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LIBRARY SCHEDULE | February



Published: Sat, January 29, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN & amp; MAHONING COUNTY

"Book Discussion Series." The Diversity Council has partnered with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County for a series of discussions of works of two popular American authors.To register for the Feb. 3 and Feb. 22 sessions, call Deborah Liptak in the Development Office at (330) 744-8636, Ext. 118. The works, authors, discussion leaders, times, dates, and locations are as follows:

"On the Bus with Rosa Parks," by Rita Dove, led by Dr. Steve Reese, professor of English at Youngstown State University at Main Library, 6 p.m. Feb. 3.

"The Secret Life of Bees," by Sue Monk Kidd, led by Dr. Patricia Hauschildt, associate professor of teacher education at Youngstown State University at Austintown, 6 p.m. Feb. 22.

"Friends Forever." Creative Valentine fun for school-age children at Austintown, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8; for all children at Lake Milton, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9; and for ages 5-10 at Canfield, 10 a.m. Feb. 12; Greenford, 2 p.m. Feb. 12; and Sebring, 10 a.m. Feb. 5.

"Have a Heart." Valentine stories and craft for children ages 3-6 at Brownlee Woods, Feb. 8; and Struthers, Feb. 10. Both start at 10 a.m.

"I Love My Friends." Stories and a craft about friends and Valentines for school-age children at Brownlee Woods, Feb. 8; Campbell, Feb. 9; and Struthers, Feb. 10. All at 4 p.m.

"Make It and Take It Craft: Door Hanger." For children of all ages at East, Feb. 7-10 & amp; 12, during library hours; North, Feb. 21-24 & amp; 26, during library hours; and South, Feb. 15-19, during library hours.

"Oh My Darlin' Valentine." Join the fun for stories, songs and a valentine craft for school-age children at Poland, Feb. 10; and for children of all ages at New Middletown, Feb. 3. Both at 4 p.m.

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

"Celebrate the Arts." Come and enjoy the artwork of selected Boardman area students in grades K-6 at Boardman, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 15. Music by the Boardman Glenwood Middle School Jazz Band, light refreshments.

"Happy Chinese New Year: 2005 is the Year of the Rooster." Celebrate with stories, a craft and get a fortune cookie for children of all ages at Main Library, 3 p.m. Feb. 5.

"Cutting Paper: The Art of Illustrating and Decorating with Cut-Outs." See books that are made with cut paper pictures, and try it yourself for children in grades K-6 at Main Library, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

"Celebrity Pajama Jam." Sleepy time fun for the whole family with stories and craft and featuring Tricia Perry from WKBN-TV27 at Poland, 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

"Get Moving: Fun with Fitness." Let's get up and move to the music for children in grades K-6 at West, 4 p.m. Feb. 8. Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes.

"Something Special." Stories and more fun for children ages 3-6 at Sebring, 10 a.m. Feb. 24.

"Kids' Korner: Wild in the Jungle." Jungle stories and a craft for children ages 2-6 at West, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

"Tales for Toddlers." Stories and fun for children ages 2-3 at Austintown, 10 & amp; 11 a.m. Feb. 3; Boardman, 10 a.m. Feb. 22; Canfield, 10 a.m. Feb. 16; Main Library, 10 a.m. Feb. 5; and Poland, 10 & amp; 11 a.m. Feb. 10. 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.) Feb. 3; Austintown, at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 (for babies 6-23 months); Canfield, 10 a.m. Feb. 21 (for babies 6-23 mos.); and Poland, at 10 & amp; 11 a.m. Feb. 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. Wednesdays; Boardman, 10 a.m. & amp; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Canfield, 10 a.m. & amp; 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Main, 10 a.m. Feb. 8; and Poland, 10 a.m. & amp; 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

"Un-Valentine's Day Party." Sick of all those sappy Valentine's Day sentiments? Celebrate anti-Valentine's Day with crafts, games, snacks and prizes for grades 7-12 at Main Library, 4 p.m. Feb. 10.

"Be My Valentine." Celebrate the holiday by making a Valentine craft for grades 7-12 at West, 4 p.m. Feb. 9.

"Candy Boxes." Come and decorate a tin box to fill with candy, grades 7-12 at Austintown, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

"Play to Win." Identify your favorite college team logos -- past and present. Score high -- win big? Players correctly identifying all logos will qualify to win an energy snack pack for grades 7-12 at Boardman, during library hours.

"Name That Candy Bar." Got a sweet tooth? Name all the candy bars correctly -- winner receives a prize for grades 7-12 at Canfield and Sebring, during library hours.

"Love Bites." Guess the number of candy hearts in our jar and win 'em all, for grades 7-12 at Poland, Feb. 1-15, during library hours.

"The Ring's the Thing." Nothing says "Be my Valentine" like a ring, and now you can make a special one for your sweetie -- or for yourself for grades 7-12 at Brownlee Woods, 6 p.m. Feb. 9; Campbell, 4 p.m. Feb. 1; and Struthers, 6 p.m. Feb. 7.

