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Events at the Taylor Public Library, 710 S. Main St:

• Thursday, Aug. 9, 5 p.m.

Junior Battle of the Books

Competition

Libraries in Lackawanna County form teams made up of 3-5 students to compete against teams from other libraries. Students entering grades 4-6 in the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to participate in the Junior Battle of the Books. Participants will read the five selected books and prepare to answer questions made from each book with their library team. The quiz style competition will be held at Marywood University. Books are provided to each team member to read and practice before the competition.

• Friday, Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m.

Teen Movie

The movie “Rampage” starring Dwayne Johnson will be shown.

Ages 12 and up.

• Friday, Aug. 10

SummerQuest Reading

Program Ends

Hand in your completed SummerQuest Challenge Sheets to receive your raffle tickets and other rewards. You can hand in your sheets until Monday, Aug. 20.

• Aug. 13 12:30 p.m.

Monday Movie Matinee

“Only the Brave” PG-13

133 minutes

• Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1 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. We will also share any knitting projects that we are working on. Call the library for more information or to join.

• Tuesday, Aug. 14

Library Night at the Railriders

Take your stamped Reading RailRoad card to the E-Auto Box Office at PNC Field to receive your ticket to the game.

• Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and 28, 6 p.m.

Dark Shadows Club

Spend two hours watching the gang on Widows Hill.

• Wednesdays, Aug. 15, 22 and 29. 10 a.m.-noon

WISE: Wellness Initiative for

Senior Education.

Are you 60 or older and looking for an opportunity to learn how to stay healthy and meet new people? This educational program offers six lessons that cover a wide range of topics. In this program you will meet new people and learn about the aging process and how to make healthy life style choices. Celebrate this exciting stage of life and all of the benefits that come with it. Discuss risk factors and behaviors you should avoid to stay healthy. Examine how alcohol, prescription medications and over-the-counter medications affect seniors differently and how you can avoid problems. Learn how to use simple tools to help you feel more empowered about your health and the healthcare you receive.

Free refreshments and giveaways for participants in the program.

• Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2-2:45 p.m.

Secrets of Animal Camouflage

Our friends from the Everhart Museum will discuss different ways animals disguise themselves and you will create an inspired work of art. Ages 5-9 Registration is required.

• Aug. 15, 22 and 29, 6:30 p.m.

Great American Read Book

Discussion

Join a discussion of some of the literature/contemporary titles from the Great American Read list of books. The group will discuss the following: “Another Country “ by James Baldwin, “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden, “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks, “The Shack” by William Paul Young, and “Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold, “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, “Beloved” by Toni Morrison, “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James and “Americanah” by Ngozi Adichie.

Registration is requested.

• Aug. 20 11 a.m.

Well-Read Readers

This non-fiction book group meets on the third Monday of the month at 11 am. Call the library for more information or to join.

• Aug. 20 1-2 p.m.

Mindful Monday

For those with dementia or early-onset Alzheimer’s and their care givers/ family members etc. Mindful Mondays are an hour of fun and relaxation. Registration required. Call 570-822-9915 or email kshipsky@alz.org. for more information.

• Aug. 21 2-3 p.m.

Instrument Zoo

Ron Geise, music teacher at Riverside High School, will bring a few brass and woodwind instruments to the library to show children how to play them. Children will be able to touch and play the instruments.

Ages 7-12. Registration is required.

• Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7-8 p.m.

“Ghostly Tales by Firelight”

Book Club

New outdoor paranormal book club. Each sessions will highlight a fictional ghostly tale. Join us once a month for a good scare and put your own take on the subject of the paranormal. Mature subject matter. Registration is required and limited to 15 and older. The next selection is “Ghost Story” by Peter Straub.

• Monday, Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m.

Agora Cyber School

For more information call

570-954-4454.