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.
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.
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