PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Fangirls to meet Oct. 20
PITTSTON — The Fangirls Fan Club will celebrate “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Pittston Memorial Library. Participants will decorate Halloween Trees and also watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” movie. Costumes are encouraged and registration is required.
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.
Get into the spirit of Halloween with a psychic or tarot reading from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 with psychic medium Jim Byers and tarot card reader Jonathan Coyle. Readings are priced at $25 each with a portion of the sale going to the library. Appointments will be secured with a pre-payment to be made at the library. For more information, call the library.
Children ages 18 months to 5 can bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Monday evenings. Registration is required. This session concludes Monday, Oct. 24.
Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristen will 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.
Local author John Stanley will discuss his book “Suscon Screams Louder,” a follow-up to “Suscon Screams” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the John P. Cosgrove Center. Books will be available for sale plus refreshments. Register at the front desk or call the library to reserve a spot.
Scary Story Hour for Adults will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the John P. Cosgrove Center.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Purse and jewelry sale is Oct. 16
WEST PITTSTON — The literacy, advocacy and fundraising group, The Bibliochicks, will host a gently-used purse and jewelry sale from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 16 at the West Pittston Library.
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.
A Halloween Celebrations will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. There will be scary books around the “campfire” and a kid-friendly story of terror film. There will also be making a creepy-crawly craft. Participants can bring their already carved jack-o-lantern to compete for best in show.
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
Purchase Boscov’s shopping passes
WYOMING — The Wyoming Free 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.
Preschool story time for children between ages 3 and 5 will be held from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday from Oct. 31 to Nov. 28.
The library will host return guest speaker Chris Halbohm, Cht, director of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center, to speak from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Call the library to register.
The next Tea, Tips and Treasures program will be “Fun with Food” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Children ages 3 and up will enjoy food themed activities, tea and snacks. This program is free, but space is limited. Call the library to register.
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.
The last Tea, Tips and Treasures program for the year will be a Christmas party with a snowman theme held at noon Saturday, Dec. 17. Children ages 3 and up will enjoy Christmas fun and holiday snacks. This program is free, but space is limited. 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.
The Literary Snoops Book Club meets at noon the second Wednesday of east month. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch for the discussion.
Sponsorships are needed for upcoming community activities. Information can be found on the library’s webpage or by contacting library director John Roberts.
LAFLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Book discussion is Oct. 17
LAFLIN — The Laflin Book Discussion Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in the community room of the Laflin Borough Building to discuss the book “Bettyville” as well as distribution of the next book. New members are always welcome.
Children of all ages are invited for a Halloween story time at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Guest story tellers from the Luzerne County Reading Council will be on hand and there will be crafts and games. Children may come dressed in their Halloween costumes.
Coloring for teens will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 with a Halloween theme – Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls. Materials will be provided or participants may bring their own.
Adult coloring will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 with a fall theme. Materials will be provided or participants may bring their own.