Calendar (Week 1) – April 1-7, 2016

Friday 1

Ongoing: Build-a-Poem. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Why just write a poem when you can build one? Use our “wordy” Duplo blocks to build a 3-D poem. Pictures of you and your creation will be displayed in the library. For children in grades K- 6. Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Half-Price Sale at the Friends of PLYMC Book Store. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. The Friends of PLYMC will be having a half-price sale on all gardening, religion, crafts, and paperback romances as displayed. Friends Bookstore, Poland Library, Bookstore hours, April.

Ongoing: Grab & Go Craft for April. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Make a craft to take home. Library hours. Children of all ages. Main Library, 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 4; Austintown Library, Library hours in April; Canfield Library, Library hours in April; Greenford Library, hours in April; Sebring Library, Library hours in April; Tri-Lakes Library, hours in April.

Ongoing: TeenXTreme Blackout Poetry Contest.  Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County/ All branches. April is National Poetry Month, so here’s your chance to indulge in some “creative destruction” and express your inner poet. Create a poem by eliminating–blacking out–the words you don’t want from newspaper and magazine articles (or book pages) that we provide. Three winners will be chosen from entries throughout the county and awarded cash prizes. Talk to a librarian for details. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Book-A-Librarian: Information Services. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 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. Call for appointment, April.

Ongoing: Why Do I Love My Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Celebrate National Library Week by sharing your favorite library experiences, success stories, or accomplishments. Throughout April, add your story to our display to show how much you love your library. For all ages. Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Take a Guess. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins a small prize. For the family. Austintown Library, Library hours in April; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Blind Date with a Book. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Exciting, single book is seeking a fun-loving reader. Will be wearing a plain book jacket and sitting out on display during Library hours. Check me out today. For adults. Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Coupon Swap @ the Library. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. For adults. Austintown Library, Library hours in April; Canfield Library, Library hours in April; Sebring Library, Library hours in April; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Fave Cookie. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Vote on your favorite cookie each time you come to the library. The cookie with the most votes at the end of the month will be featured at the Hangry Bird’s party in May. For grades 5-12. Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Book Spine Poetry. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Use the titles of books in a stack to create book spine poetry. Fill out a contest form for a chance to win a gift card. You can also take a picture of your book spine poem and post it to social media using the hashtags #plymc #bookspinepoetry. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Trim a Tree for April. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For all ages. Newport Library, Library hours in April; Poland Library, Library hours in April; Springfield Library, hours in April.

Ongoing: PoeTree-Poland. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311- S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Poland library. Find your inner poet and write a poem on a leaf to hang on the tree. For the whole family. Library hours in April.

Ongoing: Deaf History Month. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.   Learn about the history and culture of the deaf community at Newport Library between March 14 and April 15. Learn how American Sign Language came to be and the first deaf student in the United States. Deaf History Month celebrates Deaf culture and strives to build greater understanding of Deaf culture, history, civil rights, contributions, and achievements. For the entire family.  Library hours through April 15.

Ongoing: Orchids at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Through April 10. Jamie Kirkell’s large silk paintings bring a fun and fresh perspective to the study of both the orchid and the iris. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing: America’s Schoolmaster: The Early Days of William Homes McGuffey. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Through January 2017. Learn more about the early days of McGuffey and his boyhood homestead located in Coitsville and now known as the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve, part of Mill Creek MetroParks. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales & Talk for 2s & 3s. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. 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, April 6, 13, 20, 27; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 20; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 19, 26; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 1; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 21, 28.

Ongoing: Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. 11 a.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. April 1, 8, 22, 29. 11 a.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Steve Vuich. 7 p.m.

Brewtus Brewing Co. Uncharted Course. 7 p.m.

California Palms. Guys Without Ties. 9 p.m.

Cedars West End. Jones for Revival. 8 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Old Skool. 8 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Donny Richards. 7-10 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Suzie’s. Coal Fired Bicycle, John Patrick and the Outside Voices.

Yolo. Gary Markasky. 7 p.m.

Saturday 2

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. Elm and Baldwin streets., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Market organized by the non-profit Common Wealth features seasonal produce, baked goods, demonstrations, canned goods, and coffees. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Family Book Day. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. The Youth Services Department is hosting its fifth annual Family Book Day, and this yea’s theme is “We’ve Got Character.” Families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy stories, live music, puppets, and more featuring our favorite book characters. 1-4 p.m.

Tabletop Saturday for Teens. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Bring along your friends and your favorite board or card games. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 1-4 p.m.

Monthly/Ongoing: TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636.  Check the Library 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. Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6; Canfield Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21; Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, April 2. 3 p.m.

