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YOUNGSTOWN & amp; MAHONING COUNTY



Published: Sat, October 28, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN & amp; MAHONING COUNTY

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK PROGRAMS

"Come and Join the Fun: These are a Few of My Favorite Books." Stories and more in honor of National Children's Book Week. For ages 2-5. Main Library, 10 a.m., Nov. 16.

"National Children's Book Week Celebrates: Crafts to Go." Make-and-take craft program for children of all ages. East, Nov. 6-9; South, Nov. 14-18; West, Nov. 13-18.

"National Children's Book Week Special: Who Drew That?" Use the library's computer catalog or search the shelves to find out who drew the pictures on these book covers. Students in grades 1-6 could win a prize. Canfield, Nov. 13-18.

"Tweens: More Books, Please." Celebrate National Children's Book Week by entering contest. For grades 4-6. Main Library.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

"Character Visit: Winnie-the-Pooh and the Library, Too." Pooh comes to visit. Stories, a craft and more for children and children-at-heart. Sign up. Sponsored by Barnes & amp; Noble. Main Library, 10 a.m., Nov. 25.

"Bountiful Mystery." Guess what's in the jar. For grades K-6. Austintown.

"Celebrity Pajama Jam: Sleepy-Time Fun for the Family." Listen to bedtime stories read by WKBN's Tricia Perry. Sign up. Poland, 7-7:30 p.m., Nov. 27.

"Come and Join the Fun." Stories and fun for ages 4-5. Austintown, 1:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Boardman, 1 p.m., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Brownlee Woods*, 11 a.m., Nov. 9; Canfield, 1:30 p.m., Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Poland, 1 p.m., Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Struthers*, 11 a.m., Nov. 7. *Sign up for stories and craft about food.

"Come and Join the Fun: Happy Un-Birthday to Us." Stories and craft for children ages 2-5. Main Library, 10 a.m., Nov. 2.

"Gotta Guess?! Tween Contest." Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. For grades 4-6. Poland and Springfield, Nov. 1-15.

"Guess Who?" Name that book character or title. Winning entries are eligible for a prize drawing. For children of all ages. Boardman.

"Happy Harvest." Stories and craft for school-age children. Sign up. East*, 4 p.m., Nov. 6, *treats provided; South, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 21.

"Kids Crew: 'Molly's Pilgrim'." Craft and movie for grades K-3. Main Library, 4 p.m., Nov. 22.

"Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Native American Suitcase." This traveling presentation by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society provides information on historical people and activities of the Mahoning Valley. Pre-school children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up. Boardman, 7 p.m., Nov. 9; Poland, 7 p.m., Nov. 16; West, 4 p.m., Nov. 13.

"Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Pioneer Suitcase." This traveling presentation by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society provides information on historical people and activities of the Mahoning Valley. Pre-school children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up. Austintown, 7 p.m., Nov. 7; Brownlee Woods, 4 p.m., Nov. 15; Campbell, 4 p.m., Nov. 14; South, 4 p.m., Nov. 16; Struthers, 4 p.m., Nov. 6.

"Name That Number." Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins a prize. For grades 4-6. East, South and West.

"Pajama Story Time." Bedtime stories and more! For children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up. Austintown, 7 p.m., Nov. 6.

"Something Special." Stories and more fun for ages 4-5. Sign up. Sebring, 10 a.m., Nov. 9; Springfield, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 15.

"Sweet Surprise." Guess the number of candies in the jar and you could win a prize. For grades K-6. Greenford, Nov. 13-16; Sebring, Nov. 13-18.

"Thanksgiving Tales." Holiday stories and craft for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up. West, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 8.

"Trim a Tree for Nov." Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Poland.

BABY BRILLIANT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

"Baby Brilliant: Tales for Early Talkers." Stories and fun for ages 2-3. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up. Austintown, 10 a.m., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Boardman, 10 a.m., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Canfield, 10 a.m., Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Poland, 10 a.m., Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28.

"Baby Brilliant: Time for Babies and Books." Books, songs, rhymes and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up. Austintown, 10 a.m. (6-23 months), Nov. 14 & amp; 28; Boardman, 9:30 a.m. (6-12 months) & amp; 10:30 a.m. (13-23 months), Nov. 2; Canfield, 10 a.m. (6-23 months), Nov. 13; Poland, 10 a.m. (6-23 months), Nov. 1.

