Evangelical Community Health and Wellness to Hold Free Bike Helmet Giveaway and Safety Program

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According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of severe head injury and may even save lives. During a typical fall or collision, much of the impact energy is absorbed by the helmet, rather than the head and brain.

As summer approaches, Evangelical Community Health and Wellness wants to educate kids and parents on the importance of wearing a helmet while biking.

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 4-6 pm, a free bike helmet give-away event for children 12 and under is being held at The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness outdoor play area, 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg. The event is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Valley in Lewisburg, Inc.

Children taking part in the event will be fitted with a CPSC regulated bike helmet and instructed on safe bike helmet use. Children must be present to receive a helmet and to have it properly fitted. Supplies for this event are limited and will be given away on a first-come basis.

Anyone age 12 or under who does not own a helmet or who has a helmet that is more than five years old or has sustained a major impact, should consider attending.

For more information, call Evangelical Community Health and Wellness at 570-768-3200.

East End Fire Co. Carnival

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EAST END FIRE CO- SUNBURY,PA
BENEFITS EAST END FIRE CO

EAST ENDS CARNIVAL
MAY 5 TO MAY 9 NEXT TO BEITER’S SUNBURY
1125 NORTH FOURTH ST, SUNBURY

RIDES, FOOD, GAMES

COME SUPPORT THE FIREMEN

AlphageekCon – Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

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AlphageekCon

Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

Saturday, May 1

9AM-6PM

Sunday, May 2

9AM-2PM

$5 per person, family (up to 4) only $12! Good for both days!

To get tickets, click here.

 

 

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Virtual, Silent, Directed, Retreats

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Virtual, Silent, Directed, Weekend Retreat

Enjoy a Silent Directed Weekend Retreat, virtually, presented by Lois Landis Miller, from 7:00 pm, May 14 to 2:00 pm, May 16th.  This virtual, silent retreat, will be supported by your own silence. It will offer time for prayer, and for meeting privately for two individual sessions with a spiritual director to discuss one’s experience of God in prayer. For more details and to Register by May 7, call (570)275-0910 or visit www.sscm.org

 

Virtual, Silent, Directed, Retreat

Enjoy a Silent 24 Hour Directed Retreat, virtually, presented by Lois Landis Miller, from 7:00 pm, May 14 to 7:00 pm, May 15th.  This virtual, silent retreat, will be supported by your own silence. It will offer time for prayer, and for meeting privately for one individual session with a spiritual director to discuss one’s experience of God in prayer. For more details and to Register by May 7, call (570)275-0910 or visit www.sscm.org

Delgrosso’s/Marianna’s Hoagies and Pizzas Sale at the West End Library

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Get delicious Delgrosso’s/Marianna’s hoagies and pizzas through West End Library’s fundraiser.

 

Available for order are 14” hoagies which include Italian, All American, Ham, Ham Club, Roast Beef, Turkey, Three Cheese, Smoked Ham and Cheddar. Pizzas are 12” and include pepperoni, cheese, and white. Place your order now through Tuesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm. Orders can be picked up Friday, May 28 after 2:00 pm. Pizzas can be frozen and heat well in the oven. Each hoagie and pizza are $9.00 each.

 

The funds generated from this fundraiser are used to assist with the expenses associated with the adult and children’s programs. Programming enables the community to experience and learn from knowledgeable presenters. The West End Library takes pride in the ability to bring programs of interest to the community.

 

To place an order or for more information visit the West End Library at 45 Ball Park Road in Laurelton or call 570-922-4773.

Blood Donation Opportunities – Central PA

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This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine – can they donate?

 

As long as donors are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, there’s no waiting period required after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the U.S. Additional blood donation eligibility information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/Eligibility.

 

Schedule an appointment now to give blood and make it a summer full of life for patients. Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

 

Health insights for donors

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Testing may also identify the presence of antibodies developed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Plasma from routine blood and platelet donations that test positive for high levels of antibodies may be used as convalescent plasma to meet potential future needs of COVID-19 patients. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood product collected from COVID-19 survivors who have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus.

 

The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

 

At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.

