Newark Public Library, 121 High St., will host Stanley Swan, a local author and retired undertaker, as he introduces his book, “Undertakings of an Undertaker,” as the first of its book review luncheons at noon Sept. 9.

Swan spent 37 years in funeral service making notes along the way, and he published his book in 2015 to share his experiences with others.

He will describe the challenges facing those in the funeral business, the highs and lows and the sacrifices and rewards at the luncheon. Attendees will experience the emotion encountered during the day-to-day business of taking care of a community’s funeral and burial needs.

The luncheon costs $5, and reservations are required by Sept. 6. For more information, call 315-331-4370.