LIBRARY SCHEDULES | Activities for May

"May is for Moms." Stories and craft for ages 3-6 at 1:30 p.m. May 9, Brownlee Woods; 1:30 p.m. May 8, Campbell; 10 a.m. May 7, Main; and 1:30 p.m. May 7, Struthers.
"Mom's the Word." Stories and craft for school-age children at 4 p.m. May 9, Brownlee Woods and Canfield; 4 p.m. May 8, Campbell; 4 p.m. May 15, Sebring; 4 p.m. May 7, Struthers; and for children at 1 p.m. May 11, Greenford, and 10:30 a.m. May 11, North Lima.
"Make it for Mom." Stories and craft for school-age children at 7 p.m. May 9, Boardman.
"It's Burger Time." Celebrate National Hamburger Month with stories, craft and more for all children at 4 p.m. May 9, East; May 6, North; and May 8, South.
"Spring into May." Stories, craft and games for children at 4 p.m. May 18, Lowellville; and May 14, New Middletown.
"Mixed-Up Fairy Tales." Mixed-up fun for school-age children at 7 p.m. May 21, Main.
"I Dig Dinosaurs." Stories, craft and more for children at 4 p.m. May 23, East; May 20, North; and May 22, South.
"Tea for Two." Stories, poems, games and more for school-age children at 4 p.m. May 16, Austintown. Take the "special lady" in your life. Refreshments will be served.
"Pet Parade." Bring a stuffed toy animal and march in our Pet Parade. For ages 3-7 at 7 p.m. May 16, Boardman.
"Barnyard Buddies." Presented by the Mahoning County Educational and Experimental Farm for children at 4 p.m. May 8, West. Come and see the baby animals.
"Come and Join the Fun." Stories and more fun for ages 3-6 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22 and 29, Austintown and Boardman; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28, Canfield; and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 16, 23 and 30, Poland.
"Tales for Toddlers." Stories and fun for ages 2-3 at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Austintown; 10 a.m., May 14, Boardman; and 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. May 15, Canfield. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
"Time for Babies and Books." Books, songs, rhymes and more at 9:30 a.m. (for babies 6-12 months) and 10:30 a.m. (for babies 13-23 months) Thursday, Boardman; May 20, Canfield; and Wednesday, Poland; and at 10:30 a.m. (for babies 6-23 months), May 9, Austintown. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult.
"Pajama Time Stories." Holiday fun for ages 3-6 at 7 p.m. Thursday and May 16, Main. Come in your pj's.
"Something Special." Stories and more fun for children ages 3-6 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 23, Sebring
"The Disappearance of Angela Day." For grades 7-12 at 6 p.m. May 14, Austintown.
"Xtreme Bingo." Prizes for grades 7-12 7 p.m. May 21, Boardman. Snacks will be served.
"Jenga Contest." For grades 7-12 at 6 p.m. May 22, Brownlee Woods; and May 23, Struthers.
"Animal Attraction." Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of animals. For grades 7-12 at 7 p.m. May 15, Main.
"A Poetry Reading." Selections from Gathering Leaves, Poland High School's literary magazine. For grades 7-12 at 1 p.m. May 19, Poland.
"Make a CD Suncatcher." Recycle old CDs into suncatchers -- materials provided. For grades 7-12 at 4 p.m. May 6, West. Snacks provided.
"Teen Scavenger Hunt." Bring a friend and search together in this library quest. Prizes!! For grades 7-12 at 4:30 p.m. May 16, East; May 14, North; and May 15, South.
"Pinball Wizards." Come and join the fun for grades 7-12 at 6:30 p.m. May 6, Canfield; and 4 p.m., May 6, Sebring.
"Lunch and Learn: Growing and Gathering Herbs." Spend your lunch hour learning about the fascinating world of herbs with Anne Sole at noon May 14, Main. Those attending can take a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the program. Coffee will be provided free of charge. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Main Library and YSU Metro College
"Friends of the Library Meetings." Are scheduled at 10 a.m. May 20, Austintown; 9:30 a.m. May 13, Boardman; 6:30 p.m. May 14, Campbell; 5:30 p.m. May 13, Main; 10 a.m. May 7, Poland; and 2 p.m. May 16, Struthers. New members welcome.
"Blood Pressure Screenings" from 1-3 p.m. May 15, Austintown; 12:30-3 p.m. May 6, Boardman; 12:30-3:30 p.m. May 16, Canfield; 1-4 p.m. May 28, Poland; 1-4 p.m. May 21, Struthers, May 21; and noon-2 p.m. May 12, West.
"Grant Center: Grant-seeking Basics Workshop." Introduction to the funding research process is a basic orientation for nonprofit organizations seeking information about funding sources at 6:30 p.m. May 20, Main. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636 and press "2" at the phone prompt for "Reference."
"Cybertour." A brief overview of the Foundation Center's Web site and the various ways it can be helpful to grant seekers looking for information on the Internet. Also included in this training session will be instructions on how to find 990pfs (tax returns) on the Internet at 6:30 p.m. May 22, Main. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636 and press "2" at the phone prompt for "Reference."
"Computer classes." Offered at the following libraries; please contact the individual branches for registration: Main, Boardman, Campbell and South.
"Closings." All libraries in Mahoning County will be closed May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
"Blood Pressure Screenings." From 10 a.m. to noon May 7, Brookfield; 1-3 p.m. May 7, Liberty; 10 a.m. to noon Thursday and May 20, Main Library; and 1-3 p.m. May 20, Cortland.
"Preschool Story Times." For ages 3-5, 1 p.m. May 7 and 14 and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 and 16, Main.
"Mother Goose Story Time." For ages 6-23 months, 11 a.m. Saturday, Main. This is the last session until September. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, Ext. 401.
"Teen Reading Contest." Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to help kick off this year's Summer Reading Program, "Road Trip U.S.A." or "Dude, Where's My Book," with a poster contest! Entries must be no larger than 11x14 inches, and will be accepted through June 3. Official entry forms are available at all locations. For information, call (330) 399-8807, Ext. 400.
"Teen Advisory Board." Shopping spree at noon Saturday, Borders Books and Music, Niles. For information, call (330) 399-8807, Ext. 400.
"Remembering Idora Park." Join Dr. Rick Shale, professor of English and American studies at Youngstown State University at 6:30 p.m. May 9, Main Free and open to the public. For information, call (330) 399-8807, Ext. 128.
"Herbal Adventures." Join Master Gardener Kathie Evenoff at a program designed to show the importance and how-to about herbs at 6:30 p.m. May 15, Howland. Free and open to the public. For information, call (330) 856-2011.
"Meet the Senator." State Sen. Tim Ryan will hold open office hours from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 18, Main Library. Constituents are encouraged to share kudos and concerns with the senator. No appointment is necessary. For information, call (330) 399-8807, Ext. 128.
"Story Time" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
"Book Discussion Group" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on "The Pilot's Wife" by Anita Shreve.
"Toddler Time" at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 16 and 23.
"Scrapbooking" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with Cari Hornikel as instructor. Registration is required at the circulation desk, and there is a $10 fee for supplies. Class size is limited.
"Baby Time" at 11 a.m. Friday and May 24.
"Right to Read Week" May 5-11.
"Family Time" at 6:30 p.m. May 6, 13 and 20.
"Story Time" at 10:30 a.m. May 8, 15 and 22.
"Self-defense for Girls" for grades 4-7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 15.
"Gardening for the Young" for grades 1-2, 1-2 p.m. May 18
"Closings." Library will be closed May 25-27 for the Memorial Day weekend. May 18 will be the last Sunday that the library will be open until the Labor Day weekend.

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