Tuesday, November 29, 2005


FRIENDS OF THE SCRANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Scranton Public Library Winter Book Sale is upon us. This, the final book sale of the year, will take place:

Thursday, December 8th; 6:00-8:00pm Sneak Peek*
Saturday, December 10th; 9:00-4:00pm
Sunday, December 11th; 2:00-4:00pm
***
All Book Sales are held in the
Community Room (Lower Level) of the
Lackawanna Children's Library
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA. 18509*
***
*Sneak Peek Sales are for
paid members of the
Friends of the Scranton Public Library only.
***
If you are interested in becoming a
Friend of the Scranton Public Library,
click here for more information.

Monday, November 28, 2005

NEW BOOK:
***
CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

Recently added to the Reference Collection is the book “The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation.” The book is subtitled “Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 28, 2002.”

The book provides the complete text to the U.S. Constitution, as well as amendments. Furthermore, this volume explains the Supreme Court cases that led to each amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The book, which is thick and green, is currently on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department; it will be on display until it is shelved with the Reference Collection under the call number:

REF
342.73
UNITED

Tuesday, November 22, 2005



UPDATE:
SCRANTON NATIVE
W.S. MERWIN
WINS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FOR POETRY
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It’s official. In a ceremony held on Wednesday, November 16th, Scranton native W.S. Merwin was awarded the National Book Award for Poetry for his collection titled “Migration: New and Selected Poems”.

The Reference Department congratulates Mr. Merwin on his award. Also, check out the display in the Reference Department lobby.

Visit
here for W.S. Merwin's page on the official National Book Award site.

Also, read more about W.S. Merwin in a previous blog entry by clicking here.

Monday, November 14, 2005

LIBRARY'S
THANKSGIVING HOURS
Albright Memorial Library will be closing at 5:00 PM on
Wednesday, November 23rd.
*
Albright Memorial Library will be closed on
Thursday, November 24th
to celebrate Thanksgiving.
*
For a Thanksgiving chuckle, click here.
*
For a history of Thanksgiving, click here.

NEW BOOK:

GATEWAY TO THE CLOUDS:
The Story of a Short Line Railroad
The Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroad
1902-1926

Recently added to the Local History Collection is Alan and Judy Sweeney’s Gateway to the Clouds. Subtitled “The Story of a Short Line Railroad; The Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroad, 1902-1926,” Gateway to the Clouds details railroading history in Northeastern Pennsylvania (PA), from narrow and standard gauge steam railroading to the electronic trolley.

Gateway to the Clouds in currently on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department; the call number is:

LOCAL HISTORY
385.09
SWEENEY

NEW BOOK:

NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN:
A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century

Just added to the reference collection is Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary of Women Completing the Twentieth Century. Since the publication of the first volumes in 1971, this extensive collection of books was one of the first reference works to uncover and document the previously overlooked and underappreciated contributions of women to history. From Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Greta Garbo to Christa McAuliffe and Margaret Farrar (one of the three editors of the first crossword puzzle book), this volume documents the women who have made American history.

Notable American Women is currently on the “New Books” shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
920.72
NOTABLE

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

SANTA CLAUS IS

COMIN' TO TOWN

The 13th Annual Greater Scranton Jaycees Santa Parade will take place on Saturday, November 12th at 9 AM in Downtown Scranton. The parade will welcome Santa Claus to the Electric City for the 2005 holiday season.

To see the official web site for the Scranton Santa Parade,
click here.

To view the parade route,
click here.
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Friday, November 04, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS RECAP

Click below for information on any of the events listed.

Saturday, November 5th at 7 PM, Scranton Cultural Center
Henry “The Fonz” Winkler will lecturing on his series of children’s books.
Admission is FREE with your
Lackawanna County Library System library card.

Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30-8:00 PM, Community Room
Dress For Success and Resume Building

Friday, November 11th, 2005
Albright Memorial Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

NEW BOOK:

ANTHRACITE HERITAGE MUSEUM
AND SCRANTON IRON FURNACES:
PENNSYLVANIA TRAIL OF HISTORY GUIDE

Just added to the Local History collection is the full color Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide to Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces.

Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton focuses on the people, labor, and culture of coal mining and related industries in eastern Pennsylvania. The museum displays objects and images of the everyday life of coal miners and their families, including exhibits of household furnishings, religious artifacts, and work implements and machinery. Nearby Scranton Iron Furnaces, four stone blast furnace stacks built between 1848 and 1857 for the Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company, commemorate an industry that relied heavily on anthracite fuel and expanded as a result of it. The book includes a tour of the museum and the furnaces.

Author Harold W. Aurand lives in Drums, Pennsylvania, and is the author of several books on coal mining, including From the Molly Maguires to the United Mines Workers.

The book is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department before being shelved in the Local History collection under the call number:

LOCAL HISTORY
622.335
AURAND

To order your own copy of this title or other books in the “Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide” series, visit www.stackpolebooks.com/

NEW BOOK:

KEYSTONE: A HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA (PA)

Recently added to the reference collection is Guy Graybill’s
KEYSTONE: A HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

Author Graybill’s objective in developing and writing KEYSTONE was to provide a balanced history of the state of Pennsylvania – between early history and later events; between major political parties; between history of the rural and the urban; between the regions of the state; and between the traditional and cultural history of PA. Beautiful full-color photographs illustrations are featured throughout the text.

KEYSTONE: A HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
974.8
GRAYBIL

A copy of the book is also available to be checked out through the Dalton Community Library, a member of the Lackawanna County Library System.

Dress for Success and
Resume Building

Wednesday, November 9, 2005
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Albright Memorial Library
Community Room
Admission is FREE


This presentation will provide participants with specific wardrobe tips that guarantee the best first impression at interviews. Strategies will also be outlined that are sure to boost the impact of your resume on potential employers.

Presenter Dawn Gomez, M.Ed. is a career counselor at Penn State Worthington Scranton. Mrs. Gomez works with people in all stages of career development - from high school students to adults returning to college. From career assessment for choice of major to preparing students for the job search – and beyond – Dawn is committed to helping her clients identify what activities they are interested in, what skills and strengths they possess, and how they translate into potential careers.

Space is Limited
Reservations Required
Sign up at the Circulation Desk
OR
Call 348-3000, extension 3043