PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Special holiday hours announced
PITTSTON — The library announces its hours for the upcoming holiday season which are as follows:
Monday, Dec. 25
Tuesday, Dec. 26
Monday, Jan. 1
Thursday, Dec. 21 — 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bring your gifts to wrap at the library at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Scissors, tape, bows, and gifts tags will be provided. Bring your own wrapping paper.
A Disney theme craft will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. Call the library to register.
Teen Reading Lounge will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 20. The group will be discussing “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” Registration is required.
Children ages 3 to 11 may 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.
Stop by the Children’s Wing every Saturday from noon to 3:30 p.m. for a new surprise every week ranging from make-and-take crafts, an activity, something STEAM related or more.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Make homemade ornaments Dec. 19
WEST PITTSTON — Children can come to the library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 in their holiday pajamas to make homemade ornaments. This is for all ages with parental assistance.
Movies will be shown at 1 p.m. every Saturday. The schedule is as follows:
• Jan. 6 — Despicable Me
• Jan. 13 — Despicable Me 2
• Jan. 30 — Despicable Me 3
• Feb. 3 — Beauty and the Beast (animated)
• Feb. 10 — Beauty and the Beat (live action)
• Feb. 17 — LEGO Movie
• Feb. 24 — LEGO Batman
Cross stitch bookmarks at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8. Cost is $5 to attend this program.
Create scarves our of yarn with just your arms at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9.
LibLab is held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday each month in which children ages 9 and up engage in science-based, hands-on learning. The following programs are:
• Jan. 16 — Sound: Participants will learn about air movement, vibration, aerodynamics, sound waves and centripeal force. they must bring a drinking glass. ALLERGY ALERT: we will be working with latex balloons.
• Feb. 20 — Painting Techniques: Participants will complete a tea-painted crocodile, water whale and a salty dragon while learning about chemicals that stain, a natural bleach, absorption and how dilution works. Participants must bring a mug, one lemon and a small bowl. MAKE AHEAD: Put eight teabags in a mug with boiling water. Let cool. Remove the teabags and bring the cooled tea to class.
Scott Rozell from the Aretaeus Wellness Center will be at the library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 to go over food intolerance and sensitivity testing that can help determine what foods cause weight gain.
Children can learn coding at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. they will engage in fun games and activities to reinforce skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, thinking from different perspectives, decomposition and abstraction.
Sample books for reading entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Sew a monogrammed felt banner at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. Participants will cut out felt letters and use a running stitch to connect them to a banner attached to a dowel rod so it will be read to display.
The first ever Lego Winter Program is currently underway. Students can register anytime to get Lego Minifigure reading lob, Lego I Spy game booklets and Lego bookmarks. color on minifigure for every 20 minutes students read until Friday, Feb. 24. Complete reading jobs will be entered to win the Lego Chain Reaction book and the biggest reader will win the Lego Super Sweet 2-movie collection. There will be a four-week Lego Club in February to celebrate the conclusion of this program. The schedule is as follows:
• Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
• Monday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. (President’s Day)
• Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Hand Sewing will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Children will learn the basics of hand sewing by working on a layered heart tag just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Kindergarten Readiness programs are offered at 1 p.m. every Friday to help prepare students for pre-k or kindergarten. Participants are to register by Wednesday of each week.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Reading help available
WYOMING —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.