PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
5K Run/Walk for Literacy is Sept. 10
PITTSTON — 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 the Tigues’ honor offering 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 http://bit.ly/2aKXmsC. For more information, call the library.
Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristen will begin Tuesday, Sept. 20 and run until Tuesday Oct. 25. The program features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. The program is 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 the children’s department.
Tickets are now on sale for a 1920s Gangster Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser taking place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in the John P. Cosgrove Center. The theme is “Crime and Punishment” and will include a family-style Italian dinner catered by JustFred. Tickets are non-refundable and can be purchased over the phone or at the Pittston library. They are $55 for one ticket, or two for $100 (a $2 surcharge will be added for all credit card purchases). This is a 21 and over only event. 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.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Make pizza Sept. 7
WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Library’s DIY Old Forge-Style Pizza event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the First United Methodist Church, 408 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. This course will teach how to knead dough by hand and bake your very own version of this classic, famous pizza. Cost to attend is $15 per person.
Christie (Yarosavich) Bonnice, owner of Christie Bonnice State Farm, will discuss the essential step-by-step process for anyone who wants to have the best possible retirement and live their own version of “happily ever after” during an event to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.
West Pittston native Lucille Colandro, author of the famous “There Was an Old Lady” book series, is visiting the West Pittston from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
The Friends of the West Pittston Library will hold a wine tasting event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 for two people and are available at the library, or through a member of the Friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Program is 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. Parents can spend some fun one-on-one time with their child, or grandchild, as we read books together, sing songs, play games and make crafts centered around the weekly, kid-friendly theme. Learn pre-reading techniques that can be done at home to enhance their skills. Register by Wednesday of each week.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Library closed Sept. 3, 5
WYOMING —The Wyoming Free Library will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday.
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.
The Tea, Tips and Treasures program is celebrating its 30th event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10. Children ages 3 and up will enjoy an interactive fairy tale theme tea party with activities, a short workshop, tea and snacks. The program is free, but space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling the library.
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.
Book It Through Pittston will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 in honor of Tom and Dianne Tigue, who were supporters of the Pittston Memorial Library. As a result of this 5K/Fun Walk, an adult literacy initiative will be named for the Tigues. In photo, from left, Andy Ashby, Tracy Ashby, Barbara Quinn, library board president; Howard Grossman, library fundraising coordinator; Mary Pat Scarantino, library board member; and Patricia Joyce, library director.