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The following is a listing of August 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 from Saturday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. This month, the library will collect school supplies for needy students at local schools.

Ongoing Events

• 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.

August Events

• Game Night with Wii: Friday, Aug. 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Open to grades four through six.

• Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel: Saturday, Aug. 2, 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, Aug. 16, from 1-3 p.m.

• Fizz, Boom, Party!: Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 1-3 p.m. Children may drop in for crafts, prizes and ice cream to celebrate summer reading achievements.

• Technology Scheduling Session: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 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 Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 6-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 6-7 p.m.

• Creating Inner Peace: Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 7-8 p.m. Four-week introduction to meditation series with Joanne Scanlon. Concludes on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

• Cupcake Wars with Judy Detter: Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6-8 p.m. Competition for grades seven through 12 where participants get to decorate cupcakes.

• Junior Battle of the Books: Thursday, Aug. 7, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Teams of three to five students in grades four through six answer questions on selected books. Takes place in the Lynett Room at Marywood University.

• Paper Crafting with Maria Pappa: Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m. A materials cost of $10 is paid to the instructor at the time of class. An additional session will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21.

• Mad Scientist: Friday, Aug. 8, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children in grades four to six will try out science experiments.

• Second Saturdays Storytime: Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10:30-11 a.m. This month’s selection is “Peter Rabbit.” For ages 3-6.

• Completing the Common Application: Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2-4 p.m. Facilitator Jennifer Kresock of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates will discuss creating a common college application account, detailed instructions on completing the common application, common application deadlines and other requirements, choosing recommenders, the common application essays, the common application college supplements and final submission and payments.

• Take a Tromp through the Swamp: Saturday, Aug. 9, from 3-4 p.m. Tom Sieling presents a singalong for children.

• No Bake Dessert Challenge: Wednesday, Aug. 13, begins at 6 p.m. Adults can bring in their no-bake desserts for judging. Register for one of 20 baking spots by calling the library.

• Quilting: Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. Bring your current project. Adults. An additional session will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m.

• Kaffeklatsch: Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. German language conversation group for all levels.

• Shark Week: Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. The Everhart Museum visits the library for a shark presentation. Open to ages 5-8.

• Classics Discussion Group: Saturday, Aug. 16, begins at 1 p.m. This month, participants will discuss “The World as Will and Representation” by Arthur Schopenhauer. Adults.

• Intermediate Playwriting Staged Reading: Saturday, Aug. 16, begins at 6:30 p.m. Students in grades 10-12 who participated in this summer’s intermediate playwriting workshop will stage their plays.

• Make-It, Take-It Craft Time: Tuesday, Aug. 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.

• Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 4-5 p.m. This month’s selection is “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. Adults.

• 800 Club: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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.

• Cupcake Wars Junior: Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m. Students in grades four through six will get the chance to decorate cupcakes and win prizes.

• DIY for Teens: Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4-5:30 p.m. Project will be announced. For grades seven to 12.

• Protecting Assets: Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. Attorney James Gillotti from Oliver, Price and Rhodes will discuss the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, eligibility rules and asset protection strategies.

• Family Story Time: Friday, Aug. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee, this month’s theme is “The Farm.” Open to ages 3-6, siblings welcome.

• LEGO Club: Sunday, Aug. 24, 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, Aug. 25, from 2-3 p.m. Network and meet fellow veterans for an informal discussion group.

• End of Summer Craft Bonanza: Monday, Aug. 25, from 6-8 p.m. Children may drop in and pick from leftover crafts, including foxes, masks and puppets.

• Teen Leadership Committee Meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 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.