WARREN-TRUMBULL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
All library events are free and open to the public. No reservations are required unless noted.
The Local History & Genealogy Center located in the Library, will be closed Aug. 2 to accommodate the Friends of the Warren Library Book Sale. The library itself will be open for regular business on Saturday during the book sale.
The use of electronic scanning devices is not permitted during the book sale.
EVENTS AT THE MAIN LIBRARY
Minecraft Mania Event for Teens - 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7. The first Thursday of every month. For teens entering grades 6 to 12.
eReader Help Sessions - 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Free digital content that you can download to your iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other eReader, but learning how to get those eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital video and music to your personal device may be confusing at first. Library staff will show you how to find materials in the catalog on the library website and how to transfer the content to your device.
Novice Computer Class - 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7, 14 and 21. The library offers free introductory classes for the novice computer user. Each session includes three classes: Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet, and Introduction to Email. Classes are held at the Main Library once a week over three weeks; you must attend all three classes in the session. Registration is required.
T-Shirt Lab for Teens - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 9. Bring in any t-shirt and change it up. After this project in Teen Central, you'll leave with a whole new item. For those entering grades 7 to 12.
Patio Pals Children's Program, 11 a.m. Aug. 11. Patio Pals introduces the joys of gardening to children ages 6 to 12 through stories, crafts, hands-on gardening, science, and observation. Registration is required.
Ancestry: Library Edition Class - 10 a.m. Aug. 13. Participants will learn how to use the library's subscription database to find census, marriage, death, birth, military, and immigration records and how to refine their searches. Registration is required by calling the Local History & Genealogy Center at 330-399-8807 ext. 202.
Book Discussion Group - 2 p.m. Aug. 14. "Invisible Bridge," by Julie Orringer.
Patio Pipsqueaks Children's Program - 11 a.m. Aug. 16. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration is required.
Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group - 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Join in a discussion led by a reference librarian as we preview the Hugo Awards.
Beyond Ancestry Class - 6 p.m. Sept. 4. This class will teach you how to navigate the library's subscription databases Heritage Quest and Access Newspaper Archive. Plus you'll be introduced to a few other helpful sites. Participants should be familiar with navigating a computer using a mouse. Registration is required by calling the Local History & Genealogy Center.
EVENTS AT THE CORTLAND BRANCH LIBRARY
Yogi Kids - 11 a.m. Aug. 5. Kids will learn fun yoga poses, including stretches, routines, and games. Children can wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket or towel to sit on. For kids ages 6 to 9. Registration is required.
T-Shirt Lab for Teens - 2 p.m. Aug. 12. Bring in any t-shirt and change it up. After this project, you'll leave with a whole new item. For those entering grades 7 to 12.
Computer Instruction - 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24. The library offers free introductory classes for the novice computer user. Each session includes three classes. You must attend all three classes in the session. Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up.
EVENTS AT THE HOWLAND BRANCH LIBRARY
Computer Instruction - 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, 13 and 20. The library offers free introductory classes for the novice computer user. Each session includes three classes. You must attend all three classes in the session. Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up.
Kindergarten, Here I Come. Children's Event - 1 p.m. Aug. 7. A special storytime program all about the fun of kindergarten. Children entering kindergarten this fall will enjoy stories, music, and a craft. An informational session for parents is offered at the same time. Registration is required.
T-Shirt Lab for Teens - 2 p.m. Aug. 16. Bring in any t-shirt and change it up. After this project, you'll leave with a whole new item. For those entering grades 7 to 12. Registration is required.
Back to School Movie - Children's Event - 1 p.m. Aug. 22. Join us for an interactive movie feature to kick-off the start of the new school year. For children ages 5 to 12. Registration is required.
EVENTS AT THE LIBERTY BRANCH LIBRARY
Movies at the Library - 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 11 a.m. Aug. 16 and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Films that are newly released to DVD are shown in the meeting room at the library on select afternoons and evenings each month. Stop in or call to find out what films will be shown on the big screen.
Perennial Swap - 6 p.m. Aug. 27. Bring in your perennials to swap with others. Visit the library for details and swap criteria. Registration is required.
EVENTS AT THE LORDSTOWN BRANCH LIBRARY
T-Shirt Lab for Teens - 2 p.m. Aug. 18. Bring in any t-shirt and change it up. After this project, you'll leave with a whole new item. For those entering grades 7 to 12. Registration is required.
NEWTON FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Free Program and Events
Book discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday. "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. Copies are available for borrowing at the circulation desk.
Kids in grades K-6 are invited to register for Garden Club. Meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn about plants, gardening, and healthy eating while growing a vegetable garden. Program may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Please be sure to call the library and register for the most up-to-date information.
There are only a few more weeks left in Summer Reading, but it's not too late to get started. Kids: register any time the library is open, read at home, and check in once per week to receive your prize. Teens: earn one scratch-off ticket for each book you check out (up to 10 per week). Each one is a chance to win. Even if your scratch-off isn't a winner, you'll still be entered into the grand prize drawing for a Sony mp3 player. Adults: write a review for each book you check out. Weekly drawings will be held, as well as a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite at the end of the summer.
Every Wednesday, kids can come enjoy stories, songs, games, and crafts at Baby Bugs (for ages six to 36 months) and Story Time (for ages two-and-a-half to five years). Baby Bugs is held at 10:30 a.m. and Story Time at 11 a.m. Register today.
Stories on the Lawn will be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Come for stories, games, and fun geared for ages two-and-a-half to five years. Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Program will be held inside in the event of bad weather.
