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THIS WEEK: MARCH 29 to April 4, 2013

Gaming Club, the initial gathering of the newly formed activity. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Bring cards or board games. Registration: 693-1364.

Happy Birthday Pigeon! Storytime and fun activities revolving around Mo Willems’ book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.

Afterschool LEGO Club, for ages 6 to 12. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 to 24. Registration: 693-1364.


Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays through April 24 at 10 and 11 a.m.; Saturdays from April 6 to 27 at 10 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.

FUTURE

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle, the little blue engine learns the value of hard work and determination in this children’s presentation. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 11 a.m. April 6. $8. Preceded by a Wiggles and Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. ($4). 344-1111.


Jazz for Kids, with Bill Carter & the Presbybop Quartet along with special guest Mr. McFeeley, the delivery man from “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. April 7. Free but donations accepted. 586-6306.

Mrs. PA Storytime, with Mrs. Pennsylvania 2012 Kimberly McLendon and her reading pal Annabelle, a yellow lab who loves to listen to children read. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. April 9; 6:30 p.m. April 11. 829-4210.


Natural Wonders: Spring Winds, stories, art and outdoor exploration for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 11. Registration: 842-1506.


Peter and the Wolf. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performs Sergei Prokofiev’s tale in a special children’s concert. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. April 14 with pre-concert activities at 1 p.m. and concert at 2 p.m. $9. 341-1568.

Tom Knight Puppet Show, a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals and books. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1:30 p.m. April 17. Free. 996-1500.


Furry Tales Reading Program. Practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog and receive a treat for paw-ticipating. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. April 20. 693-1364.


Junior Friends of the Library, a book club for children in grades three to six. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. April 20 with lunch at 11 a.m. and meeting at noon. Signup: 693-1364.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, with a special menu “created by the Mad Hatter” along with photo ops with Alice and her friends. Optional “Alice in Wonderland” dress. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wyoming Free Library at the United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20. Reservations: 693-1364.


American Girl Party, with excerpts from the latest American Girl books, crafts, activities and snacks. Age 8 and older. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 20. Registration: 654-9847.

Natural Wonders: Nature’s Sensations, a “sensory” walk around the estate for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 25. Registration: 842-1506.


Storytime with Misericordia, conducted by speech and language students. Also: tips for parents on language and literacy. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 26. Free. Registration: 654-9847.

Books and Babies, for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesdays from May 7 to 28 at 9:30 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.

Children’s Book Week Carnival, with games and prizes. Come anytime and play at your own pace. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. May 11, 1 to 3 p.m. with special events including a sack race at 1:30 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m. and an egg relay at 2:30 p.m. Registration: 654-9847.

One Book Every Young Child, a reading of Suzanne Bloom’s “The Bus for Us” along with related crafts and activities. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. May 13. Registration: 654-9847.

Masked Marvels and Wondertales. Visual artist and mime Michael Cooper spins tales playing a colorful cast of characters using stilt dancing and creative masks. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 19. $12, $9 children. 826-1100.


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