As part of YSU's African American History Month activities, there will be a panel discussion on "What is Wrong With Our Criminal Justice System?" on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm, in the Jones Room in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Participating will be members of the YSU Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, who will address the issues of law enforcement and race, and suggest ways of improvement.
As part of YSU's African American history Month program, Monica-Beasley Martin, a Youngstown resident and author of Bald is Beautiful, is presenting a lecture on her book and the importance of hair care for African American women, on Friday, February 6, at 6:30 pm in the Kilcawley Center Gallery on YSU's campus. A book signing will follow the lecture.
The Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries presents author Alex Kershaw, at the Notre Dame Education Center, on Auburn Road, in Chardon,on Saturday, November 8, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, sharing his stories about the heroism and sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II.
Akron native David Giffels, author of The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt, will speak at Canfield High School on Thursday, September 11 at 3:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
The Skeggs Lecture Series presents Wally Lamb, a New York Times Best-selling Author (She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True) on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The event is free, but tickets are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Box Office weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm.
Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS and a New York Times Best-Selling Author (Start Something That Matters), will speak as part of the Skeggs Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are mandatory and can be picked up at the Stambaugh Box Office weekdays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Sal Giunta, first living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War and author of Living with Honor, will present a free lecture on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Mr. Giunta will sign books after the lecture. The event is open to the public. Tickets are free, but are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office weekdays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Stephen Snyder-Hill will be on the campus of Youngstown State University on Friday, October 3, at 2:00 pm in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center to discuss his new book, Soldier of Change, from the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Th event is free and is open to the public. Mr. Snyder-Hill will sign books brought to the event.
The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host author and speaker Jennifer Weiner (whiner) on Thursday, September 18, at the Lake Club in Poland. Jen is known for her books In Her Shoes and The Guy Not Taken, as well as numerous tv appearances. The evening begins with an author reception and cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a presentation by Ms. Weiner (whiner). Reservation information is available at LibraryVisit.org/LiterarySociety.
The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County present Imagine With Us At The Library on Thursday, July 17th at 6 P.M. at the Austintown Branch Library (600 South Raccoon Road). [This event will feature Lyndsay Cramer, Early Literacy Specialist at the Public Library of Youngstown, and will offer suggestions for parents on how to share books with children so that they will become proficient readers, and a story and an activity for children.] More information about this event is available at (330) 744-8636.