Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
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Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
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Book Donation
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Sorry, we will NOT have tax forms this year!
Forms will be available at Senator Baker's office in the Dallas Shopping Center. Please call first for availability, 570-675-3931.
What They Do For Us,
Their Problems,
and How We Can Help
Wednesday, March 29 ~ 7:00pm
Come and learn about the fascinating world of honeybees; what they do for us, how beekeepers work with bees for mutual benefit, and how vastly different our world would be without them and our other native pollinators. Additionally, we will talk about what nonbeekeepers can do to help pollinators.
Presenter Frank Licata is a certified EAS Master Beekeeper, and is a graduate of Lock Haven University. He has served as the Mann Lake Operations Manager at the Wilkes Barre, PA location since its opening in February 2013. He owns and operates 100 hives and produces his own labeled brand of honey, lotions, and soaps. Frank teaches beekeeping at the Wilkes Barre location of Mann Lake, and gives seminars nationally at universities, conferences, and bee clubs.
Short Fiction Writing Workshop
Saturdays ~ April 1, & 8
11:00am - 1:00pm
In this four week workshop writers at all stages of development will have the opportunity to sharpen their story telling skills. Along with reading a range of short fiction, participants will practice narrative strategies from writing realistic dialog, to developing plot, to using effective description. The goal of the workshop is for each writer to good ideas into polished drafts.
The presenter will be Erin Miele, a published writer and experienced editor who holds a MA and MFA from Wilkes University's Creative Writing Program and teaches literature and creative writing at Penn State.
Hydroponic Gardening
Wednesday, April 5 ~ 7:00pm
Join the library for this class on the basics of hydroponic gardening!
Presented by Bill Banta, a board member for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Wyoming/Lackawanna Counties. Bill and his wife founded Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce, and operate a commercial hydroponic greenhouse business along with growing field crops. The Bantas also started several farmers' markets in our area to promote their passion for locally grown and produced products.
Genealogy 101
Wednesday, April 12 ~ 7:00pm
Join the library for this presentation on the basics of genealogical research!
Presented by John Henry Stevenson, a Life Member and a Director Emeritus of the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. He has written and published a book on his family in Northeast Pennsylvania, along with his brother Bert and sister Ella Haley, titled "Our Back Mountain Families". The book has a listing of over 3000 names and family groups from the area. John has taught basic genealogy at many clubs and venues including LCCC.
Memoir Writing Workshop
Wednesdays ~ 6:30pm
April 19, & 26
In this workshop, participants will cover the basics of crafting memoirs. Through in-class exercises and assignments, students will learn the foundations of memoir, one of today's most popular forms of nonfiction writing.
Topics will include how to get started and identifying what to write, creating scenes, writing about people and places, and point of view. Issues of truth-telling and the challenges of memory will also be discussed. The instructor will address attendees' individual projects, allowing both beginning and more advanced writers to participate at their own level.
Instructor Vicki Mayk is a writer and magazine editor whose work has appeared in publications including Ms Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama, and Manifest-Station. She created and teaches a memoir workshop at St.Luke's Hospice in Bethlehem, PA, and teaches writing workshops for those dealing with loss through her consulting business, Write To Heal. She is the editor of the magazine at Wilkes University, where she teaches.
Color Therapy
Fridays, 11:00am ~ 12:00pm
March 31 and April 7, & 21
Call or come in to register.
Join us for a relaxing session of coloring. Coloring generates wellness and stimulates areas of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Bring your own coloring book and supplies, or you may use the supplies that will be available.
The 29th Annual Luncheon
With A Special Author
Thursday, April 20 ~ 11:00am
At Appletree Terrace at Newberry Estate
Guest Author, David Parmelee
Join us for a wonderful luncheon with David Parmelee, the author of "The Sea Is A Thief", a novel about the Civil War in Chincoteague, VA!
Parmelee recently wrote a children's book "Miss Feesenschneezen Is Ill", which will be released soon. He graduated from Brown University with a major in English Literature and Theatre. He has taught 8th grade CCD at Gate Of Heaven Parish for over 20 years, and has served on the board of KISS Children's Theater. Parmelee is currently General Manager of Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre.
The buffet luncheon will include Fred's famous appetizer table, a delicious entree, and dessert bar. Tables of 8 are available. When making reservations for more than one person, please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of your guests.
Reservations are $27.00 per person, due at time of reservation.
Reservation forms are available at the library's front desk.
Events and Fundraisers
Geranium Sale
The Friends of the Library are holding their annual sale of geraniums to benefit the library! You can purchase the beautiful 4.5" pots in your choice of color for $4.00 each, or 3 for $10.00. The library can accept cash or check; and credit card purchases over $5.00.
The pick up dates will be May 1 to May 31.
To redeem, take your receipt to:
Darling's Farms & Greenhouses
Hildebrandt Rd, Dallas Township
Basket Raffle!
Purchase your chance to win these beautiful decorative baskets today!
Baskets are on display at the front desk. Tickets are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00.
The drawing will be held at the library on Friday, April 7. You do not have to be present to win.
All proceeds benefit the library.
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall
Display Case
Display Case
This March the library will be displaying a collection of beer steins which are available for purchase.
All of the proceeds for the sale of each stein will go to the library.
Continuing Programs

Yoga Classes

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

March 6 ~ April 10

Class size is limited.

The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning March 6. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration.

Writing Workshop For
7th and 8th Grade Students
Thursdays, 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm
Call or come in to register.
This is a writing class for 7th and 8th graders. Please see the Children's Room Page for more information. (Sessions will continue as long as there is interest.)
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fridays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.
2017 Winter/Spring Story Time

Registration is still open.
Call or come in to the library to register.
Please visit the Children's Room Page
for more information.
The Monday Morning Book Discussion Group is looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining this fun and relaxed book group can call or come in to the library to sign up.
The group meets at 10:00am, every 4th Monday.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events