Greater Pittston library news for the week of Dec. 31, 2017



Library closed Jan. 1

PITTSTON — The library will be closed Monday, Jna. 1 in observance of New Years Day.

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.

Roaming Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Participants get the opportunity to walk while listening 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.


See movies on Saturdays beginning Jan. 6

WEST PITTSTON — 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 Beast” (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.


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.