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The Back Mountain Memorial Library is proud to present an exciting program: The Lattimer Massacre – a Radio Drama and Music. This educational experience regarding local coal mining history will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 and will be presented by Penn State University Professor Bill Bachman.

During this event, audience members will experience the historical retelling of the Lattimer Massacre of 1897, which occurred near Hazleton. One recent attendee stated, Well done. This is a story that should be told to everyone in this region. Few people know what happened and its significance in the history of our nation. Another participant said, Very educational and refreshing to go back in time with a radio show.

This radio drama is the result of nearly four years of research that Bachman has completed and portrays the circumstances which pitted coal miners against each other with deadly consequences.

Also at this event, Van Wagner, a Pennsylvania musician and historian, will perform his original song, Lattimer Massacre. After the presentation, Bachman will lead a discussion on the Lattimer Massacre as it relates to the audience's views of civil liberties, human rights, the justice system and the treatment of immigrant laborers in the U.S. today.

The above program is free; however, a donation of writing materials (new boxes of stationery, paper and pens, etc.) for the military is requested. This event will be held at the library at 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 675-1182.

Coupons for children

Our Slightly Read Bookshop reminds parents of Dallas and Lake-Lehman elementary students to watch for coupons in their children's report cards this fall.

These coupons will invite the children to visit the Slightly Read Bookshop located in the basement of the library and select up to six free children's books. Hurry in for the best selection and while you're there, you may purchase a holiday gift certificate and five the gift of feading. Certificates are available in any amount and make great stocking stuffers.

Also check out the Bookshop's new arrival of American Indian magazines and other materials on Native American history.

Holiday hours

The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. It will re-open at 9:30 a.m. with normal hours on Friday, Nov. 23.

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