Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – April 1-30, 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.

Friday 8

Booksigning: Local Author Debra Diamond. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. Debra Diamond will talk about and sign copies “Life After Near Death: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Transformation in the Extraordinary Lives of People With Newfound Powers.” 6 p.m.

Woodcock Watch II. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. These odd-looking birds love the back 40 of the farm. Muddy conditions: wear boots. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Moderate, 1.5 miles. 7:30-9 p.m.

music @ night  

Apollo Maennerchor. Richard Boston. 9 p.m.

California Palms. Guys Without Ties. 8 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. Bananafish. 8-11 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Mike Edgerly. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 9

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.

Tales to Tails. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Come and read to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Bring your own book, or we will find one for you, and read to a furry friend. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown Library. For school-age children. 11 a.m.

Let’s Play. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. Features a storytime. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Family Story Time. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Canfield Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 13; Greenford Library, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14; Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12; Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26; Sebring Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 9. 11 a.m.

Sensory Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206.  A 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, parents and caregivers, and families. 11 a.m.

Sensory Art. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.   Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to this fun and exciting sensory art class. They will be introduced to new art materials, and be immersed in many beautiful colors and activities. Noon.

Earth Day Party. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Celebrate Earth Day. Enjoy Lorax themed activities, snacks, and create a recycled craft to take home. Children of all ages. Austintown Library, 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 19. 1 p.m.

Ongoing: Saturday Movie Matinee. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. A Saturday Movie Matinee. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 years and younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G. For the family. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16; Newport Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23; Brownlee Woods Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30; Struthers Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9. 2 p.m.

Stories with Bill. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Naturalist Emeritus Bill Whitehouse returns to reminisce about his experiences in the park during more than half of its 125 year existence. 2-3:30 p.m.

Reading and Other Forms of Art. Held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories, and an art educator will present a companion craft. For ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. 2 p.m.

Introduction to PowerPoint 2010. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using PowerPoint 2010. The group will also cover some useful tips and tricks to employ during the creation process. Registration is required for computer classes. Contact the Main Library at 330- 399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up for this class. 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Hebraic Rhapsody. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Features Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev in the “Bloch Schelomo” (“Hebraic Rhapsody”) and “Bernstein’s Mass: Three Meditations.” Other orchestra selections include Copland’s “The tender land: Suite” and “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Barrel 33. Susan Wojnar. 9 p.m.

Coaches Burger Bar. Davis and Henner. 7:30 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.
The Manor. Frank Castellano. 7:30 p.m.

SUNday 10

Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society Tuber Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Farm Animal Baby Shower. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Welcome new arrivals to the barns and see who is still expecting for the season. Petting and touching permitted if an animal’s not napping. Enjoy cake and punch while supplies last as part of a shower tradition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Play chess this afternoon. If you would like to learn to play, we’ll be happy to teach you. For teens, children, and adults. 1:30 p.m.

Monday 11 

Ongoing: Where’s Ralph S. Mouse. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Celebrate Beverly Cleary’s birthday by searching for her famous book characters hidden throughout the library. For children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library, Library hours, April 11-16; Campbell Library, Library hours, April 11-16; East Library, Library hours, April 11-16; Newport Library, Library hours, April 11-16; Struthers Library, Library hours, April 11-16; West Library, Library hours, April 11-16.

Monthly: Mothers of Preschoolers. First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem; for more information call Amy Zimmerman at 330-337-0939. A support group for any woman with children around the kindergarten age or younger. Speakers and crafts alternate. Childcare is available for preschoolers. Second Monday. 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Friends of the Boardman Library Program and Meeting. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. “Bees” presented by beekeeper George Stacy. For adults. 10 a.m.

Celebrating Wind. Public Library, Campbell branch, 374 Sanderson Ave., 44405; 330-744-8636. Come have fun and learn about all the different kinds of weather through stories and songs. We will even have a craft. For preschool children. 4 p.m.

Live Music at the Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Guitarist Tyler Guerrieri will perform jazz, classical, and popular music as we celebrate National Library Week. 6-7 p.m.

Read to SomeBunny. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Cute, cuddly, and non-intimidating bunnies are perfect listeners. Children in grades K to 6 can sign up to read aloud to registered and certified Bunnies in Baskets (therapy rabbits) for 15 minute sessions. Rabbits are provided by F5RS (Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feather Friends Rescue and Sanctuary). 6-7:30 p.m.

