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THIS WEEK: Oct. 25 to 31, 2013


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


Book Signing, with Karen Valentine, author of “The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Saturday. 570-829-4210.


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. Saturday. $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. Monday. 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. Monday. 570-675-2171.


Campion Literary Society 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. Wednesday. Free. 570-208-5900.


FUTURE

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.


Book Discussion of “The Secret Keeper” by Kate Morton. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 7 at noon. Reservations: 570-824-4646.


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: “Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians and Organized Crime in the Coalfields of Northeastern Pennsylvania 1897-1959” by Robert P. Wolensky, adjunct professor of sociology and history at King’s College and William A. Hastie Sr., a former mineworker and employee of the Knox Coal Company. Published by Canal History and Technology Press in Easton. Available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township.

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