BABY BRILLIANT PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

"Baby Brilliant: Sharing Books With Babies and Toddlers." Learn tips and techniques for sharing books with early talkers that will help your child develop critical pre-reading skills. For parents, teachers and caregivers of children ages 0-23 months. Sign up. Poland, 10 a.m.-Noon, Nov. 18.

"Baby Brilliant: What's Going on in My Baby's Brain?" Hear about the latest research in baby brain development and learn to select books that help your baby or toddler develop pre-reading skills. Presented by Sue McCleaf-Nespeca, early childhood specialist. For parents, teachers and caregivers of children ages 0-23 months. Sign up. Poland, 10 a.m.-Noon, Nov. 11.

TEENXTREME PROGRAMS

"Annual 'Make a Gingerbread House' with Chef Lynn Porch." Pastry chef Lynn Porch, of the Library's Chapters cafes, will show you how to make your very own gingerbread house. For teens and adults. Sign up by Dec. 1. Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5; Poland, 4 p.m., Dec. 6.

"Bubble, Bubble, Toil & amp; Trouble." You'll have no trouble guessing the number of pieces of gum in our pot. Grades 7-12. Poland, Nov. 5-19.

"Get Your Bead On." Design and make your own beaded bracelets. Grades 7-12. Sign up. Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 13.

"Guitar Lessons." At your own speed, learn the basics of playing the guitar. Bring your own guitar or we'll provide an extra. Grades 7-12. Sign up. Brownlee Woods, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 8 & amp; 22; Campbell, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 7 & amp; 21; Struthers, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 13 & amp; 27.

"Holiday Preview for Teens." Try your hand at Thanksgiving trivia, puzzles, word searches and more. Craft a harvest pin - or two! And, enjoy seasonal refreshments. Grades 7-12. Boardman, 11 a.m., Nov. 11.

"Money, Money, Money." What's that bill? Write the dollar-amount of the bill the person is on and you could win a prize. Grades 7-12. Canfield and Sebring.

"Pop in and Take a Guess." There may not have been popcorn at the first Thanksgiving, but you could have some at yours. Guess the number of popped corn kernels in the jar and win a variety of microwave popcorn packs. Grades 7-12. East, Oct. 30-Nov.18; South, Oct. 30-Nov.18; West, Oct. 30-Nov.18.

"Scrabble Tournament." Bring your friends and play Scrabble for a chance to win prizes. Refreshments. Grades 7-12. Main Library, 4 p.m., Nov. 15.

ADULT PROGRAMS

"Friends of the Library Meetings." Friends of the Library are special volunteers who give of their time and services to support the Library. To join or find out more, contact the Development Department at (300) 744-8636, ext. 118. Austintown, 10 a.m., Nov. 20; Boardman*, 10 a.m., Nov. 13, *Program: Actress Carol Weakland will portray characters from Charlotte Bronte's novel, "Jane Eyre"; Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 27; East, 3 p.m., Nov. 6; Main Library, 5:30 p.m., Nov. 13; Poland*, 9:30 a.m., Nov. 7, *Program: Actress Carol Weakland will portray characters from Charlotte Bronte's novel, "Jane Eyre."

"Grant Center: Getting Started with FC Search." An introductory session for learning how to use FC Search, the Foundation Center's database on CD-ROM. In the Grant Center, which is part of the Information Services Department at Main Library. Registration is required by calling (300) 744-8636 and pressing "2" at the phone prompt. Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Nov. 18.

"Grant Center: Grant-Seeking Basics." A basic orientation to the Grant Center collection for representatives of nonprofit organizations who are new to the process and want to know more about the library's resources, or for those requiring a refresher. Grant writing is not included. Registration is required by calling (300) 744-8636 and pressing "2" at the phone prompt. Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 16.

"Grant Center: Guide to Resources on the Foundation Center Web Site." 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 will be instruction on how to find 990-PFs (tax returns) on the Internet. Registration required by calling (300) 744-8636 and pressing "2" at the prompt. Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 29.

