National Library Week (April 9-14) is a week set apart across the country to honor libraries, the services they provide and, of course, to revere and thank our patrons.
As much as everyone enjoys reading, checking out what's new and attending educational programs at the library, remember our staff also enjoys (and appreciates) the daily interactions and input we learn from you, too!
The Back Mountain Memorial Library has arranged the following unique programs, specific to the Civil War era, during this week:
Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m. – Presentation by local resident Richard Urban discussing Civil War Officers
All week, April 9-14 – A traveling display on the Civil War, which is funded by the American Legion and Women's Auxiliary, will be on exhibit at the library.
Visit this display at any time during normal library hours and get caught up on your Civil War facts!
Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. – "The Butler Brothers of Wilkes-Barre" presentation by Anthony t.P. Brooks, executive director of the Wyoming Valley Historical Society, will explore the true story of two brothers who fought on opposing sides of the Civil War.
Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m. – A portrayal of John Hay (Lincoln's secretary) leading up to the war by Hugh Taylor of the Lindhill Institute and songs of the era by talented vocalist John McDermott.
All of the above programs are free, but space is limited.
Call the library at 675-1182 to register.
The Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction is only three months away, but planning is already well underway.
The next auction meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at the library.
Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend this meeting.
Planning is only one part of the auction process…equally important are the donations!
Auction donations, including glassware, jewelry (pairs of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins and rings) collectibles, odds and ends, lamps, dishes, knick-knacks and kitchenware are now being accepted.
Call the library with any questions and be sure to visit the front desk in the library before dropping off any donations.
Book donations are also accepted throughout the year. Our Slightly Read Bookshop has an increased amount of cookbooks available for purchase. The current sale on gardening and "do it yourself" books will continue through April. There are also great deals on their audio-visual materials and Danielle Steele books.