PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Teen Tech Week begins Monday
PITTSTON — Celebrate Teen Tech Week from Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11 with a week’s worth of activities at the Pittston Memorial Library. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, March 7, Make your Mark Monday: Teens are invited to the library at 5:30 p.m. to make their own stamp. Feel free to craft custom design or bring in an impression of a choice.
Tuesday, March 8, Tinker Tuesday: Stop in anytime between 3 and 4 p.m. to make a bookmark out of various materials.
Wednesday, March 9, Teen Online Scavenger Hunt: The library will run this contest starting Wednesday. Pick up a instruction sheet online or at the front desk. Once the hunt is completed, email answers in by Saturday, March 12 for a chance at a prize.
Thursday, March 10, Create It Poetry Writing Day: Beginning at 5:30 p.m., participants will be given the words, but then will need to put them together to form a unique poem.
Friday, March 11, ‘Face’ Book Friday: Find a book with a face and strike a pose. Photos will be put on the library’s Facebook page.
Kids aged 18 months to 5 years can 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. A new session begins Monday, March 7 and concludes Monday, April 11.
Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. The programs are as follows: Books and Babies for ages newborn to 18 months at 9:30 a.m., Terrific Twos for ages 18 months to 3 years at 10:30 a.m., and Preschool Pals ages 3 to 5 years at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Sign-ups are available in our children’s wing or by calling the library children’s department A new session begins Tuesday, March 8 and concludes Tuesday, April 12.
The Wee Build program is held Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. for children ages 1 through 11. The new toys used promote development in many skills and allow children to express themselves through play. Stop by the library and start building.
The Easter Bunny will visit the Pittston Memorial Library library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Children up to age 6 are welcome to join for an evening with a craft, dancing, and light refreshments. Space is limited. Called the library at 570-654-9565 to register for this free event.
The next Furry Tails reading program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12.
The Adult Coloring Club will meet Fridays at 1 p.m. and on scheduled evening in the new community room. Supplies are provided. Celtic Coloring is the next evening meeting to be held on Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m.
The next monthly book club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 4 to discuss the book “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Year of Pizza begins March 10
WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Library’s Year of Pizza will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Sabatini’s Pizza in Exeter. Participants will learn about the restaurant’s history and make their own pizzas. Call the library to register.
Children ages 6 and under will gather at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 with their favorite stuffed animal and participate in a Crazy Creature Census. The program is designed to add a little math to your family routine. There will also being reading from Bedtime Math and stickers, puzzles and games for the children to bring home. Call the library to register.
Barbara Soyka, a 13-year master gardener, will instruct and advice participants how to grow the “best tomatoes ever” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Call the library to register.
Essential Oils 101 program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 for an Introduction to Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Call the library to register.
A Drive-In Movie program will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Each child should bring a large box to sit in and a shoe box. The movie to be announced. Call the library to register.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Lego Club meeting March 12
WYOMING — The LEGO Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 12 at the Wyoming Free Library. 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:
March 19 – Bunnies and Bonnets
April 23 – Ancient Egypt Activities
May 14 – Tiny Treasures
The library will hold a discussion group during the final season of “Downton Abbey.” The group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and a special finale tea will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Reserve a spot by Wednesday, March 9.
The Ravenous Readers Book Discussion will meet on Saturday, April 9 at Noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. The book discussion is free and open to children in grades 2 through 6. Pizza and soda will be provided and participants will discuss the book and make their own Harry Potter bookmark. Call the library to register.
LAFLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Discussion group meets March 14
LAFLIN — Laflin Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14 in the community room of the Laflin Borough Building. There will be a brief meeting as well as the distribution of the first book. New members are always welcome. For more information, call the library.
The Laflin Library Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in the library for their association meeting. New members are welcome.
The library will be holding its annual Paper Easter Egg Art contest for children ages 3 and older. Entry forms will be available at the library as well as on the library’s website at www.laflinlibrary.org