Books and Lectures Listings: Jan. 27 to Feb.3, 2017

February 2nd, 2017 4:08 pm

THIS WEEK: Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, 2017

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. 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.

The Socrates Café Discussion Group, meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The group will discuss, listen, to, and raise questions about a topic chosen that evening. People from all walks of life are welcome to attend this free discussion.

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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 but 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.

Osterhout Oscar Ballots: Think you know the winners? Fill out a ballot before 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and drop the completed ballot at the Information Services desk. The winner will be selected based on the number of correct answers. If there are multiple winners, a random winning ballot will be drawn.

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.


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