PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Halloween party on Oct. 19
PITTSTON — A Halloween party will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 for children ages 3 to 11 at the Pittston Memorial Library. Tickets will be available for pick-up in the children’s room at the library on a first-come, first-served manner.
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.
Adults coloring for ages 18 and over will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Coloring supplies will be provided.
John Stanley, a native of Pittston Township, will be the guest author at the annual “Meet the Author” event sponsored by the Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 in the conference room. Stanely will review his book entitles “Suscon Screams,” a compilation of paranormal short stories, maps, directions and GPS connections to most location where haunted events occurred. Light refreshments will be served and Stanley will have his book for sale following the presentation. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
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.
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.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Learn about dinosaurs on Oct. 20
WEST PITTSTON —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 library’s Octoberfest will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Sabatini’s new taproom where your tickets will get you three 10-ounce beers, unlimited pizza and the opportunity to chat all things beer with Lindo Sabatini. Enjoy the music of Zayre Mountain, enter to win our great raffle baskets and meet the girls from the local roller derby team, The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Radicals. Tickets are $30 per person and are on sale at the library and can also be purchased at the door the day of the event.
Horror Movies 101 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 and offers a look at the history of Dracula and Frankenstein from paper to the silver screen and beyond.
The Kids’ Halloween Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. Wear your best costume, have a blast and leave with a bag of goodies.
Teen Advisory Board will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Members will get to express their interests, ideas for programs, and recommendations for library purchases. Snacks will be provided.
Teen Reading Week will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Learn about the publishing process and join a book discussion of “Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl” by Carolyn Meyer. Kayleigh DeMace, Marketing Assistant at Boyds Mills Press, will be speaking and taking questions for the first 30 to 40 minutes about the publishing process — from when books are received for consideration through publication. Book discussion will follow and snacks will be provided. Each registrant will receive their own copy of the book! Also, all week long, from Oct. 19 to Oct. 24, write a review for any new book and we’ll post it on Facebook. Teens who write reviews will be entered into a drawing for a prize!
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.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Pre-school story time begins Oct. 19
WYOMING — 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 Crocheting Club will meet every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.