The James V. Brown Library is set to launch its "JVBL Reads" program, which looks to allow readers to share their love of reading, this week with a schedule over the next few months of planned events to celebrate F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."
The initiative is being presented by the library, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Community Theatre League.
A luncheon featuring Dr. Debra S. Morris, Penn College professor, will kick the initiative off Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the third floor of the library's Welch Wing. The event, hosted by the Friends of the James V. Brown Library, will feature Morris' presentation on the topic of "The Women in 'The Great Gatsby.' "
The presentation is free to the public, unless ordering lunch. Lunch orders are due by noon today.
The library also will host local musician, Steve Sutherlan, who will play music from the 1920s in the Moltz Rotunda Room from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The recent movie version of "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby McGuire, will be shown at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the library's Lowery Room.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: JVBL Reads program kickoff
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Third floor, James V. Brown Library Welch Wing
"The Art and Illustrations of Zelda Fitzgerald," will be on display at The Gallery at Penn College starting Nov. 14. An opening reception for the for the collection will take place starting at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14. The collection will be on display until Dec. 5.
The library will host John Poritsky, Penn College professor, the author of the book at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Lowery Room. Registration is required as seating is limited.
The Community Theater League will present the stage version of "The Great Gatsby" Jan. 9 through Jan. 11.
To help kick things off for the programs, the library received 250 copies of the book from the Scranton Public Library for area patrons to check out.