Wayne County resident Kurt Reed’s newly published ‘Around Lake Ariel,’ a largely pictorial history of the scenic lake and its people, is now available at area bookstores or online at arcadiapublishing.com.
Winter Book Sale. Children’s Wing, Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Av!e., Kingston. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 287-2013.
Wordhorde, an open mic for local poets, musicians, writers, monologists and singers, sponsored by the Back Mountain Memorial Library. Himmler Theater, 50 Lake St., Dallas. Saturday at 7 p.m. Free. Performer registration encouraged: 675-1182.
Writers Group. All types of writing styles and formats welcome. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Registration: 996-1500.
Lecture and Book Signing with former Scranton mayor David Wentzel, author of “Scranton’s Mayors.” North Pocono Public Library, 113 Van Brunt St., Moscow. Feb. 3, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 842-4700.
Wyoming County Reads “Gone with the Wind,” the Civil War romance by Margaret Mitchell. Free copies at Wyoming County libraries while supplies last. Then join in the book discussions and a screening of the film. Scheduled events include:
• “Fantasy, Reality and Idealism in the Enduring Novel and Film.” Feb. 7, 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock; Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 64 State St., Nicholson; and Feb. 15, 7 p.m. at the Mehoopany Area Library.
• “The Heroine’s Journey in Literature and Movies.” Tunkhannock Public Library. Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
• “History as Portrayed in Novels and Films.” Tunkhannock Public Library. Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
• “The Real Cost of War: Loss, Change, Survival.” Tunkhannock Public Library. Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
• “Gone with the Wind,” a screening of the David O. Selznick epic. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. March 7 at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
• “The Role of Music in Film,” with WVIA-FM’s Erica Funke and Julia Peterson. Dietrich Theater. March 14 at 7 p.m.
The Franklin Street Sleuths, the mystery book discussion group. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156.
• “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher. Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
• “Cold Day for Murder” by Dana Stabenow. March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
• “The Ritual Bath” by Faye Kellerman. April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
• “Mallory’s Oracle” by Carol O’Connell. May 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Book Signing with Sonya Tupone Lloyd, author of “Call Me Sonya, A Young Girl’s Poems About Death, Life & Adolescence.” Borders, 100 Viewmont Mall, Scranton. March 10 at 2 p.m. 340-1044.
Young Adult Poetry Workshop, hosted by Sonya Tupone Lloyd, author of “Call Me Sonya, A Young Girl’s Poems About Death, Life & Adolescence.” Tudor Bookshop, 651 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. April 21, 2 to 3 p.m. 288-9697.
Women of Scranton: 1880-1935, portrayals of the famous ladies, daring women and heroines of everyday life in a booming coal town, including political activists and suffragettes, the first female lawyers and physicians, and women entrepreneurs. Written by University of Scranton professor Josephine M. Dunn and Cheryl A. Kashuba, assistant to the director of the Lackawanna Historical Society for the “Images of America” series. Available at area bookstores or on line at arcadiapublishing.com. 888-313-2665.
Around Lake Ariel, a new book on the scenic lake, including historic images of the steam launches and amusement park that drew hordes of vacationers to the area as well as the summer homes of many of Scranton’s leaders that were built along the lake’s shores. Authored by Wayne County resident Kurt A. Reed. Available at area bookstores or online at arcadiapublishing.com. 888-313-2665.