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JULY LIBRARY PROGRAMS



Published: Sat, June 25, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN & amp; MAHONING COUNTY

This year's Summer Reading Program "Dragons, Dreams & amp; Daring Deeds," "Joust Read," and "Knights & amp; Ladies" continues in July. All programs are free and open to the public.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

"Be a Knight in Shining Armor: Make Your Own Shield." Stories, games and a craft for school-age children at East, 2 p.m. July 27; and South, 6:30 p.m. July 21.

"Castle Corner Craft Club." Children of all ages are invited to drop in and make a craft to take home at Boardman, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27.

"Castle Crafts." Stories and crafts fit for a knight, a king, and a queen for children ages 3-6 at Main Library, 10 a.m. July 27.

"Come & amp; Join the Fun." Stories and more fun for children ages 3-6 at Boardman, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

"Parachute Fun." Stories and parachute fun for children ages 2-6 at Boardman, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. July 27. Child must be accompanied by an adult.

"Come to a Pony Ride." Have fun, ride a pony. Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult at Austintown, 2 p.m. July 12. In case of rain, pony rides will be rescheduled -- call Austintown Library for a rain date.

"Come to a Positively Preposterous Puppet Performance." Enjoy a puppet show set long ago and far away ... for children of all ages at Poland, 1 & amp; 7 p.m. July 27.

"Come to a Royal Romp." Stories, games, and craft for children of all ages at Brownlee Woods, July 29; Campbell, July 14; Struthers, July 13; and for children ages 3-6 at Main Library, July 19. All at 10 a.m.

"Courtyard Crafts for School-age Children." Main Library, 10 a.m. July 21.

"Craft a Cool Castle." Drop in, make and take a castle craft for children of all ages at West, July 19, 20, 22, & amp; 23, during library hours.

"Days of Knights." Stories, games, and crafts for children of all ages at Austintown, 2 p.m. July 28. Courtly courage is needed to commence this challenge.

"Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin." Stories, craft and a peek into the busy life of a lovable worm -- presented by Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis, Green Team of Mahoning County, for grades K-3 at Lake Milton, July 20; and North Jackson, July 26. Both 2 p.m.

"Dragons and Dreams: A Library Magic Show Starring Jim Kleefeld." Meet the Vanishing Dragon, the Knave of Hearts, the Errant Princess, and other magical friends fun for the whole family at West, 10 a.m. July 29.

"Dragons, Dreams, and Magic with Jocko the Clown." Fun for the whole family at Campbell, July 26; and Lake Milton, July 27. Both 2 p.m.

"Dragons, Dreams, and Magic with Porgie the Clown." Fun for the whole family at Sebring, July 27; and South, July 28. Both 6 p.m.

"Family Fun with Fractured Fairy Tales." Featuring the skit "Falling for Rapunzel!" Each family will make a castle at Brownlee Woods, 6:30 p.m. July 21; Campbell, 6:30 p.m. July 19; and Struthers, 10 a.m. July 20. Refreshments.

"Feudal Fare." Jesters, dragons, castles, and more -- craft fun for children of all ages at Austintown, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 5; Lake Milton, 3 p.m. July 6; and North Jackson, 3 p.m. July 7.

"Gallant Games and Crafts Galore." Fun for children of all ages at Canfield, 10 a.m. July 26; Greenford, 2 p.m. July 25; and Sebring, 10 a.m. July 21.

"Gallant Games and Stories Galore." For children of all ages at Austintown, 7 p.m. July 13. A parent is asked to accompany preschool children.

"Harry's Back! Come to a Harry Potter Workshop Presented by Tom's Phoolery." Learn tricks and illusions, receive a magic kit (school-age children), or trick you can do (preschool children) at Struthers, 6:30 p.m. July 26.

"Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Splendid Crafts To Make & amp; Take." Crafts for children of all ages at Canfield, 10 a.m. July 5; Greenford, 2 p.m. July 11; and Sebring, 10 a.m. July 7.

"I Knight Thee a Reader." Stories and craft for children of all ages at Sebring, 10 a.m. July 28.

"I Knight Thee a Reader with Gallant Games Galore." Enjoy an astounding assortment of medieval games for children of all ages at New Middletown, 1 p.m. July 26; and Poland, 10 a.m. July 6.

"In the Days of Knights." Stories, games, and a craft for children of all ages at Brownlee Woods, 10 a.m. July 8; Campbell, 10 a.m. July 7; South, 6:30 p.m. July 7; Struthers, 10 a.m. July 6; and West, 10 a.m. July 15.

