fast and reserve your spot. Call 330-744-8636 and specify East or Brownlee Woods Crafting Corner.
Brownlee Woods, 4 p.m., Tues., Aug.9
East, 4 p.m., Tues., Aug. 2

DIY Marshmallows – Learn to make marshmallows at home with just a few easy steps. Process will be demonstrated, and samples will be available for tasting. (Food waiver must be signed.) For teens and adults.
Poland, 6 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22

DIY Patriotic Wreath – Share your patriotic pride with this great craft. All in time to display for the Fourth of July. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., June 29

DIY Sharpie Coasters – We’ll turn simple tiles into coaster masterpieces! For grades 4-12.
Main, 2:30 p.m., Wed., July 6

DIY Wine Cork Keychains – Learn how to upcycle wine corks into beautiful keychains. You’ll think twice before ever throwing away the corks again. For adults and teens.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., July 28

Etched Zodiac Pub Glasses – Join us to make your own etched pub glass, personalized with your zodiac symbol. Space is limited, so register today. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 11

Frosted! – Want to learn how to decorate cupcakes like a pro? Here’s your chance to experiment with different frosting tips and learn great decorating techniques. Please remember to bring a container if you’d like to take your finished goodies with you. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 330-744-8636. For teens and adults.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tues., July 12

Learn How to Make Friendship Bread – Starting with a “starter,” adults and teens will learn how to make this delicious and versatile Amish-inspired dessert bread (Food waiver must be signed).​
Poland, 6 p.m., Thurs., June 2

It’s All About Yarn – Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). For teens and adults.
Boardman, 11 a.m., Mon., June 27; Mon., July 25; Fri., Aug. 19

Infinity Scarf – Learn the very basics of arm knitting. We will learn casting on, knit stitch and casting off. Now is the time to get started on those homemade knitted Christmas scarves! Yarn will be provided. For tweens, teens and adults.
Newport, 5 p.m., Mon., July 18

Keep Calm and Zentangle On Bookmarks – Create a unique bookmark while you learn about this relaxing and meditative exercise that can give your mind a break from the stress and worry of everyday life. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., June 23

Knitting for Beginners – Learn the very basics of knitting. We will learn casting on, purl stich, knit stitch and casting off. Now is the time to get started on those homemade knitted Christmas scarves! Please bring a set of knitting needles size 8, 9 or 10 mm. Yarn will be provided. For tweens, teens and adults.
Newport, 5 p.m., Mon., June 27

No Bake Energy Bites – Ditch the donuts and make these delicious, easy to make, no-bake substitutions. Bring a container to take home your treats. Registration required. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Mon., July 18

No-Sew Tote Bag— Join us in recycling old t-shirts into tote bags! T-shirts will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have an old t-shirt you’d love to recycle. For tweens and teens.
Newport, 4 p.m., Mon., July 11

Peppermint Foot Soak – Learn to make a relaxing peppermint foot soak. Registration is required. For adults.
Austintown, 11 a.m., Sat., Aug. 13

Pool Noodles & Pinterest – Pool noodles aren’t just for swimming…learn about all the crafty things you can do with these fun, colorful toys. Make a craft to take home with you. Registration required. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Thurs., June 23

Rag Rug – Learn the basics of making a rug from t-shirts and fabric scraps. Now is the time to get started on those handmade Christmas gifts! All materials provided. For tweens, teens and adults.
Newport, 5 p.m., Mon., Aug. 1

Scrapbooking Club – Scrapbook a page and share your scrapbooking ideas. Paper and supplies provided. All  teens and adults welcome.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Mon., June 6
Austintown, 11 a.m., Fri., July 8
Austintown, 6 p.m., Mon., Aug. 8
Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Sat., June 11

Sit and Stitch – Sit and stitch with others at the library. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. F.or teens and adults.
Poland, 6 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 18

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 and 3-D item. Participation is limited to one session per person each month to accommodate demand, registration required. Call 330-744-8636. For adults.
Austintown, 11 a.m., Fri., June 10; July 22; Aug. 26
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Mon., June 13; July 21; Aug. 25
Tri-Lakes, 6 p.m., Tues., June 7; July 26; Aug. 30

