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Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch

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71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
570-823-0156

February 2020

Osterhout Video Game Club

February 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Are you a gamer? If so, then this is the club for you! Play, share and talk about all things video games. Free food and drinks provided! For people ages 10-18.

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Move to Motown

February 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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We hope you'll Stop (by the Library) in the name of love this Saturday as we celebrate Valentines's Day  with  Move to Motown at 1pm.  Learn a little about Motown and listen to legends such as Stevie Wonder , The Temptations and more! We'll listen to stories, groove to the music, play games and more!   We will also have an all  day  Make and Take Valentine Craft. No need to register, just stop by! Click HERE for more information or…

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Yoga Class

February 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This is a free class! Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. To register for this class, please visit the Information Services desk or call 570-821-1959.

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Sherlock Holmes Discussion Group

February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for this monthly literary club devoted to reading and discussing the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This meeting, we will be discussing The Sign of Four. To register, visit the Information Services desk or call 570-821-1959.

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Teen Night: I Heart Books Craft

February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Create your own folded page heart book just in time for Valentine’s Day! There is a limited number of materials, so registration is required. To register, visit or call the Information Services desk at 570-821-1959  

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Socrates Cafe

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Discuss, listen to, and raise questions about a topic chosen that evening. This is a free event with coffee served. Everyone is welcome to join.

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Friday Movie Matinee: The Man Who Knew Too Much

February 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month, we'll be featuring Hitchcock films! Join us for a free showing of The Man Who Knew Too Much. This is a free event, and there will be popcorn served. Friday Movie Matinees are sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

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Horror Film Club

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Are you a horror movie fan? Join this adults only club where we meet to watch and discuss horror films! This meeting, we will be watching The Mist. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Information Services desk at 570-821-1959 or reference @ luzernelibraries.org

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Winter Science Fun!

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Stop by anytime between 1pm-3pm for some fun Winter Science  activities. No need to register, just stop by!

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Toddler Storytime Registration Begins

February 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Toddler storytimes for children ages 2-3 1/2 years old will be held on Wednesdays, February 26th-March 18th at 10:00am and 11:00am. Storytimes will also be held on Saturdays, February 29-March 21 at 10:00am. Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register!

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Presidents’ Pets!

February 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Celebrate President's Day with a special program about Presidential pets at 6pm. Please call the Youth Services Desk at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register. Click here for more information.  

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Teen Night: Movie Night

February 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This evening we'll be watching A Monster Calls. (Rated PG-13.) Movie and discussion brought to you by the Youth Advocacy Squad. Free popcorn and snacks provided!

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Friday Movie Mantinee: Suspicion

February 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month, we'll be featuring Hitchcock films! Join us for a free showing of Suspicion. This is a free event, and there will be popcorn served. Friday Movie Matinees are sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

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Engineering is A-MAZE-ing

February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Discover Engineering Week  with some A-Mazing Activities. Stop by anytime between 1-3pm to design your own maze. We will also have other building materials out for young future engineers. No need to register, just stop by. Click HERE for more information.

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Yoga Class

February 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This is a free class! Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. To register for this class, please visit the Information Services desk or call 570-821-1959.

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Laptotts

February 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Toddler Storytime

February 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 18, 2020

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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Toddler Storytime

February 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 18, 2020

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Toddler storytimes for children ages 2-3 1/2 years old will be held on Wednesdays, February 26th-March 18th at 10:00am and 11:00am. Storytimes will also be held on Saturdays, February 29-March 21 at 10:00am. Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register!  Click HERE for more details.

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Teen Night: Game Night

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for game night! For ages 10-18.

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Nerd Night

February 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Interesting in learning something new? Join us for this brand new program which covers two new topics at every meeting. First learn about Tarot divination, and then join us for tips to improve your selfies and other photos on your mobile phone!

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Friday Movie Matinee: Notorious

February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month, we'll be featuring Hitchcock films! Join us for a free showing of Notorious. This is a free event, and there will be popcorn served. Friday Movie Matinees are sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

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Winter Reading Club Awards Day

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Stop by anytime to get your award and prize for participating in the Winter Reading Club. We will also have a special "Leap Into Science: Wind"  hands -on science program at 1PM. Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for this program. Click here for  more information.    

