Tuesday, August 29, 2006


"1776" SELECTED FOR
SCRANTON READS


David McCullough's award-winning 1776 has been selected as the book for this October's Scranton Reads program.

The announcement was made in the Namedropper section of the Scranton Times/Tribune (page A-2) on Friday, August 25th. The article, titled, "Scranton Going Back to '1776' During 2006," is available online.

For information about David McCullough's upcoming lecture in Scranton on September 21st, click here.

http://www.scrantonreads.org

Monday, August 28, 2006

MARY GARM, ADMINISTRATOR OF LCLS,
IS ELECTED VICE-PRESIDENT
OF PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The Reference Department would like to congratulate Mary Garm, the Administrator for the Lackawanna County Library System, for her being elected Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Library Association. She will assume the role of President in 2008.

Congrats again, Mary!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006



ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

To learn more about Labor Day, click here.

Monday, August 21, 2006

FINAL SUNDAY SOCIAL
OF THE YEAR
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2006






Photos by Tina Thomas



DAVID MCCULLOUGH,
AUTHOR OF 1776,
TO BE NEXT SPEAKER IN LECTURE SERIES

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
7 PM
SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

David McCullough, the historian and author whose biographies of John Adams and Harry Truman were best sellers, will be the next guest speaker in the Lackawanna County Library System lecture series. His lecture is free to anyone who holds a Lackawanna County Library System library card.

McCullough’s most recent book, 1776, about the pivotal year in the American Revolution, has been on bestseller lists since it was published in 2005. The title of his lecture is “Leadership and the History You Don’t Know.”

In addition to two
Pulitzer Prizes, he received the National Book Award for two of his books and has twice been awarded the Francis Parkman Prize by the Society of American Historians. He has also been presented the Charles Frankel Prize by the National Endowment for the Humanities and numerous other awards for his writing and scholarship.

The lecture series is supported by the Lackawanna County Office of Education and Culture and is part of the art, literature and performance collaboration of the Lackawanna County Library System, the Scranton Cultural Center and the Everhart Museum.

Tickets will be required for admission to the event. They can be obtained by showing a valid library card at any Lackawanna County Library System library, the Scranton Cultural Center box office or the Everhart Museum.

UPDATES: Did you know that David McCullough has a local connection? Click here to read more.

9-18 Click here to read the Historically Speaking, detailing McCullough's upcoming lecture, from Sunday's Times-Tribune.

www.DavidMcCullough.com

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2006 LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES

Margie Palatini
Children’s Book Author
(Piggie Pie! & Moosestache)
Sunday, November 5, 2006

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UPCOMING
FALL BOOK SALE

Fall Book Sale is upon us.
This, the third book sale of the year, will take place:

Thursday, September 7th; 6:00-8:00pm Sneak Peek*
Saturday, September 9th; 9:00-4:00pm
Sunday, September 10; 2:00-4:00pm

All Book Sales are held in the
Community Room (Lower Level) of the
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA. 18509

*Sneak Peek Sales are for
paid members of the

If you are interested in becoming a
Friend of the Scranton Public Library,
click here for more information.
ATTENTION:
ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL
LIBRARY PATRONS


On Friday, August 25th, Vine Street between North Washington Avenue and Adams Avenue will be closed to all traffic. Lackawanna College has offered the use of their parking lot for library patrons. You must enter and exit from the North Washington Avenue side.

Yes, the library will be open its normal hours from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Thank you!

Monday, August 07, 2006

PICS FROM HARRY POTTER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
SUNDAY, JULY 30TH, 2006
SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER








Photos by Pamela Murphy

Thursday, August 03, 2006


SCRANTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
TO BE HELD
THIS WEEKEND

Hanlon's Grove
Nay Aug Park

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 4, 5 & 6

Rain or Shine!

For a complete schedule of events, click here.
NEW BOOK:
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE
DOCUMENTARY FILM

Just added to the Reference Collection is the 3-Volume Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, edited by Ian Aitken.

For a full description of the book, click here.

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film is currently on display on the New Books shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is:

REF
070.18
ENCYCLO

Tuesday, August 01, 2006