Sugar Scrubs – Learn how to make luxurious, exfoliating body scrubs using sugar and other simple ingredients. And then make one of your own! Please register so we have enough for everyone. For adults and teens.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Mon., July 18
Sebring, 11 a.m., Sat., July 23

Summer Sugar Scrub – We’re counting down to the end of summer with a spa day and you’re invited. Stop by to make your own fragrant sugar scrub using natural ingredients and dress up the jar. Supplies are limited so please register. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22

TOTE-ally Stamped Tote Bag – Upgrade a plain canvas tote with craft paint and a fun stamping technique. Call (330) 744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. For teens and adults.
Poland, 6 p.m., Thurs., June 16

T-Shirt Tote Bags – You can reuse an old t-shirt and haul your stuff in style with one simple DIY craft. Bring a not-too-overly worn t-shirt with a design you like. For adults and teens. Registration required; space is limited. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 31

Watercolor with Andrea – Have you always wanted to paint with watercolors? Join us and we’ll take you step by step to create your very own work of art. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For teens and adults.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., June 9; Tues., July 12; Thurs., Aug. 4


MOVIES

Movie Matinee – Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie! Children 7 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G. For children of all ages.
Main, 11 a.m., Thurs., June 30; Aug. 11

Movie Night – Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie! Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G. For the family.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Thurs., June 16; July 28; Aug. 18

Saturday Movie Matinee – Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie.
Children age 7 years and younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G.
Newport, 2 p.m., Sat., June 25; July 2, 16, 30; Aug. 20


BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT CENTER (BIC)

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. To register, call 330-744-8636and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Mon., July 11

Entrepreneurship/Career Information Week – During this week, we will be looking at:

·         Steps to open your own business in Ohio
·         Studying different types of businesses
·         Finding marketing demographics
·         Learning about requirements for different career fields in business
·         Latest trends in new business development

To register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar.  For teens and adults.
Main, 2-4 p.m., July 25-28

Couponing and Smart Saving Tips – Come join us for an informative session on couponing and many other ways to save money! Be prepared to share your tips with others. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults.
Austintown, 10 a.m., Sat., Aug. 27
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Mon., June 6

SCORE Appointment @ the Library – Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask the pros with SCORE @ the Library. Two volunteers from SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, will be available in the Business and Investment Center of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The service is free. To talk to a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults.
Main, 5:30 p.m., Tues., July 5

Walk-In SCORE @ the Library – Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask the pros with SCORE Counselor Nights @ the Library. Two volunteers from SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, will be available at the Main Library to provide advice and answer questions from 6:30-8 p.m. The service is free and no appointment is necessary. For adults.
Main, between 6:30-8 p.m., Tues., June 7; Aug. 16


GENEALOGY

African American Genealogy – We will survey the resources available for African-American genealogical research. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., June 8

Native American Genealogy – We will survey the resources available for Native American genealogical research in library collections and beyond. For teens and adults. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar.
Poland, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Aug. 2

Over There: Resources and Strategies for Finding Foreign Records – If foreign travel for family research is not part of your summer plans, then attend this program and preserve your frequent flyer miles. We will examine resources that help the genealogist find and acquire records that reside overseas. For adults and teens. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., June 23

Pets: How Paws Have a Hand in How We Build and Cherish Our Family Trees – Though not our “blood relatives,” companion animals continue to be genuine members of our families. In this program we examine the significant, often profound, role our sentient friends play in how we understand our ancestors, and ourselves. For adults and teens. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Tues., July 19

Research Guide for Jewish Genealogy – We will survey the resources available for Jewish genealogical research in library collections and beyond. For adults and teens. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Tues., July 12

Will Cemeteries Die? The Future of Burial Rites – Are cemeteries a permanent part of the landscape in family history research? During the 21st century it is likely that dwindling land space, environmental concerns, the surge in non-burial options, and the availability of new technologies all will lead to significant changes in death rituals. We will examine what this means for genealogy. For adults and teens. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 17


GRANT CENTER

Advanced Grant-Seeking Using Foundation Center Tools with David Holmes of the Foundation Center –  Learn the ins and outs of the Foundation Center’s newest resource, Foundation Maps with presenter David Holmes. Gain a richer understanding of what this powerful data visualization platform can do along with the newest ways to make Foundation Directory Online work for you. Find the funders you’ve never seen before. Learn how to create customized searches to develop lists of prospective foundation and corporate donors that will match your nonprofit organization’s funding needs. For adults.
Main, 10 a.m., Wed., July 13

Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online – This hands-on class is especially for individual grant-seekers. It will teach you how to search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,500 foundation programs in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, the only online resource devoted exclusively to foundations that support the needs of individuals. For adults.

