Greater Pittston library news for the week of Dec. 27, 2015

December 23rd, 2015 1:24 pm


New temporary hours

PITTSTON — The library will have a temporary change of hours until further notice:

Monday and Thursday - Noon to 7 p.m.

Wednesday - Closed

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday - 9 to 4 p.m.

For the upcoming holiday season, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec 29. The library will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 30 until Saturday, Jan. 2.

Furry Tails reading program in which children can choose their favorite book to read to a therapy dog will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age appropriate stories, songs, activities and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Programs are 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.; and Preschool Pals, ages 3 to 5 years, at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and sign-ups are available in the children’s wing or by calling the children’s department at 570-654-9565 ext. 26. A new session begins Tuesday, Jan. 12 and concludes Monday, Feb. 15.

Teen Advisory Group will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Children ages 7 and up are invited to the library for a fun science activity. The next meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Adult computer classes will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday. The class goes over email, mouse skills and web surfing. 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 Memorial 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.


Library Laboratory will be Tuesday

WEST PITTSTON — 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.

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

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.


‘Downtown Abbey’ discussion is Jan. 4

WYOMING — The library will hold a discussion group during the final season of “Downton Abbey.” The first discussion will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. A special finale tea will be held during the last group discussion.

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