Greater Pittston library news for the week of Jan. 17, 2016

January 15th, 2016 2:12 pm


New temporary hours

PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial 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.

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

Adults are invited to the library at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 to relax and learn how make their own sugar scrub. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required by calling the library.

Children ages 7 and up are invited to the library for a fun science activity at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

The Fangirls Fan Club will screen the movie “Perks of Being a Wallflower” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 in a special program called “I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying.”

Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 to discuss Jeffery Deaver’s “Maiden’s Grave.”

Teen Advisory Group is hosting a Game Fest at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. There will be Wii games for the video game enthusiasts and Apples to Apples for board game lovers. For more information, call the library.

Kids age 18 months to 11 years are invited to read for fun this February and help to build the tallest Lego tower. Reading logs can be picked up until Monday, Jan. 25. Participants are to report each week in February for prizes and chances to win the grand prize of a Lego Builder Kit. Weekly activities include I-Spy, crafts and science. Call the library to register.

The next Adult Coloring Club will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 in the John P. Cosgrove Center.

Children ages 18 months to age 5 are welcome to bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play on Monday evenings from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Registration is required by calling the library. This session concludes Monday, Feb. 15.

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. This session concludes Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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.

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.

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.


Finger Knitting is Jan. 19

WEST PITTSTON — Finger Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Call the library to register for this free program.

Job Seeker Series will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Library Director Anne Bramblett-Barr and Adult Programming Coordinator Jen Moran will cover technical concerns such as formatting, emailing attachments, online applications and interview preparations. The following program dates include:

Jan. 20 - Resumes & Cover Letters: Learn to create a resume and cover letter that will help you land an interview.

Jan. 27 - Interview Skills: Go through mock interviews and do’s and don’ts to make the right impression.

Call the library to register for this free program.

Essential Oils 101 will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. These classes help to understand the uses and applications of high-quality, therapeutic grade essential oils. Program dates include Essential Oils for Weight Loss, Cleansing & Digestion on Jan. 21. Call the library to register.

Social Media for Seniors will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 28 for a basic introduction program on Twitter; mobile devices optional.

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.


After-school Minecraft will be Jan. 29

WYOMING — The Wyoming Free Library will host an after-school Minecraft program from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. The program is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Contact the library for more information or to register.

Preschool story time for children between ages 3-5 will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 through March 21. There will be no story time on Feb. 15.

The LEGO Club will meet on following Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 23, Feb. 27 and March 12. This program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required.

The library will begin the third year of its “Tea Tips and Treasures” themed tea parties on the third Saturday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. 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. Ages 3 and up may attend. There is no cost for the program and an adult must stay with the child. Sign up one week ahead. The library is seeking sponsors and item donations for each program. For sponsorship details, a list of donations or to sign up a child; contact Lindsay at the library.

The dates and themes are as follows:

Feb. 20 - Minions

March 19 - Bunnies and Bonnets

April 23 - Ancient Egypt Activities

May 14 - Tiny Treasures

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


Library association meets Jan. 19

LAFLIN — The Laflin Library Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the library. New members are welcome.

The Four Pops authors will be visiting the library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 to do a special reading and discuss their book, “The Next Notre Dame Mascot.” This event is open to all ages and light refreshments will be served. Call the library at 570-654-3323 to reserve a spot.