‘I Read YA’ Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. For adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18 to 118 this book club is for you. Let’s talk about why we like YA. Let’s read and discuss. Let’s come out of the book closet and proudly say, “ I Read YA.” This month we will be discussing “The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b” by Teresa Toten. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Coloring 4 Grown-Ups. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze. Coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only. 6:30 p.m.

Home Inspection. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. All home buyers should know about the five major components to any home. Learn how to determine if a home inspection has been done properly. KEL Home Inspection’s Linus Orr explains the things you should know about your home or when choosing one for your own. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 12 

DEAR = Drop Everything and Read. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Celebrate author Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday on April 12. Enjoy reading and re-visiting the Ramona and Beezus books, the award-winning “Dear Mr. Henshaw” and “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” books and more. Fun for children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library, Library hours; Campbell Library, Library hours; East Library, Library hours; Newport Library, Library hours; Struthers Library, Library hours; West Library, Library hours.

Ongoing: Genetics and Genealogy. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Can DNA testing help you determine your ancestry? Discovering the level of genetic relationship you have with other individuals and cultures can be enlightening. We will examine this process, acknowledging the benefits and drawbacks. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar. For teens and adults. Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 20; Sebring Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 12.  10 a.m.

Monthly: Wellness Clinic. Grace Lutheran Church, 162 South Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. The meeting, held by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health, will be held the second Tuesday. Information about diabetes and glucose testing will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Monthly: Low Vision Support Group. Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth, Youngstown; to RSVP call 330-746-2944, ext. 1551. Second Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. 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. Canfield Library, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 12; Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, April 18.

Twice Monthly: Campus Drum Circle. Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon;  724-983-2969. The drum circles occur in the Great Hall on second Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. and the fourth Monday at noon of every month. Attendees do not need to have drumming experience in order to participate. Simple instructions with practice rhythms and drums are provided so that new members feel welcome and included. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Grow a Butterfly. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Miss Amy from the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will help us learn how these beautiful insects grow. There will be games, a craft, and a story. (There will be no live butterflies at this program.) For kids in grades 1 to 6.  Registration is required. 5:30 p.m.

The Poetic Details of Plants: A Writing Workshop. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116 Join writer Karen Schubert in this five-week workshop that incorporates the details of plants into your own writing. Dress for outdoor exploration. Deadline for workshop is April 8. April 12-May 10. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. $60; FFRG $55.

Let’s Dance. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Spend the evening dancing the salsa, swing, cha-cha, rumba, waltz, fox trot, tango, hustle, West Coast, polka and more with Lynda McPhail of A Time to Dance. Half-hour dance lesson at 6 p.m. Both singles and couples welcome. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 6-9 p.m. $5/person at the door.

‘I Love My Library’ Folded Books. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Celebrate National Library Week and show the Library how much you love your library by making these beautiful Book Hearts. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

I Love My Library Folded Books. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Celebrate National Library Week and show how much you love your library by making these beautiful Book Hearts. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

wednesday 13

Blood Pressure Screening. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Township Fire Department conducts blood pressure checks the second Wednesday. 10-10:30 a.m.

National Library Week Open House. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Stop in and help us celebrate National Library Week with refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Liberty Library. This year’s theme focuses on how ‚“Libraries Transform.” For all ages. 10 a.m.-noon and 2-6 p.m.

Teen Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Celebrate Earth Day by making crafts out of recycled materials and brainstorming ways we can all help the environment. Homeschooled teens ages 12-18. 1 p.m.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers join the Library for a reading and discussion of the book, “Planting the Wild Garden” by Kathryn O. Galbraith, followed by extension activities. Additional resources will be available to check out for further exploration and self-study. Bring a sack lunch if you wish. A snack will be provided. For elementary school children. 1 p.m.

National Library Week Open House. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Stop in and help celebrate National Library Week with refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Brookfield Library. This year’s theme focuses on how “Libraries Transform.” For all ages. 2-4 p.m.

National Library Week Open House. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Stop in and help celebrate National Library Week with refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Cortland Library. This year’s theme focuses on how “Libraries Transform.” For all ages. 3-5 p.m.

Kidz Create. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Make some delicious culinary creations. For kids in grades K to 6. Registration is required. 5 p.m.

National Library Week Open House. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Stop in and help celebrate National Library Week with refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Howland Library. All ages. 5-7 p.m.

Blood Pressure Screening by the Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636. 1-3 p.m.

