Family Reading Festival: Middle Grade Authors

You may be under the impression that the Family Reading Festival is only for “little kids”. But there will be a variety of authors including several for middle readers — readers in Grades 3 through 6 — as well as some that appeal to even older...

Meet Radu “Rudy” Olimpiu Gherghel

Local author Rudy Gherghel will be at the Mahanoy City Public Library, 17-19 West Mahanoy Street, Mahanoy City on Saturday, October 24 at 1 p.m. to speak about his escape from Communist  Romania in the 1960s and sign copies of his books. The presentation will take...

Family Reading Festival: Let’s Laugh

Need a good laugh? Then you should check out the books at the Family Reading Festival. Most of them will give you a chuckle but a few are just lie down on the floor and roar with laughter funny! Gene Barretta has the rare gift of being able to teach you history...

Sweet Treats for the Holidays

When the kids were little I loved making treats to send to school for the holidays — perhaps the biggest hit was the sugar cookie reindeer cookies with M&M noses (red for Rudolf, brown for everyone else) and broken pretzels for antlers. Christmas was my big...

Books to Broadway

Don’t miss Books to Broadway: Favorite Books Turned to Musicals on Broadway at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 18 at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors and $5 for students aged Kindergarten through...