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Essential oil class to take place in January and February

Naturopathic Doctor Dannielle MacDuff is offering a four-week course on how and when to use Essential Oils and how to include them in your first aid kit. The course is of particular interest to individuals who prefer holistic health remedies rather than prescription medication. This course takes place at ETI Technical College, located at 2076 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles, on Jan. 19 and 26, and Feb. 2 and 9. Classes begin at 7 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. The entire course costs a $65 donation to the Phoenix House Building Fund and includes all costs and materials associated with the class. Interested parties can register online at drdanni.eventbrite.com or call 330-758-9567. Call Dr. Danni with any questions.

Playtime at your library

You’ll read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for Kindergarten at the Poland library on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for children ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Poland library every Wednesday in January at 10 a.m.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Poland library every Thursday in January at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader.

Fun time for 4s and 5s

Join the Poland library on Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Poland library on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Listen and Lego

Listen to a story and then have fun building with Legos at the Poland library on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. Legos will be provided. This is for children ages 4-7.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie at the Poland library on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. Roxie is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. This is for children in grades 1-4.

Relax and read

You can read your own book or check one out - just come to the Poland library on Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. ready to read. Bring a beanbag, sleeping bag or blanket and prepare to settle in. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be provided. Four hours is the goal, but come when you can and stay as long as you like. Prizes will be awarded. This is for children in grades 1-12.

Trim a tree for January

Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree at the Poland library during library hours in January. This event is for children of all ages.

We love you, “Winnie the Pooh”

It’s National “Winnie the Pooh” Day. Join the Poland library on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. for stories, games, crafts and snacks to celebrate Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang in Hundred Acre Woods. This event is for children of all ages.

Winter painting party for grades K-4

Create your very own painting as you follow along step-by-step with the presenter at the Poland library on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for grades K-4.

Winter painting party for grades 5-12

Create your very own painting as you follow along step-by-step with the presenter at the Poland library on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This is for grades 5-12.

Overeaters Anonymous to have local meetings

Overeaters Anonymous is offering meetings at several local locations and on a variety of days. On Saturdays at 10 a.m., there will be a meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in the Church Hall, Room 2, located at 4453 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, Ohio. This location is handicapped accessible. On Sundays at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting at Shenango Presbyterian Church, located at 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle, Pa. This location is handicapped accessible. On Mondays, a meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Girard Multigenerational Center, located at 443 Trumbull Avenue in Girard. This location is handicapped accessible. On Wednesdays, a meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place in Faith Chapel Fellowship Church, located at 511 E. Pershing St. in Salem, while at 7:30 p.m. a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. Both of these locations are handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to www.oa.org or call one of the following Help Hotlines: Mahoning or Trumbull Counties - 330-747-2696; Columbiana County - 330-424-7767; Lawrence County - 724-674-3697.

GA to meet twice this week

Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area. A GA meeting is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman, and another is offered every Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (in Cornersburg). Both meetings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and last about 1-1/2 hours. Those who believe gambling has affected any part of their lives are urged to attend. For more information, call the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.

Bonding with babies and books

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Poland library every Wednesday in December at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Poland library every Thursday in December at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Decorate the felt holiday tree

Little ones can add felt decorations to the special holiday tree at the Poland library during library hours in December.

Elf on the bookshelf

During the month of December, visit the Poland library during library hours in December to see all the places and mischief the Elf on the Shelf is getting into. Look for the Elf on the Shelf photos on the Library’s Facebook page and Instagram and add some of your own. This program is for the family.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie at the Poland library on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. Roxie is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. This program is for grades first through fourth.

Trim a tree for December

Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree at the Poland library during library hours in December. This is for children of all ages.

Holiday library closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, 26 and 31 as well as Jan. 1 and 2.

Yoga class

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in the Poland library meeting room from 5-6 p.m. Pay as you attend at $10 per session.

Book-A-Librarian

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the library? Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, such as learning to use a computer, email, the Internet, downloading e-books and audiobooks, researching a topic, discovering new books and authors to read and enjoy, business, non-profit or Genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian. This is for teens and adults.

America’s Schoolmaster exhibit

The Early Days of William Holmes McGuffey will be on display in the Melnick Museum at Fellows Riverside Gardens from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Learn more about the early days of McGuffey and his boyhood homestead, located in Coitsville and now known as the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve. The exhibit will be open though January 2017.

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