THIS WEEK: June 14 to 20, 2013
Book Signing, with Gene Gomolka, author of “Coal Cracker’s Son,” about Polish immigrants and their families in Nanticoke. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. Saturday at noon. 829-4210.
Book Signing, of the latest release from the Luzerne County Historical Society “Serving Their County, Defending the Commonwealth, Saving the Union: Stories and Images of Luzerne County Soldiers at Gettysburg,” by contributors William Lewis, Anthony Brooks, Stephen Killian, Angela Lopez and Peter Tomasak. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Saturday. 829-4210.
Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum at Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Scranton. 6 p.m. Thursday. Registration: 346-7186.
Book Discussion of “The Kite Runner” by Khalid Hosseini. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free copies while they last. 821-2959.
Dig into Reading, a registration party for the Summer Reading Program at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22. Registration also open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24. 693-1364.
Founders Day Book Signings, with Deborah Courville (“A River in Time”), G.B. and John Henry Stevenson (“Our Back Mountain Families”) and Julie Orlandini whose late husband John wrote “Indian Paths of Northeast Pennsylvania and Their Role in the French and Indian War”). Also: tours of the genealogy library and museum. Wyoming County Historical Society, Bridge and Harrison streets, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. 836-5303.
Author Talk and Workshop, with Cary Bayer, author of “Prosperity Aerobics” and “Spirit & Money.” Unity of NEPA, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon June 30. $20; $25 after June 23. 592-3016.
The Gathering, the annual four-day event exploring creativity through literature, the arts and sciences with the theme “The Art of the Living Moment.” Included: presentations by the Tibetan lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, poetry readings, author lectures and book signings, films, receptions and dinners. Keystone College, La Plume. July 18 to 21. Schedule at thegatheringatkeystone.org or call 945-7143.
Distinguished Author Award, honoring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, author of “Down the Rabbit Hole.” Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Sept. 7. 941-7816.