THIS WEEK: June 7 to 13, 2013
Scranton Zine Fest, the third annual gathering of writers and zine creators along with letterpress demonstrations and discussions on independent- and self-publishing. Followed by a zine and poetry reading session including works by local authors Andrea McGuigan and Brian Fanelli. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Saturday with Zine Fest noon to 5 p.m. and readings 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. 290-6027.
Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion about a topic chosen by the group. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Free. 821-1959.
Osterhout Book Sale, the 37th annual event with gently used adult and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, tapes, records and more. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-19; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 20; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 21; 9:30 a.m. to noon June 22 ($5 Bag Day). 823-0156.
Book Signing, with Gene Gomolka, author of “Coal Cracker’s Son,” about Polish immigrants and their families in Nanticoke. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. June 15 at noon. 829-4210.
Book Signing, of the latest release from the Luzerne County Historical Society “Serving Their County, Defending the Commonwealth, Saving the Union: Stories and Images of Luzerne County Soldiers at Gettysburg,” by contributors William Lewis, Anthony Brooks, Stephen Killian, Angela Lopez and Peter Tomasak. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. June 15. 829-4210.
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.
Book Discussion of “The Kite Runner” by Khalid Hosseini. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. June 20. Free copies while they last. 821-2959.
Dig into Reading, a registration party for the Summer Reading Program at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24. 693-1364.
Author Talk and Workshop, with Cary Bayer, author of “Prosperity Aerobics” and “Spirit & Money.” Unity of NEPA, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon June 30. $20; $25 after June 23. 592-3016.
The Gathering, the annual four-day event exploring creativity through literature, the arts and sciences with the theme “The Art of the Living Moment.” Included: presentations by the Tibetan lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, poetry readings, author lectures and book signings, films, receptions and dinners. Keystone College, La Plume. July 18 to 21. Schedule at thegatheringatkeystone.org or call 945-7143.
Distinguished Author Award, honoring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, author of “Down the Rabbit Hole.” Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Sept. 7. 941-7816.