The Laflin Library Association is sponsoring a Commonwealth Speakers Program at 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the St. Maria Goretti banquet hall, Laflin Road, Laflin. Jay Smar, Landingville, will present an informative, musical program that highlights the struggles and disasters of coal miners in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is responsible for the program. Guest speaker Alma Berlot will also honor her father’s memory with a discussion of his work as a coal miner. The public is invited to the free event. Refreshments will be served. Planners of the event, from left, are Nancy Coassolo, librarian, Laflin Library, and Regina Hrichison, vice president, Laflin Library Association.