This class will help you to find accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund:
•Educational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships
•Students and graduates of specific schools
•Arts and cultural support
•Awards, prizes, and grants by nomination
•International applicants
•Employees/families of employees at specific companies
•Research and professional support
•General welfare and special needs
Main Library Computer Center, 9:30 a.m., Sat., June 11

Introduction to Finding Grants – Learn what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course held at the Main Library Computer Center. For adults.
You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:
•Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
•What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
•How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
•In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research.
Main Library Computer Center, 6:30 p.m., Tues., June 14


GET CONNECTED

Appy Hour – 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 teens and adults.
Poland, 6 p.m., Thurs., July 28

Basic Computer Class – Learn very basic computer skills. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms, and simple Internet use. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify library branch and Basic Computer Class. For adults.
Austintown, 11 a.m., Wed., June 8
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tues., June 7
Canfield, 11 a.m., Mon. July 11
Main, 3 p.m., Tues., June 21; July 19; Mon., Aug. 22
Sebring, 11 a.m., Sat., June 11

Basic Microsoft Publisher Class – Learn the very basics of Microsoft Office Publisher. This is a beginner’s class that will teach users how to add and edit page components. Basic computer skills are required. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636to register. For adults.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Mon., July 11

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. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 10

Basic Word Computer Class @ Canfield – Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify Canfield Basic Word Computer Class. For adults.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 15

Get connected with Digital Media@ your library – Would you like to learn how to download free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register. For adults.
Poland, 6 p.m., Mon., June 6; July 25
Poland, 10 a.m., Sat., Aug. 13

Health & Fitness Apps for Your Smart Device – Learn about health and fitness apps you can download onto your smart device. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Mon., Aug. 1
Tri-Lakes, 3 p.m., Sat., July 16


BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the library? Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a wide variety of library services, such as:

  • Learning to use a computer, email, the Internet
  • Downloading e-books & audiobooks
  • Researching a topic
  • Discovering new books & authors to read & enjoy
  • Business, Non-profit, or Genealogy help

To schedule an appointment: visit any library, call 330.744.8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian
Available at all libraries


BOOK CLUBS, MUSIC AND MORE

…And the Rest is History Book Club – Join us for lively discussions of our latest readings in history and historical fiction. No assigned titles. Pick a subject that sparks your interest, and share your thoughts on your selection. All areas of history and historical fiction are welcome. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Thurs., June 2; July 7; Aug. 4; Aug. 24

Anglophiles Unite! – Are you an anglophile? Would you like to meet some other like-minded individuals with which to share your experiences? This meeting is for lovers of all things British! This is a group for people interested in Brit comedy, British film, history, tea, castles, famous books and authors, British drama and detective stories, and of course the Monarchy. Tea and biscuits will be served. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Wed., June 22; July 27; Aug. 24

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. For adults.
Austintown, 6 p.m., Wed., June 22 – “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman
Austintown, 6 p.m., Wed., July 27 – “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman
Austintown, 6 p.m., Mon., Aug. 29

Days Gone By – Are you a history buff? You don’t have to be an expert to join us each month to discover or rediscover the fascinating past. Feel free to bring memories or things to share. This month: Local History For adults.
Main, 2 p.m., Sat., July 16; Aug. 20

I Read YA! Book Club – For adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18 to 118, this book club is for you. Let’s talk about why we like YA. Let’s read and discuss. Let’s come out of the book closet and proudly say, “I read YA!” This month we will be discussing. For adults.
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Mon., June 20 – “Dumplin'” by Julie Murphy
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Mon., July 18 – “What We Saw” by Aaron Hartzler
Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 15 – “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein

Music for the Masses: Music Club – Summer in the City! Vacation and summer songs will be enjoyed. We encourage you to come, listen, and discuss, whether you are familiar with the artist or not. For teens and adults.
Main, 6:30 p.m., Mon., June 27; July 25; Aug. 29

