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Summer reading was always one of my favorite parts of the summer. It still is.

If you haven’t been reading yet, that’s totally okay though. You still have one more whole month to cram those books in. Read a book or two in the dog days of August so you can join in the party on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the West Pittston Library. They are holding an event from 6 to 8 p.m. to end the summer reading program.

Join the fun and send out another successful year of the program with a spectacular night of board games, video games and music. The library also will have big announcements declaring the Biggest Reader winner and the annual raffle winner!

Be sure to register for this fun event so you could send off the summer of 2019 with a bang.

Here’s what else is happening around town.

Corpus Christi news

Corpus Christi Parish has begun taking Mass requests for 2020. The stipend for a Mass or candle is $10. To schedule Masses, call Dorothy at 570-654-2753 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Or, drop it in the collection with a note with the following information: who the Mass or candle is intended for, who it is requested by and a phone number to confirm the request.

Religious education classes for the 2019-20 school year will begin in the parish Sunday, Sept. 8. Classes for boys and girls in kindergarten through seventh grade will be held Sunday mornings. Confirmation prep classes for students in grade eight will be held twice a month on Sunday evening. A letter and registration forms for the 2019-20 year will be mailed to the families of children who attended classes last year. For information, call the office.

Volunteer classroom aides are needed to periodically assist in the classrooms as aides to the teachers and/or to take over the class in the absence of the teacher. Grandparents, parents and teens who have been confirmed are all welcome to help out with religious education. This is a great way for teens to earn service hours. For information or to volunteer, please contact Joyce at 570-654-27583 or

Library news

West Pittston Library announces the following upcoming programs and activities:

Beginner’s Crochet with Lena — 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, concludes Aug. 5. Join Lena to learn the basics of crochet, beginning with a simple project of creating a coaster. Class is $10 and includes all materials. Registration required.

West Pittston Writers Workshop — 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month. Jamie Marino’s popular writing workshop continues through Aug. 15. This free workshop is designed to challenge and inspire the poet or storyteller in you with writing exercises, coaching and community. The group meets in the reading room. Registration required.

A Universe of Stories: Woodstock Celebration Planet Bangle — 7 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Relive the Summer of Love with a small celebration of Woodstock. The group will make a solar system bangle with a solid soundtrack to accompany participants as they work. Come wearing your tie dye and mini skirts! This class is $5, which covers all materials, and payment is needed to register. Call and pay over the phone or stop in during regular hours. Feel free to join in after hours following the craft project for a viewing of “Taking Woodstock,” a story of how the famous festival ended up in the now famous town of Bethel. This movie is rated R and is for adults only.

Registration is required for all these events and must be done in advance, in person or by calling 570-654-9847. Registration is not accepted through Facebook.

See you around town.

John Bubul writes about West Pittston every week. To list an item, email jbubul@pittstonprogr­­­ or call 570-301-2187 by Monday.