Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS:

Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday:

9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

 
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Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
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Book Donation
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The Back Mountain Memorial Library Is Open

 

Public computer access will be booked in appointments of 45 minutes, starting on the hour and limited to one per day. Please call for your time spot.

 

Curbside pickup will continue to be available for those who would like to order their items over the phone. Requests of books from other libraries, both within the county and outside through Inter-Library Loan, will also resume.

 

Our hours are:

Monday – Thursday ~ 9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday ~ 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm

Call the Library for the Slightly Read Bookstore hours.

Peach Background, Top Text: An Interview with FDR, Center Image: Oval FDR Painting by The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bottom Text: “Sensitivity Toward Maintaining Democracy” Thursday, October 21 ~ 6:30pm

An Interview with FDR:

“Sensitivity Toward Maintaining Democracy”

Thursday, October 21 ~ 6:30pm

Limited Seating

Call the Library to Register.

 

A one hour presentation on FDR's vision and philosophy of democracy done as an interview with FDR.

Presenter: Robert Thomas Hughes - Now performing throughout area libraries.

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Learn to Play Mahjong

Tuesdays & Fridays

1:00pm ~ 4:00pm

Starting November 2

Registration is limited. Call or come in to register.

 

Join us for this 3 week class to learn how to play Mahjong!

Registration due by October 30.

$10.00 cost for the playing card.

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Designer Purse Raffle!

Monday, October 11 ~ Sunday, October 17

 

Missing Purse Bingo? While you and your friends may not be able to gather together for a fun afternoon of Purse Bingo, the Library is still providing an exciting chance to win the perfect bag or a festive Basket!

 

The week of October 11, the designer bags to be raffled off will be on display in the library. You can also check out the Special Purses and the many tempting theme baskets. The library will be open Sunday, October 17 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm with light refreshments available while you make your final choices. Purses and baskets can also be viewed below or on our Facebook page. Drawings will be held Monday, October 18.

 

Designer Purse Raffle tickets are $20.00 for 25 tickets, and a bonus Door Prize ticket.

Special Purse Raffle tickets are $5.00 for 3 tickets.

Theme Basket Raffle tickets are $10.00 for 15 tickets, and a bonus Door Prize ticket.

 

Come in to the library to purchase a ticket (we can accept cash, check, or credit/debit card).

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Back Mountain Memorial Library New Books

 

Each month, we will post a list of the newest titles that have been added to our collection.

 

For October 2021

 

Express Loan

Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels

The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney

The Jailhouse Lawyer by James Patterson

Foul Play by Stuart Woods

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

The Butler by Danielle Steel

2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson

Silverview by John LeCarre

 

Fiction

Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels

The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney

The Jailhouse Lawyer by James Patterson

Foul Play by Stuart Woods

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

The Butler by Danielle Steel

2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson

Silverview by John LeCarre

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange

My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Several People are Typing by Calvin Kasulke

The Beginning by Beverly Lewis

The Love Songs of WEB DuBois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All by Josh Ritter

A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements

 

Mystery

Road of Bones by James R Benn

 

Science Fiction

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

 

Biography

The Windsor Diaries, 1940-45 by Alathea Fitzalan Howard

 

Nonfiction

American Marxism by Mark Levin

The Right to Sex: Feminism in The Twenty-First Century by Amia Srinivasan

Live Your Life by Amanda Kloots

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of The War by Craig Whitlock

The Concise Encyclopedia of Poultry Breeds by Fred Hams

Made Free and Thrown Open to the Public by Bernadette A Lear

The Golden Thread by Ravi Somaiya

Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers by Deborah Tuerkheimer

 

BOOKS ON CD

Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown

Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

An Impossible Promise by Jude Deveraux

 

LARGE PRINT

Fiction

Whiplash by Janet Dailey

Forgotten in Death by J D Robb

Hidden by Fern Michaels

Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke

 

YOUNG ADULT

Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love by Jared Reck

On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

Rainbow in the Dark by Sean McGinty

Original Etching Of The Back Mountain Memorial Library In 1962 When The Library Was Located On Main Street In Dallas, Done By Brian L Davis

Original etching of the Back Mountain Memorial Library in 1962 when the library was located on Main Street in Dallas. The etching, done by Brian L Davis, was part of a donation and tribute to former Dallas school teacher Dorothy “Dottie” L Davis by her three sons Michael, Brian, and Jonathan at the 75th Library Auction.

LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

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Dallas Post Archive 1929-1971

 

The Dallas Post covers the Back Mountain communities of Luzerne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The newspaper was established in 1889 and offers its readers community, church, school, and local sports news.

