If you are a follower of the British period drama television series, Downton Abbey, created by Julian Fellowes, then join the Hoyt Library for a Downton Abbey Tea, catered by The Tea & Basket Place, on Thursday, April, 3rd, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the library.
All seats are reserved and a payment of $25.00 is payable at time of registration. Please register early as seating is limited. Last day to register is March 21st.
The menu will consist of two special teas: Downton Abbey and Lady Violet, three kinds of finger sandwiches, and a delicious desert, all especially made by The Tea & Basket Place for the event.
Door prizes will be awarded, the PBS film, Secrets of Highclere Castle will be shown, including a special time for discussion of the Crawley family secrets!
Downton Abbey has received critical acclaim from television and has won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Miniseries Films for Television, or Movie. It has been awarded by the Guinness World Records as a critically acclaimed English-language series. It is one of the most widely watched television drama shows in the world. More than 24 million views tuned in last season making it PBS’s highest rated drama of all time!
Please don’t miss out on this truly unique experience! Come dressed in period attire if you like, however, it is not a requirement for attendance.
Join us on Monday, March 24th, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. or Wednesday, March 26th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Barbie’s birthday with our third annual Barbie on the Runway Fashion Show! This year’s theme is Fashion Around the World with Barbie.
Children Pre-K to grade 6 are invited to attend and to bring their favorite Barbie or Ken doll dressed in their fanciest outfit to the library. Then participants will be granted with the opportunity to walk the fashion runway. You may also bring Barbie’s dressed in outfits from around the world!
Participation is limited to twenty children at each party, and one doll per child. Fashion coordinators may also dress up for the event and join their Barbie on the runway! This year, because of high demand, we are sponsoring two separate Barbie runway parties. We ask that you choose only one date to attend.
Prizes will be awarded by a special drawing, and all participants will be able to make a special craft while enjoying delicious light refreshments. In addition, all participants will receive certificates of participation.
Registration is mandatory, as space is limited! Walk-ins will not be accepted for this program. To register, call us at 570-287-2013.
Want to go out to eat more often but worried that you’ll spend too much money when you take the kids? No worries, check out the food venues below where the kiddos could snag a free meal during certain times.
- Applebee’s: Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights at select restaurants. One free child entree per visit; however, it’s only $1.00 for additional kids’ meals.
- Chili’s: 2 children’s entrees per adult meal purchase.
- Golden Corral: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.
- IHOP: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids under 12 eat free with adult meal purchase.
- Denny’s: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Lonestar Roadhouse: All day; with purchase of adult mean
- Bob Evan’s: After 4 p.m. with adult purchase
- Friendly’s: All day
- Pizza Hut: Evening
- Perkins: All day
- Texas Roadhouse: Kids 12 and under eat free.
- Chick-fil-A: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., get a free kid’s meal with each adult purchase.
- Buffalo Wild Wings: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. kids 12 and under eat for $.99.
- TGI Fridays: All day; 1 free meal per adult entree
Kids eat free every day
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The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, February 08, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present a Mock Interviewing, Appropriate Dress and Etiquette Career Workshop, facilitated by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS in the community room.
Severini-Kresock is a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates.
At the workshop participants will engage in a first-hand learning environment in which prime details geared towards successful interviewing tactics will be surveyed. These techniques serve as applicable foundations for college-bound students as well as individuals entering or re-entering the workforce.
It it said that anyone can succeed in an interview after learning tips to answer difficult questions with strong responses. During the workshop scenarios of this nature will be presented to boost ease and confidence when forming responses.
Monday, January 20th is a federal holiday honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and many utilize this day as a time for rest and personal enjoyment.
However, this year at the Hoyt Library we are taking a different approach. We are remembering Reverend Martin Luther King through a day of national service to our community. With this, we are asking patrons to bring non-perishable, yet not-expired, food items to our facility. There are individuals within our own backyard that need our assistance. All proceeds will be donated to our area food kitchen. This is a one-time only event.
Please look for the “MLK” marked boxes at either inside entrances of the library to place your donations in Honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
In addition, a limited supply of posters and markers will be made available for children to use at the library. With these supplies, children will have the distinct opportunity to design a poster depicting their personal view of what community service is all about, the option to create a Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. creation, or the option to bring a poster that was created at home. These works of art will be displayed throughout the library.
Also, don’t forget to stay awhile to check out the Hoyt Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. book displays, posters, videos, and coloring pages for children!
Celebrate Amelia Bedelia’s Birthday on Monday, January 27th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the community room of the library.
Amelia Bedelia is the protagonist and principal character in books written by Peggy Parish, until her passing in 1988, and now by her nephew, Herman Parish. “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!
Click here to view an Amelia Bedelia slideshow.
Join in the fun by coming in dressed like your favorite Amelia Bedelia character!
You can bring in your own home- made Amelia Bedelia birthday card and we will place it on display at the library, or join in our craft fun.
Refreshments of punch and birthday cake will be served while supplies last!
Registration is mandatory, as space is limited! Walk-ins will not be accepted for this program.
To register, call the Hoyt Library at 570-287-2013
The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, January 18th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present a Resumes` and Cover Letters Workshop, by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, in the community room of the library.
The workshop is for anyone who is interested in specific guidelines on building different types of resumes`, and advice for writing an eye catching cover letter!
Participants may bring copies of their own resume for critique.
To register for this career building workshop, call the Hoyt Library at 570-287-2013.
The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, January 25th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present an Interviewing, Appropriate Dress and Etiquette Career Workshop, by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, in the community room of the library.
The workshop will present major details on successful interviewing techniques applicable for students planning on attending college, and for adults entering, or re-entering the workforce.
Various scenarios and advice will be discussed for the “hard to answer questions” during interviews, in addition to the skills on how to handle them with ease and confidence.
To register for this career building workshop, call the Hoyt Library at 570-287-2013.
The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, January 11th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present the workshop: You Have Graduated from College, What’s Next? , by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, in the community room of the library.
The workshop is for anyone who is interested in the following information: how to become a successful employee, how to seek and apply for a job, how to find additional educational opportunities, how build a resume`, how to network, and once being hired; proper office etiquette.
Register by calling the Hoyt Library today for this free career building workshop!