Ashtabula County District Library: Third Mondays Author Series

Jane Turzillo is the guest author at this month's Third Mondays Author Series at the Ashtabula Library, on Monday, July 20 at 6:00 pm. Turzillo is the author of "Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio," "Murder & Mayhem on Ohio’s Rails," and "Ohio Train Disasters." Registration and more information at 440-997-9341.

The Legal Creative: Legal Clinic for Creatives

The Legal Creative is presenting a Legal Clinic for Creatives at the Austintown Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Friday, October 30 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. During the Legal Clinics, art professionals and art organizations can schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a volunteer attorney. Artists can preregister online at, by calling The Legal Creative at 330-286-4363, or by emailing

St. Patrick Church: Summer Arts Camp

St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown, is hosting a Summer Arts Camp the week of August 3 - 7, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm daily. Activities include singing, drama, handbells, boomwhackers, hands-on visual art activities, creative writing/poetry and individual instrument tutoring. All of the classes are being taught by qualified artists from the parish, artists from the community, as well as from Youngstown State University. The art camp is open to all children Grades K-12. There is a $5.00 registration fee per child.

Lit Youngstown: Larry Smith & Paul Gentile

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Larry Smith, editor of Bottom Dog Press of Sandusky, and Paul Gentile, author of Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise , on Wednesday July 1, at 7:00 pm., at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading will be followed by an open mic segment. It is free and open to the public.

Fallen City Writers: Open Reading

Fallen City Writers will present a reading from their recently published anthology on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 pm, at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, in Youngstown.  Parking available in lot on lower level.  Please use entrance at lower level door.  This is a celebration of the new anthology and National Poetry Month.  

Panel Discussion: "What is Wrong With Our Criminal Justice System?"

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. 

YSU Lecture: Black Women and Their Hair

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.

Geauga County Public Library's 2014 Distinguished Speaker

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.

Rust Belt author David Giffels Lecture

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.

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Wally Lamb

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.





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