Greater Pittston library news for the week of Oct. 25, 2015

October 23rd, 2015 12:12 pm

PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

‘Meet the Author’ today

PITTSTON — 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.

Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 in the library conference room. Topics to be discussed will be the Barnes & Noble book fair, the Christmas party, an update on the Christmas wreath and the December book sale. New members are welcome.

This month’s book discussion will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. This month’s book is “Attachments” by Rainbow Rowell.

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, but a new session will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Teen Advisory Group is sponsoring a “Ghostbuster Slime Night” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited, but registration is required by calling the library.

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.

WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY

History of Dracula will be Oct. 29

WEST PITTSTON — History of Dracula will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 at the West Pittston library. Henry Hunsinger, instructor at Luzerne County Community College and history buff, will take attendees back to the Prince of Wallachia’s terrifying beginnings and discuss his transformation into a pop culture icon.

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

Adult Art show will be today

WYOMING — The Wyoming Free 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.

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

The Crocheting Club will meet every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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. today 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.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Suscon-Sceams1.jpgJohn 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. today 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.


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