Mosaic Flower Pots. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Barbara Arndt will guide you in creating a flower pot with mosaic flavor and a variety of color. Register/pay by April 11. 6-8 p.m. $26; FFRG $22.

Melted Crayon Art. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Create a work of art with crayons, a hairdryer, and your imagination. For grades 5-12. Registration required. 6 p.m.

Anglophiles Unite. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. This meeting is for lovers of all things British. This is a group for people interested in Brit comedy, British film, history, tea, castles, famous books and authors, British drama and detective stories, and of course the Monarchy. Tea and biscuits will be served. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

The Texas Tenors. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Warren Civic Music will present this popular country trio in a return performance to Packard Music Hall. 7:30 p.m. $50-$10.

thursday 14

Beginning Microsoft Word I: An Introduction to Word Processing. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 201. In this class, you will be using Microsoft Word 2010 to get started in word processing. It covers the basics of formatting, editing, printing, and saving. Prerequisite: comfortable with a mouse and some typing practice. Registration is required for computer classes. Call to register. 2-4 p.m.

Book Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Read the book and then join in the discussion led by a reference librarian. This month’s featured book is “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng. 2 p.m.

Class on Ancestry- Library Edition. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Participants will learn how to use the library’s subscription database to find census, marriage, death, birth, military, and immigration records. Registration is required by calling the Local History & Genealogy Center at 330-399-8807, ext. 202. 2 p.m.

Teen Café with Panda Leaders Club. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.   Be a part of the Panda Leaders Club on the second Thursday of every month. PANDA Leaders Club is a program of Meridian Community Care, the innovative nonprofit organization that has been saving lives and serving communities for over 40 years. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

Kidz Cooking Club. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Young cooks will follow Master Chef Miss Jill’s lead using their math, science, and language skills to make a delicious creation. For kids in kindergarten to grade five. Registration is required. 5 p.m.

Trees on Trees. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Join artist, illustrator, and author, Dar James for a hands-on painting workshop that celebrates trees. Register/pay by April 12. 6-8 p.m. $34; FFRG $28.

Earth Day Extravaganza. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Join the Earth Day party. Make cool crafts out of recycled materials, have snacks and more. For grades 4-12. 6 p.m.

Sound Bath Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. A deep meditative experience with vibrations of gongs, crystal singing bowls and more. For participants 13 and older. Register/pay by April 12. 6-7 p.m. $25.

Spring Flower Palette. Fellows Riverside Gardens.Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features a tour of Fellows Riverside Gardens in search of early-blooming flowers. Register/pay by April 12. 6-7:30 p.m. $14; FFRG $12.

Basic Microsoft Publisher Class. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Learn very basics of Microsoft Office Publisher. This is a beginner’s class that will teach users how to add and edit page components. Basic computer skills required. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Meet Award-Winning Author Paula McLain. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. In celebration of National Library Week, the Library is pleased to welcome Paula McLain, author of “The Paris Wife” and “Circling the Sunday” Features an evening with this critically acclaimed author. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are needed. Call 330-744-8636. For adults. 7 p.m.

Monthly:  Messies Anonymous Support Group. Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. Second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m.

music @ night  

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

Magic Tree. John Reese Project. Jazz. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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

friday 15

Gordon Lightfoot. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the U.S. have earned five number ones, five Top 10s and 13 Top 40 hits. Hits include “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown” and others. 8 p.m. $56.50-$36.50, plus applicable service fees.

music @ night

California Palms. 5 Live. 9 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. River Saints. 8-11 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

SATURDAY 16

Read to Some Bunny. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636.  Be a book buddy and read to a licensed therapy rabbit. School-age children are welcome to sit and read out loud for 20 minutes. 10 a.m.-noon.

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.

Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Laugh and learn with your baby. 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. 10:30 a.m.

STEAM Saturday. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636.  A fun program based on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) learning. For grades 4-6. Canfield Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16; Sebring Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23. 11 a.m.

Don’t Touch This Book. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. A storytime, coloring and activities.  11 a.m.