"Jest for Fun." Make your jester scepter and amuse the Library Court for school-age children at East, 2 p.m. July 6; South, 6:30 p.m. July 14; West, 6:30 p.m. July 6; and with jokes, juggling, songs, dance, and craft at New Middletown, 1 p.m. July 12.

"WKBN Celebrity Story Readers." Join our special guests for stories and more fun for children of all ages at Poland, 10 a.m. July 11.

"Kids' Korner: Magical Moments." Magical stories and a craft for children ages 2-6 at West, 10:30 a.m. July 13.

"Knights, Knaves and Daring Damsels." Stories and crafts for children of all ages at Canfield, 2 p.m. July 20.

"Mad Science or Northeast Ohio Presents ... Dare to Dream." Laugh with the court jester, be amazed by Merlin, and help recover the secret scroll -- fun for the whole family at Boardman, 2 p.m. July 26; Main Library, 11 a.m. July 14; and Poland*, 2 p.m. July 14. *Refreshments provided by Chapters Cafe. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

"Magical Mayhem." Stories and games for all ages for the including the family at Austintown, 2 p.m. July 21.

"Make Believe Magic." Stories, games, and craft for children ages 3-6 at Main Library, 10 a.m. July 13.

"Medieval Merriment." Magic and games galore for school-age children at Main Library, 10 a.m. July 7.

"Once Upon a Knight ... Starring Ventriloquist Mark Wade." Meet Sir Charlie, the Chicken Hearted and Mordo, the Goofy Dragon -- fun for the whole family at Brownlee Woods, 11 a.m. July 12; and Canfield, 2 p.m. July 12.

"Once Upon a Time ..." Tales of fair maidens and brave knights for school-age children at Sebring, 10 a.m. July 14; and for children ages 3-6 at Main Library, 10 a.m. July 6.

"Soap, Soap, Soap." Hear stories and make your own soap for children of all ages at Boardman, 7 p.m. July 19.

"The Madcap Puppet Theatre Presents ... Monkey See, Monkey Do." The monkey have escaped from the zoo and it's up to the Madcap giant puppets to find them -- fun for the whole family at Boardman, 10 a.m. July 14.

"The Madcap Puppet Theatre Presents ... The Fantastic Fairy Tale Show." A giant puppet and storytelling adventure filled with audience participation -- fun for the whole family at Austintown, 2 p.m. July 25.

"Time for Babies and Books." Books, songs, rhymes, and more for children ages 6-12 mos. at 9:30 a.m. and for children ages 13-23 mos. at 10:30 a.m., July 7, at Boardman. An adult must accompany each child.

"Wildly Wonderful Week-Long Craft Event Part 2." Make and take a frog prince, jester's hat, and a pocket dragon during library hours the week of July 18-23 at Poland.

"Ye Olde Medieval Festival." Family fun at Main Library, Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9. Join the fun in front of Main Library on Wick Ave. There will be medieval performers, games, face painting, sidewalk chalk art and puppet shows. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

ADULT PROGRAMS

"Medieval Garden of Herbs with Lady Catherine." Lady Catherine travels from the village of Lovain in the year 1429 to teach us the importance of herbs in the medieval period and how this history affects the use of herbs today. Presenter Kathleen Gips is the author of numerous articles and her book, Flora's Dictionary: The Victorian Language of Herbs and Flowers. She will be appearing at Austintown, 7 p.m. July 19. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

"Reuben's Readers Book Discussion Group." Come and enjoy this informal group of library patrons who meet and discuss the books they've read during the past month at Poland, 10 a.m. July 8.

"Friends of the Library Meetings" are scheduled at Canfield, 6:30 p.m. July 25.

"Free Blood Pressure Screenings" by the Mahoning Chapter, American Red Cross, will be held at Austintown, 1-3 p.m. July 20; Boardman, 12:30-3 p.m. July 5; Canfield, 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 21; Poland, 1-4 p.m. July 26; and Struthers, 1-4 p.m. July 19.

"Free Blood Pressure/Health Screenings" by the Original Visiting Nurse Association of Mahoning County at Main Library, 10 a.m.-noon July 28; and South, 1-3 p.m. July 12.

"Guide to Ohio Grantmakers." This will be a special program sponsored by the Grant Center at Main Library, 10 a.m. July 7. For reservations and information, please call (330) 744-8636, press "2" at the phone prompt for Reference.

& quot;Grant Center: Grantseeking Basics Workshop." For nonprofit organizations seeking information about funding sources at Main Library, 9:30 a.m. July 2. Grant writing not included. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636 and press "2" at the phone prompt for "Reference."

