During the month of April, the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, will celebrate National Library Week on Monday, April 14, from 4-7 p.m. with a party centered around this year’s theme, “Lives Changing at Your Library.” Throughout the month, the library will host the 2014 Art Room Showcase, which displays the best work of more than 20 local artists, all of whom are students of Barry Singer. The works will be in pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastel and acrylic.
The Abington Community Library will collect items for the Children’s Advocacy Center in Scranton throughout the month. A wish list of desired items is available in the library.
On Friday, April 4, from 1-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the library will participate in the creation of sculptures for the Abington Business and Professional Association’s “Friends of the Earth: A Recycled Plastic Cap Project.” The sculptures will be placed throughout downtown Clarks Summit during Earth Day and Arbor Day festivities, the weekend of April 25-27.
The library will host the “At Home Party Marketplace” on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The marketplace will feature independent party items without the necessity of hosting a party. Representatives from Slipada, Thirty-One Gifts, Origami Owl, Tupperware and other businesses will be present.
A new veterans’ discussion group will be held on Thursday, April 17, from 2-3 p.m. A memory screening will be held on Wednesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. While the memory screenings are free, registration is required by calling 570-587-3440.
The Friends of the Abington Community Library will host their spring book sale on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway. The sale will feature used books, audio books, CDs and DVDs. Donations are accepted throughout the year at the library.
Call 570-587-3440 for more information or to register for an event.
• Story Times For Children: preschool story time (ages 3-5) will be held on Tuesdays, April 1, 22 and 29, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Toddler story time (ages 2 and 3) will be held on Thursdays, April 3 and 24, at 10:30 a.m., and baby story time (ages 0-2) will be held on Fridays, April 4 and 25, at 10:30 a.m. Registration requested.
• Caring Hands Group: Mondays, 1 p.m. Group whose members knit or crochet items that are needed by local non-profit agencies. Grade seven to adult.
• Bridge Group: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. New members welcome. Adults.
• Mah Jongg: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Players are members of the National Mah Jongg league. No experience necessary. Adults.
• Bridge Group: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Social bridge group, new members welcome. Adults.
• Families Helping Families: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Facilitators provide an educational series and support group for teens and their families affected by substance abuse. Co-sponsored by the Clearbrook Foundation. Adults.
• Scrabble, Thursdays, 1 p.m. No registration necessary. Adults.
• Classics Discussion Group: Thursday, April 3, 5:30 p.m. This month’s book is “The Portable Blake” by William Blake. Adults.
• Plastic Cap Project: Friday, April 4, 1-8:30 p.m. Sign up to help create recycled plastic cap sculptures. Registration appreciated. Ages 10 to adult.
• Game Night with Wii: Friday, April 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Grades four to six.
• Plastic Cap Project: Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sign up to help create recycled plastic cap sculptures. Registration appreciated. Ages 10 to adult.
• Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel: Saturday, April 5, 1-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Grades four to 12. Also held on Saturday, April 19.
• How to Determine Your “Best Fit” Colleges: Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m. Strategies and advice are available on finding the best college for each student based on a variety of factors. Adults and teens.
• Mystery Book Club: Tuesday, April 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Discuss the “Rumpole” books by John Mortimer. Adults.
• Right On the Money: Wednesday, April 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Learn about spending, saving and other money matters in this interactive workshop for children from kindergarten through grade six. Also held Wednesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 23.
• Stripes of All Types: Thursday, April 10, 4-5 p.m. Part of “Pennsylvania One Book: Every Young Child,” this month’s selection is “Stripes of All Types” by Susan Stockdale. Children.
• Quilting: Thursday, April 10, 6-8 p.m. Bring your current project. Adults.
• Kaffeeklatsch: Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m. All levels are invited to join this German language conversation group. All ages.
• Financial Football: Friday, April 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn basic financial information. Grades four to six.
• Second Saturday Story Time: Saturday, April 12, 10:30-11 a.m. Story time featuring child entrepreneurs. Ages 3-6. Siblings welcome.
• National Library Week Kick Off: Monday, April 14, 4-7 p.m. Celebrate the start of National Library Week with cake. All ages.
• Arbor Day Celebration: Monday, April 14, 6:30-7:30. Stories and crafts for children to celebrate the holiday.
• Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, April 16, 2-3 p.m. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. Adults.
• Veterans Discussion Group: Thursday, April 17, 2-3 p.m. Network and meet local veterans for an informal discussion group.
• Abington Heights High School Poetry Reading: Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. Listen to high school students read their poetry. All ages.
• Esperanto Class: Tuesday, April 22, 7-9 p.m. Learn to speak Esperanto. All ages. Also held on Tuesday, April 29.
• Memory Loss Screenings: Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free memory tests are available. Registration required. Adults.
• Make it, Take it: Thursday, April 24, 3-5 p.m. Everything will be provided for crafts for children ages 3-10. Registration required.
• Family Story Time: Friday, April 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This month’s theme is trees. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Ages 3-6.
• Marywood Story Time: Saturday, April 26, 1-2 p.m. Presented by Marywood University Students. Registration required. Ages 3-7.
• Lego Club: Sunday, April 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Teen Leadership Committee. Kindergarten through grade six.
• ACL-TLC Meeting: Tuesday, April 29, 4-5 p.m. Group of teens/tweens that gives suggestions for programming and book selections. Grades five through 12.
• On the Same Page Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. Jean Marie Lynn will facilitate a discussion of “Tyrannosaurus Canyon” by Douglas Preston. Attendees may obtain a free copy of the book at the circulation desk. Adults.