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THIS WEEK: Feb. 14 to 20, 2014

Blind Date with a Book. Select a wrapped book and fill out the “Rate Your Date” form to be entered to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. Through Feb. 28: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-474-9313.


Book Signing, with Dennis Wolfe, author of “Life in the Keystone State,” a resource for travelers and historians. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Saturday. 570-829-4210.


Book Discussion, of “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. White Haven Area Community Library, 99 Towanda St. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 570-443-8776.


Dickens Book Group, a discussion of chapters 5 through 8 of “Little Dorrit.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 570-829-4210.


Campion Literary Society Open Readings, creative works by students, faculty and members of the community. Gold Room, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.


Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition, recitations by high school students. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 6 p.m. Wednesday. 570-655-2808.


Wyoming County Reads Book Discussion, with author Suzanne Fisher Staples on her experiences in Afghanistan and her insight into Afghan culture, in conjunction with the community reading of Khaled Hosseini’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” about women in present-day Afghanistan. Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 570-996-1500.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Franklin Street Sleuths, a book discussion of the mystery “A Killing in the Hills” by Julia Keller. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Limited copies available at $2. 570-823-0156.


FUTURE

Book Signing, with Tammy Kubasko, author of “My Gift to You: The Comfort Zone,” the spiritual journey of the author “from the mind and fear to the heart and faith.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Feb. 21. 570-829-4210.


Young Adult Book Discussion, of “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Feb. 22. Food and drinks provided. Registration: 570-693-1364.


eBook Workshop. Learn to download free eBooks onto iPads, Kindle Fire, Nook HD and Android devices. Older model Kindles and Nook are not compatible. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 11 a.m. Feb. 22. Registration: 570-474-9313.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Radetzki March” by Joseph Roth. Led by Jacques Rodriguez. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. 570-675-2171.


Science Book Group, a discussion of “Visions of Infinity,” by celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Feb. 25. 570-829-4210.


Teen Book Club, a discussion of “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell. For ages 12 to 17. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Copies of the book are available at the library. 570-474-9313.


Hester Prynne: Adulterer, Artist, Angel, a talk on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” by American literature professor Dr. Len Gougeon. Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Free. 570-996-1500.


Book Discussion of “S.E.C.R.E.T.S.” by L. Marie Adeline. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Limited copies available. Registration: 570-693-1364.


Candle Light Poetry Night, to celebrate Black History Month. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 570-941-5904.


Sin, Knowledge and the Human Condition, a book discussion of “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 7 p.m. March 5. Free. 570-996-1500.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 6. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Lady Jane Reading Series, a romance book club. With New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, USA bestselling author K.M. Scott, 2012 Golden Heart finalist Magdalen Braden and debut author Amy L. Gale. Bartolai Winery, 100 Coolidge Ave., Exeter Township. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 6. $5 or one gently used romance novel. Proceeds support Blue Chip Animal Refuge. 570-388-8466.


Writing a Novel, with local author Jeanne Moran, who shares her experiences in publishing her historical-fiction novel “Risking Exposure.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. March 9. Free. 570-996-1500.


Wyoming County Reads, the final book discussion of “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 7 p.m. March 12. Free. 570-996-1500.


Book Discussion, of “My Beloved World” by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon March 13. 570-824-4646.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Suite Francaise” by Irene Nemirovsky. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Victory!” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. March 13. 570-346-7186.


Book Discussion, of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. White Haven Area Community Library, 99 Towanda St. 6:30 p.m. March 18. Free. 570-443-8776.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 20. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Franklin Street Sleuths, a book discussion of the mystery “A Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. March 20. Limited copies available for $2. 570-823-0156.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 3. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Game of Thrones Discussion Group, the first of a regular Monday night gathering of fans of the HBO series adapted from the George R.R. Martin series of fantasy novels. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. April 7. 570-693-1364.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Dr. Suess Goes to War” by Richard H. Minear and “Hipster Hitler” by James Carr and Archana Kumar. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Victory!” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. April 10. 570-346-7186.


Book Discussion, of a short story by Alice Munro. White Haven Area Community Library, 99 Towanda St. 6:30 p.m. April 15. Free. 570-443-8776.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 17. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Luncheon with a Special Author, with speaker Judie Panneton, author of “Proud Americans: Growing Up as Children of Immigrants.” Sponsored by Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library at Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, off Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 11:30 a.m. April 24. 570-675-1182.


Book Discussion of “Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. April 24. Limited copies available. Registration: 570-693-1364.


Franklin Street Sleuths, a book discussion of the mystery “The Last Kashmiri Rose” by Barbara Cleverly. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 24. Limited copies available for $2. 570-823-0156.


Book Sale. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 26; noon to 4 p.m. April 27. 570-941-4078.


Adult Writers Workshop, conducted by students from the King’s College Campion Literary Society. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 1. Signup at 570-693-1364.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Assignment in Brittany” by Helen McInnes. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Victory!” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. May 8. 570-346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths, a book discussion of the mystery “The Yard” by Alex Grecian. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. May 22. Limited copies available for $2. 570-823-0156.


Everhart Reads, a discussion of “D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II” by Stephen E. Ambrose. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Victory!” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. June 12. 570-346-7186.


Book Discussion of “The Shining” by Stephen King. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. June 26. Limited copies available. Registration: 570-693-1364.


Book Discussion of “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21. Limited copies available. Registration: 570-693-1364.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Covenant, the second novel in Drums writer Sabrina Benulis’ paranormal fantasy “Books of Raziel” series. Due for release April 1 by Harper Collins, the book tells the darkly gothic story of a girl who discovers that she is possessed by the spirit of a dead angel — and equally hunted and desired by angels and demons. Available at harpercollins.com and most online booksellers.


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