Plenty of indoor activities at the library

First Posted: 10/7/2014

As the leaves begin to change colors, autumn evening temperatures drop and you begin looking for indoor activities, keep in mind that the Back Mountain Memorial Library has several upcoming programs and classes to ease the transition to October’s cooler days.

The library is offering the following events that are all free, but do require advance pre-registration. You may call the library at 570-675-1182 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Poetry writing class “ A Conversation with Nature” at 6 pm. Instructor Dawn Leas will explore the ways in which nature and poetry communicate. How do poets use nature in their work? The workshop will start with several readings and discussions of poems centered on nature. It will then proceed with a discussion of the natural aspects of southern Florida. The group will then be given time to choose an idea, concept or part of nature to build their poems upon and complete a “free write” to get their ideas flowing.

Dawn’s work has appeared in “Literary Mama,” “Southern Women’s Review,” “Interstice,” “San Pedro River Review” and “Connecticut River Review.” Her chapbook, “I Know When to Keep Quiet” was published by Finishing Line Press and is available in print and Kindle versions. In the past, she was a copywriter, freelancer, admissions director and middle-school English teacher. Currently, she is the associate director of the Wilkes University M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing Programs.

This class open to ages 18 and up.

Thursday, Oct. 16

The next meeting of the monthly Thursday Morning Book Discussion Club will be held at 10 a.m. The group will discuss the book, “Assault in Norway” by Thomas Gallagher. The group is open to the public and anyone can join at any time!

Tuesday, Oct. 21

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – I-Pad Instruction Class. Participants should bring their I-Pad to this informative session to enhance this hands-on experience.

Thursdays, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 13

1:30 p.m. – the library will feature a three week film series on quilting and its history, culture and politics of quilting. Attendees may bring a quilt to show.

On-going Creative Writing Classes – held on alternate Saturday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in joining this group is welcome to bring their writing to edit and discuss with other interested aspiring writers. Pre-registration is not required, simply come and enjoy.

Reminder to parents: There are still openings for the Children’s Story times which begin the week of Oct. 19 and end the week of Dec. 1. Parents may call 570-675-1182 to register their toddlers or pre-schoolers for the following sessions:

TODDLERS: (12 months to 2 years of age)

Tuesdays – 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

TODDLERS: (2 years of age)

Tuesdays – 11 to 11:45 a.m. (“Mother Goose on the Loose”)

PRE-SCHOOLERS: (3 to 5-year-olds)

Wednesdays – 10 to 11 a.m.

Thursdays – 10 to 11 a.m.

Book discussion group

Due to popular request, an Evening Book Discussion Group is beginning and will meet for the first time at 7 p.m. on Thursday, oct. 16 to organize, plan and select upcoming titles to read and discuss.

For more information, call the library at 570-675-1182.

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