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THIS WEEK: Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2013


Open Readings, a sharing of creative works including poems, short stories and creative nonfiction by students, faculty and the public. Gold Room, Administration Building, 131 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. today. Sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Free. 208-5900, ext. 5487.


Open Mic, with guest poet Andrea Talarico McGuigan (“Spinning with the Tornado”) along with musicians, storytellers, comedians and more. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Tonight with sign-ups at 6:30, open mic at 7 followed by the featured performer. Free. 996-1500.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Google Nexus 7. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Book Club, informal discussion of member-selected books (available at the circulation desk). West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. 654-9847.


Book Discussion, of “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain, the story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley Richardson. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday at noon. Reservations: 824-4646.


FUTURE

History Book Group, a discussion of “Tories: Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War” by Thomas B. Allen. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Oct. 10. 829-4210.


Book Signing, with Matt Birkbeck, author of “The Quiet Don,” the untold story of Mafia kingpin Russell Bufalino. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Oct. 12. 829-4210.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Nook readers. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Writing Workshop, themed, informal writing classes, sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. 208-5900.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “Open City” by Teju Cole. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Shape of Water” by Andrea Camilleri. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Copies of the book are available at $2 as supplies last. 821-1959.


Horror Authors Book Signing, with Ron Breznay, Lorne Dixon, Brian Keene, K.H. Koehler, John Koloski, Kevin Lucia and Mary SanGiovanni. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Oct. 19. 829-4210.


eReader Workshop. Learn how to download ebooks onto tablets. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. Oct. 22. 474-9313.


Poetry Reading, by award-winning poet Amy Bloom, the college’s 2013 Visiting Writer. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River Street, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 208-5900.


Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery and the Macabre, a discussion of the short stories “Murder in the Rue Morgue,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.” West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Kindle Fire readers. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Dubliners” by James Joyce. Led by Mary Dockeray. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Oct. 28. 675-2171.


Open Readings, a sharing of creative works including poems, short stories, drama and creative nonfiction. Gold Room, Administration Building, 131 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Free. 208-5900.


Meet the Author, a discussion of “Death Benefits,” with author Sharon Saracino. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Google Nexus 7. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture, with Ishmael Beah, a child soldier in Sierra Leone and author of “A Long Way Gone: A Story of Redemption and Hope,” who details how he was orphaned, then forced to become a child soldier at age 12 and removed from the conflict by UNICEF. Followed by a meet-and-greet and book signing. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free but tickets required. 674-6719.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Kindle Fire readers. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Book Signing and Demonstration of an interactive cooking presentation by Father Leo Patalinghug, author of “Grace Before Meals: Recipes and Inspiration for Family Meals and Family Life.” Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. 674-6400.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “”Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found” by Suketu Mehta. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Hangman’s Daughter” by Oliver Potzsch. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Copies of the book are available at $2 as supplies last. 821-1959.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Physicists” by Friederick Durrenmatt. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Nov. 25. 675-2171.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Holly and Homicide” by Leslie Caine. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Copies of the book are available at $2 as supplies last. 821-1959.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Radetzki March” by Joseph Roth. Led by Jacques Rodriguez. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. 675-2171.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Book Release: “Dare to Succeed: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets to Success in Business and in Life & Dare You to Succeed!” with contributions by experts from around the world including Back Mountain attorney Bernard Walter, who co-authored the book with Jack Canfield.


Book Release: “From San Cataldo to Pittston: The Ormando Family in the Wyoming Valley” by Martin Novak. The book tells of generations of a family attached to the history of the local area. Available at amazon.com.


Book Release: “Encountering Ephemera 1500-1800: Scholarship, Performance, Classroom” by Rebecca Steinberger, department chair and professor of English at Misericordia University in Dallas. The book is a guide for teaching ephemeral matters in the college classroom.

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