The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will offer an introduction to silent meditation beginning Wednesday, April 5, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Henry Hopper, a local meditation practitioner, will provide a six-week, non-sectarian introduction in the Winters Room of the library. The Winters Room is off the Rotunda Reading Room and accessible from the East Fourth Street entrance.

Hopper has been a meditation practitioner for 20 years and a teacher for 12. Space is limited. Registration is required.

This program is one of the many ways Pennsylvania public libraries support the PA Forward Initiative by providing health literacy opportunities for learning. With a strong health literacy background, Pennsylvania residents can manage their family’s well-being to live longer, more productive lives.

The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.

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