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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 This month, the library will collect used jewelry and purses for Dress for Success Lackawanna.

Ongoing Events

• Storytimes for children will be held on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 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


• 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.

• Chess Club: Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Open to adults.

September Events

• Paper Crafting with Maria Pappa: Thursday, Sept. 4, 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, Sept. 18.

• Game Night with Wii: Friday, Sept. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m. Open to grades four through six.

• Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel: Saturday, Sept. 6, 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, Sept. 20, from 1-3 p.m.

• Healthy Kids/ Reflexology for Children: Monday, Sept. 8, from 4:30-6 p.m. Facilitator Gloria Mathieson will host a three-part series discussing how reflexology can benefit children with asthma, allergies or the common cold. Open to adults and children ages 3-12. Additional sessions will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, and Monday, Sept. 22.

• Mysteries and Detectives Book Club: Tuesday, Sept. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. This month’s selection is “Stranger in Paradise” by Robert Parker. Adults.

• Creative Writing Class: Wednesdays, Sept. 10, through Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Facilitator Carol King will teach the basics of poetry and fiction weekly. Adults.

• Nonfiction Writing Class: Wednesdays, Sept. 10, through Nov. 19, from 1-3 p.m. Facilitator Carol King will guide students in the writing of memoirs. Adults.

• Quilting: Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m. Bring your current project. Adults. An additional session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6-8 p.m.

• Kaffeklatsch: Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. German language conversation group for all levels.

• Back-to-School Bingo: Friday, Sept. 12, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open to grades four to six.

• Second Saturdays Story Time: Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Featuring “The Three Little Pigs,” open to ages 3-6. Siblings welcome.

• Awareness and Acceptance of a Dementia Diagnosis: Monday, Sept. 15, from 5-6 p.m. Facilitated by Janine Starinsky. This program is designed to provide ideas for programs and visiting a loved one, help better understand types of programs and ideas to be offered by staff, family members and friends and help to understand the importance of providing quality of life and eliminating boredom. Adults.

• Technology Scheduling Session: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 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). An additional session will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6-7 p.m.

• Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 2-3 p.m. Featuring “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. Adults.

• 800 Club: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 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.

• Afterschool Stories: Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4-4:45 p.m. Afterschool story hour for children in kindergarten through third grade.

• Classics Discussion Group: Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. This month’s discussion will be on Søren Kierkegaard. Adults.

• Completing the Common Application: Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2-4 p.m. Facilitator Jennifer Kresock of NEPA Career and College Consulting Associates will help in the creation of a common application account, present instructions on completing the common application, explain common application deadlines and other requirements and talk about choosing recommenders, the common application essays, the common application college supplements and final submission and payments.

• Roald Dhal Day: Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3-4 p.m. Celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday at the library. Children.

• Veterans’ Discussion Group: Monday, Sept. 22, from 2-3 p.m. Informal discussion group for all veterans.

• Painting Class: Monday, Sept. 22, from 6-8 p.m. Sharon McArdle will show how to paint a bouquet of mums on colored paper. A materials fee of $8 is due to the instructor on the day of class.

• Crafters; Club: Monday, Sept. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children in grades three to six will learn how to create paper lanterns. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee.

• Make-It, Take-It Craft Time: Thursday, Sept. 25, 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.

• La Chiacchierata: Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7-8 p.m. Informal Italian discussion group for all levels.

• Family Story Time: Friday, Sept. 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee, this month’s theme is “Alphabet.” Open to ages 3-6, siblings welcome.

• LEGO Club: Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Open to children in Kindergarten through grade six.

• Teen Leadership Committee Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 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.