Celebrating 125 Years. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Continue celebrating the park’s 125th birthday at Ford Nature Center. View classic 1990s videos of Mill Creek MetroParks. Then join the hunt for Volney Rogers‚’ realized dreams. This scavenger hunt will lead you to various landmarks and jewels of the park. Capture them on your phone or camera to share. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friends of the Warren Library Spring Book Sale. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. The Friends of the Warren Library will hold a Spring Book Sale at the Main Library in Warren during National Library Week. 12:30-3 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Announces New-and-Local Author Booksignings.  Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman-Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. Five local authors will greet the public and sign copies of their books. The works and authors include: “Twitch – Memoir of Joseph L. Pompili, Jr.” by Diane Pompili; “LeBron James: The Rise of a Star” by David Lee Morgan Jr.; “Living Skillfully” by Dr. William Finnegan; “Lost Youngstown” by Sean T. Posey;  and  “A Guest In My House” by David M. Guddy Jr. 1-3 p.m.

LEGO Lovers Unite. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the library’s collection of popular LEGO building blocks. Finished projects will remain at the library. For grades K-6. Drop in anytime between 1-2 p.m.

Spring Paint & Sip. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Paint a spring design with instructor Craig Latchaw while sipping sparkling fruit juice. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required by calling (330) 759-2589; space is limited. For adults. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

See It, Try It, Learn It: Augmented Reality. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Come to the library to experience augmented reality (AR). Watch and learn as 3D objects pop off pages in books and play games using different AR apps. Take an AR tour of the library to complete the “Welcome” badge in the YOLO Maker Space. Grades K-8. 2:30 p.m.

Valley Of The Divas Concert. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Youngstown native Maureen McGovern headlines an evening celebrating the area’s rich heritage of talented women. Sugar Joans from TV’s “The Voice,” Maureen Collins, Leanne Binder, Sarah Turner, and Janis Jones complete the lineup of Mahoning Valley divas. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night  

Apollo Maennerchor. Soundbite. 9 p.m.

Barrel 33. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Katy Collins. 8-11 p.m.

The Manor. Damian Knapp. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 17

Meditation and Mindfulness. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features mindfulness methods with Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay by April 15. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $15; $18 drop-in.

Tractor – Wagon Rides. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Tractor-wagon rides leave approximately every half hour for a guided tour through the MetroParks Farm. Barns are open to visit the animals. Donations are accepted. April 17, 24. 1-4 p.m. Craft fee $1.

music @ night  

Magic Tree. Irish Trad Session.  Jam session. 6-8 p.m.

Monday 18

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond. Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group focuses on one grief topic a year, and it meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Appy Hour. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe, or find great music to listen to on your walk. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Teen Open Mic Night. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Bring some poetry or a passage from a favorite book to read to everyone. Coffee and other treats will be provided. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 6 p.m.

Socrates Philosophy Group. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC – If you love philosophy and want to discuss philosophical topics, join the Library for Socrates Café Philosophy Group. This is open to the public, and is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting. St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Local genealogical group will hosts its monthly meeting. Every third Monday. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 19

High School Golf School. Mill Creek Driving Range and Practice Facility and North and South Courses, Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Open to all current high school juniors and seniors (boy and girl sessions). Register/pay with by April 18. April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 28. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $399 per student. Registration includes a pair of Foot Joy Hyper Flex Golf Shoes ($175 value).

Movies and More. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Join us after school for a movie and games. For grades 7 to 12. 3:30 p.m.

Family Night Bingo. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Picture bingo. For the whole family. Prizes. 5 p.m.

Night Owl Story Time: Salt Dough Surprises. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Make a critter with salt dough and listen to a story. This non-edible dough program is open to children of all ages. Preschoolers must attend with an adult to this one-hour program. Dress in old clothes or an apron. 6-7 p.m.

Up, Up and Away. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Come celebrate National Kite Month, and make your very own mini kite to hang at home. All ages. 6 p.m.

Tuesday Night Tech Bytes. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Bring your basic tech questions for a one-hour Q&A with a librarian. We can cover basic computer, basic software, eBooks, Internet and email. For adults. 6 p.m.

Introduction to Finding Grants. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Learn what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course held at the Main Library Computer Center. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 20

Dr. Elliot Engel – The Wright Brothers. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series concludes with Engel’s presentations. 10:30 a.m. $28.

Time for Tots. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 2 to 3 with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. April 20 and 27. 11 a.m.

Mommy & Me Yoga. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers with a parent or caregiver. No experience needed. Adult and child will each need to bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For children ages 2 to 4. Registration is required. 1 p.m.

Mini-MakerSpace. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Oh, the things you can make with recycled materials. Celebrate Earth Day in the Mini-Makerspace by upcycling trash into treasure. Use plastic shopping bags to make a jump rope or a floating jellyfish in a bottle. For mini makers in grades K-6. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 4 p.m.