 

Donors can expect to receive antibody test and sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

 

Blood drive safety

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face masks for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 1-15

 

Bradford

 

Canton

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Canton Moose Lodge, 41 Sullivan Street

 

Rome

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Windham Twp. Community Hall, 38846 State Route 187

 

Sayre

5/4/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sayre Elks Club, 117 South Elmer Ave

 

Towanda

5/5/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1248 Golden Mile Road
5/12/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Towanda Fire Company, 101 Elm Street

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Clinton

 

Lock Haven

5/13/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Best Western Lock Haven, 101 East Walnut Street

5/13/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., River Valley Regional YMCA, 145 East Water Street

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Columbia

 

Stillwater

5/10/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Stillwater Christian Church, 39 McMichael Street

 

Berwick

5/11/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 116 Summerhill Avenue

 

Bloomsburg

5/11/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Mall, 225 Columbia Mall Dr

5/14/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bloomsburg YMCA, 30 East 7th Street

 

Benton

5/12/2021: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Northern Columbia Community and  Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive

 

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Lackawanna

 

Scranton Blood Donation Center, 3 West Olive Street

5/1/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/2/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/3/2021: 10:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

5/4/2021: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

5/4/2021: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

5/5/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

5/6/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.

5/8/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/9/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/10/2021: 10:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

5/12/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

5/13/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

5/15/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Scranton

5/15/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Wright Center, 501 S Washington Ave

 

Clarks Summit

5/11/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Constantino’s Catering, 1385 Lackawanna Trail

 

Carbondale

5/13/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 North Main Street

 

Covington Township

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Daleville United Methodist Church, 423 Dorantown Road

 

 

Dunmore

5/7/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., La Buona Vita, 200 Reilly St

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Luzerne

 

Ashley, Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd

5/1/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/2/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/3/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

5/4/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

5/7/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/8/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/9/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/10/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

5/11/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

5/14/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/15/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Mountain Top

5/1/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 175 South Main Road

 

Swoyersville

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 116 Hughes Street

 

Shickshinny

5/15/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Masonic Sylvania Lodge 354, 249 Trailing Pine Road

 

Wilkes Barre

5/5/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ken Pollock Tire and Auto Center, 88 Wyoming Valley Mall

 

Dallas

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dallas Shopping Center, 1 Tunkhannock Highway

 

Hazle Township

5/7/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall

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Lycoming

 

Muncy

5/5/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Muncy Masonic Lodge, 28 Brummer Pond Road

 

Lairdsville

5/7/2021: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carl G. Renn Elementary School, 183 School Lane

 

Pennsdale

5/8/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lycoming Mall, 300 Lycoming Mall Circle

 

Williamsport

5/12/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Genetti Hotel, 200 West Fourth Street

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Boulevard

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Monroe

 

Stroudsburg

5/5/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., YMCA, 809 Main Street

 

Gilbert

5/6/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 927, 1 Fairground Road

 

Blakeslee

5/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 550 Rt 940

 

Mount Pocono

5/13/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ray Price Auto Park-Mt. Pocono, 2969 Rt 940

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Pike

 

Hawley

5/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Central Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 27, 574 Westcolang Road

 

Milford

5/12/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Patricks Catholic Church, 111 East High Street

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Schuylkill

 

Llewellyn

5/13/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Good Intent Hose Co. #1, 12 Silverton Road

 

Schuylkill Haven

5/13/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock Street

 

McAdoo

5/4/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Boyers, 318 S Hancock St

 

Pottsville

5/5/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Life Centre Foursquare Church, 2300 Mahantongo Street

5/8/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairlane Village Mall, 7211 Pottsville St. Clair Highway, Fairlane Village Mall Office

 

Pine Grove

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Pine Grove Ambulance, 46 Spruce Street

 

Tamaqua

5/6/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, 150 Pine Street

5/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, 150 Pine Street

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Sullivan

 

Muncy Valley

5/5/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Muncy Valley Fire Company, 11997 PA Route 42

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Wayne

Newfoundland

5/5/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Greene Dreher Fire Hall, 460 Crestmont Drive

 

Honesdale

5/11/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Lemnitzer Armory, 232 Tryon Street

Outdoor Yoga – Lewisburg Children’s Museum

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Serene Saturdays: Outdoor Yoga
10:00 – 10:30am
Start your day off right with a morning outdoor yoga session. Instructed by our friends from Laurel Limb Yoga, participants will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises.  Yoga will be held outside on Saturdays starting May 1st at 10:00am-10:30am. Participants should bring their own yoga mat or towel.

Classes are $5 for children 5 and up and their caregiver.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Masks are required. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting. Classes made possible by support from the 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation.

Register by class at https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org/outdoor-yoga

Mount Carmel Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner

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On Sunday, May 2nd, the Mount Carmel Lions Club will once again hold their semi-annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Atlas Legion (corner of Route 61 & Wilburton Road).