"Conversation Salons." Gatherings of adults age 55 and older who discuss current events, the arts, social and cultural issues, politics, ethics, entertainment, science, technology or whatever else may be on their minds. To register, call (300) 744-8636, ext. 118. Austintown, 10 a.m.-Noon, Nov. 6; Boardman, 2-4 p.m., Nov. 14; Main Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 21.

"Let's Talk Turkey." Take the turkey trivia quiz and you might win a 20 holiday gift certificate to a local grocery store. For adults 18 and older. East, South and West.

"Lunch & amp; Learn: Creating Character with Makeup and Costume." Those of you who have enjoyed the talents of Rick Schilling and Jane Shanabarger in Youngstown State University's theater productions, especially last year's "The Cat in the Hat," won't want to miss hearing how they work magic to create character and personality through makeup and costumes. Main Library, Noon-1 p.m., Nov. 14.

"Reuben's Readers." Share the books you've read this month. New members welcome. Poland, 10 a.m., Nov. 10.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS

"Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross." Austintown, 1-3 p.m., Nov. 15; Boardman, 12:30-3 p.m., Nov. 6; Poland, 1-4 p.m., Nov. 28; Struthers, 1-4 p.m., Nov. 21.

"'Original' Visiting Nurse Association." East, 1-3 p.m., Nov. 6; Main Library, 10 a.m.-Noon, Nov. 30; South, 1-3 p.m., Nov. 14; West, 1-3 p.m., Nov. 21.

Fundraiser

"Author Visit: Award-Winning Poet and Biographer Michael Mott." The Library's Literary Society will present best-selling novelist, editor, biographer, essayist and poet, Michael Mott, at a fundraising event. Mott will read selections from his poetry. His most recent book of poems, "The World of Richard Dadd," won the Robert E. Lee & amp; Ruth I. Wilson Poetry Book Award. Born and educated in England, Mott served as poetry editor for the "Kenyon Review" from 1966 to 1970. Cost is 10 per person for Literary Society members and 15 per person for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations can be made by calling Deborah Liptak at (300) 744-8636, ext. 118. Poland, 7 p.m., Nov. 2.

LIBRARY CLOSING

The Library will be closed Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving.

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.

"Blood Pressure Screenings." Main, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 14 & amp; Nov. 28

"Preschool Story Times." For ages 3-5 at Main, 1 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and for ages 2-5 at Main, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30. For ages 3-5 at Brookfield, at 1 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28. For ages 3-5 at Liberty, at 6 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 29. For ages 3-5 at Cortland, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29. For ages 3-5 at Howland, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, 16, and 30. For ages 3-5 at Lordstown, at 6 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Themes change weekly.

"Toddler Tales." For 2-year-olds. Howland, 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays.

"Stories & amp; More Elementary Storytime." For grades K-2. Howland, 11 a.m. Nov. 11; Liberty, 3 p.m. Nov. 11. Registration required.

"Baby Time." For ages 6-18 months. Main, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Registration begins Nov. 3 by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Music and Movement." For ages 19-35 months. Main, 10 a.m. Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and 11 a.m. Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Registration begins Nov. 1 by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 401.

"Reading & amp; Other Forms of Art at the Butler in Howland." For ages 5-12, 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

"Victorian Ceramic Arts." Main, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7, lecture by Richard Wagner on Victorian Ceramic Arts, presented by the Sutliff Museum. Reservations required by calling (330) 399-8807, ext. 121.

"Book Discussion." Main, 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Reference Librarian Laura Bates will lead a discussion on "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson.

"Teen Movie." Main, 6 p.m. Nov. 9. Teens ages 13-18 may attend a free comedy film starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.

"Songs of the Great Lakes." Main, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Acoustic guitarist Lee Murdock shares songs and stories about the Great Lakes.

"American Indian Heritage Month." Main, 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Gene Allison and members of the Red Hawk American Indian Cultural Society will discuss American Indian customs, clothing and stories.

"The Big Thanksgiving Turkey Movie." Main, 2 p.m. Nov. 19. A great film involving Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello as a couple of fun-loving kids romping on the beach while singing songs and breaking hearts. Film is recommended for ages 13 and older.

"Library Closings." The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library facilities will close at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 and will remain closed on Thanksgiving. Lordstown Branch will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Main Library will be closed Nov. 26.

