Shakespeare: 400 Years Later
Thursday, April 19 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Presenter: Ruth Cole
Cost: $5 non-resident only
More than 400 years after the death of William Shakespeare, it is interesting to take a look at his total career as well as his significant contributions. Discussion will include a basic Shakespeare biography, his works and influences. Why is his work still relevant 400 years later?

Native Americans
Tuesday, April 24 | 10 to 11 a.m.
Presenter: Ted Heineman
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Learn about the life of American Indians living east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio rivers during the period of the mound builders to the arrival of settlers.

Islam, Terrorism and Islamophobia  Rescheduled to June 5th 10-11am
Thursday, April 26 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Presenter: Michael Jerryson
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Al Qaeda, ISIS and other Islamic militant organizations are reminders of the power of religion and the need to understand Islam. Review the legacy of Arab and Muslim characterizations in the U.S. and the ways this legacy impairs our ability to assess and combat these extremists.

The U.S. Supreme Court:
An Overview with an Emphasis
on the 2016-2017 Court Year

Tuesday, May 1 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Greg Ferro
Cost: $15 non-resident only
Lunch included
What did the Supreme Court decide during the 2016-2017 court year? Learn about the most powerful judges in the United States and discuss recent decisions and President Trump’s potential nominees.

Lunch and Learn at the
Butler Institute of American Art

Thursday, May 3 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Lunch to follow
Presenter: Dr. Louis Zona & Joyce Mistovich
Location: 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, 44505
Studies indicate that creativity is good for children and adults alike. Enjoy an opportunity to create a work of art following a gallery discussion on 20th century art.

Memoir Workshop: Session 3
Tuesday, May 8 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Discuss your stories as they develop with the goal of a finished product.

Tamara de Lempicka:
Synthetic Contemporary Cubism

Thursday, May 10 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Presenter: Felicia Zavarella Stadelman
Cost: $10 non-resident only
Hors d’oeuvres and wine included
If there were a single image that encapsulates art
deco and the glitz of the 1920s, it is a de Lempicka portrait. Explore the impact of an artist whose models paid whatever fee she demanded to be immortalized by her.

Tuesday, May 15 | 4 to 6 p.m.
This inter-generational event will feature local organizations that will share a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) related activity/demonstration for adults and kids to enjoy. Learn about participating organizations including OH Wow! Children’s Center, Youngstown State University, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mahoning Valley Historical Society and more.

Walt Disney:
His Life, His Work, His Magic

Thursday, May 17 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Presenter: Joy Decker Borland
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Disney pioneered new fields in the art of animation and found new ways to educate through entertainment. Explore the biography of Walt Disney and the events that led to his extraordinary kingdom.

Gardening with Native Plants
Tuesday, May 22 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Ellen Speicher
Cost: $5 non-resident only
What native plants attract birds or butterflies? Which provide food and protection for wildlife? Learn which native plants are best suited to the growing conditions in your area as well as tips on how to grow beautiful and beneficial plantings.

Using Viruses to Produce
Useful Proteins

Thursday, May 24 | 4 to 5 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Diana Fagan
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Phage display is a technique using viruses with proteins on their surface to detect specific molecules and produce therapeutic compounds used to treat disease. Discover more about this technique and how it can produce both detectors for explosives and patches to detect personal injuries, study wound healing and treat infectious diseases.

Blue Zones
Tuesday, May 29 | 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Presenter: Remar Sutton
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Blue Zones is an anthropological concept that describes the characteristic lifestyles and environments of the world’s longest-lived people. Explore research on the longest-lived, healthiest places in the world as well as the common lifestyle and cultural traits of those locations.

Overcoming Stress at any Age
Thursday, May 31 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Presenter: Vincent Lisi
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Everyone experiences stress. Focus on people’s ability to deal with it after having defined it. What are some of the various immediate and long-term techniques in dealing with stress effectively?