Library News: Broadway and books at the Abington Community Library

Library News - Laura Gardoski


    New this winter, adults may try a special challenge at the Abington Community Library. Did you make a reading-related New Year’s resolution? Do you need a book to help you learn a new skill or hobby? Are you looking to read more? Find a new author? Learn a language?

    Let us help.

    Read four books between Feb. 1 and March 31 – anything you’d like. Try something new and share what you are reading with others. No complex rules, just read good books. Choose a book from a variety of categories like a book recommended by a librarian, a book with magic, or a book with a one-word title. Read for the chance to win a free book from the Book Nook.

    Looking ahead, the annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice will be held from Feb. 17-20. The theme is “Ice, Lights, Broadway!” Join the Abington Community Library as just one of the local businesses involved in special ice sculpture displays and events. Kids will want to check out a popular character they will recognize as the sculpture exhibited outside the library.

    Check out these theater-themed reads, available here at the Abington Community Library:

    • “Broadway: The American Musical” by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon

    In-depth text lavishly illustrated with photographs, posters, production stills and rehearsal shots.

    • “Broadway to Hollywood” by Robert Matthew-Walker

    The enthralling story behind the great Hollywood films of the great Broadway musicals.

    • “50 Great Monologs for Student Actors” by Bill Majeski

    Includes professional-level comedy monologs for use by actors.

    • “Hamilton: An American Musical” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Vocal selections and piano accompaniment from the hit musical.

    • “Hamilton: The Revolution” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

    Includes libretto and photographs from the hit musical, as well as an account of its creation.

    • “The History of World Theater” by Margot Berthold

    This two-volume set is a helpful companion for anyone interested in the history of theater as a reflection of man’s total experience.

    • “If You Can Play in Scranton: A Theatrical History” by Nancy McDonald

    A history of Scranton’s entertainment industry.

    Library News

    Laura Gardoski

    Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or [email protected]

    Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or [email protected]

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