PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
‘Taste of Greater Pittston’ is Sept. 25
PITTSTON — A Taste of Greater Pittston will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. This event includes samples and tastings from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, food trucks, plus wine and beer connoisseurs. And, new this year, a guest chef and food trucks. Entertainment will be provided, plus indoor and outdoor seating. Tickets are $30 per person and available for purchase at the library. Seating is limited to 200.
The library now has the following fall hours in place:
Monday and Thursday - Noon to 7 p.m.
Wednesday - Closed
Tuesday and Friday - 9 to 4 p.m.
Saturday - 9 to 4 p.m.
A craft club for adults called “Crafter Work” will hold classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. At the Sept. 27 session, participants will craft deco mesh pumpkin wreaths which can be made into a jack o’lantern. This class is $15 per person and all supplies are included. At the the Oct. 4 session, crafters will paint a rustic stacked pumpkin. This class is $25 and all supplies are included. Call the library at 570-654-9565 to register.
A new club called Hands on Club will meet monthly for a crafting project beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. This club is open to kids from kindergarten up to fifth grade.
The library is starting a new Tween Book Club for readers in fourth and fifth grade called “Page Turners.” Meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Oct. 13 and include a craft and discussion of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.”
Tickets are now on sale for a 1920s Gangster Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser taking place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in the John P. Cosgrove Center. The theme is “Crime and Punishment” and will include a family-style Italian dinner catered by JustFred. Tickets are non-refundable and can be purchased over the phone or at the Pittston library. They are $55 for one ticket, or two for $100 (a $2 surcharge will be added for all credit card purchases). This is a 21 and over only event. For more information, call the library.
Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristen will run until Tuesday Oct. 25. The program features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. The program is 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.
• Preschool Pals - ages 3 to 5 years, 11:30 a.m.
Registration is required and sign-ups are available in the children’s wing or by calling the children’s department.
Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month. New members are always welcome.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Batman Day is Sept. 27
WEST PITTSTON — Batman Day will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the West Pittston Library. Participants will create a mask and cape, solve the Riddler’s brainteasers, make jokes like the Joker and discover the science behind all those cool Batman gadgets. Learn about real bats, their adaptations, and their role in the ecosystem through a presentation from Endless Mountains Nature Center.
A public speaking workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. This class is led by internationally known author Mark Stavish, M.A., and he will walk through the basics of public speaking and help participants become a relaxed, informative and credible speaker.
A Nature’s Vampires event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 This interactive event, inspired by the exhibit “The Blood is the Life: Vampires in Art & Nature,” will focus on vampire creatures that have long been present in nature, especially small mammals and insects that get their food by sucking the blood of other animals.
Join local pizza-maker and business owner Lindo Sabatini at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 as he discusses the alternatives to traditional pizza crusts. From gluten-free to wheat, there is an option for everyone.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday until Nov. 29. Members will get to express their interests, ideas for programs and recommendations for library purchases. Snacks will be provided.
Kindergarten Readiness Program is 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. Parents can spend some fun one-on-one time with their child, or grandchild, as we read books together, sing songs, play games and make crafts centered around the weekly, kid-friendly theme. Learn pre-reading techniques that can be done at home to enhance their skills. Register by Wednesday of each week.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Minecraft program is Sept. 24
WYOMING — A Minecraft arts and craft program will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Wyoming Free Library. The program is free and open to all ages. Contact the library to register.
The library will hold a discussion group during the second season of “Podlark” which will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday beginning Sept. 26 through Nov. 28.
A special “Star Wars” event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the John Jude Bolin Memorial Park on the corner of Eighth and Butler streets. The event will consist of “Star Wars”-themed activity stations, a parade from the library to the park, refreshments, a scavenger hunt, and door prizes. An invitation to the event can be picked up at the library and redeemed at the event for a chance to win door prizes. The last day for registration is Friday, Sept. 30.
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.