PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Fall hours in place
PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial Library invites teens ages 12 to 18 to participate in Teen Read Week from Sunday, Oct. 9 to Saturday, Oct. 15. This year’s theme is “Read for the Fun of It” and there will be contests and activities just for teens. Pre-registration is mandatory by calling the library to reserve a spot.
The week’s activities include the following:
Share Your Favorite Teen Reads — All week long teens will be challenged to share their favorite teen read and why they enjoy it. Share favorites all week long and they will be put up on social media.
Book In a Jar — All week long teens can enter their guesses in a Book In a Jar contest for a chance at a prize.
Color Your Own Book Mark — Make your own book marks Monday, Oct. 10. Supplies will be available for teens all day.
Pumpkin Painting Night — This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. After the painting, leave the pumpkins on display in the library for judging. The person whose pumpkin gets the most votes, will receive a prize.
The 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 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.
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.”
The Fangirls Fan Club will be celebrating the Nightmare Before Christmas at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Participants will decorate Halloween Trees and also watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” movie. Costumes are encouraged and registration is required.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Lib Lab session is Oct. 11
WEST PITTSTON — The Library Laboratory is back at the West Pittston Library. Events begin 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:
• Oct. 11, Gore and More — Get creepy just in time for Halloween with slime, fake blood and a severed finger.
• 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.
The literacy, advocacy and fundraising group, The Bibliochicks, are hosting a gently-used purse and jewelry sale from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 16.
Get into the spooky spirit and be entertained by a selection of frightening flicks on the following dates:
• Tuesday, Oct. 18 – “10 Cloverfield Lane”
• Thursday, Oct. 20 – “The Ring”
• Tuesday, Oct. 25 – “Ouija”
• Thursday, Oct. 27 – “The Grudge”
Show time is 5:45 p.m. for each movie. Light snacks will be provided, but participants must bring their own beverages. Movies are all rated PG-13.
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.