 

Due to current health concerns, this event will be take-out only, using the Lions Club’s containers only.

Outside containers are not permitted.

Dinners can be picked up from 11:30 am until  2:00 pm.

Tickets are $8.00.

Proceeds go to Lions community projects.

West End Library offers Dog Training Programs

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Tails are wagging at the West End Library in Laurelton. Library Director and an American Kennel Club certified dog evaluator, Wendy Wrote is combining her love of dogs and her role at the library by teaching dog weekly training classes to help raise funds for the library.

“I wanted to hold dog classes at the West End Library because there are not many available to

our community. I’ve always had to travel long distances when I took my dogs to classes.  I attend an Agility Class in Harrisburg at this time.” said Wrote. Holding classes for the community at a fair price that is donated to the library just seemed to be the right thing to do she added. “The West End Library is the perfect place to hold dog classes. There is a walking trail, outside areas to train and now our gazebo.”

 

Wrote is halfway through their first Puppy Kindergarten class. The class, also known as AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, is a 7-week program meant to help get you and your puppy off to a good start.  The class has been so popular that a waiting list was added and two more sessions are scheduled for May.

Also scheduled is a Canine Good Citizen Class, available to dogs of all ages, beginning May 25. The 6-week program focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community, according to the AKC description.

As a dog trainer for over 15 years, Wrote enjoys working with the owners and their dogs. “Dogs are a part of our families and helping the owners and their dogs become a great team is the best feeling in the world,” she said.

All the classes taught at the library follow standards provided by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and have a maximum of 5 participants.

The library also has its own therapy dog named Maverick, a 2 1/2-year-old Australian Shepherd. “He’s been coming to the library since he was 8 weeks old,” said Wrote. “Maverick has been trained by me and has his Canine Good Citizen title, STAR Puppy Title, plus his Novice and Intermediate Trick Titles.”

Maverick loves children and has his own program that allows children to read their favorite books to him. “Maverick is very patient and attentive to the children and they love him back,” said Wrote. Research shows there are many benefits to kids when they read to dogs. It builds confidence, improves reading fluency and provides a safe and judgement-free environment.

The Reading to Maverick program is held the last Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Parents or caregivers can call the library to sign their child up for a 15-minute time slot.

All funds raised will be used at the West End Library for new materials, programming and summer quest programs. To register for classes or for additional information contact Wendy Rote, Library Director, at 570-922-4773.

The West End Library along with the Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg and the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg comprise the Union County Library System.

UCLS Announces May 2021 Events

April 12, 2021 by · Comments Off on UCLS Announces May 2021 Events
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The Union County Library System—The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library; Mifflinburg; and West End Library, Laurelton—is hosting the following events in May 2021. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, visit the UCLS website at www.UnionCountyLibraries.org.    

 

 All Locations

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Online Shopping Safety – Online Program

Monday, May 3 – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the best practices for shopping and buying items online. All registrants must have a computer and internet connection to view this presentation as well as provide an email address to obtain the link to join the program on the day of the presentation. Register online.

 

The Public Library for Union County

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Hot Air Balloon Mobile Pick Up Craft

Tuesday, May 11 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Add a unique twist to your home decor with our hot air balloon mobile perfect for any room! Stop by the library during business hours to pick up your supplies. Paper, wooden dowels and directions provided by the library. First come first serve while supplies last.

 

All Things Books Facebook Group

Ongoing

Join our Facebook group page where patrons can share what they are currently reading, recommendations, favorite authors, book discussions and more! Find the group at Facebook.com/groups/plucbooks

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

Spring Fling at the Lewisburg Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Library table to visit with Ms. Mary & Ms. Davena and get a sneak peek of Summer Quest 2021 and make a simple craft to take home.

 

Online Preschool Storytime LIVE with Ms. Davena

Tuesday, May 4, 11, & 18 – 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Ms. Davena for online storytime. Sing songs, read books, and learn some simple ASL signs centered around a different theme each week. For ages 3-5. Links for accompanying activities and crafts are included in the description below each video. View LIVE on Facebook.com/PubLibUC or view later on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover

 

Online Baby Storytime LIVE with Ms. Davena

Friday, May 7, 14, & 21 – 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Ms. Davena for an online storytime based on the “Mother Goose on the Loose” program, which shows that children learn best through routine and repetition in a nurturing environment. Learn songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple ASL signs. For ages 0-2. View LIVE on Facebook.com/PubLibUC or view later on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover

 

Lego Challenge Club

Wednesday, May 5

First Wednesday of Each Month

Receive new LEGO Challenges on the first Wednesday of each month. Send in your photos via email to Ms. Davena to be posted to our online Lego Club Gallery. Once a month, one lucky Lego builder will have their creation featured on our Facebook page. Must register in order participate and to view the gallery. To register call the library at 570-523-1172 or register online.

