Greater Pittston library news for the week of Oct. 4, 2015


Health fair will be Oct. 7

PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial Library will host a health fair from 10 am. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the new conference room. More than 25 organizations have signed on to the fair with tables of information that will highlight the event.

Rite Aid Pharmacy will offer blood pressure screenings and provide flu shots. For more information, contact library fundraising director Howard J. Grossman at 570-262-3443 or by email at

The Secrets of The Lego Vatican Revealed will be presented at the Pittston Memorial Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 Fr. Bob Simon will be at the library to talk to the young and young at heart about what it’s like to build the Vatican brick by Lego brick. Call the library at 570-654-9565 to register. The event is open to all ages.

Volunteer opportunities are available at the library. Opportunities include helping in the library, or with the Friends of the Pittston Library group. If interested, fill out a volunteer form at the front desk.

Board games for all ages are available at the front desk and can be used anytime.

Teen Advisory Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. Members work together to bring their ideas for programs, books, and movies to the library for other teens and are considered volunteers of the library. See the desk for an application.

The Fangirl’s Fan Club (FFC) will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 for a Supernatural Mini-Thon screening. The FFC meets every third Thursday of the month and is for fangirls and fanboys ages 12 to 18.

Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age-appropriate stories, songs, activities and free play. Registration is required by calling 570-654-9565, ext. 26. Sign-ups are available in the children’s wing. The program will conclude on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Kids 18 months to kindergarten are welcome to bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays. Registration is required by calling 570-654-9565, ext. 26. The program concludes on Monday, Oct. 26.

Children ages 3 to 11 are invited to the Lego Club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Pittston Memorial Library.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program at the library is free and open to all children in the community from birth to kindergarten. The child will receive a bag with an age-appropriate book to keep in his or her collection.

Homework help is offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday for children in grades 1-5. All subjects are available.


Learn about the history of Halloween

WEST PITTSTON — Join Adult Programming Coordinator Jen Moran at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 as she teaches about the history of Halloween. From ancient origins to today’s commercialism, Halloween is one holiday that is steeped in history.

Join Vince Musto at 6 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Oct. 14 as he helps with basic conversational Spanish as well as a cultural overview. This course will focus on listening and speaking skills to better communicate in Spanish and to assist you in a myriad of situations from vacations to the workplace. cost is $0 per session.

Trivia Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16. Categories this time will include: horror novels, scary movies and all things autumn! The winners of our Trivia Night will receive full bragging rights and be featured in our upcoming newsletter and Facebook page. Cost is $15 per team of three to six people.

The West Pittston Library Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

Antiheroes in Literature Book Discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The group includes an informal discussion and refreshments while examining popular fiction’s more unconventional characters. Call the library to register for this free program.

The Library Laboratory is back every Tuesday at 6 p.m. to continue engaging kids ages 9 and up in science-based, hands-on learning activities. Measure, mix, compare, experiment and test in a fun environment. Class size is limited.

Kindergarten Readiness Program will be held at 1 p.m. every Friday. This early-literacy enhanced program is designed to introduce children to the library, get them interested in books and develop the skills needed for school. Register by Wednesday of each week.


Furry Tails will be Oct. 17

WYOMING — The Furry Tails reading program will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Wyoming Free Library.

Pre-school story time for children between ages 3 and 5 will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23 and again on Monday, Dec. 7 and 14. There will be story time on Nov 30.

A Minecraft Build Off will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Parents can call the library to register. More information about the event can be found on the library website and Facebook page.

The Wyoming Free Library Lego Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on the following Saturdays: Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 12. This program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required.

The Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) and the Wyoming Free Library have partnered to raise awareness of our programs and services. The Information Station at the library has brochures and pamphlets about energy-saving ideas, nutritional values, volunteer opportunities and SNAP information.

The library is hosting a food drive and accepting non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.

The library will continue its successful “Tea Tips and Treasures” themed tea parties. There will be tea and a snack, an interactive display and a short workshop. Children can dress up and bring a doll or stuffed animal to match each theme. All programs are held at noon and are for ages 3 and up. There is no cost for the program and an adult must stay with the child. Contact Lindsay at the library for any information and to sign up on week ahead.

The fall dates and themes are as follows: Saturday, Oct. 17 – Mystery Five Senses; Saturday, Nov. 14 – Native American Corn Husk Dolls; Saturday, Dec. 12 – Doll Christmas Party.

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