Summer reading registration is ongoing and all are welcome. There are openings for the optional activities for children. Stop by to register.
“Drugs Are Not Candy,” a special program presented for children K-5th grade will be presented at 10 a.m. on Friday, aug. 1. Registration is not required.
The Pittston Memorial Library is located on 47 Broad St. and may be reached by phone at 570-654-9565 or by fax at 570-654-6078. Hours of operation are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays though Fridays and 9 am. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
The Science Behind is an innovative six-week summer reading program for adults highlighting healthy living and green initiatives and will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays through Aug. 11. Each week, a different presenter will discuss a topic related to health and wellness. This program is sponsored by First National Bank in Clarks Summit.
July 28 – “Holistic Wellness” with Amber from Thrive Wellness in Kingston; Aug. 4 – “Yoga & Stress Reduction” with Sandy Seyler; Aug. 11 - “Healthy Eating Tips” with registered dietitian Noelle Altavilla.
Cupcake Wars will be Saturday, July 26 with a $5 entrance fee. From 11 to 11:30 a.m., everyone is welcome to come and view cupcakes from 11 to 11:30 a.m. with judging being conducted from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Winners will be announced and cupcakes will be devoured 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Did you know it only takes five seconds to check the status of a flight? Working on your 1994 Ford F150 pickup this summer and can’t find a repair manual? Not sure if that rash is poison ivy or poison oak? Searching for Quality Information on the Internet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31. This program offers tips and tricks to finding correct information online as well as little-known uses for popular search engines. This program will also highlight the library’s online search tools and databases. Registration is required for this free program.
Maybe you missed that day in school, or you know you read it, but can’t remember it! Join us to discuss popular science-fiction novels chosen for their timelessness and their continued readings in school. Sign up and receive your very own copy. Registration is required for this free program. We will read “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury on Aug. 14. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Pittston Library.
Join the West Pittston Library on a bus excursion to view “The Costumes of Downton Abbey” at Winterthur Museum in Delaware on Saturday, Aug. 16. Cost is $50 and includes travel and admission to Winterthur, including garden tram tour (weather permitting), costume exhibit and duPont house tour. Enjoy lunch at one of Winterthur’s two cafes. Pick up is at 8:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 Exeter Ave. and departure is at 5 p.m. at Winterthur. Fee will be required at time of registration to reserve your spot.
The Laflin Public Library Summer Reading Program will close on Saturday, Aug. 9 with a pizza party and prizes for all who participate. Children may still register for this worthwhile program.
The library’s 2014 fund drive is still in progress.
The Laflin Public Library is located at 47 Laflin Road, Laflin. The library’s hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Call the library at 570-654-3323.
Wyoming Free Library
The Wyoming Free Library is located at 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Reach the library at 570-693-1364. The website is www.wyomingfreelibrary.com.
Summer snack program: The library will have snacks from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday. Snacks will be served throughout the summer.
The Furry Tails Reading Program meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every third Saturday. Call the library to register.
The library will have Fill-A-Bag-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday. Come 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. No bag is too big.
The Wyoming Free Library would like to thank Jean Ragantesi, Linda Stout, Nancy Richards, “The Crafty Ant” and the Wyoming Rotary Club for its donation of brand new sewing machines to be used for Wednesday sewing lessons.
The morning class of young seamstresses consists of advanced students, 12 years of age, under the direction of Rae Anusiewicz and her assistant, Mary Ellen McNeely.
The afternoon class is for beginners ages 9 to 12. The advanced students have accomplished the necessary basic sewing steps. They have successfully crafted pillows, purses, skirts, headbands and tee shirts. Their goal is to create, upcycle and refashion.
Friends of the Pittston Library
Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28 in the board room.
Plans for the bi-monthly book sale will be discussed. The sale is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 in the basement library. The annual Friends Fall Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 on the library grounds, will also be discussed.
Current project is the “School Day” raffle basket containing a large amount of school supplies. Raffles can be purchased for $1 in the library and at the book sale. Drawing will be held at the book sale.
New members are welcome to join the Friends. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month.