THIS WEEK: Oct. 11 to 17, 2013
Book Signing, with Matt Birkbeck, author of “The Quiet Don,” the untold story of Mafia kingpin Russell Bufalino. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Saturday. 829-4210.
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. Wednesday. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
Writing Workshop, themed, informal writing classes, sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Free. 208-5900.
Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “Open City” by Teju Cole. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Thursday. 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. Thursday. Copies of the book are available at $2 as supplies last. 821-1959.
Halloween Horror Book Signing, the eighth annual event with authors Ron Breznay, Lorne Dixon, Scott Goriscak, Brian Keene, Karen Koehler, John Koloski, Kevin Lucia and Mary SanGiovanni. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Oct. 19. 829-4210.
eReader Workshop. Learn how to download ebooks onto tablets. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. Oct. 22. 474-9313.
Our Back Mountain Families, a talk by Bert and John Stevenson, compilers (with Ella Haley) of a 600-page, 4400-name index with short bibliographies of 12 Back Mountain families. Sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society in Room 104, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 610-298-8417.
Poetry Reading, by award-winning poet Amy Bloom, the college’s 2013 Visiting Writer. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River Street, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 208-5900.
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.
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.
Book Release: “Encountering Ephemera 1500-1800: Scholarship, Performance, Classroom” by Rebecca Steinberger, department chair and professor of English at Misericordia University in Dallas. The book is a guide for teaching ephemeral matters in the college classroom.