DALLAS — The Back Mountain Memorial Library is offering the following programs during the month of April. Call the library at 570-675-1182 for more information and to pre-register for these events.
All programs (unless otherwise noted) will be held at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road. Any fees for workshops are payable at time of reservation, which may be made during normal library hours.
• April 12 – 7 p.m. The Geology behind the Fascinating Features that Define Yellowstone National Park. Free presentation by Sid Halsor, Chairperson and Professor of Geology at Wilkes University.
• April 16 – 11 a.m. Flower Pressing Workshop with Nancy Mayer. Part I of a two-part workshop. There is a $5 fee.
• April 21 – 11 a.m. Friends of the Library “Annual Luncheon with a Special Author” and geranium sale. Local author David Pupa will be the featured speaker at this luncheon, to be held at the Appletree Terrace of Newberry Estates. Cost is $27, payable at time of advanced reservation. All proceeds to benefit the library.
• April 21 - 7 p.m. Wine Making Program, a free presentation by Charles Adonizio, award winning wine maker. Discussion of local history, the wine making process and a sampling of homemade wines.
• April 24 – 2 to 5 p.m. Spring Food & Wine Tasting, hosted by Top Value Kitchens. This event will be located at their showroom at 17 E. Center St., Shavertown. Tickets are $35 (required) and may be purchased at the library. A limited number are available. All proceeds will benefit the library.
• April 25 – 6 p.m. “Hidden in the Corner 1940-1975,” a free presentation discussing the Vietnam War and cultural changes in the Wyoming Valley during this period, especially the importance of coal and the impact of the Agnes Flood. Part 5 of the documentary, History of the Wyoming Valley by Clark Switzer, history teacher at Wyoming Seminary.
The library will be closed on Friday, April 22 for a Staff Development day. It will re-open with regular hours on Saturday, April 23.
The library will hold its “One Book, Every Young Child” program at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14. All pre-school and kindergarten children are invited to this special reading program. The featured book is “Kite Day” by Will Hillenbrand. Pre-register soon for this free event by calling the library.
Pennsylvania’s “One Book, Every Young Child” early literacy initiative is an important statewide effort that encourages adults to share and talk about books and stories with children. To learn more about this early literacy initiative, visit www.paonebook.org.