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The Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, is still offering chances to win a 7-carat amethyst for $1 per chance. A display of minerals is on display through Sunday, March 2, and the drawing will be held on Monday, March 3. All proceeds from the drawing will be used to purchase a carpet for story times. The drawing was sponsored by Penn Minerals and Steve Carter.

The annual Friends of the Abington Community Library book sale will be held on Saturday, April 26. Donations of books, DVDs and CDs are accepted throughout the year. The Friends are planning an event on Saturday, March 29. More information will follow.

The library is in need of hundreds of clean plastic bottle caps of all sizes (up to coffee can lid size) and colors for an event this April. Caps can come from laundry products, milk, juice, sports drinks, water, whipped cream, honey, yogurt, etc. Caps may be dropped off at the Abington Community Library, the Abington Art Studio (208 Depot St., Clarks Summit), or Everything Natural (426 S. State St.) before Tuesday, April 1.

The library is also looking for donations of Abington Heights High School Yearbooks from the 1950s. Please direct all donations or questions to director Leah Ducato Rudolph at or by calling 570-587-3440.

A survey is also available at the library to see if there is interest in setting aside the Ryon Room monthly for local veterans to meet and talk over coffee. Those interested are asked to stop at the library to inform staff of their preferred days and times.

For more information on events or to preregister, visit or call 570-587-3440.

Ongoing Events

• Storytimes for children will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m for preschoolers (ages 3-5), Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers (ages 2-3) and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for babies (ages 0-2). Registration is requested.

• Caring Hands Group: Mondays at 1 p.m. Knit or crochet items that are needed by local non-profit agencies. Grade seven to adult.

• Bridge Group: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. New members welcome.

• Mah Jongg: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. Group consists of National Mah Jongg League players. No experience necessary.

• Bridge Group: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. New members welcome.

• Families Helping Families: Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Facilitators provide an educational series and support group for teens and their families affected by substance abuse. Cosponsored by the Clearbook Foundation.

• Scrabble: Thursdays at 1 p.m. No registration necessary.

March Events

• Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel: Saturday, March 1, from 1-3 p.m. Open to grades four through 12. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. An additional duel will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 1-3 p.m.

• Introduction to Slam Poetry: Sunday, March 2, beginning at 2 p.m. Featuring author/poet Elizabeth Gordon. Gordon is a national award winner for poetry slams. Open to all ages; light refreshments will be served.

• Classics Discussion Group: Monday, March 3, beginning at noon. This month, the group will discuss Goethe’s Faust, parts 1 and 2.

• Writing Your Memoir: Monday, March 3, from 6-8 p.m. Part of a 10-week series taught by Carol Brennan King. Other sessions will be held on March 10, 17, 24 and 31.

• Meet Author Bill Conlogue: Wednesday, March 5, beginning at 5 p.m. Meet the Marywood University professor and author of “Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture” and “Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania’s Working Landscapes.”

• Writing Your Memoir Part 2: Thursday, March 6, from 2-4 p.m. Part of a 10-week series taught by Carol Brennan King. Other sessions will be held on March 13 and 20. This is a continuation of this past fall’s workshops, but newcomers are welcome.

• Game Night with Wii: Friday, March 7, from 6:30-8 p.m. Open to grades four through six.

• Second Saturdays Storytime: Saturday, March 8, from 10:30-11 a.m. This month’s storytime features “Bob the Builder.” Open to ages 3-6. Siblings welcome.

• Lorax ‘Stache Bash: Saturday, March 8, from 2-2:45 p.m. Closing event for the Lackawanna County Library System’s 2014 Winter Reading Club. Mustache crafts, activities, snacks and a reading of “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss will be part of the day’s activities.

• Mystery Book Club: Tuesday, March 11. This month’s reading is “Dog On It” by Spencer Quinn.

• “You Have Been Accepted to College, Now What?”: Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 7 p.m. Open to parents and teens.

• Kaffeeklatsch: Thursday, March 13, beginning at 7 p.m. Informal German conversation group open to all levels.

• Painting Class with Sharon Mcardle: Tuesday, March 18, from 6-8 p.m. This class’s project will be a spring bouquet on a canvas board. A materials fee of $8 per person is due to the instructor at the time of class.

• Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, March 19, from 2-3 p.m. Featuring “Burning Bright” by Tracy Chevalier.

• Make-It, Take-It Craft Time: Wednesday, March 19, from 3-5 p.m. Open to children ages 3-10. Drop in at any time during the hours listed, all materials will be provided.

• After School Do It Yourself for Teens: Thursday, March 20, from 4-5:30 p.m. Open to grades seven through 12. All materials will be supplied. Sponsored by the Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee.

• Paper Crafting with Maria Pappa: Thursday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. A materials cost of $10 is paid to the instructor at the time of class.

• “Go Green”: Friday, March 21, from 6;30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the end of winter with games, food and activities. Open to grades four through six.

• Teen Leadership Committee Meeting: Tursday, March 25, from 4-5 p.m. Open to all teens or tweens interested in voicing their opinions on programming, book selections, etc. Grades five through 12.

• Family Story Time: Friday, March 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee, this month’s theme is “The Zoo.” Open to ages 3-6, siblings welcome.

• LEGO Club: Sunday, March 30, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Open to children in Kindergarten through grade six.