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Join a gift wrapping fundraiser with the friends of the library

On Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., the Friends and Junior Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will be gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble in Boardman. Tips from this fundraising event go to the Friends of PLYMC for children and teen programs. Come out and support the Friends. If you make a purchase at Barnes & Noble on Dec. 8, tell the cashier that you want to support the Friends of PLYMC, so that a percentage of the sale will go to the Friends. To volunteer or for more information, call the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Yoga Class offered at the library

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday at the Poland library in the meeting room. Classes are from 5-6 p.m., and you pay as you attend. It is $10 per session and for more information, call 330-740-6086.

Blood pressure check at the library

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Poland library on Dec. 4 from 10-11 a.m., offering free blood pressure checks.

Celebrate “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Join the Poland library on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. to use the force and celebrate the upcoming release “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Crafts, games, fun and refreshments will be served at this event for adults, tweens and teens.

Build with Legos at the library

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

Friends of the Library meeting and presentation

Join the library as the Friends of Poland library meet and discuss monthly topics on Dec. 5 at 9:45 a.m. followed by a celebration of “Cookies and Carolers.” The Poland Seminary High School student choral group “Harmonically Speaking” will perform under the direction of Shannon Nicholson. The group will share Christmas stories and trivia. Hostesses will be Mary Lou Carbon, Philomena Mazzarino, Betty Maruschek and Ann Trefethern. Donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are accepted at all meetings, to be sold on the Poland Friends Book Cart; sales benefit the library. The meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. Membership dues are $10 for the year.

Bookstore book sale at the library

The Friends of PLYMC Bookstore will host a book sale in honor of the Tree Lighting in Poland. Browse the sale during bookstore hours at the Poland library Dec. 2.

Find the elf on a bookshelf

During the month of December, visit the Poland library to see all the places and mischief the elf, Dewey, is getting into. Look for Dewey on the bookshelf photos on the library’s Facebook page and Instagram and add some of your own.

Lighting of the Village at the Poland library

The Poland library will participate in the lighting of the village on Dec. 2 during library hours. Crafts will be available from 5:30-7 p.m., and songs and stories will can be heard from 6:15-6:45 p.m. Kravitz Delicatessen will be open during the event for cookie and hot dog purchases and will be giving away hot cocoa while supplies last. This program is available for the whole family.

Friends of the Poland Library to meet

There will be a Friends of the Poland Library meeting on Dec. 5 at 9:45 a.m. with a short business meeting. A celebration of “Cookies and Carolers” will follow the business meeting. The group will share Christmas stories, trivia and will listen to the Poland Seminary High School student choral group “harmonically speaking” under the direction of Shannon Nicholson. Hostesses will be Mary Lou Carbon, Philomena Mazzarino, Betty Maruschek and Ann Trefethern. Donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are accepted at all meetings for the Poland Friends Book Cart. The meetings are open to the public. New members are welcome and membership dues are $10 for the year.

Listen and Lego at the library

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

Offbeat Book Club to meet in December

Join the Poland library on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. for this themed club. There are no required titles to read, though some are occasionally suggested. At the December meeting the talk will be about favorite fictional characters. Register online on the calendar, or call 330-744-8636 for this program for adults.

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 Tuesdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 320 Benton Road in Salem. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays, a meeting will take place 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. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. This location is also 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.

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