With the surge in corona virus cases in the area, we have decided to close the building starting Wednesday, December 16. We will continue to evaluate and will reopen as the situation permits.
Our Open Door Pantry will remain open for use and donations.
The Gathering Place invites the community to join the “Bears in the Summit” project as Downtown Bear sponsors, artists, or volunteers.
To celebrate the Abingtons’ harmony with these furry critters, The Gathering Place has launched a community art project, “Bears in the Summit.” The project follows in the footsteps of the famous Cows on Parade in Chicago, the Miles of Mules in northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Black Bear Film Festival in Milford, Pennsylvania.
For more information and to register for these virtual salons, click the picture.
Understanding Racism Through the Written Word
In an effort to promote unity and a better understanding of the world we live in The Gathering Place has a small selection of books available to borrow. Please sign-out one book at a time.
Maya Angelou: Poems Maya Angelou: I Shall Not Be Moved Derek Walcott : The Bounty Mother Love: Rita Dove Phillis Wheatley: The Collected Works of
Narratives of Women:
You May Plow Here: The Narrative of Sara Brooks: edited by Thordis Simonsen Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Harriet Jacobs Ain’t I a Woman – Female Slaves in the Plantation South: Deborah White A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs: Susie King Taylor
History, Fiction, Non-fiction:
The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: Henry Louis Gates Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670-Stone Rebellion: Peter Wood The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes Between the World and Me: Ta-Nehisi Coates I Am Not Your Negro: texts by James Baldwin The Fire Next Time: James Baldwin Go Down, Moses: William Faulkner The Color of Water-A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother: James McBride
THE OPEN DOOR FOOD PANTRY
In response to the pandemic and the need it has created in our community, The Gathering Place, The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, and Our Lady of Snows Church, in cooperation with the Clarks Summit Borough have created The Open Door Food Pantry. The pantry is located in the entryway to the Borough Building elevator on Spring St.
We are accepting donations at this time. If you have extra and want to help, the door is always open, the shelves are set up, just place your donations on the shelves.
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Many Thanks to Our Patrons Hal & Paula Baillie Dorrance R. & Susan S. Belin Joe Dippre & Graeme Baillie The First Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund of The Luzerne Foundation Bill & Grace Farrell Forensic Associates of NEPA, LLC Emily & Lee Rancier Jean & Gene Stark The Waters Family