Library Programs for Adults

For a little library, we are very busy!

From book clubs to movies, lectures to tech help, the Youngstown Free Library welcomes everyone to try something new and connect with your friends and neighbors!

Book Clubs


Evening Book Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm via Zoom. Books are chosen by its members, and everyone is welcome to join anytime! Just call or email the Library and let us know that you'd like to be added to the monthly Zoom invitation. This friendly group reads all over the Library, from fiction to non-fiction, and from classics to biographies.
When you are ready to read, please contact the Library and request the book title you'd like. Please plan to request your book(s) 1-2 weeks before you plan to start reading.
- Wednesday, November 4 at 7 pm A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
- Wednesday, December 9 at 7 pm Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed by Lori Gottlieb
- Wednesday, January 13 at 7 pm The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
- Wednesday, February 10 at 7 pm Writers and Lovers by Lily King
- Wednesday, March 10 at 7 pm American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
- Wednesday, April 14 at 7 pm your choice of Annie Proulx's work
- Wednesday, May 12 at 7 pm your choice of James Herriot's work
- Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

Afternoon Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm at the Lewiston Senior Center. Books are chosen by its members, and everyone is welcome to join anytime! No registration needed, but you'll need to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer at the meetings. This group loves to read historical fiction and non-fiction, and sometimes (in non-pandemic times) we have freshly baked pie at meetings!
When you are ready to read, please contact the Library and request the book title you'd like. Please plan to request your book(s) 1-2 weeks before you plan to start reading.
- Tuesday, November 17 at 1:30 pm The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
- Tuesday, December 15 at 1:30 pm Salt: a world history by Mark Kurlansky (optional extras are Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat or her Netflix show of the same name)
- Tuesday, January 19 at 1:30 pm your choice of James Herriot
- Tuesday, February 16 at 1:30 pm Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
- Tuesday, March 16 at 1:30 pm Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Tuesday, April 20 at 1:30 pm Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
- Tuesday, May 18 at 1:30 pm Caste: the origin of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (optional extra is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Movie Club


Movie Club meets the fourth Monday of every month at 1 pm at the Lewiston Senior Center. Watch the movie in advance, then meet with others to chat about the film. Everyone is welcome to join anytime! No registration needed, but you'll need to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer at the meetings.
If you have questions about how to watch the movie, please call the Library at 716-745-3555. We are happy to teach you how to use your library card to stream the movie for free!
- Monday, November 23 at 1 pm Malena

Meditation


Monthly Meditation Group meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Join others for an hour of calm connection to explore a variety of meditation themes, led by instructor Stephanie Chesebro. There is no cost for this monthly group. Register here.
- Monday, November 9 at 6:30 pm
- Monday, December 14 at 6:30 pm

Tech Help


Discover & Explore Your Digital Library meets the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 am at the Youngstown Free Library. Welcome back to your local library, and how it's evolved to help YOU! Learn how to use your digital library to stream and/or download e-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, music, magazines, tv and movies.
Bring your tablet, smartphone, or laptop and prepare to spend an hour or so getting your accounts set up and your questions answered. No registration needed.
Due to the pandemic, we are unable to offer these classes in person at the present time.

Basic Tech Help meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1 pm at the Lewiston Senior Center. Looking for a relaxed, no-stress and no-pressure environment to learn about technology? Come join us! Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer, and get your tech questions answered! No registration needed.
Due to the pandemic, we are unable to offer these classes in person at the present time.

One-on-One Tech Help is available by appointment only. Our Librarian has limited availability every month to sit down with folks to answer their computer, phone, and tablet questions in a quiet, confidential appointment.
If you are interested in making an appointment with the Librarian, please call the Library at (716) 745-3555.