Greater Pittston library news for week of Sept. 9, 2018



Fall hours are as follows: Noon to 7 p.m., Monday and Thursday; Closed, Wednesday and Sunday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Labor Day weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m,. Saturday, Sept. 1 and closed Monday, Sept. 3.

A Fill A Bag Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Chair yoga will begin Monday, Sept. 24 and be held as a five week series at the price of $50 per person. Space is limited and reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis. To reserve a spot, call or stop by the library with full payment. Checks may be made out to Lisa Galico. The dates for the program are the following with each session beginning at 2:30 p.m — Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22.

Ms. Prynn from Pennsylvania American Water will be a presentation on the water cycle at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. After a short presentation, participants will make a beaded bracelet where the different colors represent the phases and processes in the cycle. As they create their bracelets, participants follow the path of water as it travels and changes from one state to another. Call the library to register. Facebook reservation swill not be accepted. This program is geared towards elementary age children.

Paranormal Travelers will be at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 to discuss what they do as well as their experiences. Get to see the equipment they use for investigations as well. There will also be an open discussion & time for questions.

The Third Annual Murder Mystery will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Gramercy in Pittston. Tickets are $60 per person and can be reserved by calling Noelle at the library.

The Scarecrow Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The event includes balloons, face painting, 25-cent carnival games, a bake sale, apple and pumpkin pie contest and voting for your favorite scarecrow.


The Friend’s of the Library’s Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting will be held form 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple.

Join Jen Moran at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 as she teaches participants how to sent up a Gmail account that can be accessed from anywhere.

Hand Sewing 101 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 for children of all ages.

Pittston native Stephen Gilpin will be at the library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 to discuss his recent book “Trump U, The Inside Story of Trump University”. A Q&A forum will be held after the presentation.

Movie Nights for Adults will be held at 5:30 p.m. every other Thursday. The dates and movies are as follows: Sept. 13 — “Ready Player One”, Sept. 27 — “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

Library Director David Bauman will host a Hawk Watch Field trip Saturday, Sept. 15. Bauman will lead a field trip to a hawk watching spot at Council Cup, near Wapwallopen to witness fall raptor migration. The event includes a light hike on a wooded road to the lookout and several hours at the vista. Bring binoculars, water, and a packed lunch. Participants carpool from the library at 8:30 a.m. and return about 3 p.m.

Computer Lab Saturdays will be held from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month on the following dates: Sept. 15.

Create autumn-themed felt banners at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. all supplies are included, but there is a 45 registration fee. No prior sewing knowledge is necessary.

Writer’s Workshops will be held at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month to challenge and inspire the poet or storyteller in you with writing exercises, coaching, and community. Program dates are Sept. 20.

The West Pittston Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. the first and third Fridays of each month on the following dates: Sept. 21. they will also meet at 6 p.m. the second an fourth Thursday of each month on the following dates: Sept. 13, Sept. 27.

Banned Books Week will be held Sunday, Sept. 23 to Saturday, Sept. 29. This year’s theme is “Banning Book Silence.” Participants can stop in to have their photo taken with their favorite “Banned Book” and it will be added to the wall of mugshots.

Join Jen Moran and the Sunday Dispatch’s own Jimmy Fisher at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at they discuss how to spot fake news.

PBS is hosting an eight-part series designed to get the country reading and talking about books. Join the PBS nationwide book club and vote for your favorites while watching The Great American Read on Tuesdays at 8 p.m., starting Sept. 11. The library will be hosting two viewings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet at 6 p.m. the following Tuesdays: Sept. 25.

Teen Banned Book Week will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 with the theme “Banning Books Silences Stories” which is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship in books. Join our virtual read-out by getting your mug shot taken while reading a banned book, sign our First Amendment Freedom to Read poster, vote to risk jail time to read, fill in a few banned book mad libs to show how much you miss when you censor, and mod podge a few banned book coasters or turn them into a cool wall hanging!


A childrens produce market will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

The library will hold a discussion group during the fourth season of “Poldark.” The discussion group will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. starting Monday, Oct.1. Contact the library for information.

A Disney in the Park Halloween event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 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-treat. 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 win door prizes. Children can dress up in their favorite Disney, Pixar or Marvel costume. The library is seeking community organizations to sponsor trunk-or-treat vehicles. Any interested organizations or individuals can call the library to sponsor a vehicle.


The Laflin Library is now open during the following hours: 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Laflin Book Discussion Group will begin their fall shared cost session at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. There will be a brief meeting and the first book will be distributed. New members are welcome.

The Laflin Library Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7pm in the library. New members are welcome.