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

A Checkerboard of Days and Nights:

A Memoir of My Cultural Journey

Book Presentation

Wednesday, June 27 ~ 7:00pm

Call or come in to the library to register.

 

This personal account of one woman’s immigrant experience vividly presents the beauty of her childhood in Iran as well as the joys and challenges of her life in America. Presented by author Iran Fahmy.

2018 Bake Sale Tent!

 

Donations are needed for the 72nd Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Bake Sale! If you wish to donate any baked goods or tasty treats, a sign up sheet is available at the library’s front desk.

 

Baked goods can be dropped off at the library Thursday, July 5 to Saturday, July 7 from 9:30am to 12:30pm, or at the Bake Sale booth Sunday, July 8 beginning at 5:00pm.

Auction Donations

 

We can NOT accept any more donations at this time, except for jewelry.

Thank you for thinking of the library!

2018 Auction Bid-Time Children’s Programs

 

The Auction’s Bid-Time Events provide entertainment for children of all ages! Stop in to the Children’s Room each night for a new and exciting program! Please see the Auction’s Page for a detailed list of each night’s programs.

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.

2018 Summer Reading Program!

Program Registration is open.

For all ages up to high school.

 

The library rocks with you and your friends this summer! Earn prizes - make crafts - attend programs!

 

Check out the Children's Room Page for more information.

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
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

Glass Wall Hangings by Maria Livrone

 

Maria Livrone, of Plains, will be showcasing her display of glass wall hangings this June.

 

Maria has been creating art since the mid-1980s starting with stained glass and then moving to pottery, fiber arts, and fused glass with the help of a kiln. A self-described artistic soul, she found a way to incorporate all of these mediums into her work. Maria describes her designs as anything but conventional and refers to her glass hangings as “wall jewels”. Maria is a Master Artisan with the PA Guild of Craftsmen and has had work shown in over 60 galleries throughout the USA and Canada. “I am happy to do what I love to do. It is my life force and I can’t go a day without creating” states Livrone.

Maria and her husband Bill have a working studio located in Pittston called Whimsy and the Welder where they work with glass, metal and sand-carving techniques. Their pieces range from garden flowers to home décor and large scale fused glass and metal sculptures.

If you are interested in viewing their work or purchasing pieces, please visit their website: www.whimsyandthewelder.com. Visits to their studio are by appointment only and can also be scheduled via their website.

Display Case

This June our display case will be showcasing preview items for our upcoming auction.

 

These pieces are currently for sale from the Gifts from the Heart tent which houses linens, antiques, china and much more. If you are interested in purchasing any of these beautiful items, the library staff will be happy to assist you.
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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