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LIBRARY SCHEDULES | March



Published: Sat, February 26, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN AND MAHONING COUNTY

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

"Luck of the Irish." St. Patrick's Day stories and craft for children in grades K-6 at Main Library, 6:30 p.m. March 14.

"Leaping Leprechauns: St. Patrick's Day Fun." Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with stories, games, and a craft for children of all ages at New Middletown, 4 p.m. March 10; and for school-age children at Poland, 4 p.m. March 17.

"St. Paddy's Day Celebration." Listen to Irish folklore and music; make an Irish craft for children in grades K-6 at West, 4 p.m. March 8.

"March Into Spring." Stories, craft and games for children ages 5-10 at Canfield, March 12, at 10 a.m.; and Greenford, 4 p.m. March 12.

"Doggone Dogs." Stories and craft about man's best friend for children in grades 1 to 6 at East, March 14; North, March 15; and South, March 17. All start at 4 p.m. Bring in a picture of your dog.

"Let's Take a Trip to the Zoo." Animal stories and craft for children of all ages at Main Library, 3 p.m. March 12.

"Seuss on the Loose." Stories, craft, games and more silly fun for school-age children at Austintown, 4:30 p.m. March 15.

"Make an Eric Carle Creation." A collage-a-thon of Carle stories, movie and craft for preschool children up to grade 6 at Boardman, 7 p.m. March 22.

"Fix-It Please." Listen to fix-it stories and make a tool belt for children ages 3-6 at Brownlee Woods, March 11; and Struthers, March 10. Both at 10 a.m.

"Monster on the Loose." Monster stories and craft for school-age children at Brownlee Woods, March 15; Campbell, March 16; and Struthers, March 17. All at 4 p.m.

"Family Story Time." Stories and more for the whole family at Austintown, 6:30 p.m. March 22. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

"Pajama Jam." Sleepy time fun for the whole family with stories and craft at Poland, 7 p.m. March 28. Come in your p.j.'s.

"Something Special." Stories and more fun for children ages 3-6 at Sebring, 10 a.m. March 17.

"Kids' Korner." Stories and a craft for children ages 2-6 at West, 10:30 a.m. March 2.

"Tales for Toddlers." Stories and fun for children ages 2-3 at Austintown, 10 & amp; 11 a.m. March 3; Boardman, 10 a.m. March 29; Canfield, 10 a.m. March 16; Main Library, 10 a.m. March 12; Poland, 10 & amp; 11 a.m. March 10; and Struthers, 10 a.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

"Time for Babies and Books." Books, songs, rhymes and more at Boardman, 9:30 a.m. (for babies 6-12 mos.) and 10:30 a.m. (for babies 13-23 mos.) March 3; Austintown, 10:30 a.m. March 10 (for babies 6-23 months); Canfield, 10 a.m. March 21 (for babies 6-23 mos.); and Poland, 10 & amp; 11 a.m. March 2 (for babies 6-23 months). Each baby in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.

"Come and Join the Fun." Stories and fun for children ages 3-6 at Austintown, 10 a.m. & amp; 1 p.m. March 2, 9**, 16, 23, 30; Boardman, 10 a.m. & amp; 1 p.m. March 2, 9, 16*, 23* **, 30; Canfield, 10 a.m. & amp; 1:30 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Main Library, 10 a.m. March 22; and Poland, 10 a.m. & amp; 1 p.m. March 1, 8, 15**, 22*, 29. *Holiday Stories. **Guest presenter: Leonard Kirtz Early Intervention Preschool.

ADULT PROGRAMS

"Tax Help for Seniors." The following libraries are sites for the AARP (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) service: Austintown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, for appointments call (330) 792-7224; Boardman, walk-ins, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays; Canfield, 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays; for appointments call (330) 533-8420; and Struthers, 12:45-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, for appointments call (330) 755-8546.

"VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)." Will be held at the following locations sponsored by the Department of Accounting and Finance, Youngstown State University: Main Library, 4-7 p.m. March 23, for appointments call (330) 744-8636, ext. 143; North, 1-4 p.m. March 16, for appointments call (330) 747-3719; and South, 4-7 p.m. March 3, for appointments call (330) 747-6424.

"Lunch & amp; Learn at the Library: Meet the Presidents' Wives." Members of the Salem Preservation society, in costume, portray various first ladies as they meet for tea at the White House and discuss their lives at Main Library, from noon-1 p.m. March 8. Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee is provided.

"Reuben's Readers Book Club." Come share the books you're read this past month at Poland, 10 a.m. March 11.

"Friends of the Library Meetings" at Austintown 10 a.m., March 21, guest speaker: Jeanne Macejko; Boardman, 10 a.m. March 14, guest speaker: Mrs. Pat McHenry; Brownlee Woods, 2 p.m. March 18; Campbell, 6 p.m. March 15; Canfield, 6:30 p.m. March 28; Main Library, 5:30 p.m. March 14; Poland, 9:30 a.m. March 1; and Struthers, 2 p.m. March 25.

"Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown & amp; Mahoning County (PLYMC)" at Main Library, March 8, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be author, Tony Trolio who wrote Brier Hill, USA and Brier Hill USA: The Sequel.

"Free Blood Pressure Screenings" by the Mahoning Chapter, American Red Cross, will be held at Austintown, 1-3 p.m. March 16; Boardman, 12:30-3 p.m. March 7; Canfield, 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 17; Poland, 1-4 p.m. March 22; and Struthers, 1-4 p.m. March 22.

"Free Blood Pressure/Health Screenings" by the Original Visiting Nurse Association of Mahoning County at East, 1-3 p.m. March 15; Main Library, 10 a.m.-noon March 24; North, 1-3 p.m. March 1; and South, 1-3 p.m. March 8.

"Grant Center: Grantseeking Basics Workshop." A basic orientation for nonprofit organizations seeking information about funding sources at Main Library, 6:30 p.m. March 3. Grant writing is not included. 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 grantseekers look for information on the Internet. Also included in this training session will be instruction on how to find 990pfs (tax returns) on the Internet at Main Library, 6:30 p.m. March 30. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636 and press "2" at the phone prompt for "Reference."

COMPUTER CLASSES

Reservations will be accepted after February 15, 2005 for these March classes. Please call the participating library.

"Computer Basics Mini-Series Part 1." Find out about library computers. Learn the basics at Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. March 3; and West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 3.

"Computer Basics Mini-Series Part 2." This class builds upon the skills learned in Computer Basics Part 1 at Main Library, 9-10:30 March 10; and West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 10.

"Computer Clinic -- Ask a Librarian." You choose the topic. Sign up for a 30-minute consultation session to obtain one-on-one assistance from a librarian at Austintown, 9-11 a.m. March 1 and 6-8 p.m. March 14; Main Library, 9:30-11 a.m. March 15 and 9-10:30 a.m. March 30; and by appointment at East, March 21; North, March 7; and South, March 10.

"Computers -- Beyond Basics." This hands-on session offers a review of the basics and introduces the student to working with files in the Windows environment at Boardman, 2:30-4 p.m. March 2. Must have taken a basic computer class or be proficient with the mouse.

"Excel Basics." An introduction to the spreadsheet component of Microsoft Office. Learn how to navigate in Excel and create and modify a simple Excel file at Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. March 16; and Boardman, 2:30-4 p.m. March 9. Must have taken a basic computer class or be proficient with the mouse.

"Internet Mini-Series Part 1." This class introduces the Internet and World Wide Web at Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. March 12; Boardman, 9:30-11 a.m. March 2 and West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 17. Must have taken a basic computer class or be proficient with the mouse.

"Internet Mini-Series Part 2." Continues the exploration of the Internet via the library's web site at Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. March 19; Boardman, 9:30-11 a.m. March 9; and West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 24.

