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Tamaqua Public Library activities

Published April 14. 2011 05:01PM

The Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., will host a book discussion group at 6 p.m., April 28. This month's discussion is about the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

When 23-year-old Jankowski learns that his parents have been killed in a car crash, leaving him penniless, he drops out of Cornell veterinary school and parlays his expertise with animals into a job with the circus, where he cares for a menagerie of exotic creatures.

He also falls in love with Marlena, one of the show's star performers - a romance complicated by Marlena's husband, the unbalanced, sadistic circus boss who beats both his wife and the animals Jankowski cares for.

For a detailed review from Publishers Weekly check the library's website under the Program/Book Talk tab.

Interested readers should contact the library so the staff can locate a copy of the book through the Interlibrary Loan System.

New members are welcome to join.

May's selection is The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (selection subject to change).

The library also invites people to see the photography hanging in its Reading Room.

Scott D. Lapp of Coaldale has nine photographs displayed, including depictions of local areas such as Tuscarora and Stonehedge Gardens. The unique photos will be available for viewing for the next month.

The library's display case for April is showcasing Olga Kushnir's Russian collection. The pieces include Russian stacking dolls and traditional hand-painted wooden Easter eggs.

Eastern and Western Ukraine styles of embroidering are also displayed.

The library is looking for collectors and artists who would like to display their work in the front lobby for a month.

Some of the displays showcased include clay figures, homemade bookmarks and rock collections.

To offer objects for display, call (570) 668-4660 to set up a showing.

The library's regular hours are Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: noon-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be closed Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 for the Easter holiday.

For more information on library programs or services, call the library.

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