Greater Pittston library news for the week of June 12, 2016

June 10th, 2016 2:36 pm


Furry Tails will be June 11

PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial Library’s summer reading program will begin registrations Monday, June 13 and the program itself will begin Monday, June 20 and conclude Monday, July 25. This program is available to kids, teens and adults.

Penn Sate Master Gardener Series will hold its final presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at the Pittston Memorial Library John P. Cosgrove Center with master gardener Marietta Garr. Participants will learn which type of tree to plant in a garden. The price for the seminar is $4 and can be paid in advance or at the door the evening of the event.

Lego Club will not meet Wednesday, June 15, but as part of the summer reading will start up on Monday, June 20 and meet from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday during the program.

The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will hold a book sale from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

A gently used jewelry sale will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Items for sale include sterling and costume necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and more.

The next book discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27 to discuss “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night” by Barbara J. Taylor.

Amye Archer, author of “Fat Girl, Skinny” will be available for a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18 at the library.

“Rock-A-Thon with the Greater Pittston Community” will be held Friday, July 29. The purpose of the event is to keep a reading, rocking chair moving for seven hours straight, and those willing to participate can sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Participants can read whatever they would like. Call the library to sign up.

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

Monday and Thursday - 10:30 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday - Closed

Tuesday and Friday - 9 to 4 p.m.

Saturday - 9 to 1 p.m.

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.

The Crochet Club meets from 10 to 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies including a hook sized I, J, or K yarn.

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.

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.


Learn about Revello’s June 16

WEST PITTSTON — Pat and Heather Revello of Revello’s in Old Forge will be at the West Pittston Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16 to take participants down memory lane from the small beginnings of their family business to the multiple locations of Revello’s pizza today. Stop in or call the library to reserve a spot.

In recognition of Audiobook Appreciation Month, join Adult Programming Coordinator Jen Moran at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30 as she helps participants download the new audiobook app from the Luzerne County Library System onto their tablet or smartphone and learn how to use it. Stop in or call the library to reserve a spot.

Registration for the summer reading program and arts and crafts series will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 24. The series runs from Sunday, June 26 to Friday, Aug. 12 and includes reading, prizes, games, crafts, songs and fun.


Tea, Tips, and Treasures returns

WYOMING — The Wyoming Free Library will begin the third year of its “Tea, Tips and Treasures” themed tea parties with “Visiting the Zoo” from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

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. Then event is open to children ages 3 and older. There is no cost for the program and an adult must stay with the child. Sign up one week in advance. The teas are from noon to 1 p.m. 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.

Registration for summer reading will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 20. Parents can call the library or register in person. A complete list of activities is available at the front desk, on the library webpage, and on Facebook.

LEGO Club will meet at the Wyoming Free Library from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25. This program is free, but registrations are required.

Reading help will be available at the library for children in grades 1-4 from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday starting July 6. Call the library to register.

Guest speaker Chris Halbohm, CHt, director of Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center will be at the library from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Call the library to register.

A necklace pendant workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Registration is required and there is a $25 fee to cover the cost of materials. Payment is due at the registration.

Sponsorships are needed for upcoming community activities. Information can be found on the library’s webpage or by contacting library director John Roberts.


Book club meets June 13

LAFLIN — Book Discussion Club will meet on at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13 at in the community room of the Laflin Borough Building. The group will discuss their last book in the spring shared-cost series, “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani. New members are welcome.

Beginning Tuesday, June 14 through August, the library be open the following hours: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

The library’s Summer Reading Program will hold registrations Tuesday, June 21 and the program itself will begin on Saturday, June 25 and conclude on Saturday, Aug. 13 with a pizza party and prizes for all who participate. This program is open to children ages 3 and older.