The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books
Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00-7:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.
Service Instruction (Mobile Printing)
The library will be hosting a service instruction session on Thursday, September 20th from 6:00-7:00. This session will serve as a learning opportunity for those looking to find out more about the library’s Mobile Printing service. This informal program will operate similarly to the library’s Tech-Time program. No reservations are required, but we ask that individuals interested in learning more about the service bring their questions and the devices they intend on using to the program. All questions about the program can be directed to Jeff in the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.
Do you have a story to tell, a poem in your heart, or a message you'd like to share through the art of writing? Everyone is capable of being a writer, all that's required is putting pen to paper. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. - and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. Workshops can be an encouraging place to explore your creativity and receive much needed support and feedback. The workshop will take place in the Community Room on Saturday September 22nd, from 1:00-2:30. This program is intended for Adults and teens 16+. Stop in and register at the Reference desk or call 570-454-2961. Pen and paper will be available if needed. Just bring yourself and your imagination.
Teen Advisory Board
This meeting is for high school students ages 14-18 who are interested in creating the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Teen Advisory Boards typically assist in planning teen programs and contributing ideas to reach teens in our community. It takes place on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th.
Lap-sit Baby and Me
Thursday, September 13th at 10:30 is the first session of the library’s new Lapsit Program. The program is for children ages 6 months to 23 months. It involves stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, and songs. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th.
On Monday, September 17, the library will be offering a program for children in Kindergarten- 3rd grade from 6:00-7:00. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th.
Teen Time: Stop Motion
Students in grades 7-12 will learn how they can make their own video using the stop motion technique. The program takes place on Tuesday, September 18th from 6:00-7:00. Registration begins Monday, September 10th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is offered Wednesdays at 10:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime, for children ages 4-5, is offered Wednesdays at 6:00. Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. The first program takes place on Wednesday, September 19th.Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, September 10th.
On Saturday, September 22nd the library will offer a sensory storytime from 10:00-10:45. This storytime will include activities specifically chosen to help children become involved and stay focused during songs and stories. This is a great program for children with sensory processing disorders, autism, or other special needs. The materials are aimed at children aged 4-7, but ages may vary due to developmental delays. An adult MUST STAY with the child for the entire program. Registration begins Monday, September 10th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.
Martha’s flowers, in memory of Evelyn Bird, from Dorothy Stanek.
Faith finding a voice, in memory of Fr. Anthony Farace & Joseph Farace, from Nicole Smolinsky.
The complete book of classic Ford and Mercury muscle cars, in memory of George Herbinko, from Ted Sherrock.
Allie Aller’s stained glass quilts reimagined, in memory of Mary H. Hyziak, from Gerri Blahosky.
Street warrior, in memory of Walter Keck, Jr., from Rocco & Elaine Mussoline.
Cousins Maine lobster, in memory of Joseph Krizansky, from Angelo & Pat Gadola and Family.
You, your child, and school, in memory of Theresa Leshko, from Paul Lesser.
Sports Illustrated Kids: the baseball fanbook, in memory of Gerald E. Makara, from Michael R. Mussoline.
Why baseball matters, in memory of Gerald E. Makara, from Michael R. Mussoline.
Puerto Rico, in memory of Angelita Otero, from Edith & Linda Moore.
My tiny veg plot, in memory of Frank Perna, from Dan & Mary Kalinoski.
How your house works, in memory of James Schlack, from Carol Reisenweaver & Family.
Fly girls, in memory of Wanda Uczen, from Barbara & Ray Motto.
The all-American muscle car, in memory of Michael “Mickey” Ustynoski, Jr., from Mr. & Mrs. Michael Christina and Daughter.
Chevrolet Corvette, in memory of Michael “Mickey” Ustynoski, Jr., from Tammy, Steven & Alyssa Blasko.
Motor City barn finds, in memory of Michael “Mickey” Ustynoski, Jr., from Tammy, Steven & Alyssa Blasko.
Separation of power, in memory of Maria Fierro Worris, from Robert & Andrea Rodino Rogers.
Back to basics, in memory of Dolores Zellner, from Joe & Sandy Krushin.
School was our life, in honor of Donald Bayzick (Retirement), from Gina Friendy & Family.
Treated like family, in honor of Martha & Nicholas Caputo (Anniversary), from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.
To light a fire on the Earth, in honor of Rev. Louis Grippe (Birthday), from Janet, Harry & Dennis Beam and Rose James.
River cruising in Europe & the USA, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Moran (Anniversary), from Anthony & Denise Lucadamo & Family.
New York precincts, in honor of Carolyn & Bill Poleri (Anniversary), from Mary Rose, Bill, Brittany & Nicholas Reis.
That was entertainment, in honor of Carolyn & Bill Poleri (Anniversary), from Vicky, Jon, Morgan & Ali Stahr.
The past and future city, in honor of Krista Schneider (2018 Athena Award Winner), from Jeffrey Gicking.