Greater Pittston library news for the week of Sept. 10, 2017

September 8th, 2017 12:14 pm


Book club meeting Sept. 11

PITTSTON — Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 to discuss “Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale” by Lynda Rutledge Stephenson. Copies are limited, but available at the front desk.

The Page Turners Tween Book Club for students in grades 4, 5 and 6 will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 to discuss “Midnight for Charlie Bone” by Jenny Nimmo. This program includes reading, a snack and craft related to the book as well as a discussion about the book. To register, call the library.

The first Teen Advisory Group meeting of the school year will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. This club is for teens in grades 7 through 12.

Kids 18 months to age 5 can bring a 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. The next session begins Sept. 18 and concludes Oct. 23.

Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Our programs are as follows: Books and Babies - 9:30 a.m. for ages newborn to 18; Terrific Twos - 10:30 a.m. for ages 18 months to 3; Preschool Pals - 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 5. Registration is required. Sign-ups are available in the children’s wing or by calling our children’s department at 570-654-9565 ext. 26. Our next session begins Sept. 19 and concludes Oct. 24.

Donna LaBar will be available at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 to talk about transforming health naturally.

The Fangirls Fan Club meets the third Thursday of every month and will hold its first meeting of the year at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. This club is for teens in grades 7 through 12 who enjoy nerdy fandoms.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities for children in grades kindergarten through 5 will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

The Fiends of the Pittston Memorial Library are holding a two day book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

A Taste of Greater Pittston will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 and will include sample food, dessert, wine and beer from local restaurant, caterers, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Cost to attend if $30 person and proceeds benefit the library. Tickets are available for purchase at the library.

Join Scott Rozelle as he presents a series of informative health topics with the first topic, “Weight Gain, Obesity, and How to Control Fat Gene being held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. The program that follows is titled “Reversing Autoimmune Diseases” and will be held at 7 p.m. Pct. 3, followed by “The Human Diet & What Went Wrong at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. Register for these programs by calling the library.

Local author Lorena Beniquez will present her book “Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 and talk about the anthracite’s fading history. Lorena will sign copies of her book and refreshments will be served.

An open discussion on mental wellness and suicide prevention will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 for teens in grades 7 through 12, as well as adults, with guest speaker Sally Sims Alinikoff, NCC, LPC. Copies of the book “13 Reasons Why” will be available for free to the first 21 students who call the library to register for this program. The book will NOT be discussed, but can serve as a guide for questions.

Jeffrey Dauber of the Alzheimer’s Association will be at the library from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 for his dynamic about Alzheimer “Basics.”

Tweens in grades 5 and 6 can come to the library for an activity for the new Tween Hangout Club. The first meeting is from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Register by calling the library.

The second annual Murder Mystery will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Cooper’s Waterfront. Tickets are $60 per person and will include a three course served dinner and the show. For tickets, call Noelle at 570-654-9565.

Children ages 3 to 11 can come to the library to “free build” whatever they wish using Lego. This club is free and meetings from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday.

Roaming Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Participants get the opportunity to walk, talk and listen to an audio book. Each walk lasts 30 minutes. Call the library to register.

Fiber Art Afternoon is held from 1:30 to 3:3o p.m. every Thursday. Participants will bring their own supplies and work on crochet, knitting and felting.

The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 570-654-9565.

Lego Club meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. Library provides the Legos, but adult supervision is required and participants are required to help clean up.

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.

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.

Board games for all ages are available at the front desk and can be used anytime.

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.


Register now for event with local poet Sean Carroll

WEST PITTSTON — Local poet Sean Carroll will discuss the baseball inspired poetry “Caught Looking” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Registration for this program is recommended.

Power Flow Yoga will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave.


Meet author Arla Jayne Sept. 19

WYOMING — Local author Arla Jayne will hold a book signing and story time at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Jayne is the author of the book “Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog. Signed copies of the book can be purchased at the book signing. Cost is $10 per book.

A children’s produce market will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23. Proof of income is needed and registration forms are available at the front desk.

A representative from the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank will be at the library to register Luzerne County residents age 60 and older in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 25 and Monday, Oct. 23. The CSFP provides a box of non-perishable food once a month to qualified individuals. Income qualifications include a monthly gross income of applicants with a household size of one cannot exceed $1,307 or $15,678 per year. The monthly gross income of applicants within a household size of two cannot exceed $1,760 or $21,112 a year. Applicants must bring proof of household income and a current ID with age and current address.

LEGO Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. the following Saturdays: Sept. 30, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11. This program is free, but registration is required.

The is hosting a Video Game, Super Hero and Sci-Fi Fun-O-Ween party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Ralph Dailey Memorial Park in West Wyoming. The event will start with a parade from the West Wyoming Borough Building to the park where there will be activity stations, refreshments, door prizes, and Trunk-Or-Treats. Parents can call the library to register children for the event. Once registered, the parents will receive an invitation to the event. The invitation will be used to receive a free book and a chance to win door prizes. The free book giveaway is sponsored by Evergreen Landscaping, INC. and anonymous donors.

The library is seeking community organizations to sponsor a Trunk-Or-Treat vehicle. Any interested organizations or individuals can call the library to sponsor a vehicle.

Fill-a-bag book sale will be held from 11 a.. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Cost is $5 per bag, and the library is also accepting books for the sale.

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

The Literary Snoops Book Club meets at noon the second Wednesday of east month. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch for the discussion.

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