PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Fangirl’s Fan Club meets Sept. 15
PITTSTON — The Fangirl’s Fan Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Pittston Memorial Library. This group is for boys and girls ages 12 to 18 who enjoy fandoms such as “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games,” “Supernatural,” and more.
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.
A Taste of Greater Pittston will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. This event includes samples and tastings from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, food trucks, plus wine and beer connoisseurs. And, new this year, a guest chef and food trucks! Entertainment will be provided, plus indoor and outdoor seating. Tickets are $30 per person and available for purchase at the library. Seating is limited to 200.
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
Wine tasting is Sept. 11
WEST PITTSTON — 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. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Barbara Insalaco at 570-655-4217. A basket raffle will also be held.
The Library Laboratory is back at 6 p.m. Tuesdays 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. The following is a list of upcoming sessions:
• Session 1: Sept. 13, Natural Disasters — Make a seismograph, simulate flowing lava and model a hurricane.
• Session 2: Oct. 11, Gore and More — Get creepy just in time for Halloween with slime, fake blood and a severed finger.
• Session 3: Nov. 8, Motion — Help welcome guest instructor Mrs. Campenni from Montgomery Avenue Elementary. She’ll have participants building, racing, dropping, sliding, pushing, bouncing and more as they conduct experiments to support Newton’s Laws of Motion.
A public speaking workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. the following Thursdays: Sept. 15, 22 and 29. This class is led by internationally known author Mark Stavish, M.A., and he will walk through the basics of public speaking and help participants become a relaxed, informative and credible speaker.
Curiosity Day will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Pre-kindergarten students will spend the Curious George-themed day singing songs, making crafts, and playing games, including pin the banana on the tree.
A Pokemon Go Expedition will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Participants will discover PokeStops around West Pittston. All kids must have their own chaperone and device with the app pre-loaded, logged in and ready to play.
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
Book club resumes Sept. 14
WYOMING — The Literary Snoops Book club will resume at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14 and meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month at the Wyoming Free Library. Participants can bring a bag lunch.
The library will hold a discussion group during the second season of “Podlark.” The discussion group will meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 for a season one catch-up. The season two discussion will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday beginning Sept. 26 through Nov. 28.
A Minecraft arts and craft program will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24. The program is free and open to all ages. Contact 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.
Officials of the Pittston Memorial Library recently received a $500 grant from the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation to cover costs associated with book storage, book carts to carry books from one part of the Library to another part, and book shelf panels for book display. In photo, from left, Atty. Joseph Burke, Patrica Joyce, library director; and Barbara Quinn, President of the library Board of Trustees.