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THIS WEEK: March 21 to 27, 2014

Book Launch Party, to celebrate the national release of “Alchemy” by author and poet John Yamrus. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tonight with a poetry reading at 6:30 and book signing at 7. Light refreshments. Free. 570-823-0156.


One-on-One eReader Help, learning the basics of downloading eBooks. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. Sign up for a half-hour session between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday. 570-474-9313.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Emigrants” by W.G. Sebald. Led by Herb Simon and Robert Salsburg. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Monday. 570-675-2171.


Writing Workshop, informal writing classes to produce drafts of poems, short stories or nonfiction. Sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.


FUTURE

Young Adult Book Discussion, of “Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon March 29. Light refreshments served. Registration: 570-693-1364.


WPL Book Club, a discussion of “Round House” by Louise Erdich. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:45 p.m. April 1. Copies available at the circulation desk. Registration: 570-654-9847.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 3. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Game of Thrones Discussion Group, the first of a regular Monday night gathering of fans of the HBO series adapted from the George R.R. Martin series of fantasy novels. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. April 7. 570-693-1364.


Open Readings, poems, short stories, drama and creative nonfiction either original or works by favorite published authors. Sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Gold Room, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. April 10. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Dr. Suess Goes to War” by Richard H. Minear and “Hipster Hitler” by James Carr and Archana Kumar. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Victory!” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. April 10. 570-346-7186.


Book Discussion, of a short story by Alice Munro. White Haven Area Community Library, 99 Towanda St. 6:30 p.m. April 15. Free. 570-443-8776.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 17. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Luncheon with a Special Author, with speaker Judie Fertig Panneton, author of “Proud Americans: Growing Up as Children of Immigrants” and “The Breast Cancer Book of Strength and Courage.” Sponsored by Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library at Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, off Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 11 a.m. April 24. $27. 570-675-1182.


Book Discussion of “Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. April 24. Limited copies available. Registration: 570-693-1364.


Franklin Street Sleuths, a book discussion of the mystery “The Last Kashmiri Rose” by Barbara Cleverly. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 24. Limited copies available for $2. 570-823-0156.


Book Sale. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 26; noon to 4 p.m. April 27. 570-941-4078.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Led by Lillian Caffrey. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. April 28 with a buffet supper at 6 p.m. and discussion at 7. 570-675-2171.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 1. Signup at 570-693-1364.


WPL Book Club, a discussion of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail” by Cheryl Strayed. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:45 p.m. May 6. Copies available at the circulation desk. Registration: 570-654-9847.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Assignment in Brittany” by Helen McInnes. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Victory!” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. May 8. 570-346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths, a book discussion of the mystery “The Yard” by Alex Grecian. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. May 22. Limited copies available for $2. 570-823-0156.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II” by Stephen E. Ambrose. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Victory!” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. June 12. 570-346-7186.


Book Discussion of “The Shining” by Stephen King. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. June 26. Limited copies available. Registration: 570-693-1364.


Book Discussion of “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21. Limited copies available. Registration: 570-693-1364.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


My Cape May, a new release by Trucksville photographer Mark Malacavage with 230 color images of the nation’s oldest seaside resort. Published by Schiffer Publishing at $29.99 hard cover and available at amazon.com and other online booksellers.


Oliver Knows All About the Moon, Do You? A new fact-filled space odyssey for children that takes a lyrical and humorous journey into the night sky to uncover facts about our closest celestial neighbor. Written by Honesdale resident Amy Faatz and available at all major online bookstores.


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