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Toddler Storytime Canceled

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Leap Into Science: Wind

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us on"Leap Day"  for "Leap Into Science:Wind"  a special science program designed by the Franklin Institute. Families will explore wind through stories and a variety of hands-on experiments. Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register. Click here for more information.  

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March 2020

Friday Movie Matinee: A Tale of Two Cities

March 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month's theme is classic films from classic books! Join us for a free showing of A Tale of Two Cities. This is a free event, and there will be popcorn served. Friday Movie Matinees are sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

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Seuss-A-Thon

March 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Dr.Seuss for a Seuss-A-Thon. Non-stop stories , short films, games and more. No Need to register, just stop by anytime between 1-3pm.

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Teen Night: Play With Clay

March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Sculpt whatever you want with air-dry clay during this event! We'll provide some easy ideas, and the rest is up to you! Clay can take up to 24 hours to dry depending on the project. This is a free event for teens ages 10-18.

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Friday Movie Matinee: East of Eden

March 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month's theme is classic films from classic books! Join us for a free showing of East of Eden. This is a free event, and there will be popcorn served. Friday Movie Matinees are sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun Canceled

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Horror Club: Leprechaun

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Are you a horror movie fan? Join this adults-only group which meets to watch and discuss horror films! This month, we'll be watching the B-movie classic, Leprechaun.

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DIY Night: Kindness Rocks

March 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month for DIY night, we'll be painting kindness rocks. Participants are welcome to bring their own rocks, paints, and brushes, but we'll have plenty of supplies on hand. This is a free program for adults only. To register, visit the Information Services desk or call 570-821-1959.

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Laptotts Canceled

March 17, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Toddler Storytime Canceled

March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 18, 2020

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Toddler Storytime Canceled

March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 18, 2020

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Toddler storytimes for children ages 2-3 1/2 years old will be held on Wednesdays, February 26th-March 18th at 10:00am and 11:00am. Storytimes will also be held on Saturdays, February 29-March 21 at 10:00am. Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register!  Click HERE for more details.

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Movie Night

March 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for Queen of Katwe! A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Based on a true story. This is a free event for all ages. This film is rated PG.

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Friday Movie Matinee: Notre Dame

March 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month's theme is classic films from classic books! Join us for a free showing of Notre Dame. This is a free event, and there will be popcorn served. Friday Movie Matinees are sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

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MINI GOLF CLASSIC (Postponed)

March 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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UPDATE on 3/12/20 - this event is postponed until further notice. Please check back here for updates. Thank you. Come Play Mini-Golf at the Library! Enjoy a fun family outing and play Mini-Golf IN THE LIBRARY! Enjoy 18 fun and challenging holes amongst the stacks! Putter and balls provided. All proceeds benefit children’s programming at the Osterhout Free Library. $10 for adults, $5 for kids (under 12) Produced by the Rotary of Wilkes-Barre.

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Teen Night: Book Share

March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Bring a book you love or hate from home or the library. We want to know why you absolutely love it or hate it with a fiery passion! Share it with us! This is a free event for teens ages 12-18.

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Friday Movie Matinee: The Maltese Falcon

March 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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This month's theme is classic films from classic books! Join us for a free showing of The Maltese Falcon. This is a free event, and there will be popcorn served. Friday Movie Matinees are sponsored by the Elizabeth Walter Estate and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.

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April 2020

EARLY CLOSING

April 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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In observance of Good Friday, all branches of the library will close at 11:30 am.

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May 2020

CLOSED

May 23, 2020
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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All branches of the library will be closed today.

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MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED

May 25, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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In honor of Memorial Day, all branches of the library are closed.

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June 2020

44TH ANNUAL BOOK SALE (POSTPONED)

June 12, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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UPDATE on 4/29/20 – the annual book sale is postponed until further notice. Please check back here for updates. Thank you. Our Friends of the Osterhout Free Library will host their 44th Annual Book Sale on the Library patio under the tent (Rain or Shine). It begins Friday, June 12, and concludes Saturday, June 20. The times vary depending on the day so please check back here for the official schedule.  

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July 2020

INDEPENDENCE DAY – CLOSED

July 3, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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In observance of Independence Day, all branches of the library will be closed today.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY – CLOSED

July 4, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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In observance of Independence Day, all branches of the library will be closed today.

