Newark Public Library, 121 High St., will host local author and retired undertaker Stanley Swan as he reviews his book, “Undertakings of an Undertaker,” at noon Sept. 9.

Swan spent 37 years in funeral service making notes along the way. He published his book in 2015 to share his experiences with others. He will describe challenges facing those in funeral business, the highs, the lows, the sacrifices and the rewards at the review. Attendees will learn about the emotions encountered during the day-to-day business of taking care of a community's funeral and burial needs.

This is the first of the library’s 2016-17 book review luncheons sponsored by Friends of the Newark Public Library. Reservations are required by Sept. 6, and lunch costs $5.

For more information, call 315-331-4370.