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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

June 2019

Tie Dye Party

June 24 @ 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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Bring your own white, cotton garments and we'll provide everything else you'll need to make some tie dye!

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Preschool Storytime

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until July 8, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).

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Preschool Storytime

June 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).  

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Preschool Storytime

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).  

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Pajama Movie Night

June 26 @ 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 Pajama Movie Night as we watch Space Jam! Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.

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Teen Night: Super Smash Bros Tournament

June 26 @ 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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Register for your chance to play! This is a three day event with pizza and drinks! There will be prizes for first, second, and third place. The tournament will take place on 6/26, 7/24, and 8/21.

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Sciencetellers: Aliens Escape from Earth!

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us at the Jewish Community Center at  613 SJ Strauss Lane, Kingston, PA  for a fun, science filled program presented by Sciencetellers! Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217  to register.

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Harry Potter Book Discussion for Adults

June 27 @ 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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This month we are reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This book discussion is for adults 18 and older. To register, please visit the Information Services desk or call 570-821-1959.

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Friday Movie Matinee: Kubo and the Two Strings

June 28 @ 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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This month's films are made using stop-motion animation! Join us for a free showing of Kubo and the Two Strings. 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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One More Row

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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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July 2019

Preschool Storytime

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until July 8, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).

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Preschool Storytime

July 2 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).  

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Preschool Storytime

July 2 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).  

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Family Fun Night- Fourth of July Fun

July 3 @ 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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Stop by anytime between 6:00pm-7:30pm and make some crafts to celebrate the Fourth of July. No need to register.

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4TH OF JULY – CLOSED

July 4
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 July 4th Holiday.

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Toddler Storytime Registration Begins

July 8 @ 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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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register  for  Toddler Storytime  (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Preschool Storytime

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until July 8, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).

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Preschool Storytime

July 9 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).  

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Preschool Storytime

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call Youth Services to register for Preschool Storytime  (ages 3 1/2 to 5).  

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Teen Movie Night: Rogue One

July 10 @ 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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All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon the success of one mission. This movie is rated PG-13 and everyone is welcome! There will be snacks and popcorn!

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Family Fun Night- Space Aliens!

July 10 @ 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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Join us for Family Fun Night for Space Aliens Imvasion! No need to register, just stop by!    

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Sketch Club

July 11 @ 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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Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join the Sketch Club! The Sketch Club hosts studio drawing sessions where artists can come together to draw, share ideas, and receive feedback from one another. There will be a new subject to draw every month. These sessions are for adults and are free to attend. You must bring your own dry media (pencils, pens, etc.) and sketchbook. Registration is also required. To register, please visit the Information Services desk or call…

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One More Row

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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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Toddler Storytime

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 5, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register  for  Toddler Storytime  (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Space Series

July 16 @ 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 all ages program presented by staff from the Friedman Observatory at the PennState University Wilkes-Barre Campus. Each presentation will cover a different topic such as astronomy, telescopes, the solar system and stars.

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Pajama Movie Night

July 17 @ 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 Pajama Movie Night ! We will be watching The Jetsons starting at 5:30 pm! Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.

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Teen Night: Death Star Paper Lanterns

July 17 @ 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 the dark side (we have cookies), and make your very own Death Star paper lantern. Super easy to make and a great piece of decor for any Star Wars fan! This is a free event for teens ages 12-18.

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Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion Group

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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SWB RailRiders Meet and Greet

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for a chance to  hear a story and meet a SWB RailRider baseball player and Champ! Please call Youth Services at  570-823-056, ext 217 to register.

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Celebrate Apollo 11

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Stop by anytime between 10am-1pm to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo's Moon Landing.   We will have a Storywalk, craft, scavenger hunt, and watch footage from the  original broadcast of the moon landing. No need to register!  

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Toddler Storytime

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 5, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register  for  Toddler Storytime  (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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LAPToTTS

July 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for our computer classes for children 3-5 years old. Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.  

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Write Time, Write Place: Teen Creative Writing Club

July 23 @ 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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For teens, by teens. Meet other writers, share your work, find inspiration, and learn new tips and tricks.

