Book Sale this weekend!

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Join us across the street from the Library at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church for the Fall Book Sale.

Shop thousands of books, audiobooks, cds, and dvds for all ages.

The Friends of the ACL preview sale is Friday, October 6, from 5-8PM.

Preview sale is for paid members. Members may join/rejoin on Friday night prior to shopping. Annual membership dues are $10/individual or $15/family. 
Don’t Forget These Other Great Events at the  Abington Community Library

Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 AM to 2 PM
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE
Join us across the street from the Library at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church for the Fall Book Sale. Shop thousands of books, audiobooks, cds, and dvds for all ages.The Friends of the ACL preview sale is Friday, October 6, from 5-8PM. Preview sale is for paid members. Members may join/rejoin on Friday night prior to shopping.
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Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM
KAFFEEKLATSCH
All are invited to join this German language conversation group. Practice speaking and listening; all levels wilkommen!
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY

Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 AM to 5 PM 
ABPA TRICK-OR-TREATING
Stop by the Library and other local businesses in the Abington Business and Professional Association for a special treat if you’re wearing your Halloween costume

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Sunday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 7:30 PM

HALLOWEEN BASH

The whole family is invited to a big Halloween bash! Wear your costume for a special prize. Enjoy pumpkin painting, spooky treats, Minute to Win it games, and other activities. Drop-in!
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ADULTS  

Every Monday from 1 to 3 PM
CARING HANDS
Do you knit or crochet? Join this group that creates delightful things for the Library and for the less fortunate. Yarn provided.
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Every Tuesday from 10 AM to Noon
ALWAYS IN STITCHES
Stop and see what this amiable bunch of quilters and sewers is up to. Get involved in one of their many charitable endeavors or learn something new.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY

Every Tuesday from 1 to 3 PM    
MAH JONGG    
Join our group of National Mah Jongg League, INC. players. No experience necessary.
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Every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 PM
FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES
Facilitators provide an educational series and support group for teens and their families affected by substance abuse. Co-sponsored by the Clear Brook Foundation.
PA FORWARD: HEALTH LITERACY

Every Thursday from 1 to 3 PM
SCRABBLE
Join our enthusiastic group of Scrabble players for a fun game! No registration necessary.
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Every Friday from 1 to 3 PM
LATIN LANGUAGE CLUB 
Discuss and study uses of classical Latin Language using grammar, historical and everyday phrases of Latin. Beginners are welcome to the club.
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Monday, Oct. 2, 16, 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM 
KNITTING GROUP
Bring your current project and knit with others.

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Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 7:30 PM
THE SPACE DIET WITH LORI FROM CARING TRANSITIONS
This 30-minute presentation covers the basic process of organizing & downsizing: how to sort, organize, arrange, allocate and purge. Includes a step by step “diet” plan for the home.
PA FORWARD: INFORMATION LITERACY
 

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 10 AM to 12 PM 
CREATIVE WRITING WITH CAROL KING
This course is designed to guide students in creative writing through experience in three genres: short story, poetry, and creative non-fiction. The course includes instruction with examples of various types of writing, exercises, and class discussion of the work produced. Once the introductory sessions are completed, students may continue working in the genre that most appeals to them. There will also be some discussion about what is involved in publication.Carol King has taught courses in English and Creative Writing at local colleges for over 30 years. She has a master’s degree in creative writing and has also published a book of poetry. 
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
 

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 1 to 3 PM
MEMOIR & GENEALOGY WITH CAROL KING
This class is designed to enable students to transition from the research they have done or will do into their family’s history to creating works of fiction or nonfiction based on that research. Students will look at examples of this type of writing and will learn how to apply the techniques necessary to produce their own works.Carol King has taught courses in English and Creative Writing at local colleges for over 30 years. She has a master’s degree in creative writing and has also published a book of poetry. 
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Thursday, Oct. 5 & 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM and Oct. 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM: THE WRIGHT STEPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING
You can make a change for life. This program supplements the care you receive from your primary care providers. During educational sessions, lifestyle coaches will help you create realistic plans to reduce your risks and improve your health. National Diabetes Prevention Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PA FORWARD: HEALTH LITERACY

Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM 
SMOCKING GROUP
Bring your current smocking project and mingle with other smockers!*Smocking experience is necessary.  
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Thursday, Oct. 5 from 7 to 8:30 PM 
JIM REMSEN’S EMBATTLED FREEDOM AUTHOR TALK
Waverly native and Abington Heights graduate and author, Jim Remsen will speak about this latest book, “Embattled Freedom.” Jim’s book chronicles a group of runaway slaves who made it up to the Abingtons area and remained. Jim goes beyond this story to cover the Civil War years and looks at the attitudes during and after the war.
PA FORWARD: INFORMATION LITERACY
 

Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 AM to 5 PM
ALL CRAFTING DAY 
Do you knit, bead, make rugs, hand stitch or do any kind of handcraft? Come to share ideas, show off your work and get another crafter’s eye and perception. Chat and meet your neighbors while you work on your craft. Bring any project you’re working on, or come just to be inspired. All levels of experience welcome. 

