WP Library events include archaeology, kayaking, iPad classes

June 27th, 2015 1:30 am

First Posted: 5/14/2013

West Pittston Library

West Pittston Library announced a full listing of special program for all ages.

CSI: Egypt

Join Dr. Steve of the UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Monday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church as he shows us how to use techniques to re-examine a 3300-year-old ancient Egyptian mystery. All ages are welcome; however, the program is designed for older elementary school children.

Adult Programs

Kayak the Susquehanna River

Join the professionals of Endless Mountain Outfitters on a tour of the Susquehanna River on Sunday, July 14 at 8:30 a.m.

This three-hour trip runs from Harding to West Pittston. Learn about stream ecology and wildlife along the river with Biologist on Board, Dr. Garrett Barr from King’s College Biology & Environmental Program.

North Branch Water Trail Manager David Buck will give a history lesson about the Native American History along the North Branch and Moravian Bishop Johanne Ettwein’s Journal of his 1768 trip from Forty Fort to Friedenshutten. The trip will run rain or shine.

No refunds will be given after Thursday, July 11. A single kayak is $50; a tandem is $65; and if you provide your own boat and shuttle it to the starting location, the cost is $15. Pre-registration is required.

iPad Classes for Adults

The library will be reprising its popular iPad classes this summer. Students will need their own iPad. The cost is $10 per class; a discount of $5 will be given if participants sign up for 5 or more. Pre-registration is required

Session 1: Arranging Icons, Accessibility Features and iPad Maintenance

Thursday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 2: Venturing Online

Tuesday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 3: Using Your iPad for E-mail

Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 4: Getting Social with Facetime and iMessage and Managing Your Contacts

Tuesday, July 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 5: Downloading and Using Apps

Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 6: Using your iPad as an e-reader

Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 7: Playing Music

Tuesday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 8: Using the Facebook App

Wednesday, July 17 at 3:00 p.m. (note later time)

Session 9: Exploring Photos

Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 10: Playing Games & Using Maps

Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 1:00 p.m.

Session 11: Using Your Calendar, Setting up Reminders & Notifications and Making Notes

Monday, Aug. 19 at 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Office Classes

Join James Luft, owner of Iron-Tech Computer and Network Services, in a special series that explores the Microsoft suite of programs. Classes are $10 each. Pre-registration is required.

Microsoft Word 2010 (Word Processing)

Wednesday, June 5, 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 2010 (Spreadsheets)

Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (Presentations)

Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 (E-mail)

Wednesday, June 26, 3:00 p.m.

Book Club

join the WPL Book Club on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. in an informal discussion of member-selected books. There’s no need to purchase the books; just ask at the circulation desk for an available copy of the month’s selection.

Summer Reading Program Sign-Up Bake Sale, Friday, June 21: Sign the family up for the Summer Reading Program and pick up a few homemade treats from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in baking for the sale, drop off items at the Library on Thursday, June 20.

Join the Friends: The Friends of the Library meet once a month at the Library. They will be meeting Monday, June 3 and Monday, Aug. 5 at 12:30 p.m. Bring a bagged lunch. New members are always welcome!

Save the Date for The Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Event: Enjoy an evening at the library trying wines from the local vintners at Bartolai Winery and noshing on hors d’oeuvres. The affair will be on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or two for $35 and will go on sale in June.

Organic Gardening Workshop

Join the owners of One Perfect Harmony on Monday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of informative discussions on Organic Gardening vs. “Miracle-Gro” Gardening, the pros and cons of seed saving and methods for creating and maintaining a thriving organic garden. Pre-registration is required.

Downloading Free E-books From the Library

During this hands-on workshop on July 22 at 6:30 p.m., learn how to download an e-book from the library onto an iPad, Kindle Fire or Nexus 7. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours. Because Nooks require a connection to a computer, the class will not cover this device. Pre-registration is required.

Children’s Programs

The Summer Reading Program and Arts & Crafts Series

Dig into reading this summer! Join this year’s Summer Reading Program and Summer Arts & Crafts Series. These two 8-week programs run from Monday, June 24 to Saturday, August 17 and are full of reading, prizes, games, crafts and songs…so dig right in. Sign ups kick off Friday, June 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during our annual Bake Sale. Join us as we welcome local magician and balloon animalist Pat Ward at 1:00pm.

