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Friday Movie Matinee: Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join us for a free showing of Darby O'Gill and the Little People. This film is rated G and runs for 1 hour, 33 minutes. This is a free event sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library. Popcorn is provided.

Event Series Think Spring Storytime

Think Spring Storytime

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Think Spring Storytime!  Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No need to register, just stop in for stories, songs & a fun craft!

Adulting 101: Dollars and Sense

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join Cathy Casey from Cross Valley Federal Credit Union and learn about important financial skills to set yourself up for future success! Free giveaway for all participants. Wednesday, March 20, 2024 5:00 - 6:30PM Ages 12-18 Registration required. Please call us at 570-823-0156 or go to: https://osterhout.info/program-registration/ This program was funded by the Wilkes-Barre Health […]

Comedy Movie Night: Beverly Hills Cop

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Please join us for Comedy Film Night! Every third Thursday, we will be showing a different comedy film because we all need a laugh! This month, we’ll be watching Beverly Hills Cop. This is a free event, and there will be snacks!

Friday Movie Matinee: Rain Man

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join us for a free showing of Rain Man. This film is rated R and runs for 2 hours, 13 minutes. This is a free event sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library. Popcorn is provided.

Horror Club: The Relic

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

The Horror Club meets once a month in the Osterhout Free Library's Reading Room to view and discuss horror movies. This month, we'll be watching The Relic. This event is free to attend. All attendees must at least 18 years old. To register, please contact the Information Services desk or sign up online! Online form: […]

Kidz Club – Flower Power

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Kids ages 9-12 can decorate their own flower pot and plant some seeds! Please call to register - (570) 823-0156 ext. 217

Event Series Think Spring Storytime

Think Spring Storytime

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Think Spring Storytime!  Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No need to register, just stop in for stories, songs & a fun craft!

Adulting 101: Talk with a Cop

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Meet and talk with Officer Jamie Sheridan from the Wilkes-Barre Police Department. He'll be talking about internet, gun and personal safety along with any questions you'd like to ask! Free giveaway for all participants. Wednesday, March 27, 2024 5:00 - 6:30PM Ages 12-18 Registration required. Please call us at 570-823-0156 or go to: https://osterhout.info/program-registration/ This […]

Fundraising night at Buff City Soap

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Shop in-store (407 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre) from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and 20% of all sales during this time will be donated back to the library! Look for limited edition soaps and gift sets! All purchases are eligible for the donation.

Event Series Book Shop BOGO

Book Shop BOGO

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Buy one book, get one free in the Friends Book Shop on the last open Saturday of the month! Offer valid in the Friends Book Shop on the last Saturday of each month.

Adult Spring Reading Begins

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

During the months of April and May, read (or listen to) anything from our adult or young adult collection. eMaterial on CloudLibrary qualifies! Fill out a ticket at the Library or fill out the form on our website. One title equals one entry. Two entries per week permitting. The winner of the raffle gets a […]

Adulting 101: And Sew it Begins…Again!

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Learn the basics of sewing and mending with help from professional Tailor, Liza Roper! Free giveaway for all participants. Monday, April 1, 2024 4:00 - 5:30PM Ages 12-18 Registration required. Please call us at 570-823-0156 or go to: https://osterhout.info/program-registration/ This program was funded by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department's Preventative Health Improvement Grant.

Library Giving Day

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Libraries strengthen communities and transform lives every day. In addition to well-loved books, the Osterhout Free Library offers innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge and opportunity for all. Join us during Library Giving Day for a one-day online fundraising event! We encourage patrons and library lovers to make a […]

Event Series Think Spring Storytime

Think Spring Storytime

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Think Spring Storytime!  Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No need to register, just stop in for stories, songs & a fun craft!

Franklin Street Sleuths

Osterhout Free Library - North Branch 28 Oliver Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join the Franklin Street Sleuths for our monthly mystery book discussion! This month, we will be discussing The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell. A limited number of copies are available to purchase at the Osterhout Free Library Central Branch for a nominal fee. This meeting will be held at the Osterhout Free Library North Branch […]

Friday Movie Matinee: Barbie (2023)

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join us for a free showing of Barbie (2023). This film is rated PG-13 and runs for one hour and 54 minutes. This is a free event sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

Event Series Think Spring Storytime

Think Spring Storytime

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Think Spring Storytime!  Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No need to register, just stop in for stories, songs & a fun craft!

Event Series Socrates Cafe

Socrates Cafe

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Discuss, listen to, and raise questions about a topic chosen. All are welcome!

Event Series Qigong for Wellbeing

Qigong for Wellbeing

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Harmonizing the mind and spirit. Qigong is a Chinese system of breath, mindfulness, posture, and gentle body movements. The routines range from very simple to more complicated sets. This class will give you a simple and effective way to align the three aspects of the whole person—mental/emotional (qi), spiritual (shen), and physical (jing)—so that they […]

Adulting 101: Beginners Yoga

Balance Yoga 900 Rutter Ave 2nd Fl., Kingston

Join Corinne Farrell from Balance Yoga and learn the basics and benefits of Yoga. This program will meet at Balance Yoga, located at 900 Rutter Ave. 2nd Floor Kingston, PA 18704. Free giveaway for all participants. Thursday, April 11, 2024 6:30 - 8:30 PM Teens and Young Adults Registration required. Please call us at 570-823-0156 […]

Friday Movie Matinee: Rear Window

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join us for a free showing of Rear Window. This film is rated PG and runs for 1 hour and 52 minutes. This is a free event sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

Adult DIY Night: Pop Art Pet Portraits

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Learn how to turn a photo of your pet into a bright, fun painting! This is a free class for adults, and all materials are provided. Space is limited, so please register. Phone: 570-821-1959 Online Registration: Link

Event Series Think Spring Storytime

Think Spring Storytime

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Think Spring Storytime!  Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. No need to register, just stop in for stories, songs & a fun craft!

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania for an informative presentation on Alzheimer's disease. This is a free event, and there's no registration required. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Comedy Movie Night: Ghostbusters (1984)

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Please join us for Comedy Film Night! Every third Thursday, we will be showing a different comedy film because we all need a laugh! This month, we’ll be watching Ghostbusters. This is a free event, and there will be snacks!

Event Series Qigong for Wellbeing

Qigong for Wellbeing

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Harmonizing the mind and spirit. Qigong is a Chinese system of breath, mindfulness, posture, and gentle body movements. The routines range from very simple to more complicated sets. This class will give you a simple and effective way to align the three aspects of the whole person—mental/emotional (qi), spiritual (shen), and physical (jing)—so that they […]

Friday Movie Matinee: Good Morning Vietnam

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Join us for a free showing of Good Morning Vietnam. This film is rated R and runs for 2 hours. This is a free event sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

Knitting for Beginners

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

This is a free class that will cover the basics of knitting. To register: Phone: 570-821-1959 Online: Link

Lego Club

Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please call to register (570) 823-0156