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Tuesday, Oct. 10 & 24 from 11 AM to 12 PM 
TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULING SESSION
Do you need help in computer basics, Email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007), or something else? Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session today.
PA FORWARD: INFORMATION LITERACY


Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM
MYSTERY/DETECTIVE BOOK CLUB
Selection:Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs
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Thursday, Oct. 12 and 26 from 6 to 8 PM
QUILTING
Bring your project or work on one of ours.
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Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 2:30 PM
SENIOR ALERT: PROPER MEDICATION DISPOSAL
Learn about the importance of Proper Storage and Disposal of Medications, the potential for Drug Theft and Abuse, personal protection, protection of the Environment, Act of 2010, FDA Guidelines for Proper Disposal– at medication take back sites and in home, local implementation of program and national events.Food and refreshments will be provided.There will also be door prizes and giveaways. 
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Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30PM 
LACKAWANNA COUNTY BACKYARD BEEKEEPERS MEETING  
The Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers are a Beekeeping group in (but not limited to) Lackawanna County. Our mission is to foster interest in backyard beekeeping and provide a forum for discussion among local beekeepers. Whether you are already a beekeeper, are interested in becoming a beekeeper, are interested in honeybees, or have land that you would like to use to help sponsor a beehive, then this is the place for you.Beekeeping and honey bee information is exchanged in an informal and friendly environment to help keep our honeybees (and other pollinators) healthy and thriving.    
PA FORWARD: INFORMATION LITERACY
 

Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 2 to 3 PM
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver.
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Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 7 PM
TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULING SESSION
Do you need help in computer basics, Email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007), or something else? Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session today.
PA FORWARD: INFORMATION LITERACY
 

Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 7 PM
RELAX AND UNWIND 
Drop in and color yourself calm or complete a crossword puzzle or other activity sheets. 
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY

Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 PM 
PAPERCRAFTING WITH MARIA PAPPA
Theme: Grateful Harvest. Materials Cost: $10, paid to the instructor the day of the class.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
 

Saturday, Oct. 21 from 7 to 9 PM
TASTING BY THE BOOK III: ALL AROUND THE TABLE
Attend this signature event to taste delicious food prepared by generous, local Community Cooks.

Tickets (advance sales only) are $25 per person.21+: wine, coffee, tea, water, and soda served.

Proceeds will benefit intergenerational programming at the Library.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
 

Monday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 7 PM 
SCRANTON READS BOOK DISCUSSION
We will do a facilitated discussion of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson  Free copies of the book are now available when you sign up for the discussion. Facilitated by Renee Roberts.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY

Monday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 PM 
PAINTING CLASS WITH SHARON MCARDLE
This is a perfect opportunity for adults who always wanted to take painting classes but were afraid to try! The class will be easy and you will be surprised at your artistic ability. A materials fee of $8 per person is due to instructor at time of class. Project: Starry, Starry, Night.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY

Wedneday, Oct. 25 from 9AM to 9PM 
DIY TO GO FOR ADULTS
Stop by the library to pick up your DIY To Go kit. Project: Paper pumpkins
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Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:30 to 4:30 PM 
CREATIVE ESCAPE- STAMPIN’ RETREAT WITH MARIA PAPPA
Join us for a day of fun and creativity!  This is your Autumn break and time to relax and share the day with others who love stamping and crafting! Take time for you. There will be Make & Takes, a goody bag, and door prizes.  Lunch and snacks are included. Bring projects you are currently working on and we’ll supply the table for you to craft and create.  This is a perfect opportunity to work on Christmas cards, gifts or other projects before the holiday rush.  Although many will be stamping — you may bring whatever craft you enjoy to work on that day.Fee for the day long event is $30.Registration closes October 23rd.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY

Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 AM to 2 PM 
NATIONAL  PRESCIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY 
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
PA FORWARD: HEALTH LITERACY

CHILDREN

All Month
STORYTIMES FOR CHILDREN
Baby (ages 0-2): Fridays October 6, 27 @ 10:30am & 11:30am; Toddler (ages 2-3): Wednesdays October 4, 25 @ 10:30am & 11:30am; Preschool (ages 3-5): Tuesdays October 3, 24, 31 @ 10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm.
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY 
Children: Ages 0-5
 

