Pittston Memorial Library has been chosen to sponsor TRL-Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club designed exclusively for teens. Teens will read, discuss and create projects based on three books in the fantasy genre.
The first book is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. The books are free to teens who sign up for the program.
The group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in the library. The first session will be on Saturday, Feb. 15. All sessions will be led by Mrs. Judy Greenwald, art teacher at Pittston Area High School, and Jean Decker, Young Adult Program Coordinator at Pittston Memorial Library.
Teen Reading Lounge is open to all teens ages 12-18. No special knowledge is required to participate. To register, call the library, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also register with Mrs. Greenwald at the Pittston Area High School.
Pittston Memorial Library is located at 47 Broad St., Pittston. Call the library at 570-654-9565.
As of Saturday, Feb. 1, the library has changed i’s Monday and Thursday hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Come to Pittston Memorial Library from now until Valentine’s Day to is check out one of our specially-wrapped books. The books are fiction and non-fiction and you will not know what you get until you open the book. “Take a chance on love” and have the time of your life or run screaming to the book drop. Either way, 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 proceeds going back to the Library.
Board Game Night is at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. Come to the library with friends and play a game from one of over 30 game available.
The February Book Club for Adults is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry will be discussed.
Come read to specially-trained therapy dogs at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Call the library to register.
The Lego Club meets at 4 p.m. every Monday. Children ages 5 and up are welcome.
The Craft Club’s next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 for children ages 5 and up. Call the library to register.
The Science Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. Children ages 7 and up are welcome. Call to register.
The Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
Beginner Computer class are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Call to register.
The library now has a new sign-up sheet for the next story time session. Sign up at the front desk or call the library for more information.
The Grandparents support group meets at noon on the fourth Monday of every month.
TAG, our Teen Advisory Group, will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. New members are welcome.
The West Pittston Library is located at 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston. Reach it by phone at 570-654-9847.
Session 3 of Ice, Ice Baby will be held 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 beautiful 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.
Dogs and Storks will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Expecting a baby but already have a furry, four-legged baby at home? 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.
Paint Your Own Wineglass at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Cost is $5. Get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day by painting your own wineglass. While decorating your glass, sample some of Bartolai Winery’s finest and learn about wine, winemaking and wine myths from Ray Bartolai. Participants must be 21 or older. Registration is required.
Library Olympics will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Join us for a torch ceremony, a parade of nations, and an array of Olympic challenges sure to get your competitive spirit flowing. There will also be crafts and the program will with an awards ceremony. Registration is required.
Zine Making Workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. Highlight what makes you you. Display your interests and activities in a creative, personal journal. Join local artist Jess Meoni in making and creating your own Zine. Registration is required.
The Oral History Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Learn how to preserve your loved one’s story of growing up locally in the valley for future generations. Members of the Greater Pittston Historical Society will present interesting Oral Histories as well as offer some instruction to document your own. Registration is recommended.
Weekly Story Time is held at 1 p.m. every Friday. Introduce children to the library and get them interested in books with our 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.
LibLab is held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The Library Laboratory is back to continue engaging children ages 9 and up in science-based, hands-on learning activities. Measure, mix, compare, experiment and test in a fun environment where failure is not only possible, it’s welcomed. Class size is limited; call to register.
Laflin Public Library
The Laflin Public Library is located at 47 Laflin Road, Laflin. Library hours are Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library’s phone number is 570-654-3323.
There will be a Valentine’s Day story time for children ages 3 and older at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. Enjoy fun Valentine’s Day stories and decorate heart shaped cookies. Please call to register.
Special craft days will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 12. Children will be able to create special valentines to give to friends and family members.
Thomas the Train day is at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Join in for stories, coloring sheets and more. Bring your own train to run the tracks or use a train that will be at the library.