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THIS WEEK: Sept. 20 to 26, 2013


Personal Power Brown-Bag Lunch, a talk on personal power development by author Dr. Craig Piso (“Healthy Power — Pathways to Success in Work, Love and Life”). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Monday. Bring a lunch; drinks and dessert provided. Followed by a Monday evening talk with the author from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. 823-0156.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto iPads. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Go Between” by L.P. Hartley. Led by David Smith. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Monday. 675-2171.


Science Book Group, a discussion of “The Day We Found the Universe” by Marcia Bartusiak. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 829-4210.


Banned: To Kill a Mockingbird, a discussion of the Harper Lee novel to celebrate “Banned Books Week.” Copies available at the front desk. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Book Discussion and Signing, with Elizabeth Horwin, author of “Love Never Dies,” a book about death, loss and grieving. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 474-9313.


FUTURE

Open Readings, a sharing of creative works including poems, short stories and creative nonfiction by students, faculty and the public. Gold Room, Administration Building, 131 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Free. 208-5900, ext. 5487.


Open Mic, with guest poet Andrea Talarico McGuigan (“Spinning with the Tornado”) along with musicians, storytellers, comedians and more. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Sept. 27 with sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., open mic at 7 p.m. followed by the featured performer. Free. 996-1500.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Google Nexus 7. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Oct. 1. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Book Club, informal discussion of member-selected books (available at the circulation desk). West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:45 p.m. Oct. 1. 654-9847.


Book Discussion, of “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain, the story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley Richardson. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 2 at noon. Reservations: 824-4646.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Nook readers. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “Open City” by Teju Cole. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Shape of Water” by Andrea Camilleri. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Copies of the book are available at $2 as supplies last. 821-1959.


Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery and the Macabre, a discussion of the short stories “Murder in the Rue Morgue,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.” West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Kindle Fire readers. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Dubliners” by James Joyce. Led by Mary Dockeray. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Oct. 28. 675-2171.


Meet the Author, a discussion of “Death Benefits,” with author Sharon Saracino. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Google Nexus 7. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture, with Ishmael Beah, a child soldier in Sierra Leone and author of “A Long Way Gone: A Story of Redemption and Hope,” who details how he was orphaned, then forced to become a child soldier at age 12 and removed from the conflict by UNICEF. Followed by a meet-and-greet and book signing. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free but tickets required. 674-6719.


Downloading eBooks. Learn how to load eBooks from the library’s collection onto Kindle Fire readers. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


Book Signing and Demonstration of an interactive cooking presentation by Father Leo Patalinghug, author of “Grace Before Meals: Recipes and Inspiration for Family Meals and Family Life.” Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. 674-6400.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “”Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found” by Suketu Mehta. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Hangman’s Daughter” by Oliver Potzsch. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Copies of the book are available at $2 as supplies last. 821-1959.


Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Physicists” by Friederick Durrenmatt. Hayfield House, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Nov. 25. 675-2171.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Registration: 346-7186.


Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Holly and Homicide” by Leslie Caine. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Copies of the book are available at $2 as supplies last. 821-1959.


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. 675-2171.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Book Release: “Dare to Succeed: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets to Success in Business and in Life & Dare You to Succeed!” with contributions by experts from around the world including Back Mountain attorney Bernard Walter, who co-authored the book with Jack Canfield.


Book Release: “From San Cataldo to Pittston: The Ormando Family in the Wyoming Valley” by Martin Novak. The book tells of generations of a family attached to the history of the local area. Available at amazon.com.

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