MCKINLEY MEMORIAL

SPECIAL EVENTS

Call (330) 545-0199 for more information on programs, except where noted.

"Jane Eyre Comes to Life." 11 a.m.-noon. Nov. 4. Carol Weakland, actress, writer, and director, will perform Charlotte Bront & eacute;'s romantic novel, Jane Eyre. McKinley Birthplace Home Clayman Community Room. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 202.

"Friends of the McKinley Memorial Library Preview Book Sale." 5-7 p.m. Nov. 9. For friends members only; memberships will be sold at the door. McKinley Memorial Auditorium.

"Friends of the McKinley Memorial Library Book Sale." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11; 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12. ( 2/bag of books 3:30-4 p.m. Nov. 12.) Open to the public. Auditorium.

"Listen to the Experts." 6 p.m. Nov. 14. Community room. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 202.

"Movie Matinee." 3 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. Animated movie rated G. No registration required. Auditorium. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 212.

"History of Idora Park." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Rick Shale will present an illustrated history of Idora Park. Community room. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 202.

BOOK CLUBS

"Book Chat Book Club: The Hummingbird Wizard." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Community room. Call for details and to register, (300) 652-1704 ext. 210.

"Romance Readers' Book Club." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Community Room. Call for details and to register, (300) 652-1704 ext. 207.

"Eager Readers Book Club: Arthur's Thanksgiving." 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Ages: 1st-3rd graders. Registration preferred. McKinley Memorial Library Children's Room. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"McKIDley Book Club: Great Brain." 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Grades 3-5. Registration preferred. Children's room. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"Teen Book Club: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp." 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Grades 6-12. Registration preferred. Children's room. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

STORY TIMES

"BabyTime." 10 a.m. Nov. 4, 18. Ages: 6-24 months. Registration preferred. Auditorium. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"ToddlerTime." 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4, 18. Ages: 2-3. Registration preferred. Auditorium. Call to register or for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"StoryTime: Nighttime Animals." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Ages: all ages. No registration. Auditorium. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"StoryTime: Mayflower." 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7. Ages: preschool and kindergarten. No registration. Auditorium. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"StoryTime: Mayflower." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Ages: all ages. No registration. Children's room. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"StoryTime: Thanksgiving." 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Ages: preschool and kindergarten. No registration. Auditorium. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"StoryTime: Thanksgiving." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Ages: all ages. No registration. Auditorium. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"StoryTime: Reindeer." 10:30 a.m. Nov. 28. Ages: preschool and kindergarten. No registration. Auditorium. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"StoryTime: Reindeer." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. All ages. No registration. Auditorium. Call for more information, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

KIDS PROGRAMS

"Super Saturday Take It & amp; Make It: Thanksgiving." Nov. 11. Craft kits may be picked up in the Children's Room to make at home. No registration. Children's room. Call for details, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

"Super Saturday: Christmas." 10 a.m. Nov. 25. Craft program for kids of all ages. No registration. Auditorium. Call for details, (300) 652-1704 ext. 214.

COMPUTER CLASSES

"Basic Computers Computer Class." 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 7. McKinley Birthplace Home Computer Lab.

"Beginning Internet Computer Class." 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Computer Lab.

"Intermediate Internet Computer Class." 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Computer Lab.

"Beginning Microsoft Word Computer Class." 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 29. Computer Lab.

Call to register for all computer classes, (300) 652-1704 ext. 212.

GIRARD

"Family Time." 3:30 p.m. Mondays.

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

"Toddler Time." 10:3 a.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30. For 2-year-olds.

"Baby Time." 11 a.m. Nov. 3 and 17.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

"Duck!" 1 p.m. Nov. 11. Oakland Center for the Arts and Magic Carpet Theatre offer the tale of the ugly duckling. Refreshments.

"Children's Book Week." Nov. 13-19. Theme is "More Books, Please."

ADULT PROGRAMMING

"No Fines." Return materials during November and fines are forgiven, as long as you bring at least two nonperishable food items comparable to the fine. Limit of 25 on forgiven fines.

"Book Discussion Group." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. "The Founding Fathers" by Cokie Roberts. To join, call (330) 545-2508, ext. 22 or 11.

"Closing." The library will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and remain closed Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving.




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