Starry Night. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Save the date for a stellar evening at the MetroParks Farm. View the beauty of the night sky through high powered telescopes with the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 8 p.m., rain date April 16.

music @ night 

Brewtus Brewing Co. Labra Bros. 7 p.m.

California Palms. Bon Journey. 9 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Hoss and the Juggernautsl. 8 p.m.

The Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 7”30 p.m.

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

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

Quaker Steak/Boardman. Susan Wojnar.  8 p.m.

SUNDAY 3

Monday 4

Ongoing: Monday Movie Matinees. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807,  extension 200. Watch a movie on the big screen in the library’s meeting room and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. April 4, 11, 18. 2 p.m.

Ongoing: Makerspace Mondays. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Join the library on Mondays after school for crafts and more. (No event will be held if school is canceled or the library is closed.) For teens in grades 7 to 12. Every Monday. 3-4 p.m.

Get Connected with Digital Media@ Your Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 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 adults. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. 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.

Genealogy Basics Class. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 202. This class includes a discussion of how to begin your family history research, as well as a tour of the library’s Local History & Genealogy Center. Registration is required. 6 p.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. 6 p.m., April 4, 18, 25; 11 a.m., April 5, 19, 26. 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., 44512; 330-744-8636. We will discuss “Go Set a Watchman”, by Harper Lee. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. We will preview May’s book, “Columbine,” by David Cullen. For adults. 7 p.m.

Twice-Monthly: Youngstown Camera Club. Christ’s Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-793-8316. Youngstown Camera Club meetings are open to anyone interested in digital photography. Meetings occur the first and third Monday. Interested people can find the latest information on the club’s website: http://ycc.photoforge.org. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 5

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28. Bring a mat and small blanket. 9:30-11 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 12, 19, 26; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 12, 19, 26; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 14, 21, 28; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 13, 20, 27.

Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. “Women’s Suffrage Movement – The Pivotal Right” presented by Traci Manning of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Spring Luncheon. For adults. 10 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For ages 3 to 5. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m.

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). For adults. Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 5; Austintown Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 30; Boardman Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, April 18; Canfield Library, 10:30 a.m.,-3 p.m., Friday, April  29; Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. April 5, 19, 26. 1 p.m.

Healthy U: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Plan. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Do you suffer from chronic disease? Join representatives from the Mahoning County District Board of Health for this interactive 6-week educational workshop designed to teach practical skills for living a healthier life. Workshops are free and last 2 1/2 hours. To register, call 330-270-2855, ext. 103 or 109. For adults. April 5, 12, 19, 26. 2:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Crafting Corner. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636.  A special craft. All materials will be provided. Registration is required so sign up fast and reserve your spot. Call 330-744-8636 and specify East or Brownlee Woods Crafting Corner. For teens and adults. Brownlee Woods Library, 4 p.m., Friday, April 15; East Library, 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. 4 p.m.

Monthly/Ongoing: Teen Tuesdays. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Come have a snack and join your friends to do some fun activities. For grades 7-12. Canfield Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 12; Sebring Library, 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. 4 p.m.

Smart Money: Tales & Talk for 2s & 3s. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate stories and activities that will help your child learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 5; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 14.

Ongoing: Book Buddies. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807,extension 206. Help your student be a better reader. Book Buddies provides after school one-on-one reading practice and reading-related games. Children in grades 1 to 4 may sign up for a 30-minute session to practice their reading in a fun, stress-free environment with a trained volunteer. Registration is required each week. April 5, 12, 19. 4:30-6 p.m.

Cha-Cha Dance Class.Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Learn this fun and versatile Latin dance. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by Lynda McPhail. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 6-7 p.m. $5/class at the door.

Night Owl Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in this 30-minute program featuring finger plays, stories, and a craft activity. For ages 3-5. 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 12, 26.

Walk-In SCORE @ the Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask the pros with SCORE Counselor Nights @ the Library. Two volunteers from SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, will be available at the Main Library to provide advice and answer questions from 6:30-8 p.m. The service is free and no appointment is necessary. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

YSU Skeggs Lecture: Raymond Kelly. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. As former Commissioner of the New York City police department, Kelly is credited with driving down city crime levels by putting more officers on the streets. In 2002, in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country. 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but required for entry.

Rumba Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 7-8 p.m. $5/class at the door.

Wednesday 6

Book Spine Poetry. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Create an original poem using the titles on the spines of your favorite books. For teens in grades 7-12. Campbell Library, Library hours, Wednesday, April 13; East Library, Library hours, Tuesday, April 19; Struthers Library, Library hours, Wednesday, April 6.

