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Now that the hectic season of summer is behind us and the holiday season is not quite here, the Back Mountain Memorial Library invites you to take advantage of this “hiatus” in your schedules.

A new Book Discussion Club is forming at the library beginningat 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Call the library to register for this formational meeting where you will join with the facilitator to discuss upcoming book titles.


Free Senior Tai Chi classes will be held at the library beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. This six-week series of classes for seniors ages 50 and up are sponsored by the senior centers of the Bureau of the Aging. Tai Chi is an enjoyable, beneficial form of exercise, both relaxing and therapeutic to joints and muscles. Pre-registration for this six-week series is required by calling the library at 570-675-1182, prior to Oct. 31. Space is limited, so gather your friends and call soon.


And while you’re at the library, don’t forget to visit our display case, located near the front desk. A variety of collections are displayed on a monthly basis and the library is currently seeking collectors for the upcoming year. Both adults and children are invited to display their collections. Past displays have included salt/pepper shakers, tea pots, jewelry, postcards, Legos, Webkins toys and everything in between. Call the library now to schedule a month for next year.


The Slightly Read Bookshop is also ready to provide you with relaxing materials to fill these beautiful fall days. Their special bookcase of popular authors, including Tom Clancy and Danielle Steele, are currently on sale at half price. It’s a great time to stock up on any Clancy titles that may be missing from your collection.

The Bookshop has also received a large increase in its collection of music CDs, available in all genres. Buy the first one for $1 and any subsequent CDs for only $.50. Cookbooks are on sale through December, as well as a new collection of table/board games.

The Bookshop is also accepting donations of parlor games with all of the parts/pieces in good condition. Don’t forget that the Frequent Reader’s Club punch card program is also still in effect - every $5 purchase will be indicated on your card and after you spend $50 you will receive a $5 discount.


It’s also time once again, for the library’s annual “Penguins to Promote Reading” event.

Mike O’Brien, Tux and star players from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are scheduled to present a lively, family reading program at the libraryat 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Space is limited and families are asked to call the library at 570-675-1182 to reserve seats.

The players will talk to the families about the importance of reading, about being a team player and about their careers as professional hockey players. Tux will then entertain the children with his antics as the players read to the children. So bring your questions along with your memorabilia to be signed and get ready to have some fun with the Penguins and Tux!


Reminder to parents: There are still openings for the Fall Story Times. Please call the library if you are interested in pre-registering and for more information.

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