The following is a listing of May events at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. To register for any event or for more information, call 570-587-3440 or visit lclshome.org/abington. This month, the library will collect items for the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton. They are in particular need of gift cards (grocery, gas, phone), diapers (all sizes), new pajamas for children and women (all sizes) and hairbrushes or combs.
• Storytimes for children will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m for preschoolers (ages 3-5), Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers (ages 2-3) and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for babies (ages 0-2). Registration is requested.
• Caring Hands Group: Mondays at 1 p.m. Knit or crochet items that are needed by local non-profit agencies. Grade seven to adult.
• Bridge Group: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. New members welcome.
• Mah Jongg: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. Group consists of National Mah Jongg League players. No experience necessary.
• Bridge Group: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. New members welcome.
• Families Helping Families: Wednesdays from 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 Clearbook Foundation.
• Scrabble: Thursdays at 1 p.m. No registration necessary.
• Anime Club: Fridays from 4-6 p.m. Open to grades seven through 12.
• Esperanto Class: Tuesday, June 3, from 7-9 p.m. Learn to speak Esperanto; open to all ages. Additional sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 10, from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., and Tuesday, June 24, from 7-8:30 p.m.
• Classics Discussion Group: Thursday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. This month’s discussion will feature “The Red and the Black” by Stendhal. Adults.
• Paper Crafting Tips, Tools and Techniques: Thursday, June 5, from 6-8 p.m. Learn tips, experience tools and explore techniques of the art of paper crafting. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the time of class. Adults. An additional session will be held on Thursday, June 26, from 6-8 p.m.
• Game Night with Wii: Friday, June 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Open to grades four through six.
• Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel: Saturday, June 7, from 1-3 p.m. Open to grades four through 12. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. An additional duel will be held on Saturday, June 21, from 1-3 p.m.
• Chess Club: Saturday, June 7, from 1-4 p.m. Open to adults. An additional session will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 1-4 p.m., and on Saturday, June 21, from 1-4 p.m.
• Summer Reading Clubs: Beginning Monday, June 9. Clubs available for children, young adults and adults.
• All Aboard the Trolley: Monday, June 9, from 5-7 p.m. A trolley will visit the library, photos available.
• Trolleys in the Abingtons: Monday, June 9, from 6-7 p.m. Charles Kumpas will host a historical presentation on trolleys in the Abingtons. Adults.
• Trolley Crafts: Monday, June 9, from 7-8 p.m. Children may drop in for make-it, take-it crafts following the trolley visit.
• Quilting: Thursday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m. Bring your current project. Adults. An additional session will be held on Thursday, May 22, from 6-8 p.m.
• Kaffeklatsch: Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m. German language conversation group for all levels.
• Second Saturdays Story Time: Saturday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. Featuring “Curious George,” open to ages 3-6. Siblings welcome.
• Grossology: Saturday, June 14, from 2-3 p.m. Experiments for children in grades four to six.
• Make-It, Take-It Craft Time: Monday, June 16, from 3-5 p.m. Open to children ages 3-10. Drop in at any time during the hours listed, all materials will be provided.
• Therapy Dog Story Time: Monday, June 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Visit with Winfield, a certified therapy dog. Open to children in kindergarten through third grade.
• Intermediate Play Writing: Tuesday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m. Facilitated by Rachel Strayer of Ghostlight Productions. Open to grades 10-12.
• Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, June 18, from 2-3 p.m. This month’s book is “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe. Adults.
• 800 Club SAT Preparation: Wednesday, June 18, from 4-5 p.m. Join other students who want to study together for the SAT exams. Bring paper, pencil and other study materials. Open to grades 10-12.
• Zentangle Inspired Art Class: Friday, June 20, from 4-6 p.m. Learn Zentangle-inspired basics through lettering, flowers and patterns. All materials provided. Teens.
• Dinosaur Exhibit and Lecture: Monday, June 23, from 7-8 p.m. Visit a dinosaur sculpture exhibit and listen to a lecture by Gene Moyer. Adults.
• Teen Leadership Committee Meeting: Tuesday, June 24, from 4-5 p.m. Open to all teens or tweens interested in voicing their opinions on programming, book selections, etc. Grades five through 12.
• Just the Facts: Friday, June 27, from 3-4 p.m. Interactive summer course for high school-aged students wanting to learn how to report the news in preparation for a possible career in journalism, public relations or marketing. Students will be taught how to find news tips, formulate ideas and write articles over the course of three sessions. Student work will also be run in The Abington Suburban upon completion of the course. Grades 10-12.
• Sciencetellers Presents “Dragons and Dreams”: Friday, June 27, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Learn about the science of fire and ice through the take of “Dragons and Dreams.” Features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles and more. Children.
• Glory Road: Railroad Posters and Photo Illustrations: Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artist Al Pierce will display an exhibit highlighting companies, employees and passengers of the steam railroading industry.
• LEGO Club: Sunday, June 29, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Open to children in Kindergarten through grade six.