Adult Programs

Kirby Book Club
Saturday, April 28 - 1:00pm
The selected book is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali.

New members are welcome!

Honey Bees and Beekeeping
Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm
presented by Harold Keiner, owner of Keiner's Apiary

What's all the buzz about bees? Harold Keiner owner of Keiner's Apiary has all the answers!

Keiner will present the program Honey Bees and Beekeeping at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm. He will discuss the history of beekeeping, hive components, bee castes, a look inside the hive, honey making, pollination, problems for bees and all pollinators, communication between the bees, and swarming of honey bees.

Keiner began keeping bees six years ago to help pollinate the plants he sells in his nursery business. The bees keep him busy maintaining the hives. About mid-summer, it will be time to extract the frames that the bees have filled with nectar, which they turn into honey. Keiner sells honey and other products from Keiner's Apiary located in Wapwallopen, as well as several farmers markets in the summer. His mission is to keep the bees healthy and help them survive the winters. This season Keiner will be assisting with a field study run through Penn State and USDA comparing the impacts of three different management systems of honey bee health on a farm in our general area.

Keiner is a member of Luzerne County Beekeepers Association, which meets at the Rice Township Municipal Building in Mountaintop. Everyone is welcome at meetings. You can find Keiner's Apiary and the Luzerne County Beekeepers on Facebook. Register by visiting the library or by calling 570-474-9313.

Program for Moms at the MS Kirby Library

Holistic Empowerment Coach & Lifestyle Strategist, Donna Nelson, will share practical tools to improve focus, increase energy and reduce stress with Moms during the presentation, Hey Mom! Let's Calm the Chaos & Unlock your Inner Superpowers to Live with More Ease. The program will take place at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, located at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30pm.

Moms who attend can look forward to the following highlights:

Learn how to look within and become more aligned with your own personal superpowers in this uplifting, supportive program that will provide you with actionable takeaways.

Explore some challenges of being a Mom in our hyper-speed society and how to remove some of the obstacles that keep us from being grounded and centered.

Leave feeling energized and encouraged with having tapped into your personal superpowers for taking control of your life and calming the chaos.

Donna Nelson is a Holistic Empowerment Coach and the founder of Primal Roots Wellness, LLC an energy-centered coaching and consulting practice, Adopt a Single Mom Project. Her intuitive and practical no nonsense approach integrates transformational coaching with science-based mind-body tools from modern and ancient wisdom along with empowering lifestyle strategies for the clarity, confidence and connection needed for better relationships, better careers, better health and personal fulfillment.

Nelson has a diverse background in business and has spent the past 30+ years immersed in the study and practice of personal development and mind-body wellness. She believes in a whole body approach and integrates the diverse tools and knowledge from her background in Business, Psychology, Energy Medicine, Nutrition, Neuroscience, Personal Development and Holistic healing therapies. With these tools, she has created a multi-dimensional foundation for developing personal empowerment and optimal well being.

There will be door prizes and refreshments! Registration is required and may be done by visiting the library or by calling 570-474-9313. (Ladies, if you are not a Mom, you may still attend)

Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Relax and recharge by spending some quiet time
coloring your cares away while listening to soothing music!
Coloring pages & supplies will be provided
or feel free to bring your own.

Register at Circulation Desk or call 570-474-9313.

Free Computer Classes
Are you or someone you know struggling to learn the basics of computers?
Join one of our free classes today simply by calling or visiting the library to sign up!

Adults ages 18 & older may choose from two basic computer classes.

Beginner Computer Lessons
Every other Thursday from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
One-on-one training of basic computer skills.
Intended for people with no previous experience.

Second Level Computer Lessons
Every other Wednesday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
One-on-one training for email and web browsing.
Great if you already know the basics!