Greater Pittston library news for the week of July 24, 2016



    ‘Rock-A-Thon’ is July 29

    PITTSTON — “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.

    There will be a Harry Potter celebration happening all day in celebration of the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” There will be color stations, wandmaking, table quidditch from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a noon screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” There will also be raffle chances to win a copy of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”For more information, call the library.

    The next monthly book discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 to discuss “Saint Maze” by Jami Attenberg.

    National Coloring Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, for all day coloring and raffles for kids, teens and adults. Aug. 2

    The next Furry Tails Reading Program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Call the library to register.

    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 Coloring Club meets at 1 p.m. every Friday and on scheduled evenings.

    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.


    Twilight Paddle is July 24

    WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Library will hold its Wine & Cheese Twilight Paddle on Sunday, July 24. This three-hour twilight paddle trip runs from Harding to West Pittston giving a view of the river as the sun sets. Participants can bring snacks, water and water shoes (not flip-flops). Beginners and kayakers of all ages are welcome.

    Participants are to meet at 3:30 p.m. at the library as the event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. The wine and cheese celebration will be until 8 p.m.

    Cost is $50 single kayak, $70 tandem kayak, $20 to provide your own boat and shuttle to the starting location.

    A safety talk and quick kayak paddling lesson will be given and younger children must weigh over 40 pounds and should be in a tandem kayak with an adult. PFDs will be worn by everyone. The trip will run rain or shine.

    Database Spotlight will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the West Pittston Library. With just a library card, participants can access information from one of the library’s databases from their home or mobile device. Adult Programming Coordinator Jen Moran will be leading the series.

    Aug. 4, LearningExpress — LearningExpress has tools to help students in school and adults entering the workforce or changing careers. From SAT test help to resume tools, LearningExpress has information and interactive tools to help.

    The summer reading program and arts and crafts series at the West Pittston Library runs until Friday, Aug. 12 and includes reading, prizes, games, crafts, songs and fun.


    Ravenous Readers meet Sept. 10

    WYOMING — The Ravenous Readers Book Discussion will meet at noon Saturday, Sept. 10 to discuss “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl at the Wyoming Free Library. The book discussion is free and open to children in grades 2-6. In addition to the book discussion, children will make lickable wallpaper, design a candy bar wrapper and invent their own candy. Call the library to register.

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

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


    Program ends Aug. 13

    LAFLIN — The Laflin Library’s Summer Reading Program will conclude Saturday, Aug. 13 with a pizza party and prizes for all who participate. This program is open to children ages 3 and older.

    Until 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.
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