"Make a Bracelet." For yourself or a friend for grades 7-12 at East, Feb. 10; North, Feb. 8; and South, Feb. 9. All at 4:30 p.m.

"Lunch & amp; Learn at the Library: African-Americans in Youngstown - 44 Years Later." Leon Stennis, coordinator of diversity initiatives at Youngstown State University, will highlight African-Americans who played prominent roles in Nineteenth Century Youngstown. He then will focus on local African-Americans' progress. Main Library, noon Feb. 8. Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee is provided.

"Blood Drive." By St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Austintown, 3-7 p.m. Feb. 28.

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

"Friends of the Library Meetings." Austintown, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m.; Boardman, 10 a.m. Feb. 14; Canfield, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Main Library, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14; and Poland, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 1.

"Free Blood Pressure Screenings" by the Mahoning Chapter, American Red Cross, will be held at Austintown, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16; Boardman, 12:30-3 p.m. Feb. 7; Canfield, 12:30-3 p.m. Feb. 17; Poland, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22; and Struthers, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 15.

"Free Blood Pressure/Health Screenings" by the Original Visiting Nurse Association of Mahoning County at East, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 15; Main Library, 10 a.m.-12 noon Feb. 24; North, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 1; and South, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8.

"Grant Center: Grantseeking Basics Workshop." This introduction to the funding research process is a basic orientation for nonprofit organizations seeking information about funding sources at Main Library, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Grant writing is not included.For reservations, call (330) 744-8636 and press "2" at the phone prompt for "Reference."

"Grant Center: Getting Started with FC Search." An introductory session for learning to use FC Search, the Foundation Center's database on CD-ROM at Main Library, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 12. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636 and press "2" at the phone prompt for "Reference."

"Computer Basics Mini-Series Part 1." Find out about library computers--come learn the basics at Main Library, 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 17. Reservation.

"Computer Basics Mini-Series Part 2." This class builds upon the skills learned in Computer Basics Part 1 at Main Library, 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 24. Reservation.

"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 Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 3 & amp; 5; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 7; and 2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 25; and by appointment at East, Feb. 21; North, Feb. 7; and South, Feb. 17.

"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 Main Library, 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 1. 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 Boardman, 9:30-11 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 16; and Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. 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 Boardman, 9:30-11 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 23; and Main Library, 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 28.

"PowerPoint Mini-Series Part 1." An introduction to Power Point, a program for creating presentations. Participants will learn specialized terminology, templates, and Auto Wizard at Main Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Must have taken a basic computer class or be proficient with the mouse.

"PowerPoint Mini-Series Part 2." A continuation of Part 1, participants will learn how to make changes; manipulate slides; view and print their presentations at Main Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

"Word Processing Mini-Series Part 1." An introduction to Microsoft Word, the word processor available on all YPL public access computers at Main Library, 11:30-1 p.m. Feb. 16. 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, 11:30-1 p.m. Feb. 23, from 11:30-1 p.m.

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." Brookfield, 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 1; Main, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 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. beginning Feb. 1, call (330) 638-6335 to register; Howland, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Feb. 1, first come, first served, electronic filing is available; Liberty, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 4, first come, first served; Main, Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Feb. 4, first come, first served.

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

"Valentine Creations Craft." For ages 6-12 at Brookfield, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8, register by calling (330) 448-8134; Cortland, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, register by calling (330) 638-6335; Howland, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10, register by calling (330) 856-2011; Liberty, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1, register by calling (330) 759-2589; Lordstown, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7, register by calling (330) 824-2094.

"Valentine Potpourri Craft." For ages 6-12 at Main, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5. Make a sweet-smelling surprise for your Valentine. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

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

"Black History Month Family Program." For ages 6-12 at Main, 3 p.m. Feb. 19. We'll be showing a movie based on a book and giving away a special door prize! For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

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

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

"Valentine Candy-making." For ages 13-17 at Main, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Teens are invited to make assorted Valentine chocolates. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 400.

"How to Ace an Interview." At Main, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Michael Gunter from Accountemps provides tips and tricks for navigating the interview process. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128.

"Book Discussion." At Main, 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Librarian Steve Svecz will lead a discussion on "The Speed of Dark" by Elizabeth Moon. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 400.

"Valentine Tea." For ages 18-100 at Howland, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and a second sitting Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and participate in a romantic, multi-media library challenge. Register by calling (330) 856-2011.

"The Underground Railroad." At Main, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Historian Wendell Lauth will present a program on Trumbull County's connection to the Underground Railroad. For information call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128.

"Closings." All library locations will be closed Feb. 21.

GIRARD FREE LIBRARY

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

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

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

"Baby Time." 11 a.m. Feb. 4 and 18. (Changing to third Friday of the month to avoid holiday conflicts.)

"Book Discussion Group." 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2. "A Painted House" by John Grisham. Call (330) 545-2508, ext. 22 or 11.

"Closings." Feb. 20-21, President's Day.




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