Library News: Abington Community Library plans second annual Tasting by the Book fundraiser for Oct. 22

Library News - Laura Gardoski

The Abington Community Library will hold its second annual Tasting by the Book fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. At this unique event, attendees will sample delicious food and bid on their favorite items to enjoy at a later date.

Consider participating in the event as a community cook. Do you have a specialty soup, salad, appetizer, entrée, or dessert that is well-known among family and friends? Nominate yourself to be a featured community cook for the evening by filling out an application at the library. Do not delay – space is limited to 30 cooks.

Community Cooks will prepare and serve 100 bite-sized samples of their specialty. They must also be prepared to provide a quantity of their choice of the same item to the highest bidder at a mutually agreed upon date. Community Cooks will receive one free ticket to the event, a $25 value.

All proceeds benefit the Abington Community Library.

New at the Abington Community Library is Play K, a curriculum that will help prepare your children for kindergarten. Each playscape follows a theme such as home, transportation, or pets. Playscapes provide a rich variety of playful learning experiences, books, and materials to support basic literacy. The best way to support children’s learning in the early years is to provide hands-on active learning experiences that include play experiences. Play enables children to weave together past knowledge and new information to acquire new understanding and skill development.

The Play-K curriculum supports the Cruise Into Kindergarten initiative and Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood with the goal of promoting school readiness within the library setting. No registration is required for these sessions. Contact the library for more information.

Check out these recent biographies and memoirs available through the Lackawanna County Library System:

• “Angela Merkel: Europe’s Most Influential Leader” by Matthew Qvortrup

The riveting story of Time’s 2015 Person of the Year.

• “Delta Lady: A Memoir” by Rita Coolidge

Illuminates the life of an artist whose career has helped shape modern American culture.

• “If At Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny” by Zach Anner

A hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path.

• “Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story” by Lang Lang

Inspiring story of a musician who achieved greatness.

• “Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man” by William Shatner

A heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

• “My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama” by Joseph Madison Beck

The story of Foster Beck, the author’s late father, whose defense of a black man accused of rape foreshadowed the fictional trial in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

• “Sober Stick Figure” by Amber Tozer

A story of a long and oftentimes funny road to recovery.

Library News

Laura Gardoski

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or

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