Week 2 of Scranton Reads!

War of the Worlds Film Screening
Date: Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 pm
Location: Valley Community Library, 739 River Street, Peckville

Join the film fans at the Valley Community Library to watch the 1953 film version of War of the Worlds.

 Socrates Café 
Date: Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm
Location: Henkelman Room, 2nd Floor, Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton

During their monthly meeting, Socrates Café will be discussing the philosophical issues in The War of the Worlds.  This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Phil Jenkins from Marywood University.

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October 10th events

War of the Worlds Film Screening
Date: Wednesday, October 10 at 2:00 pm
Location: Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton

Join the weekly Matinée at the Albright Memorial Library to watch the 1953 film version of War of the Worlds.

History of the Carbondale UFO Sighting
Date: Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 pm
Location: Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton

Local Historian Robert Powell from the Carbondale Historical Society will tell the tale of the 1974 Carbondale UFO sighting.

Scranton Reads Kick Off!

 Join us at our Scranton Reads 2018 Kick Off!

See the amazing The War of the Worlds inspired art that was created by readers and artists on Friday, October 5th from 6 to 8 pm at the Albright Memorial Library!

We’ll be airing the the classic radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds by The Mercury Theatre on the Air’s through out the evening.  We will also have snacks sponsored by Space Time Mead and Cider Works and copies of the book for readers.

October is next week!

Scranton Reads is pleased to announce its 2018 selection:

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

War of the WorldsFirst published in 1898. War of the Worlds is one of the first novels to detail a conflict between humankind and an extraterrestrial race. It tells the story of a young man and his brother, both trapped in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. To this day, it remains one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon and has inspired and influenced authors, artists, and scientists alike.  It has spawned numerous artistic adaptations including an infamous 1938 radio broadcast by Orson Welles that supposedly caused widespread panic and outrage as listeners were led to believe the events described were real.

 

 

 

Books are available at any of the libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System.

Download the audiobook from RBDigital.

Download the ebook from OverDrive

Call for Artists!

 

Join Scranton Reads as we celebrate H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Artists of all visual mediums are welcome to create pieces of art inspired by The War of the Worlds.

The art pieces will be on display at the Albright Memorial Library on Friday, October 5th from 6 to 8 pm.

 

 

 

Guidelines:

  • All artwork must be original to the artist who is submitting.
  • Make sure to indicate the top of your piece.
  • All artwork should reflect the subjects or themes of The War of the Worlds.
  • Pieces will be displayed at the Albright Memorial Library on Friday, October 5th from 6 to 8 pm.
  • Please submit all entries to the Albright Memorial Library no later than October 1, 2018.
  • Pieces will not be sold and will be available for pick up at the Albright Memorial Library starting October 8th.  Any pieces not claimed after November 1, 2018 will become property of the Scranton Public Library.

:It Came From Space Art Submission Form

Cask for a Cause: Scranton Reads

Firkin Friday

Join us for Firkin Friday at Cooper’s Seafood House on Friday, March 30th starting at 5 pm! We’ll be raising money for Scranton Reads with basket raffles, 50/50 raffle and sales of a firkin beer from Susquehanna Brewing Company.

Scranton Reads Kicks off Another Year

On Friday, October 6, Scranton Reads kicked off another year with a First Friday historic letter reading event.

Scranton Reads committee members read historic letters from their local organizations and excerpts of this year’s book Gilead.

Sarah Piccini from the Lackawanna Historical Society reads a letter from George Scranton about the success of the iron furnaces.

Annette Fischer from Marywood University reads letters from the nuns who helped start and create the university.

Dr. Rebecca Beal, English Professor from the University of Scranton, reads excerpts of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.

 

 

 

Jack Finnerty, Director of the Scranton Public Library, reads a letter from John J. Albright to the Scranton Board of Trade.

 

Alana Zurinski from the GAR Civil War Museum reads letters from soldiers to their families.

Jessica Serrenti from the Albright Memorial Library reads excerpts of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.

 

Thank you to everyone for attending the Scranton Reads Kick-Off Event!

 

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