Books and Lectures Listings: Jan. 13 to 19, 2017

January 14th, 2017 10:39 am - updated: 1:46 pm.

THIS WEEK: Jan. 13 to 19, 2017

Opioid Abuse in Pennsylvania, a public forum with input by Karen Murphy, secretary of the state Department of Health; Rep. Karen Boback (R-Harveys Lake); Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Lehman) and Cassandra Coleman, director of the Northeast Regional Office of the Governor. Dudrick Room 216, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13. Registration: 570-674-6441.

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 anytime now through Feb. 28. 570-823-0156.

Victoria, a discussion group following the Sunday night miniseries about Queen Victoria shown on WVIA-TV. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 16. 570-693-1364.

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, a talk on institutional abuse titled “Microhumiliations and Practices of Pain: The Moral Perils of Institutional Organization,” 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.

Huber Breaker Preservation Society Program, a celebration of Mining History Month with Philadelphia filmmakers John Welsh and Alana Mauger (“Anthracite Region Mine Fires: Exploring One of the Hidden Costs of Mining”) and Chris Murley and Banks Ries of The Underground Miners. Firemen’s Park, 16 Ashley St., Ashley. 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Free. 715-252-6742.

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.

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African-American Coal Miners in Northeastern Pennsylvania: A Personal Perspective, a Mining History program with professor Christine Patterson of Atlanta; John Hepp, Wilkes University Department of History; and Robert Wolensky, King’s College Department of History. Room 101, Stark Hall, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Free. 715-252-6742.

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.

STEM in the Ancient World, a lecture by former Wyoming Seminary teacher Justin Naylor who touches on important figures from ancient Greece and Rome whose ideas are still relevant today. Stettler Learning Resources Center, North Sprague Avenue, Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Free. 570-270-2160.

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 Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra” by Vaseem Khan. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Masterpiece Theatre Book Discussion, using literature that has been adapted for the screen by the British TV series. First book in the program: “Ross Poldark” by Winston Graham. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Feb. 18 at noon. Registration: 570-693-1364.

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.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Strangers on a Train” by Patricia Highsmith. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m.March 16. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Pericles Commission” by Gary Corby. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 20. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Time of Death” by Lucy Kerr. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. May 18. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Kate Rossiter, assistant professor of health studies at Wilfrid Laurier University will deliver the annual Saint Andre Bessette Lecture Jan. 17 at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_1.13-Books-Kate-Rossiter-1.jpgKate Rossiter, assistant professor of health studies at Wilfrid Laurier University will deliver the annual Saint Andre Bessette Lecture Jan. 17 at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy will address the opioid abuse epidemic during a public forum Jan. 13 at Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_1.13-Books-Opioid-Abuse-Sec-Karen-Murphy-1.jpgPennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy will address the opioid abuse epidemic during a public forum Jan. 13 at Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas.


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