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FUTURE

Book Signing, with Rebekah Armusik, author of “Memoirs of a Gothic Soul,” the first in a series of vampire novels. Light refreshments. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 12 at 5 p.m. 821-1959.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The Mystery Book Club discusses “The Black Camel” by Earl Derr Biggers. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments served. 821-1959.

Book Signing and Award Presentation, with New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry, recipient of the 2011 Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award, who discusses “The Emperor’s Tomb,” his latest espionage thriller in the Cotton Malone series. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. March 19 at 4:30 p.m. Followed by a reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, light dinner and desserts along with remarks, readings and comments. Reservations: 941-7816.

Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “Spring Snow” by Yukio Mishima, led by David Smith. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman. March 28 at 7 p.m. Listeners welcome; refreshments served. 675-2171.

Looking Back to Look Forward, a lecture, question-and-answer session and book signing by award-winning psychologist, professor and author Carol Gilligan (“In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development”). Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 674-6400.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The Mystery Book Club discusses “Strong Enough to Die” by Jon Land. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. April 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments served. 821-1959.

Going Green, an address by Raj Patel, author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy” and “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.” At the King’s College Global Landscape Conference in Burke Auditorium, West Union and North River streets, Wilkes-Barre. April 14 at 7:30 p.m. 208-5958.

Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “A Pen Warmed Up in Hell” by Mark Twain. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman. April 25 at 7 p.m. Listeners welcome; refreshments served. 675-2171.

Luncheon with a Special Author, sponsored by the Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library. With author Mary Slaby who writes under the pen name Molly Roe (“Call Me Kate”). Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, North Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. April 28 at 11 a.m. $25. 675-1182.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The Mystery Book Club discusses “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. May 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments served. 821-1959.

NEW RELEASES

The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53, a book about how the British Broadcasting Corporation constructed and disseminated British national identity during the mid-1900s, written by Misericordia history professor Thomas Hajkowski. Recently published by Manchester University Press and available at specialty bookshops and online at amazon.com and other e-booksellers.

The Bear in a Muddy Tutu, a modern fable about lovable misfits, both animal and human, whose fates become intertwined in a ragtag circus troupe. By Lake Ariel writer Cole Alpaugh and published by Camel Press. Available in Kindle and print editions at amazon.com.

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