THIS WEEK: May 3 to 9, 2013
Book Discussion, of “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration: 693-1364.
Poetry Reading, by Marcus Calasurdo, multipublished author and founder of Gimme Shelter Productions, a non-profit organization that works to benefit homeless shelters, after-school programs, literacy projects, community gardens and other neighborhood causes. Accompanied by harpist Chelsea Smarr. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. 7 p.m. Saturday. $10; $5 seniors and students. 817-1075.
Book Discussion, of “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold, one of the most important conservationists of the last century. Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 7 p.m. Wednesday and also on May 15. Free. 996-1500.
Book Signing of “Serving Their Country, Defending the Commonwealth, Saving the Union: Stories and Images of Luzerne County Soldiers at Gettysburg,” the new release from the Luzerne County Historical Society collaborated on by Anthony Brooks, Stephen Killian, Angela Lopez, William Lewis and Peter Tomasak. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 5 p.m. May 11. 829-4210.
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.
Andrea Gibson, the nationally renowned award-winning performance poet, author of six volumes and five recordings. The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. May 18. $15. Sponsored by the Breaking Ground Poets, a community teen group. Advance tickets only at brownpapertickets.com.
Breaking Ground Poets Poetry Slam, a competition in which members of the poetry group read three rounds of original poetry before a panel of judges. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 5 to 8 p.m. May 26. Age 14 and older. $5. 996-1500.
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.
Stilettos, a story of five women whose adventure turns into a dangerously exciting quest. Written by Krystal Vincent, a native of Nanticoke and graduate of Misericordia University and published by iUniverse. Available at amazon.com and other online booksellers.