Happy 50th Birthday Amelia Bedelia


Celebrate Amelia Bedelia’s 50th birthday, on Monday, January 28th

“Amelia Bedelia” books have been a favorite of young children for generations. Amelia’s character is based upon a maid in Cameroon, where Peggy Parish spent many of her younger years. She is a delightful character that repeatedly misunderstands what she is asked to do, and interprets commands very literally. If she is asked to make a sponge cake, she makes it out of actual sponges; if she is asked to weed the garden, she plants weeds!

Check out our Amelia Bedelia book display and enter to win an Amelia Bedelia book of your own!

You can bring in your own home-made Amelia Bedelia birthday card and we will place it on display. You can also can make an Amelia Bedelia
craft to take home!

No registration is needed for this program. Light refreshments will be served as long as supplies last!

United Way of Wyoming Valley Hosting Community Conversations


United Way of Wyoming Valley is looking to engage members of our community to create a shared vision for the future and set goals for collective action.
In order to accomplish these goals, United Way will be hosting two community conversations at the Hoyt Library
on Monday, February 4th at 5:30-7:30 p.m., and  Wednesday, February the 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Community Room.
While these conversations will take many forms, at the heart of them, is one common question:
What do you want your community to look like?

The conversations will consist of groups of 8-12 people having a kitchen-table style conversation. They will be about what kind of community you want. By diving down deep on one topic of the group’s choosing, discussion will focus on how we can effect real change on a specific issue. It is our hope that the results of these conversations will help create real, lasting change within our community.

Please register by contacting: www.unitedwaywb.org/communityconversation,  (you will need a valid email), or if you would prefer, you can contact
Amy Zawada, Assistant Director of Marketing & Community Impact, United Way of Wyoming Valley, at 570-829-6711, extension 222. 

Light refreshments will be served.