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Bonding with babies, books and signs

Come to the Poland library on Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. and learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

This event, which will take place on Jan. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library, 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.

Playtime at your library

Read a story at the Poland library on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for children who are ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

A gross story

Hear a gross story at the Poland library on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m., then guess gross items in boxes, see some gross science experiments and have more gross fun. This event is for children in grades K-4.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Poland library on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.

Trim a tree for January

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

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library from 1:30-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Dec. 28. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). More information can be found online at www.RedCrossBlood.org.

Cardinal Mooney to take over Barnes & Noble

On Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Cardinal Mooney High School will ‘take over’ Barnes & Noble, located at the Shops at Boardman Park - 381 Boardman-Poland Road in Boardman, for the benefit of Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley. CMHS students will host events throughout the weekend, including gifts wrapped by CMHS students and ACHMV volunteers for a small fee, which will be donated to the hospital’s program, the CMHS choir will entertain shoppers with Christmas carols at noon and at various times, CMHS students will read stories and conduct a crafting project with elementary school students.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association Dec. 21 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Poland library.

Yoga class

The Poland library will offer a yoga class every Wednesday in December from 5-6 p.m. in the meeting room. Pay as you attend. Class is $10 per session. This event is for adults.

Holiday closings

All Mahoning County libraries will be closed for holidays as follows: Dec. 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31, as well as on Jan. 1.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play at the Poland library on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. 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. This event is for ages 2-6.

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 10 a.m. every Wednesday in December at the Canfield library.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care giver. Join the Poland library on Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.

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. The Dec. 20 program is a holiday one.

Trim a tree for December

Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree during regular library hours throughout December. This event is for children of all ages.

Bookstores and libraries invited to celebrate Short Fiction Day

The annual Celebrate Short Fiction Day takes place on Dec. 21, and founder Nancy Christie is inviting bookstores and libraries to create their own event. Christie explained that she created “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day to honor the short story in all its forms and lengths. She encourages libraries and bookstores to host their own “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day events and has provided tip sheets on her web page (http://tinyurl.com/CelebrateShortFictionDay) for those looking for ideas.

Snack and sign

This event is for all fifth-eighth graders. Come to the Poland library on Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. to learn signs and a song to celebrate the holiday season. A snack will be provided. This event is a holiday program.

Color your world

Join the Poland library on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. for a relaxing evening of coloring for teens and adults. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. This event is for adults and teens.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings

If you or someone you love has a gambling addiction, Gamblers Anonymous, the only known remedy for arresting such an illness, may be able to help. A meeting of Gamblers Anonymous will take place on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman. Another G.A. meeting will take place on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Presbyterian Church, located at at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (Cornersburg). There is no charge for the meetings, although collections are taken up at each meeting to provide for coffee, sugar and creamer, treats and free literature. The average contribution given by members at most meetings is $2. Meetings last about one-and-a-half hours and are both closed meetings, or, you must have suffered from a gambling addiction to attend. The Youngstown-area G.A. groups are friendly and welcoming and established members love to see new members join the fold. They are more than happy to help suffering gamblers and are knowledgeable about how to stay clean from this dreadful disease.

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 4:30 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 1451 Churchill Hubbard Road in Youngstown. 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.

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