Activities planned at the Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN — Veteran and author Ray Lowe Sr. will be coming to the library for a reading and book signing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

During the long daily bus rides to high school in the 1990s, Ray would explore a variety of jobs, until it became clear that the United States Navy was the best opportunity for him to turn into a ‘real man.’ Applying himself with the kind of trademark diligence Ray continues to display today, he studied the science of military medical support and learned to be a Corpsman.

In 2001 Ray found himself in Japan, and two years later, he was providing medical assistance to wounded soldiers in Iraq and cleaned up after those who were killed in combat. Ray reenlisted in 2005 and retired from the Navy in 2010 with that survivor’s guilt intact, along with post-traumatic stress disorder and the residual effects of head injuries. This book is about the experience how he successfully attenuated the enduring effects of PTSD and has learned to cope with living through his experiences in Iraq.

Other events to come include:

– Tuesday, March 19, is “Tea For Two Tuesday” at the Ross Library. On the third floor, the library will be welcoming visitors with a variety of teas supplied by Avenue 209. Please register at 570-748-3321.

– At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, representatives from Muncy Bank And Trust will be holding a program in the Sloan Room at the Ross Library to teach the basics of budgeting and show how to stretch your money further. If you need assistance with your monthly budgeting, this will be an excellent opportunity.

– As we do more and more of our banking and purchasing online, it gets more and more difficult to make sure our money is safe. For Money Smart Week, the Ross Library wants to help. On Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m., Keith Kern will teach how to safely spend online. Keith is a local Information and Technology specialist, and will show you how to avoid scams, viruses, malware, and other threats.

– For National Poetry Month, poet David Bauman will return to the Ross Library. On Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m., Bauman will be doing a poetry reading and books signing, including his popular book “Moons, Roads, and Rivers.”

– The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day! The Ross Library will be handing out comic books, holding a raffle, showing off costumes, and more! Drop by to join in the fun between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 4.

– The library welcomes everyone into the monthly book club, the Book Brigade. On the last Saturday of each month, the club meets at ten AM to discuss a book and its related topics, drink coffee, and socialize. On March 30, “The Long Run Home” by Greg Zinner. On April 27, the group will discuss “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, and on May 25, “Annihilation” by Jeff Vandermeer.

Unless otherwise stated, all programs are free and open to the public. To register for a program or get more information, contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a member of PA Forward and is a Clinton County United Way partner agency.