Spring is a great time to get out and see what’s going on in the community, and the Back Mountain Memorial Library is ready to help by offering the following programs. There is still time to pre-register for all of these events by calling the library at 570-675-1182.
• Monday, April 25 – 6 p.m. “Hidden in the Corner 1940-1975.” 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.
• Thursday, May 5 – 7 p.m. “The Geology behind the Fascinating Features that Define Yellowstone National Park.” This is the re-scheduled date for the free presentation by Sid Halsor, chairperson and professor of geology at Wilkes University.
• Saturday, May 14 – 11 a.m. “Flower Pressing Workshop with Nancy Mayer - Part 2.” Missed Part 1? No worries — you can still come and join in the fun of learning this beautiful craft. A $5 fee for workshop materials will enable you to make and take home a unique pressed-flower project.
The library also offers opportunities to become involved in the community by volunteering. The Slightly Read Bookshop, located in the lower level of the Library, is currently seeking volunteers to substitute occasionally in the bookshop. Volunteers perform a variety of light tasks in the bookshop, enjoy meeting the public and catch a sneak peek at the bargains. Call the library for more information.
Auction time is near
Mark your calendars now: Everyone’s favorite, highly anticipated community event, is less than three months away. The 70th Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction, will be held this year on July 7, 8, 9 and 10. The library has already begun accepting donations for the auction and is especially interested in donations of linen table runners, tablecloths, placemats, etc. Other types of donations, including antiques, new goods, household items, vintage collectibles and glassware, are also being accepted during normal library hours.