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THIS WEEK: April 4 to 10, 2014

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 tonight. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Book Signing, with Kristalyn Vetovich, author of the fantasy novel “Pure Fyre.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Saturday. 570-829-4210.


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. Monday. 570-693-1364.


Friends Book Club, a discussion of “The Cat Who Robbed the Bank” by Lillian Braun Jackson. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon on Wednesday. Feel free to bring your lunch. 570-693-1364.


The Wonder of Words, a “poetry auction” to celebrate National Poetry Month and benefit literacy efforts in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. With readings by local poets who are asked to donate five cents per word in their poem with audience members matching the donation for poems they enjoyed. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. 570-674-8113.


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. Thursday. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Dr. Seuss 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. Thursday. 570-346-7186.


FUTURE

Local Author Book-Signing Panel, a weekend of area writers presenting local history, mystery, young readers books and romance. Included: Elena Castrignano, Lisa Miller, Lucille Procopio and KM Scott. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. April 11. 570-829-4210.


Local Author Book-Signing Panel, a two-session visit with local authors. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. April 12 with the 2 p.m. session including David Bradford, Bryan Kollar, Sharon Saracino, Sally Weiner, Thomas Fiorini and David Yonki. At 7 p.m. the panel will include David Parmelee, Bob Heim, Kenny Luck and Sabrina Benulis. 570-829-4210.


Local Author Book-Signing Panel, the final session of the weekend with Brian Fanelli, Jack Dunn, Denise Kaminsky, David Weinberger and Grete DeAngelo. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. April 13. 570-829-4210.


Poetry Reading with world-renowned author H.R. Stoneback, who is also a leading authority on Ernest Hemingway. Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 5:30 p.m. April 14. Free. 570-674-6400.


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.


Book Discussion of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 15. In conjunction with the screening of the film 7 p.m. April 24 at Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre. 570-821-1959.


Dickens Book Club, a discussion of chapters 9 to 11 of “Little Dorrit.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. April 15. 570-829-4210.


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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