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Wyoming County Reads - Frankenstein
At the Tunkhannock Public Library in Tunkhannock
Sponsored by the Dietrich Theater and the Tunkhannock Public Library
Admission: Free
The Tunkhannock Public Library and the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater would like to invite you to read the classic novel Frankenstein by Marry Shelley. You are welcome to borrow a copy of the book at the Tunkhannock Public Library while supplies last. Join us for book discussions and also see the play performed live. Book discussions will be facilitated by Bill Chapla and Dr. Marnie Heister at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Admission to all book discussions is free and refreshments will be provided.
Book Discussion Dates and Topics:
-The Perpetual Struggle: Balancing Nature and Technology
Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, call the Dietrich at (570)-996-1500.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeast Pennsylvania
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Rick Koval
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: the Overlook Estate Foundation
Learn about the reptiles and amphibians of northeast Pennsylvania with Rick Koval, naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality. His PowerPoint program will illustrate 44 species of frogs, turtles, salamanders, lizards and snakes including rarities such as the endangered northern cricket frog, timber rattlesnakes, eastern worm snakes and hellbenders that reside in northeastern Pennsylvania. Meet live reptiles and amphibians after the talk.
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for program details.
Doo Wop at Dietrich High
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: the Dietrich After School Players
Admission: $5 per person
Join the Dietrich After School Players for their live performance of the musical Doo Wop at Dietrich High, an original musical set in the 1950’s and done in a "GLEE"-ful way. Come out for a morning of music, dancing and fun dialogue.
Call 570-996-1500 for more information or tickets.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay. So you may notice, when you come into the theater foyer, that on the left side there is a barrel asking for pet food donations. As you probably know, all of us here at the Dietrich are totally crazy about our pets and about animals that aren’t our pets but need a little help from their friends. There is a barrel at Bricks and donations come in there all the time. The food is picked up and taken to shelters and to food pantries so those who can’t afford to feed their critters during these times of economic hardship will be able to give their pals a square meal. So, if you think of it, and you can afford it, it would be wonderful if you could bring a bag of cat chow or dog food or a box of biscuits or whatever would help out the folks who care for our dear companions. (And FYI, cats are more in need than dogs for the most part, but they both would greatly appreciate the kindness.) 

     And now you may be wondering what movies we are bringing in for you this week. First we have a Liam Neeson thriller (he’s soooo handsome, and even at his more advanced age I have to say he still can get hearts to fluttering!) about a man who wakes up from a coma and nobody knows him! His wife, his friends, none of them believe he is the man he says he is. Therefore, he has to find out what’s happened and why and try to get his identity back. Sounds pretty interesting to me and besides, I’d go see Liam Neeson do anything. 
     Then we have a sci-fi film for teens and above, about a young man with extraordinary powers who is being hunted by entities who have killed the three teens that came before him. Thus he is Number Four. It’s quirky and interesting sci-fi and I’m sure that teens (and, really, all lovers of science fiction) will enjoy this movie a lot. It was adapted from a teen book of the same name.
     Of course, we still have Just Go With It starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston, about the man who thinks he wants a woman totally out of his reach while not understanding the gem right in front of him. It’s fun and our audiences have thoroughly enjoyed it.
     And finally, we’re holding over The King’s Speech. And the reason we’re holding it is that it didn’t drop at all this weekend in the number of people who came to see it. It’s a superb film, one of the absolutely best of the year and I will be stunned if it doesn’t win for Best Picture. (Although, as you all know, I am also very partial to The Kids Are Alright.) One of the things you think about for so many days after, is how very hard the lives of the Royals were. I know, I know, they have all the money and material things you could want. But George the 6th was raised by a nanny who was cruel and his parents were totally distant. He was mocked and derided for his speech impediment and inherited a throne he felt he did not deserve. To watch him come into his own, to find his “voice” so to speak, is a marvelous, often hilarious and always touching film that you owe it to yourself to see. (Honest, you really, really do!)
     Now, don’t forget the book discussions of Frankenstein. They’re wonderful and Bill Chapla is so fun to listen to. Of course, he was dead wrong about Scarlett O’Hara (heh heh) but he’s spot on about the monster.
     Finally, do try to attend Rick Koval’s Reptiles and Amphibians of NE PA. Superb photography, live slithering critters, a turtle or two. The kids will be able to handle some of them, so do come. This time the event will be in the Evans, so we are prepared for a large crowd. No turn-aways this time. And it’s sooo much fun. The kids will just love it, I promise.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
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February 18, 2011 -
March 10, 2011

