Greater Pittston library news for the week of Oct. 11, 2015

October 9th, 2015 12:57 pm


Ghost Stories of PA will be Oct. 12

PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial Library will tell Ghost Stories of Pennsylvania in the Cosgrove Room at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. Open to teens and adults and bring a flashlight.

The Fangirl’s Fan Club (FFC) will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 for a Supernatural Mini-Thon screening. The FFC meets every third Thursday of the month and is for fangirls and fanboys ages 12 to 18.

From Oct. 19 to Oct. 24, the library is celebrating Teen Read Week with the theme of Get Away @ Your Library. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 19 — “Travel to the Unknown” Pick up a covered book in the teen section all week.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 — “Book Spine Poetry” Stop by the library and create your own original poem using book titles. Stack them up and send us a picture. We’ll post your creation on social media.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m. — “Show us your Selfies” Can your home library compete with Pittston’s? Take a selfie and send it to our Facebook, Twitter, or Email.

Thursday Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. — “Life-size Clue” In this game you are the pawn! Dive into the classic board game and try to solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy. Registration is necessary.

Friday Oct. 23 — “Book BINGO” Read your way to BINGO! Cards are due by Monday, Nov. 30 and can be picked up in the Teen Section.

Saturday, Oct.24, 1 p.m. — “Book to Movie Day” Teens are invited to the library for a book turned movie screening. Title TBA.

A Halloween Party will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 for children ages 3 to 11. Tickets will be available for pick-up in the Children’s Room at the library on a first-come, first-served manner.

Adults coloring for ages 18 and over will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Coloring supplies will be provided.

Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age-appropriate stories, songs, activities and free play. Registration is required by calling 570-654-9565, ext. 26. Sign-ups are available in the children’s wing. The program will conclude on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Kids 18 months to kindergarten are welcome to bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays. Registration is required by calling 570-654-9565, ext. 26. The program concludes on Monday, Oct. 26.

Volunteer opportunities are available at the library. Opportunities include helping in the library, or with the Friends of the Pittston Library group. If interested, fill out a volunteer form at the front desk.

Board games for all ages are available at the front desk and can be used anytime.

Children ages 3 to 11 are invited to the Lego Club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Pittston Memorial Library.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program at the library is free and open to all children in the community from birth to kindergarten. The child will receive a bag with an age-appropriate book to keep in his or her collection.

Homework help is offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday for children in grades 1-5. All subjects are available.


Learn Spanish on Oct. 14

WEST PITTSTON — Join Vince Musto at 6 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Oct. 14 as he helps with basic conversational Spanish as well as a cultural overview at the West Pittston Library. This course will focus on listening and speaking skills to better communicate in Spanish and to assist you in a myriad of situations from vacations to the workplace. cost is $0 per session.

Trivia Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16. Categories this time will include: horror novels, scary movies and all things autumn. The winners of Trivia Night will receive full bragging rights and be featured in an upcoming newsletter and Facebook page. Cost is $15 per team of three to six people.

Dino-Mania will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Learn all about dinosaurs by participating in dinosaur-related activities.

The West Pittston Library Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

Antiheroes in Literature Book Discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The group includes an informal discussion and refreshments while examining popular fiction’s more unconventional characters. Call the library to register for this free program.

The Library Laboratory is back every Tuesday at 6 p.m. 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. Class size is limited.

Kindergarten Readiness Program will be 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. Register by Wednesday of each week.


Schedule change Oct. 15

WYOMING — The Wyoming Free Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The Furry Tails reading program will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Wyoming Free Library.

Pre-school story time for children between ages 3 and 5 will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23 and again on Monday, Dec. 7 and 14. There will be story time on Nov 30.

The library is starting a brand new Crocheting Club. The club will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday starting Oct. 21. The first session will be a meet-and-greet.

The library will host its very first adult art show featuring Vincent J. Musto from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Musto will display his works of art during the show. He has painted in many different styles, but his “SPLASH,” inspired by Jackson Pollock, art is his favorite because he has fun doing it.

A Minecraft Build Off will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Parents can call the library to register. More information about the event can be found on the library website and Facebook page.

The Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) and the Wyoming Free Library have partnered to raise awareness of our programs and services. The Information Station at the library has brochures and pamphlets about energy-saving ideas, nutritional values, volunteer opportunities and SNAP information.

The library is hosting a food drive and accepting non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.

The library will continue its successful “Tea Tips and Treasures” themed tea parties. There will be tea and a snack, an interactive display and a short workshop. Children can dress up and bring a doll or stuffed animal to match each theme. All programs are held at noon and are for ages 3 and up. There is no cost for the program and an adult must stay with the child. Contact Lindsay at the library for any information and to sign up on week ahead.

All programs will be held at noon on the following dates: Saturday, Oct. 17 - Mystery Five Senses; Saturday, Nov. 14 - Native American Corn Husk Dolls; Saturday, Dec. 12 - Doll Christmas Party.