Calendar (Week 1) – May 1-7, 2015

Friday 1 

Ongoing: Discovery Bottle. Various branches. Turn the bottle round and round. List the items you have found. When you think you’ve done your best, drop your entry in the chest. All entries will be entered in a prize drawing. For children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library; Campbell Library; East Library; Newport Library; Struthers Library; West Library. Library hours in May. 

Yearbook Superlatives- Nominate YA Books. Various library branches. Summer is just around the corner. Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite reads of the 2014-2015 school year. Vote for which book is most likely to succeed, cutest couple, and more. For teens in grades 7-12. Austintown Library, Library hours in May. Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours in May.

Book-a-Librarian. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader, want help with your tablet or laptop? Register at the Boardman Librarian’s Desk or call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Librarian’s Desk to sign up for an appointment. For adults. Boardman Library, Library hours in May.

Book-a-Librarian. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader, want help with your tablet or laptop, or can’t wait to download magazines and movies to your device(s)? You can come to the library for a free one-on-one individual lesson with the Digital Services Librarian. Register at the Main Library at the Information Services Librarian’s desk or call 330-744-8636 to sign up for an appointment. For teens and adults. Main Library, Library hours in May.

I Spy With My Jedi Eye. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. What do YOU spy? Find the Star Wars characters hidden in the library, unravel the secret message, and be entered in a drawing for one of two prizes. One tween and one teen will win. For tweens in grades 4-6 and teens grades 7-12. Poland Library, Library hours in May.

Ongoing: Trim a Tree for May. Various library branches. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Poland Library, Library hours in May; Springfield Library, Library hours in May.

Spring Showers. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; ;330-744-8636. We all know how April showers bring May flowers, but how much rain will we get? Come read some wet facts, and leave a guess as to how many inches will fall in the months of April and May. The winner will receive a prize. For teens and tweens in grades 4-12. Sebring Library, Library hours in May.

Ongoing: Grab & Go Craft for May. Various branches. Make a craft to take home. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, Library Hours, May; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours in May.

America’s Parks. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Learn about significant features America’s park systems preserve from the past. Jeffrey Eling, the Howland Library branch manager, will present an illustrated program about state and national parks through stunning visual examples of geological history, natural history, and human history. Eling edited and compiled many early narratives of exploration of Yellowstone and other western regions in the book First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration. 11 a.m.

Babytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m.

Bluebell Trolley. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Bluebells are one of the showiest of the park’s spring wildflowers. After seeing some small patches, the group will head to Poland Municipal Forest. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m.  Adults $7 R, $10 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over $5 R, $8 NR. 

Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (with Organ Accompaniment). Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555.  Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” was one of the first major motion pictures that combined comedy and drama. Released in 1921, the story follows an abandoned child and the Tramp who takes him in. The film will be accompanied by Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court organist of the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia. 7:30 p.m. 

Frogs in the Preserve. Mill Creek Preserve, 2668 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Listen to the sounds of frogs during Mill Creek Park’s first night walk since 2012.  Boots are required; flashlights permitted. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate, 1.5 miles. 8:30-10 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars West. Young Stonians. 10 p.m.

Christopher’s Downtown. Live jazz. 5-8 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m.

Fireplace. Kyle Primous and K Street Band. 8:30 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Greene Eagle Winery. Denise Starr. 7-10 p.m.

Jack’s Bar and Grill, Howland. Take 2. 8-11 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders. 6 p.m. 

Royal Oaks. The Living Deads, Dolly Rocker. 9 p.m.

Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts. Jay Byrd. 8-11 p.m.

Up a Creek. Total Package. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 2

Spring Bird Walks. Newport Wetlands, W. Newport Drive, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Search for both residents and spring migrants. Led by lifelong birder Gary Meiter. Bring binoculars. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Easy, less than 1 mile. 8:30-10 a.m. 

Saplings: Plants for Mom. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 6-9. Children will be able to design their own garden planter for Mother’s Day. Children will get their inspiration for the planters as they walk along the garden beds planted with over 75,000 spring bulbs. Dress appropriate for the weather. 10-11:30 a.m. 

MetroMutts: Wetland Hike. Newport Wetlands, West Newport Drive, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Explore the Newport Wetlands with your dog. Wear boots. Local shelters will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs. Moderate, 2.5 miles. 10-11 a.m. $10. 

Book Discussion: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Read Elizabeth Kolbert’s thought-provoking work about what is considered to be a mass extinction of species, already under way at the hands of humans. Form your own conclusions, and then join a group book discussion to share your thoughts. 10:30-11 a.m.

