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The Taylor Community Library, 710 South Main Street, Taylor, will host the following events this month. For more information, or to register as necessary for classes and events, stop by the library or call 570-562-1234. A full, printable calendar is also available online at lclshome.org/taylor.

October library collection

Libraries in Lackawanna County will collect gently used children’s books during the month of October. This collection is in association with the Lackawanna Bar Association, Friends of the Poor and Allied Services.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

6:30-7:30 p.m. School Age Funtime: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join in for crafts, game and other activities. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

1-2 p.m. Crochet Workshop: If you are learning to crochet, already know the crochet basics, or would like to share your projects with someone, this is the group for you. Meets weekly. Free, but registration is requested.

6:30-8:30 p.m. NEPA Writers’ Group: This group meets at the Taylor Community Library on the first Wednesday evening of the month.

Thursday, Oct. 3

10:30-11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 can join in for stories and a craft. Registration is required.

4-5:30 p.m. Polish Language Class: Classes are held weekly at the library.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Chicklits Book Club: This book club reads and discusses fiction books on the first Thursday of the month. Call the library for more information or to join.

Saturday, Oct. 5

1-2 p.m. Read to the Cats: Read a story to one of the cats that will be visiting the library. You can bring your own book or pick one of ours. Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m. School Age Funtime: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join in for crafts, games and other fun activities. Registration is required.

1-2 p.m. Purl Girls Book Club: This book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. to discuss cozy, and sometimes not-so-cozy, mysteries. Participants also share knitting projects they are working on. Visit or call the library for more information or to join this group.

6-8 p.m. Dark Shadows Club: Join the group and spend two hours watching the gang on Widow’s Hill. It is sure to bring back memories.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

1-2 p.m. Chills and Frills Book Club: This fiction book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Visit or call the library for more information.

1-2:30 p.m. Crochet Workshop: If you are learning to crochet, already know the crochet basics or would like to share your projects with someone, this is the group for you. Meets weekly. Free, but registration is requested.

Thursday, Oct. 10

10:30-11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 can join in for stories and a craft. Registration is required.

4-5:30 p.m. Polish Language Class: Classes are held weekly at the library.

Saturday, Oct. 12

11:30 a.m. to noon. Saturday Teen Snack and Chat: Teens grades seven to 12. Bring your ideas. Snacks provided.

■ Young Adult Bus Trip to Haunted Gettysburg Ages 12-18. Cost it $15. Sign up at your local library.

Monday, Oct. 14

Closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

6:30-7:30 p.m. School Age Funtime: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join in for crafts, games and other activities. Registration is required.

3-4 p.m. TRL: Teen Reading Lounge. Join in for a discussion of our current book.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

1-2:30 p.m. Crochet Class: If you are learning to crochet, already know the crochet basics or would like to share your projects with someone, this is the group for you. Meets weekly. Free, but registration is requested.

Thursday, Oct. 17

10:30-11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 can join in for stories and a craft. Registration is required.

4-5:30 p.m. Polish Language Class

Classes are held weekly at the library.

7 p.m. “Stories of the Stars: Astronomer Karen Kolinowski will enliven the evening with myths and legends of the constellations. You will also find out how to find constellations through the telescope. Ages 12 and up. Registration is required.

Saturday, Oct. 19

6:30 p.m. Terrifying Tales – Scary Stories for Adults: Larry Sceurman will send shivers down your spine with an evening of terrifying tales (and maybe a little magic). Light refreshments served. This is an adult-only (age 21 and up) event. Cost is $3 in advance or $5 at the door.

Monday, Oct. 21

11 a.m. to noon. Well Read Readers Book Club: This non-fiction book group meets on the third Monday of the month. Call the library for more information or to join.

12:30 p.m. Monday Movie Matinee – “Public”: When a brutal blast of cold hits Cincinnati, the public library transforms from a safe haven for the homeless into a potential war zone. Those who have no place of retreat to evade the cold stage a sit-in in the library where they are tended by members of the library’s staff. Soon the police arrive and a stand-off threatens to bring tragedy to the homeless individuals and those who care about their well-being. An eye-opening exploration of the basic values of humanity plays out as the cold rages outside. Starring Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jenna Malone, Christian Slater and Gabrielle Union.

■ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Read to the Dogs

Read a story to a dog! Bring your favorite book or read one of ours. Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

6:30-7:30 p.m. School Age Funtime: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join in for crafts, games and other activities. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

1-2:30 p.m. Crochet Workshop: If you are learning to crochet, already know the crochet basics or would like to share your projects with someone, this is the group for you. Meets weekly. Free, but registration is requested.

Thursday, Oct. 24

10:30-11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 can join in for stories and a craft. Registration is required.

4-5:30 p.m. Polish Language Class: Classes are held weekly at the library.

6:30 p.m. Local Author Appearance

Dave Brown will be at the library to discuss and sign his book “Ghost Train”. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Saturday, Oct. 26

10-1 p.m. Medication Take Back: Bring your unused and/or expired medications to the library for proper disposal. You can bring prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, eye drops, dietary supplements, vitamins, herbal supplements, topical medication and pet medication. No needles, inhalers or open liquid medications.

5 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat: At the Riverside Jr./Sr. High School parking lot at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

6:30-7:30 p.m. School Age Funtime: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join in for crafts, games and other fun activities. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

■ 1-2:30 p.m. Crochet Workshop: If you are learning to crochet, already know the crochet basics, or would like to share your projects with someone, this is the group for you. Meets weekly. Free, but registration is requested.

Thursday, Oct. 31

10:30-11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 can join in for stories and a craft. Registration is required.

4-5:30 p.m. Polish Language Class: Classes are held weekly at the library.