"Word Processing Mini-Series Part 1." An introduction to Microsoft Word, the word processor available on all YPL public access computers at Main Library, March 7, from 9-10:30 a.m.; and Boardman, 11:30-1 p.m. March 2. Must have taken a basic computer class or be proficient with the mouse.

"Word Processing Mini-Series Part 2." This class builds upon the skills learned in Word Processing I at Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. March 14; and Boardman, 2:30-4 p.m. March 9.

"Closing." All libraries will be closed March 26 & amp; 27 for Easter.

WARREN-TRUMBULL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

For more information, call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128. All programs are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required unless noted.

"Blood Pressure Screenings." Main, 2-4 p.m. March 8 and 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 16.

"AARP Tax Assistance." Free tax assistance aimed at middle-to-low income community residents, with special attention to those 60 and older. Bring your 2003 tax return, photo ID, and Social Security cards for all those who will be listed on the return. Cortland, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., call (330) 638-6335 to register; Howland, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., first come, first served, electronic filing is available; Liberty, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., first come, first served; Main, Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., first come, first served.

"Preschool Story Times" for ages 3-5 at Main, 1 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and for ages 2-5 at Main, 7 p.m. March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. For ages 3-5 at Brookfield, 1 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29; Cortland, 10:30 a.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30; Howland, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 10, 17, 24 and 31; Liberty, 10:30 a.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29; Lordstown, 6:30 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Themes change weekly.

"Toddler/Parent Story Time" for ages 24-36 mos. at Main, 11 a.m. beginning March 2. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Jack and the Beanstalk" for ages 6-12 at Howland, 11 a.m. and again at Main, 2 p.m. March 12. Magic Carpet Theatre presents this timeless fairy tale classic that teaches important lessons. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128.

"Mother Goose Story Time" for ages 6-23 mos. at Main, 11 a.m. March 12. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Easter Craft" for ages 6-12 at Main, March 19. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and Noon for a fun take-home craft activity. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Reading and Other Forms of Art" for ages 5-12 at Butler Institute of American Art in Howland, 2 p.m. March 19. For information call (330) 856-2011.

"Baby Stay and Play" for ages 6-23 mos. at Main, 9:30-11 a.m. March 25. Activity center for babies and caregivers. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Because of Winn-Dixie Party" for ages 6-12 at Main, 2 p.m. March 30. Celebrate the award-winning book and movie with a special read-aloud, games and crafts. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Teen Advisory Board Meeting" for ages 13-17 at Main, noon March 5. Lunch will be served. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 400.

"Soothe Your Nerves" at Main, 2 p.m. March 5. Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett will discuss fear and panic in women and how to overcome anxiety. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128.

"Book Discussion" at Main, 2 p.m. March 10. Librarian Laura Bates will lead a discussion on "Close to Shore" by Michael Capuzzo. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 400.

"Shark Night" at Main, 6:30 p.m. March 15. Documentary and discussion about sharks in a companion program to the book discussion choice "Close to Shore." For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128.

"The Sandy Naples Years" at Main, 6:30 p.m. March 16. Mafia historian Allan Mays returns with another look at the Mob in the Mahoning Valley. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128.

GIRARD FREE LIBRARY

"Family Time" for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Mondays.

"Story Time" for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

"Toddler Time," for 2-year-olds accompanied by an adult, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

"Baby Time," 11 a.m. March 4 only.

"Book Discussion Group," topic "The Red Tent" by Anita Daimant. 6:30 p.m. March 2. Call the library at (330) 545-2508, ext. 22 or 11 to join the group.

"Read Across America Day," featuring "Strega Nova" at Prospect Elementary School, 12:30 p.m. March 2. Story reading for fourth graders.

"Eggs-citing Spring Fling," for children 6-12, craft and treats, 1 p.m. March 19.

"Closing." The library will be closed March 27 for Easter.




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