by Jan Gilgore
Youngstown Free Library
The trustees and staff of the Youngstown Free Library wish all of our patrons and community members a very happy, healthy, well-read 2012
Did you receive new technology over the holidays? Are you having trouble finding where everything is or how it works? The Youngstown Free Library will hold an "Open Access" class on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
'Open Access' refers to time 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. So bring BTOP Express trainer Sara Taylor your computer questions. Call 745-3555 to register or stop in at the library.
•The Town of Porter Pre-School Story hour will be return on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012. Times are 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pre-school children are invited to attend this fun program.
•Toddler and Parent Story Time will resume on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. The program is planned with stories rhymes, music and flannel boards for children age 15 months to 35 months. Children should attend with a participating adult (parent, grandparent, nanny or friend).
•The Lewiston-Porter Builders Club will present its story hour on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Its theme will be "Snow Day." Lew-Port Middle School students plan a fun hour of stories, and crafts under the direction of Mrs. Oddy.
•The Youngstown Free Library book discussion group will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. The book for January is "We Need to Talk" about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
•The Book & Lunch Discussion Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. This group meets the last Thursday of each month. Members discuss interesting reading each member has done that month and make recommendations. Bring your own lunch, coffee and tea provided.
•The Youngstown Free Library Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Following the annual meeting, the library board of trustees will elect officers for the year and hold its January meeting.
Regular library hours are Monday-Thursday, 1:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.