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‘Love is Blind’ project underway in Pittston; Twain tales in West Pittston


January 25. 2014 3:32PM
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The Wyoming Free Library is located at 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming and can by phone at 570-693-1364 or online at www.wyomingfreelibrary.com.


The following are upcoming events happening at the library.


Tea,Tips and Treasures is a new program for children ages 5 and up. This program will feature a different theme tea party and doll/stuffed animal workshop once a month. Children can dress up and bring a doll or animal to match the theme. Tea and goodies will be served, followed by a short workshop. There is no cost for the program and an adult must stay with the child. Please contact the library for any information and to register. The first theme will be Pink and Purple Princess Tea at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.


The Friends of the Wyoming Free Library hold meetings at 6 op.m. on the first Monday of each month and at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The Friends are currently planning a Recruitment Night and a Banana Festival. The meetings for the Banana Festival planning will be held at 2:30 p.m. every Thursday.


The Friends Book Club meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month. The group is currently reading “Angel” by Barbara Taylor Bradford. The new book will be discussed at each meeting. Enjoy your brown bag lunch while the book is discussed.


The Wyoming Free Library will continue the Season 4 discussion of “Downton Abbey.” The discussion group will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday and discuss what happened the night before.


The Wyoming Free Library will hold a discussion group during the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead.” The first discussion will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The discussion group will meet every Tuesday and discuss what happened on Sunday night.


The Wyoming Free Library will hold a discussion group during the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” The first discussion will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7. The discussion group will meet every Monday and talk about what happened on Sunday night.


The Furry Tails Reading Program meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every third Saturday. Call the library to register.


The Wyoming Free Library Crafty Kids Club meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Discover new crafting techniques, learn to sew, and create unique gifts for family and friends. For children ages 7 through 12.


The Coupon Crew will meet at 1 p.m. on March 8. The group will talk about coupons and how to save money.


The LEGO Club of the Wyoming Free Library will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on the following Saturdays: Feb. 1, March 1 and April 12. This program is free and suitable for children 5 years of age and older. Younger siblings are welcome as well. Registration is required.


The Wyoming Free Library will host Family Movie Time from noon to 2 p.m. one Saturday a month beginning in February. The following movies will be shown: Feb. 15 - “Free Birds”; March 15 - “Monsters vs. Aliens: Supersonic Ride”; April 12 - “Jungle Book 2.” The program is free; space is limited. Call 570-693-1364 to register.


Rubber Band Jewelry Bonanza will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Children ages 6 and older can participate free of charge. Bring your own kit or use supplies provided by the library. Instructions will be available to help create items with or without the loom. Space is limited; call the library to register at 570-693-1364.


YABD (Young Adult Book Discussion), new young adult book discussion, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 22. The book “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell will be discussed. The group will meet on the last Saturday of every month and books will be decided by vote. Food and drink will be provided. Call the library to register for the free discussion – limited copies of the book will be available.


Learn how to download free eBooks from instructor Jen Moran, Adult Programming Coordinator from the West Pittston Library. Bring your own device and learn how to navigate through our eBook collection. Basic knowledge of your mobile device is required. Space is very limited. Class schedule: iPad, Thursday, Feb. 6 10 a.m.; Nook HD/HD+, Thursday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m.; Google Nexus 7, Thursday, Feb. 6 1 p.m.; Kindle Fire, Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required for all sessions.


Upcoming Adult Book Discussions: “S.E.C.R.E.T.S.” by L. Marie Adeline, Thursday, Feb. 27, 4 to 5 p.m.; “Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, Thursday, April 24 4 to 5 p.m.; “The Shining” by Stephen King, Thursday, June 26, 4 to 5 p.m.; “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King, Thursday, Aug. 21, 4 to 5 p.m. Call the library to register for the free discussions – limited copies of the book will be available.


Introduction to Conversational Spanish Part 2 instructed by Barbara Gilotti will continue her class from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Call the library to register.


