Special Library Programs & Events

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Music for Kids and Families with CHIP RICHTER – Singer-Songwriter Chip Richter will serve up stories, songs, and smiles “Family Style.” It a recipe for “more fun than a kids should be allowed to have.” Bring the whole family for this special musical treat. No reservations are needed.
Canfield Library, 2 p.m., Sat., Aug. 5

Party with Captain Underpants – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO, it’s your favorite tighty-whitey bedecked superhero. Captain Underpants fans: join us for a Tra-la-la-mendous time as we celebrate with games, activities, and crafts. For school-age children.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Fri., July 21
Main Library, 11 a.m., Thurs., July 13
Newport Library, 1 p.m., Thurs., June 29
Poland Library, 11 a.m., Fri., June 23

OUTBACK RAY – Join us for Outback Ray and his Amazing Animals. This show is exciting and educational and the audience even gets to participate. For children of all ages.
Canfield Library, 3:30 p.m., Tues., June 13
Sebring Library, 1 p.m., Thurs., July 13

Pony Rides with PONYTAILS – 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. All children under 120 pounds may ride the ponies.
Boardman Library, 10 a.m.-Noon, Wed., July 19

Rockin’ and Reading with LEONARDO – Come jam with the band as Leonardo brings his Rockin’ and Reading show to town. Be ready to sing along and show off your dance moves. For children of all ages.
Boardman Library, 11 a.m., Sat., June 10
Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Sat., July 15

TRICKY MAX Comedy Magic Show – Chock-full of hilarious comedy, acts of astonishment, fun-loving jokes and funny, lovable, over-sized puppets, you don’t want to miss the Tricky Max Comedy Magic Show. For children of all ages.
Sebring Library, 11 a.m., Tues., July 18

THE OAKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS Presents… – Join professional musicians for musical performances. For adults.
Canfield Library, 7 p.m., Thurs., July 20 “A History of Country Music
Poland Library, 7 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 10 “A History of Blues”

“The Princess and the Pea” with the YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE YOUTH THEATRE – Please join us for a special performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” presented by the Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre. For children of all ages.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Wed., July 26
Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Fri., July 7
Brownlee Woods Library, 11 a.m., Wed., July 19
Canfield Library, 1 p.m., Tues., July 25
East Library, 11 a.m., Thurs., July 13
Main Library, 10 a.m., Thurs., July 27
Newport Library, 11 a.m., Tues., July 11
Poland Library, 10 a.m., Mon., July 17
Springfield Library, 11 a.m., Mon., July 24
Struthers Library, 11 a.m., Fri., July 14

Trains, Trains, Trains – The Riverside Railroad Club will have a two day model train display open to the public at the Boardman Library. All families are invited to a special story time at 2 p.m. featuring train stories and a chance to make and wear an engineer’s hat.
Boardman Library, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri., Aug 4 – Train Display
Boardman Library, 2-3 p.m., Fri., Aug. 4 – Family Story Time
Boardman Library, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5 – Train Display

THE WAVE FOUNDATION Presents African Penguins – Not all penguins live in the deep, deep cold. Come to the library and meet a live African Penguin from the Wave Foundation and learn about their specific adaptations, natural history, predators and all things penguin. For children of all ages.
Canfield Library, 12 p.m., Fri., July 21
Main Library, 10 a.m., Fri., July 21

Drama Camp – Join us at the Poland Library for our third annual Drama Camp. Learn about different aspects of theater, including auditions, the casting process, stage directions, and more. Students will present “The Three Little Pigs in Fantasyland” for family and friends on the last day of camp, July 14. Camp runs from 10 a.m.-Noon on July 10-14. Registration required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. For grades 4-9.
Poland Library, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 10-14 (Refreshments will be served on July 14)

AbraKIDazzle with TESS, THE TOOL LADY – Come join us for the “Building a Better World Show” starring Tess, the Tool Lady, and Sherlock, the Construction Dog. Find out about better world builders like Andrew Carnegie and animal architects. There will be lots of fun and laughter and a live bunny rabbit. For children of all ages.
Newport Library, 11 a.m., Tues., July 18


Holocaust Survivors – Holocaust Education Specialist Jess McClain will share the experiences of local holocaust survivors Henry Kinast and Bill Vegh. For teens and adults.
Boardman Library, 7 p.m., Tues., June 20
Canfield Library, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., July 27