Speak & See, 1.15.14

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First Posted: 1/13/2014


Barnes & Noble Booksellers

(421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.4352)

Book Signings:

• “My Gift to You: The Comfort Zone” by Tammy Kubasko: Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Booksellers (7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.4700)

Author Signing:

• “My Gift to You: The Comfort Zone” by Tammy Kubasko: Jan. 17, 1 p.m.

East Stroudsburg University

• Cathy Reinking, a veteran Hollywood casting director, will discuss Cracking the Myths and Glimpsing the Realities of Working in Television, Film and Theatre: Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Smith-McFarland Theatre of East Stroudsburg University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

King’s College

(133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)

• Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops: Jan. 22, Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.

• Campion Literary Society Open Readings: Jan. 31, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m., Gold Room, Administration Building.

North Branch Land Trust


• Program about the country and animals of South Africa hosted by renowned conservationist Joe Viljoen: Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Canteen 900, Kingston. Attendance limited to 50, registration rquired. Free.

The Osterhout Free Library

(71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)

• Teen Night: Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Come watch a movie, play games, enjoy snacks or do a craft.

• One More Row, knit and crochet group: Every other Saturday. Next meeting Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon. While One More Row is not a formal class, we do teach. To learn to knit, bring a 5mm (size 8) knitting needle and any color of medium Worsted weight yarn. To learn how to crochet, bring a 5.5mm (size 1) crochet hook and any color of medium Worsted weight yarn.

Pittston Memorial Library

(47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, [email protected])

• Read to specially trained therapy dogs on the second Saturday of every month beginning at 10 a.m. Please call the library to register.

• Crochet Club: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m.

• Lego Club: Mondays at 4 p.m. No need to register.

• Grandparents Support Group: Fourth Monday of each month at noon.

• Science Club: Jan. 16, 4 p.m. Ages 7 and up. Call to register.

• Beginner computer class: Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Call to register.

• Adult book club: Jan. 20, 7 p.m. This months’ book is “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.”

• Coupon Class: Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. Space is limited so please call and register.

• Movie night for kids: Jan. 23, 5:45 p.m. Call to register.

• Friends Meeting: Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m.

• Unclaimed Property Night: Jan. 30, 5-6:30 p.m. will be held on January 30. All are welcome to come anytime between 5:00pm to 6:30 p.m.

• Board Game Night: Feb. 3, 5 p.m.

• Craft Club: Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. Kids 5.

• *TAG, Teen Advisory Group, meeting: Feb. 13, 6 p.m. New members welcome.

West Pittston Library

(200 Exeter Ave., 570.654.9847, wplibrary.org)

• Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of member-selected books.

• Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

Wyoming County Reads 2014

Feature books are “The Scarlet Letter” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” Discussions are held Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 7 p.m., Tunkhannock Public Library. Discussion leader Bill Chapla and special guests Dr. Len Gougeon and Suzanne Fisher Staples. Dietrich Theater will host a “Women’s Forum: Violence Against Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania” March 16, 3 p.m.


AFA Gallery

(514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org)

Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m.

• Ted Michalowski: Live Ink: Through Feb. 1.

• Bernard Mangiaracina and Mark Charles Rooney paintings and mixed media: Through Feb. 1.

Converge Gallery

(140 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570.435.7080, convergegallery.com)

• “Objects to Place,” featuring Chad Andrews: Through Feb. 22.

Everhart Museum

(1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, everhart-museum.org)

Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free.

The Gallery at Penn College

(Pennsylvania College of Technology, One College Avenue, Williamsport)

• “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home:” Opening reception Jan. 16, 5-7 p.m. Through March 29. Lecture by Jack Quinan, founder of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and a renowned architectural historian, presented Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

Laura Craig Gallery

(307 Linden St., 570.963.7995, [email protected])

• Brian Keeler: Recent Works

Marywood University

(Shields Center for Visual Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 570.348.6278, [email protected], www.marywood.edu/galleries)


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Recent Acquisitions, features recent additions to the Permanent Collection that include paintings, prints, sculpture, and works on paper.: March 10-23.


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Ever-changing Light, Recent Landscape Paintings by Collier B. Parker, March 22-May 3. Artist’s Reception March 22, 6-8 p.m.


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Selections from The Maslow Collection.

Marquis Art and Frame

(515 Center St., Scranton, 570.344.3313)

• “Contemplation and Expression:” Through Feb. 3.

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

(Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)

Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m.

• “Classical Masters: The Grandeur of Rome:’’ Jan. 25-March 2. Opening reception Jan. 30, immediately following the special classical architectural lecture, “Drawing on the Ruins of Rome: Roman Architecture and the Etchings of Piranesi and Rossini,’’ by architect Russell B. Roberts, AIA at 6:30 p.m. Lecture will also be Jan. 30, 2:30 p.m. in Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall.

Schulman Gallery

(2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, 570.740.0727, luzerne.edu/schulmangallery)

Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• “The Art of Illustration Exhibit:” Through Feb. 20.

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University

(150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center, 570.408.4325)

Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-4:30 p.m.

• “A World Apart: The Legacy of George Gabin:” Through May 11.

Verve Vertu Art Studio

(Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)

• Exhibit: Through April 2014.

Widmann Gallery

(Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, ext. 5328)

Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. as arranged. Free and open to the public.

• “Spirited Energy,” works by Michael Hiscox: Through Feb. 24. Meet the artist reception Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m.


Send your listings to [email protected], 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Print listings occur up until three weeks from publication date.