Mystery Mondays at Main – Do you love to read mysteries or thrillers? Join us for an informal discussion. We’ll chat about what else we’ve been reading and preview some new releases. For teens and adults.
Main, 11 a.m., Mon., June 20 – “Broken Promise” by Linwood Barclay
Main, 11 a.m., Mon., July 11 – “Murder in an Irish Village” by Carlene O’Connor
Main, 11 a.m., Mon., Aug. 15 – “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

Nonfiction Book Club – If you think that “truth is stranger than fiction,” drop in on our nonfiction book club! The book you read is your choice. Linger over a HOT CUPPA TEA while we chat about what we are reading! For adults.
Canfield, 6 p.m., Mon., June 13; Tues., July 5; Mon., Aug. 8

Off the Shelves… – Join our new monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield Library’s new Book Club room. Reserve your copy via our online catalog at libraryvisit.org or call 330-744-8636.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., June 23 – “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tues., July 26 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Aug. 23 – “The Lake House” by Kate Morton

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! For adults.
Austintown, 6-7 p.m., Wed., June 15; July 20; Aug. 17

Reader’s Choice Book Club – We will discuss “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng.  Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published.  Each month, we will preview the following month’s book. For adults.
Boardman, 7 p.m., Mon., June 6 “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng
Boardman, 7 p.m., Mon., July 11 “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg
Boardman, 7 p.m., Mon., Aug. 8 “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (September’s: “102 Minutes” by Jim Dwyer)


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).
Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tues., June 7
Austintown Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., June 11
Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tues., June 14
Boardman Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., June 27
Canfield Library, 1-6  p.m., Wed., June 15
Canfield Library, 1-6 p.m., Mon., June 27
Poland Library, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri., June 3
Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., June 6

Blood Pressure Screening by the American Red Cross –
Boardman Library, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.,  Mon., June 6

Fitness Support Group – Join our meetings to support each other in weight loss, fitness or any other health goals you have. We will be using a free fitness app to supplement our meetings. Each month we will discuss a different topic. For adults.
Boardman Library, 6 p.m., Tues., June 7 (Topic: Counting Calories)
Austintown Library, 6 p.m. Tues., June 14  (Topic: Fad Diets)

Get Walkin’ @ Your Library – Get Fit at the Library every Mon. at 8:30 a.m. for a 30 minute walk around the Canfield Library neighborhood. Check in with the librarian at 8:30, walk on your own or with a friend for 30 minutes, and check back in at 9 a.m. to log your progress. Make new friends and join the fun. For adults. Mondays from June 13-Aug. 15.
Canfield Library, 8:30-9 a.m., Mon., June 13, 20, 27

Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association Free Blood Pressure Check
Canfield Library, 1-2 p.m., Wed., June 15
Sebring Library, 1-2 p.m., Wed., June 8

Blood Pressure Screening by Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association –
East Library, 1-3 p.m., Wed., June 8


ALSO FOR ADULTS

3-D Printing: Design – Design and customize your own 3-D READ keychain and get yourself one step closer to using this fascinating, groundbreaking technology! Registration required; space is limited. Register online via the Library’s event calendar or call 330-744-8636. For adults.
Canfield, 1 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 18

Coupon Swap @ the Library – Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. For adults.
Austintown, Library Hours, June-August
Canfield, Library Hours, June-August
Sebring, Library Hours, June-August
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, June-August

Guess the Book – Can you guess the book title from cut-up pages in a jar? One winner will be chosen at random from the correct entries. There will be a new contest with a different book each summer month. For adults.
Austintown, Library Hours, June-August
Tri-Lakes, Library Hours, June-August

Hobby Games – Join us for this fun introduction to Hobby Games from the folks at Malted Meeple. For adults.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Tues., June 28

Let’s All Go to the Fair – Let’s get ready for the Fair! And what better place to learn about the Canfield Fair than at the Canfield Library? Join us for a brief history of the Fair, including pictures, videos, maps and tips for making the most out of your Fair experience. For adults.
Canfield, 11 a.m., Sat., Aug. 27

