DALLAS — Along with offering the community a vast assortment of books, audiobooks, DVDs and a variety of programs for all ages, the Back Mountain Memorial Library also provides residents with opportunities to showcase just what makes this area so special.
The library welcomes nearby artists and collectors to display their collections in either the display case or on the reference room art wall. Any type of collections, such as figurines, embroidery, war memorabilia, may be displayed for one month in the glass display case, located in the front of the library.
Also, any type of art, photography, silk screening, and other mediums may be displayed for one month on the art wall located in the library’s reference room. A track-and-cable system is used to display up to 15 pieces of artwork, depending on size. Call the library at 570-675-1182 for more information on either of these opportunities and to select a month.
The library is offering a Silk Scarf Painting Class 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Attend this class and enjoy painting and completing two silk scarves using “Sumi” brushes and silk fabric paint. Students will be instructed on the tools and techniques used to create unique “wearable” art. Kim Cappellini, the instructor for this class, has a master’s degree in expressive/art therapy and is a practicing artist. A selection of her silk scarves can be seen at Earth and Wares, located on Main Street in Dallas. The cost of this class is $40 and is payable to the Back Mountain Memorial Library at the time of pre-registration.
The library will be closing early at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 and will be closed all day on Friday, March 25 in honor of Good Friday. The library will re-open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26 with regular hours.
Special reminders to parents: Children’s Storytimes will be canceled if the Dallas School District cancels classes for the day. Story hour volunteers will advise parents about availability if there is a school delay.
“Wee Build and Game Day” – The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has provided the library with several tubs of building materials that will allow children infinite opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to engineering feats. Come see the new manipulatives and join in the fun from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19. All ages are welcome to attend as the games range from pre-school to middle school.