Just Go With IT
February 14, 2011 -
February 24, 2011

February 10, 2011 -
February 24, 2011

February 18, 2011 -
March 10, 2011

Coming Soon
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"On Time" Photography Exhibit
January 21, 2011 - February 28, 2011

Wyoming County Reads - "Frankenstein"
February 2, 2011 - February 23, 2011

Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeast PA
February 19, 2011

Doo Wop at Dietrich High
February 26, 2011

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Live on Stage
March 9, 2011 - March 13, 2011

Karate Demo
March 19, 2011

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Bus Trip
June 2, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

After School Players
February 26, 2011

Around the World
March 1, 2011 - March 29, 2011

Drawing & Painting for Kids
February 11, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Little People & Nature
March 1, 2011 - March 23, 2011

Mixed Media for Kids
March 11, 2011 - April 2, 2011

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery
January 11, 2011 - March 29, 2011

Basketry: Black Ash Wearable Pouch
May 7, 2011

Basketry: Natural Windowsill Basket
April 2, 2011

Crochet a Shawl
March 8, 2011 - March 22, 2011

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Easy Beads! Create in Clay!
February 21, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Glass Fusing
March 14, 2011 - March 28, 2011

Knit a Neck Cozy
February 28, 2011 - March 14, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture
January 10, 2011 - March 28, 2011

Sign Language for Beginners
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Sign Language: Level 1
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Writers' Group
January 6, 2011 - March 31, 2011

Yoga for You
January 5, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

As we study and discuss our Wyoming County Reads book selection, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, I continue to be amazed by the depth of her work and by the number of themes her novel encompasses. The way Shelley wrote her novel really encourages readers to come up with their own theories and ideas, which is great for debate. This past week we discussed psychological insights from the novel with Dr. Marnie Hiester of Misericordia University. We delved into enduring topics such as parental responsibility, ambition, loneliness, appearance, and nature vs. nurture. 
For the final Wyoming County Reads discussion we will be talking about probably the timeliest topic of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; the perpetual struggle between nature and technology. It will be interesting to listen to everyone’s ideas about the issue since we often hear about genetic engineering, cloning, robotics, nanotechnology and the use and misuse of the internet. Join us at the Tunkhannock Public Library at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 for the discussion. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. We would like to thank Bill Chapla and Dr. Marnie Hiester for leading these discussions. 
We also encourage you to get your tickets now for the stage version of Frankenstein. Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Jenkins, this community-based production will come to life on the Dietrich stage for a five-day run from March 9 through March 13. Visit <> or call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for show time information and reservations. Tickets are $10 each. You won’t want to miss it!
In addition to attending the Wyoming County Reads discussion, I also took a jewelry making class at the Dietrich this past week.. Jane Jones taught us how to create Borissa bracelets.  In just three hours time we learned the fun technique of Russian spiral bead weaving while creating jewelry. It was so easy and I enjoyed it so much that I already made an additional bracelet at home! 
If you are interested in jewelry making, the Dietrich’s own Esther Harmatz will be teaching her popular Introduction to Glass Fusing workshop on Mondays, March 14 and 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Students ages 16 to adult will learn the basics of small piece fused glass work in this two-part class. Each participant will create a fused glass item, which will be finished, polished and wire wrapped. Admission is $60 and all materials will be supplied. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.