For additional information on any program, please visit the library’s website at wplibrary.org or call 570-654-9847.

Wyoming Free Library

The Wyoming Free Library invites the community to its Summer Reading Program Registration Party on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading!” Refreshments will be served and library representatives will be available to discuss the various programs for children and adults. There are more than 40 programs scheduled throughout July and August! Come sign up for your favorite program (or two)!

For those who cannot attend, there will be a second registration on Monday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sessions fill up quickly so it is best to register early. Please call 693-1364 for information.

The Wyoming Free Library is offering Zumba with Ryan, two sessions, Tuesday, June 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 12-1 p.m. at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave.

Class is free and limited to 12 participants. Bring your own towel and water bottle. Suitable for all ages.

Instructor is Ryan Aregood, Certified Zumba Instructor. Call 693-1364 to register.

Pittston Memorial Library

Summer Reading for KIDS will begin with Registration week June 17. Kids will get prizes for books read. We will have optional activity days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Family nights will be on Thursdays which will include movies or activities. We will conclude with a dirt party on August 5. Free and open to children in the community entering 1st grade to 6th grade.

We are looking for volunteers grade 6 and up to help us with book logs. We will have an informational meeting on June 4 at 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Library are looking for donations of the following supplies needed for the Summer Reading Program: permanent markers, children’s books, craft paper, colored sand, Altoid tins, pipe cleaners, paper maps, princess party supplies, glitter, Styrofoam balls, 12” skinny dowels, stick-on jewels and beads, foam stick-on flowers, tea party supplies, yarn for crocheting, fabric for sewing projects, scrap booking paper, comic books, glo-sticks, glass jars with lids, glue, toothpicks, Styrofoam wreath, Elmer’s glue, white cardboard. Any donations can be dropped off at the library.

Summer Reading for KIDS will begin with Registration week June 17. Kids will get prizes for books read. We will have optional activity days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Family nights will be on Thursdays which will include movies or activities. We will conclude with a dirt party on August 5. Free and open to children in the community entering 1st grade to 6th grade.

We are looking for volunteers grade 6 and up to help us with book logs. We will have an informational meeting on June 4 at 4 p.m.

“Beneath the Surface” is Pittston Memorial Library’s 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program. Join us in the library’s “Book Cave” as we explore beneath the surface of the earth, water, history, and ourselves! Teens will also get points, which they can cash in for prizes, for reading during the summer.

The program will be on Thursdays, June 27, July 11, 18, 25, and August 8 & 15 at 2 pm. and is open to teens entering Grades 6-12. Registration is necessary and runs June 17-22. Stop by, call, or email us to sign up! 570-654-9565 or pittstonlibrary@yahoo.com

CEO Afterschool Meals

Free to all children and young adults up to age 21. Hot and nutritious meals at the Pittston Library! We will be serving dinner Mondays and Thursdays at 4—5 p.m.. We will serve snacks Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 4 - 5 p.m.. Everything is free. No registration required, just come and enjoy a meal after school.

Lego Club will meet the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m.. New members are welcome and registration is not required

Crochet Club will meet on Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome

Kids with Adults Craft Club: The third Monday of every month at 6pm, The group is open to kids age 5 to 12. Kid can meet other crafters and work together to create fun and innovative crafts. Learn new techniques, recycle household items, and make new friends! Please call, visit, or email us to register.

Kids Science Club: The first Saturday of every month kids in grades 2 - 5 can work on experiments and fun science projects as a group. Learn about the world around you, practice your science skills, and learn to reuse household items. Free of charge. Please call, visit, or email us to register.

Kids Book Club, Page Turners, is open to kids from 3rd to 5th grade. The book club will meet at 4 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month. Please call or email us to register.

Summer Reading volunteer meeting Tuesday June 4 at 4 p.m.

EReader Class 6 p.m.

Not Your Grandmothers Book Club will be held Monday June 3 at 6:30 p.m. We will discuss “The Strain”

Furry Tails: come read to specially trained dogs on the second Saturday of each month at 10am

The Hangout Club, our teen book club, will meet Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Open to all teens Grades 6-12. Copies available for checkout at the library’s front desk. New members welcome!

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