Wednesday, May 31, 2006

DON'T MISS
DAMIAN THE MAGICIAN'S
RETURN TO ALBRIGHT

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH
6 PM - 8 PM
REFERENCE DEPARTMENT


RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
CALL 348-3000, EXT. 3016

For more information, click here.

Photo by Tina Thomas

NEW BOOK:
ALLIES OF THE EARTH:
RAILROADS AND THE SOUL OF PRESERVATION

Recently added to the Reference Collection is Alfred Runte's Allies of the Earth: Railroads and the Soul of Preservation.


Allies of the Earth is currently on the display on the New Books Shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
385.0973
RUNTE

Thursday, May 25, 2006


NEW BOOK:
ELECTIONS IN
PENNSYLVANIA

Just added to the reference collection is Jack M. Treadway's Elections in Pennsylvania: A Century of Partisian Conflict in the Keystone State.

From Dust Jacket:

The most comprehensive state election study ever undertaken, Elections in Pennsylvania provides data and analysis for more than 13,000 general elections and more than 6,000 primary elections held in the state between 1900 and 1998, with a postscript examining in less detail the elections of 2002 and 2002. Included are all elections for president, governor, U.S. senators and representitives, statewide officers, and members of the General Assembly.

The extensive period of time covered allows the author to provide an important historical perspective on electoral trends, distinguishing what are genuinely new developments in electoral dynamics and voting behavior in recent decades from what are continuations of patterns earlier in the century.

Elections in Pennsylvania is current on display on the New Books Shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
324.9748
TREADWA

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


UPCOMING EVENTS RECAP

Click on the name of any event
for more information.

Saturday, June 10th, 9AM-4PM
Sunday, June 11th, 2PM-4PM
Basement, Children's Library
Saturday, June 10th
8Am-12 NOON
Steps of Children's Library

Sunday, June 11th
2:30-4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 14th
6PM-8PM
Reference Department

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
THE USA PATRIOT ACT

Since its enactment on October 26, 2001 and its recent extension on March 9, 2006, the USA Patriot Act has been a subject of question and concern in relation to privacy issues. Sections 215 & 505 of the Patriot Act specifically applies to libraries and their patrons.

The Colorado Assocation of Libraries has recently published a brochure titled What You Should Know About The USA Patriot Act, aimed at library users to address such questions and concerns. Copies of the brochure are available at the Reference Desk. You can also read a PDF of the brochure online by clicking here.

The full-text of the USA Patriot Act is available online by clicking here.

Monday, May 22, 2006

UPCOMING
SUMMER BOOK SALE
& YARD SALE

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


Thursday, June 8th; 6:00-8:00pm Sneak Peek*
Saturday, June 10th; 9:00-4:00pm
Sunday, June 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.


PLUS


Albright Memorial Library
will be hosting a yard sale
on Satruday, June 10th from
8 AM-12 NOON on the steps
of the Children's Library.
Rain or Shine.
Proceeds benefit Albright Memorial Library


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Albright Memorial Library
will be closed
Saturday, May 27th,
Sunday, May 28th &
Monday, May 29th
in observance of

Weekend

For more information on Memorial Day,

For some fun holiday activities,

Monday, May 15, 2006

GET A DISCOUNT WITH YOUR
LACKAWANNA COUNTY LIBRARY CARD!

Doc Watson
Sunday, May 21, at 8 p.m.
Scranton Cultural Center

A national musical treasure, Doc Watson blends traditional Appalachian music with blues, country, gospel, and bluegrass. He will be performing with fellow bluegrass star David Holt, as well as Richard Watson, in the "Hills of Home" tour.

This performance is supported by the Lackawanna County Office of Education and Culture.

For more information, contact the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office at 570-344-1111 or go to www.scrantonculturalcenter.org.




Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


DAMIAN THE MAGICIAN'S
"KID TRIX"
RETURNS TO REFERENCE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th
FROM 6PM-8PM

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
(570) 348-3000, EXT. 3016

By popular demand, Damian the Magician's "Kid Trix" will be returning to the Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 14th from 6PM-8PM to kick off the Summer Reading Program. Admission is free. The Periodicals Room will be closing at 5 PM that night for the festivities.

With over 25 years of performing experience, Damian the Magician is recognized as one of the Most Original Magical Entertainers working today. His interactive performances explode with originality, humor and style that misdirects his audience to the point where distinctions between reality and illusion are impossible. Featuring audience participation, as well as side-splitting comedy gags, Damian's "Kid Trix" lets you witness incredible feats of magic performed right under your very nose.

Join us on June 14th in the Reference Department for a night of magic with Damian the Magician.

Damian's website is current under reconstruction, but you'll be be able to access it again very soon at:

www.threshold-spirit-theatre.com

Photo by Tina Thomas

NEW BOOK:
MERCK MANUAL
EIGHTEENTH EDITION
(PLUS FULL-TEXT WEB ACCESS
TO THE 17TH EDITION)

The Reference Department has just acquired the latest update of the popular medical handbook The Merck Manual.

This edition, the eighteenth, is advertised as including "a wealth of new content and greater ease of use." Updates include:

  • Disease summaries to quickly understand each condition
  • Two-color illustrations - including 69 illustrations new to this edition - to give a clear picture of diseases
  • Page-specific cross-references to instantly jump to related topics

The Eighteenth Edition of The Merck Manual is currently on display on the New Books shelf. The call number is:

REF
616.075
MERCK

According to the Merck website, full-text web access to the new 18th edition of the Merck manual will be available on the web in August 2006. In the meantime, the previous edition (the 17th) is available full-text (and seachable by keyword) online by clicking here.


Monday, May 01, 2006


NEW BOOK:
WOMEN AND DEPRESSION

Recently added to the Reference Collection is Women and Depression: A Handbook for the Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Sciences, edited by Corey L. M. Keyes and Sherryl H. Goodman.

This handbook proposes a more integrative approach to women's depression, in particular, and mental health, for all more generally. Until recently, women's health issues have centered on the topic of reproductive health, because research focused almost exclusively on biological and anatomical differences distinguishing men and women. However, since it has been established that symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of depression are more prevalent in women, this work now focuses on updating the biological, psychological, and sociopolitical explanations for the gender gap to better address efforts at treatment and prevention.

Women and Depression is currently on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:
REF
616.8527
WOMEN


NEW BOOK:
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO
CHRISTIAN DEMONIATIONS


Just added to the reference collection is The Complete Guide to Christian Demoninations: Understanding the History, Beliefs and Differences by Ron Rhodes. Author Rhodes is the President of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries.


From the back of the book:


Do you ever wonder...

What's the difference between one denomination and another?
Why do several denominations call themselves Baptist or Presbyterian or Lutheran?
Where do those names come from anyway?

Now you can find the answers to your questions in this concise but comprehensive guide. You'll learn fascinating facts about the people, circumstances, and teachings behind most of the churches in America. In addition to membership statistics, you'll find:
  • a brief explanation of how the denomination began
  • a short summary of its teaching on God, the Bible, the church, and other important topics
  • a quick overview of some of its distinctive characteristics

The Complete Guide to Christian Demoninations is currently on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
280.4
RHODES