The library will have Fill-A-Bag-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday. Fill up a bag of books from the lobby for $3 per bag. Plastic bags are available in the library, or people can bring their own bags from home.


Pittston


The Pittston Memorial Library is located at 47 Broad St., Pittston. Contact the library at 570-654-9565. As of Feb. 1, the library will change its Monday and Thursday hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Is love blind? Come to the Pittston Memorial Library from now until Friday, Feb. 14 to find out. All you have to do is check out one of the specially-wrapped books. The books are fiction and non-fiction and you will not know what you get until you open the book. You will “take a chance on love” and either have the time of your life or you will run screaming to the book drop. Either way, you will be entered to win prizes for rating your date.


“Black Lung: The Discovery, Uses and Stories of Anthracite Mining In Northeastern Pennsylvania” by John “Dick” Zborovian is on sale at the Pittston Memorial Library for $14.99 with all proceeds going back to the Library.


Unclaimed Property Night will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30. All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. and search the database for possible unclaimed money and print the forms needed to claim. A Notary will be present to notarize the claims. This is a perfect opportunity for elderly people who may not have computer access.


Board Game Night will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3.


Movie Night for Kids is at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. Call the library to register.


Don’t forget about February book club for adults. Book discussion and light refreshments are included. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.


Come read to specially-trained therapy dogs at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month. Call the library to register for the next event on Saturday, Feb. 8.


Lego Club is held at 4 p.m. every Monday. Children age 5 and up are welcome to attend.


The Craft Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10. Call the library to register.


The Science Club will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. Children age 7 and up are welcome. Call to register.


Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Thursday.


Beginner Computer class are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Call the library to register for this basic class.


The library now has a new sign up for the next story-time session. Sign up at the front desk or call the library for more information.


The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. The calendar of meeting dates and events for 2014 will be discussed. Friends are reminded to bring items to assemble the “Spring Raffle Basket.”


The Grandparents support group is being held at noon on the fourth Monday of each month.


TAG, the library’s Teen Advisory Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.


West Pittston


The West Pittston Library is located at 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston and can be reached at 570-654-9847.


The following are upcoming events at the West Pittston Library:


A Stress-Less Short Story Session featuring Mark Twain will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Join to discuss four very different Twain tales. The stories are “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” “A Ghost Story,” “My Watch” and “A Dying Man’s Confession.” Share thoughts, musings, factoids and cookies. The staff of the WPL can get a copy of the stories if needed. Registration is required for this free program.


Learn how to download free eBooks from instructor Jen Moran, Adult Programming Coordinator. Bring your own device and learn how to navigate through our eBook collection. Basic knowledge of your mobile device is required. Space is very limited. Class schedule: iPad, Thursday, Feb. 6 10 a.m.; Nook HD/HD+, Thursday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m.; Google Nexus 7, Thursday, Feb. 6 1 p.m.; Kindle Fire, Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required for all sessions. The sessions will take place at the Wyoming Free Library.


Dogs and Storks will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Learn the basics of introducing your dog to your newborn. Join Beth Mattei-Miller for the first national program that prepares families with dogs for life with baby. Registration is required for this free program.


Weekly Story Time is held at 1 ap.m. every Friday. Introduce children to the library and get them interested in books with the weekly Story Time. Each Story Time includes books, songs and crafts related to that week’s fun, kid-friendly theme. Register by Wednesday of each week.


The Library Laboratory is back to continue engaging children ages 9 and up in science-based, hands-on learning activities at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Measure, mix, compare, experiment and test in a fun environment where failure is not only possible, it’s welcomed. Class size is extremely limited; call to register for this free program.


Session three of Ice, Ice Baby will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Can you pick up an ice cube with a string? Can you create frost in a can? Put these questions to the test as well as make a melted ice sun catcher. Participants must bring a clear drinking glass, a large tray with sides, a block of ice and an empty soup can.




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