DALLAS — The Back Mountain Memorial Library has scheduled the following programs and events for the month of October. Call the library at 570-675-1182 for more information and to pre-register for any of the following:
• Presentation on Local Mining Disasters – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. This free program tells the tragic story of the workers on whose backs the anthracite industry was built. Drawing on a family history of coal mining and archival photographs from several historical societies, Bryan Glahn captures the daily struggle of the men and boys who ventured below the earth to find anthracite to power a nation. His talk will feature extensive photographs and information on the Avondale Fire, Twin Shaft Cave-in, Baltimore Tunnel Explosion, and Knox Mine Disaster, as well as information on the dangers of anthracite mining and its social, emotional, and physical impact on the Wyoming Valley.
• Color Therapy Fridays – This creative group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays, Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and 28, Nov. 11 and 18. Coloring generates wellness and stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Bring a coloring book and pencils or use supplies that will be available. Pre-registration is required for these free sessions and may be made by calling the library at 570-675-1182.
• The library’s farmers market is still going strong, every Saturday through Oct. 8. There is an ongoing array of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, jams/ jellies, cheeses, meats and other healthy ingredients. The farmers market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on the grounds of the Dallas Elementary School.
• Amazing Vegetables – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Mary Eckert will give a free presentation explaining how to incorporate a variety of colorful vegetables into a diet and the nutritional benefits they offer.
• The Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. This group meets on the Third Thursday of the month and welcomes new members. Call the library for the current month’s selected book title.
It’s never too early to think about holiday gift giving and the library is reminding everyone that there are still auction prints available of this year’s Sue Hand painting for sale at the library. The cost for one print is $25.
The library is currently seeking the following items: an upright freezer, electric stove or refrigerator that is in good condition. If anyone has one of these items that they would like to donate, call the library.