Greater Pittston library news for the week of Jan. 3, 2016


New temporary hours

PITTSTON — The library will have a temporary change of hours until further notice:

Monday and Thursday – Noon to 7 p.m.

Wednesday – Closed

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday – 9 to 4 p.m.

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. Classes resume Thursday, Jan. 7.

Furry Tails reading program in which children can choose their favorite book to read to a therapy dog will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Children ages 18 months to age 5 are welcome to bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play on Monday evenings from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Registration is required by calling the library. A new session begins Monday, Jan. 11 and concludes Monday, Feb. 15.

Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age appropriate stories, songs, activities and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Programs are as follows: Books and Babies, for ages newborn to 18 months, 9:30 a.m.; Terrific Twos, for ages 18 months to 3 years, 10:30 a.m.; and Preschool Pals, ages 3 to 5 years, at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and sign-ups are available in the children’s wing or by calling the children’s department. A new session begins Tuesday, Jan. 12 and concludes Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Teen Advisory Group will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Children ages 7 and up are invited to the library for a fun science activity. The next meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Volunteer opportunities are available at the library. Opportunities include helping in the library, or with the Friends of the Pittston Memorial 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.


Learn about essential oils

WEST PITTSTON — Essential Oils 101 will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the West Pittston Library. These classes help to understand the uses and applications of high-quality, therapeutic grade essential oils.

Program dates include An Introduction to Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils on Jan. 7 and Essential Oils for Weight Loss, Cleansing & Digestion on Jan. 21. Call the library to register.

Create easy-to-make cute fruit, adorable animals, sweet treats, and tons more, all made with clay at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The program is for ages ages 7 and up and is free. Call the library to register.

Get back to basics and learn all the amazing things you can create out of paper at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. This program will include origami, paper quilling, tissue paper flowers and more and is for ages 7 and up. Call the library to register for this free program.

Finger Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Call the library to register for this free program.

Job Seeker Series will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Library Director Anne Bramblett-Barr and Adult Programming Coordinator Jen Moran will cover technical concerns such as formatting, emailing attachments, online applications and interview preparations. The following program dates include:

Jan. 20 – Resumes & Cover Letters: Learn to create a resume and cover letter that will help you land an interview.

Jan. 27 – Interview Skills: Go through mock interviews and do’s & don’ts to make the right impression.

Call the library to register for this free program.

Social Media for Seniors will be returning at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Join for a basic introduction; mobile devices optional. Program dates include a class on Facebook on Jan. 14 and one on Twitter on Jan. 28.

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.

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

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.


‘Downtown Abbey’ discussion is Jan. 4

WYOMING — The library will hold a discussion group during the final season of “Downton Abbey.” The first discussion will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. A special finale tea will be held during the last group discussion.

The library will host return guest speaker Chris Halbohm, CHt, director of Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute And Weight Loss Center, to speak from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.

The LEGO Club will meet on following Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon: Jan. 23, Feb. 27 and March 12. This program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required.

The library will begin the third year of its “Tea Tips and Treasures” themed tea parties on the third Saturday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. 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. Ages 3 and up may attend. There is no cost for the program and an adult must stay with the child. Sign up one week ahead. The library is seeking sponsors and item donations for each program. For sponsorship details, a list of donations or to sign up a child; contact Lindsay at the library.

The dates and themes are as follows:

Feb. 20 – Minions

March 19 – Bunnies and Bonnets

April 23 – Ancient Egypt Activities

May 14 – Tiny Treasures

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

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