Greater Pittston library news for the week of May 22, 2016


Home Yoga and Barre of West Pittston recently held two Karma yoga classes for the benefit of the Pittston Memorial Library. One class was held at the West Pittston studio and another class was held in the John P. Cosgrove Center at the library. All proceeds from the classes were given back to the library. Pictured is Alyssa Miller, left, owner of Home Yoga and Barre, and Noelle Kozak Pittston Memorial Library Youth Services Coordinator.


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PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Book club meets May 23

PITTSTON — Book club at the Pittston Memorial Library will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23 to discuss “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” by Maria Semple.

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.

Kids aged 18 months to 5 years 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 next Furry Tails Reading Program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11.

The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will be holding a book sale form noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.

A gently used jewelry sale will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Items for sale include sterling and costume necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and more.

Penn Sate Master Gardener Series will hold its final presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at the Pittston Memorial Library John P. Cosgrove Center with master gardener Marietta Garr. Participants will learn which type of tree to plant in a garden. The price for the seminar is $4 and can be paid in advance or at the door the evening of the event.

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.

WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY

Halloween program is May 24

WEST PITTSTON — Get your scare on a little early this year with spooky stories, creepy crafts and ghostly games at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 for the library’s first “MAY We Scare You?” event. Bring unwanted costumes of all sizes for the library’s first-ever costume swap.

The West Pittston Library will show the film “A Bear Called Paddington” at 1 p.m. 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.

WYOMING FREE LIBRARY

Decorate cookies on May 28

WYOMING — An adult cookie decorating class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon 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. 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. Saturday, June 11. The cost is $5 per bag and the library is accepting books for the sale.

LEGO Club will meet at the Wyoming Free Library from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday June 25. This program is free, but registrations are required.

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

Home Yoga and Barre of West Pittston recently held two Karma yoga classes for the benefit of the Pittston Memorial Library. One class was held at the West Pittston studio and another class was held in the John P. Cosgrove Center at the library. All proceeds from the classes were given back to the library. Pictured is Alyssa Miller, left, owner of Home Yoga and Barre, and Noelle Kozak Pittston Memorial Library Youth Services Coordinator.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_PML-Yoga.jpgHome Yoga and Barre of West Pittston recently held two Karma yoga classes for the benefit of the Pittston Memorial Library. One class was held at the West Pittston studio and another class was held in the John P. Cosgrove Center at the library. All proceeds from the classes were given back to the library. Pictured is Alyssa Miller, left, owner of Home Yoga and Barre, and Noelle Kozak Pittston Memorial Library Youth Services Coordinator. Submitted photo
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