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Teen Night: Super Smash Bros Tournament

July 24 @ 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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Register for your chance to play! This is a three day event with pizza and drinks! There will be prizes for first, second, and third place. The tournament will take place on 6/26, 7/24, and 8/21.

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Family Fun Night- Marvelous Moon

July 24 @ 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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Join us as we explore the moon with hands-on activities and experiments. Please call  Youth Services to register at 570-823-0156, ext 217.

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Storytime @the Farmer’s Market

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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It's Children's Day at the Farmer's Market.  Stop by at 10:30 am for a storytime. See you there!  

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Marvelous Moon

July 25 @ 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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Join us as we explore the moon with hands-on activities and experiments. Please call to register at 570-823-0156, ext 217.  

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Friday Movie Matinee: A Smile As Big As The Moon

July 26 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of A Smile As Big As The Moon. 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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One More Row

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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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Toddler Storytime

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 5, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register  for  Toddler Storytime  (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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LAPToTTS

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for our computer classes for children 3-5 years old. Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.  

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Teen Night: Harry Potter Celebration

July 31 @ 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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Witches, wizards, and muggles, too! Your presence is requested for a spellbinding celebration in honor of Harry Potter! This event is for all teens ages 12-18!

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Family Fun Night- Mighty Mars

July 31 @ 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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Join us as we explore Mars through hands-on activities and experiments. Please call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.

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August 2019

Mighty Mars

August 1 @ 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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Join us as we explore Mars  through hands-on  activities and experiments! Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.  

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Friday Movie Matinee: War of the Worlds

August 2 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of War of the Worlds. 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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11th Annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The Brewsterhout Party is back! Join us Friday, August 2nd, from 5-8 PM on the top level of the Intermodal Center in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. It happens Rain or Shine (we prefer Shine, but we just drop down a level if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate). The 11th Annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is a fundraiser for the Osterhout Free Library, the city’s public library. We need community support such as yours to maintain the library and to continue providing important programs and…

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Q&A with a Nurse

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Stop by our open computer lab and chat with a nurse to have all your burning questions answered! Medical advice will not be given.

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Toddler Storytime

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 5, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register  for  Toddler Storytime  (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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Toddler Storytime

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register for Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 1/2 years).

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LAPToTTS

August 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for our computer classes for children 3-5 years old. Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.  

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Space Series

August 6 @ 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 all ages program presented by staff from the Friedman Observatory at the PennState University Wilkes-Barre Campus. Each presentation will cover a different topic such as astronomy, telescopes, the solar system and stars.

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Space Series

August 6 @ 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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Stop by for the second of a three part series discussing telescopes, astronomy, the solar system and stars. All ages welcome!  

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Teen Movie Night: Tron Legacy

August 7 @ 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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The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world. This movie is rated PG and runs for two hours, five minutes. All ages are welcome to attend!

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Family Fun Nights

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for Family Fun Nights every Wednesday during  the Summer!

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Sketch Club

August 8 @ 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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Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join the Sketch Club! The Sketch Club hosts studio drawing sessions where artists can come together to draw, share ideas, and receive feedback from one another. There will be a new subject to draw every month. These sessions are for adults and are free to attend. You must bring your own dry media (pencils, pens, etc.) and sketchbook. Registration is also required. To register, please visit the Information Services desk or call…

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Friday Movie Matinee: Forbidden Planet

August 9 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of Forbidden Planet. 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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One More Row

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

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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American Girl Goes to Mars

August 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.

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LAPToTTS

August 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for our computer classes for children 3-5 years old. Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.  

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Write Time, Write Place: Teen Creative Writing Club

August 13 @ 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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For teens, by teens. Meet other writers, share your work, find inspiration, and learn new tips and tricks.

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Teen Night: Light Painting Workshop

August 14 @ 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 as we learn how to make awesome light paintings with long exposure photography. This is a free program for teens ages 12-18.

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Family Fun Nights

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for Family Fun Nights every Wednesday during  the Summer!

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Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion Group

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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Friday Movie Matinee: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

August 16 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. 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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LAPToTTS

August 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for our computer classes for children 3-5 years old. Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.  

