Saturday, October 28, 2006


MARGIE PALATINI IS FINAL SPEAKER
IN LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES

Sunday, November 5th
2 PM
Scranton Cultural Center

Reknowned children's book author Margie Palatini (Moosetache, Piggy Pie!) is the next (and final) speaker in this year's Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series. She will speak to children and their families on Sunday, November 5, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Admission is free with a Lackawanna County Library Card. Ms. Palatini is known for "silly puns, inventive wordplay, and wonderfully creative illustrations." (School Library Journal)

Tickets are available at the Children's Library, and the Scranton Cultural Center box office.

www.margiepalatini.com



ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED ON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

For more information on Veterans Day,
click here.


ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED ON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH
FOR ELECTION DAY

For information on candidates and voting, click here.


NEW BOOK:
ANTHRACITE!
AN ANTHOLOGY OF PENNSYLVANIA
COAL REGION PLAYS

Currently on the New Books Shelf in the Reference Department.

LOCAL HISTORY
812.5408
ANTHRAC

FREE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO BOOKS
ARE COMING TO THE LIBRARY

From the Desk of Library Administrator Mary Garm:

Beginning next month, library card holders will have the ability to download audio books to their computers at home, at work, or at school. In many cases, they will then be able to burn the books to CD or transfer the files to an MP3 portable device to listen to them. We are planning a "soft launch" of this service on November 1 at 9 a.m. Selected patrons will be invited to test drive the new service and give us feedback on how it works; The full service will go live in mid-November.

We're very excited to be in the forefront of public libraries offering this service.

Please note that this service is not available on public computers in the library.

Happy Listening!

Mary Garm
Administrator
Lackawanna County Library System
www.lackawannacountylibrarysystem.org

Friday, October 20, 2006

See yourself on TV 61...

Come to the Sweet 61 Fundraiser!

Enjoy a variety of desserts, coffee, cash bar, dancers, music by the Jazz Assassins & Okay Paddy & Charles Havira, comedy with Chris Barnes' Comedy Dojo, and much more!

Friday, November 10th
5:30 - 9 PM
Scranton Cultural Center

Donations: $10
For more information, call 207-0765 or

Get a copy of this week's Electric City to read all about Channel 61 in the article Grab the Remote Control, or read the article online by clicking here.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

YOUNG ADULTS &
SCRANTON READS 2006

JOURNALING WORKSHOP
Listen to journal entries from colonial young adults and write your own entries with real quill pens!
Where? Community Room, basement of Children’s Library
When? Thursday, October 19th, 6pm-8pm

EVERYDAY LIFE IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Witness colonial activities such as carding wool, colonial dress and have some colonial snacks!
Where? Albright Memorial Library
When? Sunday, October 22nd, 2:30pm-4pm

BOOK DISCUSSION
The book being discussed is Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes. Get your copy at the library today! Refreshments will be served.
Where? Community Room, basement of Children’s Library
When? Thursday, October 26th, 6pm-7pm

Stop by the Reader’s Service Desk or call 348-3000, ext.3016 to register for these exciting events which have been inspired by David McCullough’s book, 1776.

www.scrantonreads.org


Thursday, October 12, 2006


THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT WISHES YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN

To play a "spirited" game of Halloween Hangman, click here.

To tour a Virtual Haunted Mansion, click here.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

ANTIQUES APPRAISAL FAIR

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH
10 AM - 2 PM
ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY*

You are cordially invited to bring your treasures to an Antiques Appraisal Fair.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Lackawanna County Chapter, holds this event at the Albright Memorial Library on the corner of Washington Avenue and Vine Street on Saturday, October 14th from 10 AM to 2 PM. This event benefits the Lackawanna County Library System.

Appraisal Fees:
1 Item for $8.00
2 Items for $10.00
3 Items for $12.00

Appraisal courtesy of
113 Lackawanna Avenue
Olyphant, PA 18447
John & Rebecca Savo, Proprietors

*For this event, you may use the Vine Street Parking Lot of Lackawanna College.