 

Cultural Storytime  

Tuesday, May 18 – 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Explore a country and its language with stories, songs and activities. A collaboration with the Bucknell University’s Foreign Language Department. View on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover. For ages 3-5.

 

 

Herr Memorial Library

 

PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

 

Monthly STEM Activity

During Library Hours

April Showers Bring May Flowers. STEM Activity for children and adults.

 

 

Book in a Jar

Month of May– During Library Hours

Patrons can attempt to guess the title and author of a shredded book in a jar and compete to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

 

 

ADULT/TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Special Stitches Knitting Group

Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Special Stitches Knitting Group welcomes all skill levels. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. Please register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Novel Thoughts Book Club

Thursday, May 6 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

First Thursday of the month

Join fellow book lovers and discuss a new book each month. Please register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

 

STEM Take Home Bags for Adults

During Library Hours

Each month adults can pick up a new packet of coloring pages, word puzzles and more!

 

Teen Game Night

Mondays– 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Have fun playing games with old and new friends at the Teen Space’s weekly Game Night. Discord link: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

Teen Anime Night

Wednesday, May 12 – 3:30 pm

Relax and have fun with friends at the teen space while watching an anime movie.  Discord link: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

Teen Movie Night

Wednesday, May 26– 3:30 pm  

Relax and have fun with friends at the monthly movie night for teens: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

 

West End Library

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Comic Book Talk – Virtual Program

Tuesdays

Learn about the history, creators and collecting of comic books by tuning into the West End Library’s Comic Book Talk. Watch on Facebook.com/West.End.Reads or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/WestEndComics

 

Basic Crochet

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am – Noon

1st Saturday of each month

Learn to crochet! Bring your own size 7, 8, or 9 crochet hook. We have a good supply of yarn available at the library. If you want to bring your own yarn, please make sure it is 4-ply knitting worsted in a solid color. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Mah Jongg

Fridays, May 7 & 21 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. No experience is needed. An instructor is on hand to teach newcomers this tile-based game. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

 

The Art of Cooking with Friends

Thursday, May 27 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our cooking group selects a recipe from a cookbook at the library, then prepares a dish to share. May’s theme is Veintisiete de Mayo, a Mexican dinner. The group meets outdoors in the library’s gazebo (weather permitting). Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Puppy Kindergarten (STAR Puppy)

7-Week Program

Session 1: Monday, May 17, 24, June 7,14, 21, 28 & July 5– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Session 2: Tuesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & July 6 & 13– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost $35 (proceeds benefit the West End Library)

The AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program (Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility) is meant to help get you and your puppy off to a good start. It’s open to any puppy under 1 year of age with appropriate vaccinations. Both purebreds and mixed breeds are eligible. Once your pup passes the S.T.A.R. puppy test, which is awarded at the end of the 7-week course, you’ll be given an application to send into the AKC who will send you a S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal and a certificate showing your pup is now a S.T.A.R. puppy. For questions or to register contact Wendy at [email protected] or 570-452-1404.

 

Canine Good Citizen

6-Week Program

Tuesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & July 6 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost – $50 (proceeds benefit the West End Library)

This 6-week program is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible

ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. No age minimum. For questions or to register contact Wendy at [email protected] or 570-452-1404.

 

 

CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

 

Virtual Preschool Discover

Tuesdays

This virtual program features a weekly theme with read-aloud stories, songs and age-appropriate activities. For children up to age 5. Watch on Facebook.com/West.End.Reads or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/WestEndStorytime

 

May Craft of the Month

During Library Hours

The May Craft of the Month is a paper crown that children can decorate. For ages 3-10. Available while supplies last.

 

Vision Screening

Thursday, May 27 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Parents and pre-school children receive a vision screening from Central Susquehanna Sign Services. A $1.00 registration fee is required. To sign up call the library at 570-922-4773.

 

Reading with Maverick

Saturday, May 29 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Children are welcome to read to our certified therapy dog, Maverick. One child is allowed at a time. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. To sign up for a 15-minute time slot, call the library at 570-922-4773.

