Special Library Programs & Events

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Getting Started with Medicare

An overview of the Medicare insurance program, including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Part D prescription plans, and when and how to enroll.

Presented by an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteer. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

Main Library, 10 a.m., Sat., Jan. 20

**Please note: the following programs are CANCELLED**
Resume Writing – Are you getting ready to apply for a job? How can you present yourself to prospective employers? A well written resume is an effective way to market yourself and highlight your unique job qualifications. This class will introduce you to resume writing resources that will help you achieve that goal. Class size is limited and registration is required. 
Main Library Career and Job Center, 6 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 18

Anime and Manga Club – Come and enjoy the pop culture that doesn’t get on daytime TV, Bronies, gamers and other enthusiasts are all welcome. For adults and teens.
Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 17

Black History Month Mural Posters for January – You are invited to help us create colorful mural posters celebrating Black History Month. Follow the key to color an individual page and we’ll assemble and display the finished posters featuring some of the famous faces of Black History. Together, we will create something beautiful and meaningful at the Library. For all ages.
Main Library, Library Hours, January

Semester at Hogwarts: Acceptance, Supplies and Sorting Ceremony – Welcome to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After receiving your acceptance letter, head on over to Gringotts and exchange your muggle money for some galleons, sickles and knuts. Use your wizarding currency in Diagon Alley to purchase the necessary books and equipment for your first semester at Hogwarts. Lastly, go to King’s Cross Station and find Platform 9 3/4. From there, you will be taken to Hogwart’s Great Hall for the Sorting Ceremony and to find out your school house! Please call 330-744-8636 to register. For children of all ages.
Newport Library, 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 20

Bookopoly! – Play Bookopoly for fun and prizes. Pick up your game board and instructions at any branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and play Bookopoly from January 1t through March 31. Work your way around the game board by completing tasks, such as checking out a book, visiting our Pop-up Library or getting out into the community. Completing color sets earns you an entry slip for a prize drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. Complete the entire board to enter into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire! The contest ends March 31 and all prizes will be awarded on April 16. For adults and teens.
All Libraries, Library Hours, January through March

Show Me the Bunny! – Peter Rabbit is coming. Join us as we celebrate the upcoming movie release of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into Farmer McGregor’s vegetable garden. Learn more about the author and get hoppy with games, activities, and a craft. Light refreshments will be provided. For children of all ages.
Canfield Library, 2:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 27
Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 25

Girls Who Code – Girls Who Code is national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. At the club meetings, 6th-12th grade girls explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. Club will meet Wednesdays, from 6-7 p.m. in the Computer and Jobs Center, from Jan. 17 through April 25. Call 330-744-8636 before Jan. 17 to register for the entire series, space is limited. For girls in grades 6-12. https://girlswhocode.com/
Main Library, 6 p.m., Wed., Jan. 17*
Main Library, 6 p.m., Wed., Jan. 24* and 31* (*Must register by Jan. 17)