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
System Update!
 The Back Mountain Memorial Library
is open for normal operation.

The "Magic Wall" site for the library system's e-books is temporarily down.

There was a sync error with our new computer system. The system administrator is working on the problem, and we will post an update when the site is back online.
2015 Quilt Raffle
This beautiful quilt, handmade be Leslie Horoshko, will be raffled off June 8th at the 69th Annual Auction Kick-Off Dinner. The quilt is on display at the library's front desk.
You don't have to attend the dinner to win! Tickets are on sale now! $1.00 each, or six for $5.00
The Friends of the Library
and Leggio's Fundraiser!
Wednesday, April 29th ~ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring family and friends to Leggio's Italian Restaurant in Dallas to enjoy some great food and support our library at the same time! A percentage of all sales during the fundraiser (bar not included), including take-out orders and gift cards purchased, will be donated to the library's Children's Summer Reading Program.
Look for the library display at the front of the restaurant to register to win a $25.00 Leggio's gift card as our thanks for your attendance!
Nature Writing Workshop Series
April 30th
7:00pm ~ 9:00pm
The library will be hosting a series of workshops on nature journaling, and using nature as a setting of character in writing.
Presenter Joseph Stager III holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and is currently working on completing his MFA.

Open to all ages, High School and up. Space is limited, call or come in to the library to register.

Memoir Writing Workshop
May 2nd, 16th, and 30th
12:00pm ~ 2:00pm


Throughout this workshop, presenter Bill Schneider, a graduate of the M.F.A. creative writing program at Wilkes University, will help you learn techniques for focusing and crafting your life stories.
Space is limited. Call or come in to the library to register.
Expressing Your Personality in the Garden
Saturday, May 9th ~ 10:30am


Your garden is an expression of yourself. Jean Kolojejchick and Roseann Nardone, Luzerne County Master Gardeners, Penn State Extension, since 2005, and members of the Back Mountain Bloomers Club will detail how to add plants, structures, and accessories to your garden that reflect your personality.
The Civil War Era
American Theatre in the Civil War
May 12th ~ 6:00pm
Back Mountain Memorial Library
Call the library to register. Open to all ages.


Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the War Between the States with a special series of Commonwealth Speakers programs at Luzerne County Libraries.
These presentations are a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities. For information on dates, times, and locations of all the programs, please go to
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Tuesdays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lessons will not be available
April 21st and 22nd.
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 caling or coming in to the library.
Yoga Class
 Monday sessions until May 18th ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Certified Instructor: Doreen Rakowski
The library will be hosting a Yoga Class geared for beginners, but which will also present a challenge for those with experience. Different styles of yoga will be incorporated throughout the class.
An initial one session trial is available for $10.00.
A $10.00 per session fee is due at time of registration.
Gift certificates for 6 sessions are available at the library!
Students are asked to commit to each Monday Session.
Registration is open. Class size is limited.
The Back Mountain Memorial Library is selling 2015 Graduate Commemorative bracelets for Dallas and Lake Lehman High Schools, and 2015 Graduate Commemorative beads for Dallas High School!
The bracelets are made of quality leather cord, with one sterling silver commemorative bead etched with the high school name and the year 2015.
Bracelets will be sold for $45.00, beads for $35.00. Quantities are limited!
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
Here’s what you need to get started:
1) Click on the “eBooks Are Here!” link, shown.
2) You will be taken to the “Magic Wall.” The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading. Choose a free app for your eReader: axisReader or Blio. You can also download an app from the "App Zone" on the "Magic Wall."
3) Once you have your library card, you can set up a "Magic Wall" account by clicking on "Login," then on "My Account."
4) Choose a tab above the Magic Wall or from the menu to the left to browse the collection.
5) Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews.
6) You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout Now, or Add to Checkout List and keep browsing.
You can also put a book on hold by clicking Add to Wish List.
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

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