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Reads

By Mary Therese Biebel

March 7, 2013

THIS WEEK: MARCH 8 to 14, 2013

The Power of Story, an illustrated talk by award-winning novelist and journalist Suzanne Fisher Staples about her experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Sunday. Registration: 996-1500.


Book Discussion of “Every Last Cuckoo.” Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments served. New members welcome. 654-3323.


FUTURE

Writing Workshop, informal themed writing classes with the Campion Literary Society. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. March 18. Free. 208-5900, ext. 5487.

Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Bloodwork: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution” by Holly Tucker. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum at Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Scranton. 6 p.m. March 21. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Farewell, My Lovely” by Raymond Chandler. Buy a copy for $2 while supplies last at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. March 21. Refreshments served. 823-0156.

Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “Hadji Murad” by Leo Tolstoy. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, University Drive, off Old Route 115, Lehman. 7 p.m. March 25. Refreshments served. 675-9269.

Open Readings, share creative works either original or favorites by other authors including poems, short stories and creative nonfiction. Sponsored by the Campion Society at Regina Court, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 10. Free. 208-5900, ext. 5487.

Luncheon with a Special Author, with Cecilia Galante, author of six young-adult novels and a children’s chapter-book series. Sponsored by Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library at Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 11:30 a.m. April 18. $26. 675-1182.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum at Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Scranton. 6 p.m. April 18. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Vanished” by Irene Hannon. Buy a copy for $2 while supplies last at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 18. Refreshments served. 823-0156.

Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, University Drive, off Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. April 22. Refreshments served. 675-9269.

Book Discussion, of “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. May 4. Registration: 693-1364.

Everhart Reads, a discussion of “The Giaour” by Lord Byron. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum at Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Scranton. 6 p.m. May 16. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “What Angels Fear” by C.S. Harris. Buy a copy for $2 while supplies last at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. May 16. Refreshments served. 823-0156.

Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum at Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Scranton. 6 p.m. June 20. Registration: 346-7186.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Peter the Blue Penguin, a new children’s book by Mary Louise Lukachko about bullying and being different. Recently released by Publish America and available on amazon.com and other online booksellers.