Special Library Programs & Events

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dad brushing hair of daughter sitting on sofaDaddy Did My Hair Today!

Calling all Dads, Grandpas and Dudes – give someone else a break and learn how to tame your daughter’s tresses (a.k.a. hair). Join us as we host student professionals from Casal Aveda Institute. They’ll teach you how to style your best girl’s hair and learn easy-to-replicate braids, twists and ‘dos!

Space is limited and registration will close October 29. Open to ages 5-13 with a male caregiver. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Readers’ Services to reserve your spot.
Main Library, reservations close Oct. 29 (program is 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 13)

100 books1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sign Up Starting November 1 – Reading with your baby, toddler or preschooler is one of the best ways to prepare your child for success in school. Starting November 1, parents can sign up their children for the program – it’s never too early or too late to start. The 1,000 Books program is open to all children from birth until they start kindergarten.


bigfootSPECIAL PRESENTER – UFOs, Big Foot, Humanoids and Cryptozoology

Join Fred Saluga, Director of the Mutual UFO Network and Director of Center for Unexplained Events, as he shares his life work investigating conspiracy theories and cryptozoology.

He has spent 50 years exploring and studying UFOs, Bigfoot, Cryptids, Humanoids, and other strange animals and anomalies. What did he discover? Do these creatures really exist? Come in and find out for yourself. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 12

candle grief holidaysSPECIAL PRESENTER – Coping with Grief and the Holidays

Ordinarily, we think of the holidays as a time of joy, sparkle, and celebrations. But when one is coping with grief, holidays may be out of the ordinary. As the holidays approach, think about how to take care of yourself during this difficult time, or to be aware of the effect the holidays may have on grieving family or friends. It is important to recognize the benefit of understanding grief and implementing some strategies that can assist in coping with feelings of anxiety, sadness and emptiness. Join Kim Calhoun from Hospice of the Valley as she demonstrates taking a few intentional steps that can help an individual begin to regain a sense of order and peace. For adults.
Canfield Library, 11:30 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 15

inner peaceSPECIAL PRESENTER – Inner Peace After Abuse

“It is not easy to see your shine when someone hurts you. You are a survivor! You are a testimony!” Hear from motivational speaker
Michelle Carter-Douglass, a survivor of several domestic violence relationships since the age of 15. Hear how she overcame trials and tribulations, healed from the storms of abuse and violence,
and continues to overcome obstacles in life. For adults and teens.
Newport Library, 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 16

Upcoming Creative Learning Programs