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KIDS LISTINGS: APRIL 5 TO 11, 2013


April 04. 2013 1:26PM
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THIS WEEK: APRIL 5 to 11, 2013

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. Saturday. $8. Preceded by a Wiggles and Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. ($4). 344-1111.


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

Family Storytime. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Open to all ages. 654-9565.


Bag-a-Badge for Scouts, the program “What Makes America Special?” for Cub Scout Bears. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. $12 includes a snack. Registration: 346-7186.


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. Sunday. Free but donations accepted. 586-6306.

Lego Club. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 4 p.m. Monday. New members welcome. 654-9565.


Toddler Storytime. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 10 a.m. Tuesday. Registration: 654-9565.


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. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.


Preschool Storytime. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration: 654-9565.


Lego Club, for ages 6 to 12. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: 693-1364.


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. Thursday. Registration: 842-1506.


FUTURE

Beauty and the Beast, the Disney musical performed by the Scranton Prep Players. Bellarmine Theatre, Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. April 12 to 21: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 941-7737.


Furry Tails. Practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 10 a.m. April 13. 654-9565.


Bag-a-Badge for Scouts, the Naturalist Activity Badge for Cub Scout Webelos. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 1 to 4 p.m. April 13. $12 includes a snack. Registration: 346-7186.


National Library Week Kick-Off, with one free book distributed to each child who stops by the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 13. 823-0156.

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.

Kids with Adults Craft Club, for ages 5 to 12. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 6 p.m. April 15. Registration: 654-9565.


Family Fun Storytimes to celebrate National Library Week. With a new author each day and related crafts. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 15 to 18. Registration: 823-0156.

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.

Bag-a-Badge for Scouts, the Girl Scout Brownie Hiker Badge. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 1 to 4 p.m. April 20. $12 includes a snack. Registration: 346-7186.


Earth Day Fun, earth-friendly projects for children. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 20. Registration: 823-0156.

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.


For Me, for You, for Later, learning to save, share and spend money in a fun workshop designed for children and their parents. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7 p.m. April 25. Free. Registration: 821-1959.


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.


Flow Circus, a show based on the themes of spending, saving and sharing. For all ages at the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 11 a.m. April 27. Also at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. at 1 p.m. Free. Registration: 654-9565 or 693-1364.


Bag-a-Badge for Scouts, the Animal Habitat Badge for Girl Scout Junors. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 1 to 4 p.m. April 27. $12 includes a snack. Registration: 346-7186.


Complete the Story Contest, for grades 1 through 5. Stop by the library to pick up a story starter. Submission deadline: May 6. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. Prizes awarded. 654-9565.


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.

Natural Wonders: Forest Floor, exploring the forest floor to find critters under logs, stones and leaves. For ages 3 to 5 and a guardian. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 9. Registration: 842-1506.


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.


Natural Wonders: Garden Fun, a trip to the Learning Garden to plant seedlings and learn where food comes from. For ages 3 to 5 and a guardian. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 23. Registration: 842-1506.




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