Monday, Oct. 2 from 4:15 to 5 PM

AFTER SCHOOL MINECRAFT
Love to play Minecraft? Interested in meeting with other kids who do too? Bring your devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. Sorry, no instruction will be provided.
PA FORWARD: INFORMATION LITERACY
Children: Grades K-5
 

Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7 PM
MAKING BOOKS COME TO LIFE: LADYBUG GIRL
Ladybug Girl will come for stories, crafts, and snacks during this special storytime sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association.
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY 
Children: Ages 2-7
 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
BLOCK PARTY
Attend a Block Party and join in the free play with blocks, vehicles, animal and people. There are only 2 ground rules: No throwing blocks, and no knocking someone else’s building down! Come ready to play. No registration required.        
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Children: Ages 2-7
 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 7 PM
READ TO DOGS
Drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs. Make a new friend and discover a new book!
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY 
Children: Grades K-4

Monday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
CRAFTERS’ CLUB
Meet other crafters and share tips. All materials will be provided; bring your ideas and creativity. Sponsored by the ACL-TLC.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Children: Grades 3-5

Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
PLAY-K: PLAY & LEARN
“Play is a child’s work.” Interacting with playscapes with themes like Color/Light, Community, Pets, and Transportation will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten. 
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY  
Children: Ages 3-5
 

Thursday, Oct. 19 from 4:15 to 5 PM
AFTER SCHOOL LEGOS
Build with us! We’ll provide the LEGOs; you provide the creativity. This is different than LEGO Club that meets on Sundays; what you build will only last through the session, not be on display. Come enjoy free play with friends who love LEGOs too.
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY 
Children: Grades K-5

Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
MAKE-IT, TAKE-IT CRAFT TIME
Drop in anytime during this hour to create a craft. All materials will be provided. Siblings welcome!
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY  
Children: Grades K-4

Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
TEDDY BEAR CLINIC
Bring your teddy bear for a wellness check-up! The Pediatric Outreach Group for Students of the Commonwealth Medical College will be here to help kids learn about being healthy. During this hour, they will read a short story about the importance of healthy practices. Next, they will show all of the children how to perform a physical exam on their bear. Then, the rest of the time will be spent splitting off with the children individually, and allowing them to use their medical equipment on their own bears, so please bring a bear if you have one. If not, we will have extras. Siblings welcome!
PA FORWARD: HEALTH LITERACY
Children: Ages 2-7

Thursday, Oct. 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
HOMESCHOOLERS @ THE LIBRARY
Attention homeschooling parents! Bring your children to a fun, educational program to enrich their home learning experience. They will enjoy hands-on projects, stories, short videos, and more. 
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY 
Children: Grades K-6
 

Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
MINECRAFT MEET-UP
Love to play Minecraft? Interested in meeting with other kids who do too? Bring your devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. Sorry, no instruction provided. 
PA FORWARD: INFORMATION LITERACY
Children: Grades K-5
 

Sunday, Oct. 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM
LEGO CLUB
Come and build with us! LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. 
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Children: Grades K-5

Monday, Oct. 30 from 4:15 to 5 PM
MATH & SCIENCE CLUB
Do you love experiments? Games? Puzzles? Check out the Library’s new Math & Science Club. Each month, there will be different activities and challenges to complete. This after school club is all about the fun in STEM!
PA FORWARD: BASIC LITERACY 
Children: Grades K-4

TEENS

Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 5 PM 
STRING ART
Choose from three string art designs (your initial, a heart, a feather) and get ready for lots of noisy activity! Please be aware: nails and hammers will be used for this program.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Teens: Grades 9-12

Monday, Oct. 16 from 4 to 5 PM
ACL-TLC MEETING
A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, etc. — come and share your thoughts and ideas.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Teens: Grades 5-12

Friday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
TOUCH OF SLIME
Fun games and activities involving all things slimy and gooey!
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Teens: Grades 5-8
 

Friday, Oct. 27 from 4:15 to 5:15 PM
TEEN READING LOUNGE
This month we’re reading Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell. Join us for a book discussion, snacks, and a craft. PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY

Teens: Grades 9-12

Friday, Oct. 27 from 5:15 to 6:15 PM
TEEN READING LOUNGE
This month we’re reading The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Join us for a book discussion, snacks, and a craft. 
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Teens: Grades 5-8
 

Monday, Oct. 30 from 10 AM to 9 PM
DIY TO GO: TEEN EDITION
Stop by the library to pick up your DIY to go kit. 
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Teens: Grades 5-12

Monday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 5 PM
ACL-TLC MEETING
A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, etc. — come and share your thoughts and ideas.
PA FORWARD: CIVIC & SOCIAL LITERACY
Teens: Grades 5-12

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