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One More Row

July 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Knit and crochet group . Everyone welcome Light refreshments

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One More Row

July 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Knit and crochet group . Everyone welcome Light refreshments

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August 2020

One More Row

August 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 8, 2020

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Knit and crochet group . Everyone welcome Light refreshments

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September 2020

CLOSED

September 5, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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All branches of the library will be closed today.

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LABOR DAY – CLOSED

September 7, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for Labor Day.

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November 2020

LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY

November 25, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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In observance of Thanksgiving, all branches of the library will close at 4 p.m. today.

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THANKSGIVING – CLOSED

November 26, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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December 2020

CHRISTMAS EVE – CLOSED

December 24, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for the Christmas Holiday.

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CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED

December 25, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for the Christmas Holiday.

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LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY

December 28, 2020 - December 30, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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All branches of the library will be closing at 5 p.m. on December 28, December 29, and December 30, 2020.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE – CLOSED

December 31, 2020
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for New Year’s Eve.

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January 2021

NEW YEAR’S DAY– CLOSED

January 1, 2021
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for New Year’s Day.

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April 2021

EARLY CLOSING

April 2, 2021
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The library will close at 11:30 a.m.

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May 2021

Mini Golf Classic

May 16, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Come play Mini Golf at the Osterhout! Enjoy a fun family outing and play Mini Golf inside the library. The tentative date is set as May 16th. More details to follow.    

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LIBRARY CLOSED

May 29, 2021
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed.

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MEMORIAL DAY – CLOSED

May 31, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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In honor of Memorial Day, all branches of the library are closed.

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July 2021

4TH OF JULY – CLOSED

July 5, 2021
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for the July 4th Holiday.

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September 2021

LIBRARY CLOSED

September 4, 2021
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed.

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LABOR DAY – CLOSED

September 6, 2021
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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for Labor Day.

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Online Silent Auction

September 7, 2021 - September 10, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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On Friday, September 10, we will host the Osterhout’s LONDON CALLING Gala and this Online Silent Auction will support that! The Online Silent Auction will take place from September 7-10 (click here to pre-register & browse items).  Head to the Gala's event page for more information by clicking here. Questions? Contact Amber at (570)823-0156, ext. 218 or aloomis@luzernelibraries.org Click here for the 2021 Gala Sponsorship Packet

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Annual Gala

September 10, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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JOIN US FOR THE LONDON CALLING GALA & AUCTION! On Friday, September 10, we will host the Osterhout’s LONDON CALLING Gala and Auction! We are looking forward to celebrating with you in person, however, we will also host an online auction, virtual program, cash raffle and take-away dinner components of the event so everyone can participate! Take-away dinner: September 2 (click here to learn more or to register) Online Silent Auction: September 7-10 (click here to pre-register & browse items) In-person Gala: September 10 (SOLD OUT! email Amber…

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November 2021

EARLY CLOSING

November 24, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The Library will close at 4 p.m.

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THANKSGIVING – CLOSED

November 25, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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December 2021

CHRISTMAS EVE – CLOSED

December 24, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for the Christmas Holiday.

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CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED

December 25, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for the Christmas Holiday.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE – CLOSED

December 31, 2021
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The four branches of the library are closed for New Year’s Eve.

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January 2022

Book Buddies Read-Along

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Looking for something fun to do? Come and read about superheroes of all kinds with the Book Buddies! Click here for the Sign-up link.

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Book Discussion with Marisa Burke

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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We are so excited to be hosting former WNEP anchorwoman, Marisa Burke, on January 18, 2022. She'll be discussing her new book, "Just Checking Scores." We ask that participants RVSP to 570-821-1959. The event will be capped at 20 participants.

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March 2022

Friends of the Osterhout $5 Bag Sale

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library are excited to announce their $5 bag sale! Saturday, March 19 from 10am to 2pm Come fill a bag for only $5! All inventory is included and bags will be provided.

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Book Buddies Read-A-Long

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

The Book Buddies are back for a March Read-A-Long Event! Join us on Saturday, March 19 from 11am to 1pm for this FREE event for children of all ages. Click here to register as only 15 children are able to participate. And don't forget to wear something green!    

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April 2022

Hop into Reading with the Book Buddies

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Hopping into Reading with the Book Buddies🐰🌈🌷 Chirping to all young readers to join us for a read-along! As all the bunnies, bees, and birds hop out in the beautiful month of April, we will hop into reading! We will read all about the adventures of spring! Don’t forget to bring your coolest basket, as we will end the event with an Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 16 11am to 1 pm This event is FREE, but limited. Click here to…

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May 2022

One More Row: Knit and Crochet Group

May 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 10:30 am

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Everyone is welcome! Knit, crochet, and share tips and ideas.

