Library is so much more than books and DVDs

First Posted: 1/28/2014

The Back Mountain Memorial Library is known as a source of information via books, databases, reference materials and DVDs. But you may not be aware that the library also offers great monthly art exhibits, as well as a display case where residents are welcome to “show off” any collections they may own. Past displays have included teapots, paper etchings, bookmarks and Christmas collectibles. Children have also been proud to display their collections of Legos, dolls, snow globes and teddy bears.

Art Wall

The Art Wall, located in the Reference Room of the library, has hosted past exhibits of photographs, oil and water color paintings and pastel drawings. Just about anything goes.

If you are interested in displaying your collection or looking for a chance to showcase your artwork (at no cost!), call the library at 570-675-1182 to schedule your display.

Found poetry

A “Found Poetry Workshop” will be held at the library from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. In this free program, we will explore the work of found poetry in newspapers, on billboards, magazines, textbooks, non-fiction, fiction and even old letters. The presenter, Dawn Leas, is the associate director of the Wilkes University M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing programs and a contributing editor at Poets’ Quarterly. Her chap-book, “I Know When to Keep Quiet,” was published by Finishing Line Press and is available in print and Kindle versions. Space is limited so register soon by calling the library at 570-675-1182 to reserve your space.

Library has an AED

The library recently received an anonymous donation of a Heartstart defibrillator (AED). This generous donation also included staff training on the defibrillator, which included CPR instruction. The library is grateful and appreciative to now own this important, life-saving device.

Book discussion group

the monthly Thursday morning Book Discussion Group will meet at 10 a.m. on thursday, Feb. 20 at the library. The selected title for this month is “The Red Hat Club” by Haywood Smith. New members are always welcome and may call the library for more information.


Reminder to parents: The Winter/Spring session of children’s storyhours will begin the week of Feb. 10. It’s not too late to call the library to see if there are any openings.

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