The Youngstown Free Library, located in the Youngstown Red Brick School village center, 240 Lockport St., announces the following activities for the month of November.
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library Book Sale wraps up today, Saturday, Nov. 5. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A bag sale takes place at 1:30 p.m.
The library, which has been offering BTOP Express Free Computer classes during September and October, announces an "Open Access" class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Library spokesperson Jan Gilgore notes that Open Access refers to an individual's time spent on a computer with a trainer. "Ask a question and get hands-on practice on a computer. Patrons can get help on a wide range of computer topics from transferring digital photos to a flash drive, discussing the pros/cons of Facebook, to better search strategies on the Internet and more," says Gilgore. She invites library patrons to bring their computer questions to BTOP Express trainer Sara Taylor. To register for the class, call 745-3555 or stop in at the library.
In other news:
•The Town of Porter Pre-School Story hour is held each Tuesday in November at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Pre-school-age children in the community are invited to attend this fun program.
•Toddler and Parent Story Time is held each Friday in November except Nov. 11. Geared for children age 15 months to 35 months, it features stories rhymes, music and flannel boards. Children should attend with a participating adult (parent, grandparent, nanny or friend).
•The Lewiston-Porter Builders Club, under the direction of Mrs. Oddy, will present their November Story hour on Saturday, Nov. 19. Its theme will be "Giving Thanks."
•The Youngstown Free Library book discussion group will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. The book for November is "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay
•The library's Book AND Lunch Discussion Group will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11:30 p.m.
Regular library hours are Monday-Thursday, from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day, and Thursday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.
For further information, call 745-3555.