Open Readings, with the Campion Literary Society of King's College. Bring an original work or favorite works by published authors. Gold Room, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 31. 208-5900.
Wyoming County Reads, a community reading of Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow along with weekly book discussions at the Tunkhannock Public Library and other special events. Free. 996-1500. Included:
• Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway, a performance at WVIA-TV's Sordoni High-Definition Studio. Bus leaves the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Reservations required.
• Literary Analysis: Plot, Setting, Characterization, Imagery, Symbolism, Tone, discussion. 7 p.m. Feb. 6.
• The Inevitability of and the Human Response to Change, discussion. 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
• Finding Peace in Chaos: Can Culture and Value Survive in a Technological World, discussion. 7 p.m. Feb. 20.
• Relive Ragtime, an exhibit of ragtime-era memorabilia at Kitson & Company Gallery, 34 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22.
• Escaping Our Prisons: Why Ragtime Is Significant Today, discussion. 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
• Ragtime, the 1981 musical film. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 and 7 p.m. March 6.
Beloved Horses from Around the Word spotlights a local horse named Lungta in the chapter Healing a Heart with Lungta in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains. The book, authored by Sharon Miner, a former resident of Honesdale, describes exceptional equines from Aruba, England, Canada and Switzerland. Available at amazon.com and other online booksellers.