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THIS WEEK: Oct. 18 to 24, 2013


Halloween Horror Book Signing, the eighth annual event with authors Ron Breznay, Lorne Dixon, Scott Goriscak, Brian Keene, Karen Koehler, John Koloski, Kevin Lucia and Mary SanGiovanni. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. 570-829-4210.


eReader Workshop. Learn how to download ebooks onto tablets. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. Tuesday. 570-474-9313.


Our Back Mountain Families, a talk by Bert and John Stevenson, compilers (with Ella Haley) of a 600-page, 4400-name index with short bibliographies of 12 Back Mountain families. Sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society in Room 104, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 610-298-8417.


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. Tuesday. Free. 570-208-5900.


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. Wednesday. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.


FUTURE

Book Launch Party, for Brian Fanelli’s new collection of poems “All That Remains.” Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Info at brianfanelli.com.


Forevermore: A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, a dramatic reading of selected works by the American Readers Theatre Company. Great Hall, Grey Towers, Milford. 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 26. $20. Reservations: 570-296-9625 or greytowers.org.


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: 570-654-9847.


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. 570-675-2171.


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. 570-208-5900.


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: 570-654-9847.


Catholic Radio Fall Banquet, with speaker Brian J. Gail, author of “American Tragedy in Trilogy” which includes the novels “Fatherless,” “Motherless” and “Childless.” St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial St., Exeter. Nov. 10 with Mass at 4 p.m. and banquet at 5. $30. 570-451-1903.


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: 570-654-9847.


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. 570-674-6719.


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: 570-654-9847.


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. 570-674-6400.


Book Signing and Discussion, with Bryan Bender, author of “You Are Not Forgotten,” about two American servicemen: a World War II marine and the modern-day soldier determined to bring home his remains. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 p.m. Nov. 17. 570-824-4646.


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: 570-346-7186.


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. 570-821-1959.


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. 570-675-2171.


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: 570-346-7186.


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. 570-821-1959.


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. 570-675-2171.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


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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