Medicare 101 – For those new to Medicare, or planning for the future, this program provides information on Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplemental insurance, including costs and eligibility requirements. The presentation will also review federal programs available to help those with low incomes pay for prescription and medical costs. The program will be conducted by an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information (OSHIIP) volunteer. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults.
Main, 10 a.m., Sat., June 4


POP-UP LIBRARY

The Pop-Up Library goes out into the community to serve you! Stop by and check out Library materials, sign up for a Library card, or learn about our digital resources and branch services. For information or to inquire about a Pop-Up Library at your event: https://www.libraryvisit.org/popuplibrary


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

For more information on Friends programs and fundraisers, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Celebrate Poland at the Library – Local Authors, artists and Musicians will be selling their wares at the Poland Library all day in conjunction with Celebrate Poland Event. This Library Event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.
Poland, 9 a.m., Sat., June 25

Friends of PLYMC East Committee Meeting –
East, 4 p.m., Mon., June 6

Friends of PLYMC General Membership Meeting and Presentation – A general membership meeting be followed by an author presentation at 6:30 p.m. by Sean Posey on his new book “Lost Youngstown.” The author will sign his book following the presentation.
All are welcome to attend this presentation. For adults.
Main, 6 p.m., Wed., June 22

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee Meeting – Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month. For adults.
Canfield, 6:30 p.m., June 8; July 13; Aug. 10

Images and Remembrance of Eva Schloss – Youngstown Playhouse – An evening with Eva Schloss and the Youngstown Playhouse production of “Images and Remembrances of Eva Schloss.” Free and open to the public. Ticket giveaway. For information, please call the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
Canfield, 7 p.m., Wed., Aug. 10

Juneteenth Celebration for Families – The Friends of PLYMC East Committee is holding a Juneteenth Celebration. Programs, refreshments, book sale, and crafts. For the family.
East, 1 p.m., Sat., June 18

Puzzle Swap – Swap 6 of your once done jigsaw puzzles with others. This is held every second Wednesday of the month.
Boardman, 4 p.m., Wed., June 8; July 13; Aug. 10

Socrates Philosophy Group – Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. If you love philosophy and want to discuss philosophical topics, join us for Socrates Café Philosophy Group. Open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.
Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Mon., June 20; July 18; Aug. 15

Summer Festival of the Arts at the Main Library –Friends of PLYMC will hold a book sale and activities for the family on the front lawn of the Main Library 305 Wick Ave., on Saturday, July 9, during the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts.
Main, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., July 9

Chair Yoga – Held by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend, $10 a class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet every Friday. For adults.
Canfield, 10-11 a.m., every Friday, June-August

Yoga Class – Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in the Poland Library meeting room. Pay as you attend, $10 a session. For adults.
Poland, 5-6 p.m., every Wednesday, June-August


FUNDRAISER

Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy – Join us for a Literary Society fundraising event at the Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland, OH 44512 at 6 p.m., Thurs., June 9. Tickets are $35 each and includes heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar. Guests are asked to wear their favorite little black dress and bring a copy of a book by their favorite author to swap with other attendees. Guests can also donate gently used and brand new children’s books. The following boutiques will be selling accessories: E. J. Hannah, Suzanne’s. ivory & birch. The event benefits the Literary Society Fund for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. A portion of proceeds from the participating boutiques will also benefit this fund. For information please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. Make check made payable to Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and mail to the Library attention: Sue Merriman, Fiscal Officer, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503
The Lake Club, 6 p.m., Thurs., June 9

Farewell to West Library Party – Join us for a fundraising event to say farewell to the current West Library on Mahoning Avenue, before the building is demolished to make way for the brand new Michael Kusalaba Branch on the same site. Bands, raffle, memory wall, art, food, and beer!  Cost $10 a ticket and you must be 21 years old to attend.   For tickets, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
West, 4-9 p.m., Thurs., July 14

Car Show – Register your car for $5 per car. Raffles, food, and DJ by Lori Nard.  Prizes by Hitch the Artist. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.  For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
Austintown Library parking lot, 6-9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 6

Craft, Yard/Garage, and Book Sale – Sale is open to the public. Vendors: spaces are $10. Sponsored by the Tri Lakes Capital Campaign Committee. For preregistration contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086, you can come to the event and pay that day.
Tri-Lakes, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat., Aug. 6

 

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