Celebrate National Library Week


First Posted: 4/1/2014

The Back Mountain Memorial Library has a busy month planned in honor of National Library Week, which is April 13 to 19. This year’s national theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library.” Be sure to visit the library soon, perhaps register for a new card and take advantage of the many resources available.

During your visit, check out the following programs that the library is offering during this special month:

• A six-week workshop, “Truth in Fiction,” will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, April 12, 19 and May 3, 10, and 17. Register for this series and learn what defines good fiction. Real fiction might sound like an oxymoron, but the best novels resonate because they trigger within us something true and profound. In this workshop, we will utilize music, symbols, stories and writing exercises to learn how telling the truth in fiction can make our writing meaningful.

The instructor, Alyssa Waugh, has four years experience as a writing tutor during her undergraduate study at King’s College, where she graduated with a degree in English and minors in Mass Communications and Professional Writing. Ms. Waugh received a Masters of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and is set to receive a Masters of Fine Arts degree this year.

• Found Poetry Workshop – From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. Even if you have never written a line of poetry or if you have been penning for some time, join us on our poetry search led by Dawn Leas, M.A. /M.F.A.

The above programs will be held at the library located at 96 Huntsville Road in Dallas. The programs are free. Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling the library at 570-675-1182.

The library will be closed on Good Friday, April 18 and will re-open on Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. with regular hours.

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