Sensory Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. A new storytime specially designed for children with autism and other sensory-integration challenges. This program features age-appropriate stories and sensory-rich activities that promote literacy and positive associations with reading and the library. For children ages 3 to 8, caregivers, and families. Registration is required. 11 a.m.

Make-It. Worm Farm. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Ages 6 and up. Pre-registration suggested. Make your own box to practice vermiculture at home. Learn how worms help to make our gardens and lawns beautiful. Noon-1 p.m. Free with admission.

Ongoing: Lego My Library. Multiple branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 6; Boardman Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, May 2; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 12.

Teen Advisory Board. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Help us plan events, choose books, create displays, and help the library. No applications – just attend a meeting if you’re interested. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 3 p.m.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Various library branches. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. Help plan and support teen activities at the Library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12. Snacks. Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, May 2; Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27*. 3 p.m.

music @ night 

Barrel 33. Mark Soini. 7 p.m.

Bourbon House 45. River’s Own. 9 p.m.

Cedars. Demos Papadimas, Songbird Lumberjack.

Cricket’s. Leann Binder, 5-8 p.m.

Fireplace. Gary Markasky Project. 9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Greene Eagle Winery. Take II. 7-10 p.m.

Holiday Bar. Testify, Damian Knapp Band. 10:30 p.m.

Ice House. Mr. Lucky. 9 p.m. 

Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 7:30 p.m.

Marguerita’s Grill. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Jim Golen. 7-10 p.m.

Mocha House. Just Matt. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. HD Rider. 10 p.m.

Sunday 3

Farm Tours. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Join a guided tractor wagon tour of the Farm leaving approximately every half hour. Barns will be open for visiting the animals. 1-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Craft fee $1. 

Monthly: Austin Log Cabin Tour and Open House. 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1129. First Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Strock Stone House Open House. 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-792-1129. First Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Ward-Thomas House Tour. 503 Brown St., Niles; 330-544-2143. Guides from the Niles Historical Society will answer questions during tours of the 1862 mansion. First Sunday. 2-5 p.m.

Bluebells Galore and More. Poland Village Park, Poland; 330-740-7107. Here’s one more chance to see these beauties of spring in one of the premier places in Northeast Ohio. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Easy, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Standard Trolley Tours. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Hitch a ride on the Cohasset Express for a guided tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. The 1.5 hour tour will give you the chance to explore, experience and enjoy the beauty of the natural elements and historic features and buildings of Ohio’s first park district. Limited seating. Not available for large groups. Occurs May 3, 7, 12, 17, 21, 26, 31.  2-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Register/pay in advance at Ford Nature Center. Adults: $6 R, $9 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $4 R, $7 NR. 

Monday 4 

Library Adventures in Augmented Reality. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Get ready for a reading experience like no other as 3D objects and animations pop off the book, bringing the virtual world to you. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Readers Services Department to schedule a 20-minute session. For kids age four to sixth grade. 5:30 p.m.

Trumbull County Congress of Young Adults. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Typically meet the first Monday of every month. Exclusively for ages 18 to 25. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. These dogs love to be read to. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required. 6-7:30 p.m.

Get Connected with Digital Media@ Your Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Weekly: Youngstown Executive Toastmasters 408 Meeting. Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland; http://www.speakingclub.org. Practice skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously and listening. Includes peer feedback and evaluation. This nonprofit educational organization operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication. Meetings are free for guests; members pay $36 every six months. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Reader’s Choice Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. We will discuss “Seabiscuit”, by Laura Hillenbrand. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. We will preview June’s book, “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd. For adults. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 5

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s. Various branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, May 18; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 19; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 21, 28. 

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Various branches. For caregivers and children  6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be with an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Friday, May 8, 22; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 16; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Monday, May 18; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, May 14.

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in. Occurs May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28. 9:30-11 a.m.  and 5:30-7 p.m. $12/class. 

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration not required. 11 a.m.

Weekly: Job Training Information. Mahoning Senior Center, 1110 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-782-0978. A representative from Senior Employment Center will be on hand. Tuesdays. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Eat Healthy, Be Active Parent/Child Program. Various branches. Free six-week class for parents and their preschool children. Each session includes fun games, lessons and prizes designed to teach the importance of physical activity and nutrition. Parents also learn the medical and learning implications of childhood obesity. In partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. For information: 330-729-1387 or akronchildren’s.org/healthykids. Tri-Lakes Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 5-June 2; Newport Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 5-June 2.

Rainy Day Yogis. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Enjoy some indoor puddle fun while learning fun yoga poses, including stretches, routines, games, and more. Children are to wear comfy clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. For kids in kindergarten to grade 3. Registration is required by May 4; space is limited. Call to register. 6 p.m. 