Kids entering grades K-6 can join us every Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Summer Reading Club. There will be new activities every week. July 23 is the Science of Star Wars. Use the Force and come enjoy games, snacks, and fun from a galaxy far, far away. Wear your favorite Star Wars costume if you have one.
"Book Bites," 4:30 p.m. Thursdays for students in grades 4 to 8. Participants are to bring along anything they are reading, share it with the group, find out what others are reading, and enjoy an afternoon snack. Register anytime.
Kids entering grades 4 to 8 can become Heroes of Olympus on July 31 at 4:30 p.m. Take up the quest and enjoy games and activities based on the bestselling Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. Call to register anytime.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF YOUNGSTOWN AND MAHONING COUNTY
AUTHOR FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Meet New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Holm, of "Our Only May Amelia," plus books about Babymouse and Squish, and more.
Austintown Library, 11:30 a.m., Friday.
AUTHOR FOR TEENS
Learn from the Best. Chris Yambar - Love to draw? Want to write your own graphic novel? Join Chris Yambar, regular contributor to the Simpson's television show and author of the Mr. Beat books, for a two-day, hands-on workshop and learn how this pop artist, publisher, and comics writer creates the unique art that has won him national acclaim. For teens and adults. Reservations are needed.
Austintown Library, 2 p.m., Aug. 20 and 21.
AUTHOR FOR ADULTS
Celebrate National Romance Month with inspirational author Mary Ellis, author of "A Widow's Hope," "An Amish Family Reunion," and many other best-selling Amish fiction books. Don't miss this chance to meet this award-winning author and hear how she draws inspiration for her stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Austintown Library 11 a.m., Aug. 9
Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books - For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s - Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Aug. 13
Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s - Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Austintown Library, 11:30 a.m., Aug. 13
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
The Green Team and Green Youngstown: What is the Wartville Wizard? And why is he so upset?
Find out when the Green Team and Green Youngstown read his story and make a Barbette Swartly or a Harvey Bender doll using reused folders. For kids of all ages.
Candy Science - Become a scientific detective and discover the secrets of candy. We will dissolve, squash, and blow up candy. You might even get a piece of candy to eat. For school-age children.
Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Aug. 4
Gotta Move Story Time. - Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
Grab 'n' Go Craft for August - Have some summer fun ... make a special craft. Library hours. For all ages.
Austintown Library, Library Hours, August
Have a Blast at Your Library - PARTY ON at our end of Summer Reading celebration.. Games, snacks, and more. Bring the entire family.
Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 18 (plus karaoke.)
Lego My Library - Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up.
Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Aug. 6
Movies! Movies! - Join us for a movie. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 and younger must be with adult. For the family. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G.
Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Aug. 23
Tech Knowledge for All: Do You Know AR? - Learn about Augmented Reality (AR) apps and how you can use them for: education, fun, and business. Every age, from toddler through adults, can use AR. Recommended for attendees to bring whatever iOS or Android devices they have for hands-on practice with AR. Register by calling 330-744-8636 or online at www.libraryvisit.org/programs. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Aug. 8
TWEENS AND TEENS
Spark a Change with Recycled Bags - Take some old t-shirts and turn them into reusable shopping bags. For grades 5-12. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Aug. 11
Would You Rather...? - "Would you rather always whisper OR always shout?" Answer this and other mind-boggling "Would you rather" questions and make up some of your own. For teens.
Austintown Library, Library Hours, August
GET CONNECTED @ YOUR LIBRARY
Basic Computer Class - Keyboard. Mouse. Cut and Paste. Saving. Emailing. And much more. Space limited to three so be the first to sign up. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Aug. 14
Kindle Klass - Bring your Kindle to the library and we'll show you how to download eBooks from the Library's Digital Catalog on our website. Don't forget your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name to register. For teens and adults.
Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Aug. 19
"Discover Who You Are" Genealogy Discussion Group - Whether you are brand new to genealogy or a seasoned veteran, please join our informal discussion group and share your research tips, experiences, successes, and road blocks with others who are exploring their family trees. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Aug. 21
ALSO FOR ADULTS
Blind Date with a Book - Exciting, single book is seeking a fun-loving reader. Meet me at the Library anytime in August. Will be wearing a plain book jacket and sitting out on display. Rate me once you've read me. Check me out today. For adults.
Austintown Library, Library Hours, August
Coupon Swap @ the Library - Do you have coupons you don't need or need coupons you don't have? Drop in to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. For adults.
Austintown Library, Library Hours, August
Farm to You - Members of Grow Youngstown's Farm to You program are invited to pick up their shares of locally grown produce each Tuesday. For more information, visit www.growyoungstown.org
Austintown, Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.
Eat Dessert First Book Club - A delicious new way to socialize with fellow food lovers. Sift through our flavorful array of cookbooks and mix with us at our monthly meetings where we will chat about new recipes, share ideas and discuss cookbooks. Bon Appitit. All ages welcome.
Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Aug. 28
Page Turners Book Club - Love books? Looking for a good read? Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6 to 7 p.m., Aug. 13
...And the Rest is History Book Club - Read a sizzling, red-hot history book lately? We would love to hear all the juicy details. Join us for informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults.
Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Aug. 7
FOR YOUR HEALTH
Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross - Proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Taking blood donations to help our community.
Austintown Library, 1 to 6 p.m., Aug. 5
Austintown Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 16
Free Blood Pressure Check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association -
Austintown Library, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 26
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Car Show Fundraiser Have a car you want to show off? Join us for an evening of cars and fun to benefit the Library's Children's Summer Reading Club. Register your car for the event. There will be a prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Music with DJ Two's Company. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For Information, contact the Library's Development Office at 330-740-6086.
Austintown, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 8
All public libraries in Mahoning County will be closed Aug. 31, and Sept. 1.