Adult Programs

Karen Kotrba Author Talk
Friday, August 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Karen Frank, who publishes under the name Karen Kotrba, is a proud alumna of Columbiana Public Schools and a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence award for fiction. In addition to Pottery Town Blues, a collection of short stories set in East Liverpool, she is the author of She Who is Like a Mare, a poetic sequence about the Frontier Nursing Service. Karen will be reading from Pottery Town Blues and answering questions. Free program open to all ages, registration requested.


Wellness Wednesdays
August 24, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
September 24, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Join our personal trainer to work on flexibility, mobility, strength and brain training. Comfortable clothing is suggested for ease of movement. For adults, registration is requested.


Native Americans of the Valley
Thursday, September 8, 1:00 –2:30 p.m.
Explore the culture, life and lore of the Eastern Woodland Indians, the earliest occupants of the Mahoning Valley. Using original and replicated hands-on artifacts, this presentation will examine the daily activities, philosophy and legacy of the Valley’s earliest residents. Program presented by Traci Manning, Curator of Education at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Free program open to all ages, registration requested.


Farmer’s Market Health Fair
Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Community Health Fair  returns to the Columbiana Public Library. Patrons can stop in at any time to get information about different resources available in our community. Many vendors will be present with information on different health care resources and services available locally. Stop in for a free piece of produce and be entered into a raffle for door prizes – all at no cost. No registration required.


Friends of the Library Book Sale
September 23 – 24
The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale returns with a Pre-Sale ($5 admission per person) on Friday, September 23 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and (free admission) on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 – 6:00 p.m. All proceeds go to the library’s programs and special equipment needs. Volunteers are welcome! To participate in the Friends of the Library, please sign up on the Friends page of the library’s website or at the library.


Afternoon Book Club
2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Adults are welcome to join us as we meet to discuss a light-hearted book together. Copies of the month’s book will be available behind the Reference Desk. No registration required.
August 9: A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
July 12: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes


Free Movies at the Library
2nd Wednesday of the month, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Free refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.
August 10: “Take Her, She’s Mine”, 1963 comedy starring James Stewart and Sandra Lee, 98 minutes.
September 14: “The Band Wagon”, 1953 musical starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, 112 minutes.


Looking for Loot
What kind of displays would you like to see in our glass case? Please consider sharing your heirloom dishes, glassware, collectible figurines, art, classic toys, paper goods, local interest items, or whatever eclectic collection you’re most proud of with the library! Ask for Katie at Reference to book a month (or two!) to share your treasures with the community.


Procuring Presenters
Do you have a topic you’re passionate about or a craft to teach? We are always looking to bring interesting and informative programs to the Columbiana Library. Please consider sharing your knowledge and skills with our community! Ask for Katie at Reference to schedule a program, presentation, or workshop.


New Titles in the Adult Department

the cover of the book "The Baxters"the cover of the book "Death of the Black Widow"the cover of the book "Dream Town"the cover of the book "Brighter by the Day"the cover of the book "Bitter-Sweet"the cover of the book "What Happened to the Bennetts"
the cover of the book "The Shop on Royal Street"the cover of the book "A Safe House"the cover of the book "Run Rose Run"the cover of the book "High Stakes"the cover of the book "Half Baked Harvest Every Day"the cover of the book "The Diamond Eye"