West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave., announces the following events:
West Pittston Writers Workshop: 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month. Jamie Marino’s popular writing workshop continues through Nov. 21 This free workshop is designed to challenge and inspire the poet or storyteller in you with writing exercises, coaching, and community. The group meets in the reading room!
Taste Test: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. This might be the most delicious series the library has offered since the Year of Pizza! Test your taste buds each month and take a guess as to what tasty flavors of your favorite snacks the library has to offer. Then take on the task of rating the flavors according to your favorites! Oct. 22 is popcorn. and Nov. 19 is Doritos.
“Downton Abbey” Afternoon Tea: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Welcome back to Downton! Come “upstairs” to celebrate the “Downton Abbey” movie release. Games, crafts, snacks and, of course, tea will be served, along with lively discussion and plenty of fan obsession. Costumes and Dowager-esque wit encouraged. Space is limited so register early. Cost is $5 and includes light refreshments.
Readers Theatre: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Make stories come alive at this free event. Readers Theater is a strategy for developing reading fluency and enhancing reading skills and confidence. Readers of all ages become characters in a play and present short, silly stories with no memorization of lines, just read right from the script while the parents sit back and enjoy the show. The audience may even get involved, too. Registration for this free event must be done in advance and can be done in person or by calling 570-654-9847. Registration through Facebook is not accepted.
Banned Book Week: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. The 2019 theme, “Censorship Leaves Us In The Dark,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against censorship. So speak up for the stories that matter to you by participating in this powerful event. Join the library’s virtual read-out by getting your mug shot taken while reading a banned book, sign the First Amendment Freedom to Read poster, vote to risk jail time to read, fill in a few banned book mad libs to show how much you miss when you censor, and mod podge a few banned book coasters or turn them into a cool wall hanging.
West Pittston History Walk: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28. Local historian Mary Portelli will lead a guided tour of the Garden Village, featuring homes of the borough’s early founders along the Susquehanna River, from Warren Street to the railroad bridge. This informative and anticipated walk is an offshoot of the library’s West Pittston Walkers group. The walk, which begins at the library, is open to all. Registration is not required but appreciated.