Scranton Reads Bus Trip to Philadelphia

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RATE PER PERSON:                                    

Per person: $55.00

($25.00 deposit required)

DEPARTURE TIMES:

7:30 a.m. 10/11/14 Albright Memorial Library at 500 Vine Street, Scranton

APPROX. RETURN TIME:

9:00 p.m. 10/11/14 Albright Memorial Library at 500 Vine Street, Scranton

 

INCLUDES:                                                                DOES NOT INCLUDED:

Round trip bus transportation to Philadelphia     Lunch at the Reading Terminal

Admission to Mutter Museum &                              Items of a personal nature

Edgar Allen Poe National Site                                   All other attractions you do on your own

Drivers’s Tip

 

RESERVATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS: 

A non-refundable $25.00 deposit per person is due at time of booking.  If deposit is not received within 7 days of booking, your reservation will cancel automatically. All reservations and final payments are required by October 3, 2014.  Payments will be accepted in the form of cash, check, or credit card.  Checks should be made out to Scranton Public Library.  Should cancellation become necessary, no refunds will be issued unless your seat(s) can be resold.

Seats are assigned according to the reservations.  If traveling with another party, please inform us at time of booking. No smoking or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the bus.

ASSISTANCE CLAUSE:

The Scranton Public Library regrets that it is unable to provide individual assistance to a trip member for walking, dining, or other personal needs.  A companion must accompany individuals needing assistance for special needs. All ages are welcomed but those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For reservations please contact The Scranton Public Library

Laura Hendricks

(570) 348-3000 x3043

Learn more about the annual Community Reads Event, Scranton Reads, at www.scrantonreads.org

2014 Calendar of Events!

Get out your calendars! We’re pleased to present our calendar of events for the 13th year of Scranton Reads with Edgar Allan Poe!

Kick Off Event

Tuesday, October 7th at 7pm – in the Periodicals Room at the Albright Memorial Library

Join us for a wake celebrating Edgar Allan Poe including a funeral exhibit by the Dearly Departed Players, a reading of The Raven, Dominick Azzarelli as Poe and light refreshments.

Bus Trip to Philadelphia

Saturday, October 11th – depart 7:30am from the Albright Memorial Library

A day trip to Philadelphia with visits to the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and Mütter Museum.
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Presentation on Organ and Tissue Donation

Friday, October 3rd at 7pm- in room 2001 The Commonwealth Medical College Sciences Building

A presentation by Clariza Murray of the Humanity Gifts Registration of Philadelphia about donating your body to science. The history of Humanity Gifts Registry, or the Anatomical Act of Pennsylvania, is as macabre as some of Edgar Allen Poe’s tales! Clariza will go into dramatic detail on the agency’s beginnings and how it has evolved into today’s program. Including a dramatic reading of The Tell Tale Heart.

“Adventures with Poe” a Discussion with Richard Kopley

Tuesday, October 14th at Noon – in the K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge at Penn State Worthington Scranton

A discussion with Poe expert Richard Kopley about his life with Poe and a tale of literary detection. With emphasis on The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Purloined Letter and The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.

Movie Night: The Pit and the Pendulum

Friday, October 17th at 7pm – in Room 305 in the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton

Join us for a screening of The Pit and the Pendulum followed by a discussion led by Kevin Norris of the University of Scranton.

Poe and the Modern Crime Scene

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm – the 5th floor of Seeley Hall at Lackawanna College

A presentation by Sgt. Michael Flanagan discussing modern day crime scene techniques and how they compare to how
detectives worked in Poe’s short stories.

Funeral and Mourning Exhibit

throughout September and October – Lackawanna County Historical Society

The Lackawanna County Historical Society will have a funeral and mourning exhibit on display throughout the months of September and October.

Poe Instagram Contest

entire month of October

Take pictures at our events or of you or others reading Poe throughout the month of October and share on Instagram using the hashtag #PoeScranton. A winner will be chosen at the end of the month to receive a Poe prize package!

Children & Families:

Tales to Chill Your Bones Film Festival

Sundays at 2:30pm at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library

October 5, Goosebumps: A Night in Terror Tower
October 12, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
October 19, Coraline
October 26, Goonies

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

Thursday, October 23rd at 4pm – at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library

Bring a flash light and be prepared to read “scary” stories and poems by authors Edgar Allan Poe, Alvin Schwartz, Jack Prelutsky and David San Souci. For students grades 4, 5 & 6.

 

Book Discussions:

October 8th at 11am at the Century Club in Scranton

October 9th at 6 pm with Everhart Reads at  Library Express, 2nd Floor of the Mall at Steamtown. Please call 570.558.1670 to register.

October 14th at 10am at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library (Green Ridge Branch) Green Ridge & Wyoming Ave. Please call 570.207.0764 to register.

October 14th at 7pm at Abington Community Library, 1200 West Grove Street Clarks Summit. Please call 570.587.3440 to register.

October 16th at 6pm at the North Pocono Public Library, 1315 Church Street, Moscow. Please call 570.842.4700 to register.

October 25th at 10:30am at Dalton Community Library, 113 East Main Street Dalton. Please call 570. 563.2014 to register.

October 29th at 7pm at Valley Community Library 739 River Street, Peckville. Please call 570.489.1765 to register.

October 30th at 1 pm at the Carbondale Public Library, 5 North Main Street Carbondale. Please call 570.282.4281 to register.

Annual Fundraiser!

8.5x11-SRFundraiserJoin us Thursday, August 14th at 6pm at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton for our annual fundraiser!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online, at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy K. Holmes Library, Library Express or at the door the night of the event.

A ticket covers free food, open bar and live music by Pat Finnerty. We will also have a basket raffle with lots of fantastic baskets!

All monies made will go toward funding this year’s Scranton Reads programming. Be sure to come out, it will be a great time!

Tickets still available for the Annual Happy Hour Fundraiser.

8.5x11-SRFundraiserJoin us Thursday, August 14th at 6pm at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton for our annual fundraiser!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online, at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy K. Holmes Library, Library Express or at the door the night of the event.

A ticket covers free food, open bar and live music by Pat Finnerty. We will also have a basket raffle with lots of fantastic baskets!

All monies made will go toward funding this year’s Scranton Reads programming. Be sure to come out, it will be a great time!

2014 Book Selection

Scranton Reads: One City, One Book, a joint venture of the City of Scranton and the Albright Memorial Library is proud to announce the 2014 selection for Scranton Reads, the various works of Edgar Allan Poe. The works of Edgar Allan Poe  joins other great books such as The Red Badge of Courage, Bless Me Ultima, Fahrenheit 451 and The Things They Carried as recent selections by Scranton Reads.

2014 marks the 165th anniversary of Poe’s death on October 7, 1849. To kick off events scheduled for the month of October, an event will be held at the Albright Memorial Library on October 7th. Make sure you check back frequently for up to date information on events!

That’s a wrap!

Scranton Reads 2013 will be wrapping up tomorrow with our last book discussion at the Carbondale Public Library.   We hope you enjoyed this year’s selection and events.  We will start reviewing what worked, what didn’t and what we should do next year very soon.  We’d love to hear from you!  Did you like the book? What event was your favorite?  What book should we read next year?

 

“Straight and Swift to My Wounded I Go”: The Reality of Civil War Medicine

Join us for a presentation by Robert D. Hicks, PhD Director, Mütter Museum/Historical Medical Library and Gerald P. Tracy M.D., Associate Dean for Regional Campus Development, The Commonwealth Medical College about medical practices during the Civil War in Room 2001 at The Commonwealth Medical College on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. 

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