Back Mountain Memorial Library announces upcoming events

DALLAS — The following events are scheduled for the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road:

The Traveling Trunk Show from Eckley Miners’ Village has been re-scheduled for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

The Color Therapy group will meet as usual at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 23. No registration is required; just stop in and relax while coloring your cares away.

Sports fans are eagerly awaiting the library’s annual Family Night with the Penguins and Tux. This event lets families meet our local ice hockey stars and enjoy mascot Tux’s antics. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins players Tom Kostopoulos and Adam Johnson with Mike O’Brien and Tux will stop by at 6 p.m.Tuesday, March 27. Call the library to register as soon as possible because space is limited.

Bring your young ones to the library for a special Holiday Story Time at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Author Amanda Macielinski will reading picture book, “Carrot Saves Easter!” Call the library to register, or just hop on in and join us.

The library will be closed on Good Friday, March 30 and will re-open on Saturday, March 31 with regular hours.

Save the date for the annual Luncheon with a Special Author, sponsored by the Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library. Local author Cecilia Galante will be the guest speaker on Thursday, April 19. The event includes a lavish buffet lunch, basket raffles and a plant sale. Cost is $27 per person. Call the library to register.

The Friends of the Library are also once again holding their geranium sale to benefit the Library. Darling’s Farms and Greenhouses on Hildebrandt Road in Dallas Township provide the lovely and thriving flowers. Buy now and pick up your plants with your receipt at the farm between May 1 and 31. Single pots are $4, or you can buy three for $10. You have your choice of colors. Stop in at the front desk to purchase.

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You don’t need to be a fisherman to enjoy the collection in our display case for the month of March. The books on the subject collected by Gary Smith are stunning examples of the book-binder’s art. Gold leaf and illuminated cover illustrations in the “Arts and Crafts” style have produced lovely books that are a real catch.

Ever wanted to suggest that the library should have a Suggestion Box? Your wish is our command. Find it on the front counter. We’d like to hear from you.

If you love books and libraries (and who doesn’t?), check out two recent, very sumptuous books celebrating them. “Remarkable Books” is an overview of the production of hand-lettered and early printed historic works. “The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World” by Guillaume deLaubier will take your breath away.

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