Special Library Programs & Events

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Lit Youngstown Fall Festival – Join authors Denise Duhamel, Robert Olmstead, and Kelly Bancroft for tips on writing poetry, historical fiction, and memoirs. Sponsored in partnership with Lit Youngstown. For interested writers. No reservations are needed. For adults. For a complete agenda of events, visit https://lityoungstown.org/fall-literary-festival/
Main Library, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 30

Lit Youngstown Fall Festival: A Reading by Robert Olmstead – Join award winning author Robert Olmstead as he reads from his acclaimed novels. No reservations are needed. For adults. For a complete agenda of events, visit https://lityoungstown.org/fall-literary-festival/
Main Library, 11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 30

Writing from Life: Food as Muse – Some of our earliest memories are of food and in this workshop we will use the specific and idiosyncratic details of food to write from life. To reserve a spot, call the Library at 330-744-8636 or register using the Library’s online calendar. For adults.
Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 26


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 and teens.
Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 25

3D Triceratops Wall Art – Design 3D triceratops wall art! We’ll use a Cricut electronic paper cutter to create your own one of a kind masterpiece. All supplies provided. Snacks served. For tweens ages 9-12.
Canfield Library, 2:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 16
Sebring Library, 4 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 7

3D 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 Adults and teens.
Poland, 6 p.m., Tues., Sept. 5


A Gem in the Rustbelt: The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor – Known locally as the “Steel Museum”, the YHCIL is a world class historical and educational facility housing numerous artifacts and materials from the area’s days as one of the nation’s premier steelmaking regions. The Archives/Library houses many collections and records that support family history research. Whether your interest is to learn more about an ancestor’s experience and the culture of steelmaking, or to gain a more thorough understanding of local history, the YHCIL is a resource both precious and prized. For adults and teens.
Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 13

Tour the Archives/Library of the Steel Museum – We will meet at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W. Wood Street, Youngstown, and enjoy a tour of the Archives/Library conducted by archives and library assistant, Martha Bishop. Come and discover their stunning collection of materials, which are essential for your genealogical research. For adults and teens.
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 6 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 14


Fall Gardening Tips – Master Gardeners Judy Rodkey and Cynthia Faust will discuss how to plant spring bulbs and put your garden to bed for winter. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For adults.
Boardman Library, 7 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 21

Stitch a Heart Design with the Youngstown Embroiderer’s Guild – Adults and teens ages 12 and over are invited to learn basic stitches and create a heart design. Representatives of the Youngstown Embroiderer’s Guild will lead this program. All supplies are provided. Reserve a spot now for this special program. For adults.
Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 14

Science Stories with Ryan Martino – Ryan Martino, one-half of the driving force behind national drag racing standouts Martino Motorsports, will be on hand to read stories about cars, sign autographs, and host a question-and-answer session about their 215-plus MPH race vehicle and success on the NHRA drag racing circuit. Kids will be able to make a craft, too. For kids (and adults) of all ages.
Boardman Library, 6 p.m., Mon., Sept. 18

Utilities Tune-Up with the PUCO – Here’s your chance to ask Luka Papalko, of the PUCO, all of your questions about Energy Choice, aggregation, energy efficiency, the Apples to Apples chart and more. Be sure to bring your utility bills and get those questions answered as well. For adults.
East Library, 4 p.m., Tues., Sept. 12

What’s the Latest in e-Health Technology? – Should you buy a fitness tracker? A Bluetooth blood pressure cuff? A mobile EKG? Try out the latest devices before you invest. Holly Klingler will demonstrate the latest e-health devices, discuss current findings and articles about their effectiveness, and show free apps that can help you get and stay healthy. For adults and teens.
Canfield Library, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 25
Poland Library, 11 a.m., Mon., Sept. 11