Chair to Mat Movement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27. This class is designed to increase mobility and flexibility for those who find seated floor movement challenging. 9-10 a.m. Drop-in. $10/class.

Federal Contracting for Your Business. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Have you considered expanding your business to include becoming a federal contractor? Join Sonya Wagasky of the Small Business Administration’s Cleveland Regional Office for this informative workshop on the requirements and regulations. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 10 a.m.

Ongoing: Music and Movement. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Children learn language and motor skills through a combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver.  Registration is required. April 6 and 20. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Gotta Move Story Time. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. 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, April 14, 21;Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 13, 20, 27; Canfield Library, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 13, 20, 27; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 25; Sebring Library, noon, Thursday, April 7, 21; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, April 28.

Happy Birthday Mill Creek Park Trolley Tour.Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Boards at FNC. 11  a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Adults: $8 R, $11 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $6 R, $9 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. This program is for 4 and 5 year olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. We will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. April 6, 13, 20, 27. 11:30 a.m.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens.Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27. Warm-ups, breathing exercises and movements will ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

Ongoing: Book-a-Librarian: Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Need help with your tablet or laptop? You can come to the Newport library for a free one-on-one individual lesson with a Librarian. Register at the Newport Library or call 330-744-8636 to sign up for an appointment. For adults. Appointments between 12:30-3:30 p.m., every Wednesday.

Ongoing: Basic Computer Classes. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-399-8807, extension 201. These introductory classes are especially designed for the novice computer user. Registration is required for computer classes. Contact the Main Library to sign up for this class.“ Intro to Computers ‚” Wednesday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m.;“Intro to the Internet ‚” Wednesday, April 13 from 2-4 p.m.; “Intro to Email ‚” Wednesday, April 20 from 2-4 p.m. 2-4 p.m.

Ongoing: 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.

Great Lives. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Experiments, arts, crafts. Books, websites, videos. Explore great thoughts by immersing yourself in the lives of great men, women, and children. This month will feature Plant Hunters. For kids in grades 1 to 6. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. 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. For ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 28; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 27; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Friday, April 8; Main Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 6.

Yoga Class by the Friends of PLYMC. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday at the Poland Branch Library in the meeting room. Pay as you attend, $10 a session. Class is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 5 p.m., every Wednesday in April.

Ongoing: Lego My Library. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For ages 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 6; Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 9; Canfield Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 20; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 12. 6 p.m.

Thursday 7

Ongoing: Fitness Fun Story Time. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Stories and activities selected from the Eat, Play, Grow program. Good fun and good nutrition. Prizes and snacks will be given. For children ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Kids Coalition. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 7; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 13. 10 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. April 7, 21, 28. 11:30 a.m.

Genealogy Muscle: Using the Ancestry Database. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. In this program the Genealogy and Local History Librarian will demonstrate the power of the Ancestry database and show how it can be used effectively for genealogical research. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar. For teens and adults. 10 a.m.

Listen and Lego. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Listen to a story and then have fun building with Legos. Legos will be provided. For ages 4-7 years. 1 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807,extension 201. In this class, create a simple one-page flyer using the basic tools of Microsoft Publisher 2010, and learn how to use these tools to create newsletters, brochures, greeting cards, and more. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

Teen Cafe. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.  Make a craft and grab something to eat in the Teen Room. For teens in grades 7-12. April 7, 21, 28. 4 p.m.

Ongoing: Game Nights for Teens. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Every Thursday. 5-7 p.m.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Pick a subject that sparks your interest, and share your thoughts on your selection. All areas of history and historical fiction are welcome. For adults. 6 p.m.

Scrapbooking Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Bring your photographs and create a scrapbook page. Paper and other supplies provided. For teens and adults. 6-7:30 p.m.

Balloon Bowls. Use a balloon to mold a one-of-a-kind decorative bowl. For teens and adults. Registration required- space is limited. 6:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Family Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Every Thursday. 6:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Color Your World. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Features a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Colorful light refreshments will be served. For teens and adults. Boardman Library, 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7; Poland Library, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13. 7 p.m.

REO Speedwagon. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Formed in 1967, REO Speedwagon gained cult-like popularity in the 1970s with mainstream success coming in the 1980s. Their album “Hi Infidelity, ” released in 1980, includes four Top 40 Hits and is certified nine times platinum. The Top 40 Hits include “Keep on Loving You,” “Take It On the Run,” “Don’t Let Him Go,” and “In Your Letter.” “Keep on Loving You” was the band’s first No. 1 song in 1981. 7:30 p.m. $77-$42.

music @ night  

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

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

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