Greater Pittston library news for week of Aug. 5, 2018



Summer hours – Monday and Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, closed; Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chair Yoga Workshop will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Cost is $10 per person.

Storytime at the Pittston City Famrers Market will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Aug. 7 and 21. There will be stories, fingerplay and sing-a-song.

C and G Tutoring will hold two free Beginner Spanish Workships from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 for children and teens ages 10 to 14. Participants will learn greetings, colors, numbers, days of the week, months, foods and family words. Registration is required by emailing or calling 570-362-6144.

Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 to discuss “The Dollhouse” by Fiona Davis.

An Evening of Archeology will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 as the library hosts “An Introduction to the Study of Human Life in the Prehistoric Periods of the Wyoming and Lacakwanna Valleys.” The presentation will be hosted by John Dziak.

The library-based program READing Railroad encourages children ages 4 to 12 to attend their local library, read, and then rewards them with a free ticket to a RailRiders game on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Children will visit the library to receive a bookmark and, as they check out and read a book, the librarian will check off one of the boxes. Once the child has complete five books, they can turn their bookmark in at the PNC Field box office for a free RailRiders ticket.

Book Club at Home Yoga & Barre will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. The next book for discussion is “Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green.

A book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Pittston Memorial Library’s 5K run/walk for literacy: Book it Through Pittston in honor of Tom and Dianne Tigue will be Saturday, Sept. 8.. To register for the race, visit or The Kick-Off Party will be Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Red Mill.


The Literary Snoops Book Club now meets at the West Pittston Library at 12:15 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch for the discussion.

Sign up for the WPL Book Club on Facebook. Through this private FB Group, participants will discuss what books they are reading this summer and whether they loved or hated them. Plus, you will gather other great book suggestions that rock. Choose one of the three suggestions each month.

August books

“Bellweather Rhapsody” by Kate Racculia

“Sing You Home” by Jodi Picoult

Any biography, autobiography or collection of your favorite band.

Writing workshops will be held at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month and will be led by Jaime Marino, a recent English honors graduate from King’s College. The dates of the workshops are Aug. 7 and Aug. 21.

Enjoys movies at 5:30 p.m. every other Thursday this summer. “La La Land” will be shown on Aug. 16.

Social Media for Seniors will provide senior residents a basic introduction to the world of social media. Programs will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. The schedule is as follows: Aug. 13, Instagram. Call the library to reserve a spot.

Convert everyday rocks into a trendy potted cactus garden at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Cost to participate is $5.

Paint rocks with relaxing mandala-like designs and heartfelt messages to leave around town and to gift to others at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.

Join reptile enthusiast Greg as he discusses the slow-moving world of tortoises at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

Open sewing and craft workshops will have sewing machines and space for those working on sewing projects of their own. Participants are to bring their own crochet, knitting, embroidery, zentanle, drawing or any other project to work with. These workshops are available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the following Tuesdays Aug. 28. Call the library to register.

And end-of-summer reading party will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Music, refreshments and activities will be included.

The West Pittston Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. every Friday. This group is for exercise and camaraderie as members take strolls throughout the neighborhood.


The library’s summer hours will be as follows until Aug. 31: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday and Monday.

The summer reading program for children ages 3 and older concludes Saturday, Aug. 11 with a pizza party and prizes.