Greater Pittston library news for the week of May 8, 2016


TAG meeting May 12

PITTSTON — Teen Advisory Group will hold its last meeting of the year at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the Pittston Memorial Library.

A boutique sale will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the library. The event will feature new and gently used jewelry, handbags, accessories and home decor Proceeds from the sale will benefit programming at the library.

The furry Tails Reading Program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Call the library to register.

Silent Yoga Karma Donation Class at the Pittston Memorial Library with Alyssa Miller will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16. An $8 minimum donation is requested and the proceeds from this class will go to benefit the library. This class will be held in the John P. Cosgrove Center For more information, call the library or to reserve a spot call Home Yoga & Barre at 570-406-6030.

Penn Sate Master Gardener Series is back at the Pittston Memorial Library John P. Cosgrove Center with master gardener Marietta Garr. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, get to know which garden flowers are best to attract wildlife friends in Northeastern PA. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, learn which type of tree to plant in a garden. The price for each seminar is $4 and can be paid in advance or at the door the evening of the event.

Children ages 7 and up are invited to the library for a science activity. The next meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19.

The Fangirls Fan Club will hold a Percy Jackson night at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Participants will be making Camp Half Blood necklaces. Registration is mandatory by calling the library and is for teens, boys and girls, ages 12 to 18.

Play K is held at 12:30 p.m. every Monday in the Pittston Memorial Library Activity Room. The six-week interactive program aims to prepare children to enter kindergarten through play. Call the library to register. Children must be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016 to qualify for the program. This program concludes Monday, May 23.

Book club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23 to discuss “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” by Maria Semple.

Kids 18 months to age 5 can bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Monday evenings. Registration is required by calling the library. This session concludes Monday, May 30.

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.; Preschool Pals ages 3 to 5 years, 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and sign-ups are available in the children’s wing or by calling our children’s department. This session concludes Tuesday, May 31.

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.

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.

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.

The Crochet Club meets from 10 to 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies including a hook sized I, J, or K yarn.

The Wee Build program is held Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. for children ages 1 through 11. The new toys used promote development in many skills and allow children to express themselves through play. Stop by the library and start building.

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.


Download audio books on May 12

WEST PITTSTON — Adult Programming Coordinator Jen Moran will hold a seminar on downloading audiobooks at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 to help participants download the new audiobook app from the Luzerne County Library System onto tablets or smartphones and show how to use it. Stop by or call the West Pittston Library to reserve a spot.

Join Maria Jiunta-Heck at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in a classroom-style program as she teaches step-by-step instructions on setting up an eBay account while offering tips and tricks to get items sold. Stop by or call the library to reserve a spot.

Children and their dolls are invited to an afternoon celebration at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 to highlight the new “Girl of the Year” for 2016, Lea, a young photographer who loves to explore. Enjoy excerpts from the latest American Girl book, participate in theme-related crafts and activities, and break for a snack. Party is limited to the first 18 girls and children must be 8 or older. Stop by or call the library to reserve a spot.

Registered dietitian Noelle Altavilla will be at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 to discuss healthy options and alternatives to enjoying your favorite favorite. Stop by or call the library to reserve a spot.

Get your scare on a little early this year with spooky stories, creepy crafts and ghostly games at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Bring unwanted costumes of all sizes for the library’s first ever costume swap. This program is for ages 12 and under. Stop by or call the library to reserve a spot.

The West Pittston Library will show the film “A Bear Called Paddington” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Call the library to register.

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.


‘Tea, Tips, and Treasures’ is May 14

WYOMING — The library’s “Tea, Tips, and Treasures” themed tea parties are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month. The next event will be held May 14 with a theme of “Tiny Treasures.” 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.

LEGO Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 21 and June 25. This program is free, but registrations are required.

An adult cookie decorating class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 28. Students will be able to decorate “spring themed” cookies. Cost to attend is $20 and registration fee is due the day of the class. Registration is required and space is limited.

The Ravenous Readers Book Discussion group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 to discuss the book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. The book discussion is free and open to children in grades 2 through 6. In addition to the book discussion, children will make lickable wallpaper, design a candy bar wrapper and invent their very own candy. Call the library to register.

Fill-a-bag book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. The cost is $5 per bag and the library is accepting books for the sale.

Sponsorships are needed for upcoming community activities. Information can be found on the library’s webpage or by contacting library director John Roberts.


Book Discussion meets May 9

LAFLIN — Book Discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9 in the community room of the Laflin Borough Building to discuss the book, “Secret Daughter.” The final book in the spring shared cost session, “The Shoemaker’s Wife” will also be distributed. New members are welcome.

The Laflin Library Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in the library for its annual meeting. New members are welcome.

Basics of Essential Oils will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. The program will be presented by Jacqueline Fettig who will discuss how essential oils can naturally impact emotional well being and promote a healthier way of life. Call the library to register.
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