Greater Pittston library news for the week of July 31, 2016



    Next book discussion is Aug. 1

    PITTSTON —The next monthly book discussion at the Pittston Memorial Library will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 to discuss “Saint Maze” by Jami Attenberg.

    National Coloring Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, for all day coloring and raffles for kids, teens and adults. Aug. 2

    The next Furry Tails Reading Program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Call the library to register.

    Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will hold a “Meet the Artist” event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 in the John P. Cosgrove Center. The artists is Pittston Township’s Piera Santi-Morotto.

    The second “Chalk the Walks of the Library” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The event is a project of the Joy Team and is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through sidewalk chalk.

    The Pittston Memorial Library’s 5K run/walk for literacy: Book it Through Pittston will be held Saturday, Sept. 10. The race will be held in honor of Tom and Dianne Tigue and the proceeds will benefit literacy programs for kids, teens, and adults. The evening before the race, Friday, Sept. 9 there will also be a Book It… Kick Off at the Red Mill. This will include celebrity Bartenders, a specialty drink, and the opportunity to have an early check in for the walk/run. Following the event an adult literacy initiative will be started in Tom and Dianne Tigue’s honor offering our neighbors GED, college, work prep, and computer classes. Corporate sponsors, swag donations, runners/walkers, and volunteers are still needed. For more information on how to donate or sign up for the race, visit For more information, call the library.

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

    Monday and Thursday – 10:30 to 7 p.m.

    Wednesday – Closed

    Tuesday and Friday – 9 to 4 p.m.

    Saturday – 9 to 1 p.m.

    Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month. New members are always welcome.

    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 Coloring Club meets at 1 p.m. every Friday and on scheduled evenings.

    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.


    Database Spotlight resumes Aug. 4

    WEST PITTSTON — Database Spotlight will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the West Pittston Library. With just a library card, participants can access information from one of the library’s databases from their home or mobile device. Adult Programming Coordinator Jen Moran will be leading the series.

    Aug. 4, LearningExpress — LearningExpress has tools to help students in school and adults entering the workforce or changing careers. From SAT test help to resume tools, LearningExpress has information and interactive tools to help.

    The summer reading program and arts and crafts series at the West Pittston Library runs until Friday, Aug. 12 and includes reading, prizes, games, crafts, songs and fun.


    Ravenous Readers meet Sept. 10

    WYOMING — The Ravenous Readers Book Discussion will meet at noon Saturday, Sept. 10 to discuss “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl at the Wyoming Free Library. The book discussion is free and open to children in grades 2-6. In addition to the book discussion, children will make lickable wallpaper, design a candy bar wrapper and invent their own candy. Call the library to register.

    Reading help will be available at the library for children in grades 1-4 from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. Call the library to register.

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


    Program ends Aug. 13

    LAFLIN — The Laflin Library’s Summer Reading Program will conclude Saturday, Aug. 13 with a pizza party and prizes for all who participate. This program is open to children ages 3 and older.
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