Using Local Foods in Healthy Meals. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Join Shannon Blackshire of YNDC and learn how to create healthy foods using local produce. Samples will be provided. Join the Library for this appetizing family program. 6 p.m.

Page Turners Book Club. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Love books? Looking for a good read? Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun. For adults. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 20; Canfield Library, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, April 28. 6 p.m.

Anime and Manga Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Come and enjoy the pop culture that doesn’t get on daytime TV. Bronies, gamers and other enthusiasts also welcome. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Guest Lecture: The Penn-Ohio Burglary Ring. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807,extension 208. Author Allan R. May will give a lecture about his latest research into the Penn-Ohio Burglary Ring, which operated in the mid-1950s, mostly in the Warren area. According to May, key members of the safe-cracking ring were reputed to be two of the Mahoning Valley’s most infamous underworld figures ‚Äì Joseph “Fats” Aiello and Ronnie Carabbia. May is the author of several true-crime books and is an authority on the history of organized crime in the United States. His book‚“Crimetown USA,” is the history of the Mahoning Valley Mafia and organized crime activity in Ohio’s Steel Valley from 1933-1963. He is currently completing work on ‚“Crimetown USA: Part 2.” Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  Registration for the lecture is recommended. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Inventor’s Club Meeting. Oakhill Collaborative, 507 Oakhill, Youngstown; 330-750-0417. The meeting is free and open to the public. Meets the third Wednesday. 7 p.m.

Evening with Author Scott Mann. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Presentation and book signing with Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) D. Scott Mann (Special Forces), author of “Game Changers – Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists.”  Features a raffle and books for sale. Presented by the Library’s Literary Society and sponsored by Clarence and Rose Marie Smith. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 7 p.m.

Thursday 21 

Ongoing: Toddler Tales. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required for each session. April 21, 28.  10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Microsoft Word II: Continuing with Word 2010. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 201. This class covers bullet points, columns, color, and inserting pictures. Prerequisite: the course ‚“Beginning Microsoft Word.” Registration is required for computer classes. Contact the Main Library to sign up for this class. 2-4 p.m.

LEGO Club. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Attention Young Engineers: Stop by the library to create unique structures with our collection of LEGO bricks. Each structure will remain at the library for your friends to see. For kids in grades K-6. 5 -7 p.m.

Master Gardener Gathering. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Master Gardeners from any program are welcome at this spring gathering. Registration required. 6-8 p.m.

Now You Know:  Alcohol: The Forgotten Addiction. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636.  Thomas O’Donnell, LPCC, will highlight why alcoholism is just as important to address as drug addiction.  Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms, how alcoholism impacts lives and families, and resources in the community that can help.  Now You Know series is in partnership with Meridian HealthCare. No reservations are needed. 6 p.m.

Smart Money: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 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. 6 p.m.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Do you enjoy learning about alternative timelines? Magic and alchemy? Dragons and vampires? All fans of science fiction and fantasy books, movies, & TV: here is a club for you. Come join in informal discussion of your favorite authors, books, movies, and TV shows. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. This month’s featured book is ‚“Island in the Sea of Time” by S.M. Stirling. 6:30 p.m.

Art with Andrea. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Call to register. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night  

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic night. 8 p.m.

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

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

Friday 22

In the Forest.Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The work of realist painter Jason Floyd Lewis relishes the natural beauty of uninhabited places. April 22-June 12.

Lee Brice. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. Lee Brice brings his “Life Off My Years” tour to Youngstown. 7:30 p.m. $59.75-$39.75.

music @ night 

California Palms. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

El Jalapeño II/Austintown. Davis and Henner. 6 p.m.

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

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 23      

Shakespeare Day. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Stop by and celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare, while learning about the famous bard. Interactive displays and hands-on activities. Fun for all ages. Library hours.

Daffodil Weekend. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. April 23-24. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Boy Scout Earth Day Clean-Up. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts will pick up litter inthe MetroParks. Call by April 11 to reserve a work area. 9 a.m.-noon.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. Elm and Baldwin streets., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Features seasonal produce, baked goods, demonstrations, canned goods, and coffees. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Donald Ross Amateur Series – Two-Person Scramble Tournament (Event Number One). Mill Creek Golf Course – North Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Event Number One of the Donald Ross Amateur Golf Series. This season-long golf series is available to all amateur golfers who have an active USGA GHIN Handicap. There will be divisions for both scratch and handicap for men, women and seniors of all abilities. Format for Event Number One: Two-Player Team Scramble. Register/pay at Mill Creek Golf Course. 10 a.m. $45/player.