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Evangelical Community Health and Wellness to Hold Free Bike Helmet Giveaway and Safety Program

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According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of severe head injury and may even save lives. During a typical fall or collision, much of the impact energy is absorbed by the helmet, rather than the head and brain.

As summer approaches, Evangelical Community Health and Wellness wants to educate kids and parents on the importance of wearing a helmet while biking.

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 4-6 pm, a free bike helmet give-away event for children 12 and under is being held at The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness outdoor play area, 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg. The event is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Valley in Lewisburg, Inc.

Children taking part in the event will be fitted with a CPSC regulated bike helmet and instructed on safe bike helmet use. Children must be present to receive a helmet and to have it properly fitted. Supplies for this event are limited and will be given away on a first-come basis.

Anyone age 12 or under who does not own a helmet or who has a helmet that is more than five years old or has sustained a major impact, should consider attending.

For more information, call Evangelical Community Health and Wellness at 570-768-3200.

East End Fire Co. Carnival

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EAST END FIRE CO- SUNBURY,PA
BENEFITS EAST END FIRE CO

EAST ENDS CARNIVAL
MAY 5 TO MAY 9 NEXT TO BEITER’S SUNBURY
1125 NORTH FOURTH ST, SUNBURY

RIDES, FOOD, GAMES

COME SUPPORT THE FIREMEN

AlphageekCon – Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

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AlphageekCon

Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

Saturday, May 1

9AM-6PM

Sunday, May 2

9AM-2PM

$5 per person, family (up to 4) only $12! Good for both days!

To get tickets, click here.

 

 

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Virtual, Silent, Directed, Retreats

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Virtual, Silent, Directed, Weekend Retreat

Enjoy a Silent Directed Weekend Retreat, virtually, presented by Lois Landis Miller, from 7:00 pm, May 14 to 2:00 pm, May 16th.  This virtual, silent retreat, will be supported by your own silence. It will offer time for prayer, and for meeting privately for two individual sessions with a spiritual director to discuss one’s experience of God in prayer. For more details and to Register by May 7, call (570)275-0910 or visit www.sscm.org

 

Virtual, Silent, Directed, Retreat

Enjoy a Silent 24 Hour Directed Retreat, virtually, presented by Lois Landis Miller, from 7:00 pm, May 14 to 7:00 pm, May 15th.  This virtual, silent retreat, will be supported by your own silence. It will offer time for prayer, and for meeting privately for one individual session with a spiritual director to discuss one’s experience of God in prayer. For more details and to Register by May 7, call (570)275-0910 or visit www.sscm.org

Delgrosso’s/Marianna’s Hoagies and Pizzas Sale at the West End Library

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Get delicious Delgrosso’s/Marianna’s hoagies and pizzas through West End Library’s fundraiser.

 

Available for order are 14” hoagies which include Italian, All American, Ham, Ham Club, Roast Beef, Turkey, Three Cheese, Smoked Ham and Cheddar. Pizzas are 12” and include pepperoni, cheese, and white. Place your order now through Tuesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm. Orders can be picked up Friday, May 28 after 2:00 pm. Pizzas can be frozen and heat well in the oven. Each hoagie and pizza are $9.00 each.

 

The funds generated from this fundraiser are used to assist with the expenses associated with the adult and children’s programs. Programming enables the community to experience and learn from knowledgeable presenters. The West End Library takes pride in the ability to bring programs of interest to the community.

 

To place an order or for more information visit the West End Library at 45 Ball Park Road in Laurelton or call 570-922-4773.

Blood Donation Opportunities – Central PA

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This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine – can they donate?

 

As long as donors are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, there’s no waiting period required after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the U.S. Additional blood donation eligibility information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/Eligibility.

 

Schedule an appointment now to give blood and make it a summer full of life for patients. Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

 

Health insights for donors

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Testing may also identify the presence of antibodies developed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Plasma from routine blood and platelet donations that test positive for high levels of antibodies may be used as convalescent plasma to meet potential future needs of COVID-19 patients. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood product collected from COVID-19 survivors who have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus.

 

The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

 

At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.

