During the month of April, support Dress for Success Lackawanna, an organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, along with other tools and support. Drop off jewelry, purses, and scarves here at the Abington Community Library until the end of the month and we will collect these items for Dress for Success.
Calling all creative teens! Register now for a Zine Workshop for fifth to 12th-graders. A zine is a personal publication on any range of topics. Zines tell stories through artwork, comics, thoughts, or doodles. Learn how to make a zine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Bring your poetry, sketchbook, and anything creative you’ve been working on. Leave with your completed zines. No experience required. Pizza, snacks, and all supplies will be provided. Zines created during this workshop will be eligible to be displayed during the Scranton Zine Fest.
Do you have an interest in social justice? Join the Social Justice Book Club at the library, which is open to adults and teens (ninth-12th grade). The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday, June 25 and the book to be discussed is “We Were 8 Years in Power: An American Tragedy” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Registration will be available one month prior. Coming up in the fall and winter will be discussions of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond and “The Mother of All Questions” by Rebecca Solnit.
If you enjoy history, check out these new non-fiction books here at the Abington Community Library:
“Code Girls” by Liza Mundy — The untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II.
“Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly — This newest installment in the popular “Killing” series chronicles our nation’s path to independence in gripping detail, from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.
“Movie Nights with the Reagans” by Mark Weinberg — A unique, behind-the-scenes look inside the Reagan presidency, told through movies by former special advisor and press secretary to President Reagan.
“Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking” by Deborah Cadbury — A captivating exploration of Queen Victoria’s role as matchmaker and the royal marriages that shaped Europe.
“Red Famine” by Anne Applebaum — A narrative that recalls one of the worst crimes of the 20th century: Stalin’s policy of agricultural collectivization that resulted in a catastrophic famine.
“The Republic for Which It Stands” by Richard White — The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896.