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
 
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
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Book Donation
Guidelines

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a list of YA Card
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LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

Yoga Class

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

March 19 ~ April 23

Class size is limited.

 

The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning February 5. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

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.

Events and Fundraisers

Geranium Sale

The pick up dates will be May 1 to May 31.

To redeem, take your receipt to:

Darling's Farms & Greenhouses

Hildebrandt Rd, Dallas Township
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

Fiber and Clay Art by Eva Polizzi

 

A fiber and clay art exhibit entitled Painted in Smoke by artist Eva Polizzi will be on display this April.

 

Eva was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary before moving to the United States in 2001. She lived in NYC and State College before settling down in Clarks Summit. She is mostly self-taught in her fiber art and began creating when she was a little girl. Clay, however, entered her life just a few years ago.

Polizzi explains that she has always been a maker but had no formal training in art. She came to a crossroads in her life where she decided to pursue a degree in sculpture which turned into working on an MFA in clay with a focus on fibers. In addition to using fibers and clay, Eva incorporates cloth and embroidery in her work and states that in the past few years, working with needle and thread has become an essential part of her life. She stitches and weaves almost every day and credits Louise Bourgeois as one of her biggest inspirations. Polizzi states that when she feels broken and torn, stitching helps repair her.

For her exhibit, Polizzi was drawn to surface treatments that resemble old, torn, fraying and darned textile bits. Her work is informed by Japanese textile techniques like Sashiko embroidery and the notion of Boro, which can be defined as heavily patched domestic textiles.

Eva makes small batches of functional pieces to sell at the Waverly General Store and also participates in local craft shows. An upcoming show at Peter’s Valley School of Arts and Crafts in NJ will be held April 14 to May 20. Polizzi currently teaches fiber classes at Marywood University and is always looking for opportunities to teach workshops in stitching, weaving and indigo arts locally. She does offer commissioned pieces and you can find more of her work through her website www.evapolizzistudio.com. Anyone with questions can feel free to reach Eva at evapolizzi@gmail.com.
Display Case

 

 

 

This June the library will be displaying items for our 72nd Annual Auction!

 

If you are interested in one of these unique and beautiful items, they are available for early purchase. All proceeds benefit the library.
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!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

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