 

Donors can expect to receive antibody test and sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

 

Blood drive safety

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face masks for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 1-15

 

Bradford

 

Canton

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Canton Moose Lodge, 41 Sullivan Street

 

Rome

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Windham Twp. Community Hall, 38846 State Route 187

 

Sayre

5/4/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sayre Elks Club, 117 South Elmer Ave

 

Towanda

5/5/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1248 Golden Mile Road
5/12/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Towanda Fire Company, 101 Elm Street

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Clinton

 

Lock Haven

5/13/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Best Western Lock Haven, 101 East Walnut Street

5/13/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., River Valley Regional YMCA, 145 East Water Street

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Columbia

 

Stillwater

5/10/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Stillwater Christian Church, 39 McMichael Street

 

Berwick

5/11/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 116 Summerhill Avenue

 

Bloomsburg

5/11/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Mall, 225 Columbia Mall Dr

5/14/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bloomsburg YMCA, 30 East 7th Street

 

Benton

5/12/2021: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Northern Columbia Community and  Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive

 

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Lackawanna

 

Scranton Blood Donation Center, 3 West Olive Street

5/1/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/2/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/3/2021: 10:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

5/4/2021: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

5/4/2021: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

5/5/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

5/6/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.

5/8/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/9/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/10/2021: 10:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

5/12/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

5/13/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

5/15/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Scranton

5/15/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Wright Center, 501 S Washington Ave

 

Clarks Summit

5/11/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Constantino’s Catering, 1385 Lackawanna Trail

 

Carbondale

5/13/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 North Main Street

 

Covington Township

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Daleville United Methodist Church, 423 Dorantown Road

 

 

Dunmore

5/7/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., La Buona Vita, 200 Reilly St

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Luzerne

 

Ashley, Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd

5/1/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/2/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/3/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

5/4/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

5/7/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/8/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/9/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/10/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

5/11/2021: 12:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

5/14/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

5/15/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Mountain Top

5/1/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 175 South Main Road

 

Swoyersville

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 116 Hughes Street

 

Shickshinny

5/15/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Masonic Sylvania Lodge 354, 249 Trailing Pine Road

 

Wilkes Barre

5/5/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ken Pollock Tire and Auto Center, 88 Wyoming Valley Mall

 

Dallas

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dallas Shopping Center, 1 Tunkhannock Highway

 

Hazle Township

5/7/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall

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Lycoming

 

Muncy

5/5/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Muncy Masonic Lodge, 28 Brummer Pond Road

 

Lairdsville

5/7/2021: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Carl G. Renn Elementary School, 183 School Lane

 

Pennsdale

5/8/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lycoming Mall, 300 Lycoming Mall Circle

 

Williamsport

5/12/2021: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Genetti Hotel, 200 West Fourth Street

5/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Boulevard

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Monroe

 

Stroudsburg

5/5/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., YMCA, 809 Main Street

 

Gilbert

5/6/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 927, 1 Fairground Road

 

Blakeslee

5/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 550 Rt 940

 

Mount Pocono

5/13/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ray Price Auto Park-Mt. Pocono, 2969 Rt 940

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Pike

 

Hawley

5/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Central Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 27, 574 Westcolang Road

 

Milford

5/12/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Patricks Catholic Church, 111 East High Street

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Schuylkill

 

Llewellyn

5/13/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Good Intent Hose Co. #1, 12 Silverton Road

 

Schuylkill Haven

5/13/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock Street

 

McAdoo

5/4/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Boyers, 318 S Hancock St

 

Pottsville

5/5/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Life Centre Foursquare Church, 2300 Mahantongo Street

5/8/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairlane Village Mall, 7211 Pottsville St. Clair Highway, Fairlane Village Mall Office

 

Pine Grove

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Pine Grove Ambulance, 46 Spruce Street

 

Tamaqua

5/6/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, 150 Pine Street

5/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, 150 Pine Street

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Sullivan

 

Muncy Valley

5/5/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Muncy Valley Fire Company, 11997 PA Route 42

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Wayne

Newfoundland

5/5/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Greene Dreher Fire Hall, 460 Crestmont Drive

 

Honesdale

5/11/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Lemnitzer Armory, 232 Tryon Street

Outdoor Yoga – Lewisburg Children’s Museum

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Serene Saturdays: Outdoor Yoga
10:00 – 10:30am
Start your day off right with a morning outdoor yoga session. Instructed by our friends from Laurel Limb Yoga, participants will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises.  Yoga will be held outside on Saturdays starting May 1st at 10:00am-10:30am. Participants should bring their own yoga mat or towel.

Classes are $5 for children 5 and up and their caregiver.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Masks are required. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting. Classes made possible by support from the 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation.