Workshop: Starting a Business. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension. 200. In cooperation with SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives), the library is hosting a free workshop designed to provide attendees with information needed to start developing their own small business. Topics covered will include business plans, testing your business, and funding. Additionally, a librarian will highlight some of the free resources that the library has available for potential entrepreneurs. 10:30 a.m.

Where’s the Party. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. Features a storytime and activities. 11 a.m.

Brent Heath and Undaunted Daffodils. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. See new varieties to plant in your garden this fall. Sponsored in part by the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Lecture Series. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Earth Day Then and Now. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Earth Day discussion led by naturalist emeritus Bill Whitehouse. 2-3:30 p.m.

Days Gone By. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Are you a history buff? You don’t have to be an expert to join the Library each month to discover or rediscover the fascinating past. Feel free to bring memories or things to share. This month: Prohibition. For adults. 2 p.m.

Tween Scene Movie Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. For tweens ages 8-12. 2 p.m.

Barry Manilow. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. Barry Manilow will bring the Copacabana to Youngstown as part of his “One Last Time” tour. 7:30 p.m. $166.75-$16.75.

music @ night  

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

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

Mocha House. Davis and McKay. 6:30 p.m.

Rust Belt Brewing Co. Susan Wojnar. 8 p.m.

Sunday 24

Daffodil Weekend. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. April 23-24. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Guided Daffodil Walk. Fellows Riverside Gardens.Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 2 p.m.

125th Anniversary Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Boards at Ford Nature Center. April 16, 19, 24. 2 p.m. or  3:30 p.m. Adults: $7 R, $10 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $5 R, $8 NR. Additional fees after deadline.

MONDAY 25    

Friends of the Austintown Library Program and Meeting. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Dr. Alton Merrell, YSU, will direct the talented Jazz Musicians Program. 10 a.m.

It’s All About Yarn. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Mystery Mondays at Main. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Do you love to read mysteries or thrillers? Join the Library for an informal discussion of “Murder at the Breakers” by Alyssa Maxwell. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Smart Money: Every Penny Counts. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Learn some creative (and mostly painless) ways to save money. We’ll even get you started on the road to savings with a free piggy bank. For teens and adults. Canfield Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 25; Sebring Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30.

Chapter Chat Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Love books? Come to the Chapter Chat Book Club where we will be reading and discussing a book together every month. Each month will be a new genre. This month’s book: “Black-Eyed Susans” by Julia Heaberlin. For adults. 6 p.m.

Music for the Masses: Music Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Spring Forward. Psychedelic and upbeat music month. Come, listen, and discuss, whether you are familiar with the artist or not. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 26

Movie Night. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, the library be showing a film adapted from his play, ‚“The Taming of the Shrew” on the big screen in the library meeting room. (Film rated PG-13; runtime 98 minutes.) 6 p.m.

Introduction to Foundation Maps. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Join the Library at the Main Library Computer Center and learn how to effectively search Foundation Maps. Foundation Maps Professional 2.0 offers features that allow you to research funders in new ways, understand funding trends in your issue area, and see your organization in the context of the broader field. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Craft Night. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Mother’s Day is coming up–join the Library to make a special gift to give to Mom or another special woman. All materials provided. Call 330-744-8636 or stop by Poland librarians’ desk to register. Grades 3 and up. 6:30 p.m.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley: Introductory Birding for Kids. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Katie Shipka and Anne Kravitz will present “Introductory Birding for Kids.” All kids are encouraged to bring a parent. 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday 27

Art WORKS. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Make a fun masterpiece while experimenting with different art media at the library. For kids in grades 1-6. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

Smart Money Bingo. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.   Celebrate Smart money Week with fun and prizes for the whole family. Picture bingo for all ages. 5 p.m.

Windows Basics. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Learn some of the basics of Windows 7. Topics include changing wallpaper, adding shortcuts to the desktop and toolbar, managing titles, and folders. Familiarity with a mouse, keyboard, and computer is helpful. Registration is required for computer classes. Contact the Main Library at (330) 399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up for this class. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Get Golf Ready Adult Clinic Lesson Series. Mill Creek Driving Range and Practice Facility, Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. PGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Register at Mill Creek Golf Course. Mix and match clinics: $25 – one day clinic, $45 – any two clinics, $60 – any three clinics, $100 any seven clinics. Occurs April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22, July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17. 6-7:30 p.m.

