Books and Lectures Listings: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017

January 5th, 2017 11:47 am

THIS WEEK: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017

Maslow Faculty Reading Series, five days of readings and films by faculty and alumni of Wilkes University. Begins Jan. 8 with readings 7 to 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues with screenings of the film short “Can’t Dance” and a full-length feature film produced by faculty member Susan Cartsonis 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9 at Movies 14 in downtown Wilkes-Barre; readings 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 and 12, and the play “Norris: A Ticket to the Circus” 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, Wilkes University. Free and open to the public. 570-408-4779.

Snow Better Time to Read, a winter reading club for age 19 and older with incentives, and prize drawings each week and free craft programs on Jan. 16, Feb. 2 and 6. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Register any time now through Feb. 28. 570-823-0156.

FUTURE

Black Lives Matter, a student panel discussion. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. 570-674-6400.

Saint Andre Bessette Lecture, delivered by Kate Rossiter, assistant professor of health studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Baker Street Letters” by Michael Robertson. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Should Good Come Out of Evil? A talk by Rabbi Larry Kaplan of Temple Israel in Wilkes-Barre who discusses the results of Nazi medical experimentation and the ethical implications of using those results for good. Room 218, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Free. Held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” 570-674-6400.

Lady Caress, a reading by the theatrical and spoken word poet who combines comedy, music and beat boxing. Cougar’s Den, Banks Student Life Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 9 p.m. Jan. 21. Free. 570-674-6400.

Oral Histories in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Purposes and Projects, a panel discussion exploring the use of oral histories to research and preserve the rich history of mining in the area. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Free. 570-674-1491.

How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics, a talk held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Free but tickets required. 570-674-6719.

Writing Workshop, informal, themed writing sessions presented by the Campion Literary Society. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Noon on Jan. 27. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide Pedagogy, a presentation by students and guest professors held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” Followed by the documentary “An Interview with Bejamin B. Ferencz.” Room 218, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Free. 570-674-6400

Wyoming County Reads, the annual book discussion series with selections “Out of Africa” by Isak Dinesen and “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean. Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 15; and March 1. Movies based on the books will be shown at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock at 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 22. Open to all. Free. 570-996-1500.

Deadly Euphemisms: A Philosophical Analysis of Nazi Medical Terminology, a presentation by assistant professor of philosophy Margot Wielgus. Room 218, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 5 p.m. Feb. 7. Free. Held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” 570-674-6400.

Do the Dying Deserve Compassion? The Ethics of Granting Access to Unapproved Drugs to the Terminally Ill, a talk by three professors from the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” Free byt tickets required. 570-674-6719.

The Medical Professional and the Nazi Regime, a talk on Nazi medicine during World War II by history and government professor Thomas Hajkowski. Room 218, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Free. Held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” 570-674-6400.

The Hippocratic Oath and Medical Research: Where’s the Line? A talk by Rabbi Roger Lerner of Temple B’nai B’rith in Kingston. Room 218, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Noon on March 1. Free. Held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” 570-674-6400.

The Triumph of the Human Spirit from Auschwitz to Forgiveness, a talk by Eva Mozes Kor, a Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. March 14. Free but tickets required. 570-674-6719.

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