"Grant Center: Cybertour." A brief overview of the Foundation Center's web site. Also included in these training sessions will be instruction on how to find 990pfs (tax returns) on the Internet at Main Library, 6:30 p.m. July 11. For reservations, call (330) 744-8636 and press "2" at the phone prompt for "Reference."

"Closings." All public libraries in Mahoning County will be closed July 4, 2005 for Independence Day!

WARREN-TRUMBULL COUNTY

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

"Summer Reading" for children, teens and adults runs through July 29. Stop in at your local library for more information.

"Blood Pressure Screenings" Main, 2-4 p.m. July 12 and 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 20.

"Preschool Story Times" for ages 3-5 at Main, 1 p.m. July 5, 12 and 19. Themes change weekly.

"Family Night" for ages 3-12 and parents at Main, 6:30 p.m. July 7, 14 and 21. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Patio Pals" for ages 6-12 at Main, 11 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25. Meet on the Children's Patio rain or shine for books, games, crafts and activities. Come dressed for the weather! Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"The Lorax" for ages 5-12 at Liberty, 11 a.m. July 5; at Brookfield, 2 p.m. July 5; at Cortland, 2 p.m. July 6; at Howland, 2 p.m. July 7. Learn how to take care of our earth with the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District.

"Birds of Prey" for ages 5-12 at Lordstown, 11 a.m. July 6. Learn about hunting habits in medieval times from the experts at the Akron Zoo.

"Fairy Houses" for ages 6-12 at Main, 2 p.m. July 6. Come and make tiny homes for the little folk. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Coat of Arms Workshop" for ages 6-12 at Lordstown, 2 p.m. July 11. Design your very own coat of arms.

"Wizard of Wicklestix Magical Workshop" for ages 3-12 at Liberty, 11 a.m. July 12. Learn how to perform magic tricks and illusions.

"I Dream of Dragons" for all ages at Cortland, 2 p.m. July 12; and for ages 6-12 at Main, 2 p.m. July 27. A royal play with magical illusions by Tom Phoolery.

"Popcorn and a Movie" for ages 6-12 at Main, 2 p.m. July 13. A family film featuring everone's favorite green ogre and talking donkey.

"Safari Max Meets Darwin the Dragon" for all ages at Howland, 11 a.m. July 14; at Brookfield, 2 p.m. July 14. Meet a talking dragon and experience amazing magic tricks.

"Puss In Boots" for all ages at Lordstown, 11 a.m. July 18; at Brookfield, 11 a.m. July 19; at Liberty, 2 p.m. July 19; at Cortland, 2 p.m. July 20; at Howland, 2 p.m. July 21; at Main, 1 p.m. July 26.

"Summer Reading Club Picnic" for all participants at Lordstown, noon July 18; at Liberty, 11 a.m. July 25; at Brookfield, 11 a.m. July 26; at Cortland, 11 a.m. July 27; at Howland, 11 a.m. July 28.

"Earth Magic" for ages 6-12 at Main, 2 p.m. July 20. Learn how to take care of our earth with the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District. Register by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Small Business Workshop" at Main, 9 a.m.-noon July 1. Representatives from SCORE will offer tips and advice for current and future small business owners about marketing, finances and more.

"The Packard Legacy" at Main, 2 p.m. July 21. Trumbull County Historian Wendell Lauth will present a slide show about this influential Warren family.

"Closings" All library locations will be closed July 2 and July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

GIRARD FREE

"Baby Time." 11 a.m. July 1 and 15.

"Summer Reading Program: 'Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds.'" Participants up to 12 years old will belong to The Royal Book Club and log in the books they're read or have had read to them. Prizes and certificates. July 29 is the finale with Madcap Puppets, Inc.

"Little Red Ridng Hood." 11 a.m. July 6. Meet popular character and go on a dragon hunt.

"A Knight's Story." 11 a.m. July 13. Meet a real knight.

"Puss in Boots." 11 a.m. July 20. Kent State University's Summer Stock.

"Dreaming of Dragons." 11 a.m. July 27. Tom Phoolery and puppets.

"The Royal Embroidery Circle." 1 p.m. Tuesdays for ages 7-12. Registration required.

"Crafts." 1 p.m. Thursdays for ages 7-12.

"Royal Games Day." 1 p.m. July 15, for all ages.

"Book Discussion Group." 6:30 p.m. July 6. "Forever Erma: best loved writing." To join, contact Colleen Keller, (330) 545-2508, ext. 22.

"Young Adult Summer Reading: Joust Read." Through July 22 for teens 13-17.

"Adult Summer Reading: Ar Your Spirits Draggin?" Through July 29 for 18 and older.

"Closing." July 2-4.




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