PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Book club meeting April 4
PITTSTON — The next monthly book club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4 to discuss the book “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart at the Pittston Memorial Library.
Teens age 12 to 18 are invited to participate in a free screening and discussion of the documentary film, “Miss Representation” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the library. Snacks will be provided from Purple Squirrel and Pittston Popcorn and registrations are required by emailing Noelle Kozak at email@example.com.
Kids aged 18 months to 5 years can 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. This session concludes Monday, April 11.
Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. The programs are as follows: Books and Babies for ages newborn to 18 months at 9:30 a.m., Terrific Twos for ages 18 months to 3 years at 10:30 a.m., and Preschool Pals ages 3 to 5 years at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Sign-ups are available in our children’s wing or by calling the library children’s department. This session concludes Tuesday, April 12.
To celebrate National Libraries Week, the library will be holding a week’s worth of events with a 1980’s theme:
• Monday, April 11 — Coloring and Name that Tune: Adults are invited to the library from 6 to 8 p.m. to enjoy some relaxing ’80s themed coloring and to try to name that ’80s tune for a prize.
• Tuesday, April 12 — Sand Art for Kids and Teens: Kids and Teens are invited to the from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. library to make sand art. Registration is required by calling the library
• Wednesday, April 13 — Aww Yeah the ’80s Photo Contest: The library will be running this contest all of Wednesday. Submit your best ’80s throwback photo or recreation for a chance at a prize.
• Thursday April 14 — ’80s Family Movie Night: Come to the library at 6 p.m. for a screening of the ’80s classic “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” on the big screen. Register by calling the library.
• Friday April 15 — ’80s Book Trivia: All week the library will have a trivia sheet available. Submit answers for a chance at a prize.
The Pittston Library is honoring this year’s recipient of the Jean Yates Award, Lois Ostrowski, with a dinner to be held Saturday, April 16 at the library. For tickets and information on this major library fundraiser call the library.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Films showing in West Pittston
WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Library will show the films “Charlotte’s Web” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29; “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and “A Bear Called Paddington” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Call the library to register.
Sean Carroll, an adjunct instructor of English at Misericordia University and member of the Society for American Baseball Research, will give a presentation on some of the great writing that has celebrated the game of baseball with a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Call the library to register.
The Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8’s Club, a 8-week after school club designed to build children’s interest in math will begin in April. Children will participate in a different type of math club with activities and gadgets to bring home. The club is limited to the first 12 students in grades three through five. Go to wplibrary.org for more information.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Purchase Krispy Kreme doughnuts
WYOMING — The Wyoming Free Library is hosting a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. The cost is $7.50 per dozen of glazed doughnuts and money is due when the order is placed. The sale starts on Monday, March 28 and ends on Monday, April 18. The pick-up date is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Orders can be placed at the circulation desk.
The library is a sponsoring a children’s bookmark contest. The bookmark theme will highlight the library’s logo and slogan, “Adventures Beyond Books.” Entry forms are available at the circulation desk.
The Ravenous Readers Book Discussion will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9 to discuss the book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. The book discussion is free and open to children in grades 2 through 6. Pizza and soda will be provided and participants will discuss the book and make their own Harry Potter bookmark. Call the library to register.
Guest speaker Chris Halbohm, director of Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center, will be at the library from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Call the library to register.
The library is hosting a children’s Virtual Minecraft Art Show. Contest participants will design up to three original art pieces using Minecraft and e-mail them to the library. All submitted pieces will be displayed on the library Facebook and webpage during National Library Week Sunday, April 10 to Saturday, April 16. Information on the contest can be found at the library, on the library webpage and on the Facebook page.
Libraries work on joint projects
The Pittston Memorial Library, West Pittston Library and Wyoming Free Library will hold Amnesty Week from Monday, April 11 to Saturday, April 16. Patrons can bring in a non-perishable food item to the circulation desk and have $1 in current fines waived. Fines will not be waived for the following situations: previous fines for damaged or lost materials, magistrate fees, lost library cards or items that belong to other libraries in Luzerne County. All food collected will be donated to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.
The Pittston Memorial Library, West Pittston Library and Wyoming Free Library are holding a “Little Miss and Mister Library” contest. Children ages 7 to 10 who are members of either library are eligible. The applicants are required to submit an essay to their local library entitled, “What I Like About My Library.” Essay deadline is Saturday, April 23 and winners will be announced Monday, April 25. Submissions can be dropped off at the three participating libraries. For information, visit wplibrary.org, pittstonmemoriallibrary.org or wyomingfreelibrary.com.