Play with Clay. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Bring two or three polymer clay colors of your choice and make a special gift. Limited space so adults and teens may register by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman library.  6 p.m.

Read to Roxie, a Registered Therapy Dog. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Relax and read to Roxie, 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. For grades 1-4. 6 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC Meeting and CSI Y’Town Program Featuring Author Allan May. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Author Allan May will talk about his new book, “Gambling Dens in Northeast Ohio During the 1930s and 1940s.” The Friends of PLYMC General Membership Meeting begins at 6 p.m. For adults. 6 p.m.

Google Calendar. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Learn the basics of using Google Calendar including adding events, linking documents, adding and sharing calendars, printing calendars, sending/accepting/declining invitations, and color coding. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

The Presidents: Book Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Read this month’s featured book, “The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace” by H. W. Brands, and then join in the discussion. 7 p.m.

Thursday 28

Herbs: Identification, Uses & Recipes. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Kadey Kimpel will bring several samples and explain some of their uses, plus she’ll share recipes. 11 a.m.

Bluebell Trolley. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. After viewing Mill Creek Park’s bluebells, we’ll head out to view the carpet of them in Poland Municipal Forest. Register/pay at least 2 days in advance at Ford Nature Center. 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Adults: $8 R, $11 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $6 R, $9 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Ladies Night Out. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. A night out for the women of Mill Creek features a golf clothing trunk show, give-a-ways, contests and prizes. Drink specials, popcorn and appetizers will be on hand as well. Call Mill Creek Golf Shop to register. 5-9 p.m. $15.

Mother’s Day Body Scrubs. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Learn the components needed to make an exfoliating body scrub out of household ingredients. Make one to take home or to give to a special person for Mother’s Day. Registration is required. 6 p.m.

music @ night  

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic. 8 p.m.

Magic Tree. John Reese Project.  Jazz. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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

Friday 29

Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 9-10 a.m. Register/pay by April 27. $5.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; ; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Bring a stuffed animal and join us for a ‚“pajama party” storytime. Your stuffed animal is then invited to spend the night at the library. When you pick it up the next day, you’ll receive photos of all the fun the toys had at their library sleepover. For children in preschool to first grade. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

Frog Walk. Vickers Nature Preserve,Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. During spring, male frogs serenade the females. The walk will listen, look, catch, and release in the “froggiest place” in Mill Creek MetroParks. Flashlights permitted and boots required. Easy, 1 mile. 8-9:30 p.m.

Liz Rubino: Woman Under the Covers. Anne Christman Hall, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Liz Rubino’s “Woman Under the Covers” will feature an evening of music written and performed by men. Artists range from Bing Crosby, Simon and Garfunkel and Michael Jackson to The Eagles and Dave Matthews. The performance will feature musical direction and piano by Jack Ciarniello, with David DePanicis, Abby Gross, Roger Lewis and Vincent Vivacqua comprising the band. Nikita Jones and Anne Marie Setting will provide back-up vocals. 8 p.m. $20-$10.

music @ night

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

Magic Tree. The Millbillys.  8:30-11:30 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 30

El Dia Celebration. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636. El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is an everyday celebration of children, families, and reading that emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Come and enjoy a craft to celebrate this day. For the family. Library hours.

Attracting Monarchs. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn how to attract monarch butterflies with tips from Ellen Speicher that include providing simple food and breeding sites for these lovely butterflies. Register/pay by April 28. 10-11:30 a.m. $14; FFRG $12.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. Elm and Baldwin streets., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kite Fest: Spring Skies Over Rock Ridge. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1926 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Night at the Stadium. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. A baseball stadium comes to life in this magical picture book written by Phil Bildner and illustrated by Tom Booth from the publishing imprint of legendary sports icon Derek Jeter. Activities will follow. 11 a.m.

Slime-Time @ Your Library. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.   Bring the family and have fun as you experience different types of ooey-gooey slime. Wear old clothes. 2 p.m.

See It. Try It. Learn It. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Music – it’s all about the beat in the library. Play games and participate in activities that involve music. Visit the YOLO Maker Space to find out how to earn the music badge. Grades K-8. 2:30 p.m.

music @ night 

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

Magic Tree. Nick Kerpsack. 8-11 p.m.

The Manor. Frank Castellano. 7:30 p.m.

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