Register by class at https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org/outdoor-yoga

Mount Carmel Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner

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On Sunday, May 2nd, the Mount Carmel Lions Club will once again hold their semi-annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Atlas Legion (corner of Route 61 & Wilburton Road).

 

Due to current health concerns, this event will be take-out only, using the Lions Club’s containers only.

Outside containers are not permitted.

Dinners can be picked up from 11:30 am until  2:00 pm.

Tickets are $8.00.

Proceeds go to Lions community projects.

West End Library offers Dog Training Programs

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Tails are wagging at the West End Library in Laurelton. Library Director and an American Kennel Club certified dog evaluator, Wendy Wrote is combining her love of dogs and her role at the library by teaching dog weekly training classes to help raise funds for the library.

“I wanted to hold dog classes at the West End Library because there are not many available to

our community. I’ve always had to travel long distances when I took my dogs to classes.  I attend an Agility Class in Harrisburg at this time.” said Wrote. Holding classes for the community at a fair price that is donated to the library just seemed to be the right thing to do she added. “The West End Library is the perfect place to hold dog classes. There is a walking trail, outside areas to train and now our gazebo.”

 

Wrote is halfway through their first Puppy Kindergarten class. The class, also known as AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, is a 7-week program meant to help get you and your puppy off to a good start.  The class has been so popular that a waiting list was added and two more sessions are scheduled for May.

Also scheduled is a Canine Good Citizen Class, available to dogs of all ages, beginning May 25. The 6-week program focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community, according to the AKC description.

As a dog trainer for over 15 years, Wrote enjoys working with the owners and their dogs. “Dogs are a part of our families and helping the owners and their dogs become a great team is the best feeling in the world,” she said.

All the classes taught at the library follow standards provided by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and have a maximum of 5 participants.

The library also has its own therapy dog named Maverick, a 2 1/2-year-old Australian Shepherd. “He’s been coming to the library since he was 8 weeks old,” said Wrote. “Maverick has been trained by me and has his Canine Good Citizen title, STAR Puppy Title, plus his Novice and Intermediate Trick Titles.”

Maverick loves children and has his own program that allows children to read their favorite books to him. “Maverick is very patient and attentive to the children and they love him back,” said Wrote. Research shows there are many benefits to kids when they read to dogs. It builds confidence, improves reading fluency and provides a safe and judgement-free environment.

The Reading to Maverick program is held the last Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Parents or caregivers can call the library to sign their child up for a 15-minute time slot.

All funds raised will be used at the West End Library for new materials, programming and summer quest programs. To register for classes or for additional information contact Wendy Rote, Library Director, at 570-922-4773.

The West End Library along with the Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg and the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg comprise the Union County Library System.

UCLS Announces May 2021 Events

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The Union County Library System—The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library; Mifflinburg; and West End Library, Laurelton—is hosting the following events in May 2021. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, visit the UCLS website at www.UnionCountyLibraries.org.    

 

 All Locations

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Online Shopping Safety – Online Program

Monday, May 3 – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the best practices for shopping and buying items online. All registrants must have a computer and internet connection to view this presentation as well as provide an email address to obtain the link to join the program on the day of the presentation. Register online.

 

The Public Library for Union County

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Hot Air Balloon Mobile Pick Up Craft

Tuesday, May 11 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Add a unique twist to your home decor with our hot air balloon mobile perfect for any room! Stop by the library during business hours to pick up your supplies. Paper, wooden dowels and directions provided by the library. First come first serve while supplies last.

 

All Things Books Facebook Group

Ongoing

Join our Facebook group page where patrons can share what they are currently reading, recommendations, favorite authors, book discussions and more! Find the group at Facebook.com/groups/plucbooks

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

Spring Fling at the Lewisburg Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Library table to visit with Ms. Mary & Ms. Davena and get a sneak peek of Summer Quest 2021 and make a simple craft to take home.

 

Online Preschool Storytime LIVE with Ms. Davena

Tuesday, May 4, 11, & 18 – 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Ms. Davena for online storytime. Sing songs, read books, and learn some simple ASL signs centered around a different theme each week. For ages 3-5. Links for accompanying activities and crafts are included in the description below each video. View LIVE on Facebook.com/PubLibUC or view later on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover

 

Online Baby Storytime LIVE with Ms. Davena

Friday, May 7, 14, & 21 – 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Ms. Davena for an online storytime based on the “Mother Goose on the Loose” program, which shows that children learn best through routine and repetition in a nurturing environment. Learn songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple ASL signs. For ages 0-2. View LIVE on Facebook.com/PubLibUC or view later on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover

 

Lego Challenge Club

Wednesday, May 5

First Wednesday of Each Month

Receive new LEGO Challenges on the first Wednesday of each month. Send in your photos via email to Ms. Davena to be posted to our online Lego Club Gallery. Once a month, one lucky Lego builder will have their creation featured on our Facebook page. Must register in order participate and to view the gallery. To register call the library at 570-523-1172 or register online.

