Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
 
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Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
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LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

Dutch Story Hour (Het Nederlandse Lees Uurtje)

Thursday, August 16 ~ 1:00pm

All Ages ~ Children’s Room

Call or come in to register.

 

Monique Pritchard will be your guide in this immersion experience in Dutch Culture. There will be Dutch stories, songs, and sweet treats.

Back Mountain Memorial Library Farmers' Market

Saturdays, July 14 - October 13

9:00am ~ 2:00pm

At the Dallas High School on Hildebrandt Road.

Ample parking and easy handicap access.

 

Stop in to the Farmers' Market for a wide selection of locally grown produce, as well as artisanal breads and baked goods, locally sourced honey, and many other fine products from local farmers!

 

Directions to the Back Mountain Library Farmers’ Market while Hildebrandt Road is closed between the traffic light and Dallas High School.

 

Upper Demunds Road Detour

1) Going North on Route 309, turn right at the traffic light just past the Country Club Shopping Center.

2) Go 1.4 miles and turn right onto Sedler Road.

3) Go to the end of Sedler Road and turn right onto Hildebrandt Road.

4) Go 1.2 miles and Dallas High School will be on your left.

 

Lower Demunds Road Detour

1) Going South on Route 309 turn left at Offset Paperback traffic light (going North turn right) and go to the stop sign.

2) Turn left onto Lower Demunds Road.

3) Go 1.9 miles and turn left onto Hildebrandt Road.

4) At the stop sign, turn left and go 1.4 miles. Dallas High School will be on your left.

The Great American Read

 

This event is part of an eight-part television series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in the national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

Voting is currently open! Click the link below to help us decide what ten books are Luzerne County readers’ favorites!

Luzerne County Libraries will be planning programs this fall based on America’s choices and the PBS Great American Read selections.

2018 Summer Reading Program!

For all ages up to high school.

 

The library rocks with you and your friends this summer!

Calling all youth (pre-school through young adult) to have fun at the library this summer! Maintain or improve your reading skills while reading for enjoyment! Attend fun and educational programs! Learn to work together on projects! Join a reading group!

 

Record your minutes in a special reading log and earn prizes as you read!

Choose from any books in the library. Fill your reading log and receive a certificate, a special prize, and an invitation to the final party with rewards, food, and fun!

Graphic Novels Added to

Our Fiction Collection!

 

For a blast of dynamic storytelling that may just knock your socks off, try the new Graphic Novel section. Comic books have been called the only purely American art form. Their blend of word and art are no longer just flimsy magazines from the corner drug store. They have also been collected into book form and have inspired a string of blockbuster movies, with no end in sight.

The library’s collection includes reprints from the earliest days of the modern era in the 1960s to today’s much talked-about series. In recent years, famous creators such as director Joss Whedon and novelist/essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates have lent their talents to writing comics. Major magazines now routinely review graphic novels.

 

If you’re familiar with comic book characters only from the movies, stop in and get a taste of the real thing. There is a limit of 3 books per person.

Book Club

 

The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.

 

Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

2018 Summer Story Time

 

Story Times begin the week of June 18 and end the week of August 13. Story Times are full.
Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.
Events and Fundraisers

Designer Bag Bingo!

Sunday, October 7

Doors Open ~ 11:30am

Bingo Starts ~ 1:00pm

Dallas High School

 

Join us for a fun and exciting day of Designer Bag Bingo! In addition to the bingo games, we will be holding a bake sale, basket raffle, and everyone will have a chance at winning one of our door prizes!

 

Donations include 3 bingo cards for 20 games; extra cards will be available for purchase at the door.

 

Come in to the library to reserve a table or to purchase a ticket. Presale tickets may be purchased for $20.00 (we can accept cash, check, or credit/debit card). If you are paying by credit or debit card, we can accept your reservations by phone. Table reservation can be made for parties of 8 or more.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.00. You can also contact Karen at 570-417-2083, or Suzanne at 570-301-4778.
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The Giving Evergreen
 
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

 
Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Seasonal Views of Back Mountain by Nancy Rehm

 

Nancy Rehm, of Dallas, will be showcasing her display titled Leaves, Light, and Water: Seasonal Views of Back Mountain this August.

 

Working mainly with oil pastels, Nancy describes what she does as “sophisticated finger-painting”. She draws with the pastels and uses her fingers to blend them on the paper. Nancy has been creating art her whole life and has worked with many different types of media including watercolor, oil paint, and fresco, but pastel is her preferred medium. She studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and at Tufts University. She stumbled upon the Sennelier brand of oil pastels a few years ago, falling in love with them immediately. She prefers the tactile sensation of working directly with the materials rather than using a brush.

Rehm states that after she moved to Dallas, she discovered Frances Slocum State Park and started visiting almost every day. She would take photos of trees, leaves and the lake as references for her work to capture the feel of the different seasons over the year. Her art can be purchased directly via her Facebook page – Nancy Rehm @artrehm.

Of her work, Rehm states “my project is to make ordinary natural scenes and objects look magical and inviting, to entice the viewer into spending time in the little world inside the frame.”

Display Case

Larry Corpus, of Dallas, will be showcasing his insect stamp collection this August.

 

Larry starting collecting stamps in 1972 and grew his collection until 2004. He has a PhD in Entomology and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Misericordia University. He states that he became interested in the subject of insects when he was working on his Master’s degree in California; he took a general Entomology course and took a liking to it. From here he was asked to become a teaching assistant based on his ability to identify insects just by looking at them. Corpus says his favorite piece in his collection is a first day issue postcard from the International Congress of Entomology. It is from a professor of his at Kansas State University who had gone off to Hamburg, Germany. Another favorite would be his World Health Organization stamps that were released to raise money for malaria research.

Corpus stated that his wife gifted him a framed flat of insects and spiders (shown in photo) which a post office in Kansas had matched a beautiful wooden frame to along with information about the stamps that were part of the collection. Larry adds that he owns a few different shaped stamps such as triangles that are not very common anymore. “Different shaped stamps have different values, squares and rectangles are the most common” he states.

Continuing Programs

BookBrowse

 

Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!

 

BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers which includes reviews, previews, “read-alike” suggestions, “beyond the book” articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

 

It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.

 

Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thursdays ~ 11:00am -12:00pm

and 1:30pm -2:30pm

 

The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by calling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

 
1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
 
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patrons is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
 
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
 
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
 
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
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