Kirby Library Offers Programs For All Ages

Check out the schedule of events to be held at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop in January and February for children, teens, and adults! To register for any of the programs call 570-474-9313 or visit the library.

The library would like to remind everyone that they follow the inclement weather closing & delay schedule of the Crestwood School district. In the event of an early dismissal from school when the library is already open, the Library Director will make the decision as to whether the library will close early. The library does not follow closings and delays due to frigid weather. Closings & delays will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and website at www.kirbylib.org.You

may also call the library to check it it is open at 570-474-9313.

Children’s Programs

Lapsit Story Time — 0 to 23 months — Thursday, January 25 & February 1, 8, 15, 22 — 9:30am

Story Time — Ages 2 to 3.5 — Wednesdays, January 31 & February 7, 14, 21, 28 — 11:00am

Cruise Into Kindergarten — Ages 3.5 to 5 — Fridays, January 19, 26 & February 2 — 11:00am

Fun With Fossils — Grades 2-5 — Saturday, February 3 — 11:00am-12:00pm

Join us for a fantastic fossil activity with special guests Dr. Matt Finkenbinder, engineering and Earth sciences professor at Wilkes University along with Wilkes University Students as they explore local fossils from environments in Northeastern PA from 400 million years ago. Children will create their own fossils, learn how they form and what scientists can learn from them. Registration is required with a limit of 10 children, no exceptions. Strictly an event for grades 2 through 5. Call the library or register in person.

ValenSLIME — Grades 1-6 — Tuesday, February 6 — 6:00-7:15pm

Make Valentine slime with us using gule, contact solution, baking soda, food coloring and glitter! Your slime can be sparkly and red for Valentine’s if you’d like, or make your own special creation. This program is design for grades 1 through 6. Limit of 15 children. Please call or stop by the library to register.

Pajamas & Pancakes! — All ages — Tuesday, February 13 — 4:30-5:30pm

Hear the classic, If You Give A Pig A Pancake story and eat homemade pancakes for an early dinner. Come in your pajamas to be extra comfy. Accompanying adults are encouraged to wear pajamas as well! We will have syrup, butter, and popular pancake toppings. This is an all ages event so feel free to bring the whole family and celebrate International Pancake Day with us!

Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration — All ages — Tuesday, February 27 — 6:00-7:15pm

Join us for our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday! This in an all ages event that will be fun for the whole family. As always, we will hear Dr. Seuss stories which will be chosen based on the ages of the children who sign up. We will have 3 stations, not including snacks, of course. Pre-registration is required by calling or stopping in the library.

Tween/Teen Programs

Tween Trivia — Grades 3-6 — Tuesday, January 30 — 6:00-7:15pm

Recommended for kids and tweens in grades 3 through 6. We will form teams, depending on the number of participants, to celebrate Brain Teaser Month. All members of the winning team will receive a prize. Categories of trivia questions include History, Books, Movies & Science. Please register by phone or by stopping in no later than Thursday, January 25.

Teen Book Club — Grades 9-12 — Tuesday, February 6 — 4:15pm

We will discuss Lord of the Flies by William Golding plus a scavenger hunt throughout the library. The first participant to complete the hunt will receive a prize. Call or stop by the library to register and find out how to get a copy of the book.

Adult Programs

Kirby Book Club — Saturday, January 27 — 1:00pm

Join us in the Community Room for our monthly book club! This month we will be reading and discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Book synopsis: “Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon-the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.” Pick up a copy and register at the Circulation Desk.

Socrates Café — Wednesday, January 24 — 6:30pm

Conducted by Steve Wallace. Adults from all walks of life gather for conversation and intellectual interaction. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Reading Room. Registration is not necessary just show up!

Basic Computer Classes

Are you, or is someone you know, struggling to learn the basics of computers? Join one of our free classes today by calling or visiting the library to sign up. Adults ages 18 & older may choose from two basic computer classes.

Beginner Computer Lessons: Every other Thursday from 2:00pm -3:00pm. One-on-one training of basic computer skills. Intended for people with no previous experience.

Second Level Computer Lessons: Every other Wednesday from 3:30pm -4:30pm. One-on-one training for email and web browsing. Great if you already know the basics!

Basic Facebook Class

Learn how to create a Facebook page. Classes are every Friday, 2pm-3pm. Basic computer knowledge necessary. Registration is required.