First Posted: 2/26/2013
Women in History display
Two years ago, the library gave you access to rub shoulders with all the presidents of the United States. Now mingle with life-sized cardboard cutouts of women who changed the world. This event for both children and adults will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
iPad classes for adults
Retired IBM employee Jack Szeghy and Library Director Anne Bramblett Barr are teaming up to teach a series of hands-on iPad classes. Pre-registration is required.
Overview Class 1
Monday, April 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Overview Class 2
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Session 1: Arranging Icons, Accessibility Features and iPad Maintenance
Wednesday, March 6, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 2: Venturing Online
Monday, March 11, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 3: Using Your iPad for E-mail
Tuesday, March 19, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 4: Getting Social with Facetime and iMessage and Managing Your Contacts
Monday, March 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Session 5: Downloading and Using Apps
Wednesday, April 10, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 6: Using your iPad as an e-reader
Thursday, April 18, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 7: Playing Music
Wednesday, April 24, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 8: Exploring Photos
Thursday, May 2, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 9: Playing Games & Using Maps
Wednesday, May 8, 1 to 2 p.m.
Session 10: Using Your Calendar, Setting up Reminders & Notifications and Making Notes
Tuesday, May 21, 1 to 2 p.m.
Create it: Easter place cards and napkin rings
Learn how to brighten-up your family Easter dinner with handmade paper decorations in the colors of spring with Bridget Giunta Husted of Knot Just Any Day Photography & Design from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $10.
Pysanky egg demonstration
Master Pysanky Artist Marianne Lurie will discuss the origins of this 2000-year-old folk art from Eastern Europe at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.
Tax and rent rebate assistance
Staff members from the offices of Sen. John Yudichak and Rep. Phylllis Mundy will be at the library to provide free assistance for patrons filing their tax and rent rebate forms from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Pre-registration is required.
Basic computer classes
This beginner class taught by PC Specialist David J. Reese from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 4 to 25. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $50.
Beginner knitting class
Learn how to knit in this three-week beginner knitting class that meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 10 to 24. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $10.
Getting started with genealogy
Tom Mooney, genealogy columnist for The Times Leader, will help participants from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. get started in America’s most popular hobby. Pre-registration is required.
National Library Week is April 15 to 20
During Amnesty Week, return any WP Library item and you will not be charged any overdue fines.
Leaves of Library Love
Come in any time during the week to put your name on a leaf and add it to our tree.
Downloading free E-books from the library
Library Director Anne Bramblett Barr will teach a hands-on workshop on how to borrow e-books from the library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6. Pre-registration is required.
Intermediate knitting class
Learn how to knit a hat in the round in this class that meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 8 to 22. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $10.
Beginner Yoga 1 will be at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays.
Beginner Yoga 2 will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
All-Level Yoga will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
All classes are held on the top floor of the former American Legion Building at 316 Linden St. by the Montgomery Avenue Elementary School. Cost is $7 drop-in and discounted punch passes are available.
The West Pittston Library Book Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library meet once a month at the library and are always looking for new members. They will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4 and Monday, April 8 at the library.
Weekly Story Time
Story Time is for pre-school children ages 3 and up and meets from 1 to 2 p.m. every Friday.
PNC For Me, For You, For Later Story Time Series
During the final program of this early financial education series sponsored by PNC Bank and Sesame Street at noon on Friday, March 8, children will apply previously learned concepts to decide when to spend, why to share and how to save their money. Pre-registration is required.
American Girl Party
Celebrate the new Girl of the Year for 2013, Saige, at an afternoon tea at the Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Pre-registration is required.
Story Time with Misericordia
Students from the Speech-Language Pathology Department of Misericordia University will conduct this Story Time at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 26 as well as educate parents and caregivers on language and literacy. Pre-registration is required.
Book Week Carnival
The library is kicking off Children’s Book Week with more fun than a barrel of monkeys from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Special events throughout the day include sack race at 1:30 p.m., Bingo at 2 p.m. and an egg relay at 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
Children’s Book Week Bookmark Design Contest
In honor of Children’s Book Week (May 13 to May 18), we’re asking children of all ages to show their art skills. Stop by the library for an entry sheet, then design your bookmark and return it by Saturday, May 18.
One Book Every Young Child
This statewide annual program highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers age 3-6. At the program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, children will hear the story as well as engage in book-related activities and crafts. Each child will go home with a copy of the book. This program is limited to the first 10 families; siblings will take home one copy. Pre-registration is required.
Cherry Blossom Parade
Children of all ages and a chaperone are invited to show support for the West Pittston Library by walking with library staff in the Cherry Blossom Parade at 11:30 a.m. on May 4.