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.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
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Color Therapy
Fridays, 11:00am ~ 12:00pm
March, 3, 17, 31
and April 7, & 21
Call or come in to register.
Join us for a relaxing session of coloring. Coloring generates wellness and stimulates areas of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Bring your own coloring book and supplies, or you may use the supplies that will be available.

Yoga Classes

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

March 6 ~ April 10

Class size is limited.

The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning March 6. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration.

Memoir Writing Workshop
Wednesdays ~ 6:30pm
March 8, 22, and April 19, & 26
In this workshop, participants will cover the basics of crafting memoirs. Through in-class exercises and assignments, students will learn the foundations of memoir, one of today's most popular forms of nonfiction writing.
Topics will include how to get started and identifying what to write, creating scenes, writing about people and places, and point of view. Issues of truth-telling and the challenges of memory will also be discussed. The instructor will address attendees' individual projects, allowing both beginning and more advanced writers to participate at their own level.
Instructor Vicki Mayk is a writer and magazine editor whose work has appeared in publications including Ms Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama, and Manifest-Station. She created and teaches a memoir workshop at St.Luke's Hospice in Bethlehem, PA, and teaches writing workshops for those dealing with loss through her consulting business, Write To Heal. She is the editor of the magazine at Wilkes University, where she teaches.
On The Edge Of Extinction
Wednesday, March 15 ~ 7:00pm
Join us for this presentation on the fascinating history of the Trans-Mississippi Expo.
In 1898 the American way of life was changing; awareness of the plight of the Native Americans was more widely known. The Wounded Knee Massacre was a recent occurrence, and the Native American population was at its lowest. As more people were exposed to the treatment of the Native Americans, attitudes changed.
The Trans-Mississippi Expo was held in Omaha at this time. It was decided to bring 500 Native Americans to the Expo to show attendees the human face of the native peoples. Frank A Rinehart, the Expo's Official Photographer, took photographic portraits of each of the Native Americans who attended.
On The Edge Of Extinction, by Royal Sutton, highlights some of those portraits, and also gives a view of life in Omaha, the commentary of the national press regarding the Expo, and a look at Frank A Rinehart. This is Royal Sutton's second book on the portraits and their history.
Short Fiction Writing Workshop
Saturdays ~ 11:00am - 1:00pm
March 18, 25, and April 1, & 8
In this four week workshop writers at all stages of development will have the opportunity to sharpen their story telling skills. Along with reading a range of short fiction, participants will practice narrative strategies from writing realistic dialog, to developing plot, to using effective description. The goal of the workshop is for each writer to good ideas into polished drafts.
The presenter will be Erin Miele, a published writer and experienced editor who holds a MA and MFA from Wilkes University's Creative Writing Program and teaches literature and creative writing at Penn State.
What They Do For Us,
Their Problems,
and How We Can Help
Wednesday, March 29 ~ 7:00pm
Come and learn about the fascinating world of honeybees; what they do for us, how beekeepers work with bees for mutual benefit, and how vastly different our world would be without them and our other native pollinators. Additionally, we will talk about what nonbeekeepers can do to help pollinators.
Presenter Frank Licata is a certified EAS Master Beekeeper, and is a graduate of Lock Haven University. He has served as the Mann Lake Operations Manager at the Wilkes Barre, PA location since its opening in February 2013. He owns and operates 100 hives and produces his own labeled brand of honey, lotions, and soaps. Frank teaches beekeeping at the Wilkes Barre location of Mann Lake, and gives seminars nationally at universities, conferences, and bee clubs.
The Monday Morning Book Discussion Group is looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining this fun and relaxed book group can call or come in to the library to sign up.
The group meets at 10:00am, every 4th Monday.
2017 Winter/Spring Story Time

Registration is still open.
Call or come in to the library to register.
Please visit the Children's Room Page
for more information.
Events and Fundraisers
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
Display Case

Beer Stein Collection

by George J Parrs


George J Parrs of Dallas will be displaying his beer stein collection this January.


Parrs collected his beer steins in 1954 while overseas with the military. “These were collected at Oktoberfest in Germany while I served in the US Army,” Parrs reported, explaining that he traveled throughout occupied Germany with a surveying team, staying at British barracks, French barracks, and German hotels. Parrs sent his purchased steins home to his wife in the United States, who had been unable to accompany him overseas.

When asked about his favorite piece, Parrs said, “They’re all kind of favorite pieces. The big steins are the ones that really come from the beer halls at Oktoberfest.” Parrs said that the steins are “decorative items that the Germans used in their home places and were used for drinking their favorite beverage: beer or schnapps!”

Continuing Programs
Writing Workshop For
7th and 8th Grade Students
Thursdays, 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm
Call or come in to register.
This is a writing class for 7th and 8th graders. Please see the Children's Room Page for more information. (Sessions will continue as long as there is interest.)
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fridays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

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 patron's 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!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

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