Show What You Know: Sourdough Club. Various library branches. Create a wild yeast sourdough starter. In this bread-making program, we will create and discuss the step-by-step method for creating, nurturing, and maintaining a robust wild yeast (aka sourdough) starter, used to bake a variety of breads and sweet treats; or slightly fermented for sourdoughs. Some knowledge of basic bread making skills helpful. We will continue to meet monthly to discuss our successes/problems. Registration required. For adults. Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Monday, May 18. 6:30 p.m.

Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus. SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; Jerry at 330-652-5739. For anyone who enjoys singing. Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Canfield Community Band. Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; for more information call 330-542-3313. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join the group. Every Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 6

Recreational Hikes. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meets at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 4 miles. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. 

Music and Movement. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 10 a.m. 

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Various branches. 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. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, 28.

Music and Movement. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. hildren learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. This program is for ages 4 and 5 to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Uses books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., May 6, 13, 20, 27. 

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting. Enzo’s, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500.  The Warren Rotary chapter will meet for lunch and a business meeting. Wednesdays. Noon.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Drop-in. Occurs May 6, 13, 20, 27. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class. 

Wednesdays at the WOW. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Explore in the museum’s InspireWorks Lab. Free with museum admission. http://www.ohwowkids.org. 4-5:30 p.m.

Monthly: Family Financial Education Services. Family Service Agency, 535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown; to register, call 330-782-5664. Workshop for potential home buyers. First Wednesday. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Laughter Yoga. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Enhance your attitude and well-being with laughter through this fun class led by certified instructor Teresa Lisum. No flexibility or yoga experience required. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5. 

Night Owl Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. An evening story time for children ages 3-5. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in this 30-minute program featuring finger plays, stories, and a craft activity. 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 5* (*Mother’s Day stories), 12, 19, 26.

Get Golf Ready and Adult Clinics. Mill Creek Golf Course, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-702-3000.  Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting. Occurs May 6, 13, 20, 27.  6-7:30 p.m.  $25.

Make it for Mom. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This Mother’s Day, make mom feel extra special by making her a unique gift. For teens in grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m.

Spring Vase Arrangement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn how to artistically arrange cut flowers – from your garden or the store – in vases with Deby Clark.  Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register by May 4. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $36; FFRG $30.

Weekly: Cortland Community Band Practice. Lakeview Middle School, 640 Wakefield, Cortland; call Pat at 330-652-2424 or visit http://www.cortlandcommunityband.org. Wednesdays.  7-9 p.m.

Bi-monthly: Girard Community Band. Girard High School, 31 N. Ward, Girard; 330-539-1453. Any musician is welcome. First and third Wednesday. 7 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown. Davis Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116 or 330-757-4727. Meeting includes a speaker. First Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday 7

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. May 7-10. $50, $35, $19, $14.

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study. Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Walk and Chat. Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. Walking and socializing. Thursdays. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call to register. 10 a.m.

Ongoing: Gotta Move Story Time. Various branches. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids: get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play.  Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, 28; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 26; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 18; Sebring Library, 12 p.m., Thursday, May 21; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26.

Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call  to register. 11 a.m.

Something Special. Various branches. Stories, finger plays and music. For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Greenford Library, noon, Thursday, May 7; Sebring Library, noon, Tuesday, May 26.

Make It for Mom. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Stories and a craft for school age children. Bring a photo of you and your Mom and we’ll provide the glitter to make an awesome surprise for your Mom. Program will last one hour. 4 p.m.

Teen Cafe. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Food and conversation in the Teen Room every Thursday at 4pm. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, 28.

Game Night. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Smash Bros, Rock Band and more. 5 p.m.

Homework Huddle. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Pop in to the library to do homework and discover tons of resources, including a website where you can chat with a tutor. We’ll have laptops to use and a place to study. A thinking snack will be provided. For teens in grades 7-12. 6 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, 28. 

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Read a sizzling, red-hot history book lately? We would love to hear all the juicy details. Join the Library for informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults. 6 p.m.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 6:30 p.m.

Weekly: DARE Singles Group Meeting. Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-793-5856, 330 533-7062.  For divorced and widowed. Features meetings and social events, including movie nights, bowling, dance classes, and small group discussions. Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic open stage. 8 p.m.

Cedars. Tropidelic, Sun-dried Vibes, Two Days Until Tomorrow. 10 p.m.

Magic Tree. Howard and the Point Five Band. 7:30 p.m.

Up a Creek. Jay Byrd, 5-8 p.m. 

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. 7:30 p.m.

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