Special Events at the Green Ridge Library



(Photo Credit: http://www.lclshome.org)

The following events have been scheduled for the month of March at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, 1032 Green Ridge St., Scranton. For information, call (570) 207-0764, or visit www.lclshome.org/greenridge.

Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday Storytime featuring stories, songs, crafts and fun is held every Monday at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, with Bookworm Buddies for 6 to 8 year olds at 3:30 p.m., and Young Adult Club for ages 12-17 at 5 p.m.

Lil’ Library Learners, ages 4-5, meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Special Tuesday events in March include Dr. Seuss Pajama Story Time for all ages on March 1 at 5:30 p.m.; PAWS to Read, featuring certified therapy dogs, on March 8 at 5:45 p.m. for ages 3 and up; a St. Patrick’s Celebration for all ages to share leprechaun stories, songs and crafts on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Easter Pajama Story Time for all ages will be held on March 22 at 5:30 p.m., and Make It With Play-Doh will be held for ages 3 and up on March 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Family Place is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for children ages birth to 3 years, parents and siblings, and features free play, story time, songs and a craft, and the Tween Team for ages 9-12 is held on Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16, and 30. A Block Party featuring block play for ages 3 to 6 and their siblings will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. LEGO Club will be held on March 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Friday CRAFTernoon will be held on Fridays, March 4, 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up; Storytime will be held on Fridays, March 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, and an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages will be held on March 25 with advance registration only.

Registration is required for all library programs except Monday/Friday 11:30 a.m. Story Time and Friday CRAFTernoon.


Little Sisters of the Poor plan St. Patrick’s Day celebration


LSP St. Patrick's committee pic

Pictured are committee members planning the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Patrick’s dinner, including, first row from left: Ann Kwak, Theresa Durkin, and Mary Sheils. Second row: Sr. Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; MaryCarol Kanton; and Janet Skibinski. Third row: Charlie Butler; Pete Kanton; and Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications. Also serving on the committee are Dolly Densevich; Faith Foley; Carole Paswinski; Mary Jane Sheridan; Lisa Sutter; Nancy Wilson; Karen and Howie Wyandt; and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.

The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick’s Day at their third annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 6, at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, located adjacent to Marywood University. The event will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional and recessional in the chapel followed by the dinner and entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

The menu includes ham and cabbage with potatoes and carrots, rolls and butter, vanilla ice cream with mint or chocolate syrup, and beverages. The entertainment for the afternoon includes the Kearns Drum and Pipe Band, E.J. the D.J., and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance.

Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and younger are $6. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065 or online at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a raffle.

There will be plenty of free and convenient parking in the residence’s parking lot or via a handicap accessible van providing shuttle service from the Marywood University parking lot on the corner of Adams and University Avenues to the dinner.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember someone you love.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

All proceeds will be used to assist the Little Sisters in replacing the nightstands in each resident’s room at Holy Family Residence.