Greater Pittston library news for the week of Nov. 8, 2015


Ugly Sweater Party is Monday

PITTSTON — An ugly sweater party will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9. Call the library to register.

Children ages 18 months to age 5 can bring their grownup to the library for fun story, craft and free play from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Monday evenings. Registration is required by calling the library. A new session begins Monday, Nov. 9.

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 resume on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Teen Advisory Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. Following the meeting, a Story Chains Writing Night program will take place in which the students will write a little piece and link them together to form one complete story.

The Fangirls Fan Club will be doing a similar project called “Tell Me a Story” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The Furry Tails Reading program, in which children choose their favorite books to read to therapy dogs, will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. Call the library to register.

Children ages 7 and up are invited to the library for a science activity at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Book Club will be meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 to discuss “You Knew Me When” by Emily Liebert. Light refreshments will be served and new members are always welcome.

The Fourth Annual Handmade Holiday Gift Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Penn State Master Gardeners will be at the Pittston library to talk about preparing gardens for the spring season. Classes are $4 each, payable at the front door or in advance or $10 for all classes of this series. You do not need to attend the series, just come to the ones you would like. The last date for the series is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Adult computer classes will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday. The class goes over email, mouse skills and web surfing. Registration is required by calling the library.

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.

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.


‘SAY! Geronimo’ is Nov. 17

WEST PITTSTON — “SAY! Geronimo!” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Decipher codes, go on a newspaper scavenger hunt, taste cheese and explore the Geronimo Stilton app. This program is for ages 7 and up and registration is required.

Stop in any time between 4 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 to create duct tape crafts as gifts for the holiday season or just for yourself. All supplies and instructions will be provided. Registration is required.

International Game Day will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Games available to play include giant floor checkers, Spot It, Guess Who, and Uno. Play Giant Connect Four and stay for Human War. Registration is required.

Chain scarf sewing will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. In this project you will learn the chain stitch and create a scarf with multiple rows of chains. You will need one skein of medium weight yarn and a medium sized crochet hook (G/6/4mm or H/8/5mm). To register for this program, call the library or stop in.

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.


Halbohm to speak Monday

WYOMING — The Wyoming Free Library will host guest speaker Chris Halbohm, CHT, director of Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute And Weight Loss Center, to speak, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 about weight loss and how it will help with personal goals, food and eating, and undesired behaviors.

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.

All programs will be held at noon on the following dates: Saturday, Nov. 14 – Native American Corn Husk Dolls; Saturday, Dec. 12 – Doll Christmas Party.

The library is hosting a Fill-A-Bag book sale and holiday sale on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2. The library is seeking the following books and holiday items for the upcoming sale:

• Adult fiction – hardcover and paperback

• Children – chapter books, easy readers, picture books

• Cookbooks, sports, biographies

• Holiday items for all major holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.)

The library will not accept textbooks, medical books, magazines, Readers’ Digest condensed books, reference, travel, books that are stained or have no covers or Christmas trees.

Donations for the sale can be dropped off during normal business hours. The cost per bag is $5.

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

A Charlie Brown Christmas party will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Children of all ages are invited to make Charlie Brown-themed activities followed by Snoopy snacks. Space is limited, so please call or Facebook the library to register.

The Wyoming Free Library Lego Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 12. This program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required.

The Crocheting Club will meet every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Book club meets Tuesday

LAFLIN — Book Discussion Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 to discuss the book “Buddha in the Attic” as well as distribution of the next book. New members are always welcome.

To celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, adults visiting the library and borrowing a book will have an opportunity to enter their name into a random drawing for a gift card. Student readers, grade 7 through grade 12, borrowing a book will have an opportunity to enter their name into a random drawing for a cash prize. The drawing will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 and winners will be notified Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Children ages 3 and older and are invited to for story time at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Guest storytellers from the Luzerne County Reading Council will have special stories and crafts for Thanksgiving. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library to register your child.

The Laflin Library Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. New members are always welcome.

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 28. The library will reopen at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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