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Pajama Movie Night

August 21 @ 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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Join us for this month's Pajama Movie Night. We will be watching Space Buddies starting at 5:30 pm. Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.

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Teen Night: Super Smash Bros Tournament

August 21 @ 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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Register for your chance to play! This is a three day event with pizza and drinks! There will be prizes for first, second, and third place. The tournament will take place on 6/26, 7/24, and 8/21.

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Friday Movie Matinee: Gravity

August 23 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of Gravity. 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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One More Row

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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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LAPToTTS

August 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for our computer classes for children 3-5 years old. Please call 570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.  

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Space Series

August 27 @ 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 all ages program presented by staff from the Friedman Observatory at the PennState University Wilkes-Barre Campus. Each presentation will cover a different topic such as astronomy, telescopes, the solar system and stars.

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Space Series

August 27 @ 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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Stop by for the final of a three part series discussing telescopes, astronomy, the solar system and stars. All ages welcome!

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Teen Night: Black Light Party

August 28 @ 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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Play games, eat snacks, dance, listen to music, and have an awesome time glowing in the dark! This is a free event for teens ages 12-18.

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Friday Movie Matinee: Space Jam

August 30 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of Space Jam. 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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LIBRARY CLOSED

August 31
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 will be closed.

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September 2019

LABOR DAY – CLOSED

September 2
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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Sketch Club

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 3, 2022

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join the Sketch Club! The Sketch Club hosts studio drawing sessions where artists can come together to draw, share ideas, and receive feedback from one another. There will be a new subject to draw every month. These sessions are for adults and are free to attend. You must bring your own dry media (pencils, pens, etc.) and sketchbook. Registration is also required. To register, please visit the Information Services desk or call…

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Friday Movie Matinee: Never on Sunday

September 6 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of Never on Sunday. 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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Block Party

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Stop by Youth Services anytime between 10am-3pm  to build  your own creation using a variety of building materials. No need to register, just stop by!

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Movie Discussion

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for a discussion of Blue Valentine with popcorn provided! After the movie, news anchor Nick Toma will facilitate a discussion of the film. Call 570-821-1959 for more information!

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Movie Discussion: Blue Valentine

September 7 @ 12:00 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 for a movie discussion with news anchor Nick Toma! We will be watching Blue Valentine! Popcorn will be provided.

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Books and Babies Registration Begins!

September 9 @ 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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Registration for Books and Babies begins today! Books and Babies is a special storytime for children ages 1-3 years. Please call Youth Services at  570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.

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EARLY CLOSING

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 3pm for a private event. We'll return to normal business hours on Tuesday.

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USCIS Q&A

September 11 @ 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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Do you have a citizenship or immigration question? Join us for this informational program!

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Teen Night: Game Night

September 11 @ 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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Celebrate National Video Game Day at the library! We'll have two TVs with an old console and new console ready for you to game on!! Plus...free pizza!! This is a free event for teens ages 12-18.

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Friday Movie Matinee: My Life in Ruins

September 13 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of My Life in Ruins. 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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One More Row

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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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DIY Night: Bad Art

September 16 @ 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 month for DIY night, we're making bad art! The best worst art will get a prize!

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Books and Babies Storytime

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 9, 2019

Osterhout Free Library – Central Branch, 71 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Join us for this special storytime for children ages 1-3 years. Please call Youth Services at  570-823-0156, ext 217 to register.

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Teen Night: Craft Leftovers

September 18 @ 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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I'm running out of storage space and need to make room for future craft projects! Stop in to paint a picture frame, color a lantern, make a sun catcher, or make a dream catcher! We'll have all the supplies you'll need! This is a free event for teens ages 12-18.

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Franklin Street Sleuths Book Discussion Group

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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Friday Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

September 20 @ 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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Join us for a free showing of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. 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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Batman Day

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 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 11:00am-3:00pm as we celebrate Batman Day. We will watch a classic(TV series) Batman movie and Lego Batman. We will also make a a Batman craft. No need to register, just stop by!

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