The James V. Brown Library’s has several upcoming programs designed to offer the lifelong learning needs of adults in the community. From art to music to cooking to graphic novels and outdoor activities, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Programs include:

· Adult Laser Tag at Brandon Park – 5 p.m. August 15. Bring a friend and join us at the Brandon Park band shell to play outdoor games.

· Libraries Rock Entertainment Series – 6 p.m. Friday, August 17 in the Edwin Street alley featuring the indie rock band Family Ties. The Family Ties began as the acoustic project of brothers Michael and Gino Caschera in 2010, and has since transformed into a raucous five-piece band. We write story songs set against a chill vibe that hits hard to produce an intricate and dynamic sound.

· Cooks Book Club – 12 p.m. August 21 (third Tuesday of each month). We pick a theme and select several cookbooks, you pick and make a recipe, then we all get together to share the finished products. The August theme Fresh from the Garden.

· Graphic Novel Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23. Join us and share your passion for illustrated literature. We will discuss topics such as plot, artistic style, characters, and more. If you’ve recently read a comic that you love let us know!

· Open Art Studio – 10 a.m. Friday, August 24. This program will delve into the creative process of rendering art. Join us as we explore art mediums and experiment with mark making techniques. Art materials will be provided. You may bring your own sketchbook or materials if you would like to. All levels of art experience are welcome!

Don’t forget to check out the ongoing programs such as Informal Bridge Gathering on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m.; Needles and Yarn from 12-2 p.m. on Thursdays; and Write Now community open writing sessions at 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

These programs support the PA Forward state initiative by providing social and civic literacy opportunities for learning and highlighting the transformative nature of public libraries within a community. Libraries contribute to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment but are often overlooked as catalysts for powerful individual and community change.

Visit to register or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at