Special Library Programs & Events

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Andrew GrossThe Fifth Column bookLiterary Society Author Event Featuring Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of No Way Back, Everything to Lose, and One Mile Under. He is also co-author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard.

Thurs., Sept. 26, 2019, at 6 p.m


NEA Big Read: Sept. 10-Oct. 30

Luis Alberto UrreaFrom September 10 through October 30 our community will celebrate “Into the Beautiful North” with a full calendar of community-wide events involving many partner organizations, nonprofits and schools throughout Mahoning County.

Luis Alberto Urrea, Author “Into the Beautiful North” Visits October 15

In celebration of the NEA Big Read, join us on October 15 to welcome author Luis Alberto Urrea to Youngstown. Mr. Urrea will be at the Main Library, reading excerpts from the book, discussing, and answering questions about his novel “Into the Beautiful North.” The night will culminate with a meet-and-greet, book-signing and reception, accompanied by music from the Labra Brothers. From Sept. 10-Oct. 30, our community celebrates his novel, “Into the Beautiful North,” with a full calendar of community-wide events involving many partner organizations, nonprofits, and schools throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County. For more information, or to register for any of the NEA Big Read events, call 330-744-8636, ext. 50066. The NEA Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 5 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 15

Check out all the Big Read programs & events in September & October »


Come cheer on the Penguins for Library Night at the YSU football game vs. against Robert Morris University.  Show your Library Card and receive a ticket for $10 at the box office for up to 4 total discounted tickets!
YSU Stambaugh Stadium, 6 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 28

Upcoming Creative Learning Programs