Friday, March 30, 2007


ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY PRESENT:

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS:
SEMINARS ON GROWING
YOUR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

How to Start Your Own Business:
Learn How To Get Started On Your Business Plan:
Making Your Dream A Reality!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
2:00 PM
Reference Department of the Scranton Public Library
Presenter: Donna Simpson of the University of Scranton

Business Start-Up and Development Opportunities: Learn How The Northeastern PA Alliance Can Assist You In Growing Your Business Through The Entrepreneurial Network Initiative, Small Loan Opportunities And More!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Reference Department of the Scranton Public Library
Presenter: Karen Ostroskie of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance


Taking Control: A Financial Management Workshop
For Women Business Owners and Women Executives

Thursday, April 26, 2007
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (light refreshments will be served)
Reference Department of the Scranton Public Library
Panelists:
Lynn Evans, CFP (certified financial planner) - Financial Planning
Michelle McCormack, CMC (certified Mortgage consultant) -
Credit Scoring

Thursday, March 15, 2007


For more information, click here.


FRIENDS OF SPL TRIP
SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST

From the desk of Christina Thomas:

Join the Friends of the Scranton Public Library on a trip to Rockwell Museum of Western Art, and Corning Museum of Glass. Saturday April 21, 2007. $35.00 Friends Members $40.00 Non-Members (Price Includes admission fee for both museums, bus and driver tip). Deadline for reservations is April 11, 2007. Send checks payable to:

Attn: Tina Thomas
500 Vine Street
Scranton, Pa 18509

Itinerary:

7:30 AM

10:30-11:30 AM
Guided tour of Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY

11:30 AM
Lunch on you own and shopping in downtown

1:00 PM
Pick up our bus and travel to glass museum

1:30-3:30PM
Guided tour of Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

3:30-4:30PM
Visit, orientation and tour of the nationally famous Glass Works Library (normally closed to the public)

4:30-5:30PM
Shop at Museum store

5:30PM
Bus leaves for Scranton.

Also, don't forget about the upcoming Friends of SPL Book Sale. For more information, click here.

Monday, March 12, 2007


National Library Week
April 15-21, 2007

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries, librarians and library workers and to promote library use and support.


This Year's Events Include:


Sunday, April 15

Open House at Albright Memorial Library
Music, raffles, giveaways, salsa and tostitos.

Albright Memorial Library
2:30 - 4:00 PM

Fish Grow On Trees
Learn how fish and forests go together.

Lackawanna Children’s Library
2:00 - 5:00 PM

Monday, April 16

Library Scouts
Become an expert at using the library.

Lackawanna Children’s Library
4:00 - 4:45 PM

Tuesday, April 17
A Night of Music:
Ron Leas Big Band
Music and dancing at the
Albright Memorial Library
7 PM & 8 PM

Wednesday , April 18
Greg Matkosky
documentary filmmaker/screenwriter
(Stories From The Mines)

Suzanne Staples
Newbery honor novelist
(Under the Persimmon Tree; Shabanu)

Alan Sweeney
local historian/author
(Gateway to The Clouds)

Refreshments will be served.
Reference Room
Albright Memorial Library
7 PM

Thursday, April 19

Poetry Club
Tom Blomain from Channel 61’s Graffiti will visit
Lackawanna County Children’s Library
4:00-6:00 PM

Family Story Hour
Stories, puppet show, crafts
Lackawanna County Children’s Library
6:00-6:45 PM


EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
ANCESTRYLIBRARY AND HERITAGEQUEST




Click on any of the images above for a larger view.

Pamphlets available at Reference Desk.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

LOGGING ON TO
HERITAGEQUEST FROM HOME

Recently, the Reference Department has received a lot of questions petraining to how to log on to the HeritageQuest database from home.

The prompt to enter your library card number to log on to HeritageQuest from home is right here.

For more information about HeritageQuest, click here.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


THIS YEAR'S
BOOKS & BUBBLY
TO HAVE
CINCO DE MAYO THEME
(OLÉ!)

It has been announced that this year's Books & Bubbly celebration will have a Cinco de Mayo theme.

ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
PROUDLY PRESENTS

BOOKS & BUBBLY:
CINCO DE MAYO

Saturday, May 5th, 2007
7 PM - 10 PM

Ticket Cost:
$30.00 per person
(in advance)
Available at the Circulation Desk

$35.00 per person
(day of party)
Available at Door

For more information, contact:
Laura Hendricks
(570) 348-3000, x3043

MARCH IS
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Check out the Women's History Month displays in the lobby of the Reference Department. Also, stop in and take a look at the reference books listed below:

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia.
REF
920.72
WOME

Women's Chronology: A History of Women's Achievements.
REF
305.409
WOMENS

Women's Firsts: Milestones in Women's History.
REF
305.409
WOMANS

Women's Almanac: Addressing Historical and Contemporary Topics Relating to Women Worldwide.
REF
305.4
WOMEN

To learn more about Women's History Month, click here. For free online resources and activities pertaining to Women's History Month, click here.

Monday, March 05, 2007


Are you preparing to take your SATs? Or your Civil Service Tests? Or are you studying to get your GED? Or do you just want to brush up on your math or writing skills?

Learning Express Library is a database that provides online practice for these and many other types of tests and examinations.

Learning Express Library is available to use both at your local Lackawanna County library or from home by going to www.LearningExpressLibrary.com.

Just sign up to use the database with your Lackawanna County Library Card, then create a username and password, just like an email account. Then you're ready to begin - it's that simple.

Don't have a library card? Click here and sign and apply for a card online.


ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
PROUDLY PRESENTS

BOOKS & BUBBLY
SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 2007

7 PM - 10 PM

Tickets will be $30.00 per person in advance and $35.00 per person on the day of the party at the door.


Check Back Soon For More Details...

Thursday, March 01, 2007



SEARCH FOR BUSINESSES,
DOCTORS/HOSPITALS AND
PEOPLE WITH REFERENCEUSA

ReferenceUSA, which allows you to search for millions of businesses throughout the United States, is one of our most popular databases in the Reference Department. Recently, the department has subscribed to two additional components--Residential and Healthcare.

The Residential section of ReferenceUSA is a database of 135 million US households which can be used to conduct market research or simply to locate family and friends.

The Healthcare section of ReferenceUSA is a database that contains 100% phone-verified information on 675,000 doctors and 180,000 dentists.

In addition, we also still have the US Business section of ReferenceUSA, which includes verified and accurate data (updated monthly) on over 14 million business in the United States.

Presently, ReferenceUSA is only available for use on the desktops of the PCs at Albright Memorial Library. If you'd like a quick demonstration, stop by the Reference Desk or simply log on one of the computers in the Reference Department and try out any of the three components of ReferenceUSA.