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DIY Night: Bad Art Night

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for Bad Art Night! At the end of the night, one lucky artist will go home with the Best Worse Artist trophy! This is a free event for adults.

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Book Buddies Event – Book from the Past

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

A Book from the Past with the Book Buddies Kids are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite decade! We will travel to the past with books about time travel and history. Kids will also get to get crafty with a coloring sheet of their decade choice! Snacks and drinks will be offered. This event is FREE, but limited. CLICK HERE to register!

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Book Discussion & Signing

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Author Maxim Furek will be at the Osterhout Free Library to discuss his book Somebody Else's Dream: Dakota, the Bouys, and Timothy. Come meet the author and have your copy of the book signed!

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Teen Game Night is Back!

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Teens Nights are coming back!! Celebrate our return with new friends, new games and of course...PIZZA! Space is limited to 15 participants. Please call (570) 823-0156 to register. This event is FREE!

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One More Row: Knit and Crochet Group

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Everyone is welcome! Knit, crochet, and share tips and ideas.

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June 2022

One More Row: Knit & Crochet Club

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, happening 10 times

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for knitting and crocheting! This social group meets every other Saturday to knit, crochet, and share tips and ideas. Everyone is welcome!

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Medicare 101 Seminar

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Register now to attend a free Medicare 101 educational seminar on June 6th where Orion Client Services will walk you through the Medicare process. Discover your Medicare options today! Call: 717-323-2000 Visit: www.urlinsgroup.com/medicare10 This is not a library program. For educational purposes only. This is an advertisement.

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DIY Night: Beaded Cuffs

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join the Osterhout Free Library for a special DIY Night celebrating Pride Month! We will be making beaded cuffs for this intermediate-level adult craft program. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Please call the Information Services desk at 570-821-1959 to register.

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Pajama Movie Night!- Encanto

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us Tuesday, June 7th, at 5:00pm for Pajama Movie Night: Encanto! Space is limited and registration is a required! Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, Ext. 217 to register.  

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Socrates Cafe

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Socrates Cafe is back! Discuss, listen to, and raise questions about a chosen topic. This is a free event, and all are welcome.

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Friends Tent Book Sale: Preview Night

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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Friends Tent Book Sale: Opening Day

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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Wimpy Kid Day

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Make comics, games, and more! Join us  for Wimpy Kid Day on Saturday, June 11, 2022  from 11:00am-12:30pm. Space is limited, registration is required. Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, Ext. 217 to register.

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Friends Tent Book Sale

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until June 14, 2022

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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Friends Tent Book Sale

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until June 14, 2022

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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Friends Tent Book Sale: Children’s Day

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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Children’s Day: Storytime Under the Trees

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Stop by for Storytime at 10:30am-11:00am  & 1:00-1:30pm! Kids Craft Table 11am-1pm Free Balloon Animals (while they last) 1 Free Book for Every Child Free Raffle Prizes! Special Book Sale Rate: Fill a bag for $5!

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Children’s Day: Storytime Under the Trees

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Stop by for Storytime at 10:30am-11:00am  & 1:00-1:30pm! Kids Craft Table 11am-1pm Free Balloon Animals (while they last) 1 Free Book for Every Child Free Raffle Prizes! Special Book Sale Rate: Fill a bag for $5!

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Friends Tent Book Sale

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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Friends Tent Book Sale

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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Friends Tent Book Sale: Bag & Box Day

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States

Friday, June 10: Preview Sale 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $10 Admission Saturday, June 11: Opening Day 9:30 AM to 3:30PM Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 15 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Children’s Day Fill a bag with children’s books for $5 Thursday, June 16 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Friday, June 17 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, June 18: Bag & Box Day 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Bags…

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One More Row: Knit & Crochet Club

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, happening 10 times

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for knitting and crocheting! This social group meets every other Saturday to knit, crochet, and share tips and ideas. Everyone is welcome!

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Book Signing & Discussion

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Author and Wilkes-Barre native Suzanne Jones will discuss her book, From the Flood, which details her family's experience during and after the Hurricane Agnes flood.

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