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May 09. 2013 4:47PM
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The Back Mountain Memorial Library is busy planning several events for you to enjoy…now that the weather is warmer and we’re all scheduling our spring activities

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 which was located between present-day Wyoming and Exeter.

Robert Mischak, who portrayed Col. Nathan Denison, second in command at the Battle of Wyoming, will also 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 and call the library at 675-1182 to register.


Hard to believe but the Back Mountain Memorial Library’s Annual Auction is only two months away. And… only one month away is the annual Kick-Off Dinner and Mini-Auction.

This fun evening will be held on Monday, June 3 at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estates in Dallas. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7 pm. The dinner will be buffet style, including a grilling station featuring grilled flat iron steak and chicken marsala, a pasta station featuring penne pasta with either marinara, tomato vodka or alfredo sauce and a mini salad station and dessert station. The price of the dinner is $23 per person and it is open to the public. Reservations can be made at the library by May 25.

The auction will be held on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 and it’s not too early for you and your friends to discuss volunteering. It’s a fun night out and also helps the library. Tweens age 12 and older and adults are asked to call the library if them can help either with set-up or working at the actual auction.

Donations of items are also currently being accepted during normal library hours. Household items, nearly olde vintage collectibles and dishes, slightly used books and antiques are needed. Of course, new goods items and gift certificates to area businesses are always popular.


Parents are reminded that registration for children’s Summer Story hours will begin on Tuesday, June 11. You may call the library at 675-1182 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on that day to register your child.

Registration for the children’s Summer Reading Program will begin on Wednesday, June 12. This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading” and promises many fun activities. Stop by the library and pick up a flyer for more information.


The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 with normal hours.

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