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‘Battle of Wyoming’ comes to life at library

April 25. 2013 4:50PM
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The Back Mountain Memorial Library is proud to offer the community special workshops and programs throughout the year, and especially so, when these programs involve local history.

Just in time for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday, the library will host a “Battle of Wyoming” program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Senior instructor Bill Bachman will present this documentary film which he wrote and directed. The film recounts the events of July 3, 1778, the date of the Battle of Wyoming in Wyoming Valley between present-day Wyoming and Exeter.

Robert Mischak, who portrayed Col. Nathan Denison, second in command at the Battle of Wyoming, in the documentary will be on hand in military regalia to discuss and display military field pieces of the 18th century and military clothing.

Pre-registration is required for this free program. Plan now to join us for this informative, entertaining program and call the library at 675-1182 to register.


The winners of the raffle baskets from the recent Luncheon with a Special Author are:

Summertime in the Garden Basket - Carolyn Straka

Wine and Treats for the Discerning Palate Basket – Maureen Lewis

Downton Abbey Basket – Betty Gaia


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Library’s Annual Auction which will be held on July 11, 12, 13 and 14. Donations of items are currently being accepted during normal library hours.

Household items, Nearly Olde Vintage collectibles and dishes, slightly-used books and antiques are needed, with special interest in the following categories: Costume and vintage jewelry, jewelry boxes, holders, display cases, purses, gloves, scarves, vintage perfume bottles, men’s tie clips and cuff links, belt buckles, compacts and vintage cigarette cases, collectible figurines and glassware, train sets and accessories and antiques of all kinds. Of course, new goods items and gift certificates to area businesses are always popular.


Parents are reminded that registration for the children’s Summer Reading Program will officially begin on Wednesday, June 12. Stop by the library and pick up a flyer for more information.


The Children’s Room is in need of volunteers to wipe the covers of the children’s books. This job is sedentary and requires no bending or lifting. It is enjoyable, non-stressful work as volunteers chat with each other during the book washing process. Please call the children’s librarian, Janet Bauman, if you would like a nice, low-impact volunteer position.

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