 

Click the Dallas Post Archive tab at the left, go to the Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive at https://panewsarchive.psu.edu/, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

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NewsStand e-Magazines Are Here!

 

Our new e-Magazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, is now available! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

 

Check out magazines to download and read online or offline in a variety of languages. Using cloudLibrary NewsStand is as easy as cloudLibrary. Simply go to their website at https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com/library/1/1, or click here.

There is also an app you can download onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

Here’s what you will need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary NewsStand app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer, or go to the website listed above. Once the app is downloaded or you are on the website, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in a few easy steps!

2) On the NewsStand website, click on Login in the upper right corner and you will be redirected to the log in page. When using the app, the first screen will ask you to log in.

3) Tap or click on “New user? Please register online/Create a new account.” You will be redirected to the registration page.

4) Fill in your name and email, create a password, and click Next at the bottom of the screen.

5) Next, you will have to select your Country and Library. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection. Then enter your library card number.

For Country ~ United States

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

6) Click on Register at the bottom of the screen. "Please Wait" may briefly appear before redirecting you to cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary NewsStand account! You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on it, then clicking on the Read button.

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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!

 

Our new eBook service is now available! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.



Here’s what you need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer. Click here for the direct link to choose your app and get started! Once the app is downloaded, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in the app in a few easy steps!

 

2) First, open the app. The first screen will ask you to select a language. Scroll to your preferred language and tap anywhere on the screen.

 

3) Next you will have to select your Country, State, and County Library System. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection.

For Country ~ United States

For State/Region ~ Pennsylvania

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

 

4) Click Next. You will have to accept the user agreement to continue.

 

5) Next, tap on the selection for Library Card ID, type in your library card number, and tap on Login.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary account! You can swipe through the introduction screens or tap Skip to continue.

 

Tap on Search at the bottom of your screen to access the available library.

At the top of the Search screen are 3 options: Featured, Favorites, and All.

Featured offers top picks in multiple categories, scroll up to see all options.

Favorites allows you to select your reading preferences. Tap Let’s Go to begin the selection process, then select from the options presented.

All offers all titles available by genre.

 

You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout, or if the item is not yet available, tap Hold to place the title on hold. If it is available, but you do not want to check it out immediately, you can tap Save For Later.

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Free Library of Philadelphia

 

Click the picture at left, or link here, to visit the website for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Its programs, resources, services, and eBook and eAudiobook collection are available to the public at no charge to anyone with a card for their library. Once on the website, click on Get a Library Card in the upper right corner of the screen to fill out the online application or print a paper application to mail in.

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Please continue to check the library website and Facebook page for updates, activities, and online library card sign up. If you do not have a library card, you can get one online which will enable you to be able to make use of our Cloud Library, eBooks, and eAudio books. Click here, fill out the form, and submit.

 

Keep in mind our Back Mountain Businesses. Check their websites, Facebook pages, or call to find out how they can help you with their available services.

 

Books can be returned to the library book drop. We look forward to seeing you. Stay healthy and safe!

Events and Fundraisers
Link to PDF Donation Form, The Giving Evergreens Sculpture

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 at left, or the Support the Library page tab, for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.

Art Wall
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October Art Wall by Rosemary Luksha

 

Rosemary Luksha, of Larksville, will be displaying her oriental brush paintings this October.

 

They are created in opaque watercolor with subjects of birds, flowers and plants. The paintings are done in the style of oriental watercolorist Leslie Tseng Tseng Yu. Rosemary has been painting for over 60 years, but has been doing brush painting for the last 7. She became interested in this form of art after taking an oriental brush class and was amazed at the concentration and focus needed. “Each new stroke needed to be practiced multiple times before creating a work with it. The simplicity and beauty are so incredible. What can be done with few strokes can be amazing,” she said.

Rosemary likes to visualize what she wants to create, and also researches other similar works to add images or effects that will create a total aesthetic whole to her work. She participates in the Wyoming Valley Art League Third Friday, the WB Fine Arts Fiesta, and also does oil, pastel and watercolor portrait commissions. If you are interested in contacting her about a commissioned work or purchasing, she can be reached at rosemaryluksha@gmail.com or 570-287-4075.

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Owl Figurines, Indoors

October Display Case

 

The Back Mountain Memorial Library will be showcasing a display of donated owl figurines this October.

 

Ranging in size from only a few inches tall to larger pieces, and from glass to metal, there is a wide variety of owls that will surely appeal to everyone. Just in time for fall, stop by the library to see the owls during the month of October.

Continuing Programs
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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!

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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.)

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!

Calendar of Events

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