 

Cultural Storytime  

Tuesday, May 18 – 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Explore a country and its language with stories, songs and activities. A collaboration with the Bucknell University’s Foreign Language Department. View on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover. For ages 3-5.

 

 

Herr Memorial Library

 

PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

 

Monthly STEM Activity

During Library Hours

April Showers Bring May Flowers. STEM Activity for children and adults.

 

 

Book in a Jar

Month of May– During Library Hours

Patrons can attempt to guess the title and author of a shredded book in a jar and compete to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

 

 

ADULT/TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Special Stitches Knitting Group

Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Special Stitches Knitting Group welcomes all skill levels. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. Please register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Novel Thoughts Book Club

Thursday, May 6 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

First Thursday of the month

Join fellow book lovers and discuss a new book each month. Please register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

 

STEM Take Home Bags for Adults

During Library Hours

Each month adults can pick up a new packet of coloring pages, word puzzles and more!

 

Teen Game Night

Mondays– 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Have fun playing games with old and new friends at the Teen Space’s weekly Game Night. Discord link: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

Teen Anime Night

Wednesday, May 12 – 3:30 pm

Relax and have fun with friends at the teen space while watching an anime movie.  Discord link: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

Teen Movie Night

Wednesday, May 26– 3:30 pm  

Relax and have fun with friends at the monthly movie night for teens: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

 

West End Library

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Comic Book Talk – Virtual Program

Tuesdays

Learn about the history, creators and collecting of comic books by tuning into the West End Library’s Comic Book Talk. Watch on Facebook.com/West.End.Reads or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/WestEndComics

 

Basic Crochet

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am – Noon

1st Saturday of each month

Learn to crochet! Bring your own size 7, 8, or 9 crochet hook. We have a good supply of yarn available at the library. If you want to bring your own yarn, please make sure it is 4-ply knitting worsted in a solid color. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Mah Jongg

Fridays, May 7 & 21 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. No experience is needed. An instructor is on hand to teach newcomers this tile-based game. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

 

The Art of Cooking with Friends

Thursday, May 27 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our cooking group selects a recipe from a cookbook at the library, then prepares a dish to share. May’s theme is Veintisiete de Mayo, a Mexican dinner. The group meets outdoors in the library’s gazebo (weather permitting). Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Puppy Kindergarten (STAR Puppy)

7-Week Program

Session 1: Monday, May 17, 24, June 7,14, 21, 28 & July 5– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Session 2: Tuesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & July 6 & 13– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost $35 (proceeds benefit the West End Library)

The AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program (Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility) is meant to help get you and your puppy off to a good start. It’s open to any puppy under 1 year of age with appropriate vaccinations. Both purebreds and mixed breeds are eligible. Once your pup passes the S.T.A.R. puppy test, which is awarded at the end of the 7-week course, you’ll be given an application to send into the AKC who will send you a S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal and a certificate showing your pup is now a S.T.A.R. puppy. For questions or to register contact Wendy at [email protected] or 570-452-1404.

 

Canine Good Citizen

6-Week Program

Tuesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & July 6 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost – $50 (proceeds benefit the West End Library)

This 6-week program is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible

ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. No age minimum. For questions or to register contact Wendy at [email protected] or 570-452-1404.

 

 

CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

 

Virtual Preschool Discover

Tuesdays

This virtual program features a weekly theme with read-aloud stories, songs and age-appropriate activities. For children up to age 5. Watch on Facebook.com/West.End.Reads or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/WestEndStorytime

 

May Craft of the Month

During Library Hours

The May Craft of the Month is a paper crown that children can decorate. For ages 3-10. Available while supplies last.

 

Vision Screening

Thursday, May 27 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Parents and pre-school children receive a vision screening from Central Susquehanna Sign Services. A $1.00 registration fee is required. To sign up call the library at 570-922-4773.

 

Reading with Maverick

Saturday, May 29 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Children are welcome to read to our certified therapy dog, Maverick. One child is allowed at a time. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. To sign up for a 15-minute time slot, call the library at 570-922-4773.

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