PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Fall hours in place
PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial Library now has the following fall hours in place:
Monday and Thursday – Noon to 7 p.m.
Wednesday – Closed
Tuesday and Friday – 9 to 4 p.m.
Saturday – 9 to 4 p.m.
The next Adult Coloring Club will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.
A craft club for adults called “Crafter Work” will hold a class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in which crafters will paint a rustic stacked pumpkin. This class is $25 and all supplies are included. Call the library at 570-654-9565 to register.
A new club called Hands On Club will meet monthly for a crafting project beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. This club is open to kids from kindergarten up to fifth grade.
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is hosting a Shortest Scary Story Ever night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in which members will bring in their own stories to read.
The library is starting a new tween book club for readers in fourth and fifth grade called “Page Turners.” Meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Oct. 13 and include a craft and discussion of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.”
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 Pun-ishment” and will include a family-style Italian dinner catered by JustFred. Tickets are non-refundable and can only 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 monthly book discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 to discuss “The Silent Wife” by A.S.A. Harrison. Copies are limited, but available, at the front desk.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Learn about nature’s vampires Oct. 4
WEST PITTSTON — A Nature’s Vampires event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the West Pittston Library. This interactive event, inspired by the exhibit “The Blood is the Life: Vampires in Art & Nature,” will focus on vampire creatures that have long been present in nature, especially small mammals and insects that get their food by sucking the blood of other animals.
Join local pizza-maker and business owner Lindo Sabatini at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 as he discusses the alternatives to traditional pizza crusts. From gluten-free to wheat, there is an option for everyone.
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 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.
West Pittston resident and New York Life Agent Adam Ruderman will discuss how to best teach children smart financial habits at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Learn how to help kids make good financial decisions at any age.
Get outside at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and have fun with some games such as Red Rover, Tag, Leapfrog, Sharks and Minnows, Duck-Duck-Goose, Kickball, Dodgeball, Four Square and more. Bring a drink, and this event is weather permitting.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday until Nov. 29. Members will get to express their interests, ideas for programs and recommendations for library purchases. Snacks will be provided.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
‘Star Wars’ event is Oct. 9
WYOMING — A special “Star Wars” event, sponsored by the Wyoming Free Library, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the John Jude Bolin Memorial Park on the corner of Eighth and Butler streets. The event will consist of “Star Wars”-themed activity stations, a parade from the library to the park, refreshments, a scavenger hunt, and door prizes. An invitation to the event can be picked up at the library and redeemed at the event for a chance to win door prizes.
The library is selling Boscov’s Friends Helping Boscov’s Friends shopping passes. The passes worth $5 each and offer a 25 percent discount Tuesday, Oct. 18. Passes can be purchased at the front desk and all proceeds benefit the library.
The Wyoming Free Library will hold a discussion group during the second season of “Podlark” which will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Nov. 28.
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.