John Dziak to discuss book ‘Black Lung’ March 6 at West Pittston Library

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Pittston Library

The Pittston Memorial Library is located at 47 Broad St., Pittston. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The library is open on Sfrom 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Reach the library at 570-654-9565.

The library will show the movie “The Quiet Man” at 5 p.m. on Monday, March. 17. Call to register.

The Pittston Memorial Library has found over $1,000 for its patrons through a free search of the PA Unclaimed Property Database. March 20 is the next meet. All are welcome to come between 5 and 6:30 p.m. and search the database for possible unclaimed money.

The Teen Reading Lounge will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 and 22. Call the library to register.

A Book Sale hosted by the Friends will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in the basement of the library.

The library presents The World’s Greatest Elvis, Shawn Klush, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Theatre at Lackawanna College. VIP (meet and greet) and general admission tickets are available by calling 570-955-1455 or online at etix.com.

The Pittston Kiwanis is hosting a Spring Fling (food, beverage, baskets and entertainment) to benefit the Friends of the Pittston Library from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Susquehanna Brewing Company. Donation is $20 and tickets are available at the library.

“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 $15 with all of the proceeds going to the library.

Movie Night for Kids age 5 to 11 is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. Call the library to register.

The March book club for adults will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31. Book discussion and light refreshments are included. “No Country For Old Men” will be the book of choice and copies can be picked up at the front desk.

Come read to specially-trained therapy dogs at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8. Call the library to register.

The Lego Club is every Monday at 4 p.m. Children age 5 and up are welcome to enjoy Lego free play. The library provides the Legos to build with.

The Science Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. Children ages 7 and up are welcome. Call to register.

The Crochet Club meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and on Thursday at 5 p.m.

A Beginner Computer class is held at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Call the library to register for this basic class.

The library has a sign-up sheet for the next story-time session. Meet in the morning on Tuesday and Wednesday and have an all age family story time at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Sign up at the front desk or call the library for more information.

The Friends Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24. The friends group is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for those that enjoy the library and have time to give in raising money for library programming.

The Grandparents Support Group is held at noon on the fourth Monday of each month.

TAG, our Teen Advisory Group, will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13.

Wyoming Library

The Wyoming Free Library is located at 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Call 570-693-1364 or visit www.wyomingfreelibrary.com.

The YABD (Young Adult Book Discussion) will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 29. The group will discuss the book “Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness. Call the library to register or to request a copy of the book. Light refreshments will be served.

The Friends of the Wyoming Free Library is holding a “Going bananas over books” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the West Wyoming Hose Company. The fundraiser event will have various vendors, food, games, contests and much more. The group is looking for vendors; the cost is $75 for food and $50 for non-food. For more information, contact Mary Sinibaldi at 570-693-3240.

The Wyoming Free Library will host a Read Across America event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3. The event is sponsored by The Susquehanna Chapter Order of DeMolay. The group will have reading and activities. The free program is for children ages 3 and up. Registration is not required.

West Pittston Library

The West Pittston Library is located at 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston. Reach it at 570-654-9847.

The West Pittston Library Book Club is an informal discussion of member-selected books. There’s no need to purchase the books; just ask at the circulation desk for an available copy of the month’s selection. The book club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. March’s selection is “Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.

Book discussion with John Dziak of the Greater Pittston Historical Society will discuss “Black Lung: The Discovery, Uses and Stories of Anthracite Mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania” written by local historian John “Dick” Zborovian will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. It contains personal stories about the lives and struggles of miners and their families during the decline of the anthracite mining period in the early to middle 20th century in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Registration is recommended for this free program.

Dog and Baby Connection will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Your two-legged and four-legged babies have met. Now what? Join Beth Mattei-Miller for the first national program that prepares families with dogs for life with baby. She’ll provide tips, tricks and suggestions. Registration is required for this free program.

Blue Cross of NEPA Gallery of Hope is from March 1 -17. The Gallery of Hope has been shared the stories of breast cancer survivors throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2000. This year features our own Maria Jiunta Heck.

Weekly Story Time is at 1 p.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 theme. Sign up by Wednesday of each week for this free program.

Origami 101 is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. Learn the steps to the Japanese art of paper folding. Create interesting and fun works of art such as blow-up box, ring, butterfly, leaf, and bookmarks. Appropriate for children with focus, patience and strong hand-eye coordination. Registration is required for this free program. This Children’s Program is sponsored by Rhino Media in West Pittston.

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