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January 14. 2014 3:36PM

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Have you begun your reading for Wyoming County Reads 2014?

Now is a good time to borrow, buy, or download the two books featured in Wyoming County Reads. There will be two books for Wyoming County Reads 2014, a first in the ten-year history of this project. The novels are The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

The Scarlet Letter takes the reader back to the days of the Puritans in 17th century America and issues of the nature of evil and oppression of women. A Thousand Splendid Suns, is set in 21st century Afghanistan and deals with present day evil and oppression of women.

All are invited to attend a series of book discussions on Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Master discussion leader Bill Chapla and special guests Dr. Len Gougeon and Suzanne Fisher Staples will facilitate these discussions.

Copies of The Scarlet Letter and A Thousand Splendid Suns are available to borrow from the Tunkhannock Public Library.

As a culminating event, the Dietrich Theater will host a Women’s Forum: Violence Against Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. Marnie Hiester-Idec, Professor of Psychology at Misericordia University, will moderate the panel discussion. Panel members are: Janet MacKay, Executive Director, Victims Resource Center, Wyoming County; Patrick Rushton, Educator, Victims Resource Center, Wyoming County; Jeff Mitchell, District Attorney, Wyoming County; Laura Hasenzahl, Wyoming County Juvenile Probation Officer, Drug and Alcohol Specialist.

Wyoming County Reads is sponsored by the Wyoming County Commissioners: Judy Mead, Ron Williams, and Tom Henry; the Tunkhannock Public Library; and the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater.

For information, call the Dietrich Theater at (570) 996-1500.

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