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The following is a listing of June events at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. To register for any event or for more information, call 570-587-3440 or visit As a reminder, the library will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. This month, the library will collect items for the women inmates at the Lackawanna County Prison.

Ongoing Events

• Story times 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.

• Anime Club: Fridays from 4-6 p.m. Open to grades seven through 12.

July Events

• Intermediate Play Writing: Tuesday, July 1, from 6-8 p.m. Facilitated by Rachel Strayer. Grades 10-12. Additional sessions will be held on Tuesday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m.

• Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel: Saturday, July 5, 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, July 19, from 1-3 p.m.

• Gallery of Hope: Monday, July 7, through Monday, July 14. Visit the Blue Cross of NEPA’s traveling breast cancer awareness display. This display shares the stories of ten local breast cancer survivors and is intended to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection.

• Experience Meditation: Monday, July 7, from 7-8 p.m. Experience meditation with facilitator Joanne Scanlon. The benefits of meditation include managing stress, reducing anxiety, improving relationships, creating inner peace and awakening your intuition.

• Technology Scheduling Session: Tuesday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to noon. One-on-one sessions for adults who need help in computer basics, such as email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Microsoft Office Suite (2007). Additional sessions will be held on Tuesday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, July 23, from 6-7 p.m.

• Quilting: Thursday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m. Bring your current project. Adults. An additional session will be held on Thursday, July 24, from 6-8 p.m.

• Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show: Thursday, July 10, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Entertainment for children by magician John Andrews.

• Kaffeklatsch: Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. German language conversation group for all levels.

• Zentangle Inspired Art: Friday, July 11, from 4-6 p.m. Create images by drawing structured patterns. All materials provided.

• Game Night with Wii: Friday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Open to grades four through six.

• Second Saturdays Story Time: Saturday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m. Featuring “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” open to ages 3-6. Siblings welcome.

• Chess Club: Saturday, July 12, from 1-4 p.m. Open to adults.

• Jewelry Workshop: Monday, July 14, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Design rubber band, bead and friendship bracelets. Instruction and materials provided. Open to grades three to six. Sponsored by the Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee.

• Restorative Yoga: Monday, July 14, beginning at 7 p.m. Michele Scalzo Kudalsky will conduct a three-evening series in relaxation and guided movement. Attendees must bring their own mat and small pillow. Register in advance by calling 570-335-5902. Additional sessions will be held on Monday, July 21, and Monday, July 28.

• Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, July 16, from 2-3 p.m. This month’s book is “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. Adults.

• 800 Club: Wednesday, July 16, from 4-5 p.m. Meet with students interested in studying together for the SAT exams. Bring paper, pencil and study materials. Open to grades 10-12.

• Wild Weather: Wednesday, July 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about wild weather with hands-on experiments. Grades four to six.

• Exploding Geoscience: Thursday, July 17, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will explore the great extinction that wiped out all the dinosaurs. Featuring Molly the Mosasaur, a fifteen-foot undersea reptile that lived in the ancient seas. Open to children in kindergarten through grade six.

• DIY for Teens: Thursday, July 17, from 4-5:30 p.m. Project will be announced. For grades seven to 12.

• Paper Crafting with Maria Pappa: Thursday, July 17, from 6-8 p.m. A materials cost of $10 is paid to the instructor at the time of class.

• UNICO National Heritage Movie: Friday, July 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Featuring “Golden Door,” which tells the story of a Southern Italian family seeking to buy passage to America.

• Stamp Camp: Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A day-long retreat for adults to have a creative escape. A $30 fee includes table space, make-and-take projects, lunch, door prizes and a goody bag.

• Catherine Dawgert Author Visit: Wednesday, July 23, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presented by Woodland Way, a local, independent publisher of children’s stories. Ages 3-8, siblings welcome.

• Make-It, Take-It Craft Time: Wednesday, July 23, 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.

• Acrylic Painting: Wednesday, July 23, from 6-8 p.m. Facilitator Niki Bateman will teach the basics of acrylic painting to students in grades seven to 12. An additional session will be held on Wednesday, July 30.

• Family Story Time: Friday, July 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee, this month’s theme is “Robots.” Open to ages 3-6, siblings welcome.

• LEGO Club: Sunday, July 27, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Open to children in Kindergarten through grade six.

• Veterans Discussion Group: Monday, July 28, from 2-3 p.m. Network and meet fellow veterans for an informal discussion group.

• Teen Leadership Committee Meeting: Tuesday, July 29, 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.

• Writing Session: Wednesday, July 30, from 7-8 p.m. Carol King will facilitate a writing session for adults.

• Soda Bottle Science: Thursday, July 31, beginning at 6:30. Rick Mikula will demonstrate.

• Estate Planning: Thursday, July 31: from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Attorney James Gillotti of Oliver, Price and Rhodes will highlight basic estate planning documents, Pennsylvania inheritance tax and federal estate tax, trusts and the process of administering a decedent’s estate in Pennsylvania.