Saturday, June 30, 2007


IT'S HARRY POTTER'S BIRTHDAY
SUNDAY, JULY 29TH...
AND YOU'RE INVITED!
IMAGINE THAT!


July is gearing up to be the month of Harry Potter!

First, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix hits movie theatres July 11th.

Then Book 7 (the final book of the series), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released July 21st.

And perhaps the best of all, The Lackawanna County Library System will be celebraring Harry Potter's Birthday Party with a bash that will be pure magic. It will be held Sunday, June 29th from 2 to 4 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. Activities will include games, crafts, magic, raffles, refreshments--PLUS a special branch of Gringott's Bank & the Candy Shop.

Admission is free for Lackawanna County Library System card holders. Tickets are available at any Lackawanna County Library System library, the Scranton Cultural Center box office or the Everhart Museum.

SUPER SUNDAES!
SUNDAY, JULY 15TH!
WOOF WOOF!

Albright Memorial Library is hosting its 3rd series of Annual Sundae Socials this summer.

The next Sundae Social will be held Sunday, July 15th, 2007 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM.

So if you're a hot dog, come join us on the steps of the Albright Memorial Library for an ice cream treat!



PENN STATE MASTER GARDENERS
PROGRAM SERIES #3

THURSDAY, JULY 12TH
6:30 PM
PERIODICALS ROOM, REFERENCE DEPARTMENT

The Penn State Master Gardeners Series continues with #3, Growing Herbs in Pots, Top 10 Perennial Plants, Controlling Pests in the Garden, and Basic Vegetable Garden Care.

This FREE program will be held on Thursday, July 12th at 6:30 PM in the Periodicals Room in the Reference Department, To register for this program, call 348-3000 x3043.

Hi all,

I am honored to invite everyone to an art exhibit at the Windsor Art Studio in Scranton. The opening reception is Friday, July 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm. I just want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support of the art program at the Children’s Library; I am proud to share my own work with you. The work will be on display through the month of July. The Windsor Art Studio is located at 408 Spruce St., Scranton, PA 18503, (570) 342-7415.

Thank you all and I hope to see you there,
Liz Kluesner
Lackawanna County Children’s Library

Thursday, June 28, 2007


NOW THREE (COUNT 'EM, THREE)
WAYS TO GET AUDIO BOOKS
AND OTHER MEDIA
@YOUR LIBRARY


Two new digital downloading services are now available to Lackawanna County Library System cardholders through the library web site(s). These two new downloadable audio book services, netLibrary AudioBooks (downloadable audiobooks published by Recorded Books) and myLibraryDV (downloadable videos to watch on your PC), will supplement our exisiting Overdrive audiobooks service.

To access these services and Overdrive from any Lackawanna County Library System library website, click on the “Download Audio and Video” icon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

SCENES FROM THE
SUNDAY SOCIAL
SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2007






Photos by Pamela Murphy
LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK
HISTORICAL DATA

Recently added to the Online Resources section of the library website is a genealogy site created and maintained by one of our patrons.

Historical-Data.com, a fairly new website, is a site with genealogy information relating to Scranton and Lackawanna County such as cemetery data (including photos of headstones) and a directory of links to other genalogy websites. Though in its infancy, Historical Data is a site that promises to evolve and grow bigger and better as time goes on.

www.Historical-Data.com


Thursday, June 21, 2007

ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
WEDNESDAY

IN OBSERVANCE OF
INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Reference Department wishes you
a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


"OPEN RECORDS: A CITIZENS' GUIDE"
PAMPHLET AVAILABLE FREE
IN THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT


The Reference Department is offering free copies of the pamphlet "Open Records: A Citizens' Guide." Subtitled "How To Get Public Information from State and Local Agencies in Pennsylvania," the pamphlet is published by the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition in Harrisburg, PA.

Information included in the document is information on what is and isn't considered a public record, how to request a record, and a sample letter of request.

Unfortunately, the document is not yet available online. BUT feel free to stop by the Reference Department and pick up your free copy of "Open Records: A Citizens' Guide" today.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

TWO UPCOMING EVENTS FOR
YOUNG ADULTS


Click on either image for more details.


Monday, June 18, 2007

LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK
MetaCritic

MetaCritic.com is a website that takes professional reviews and user comments for movies, music, books, TV and games and puts them in a one-stop-for-convenience website.


Based on reviews from newspapers, websites, etc., each film, CD, game, etc. is given an average rating based in a scale from 1 (garbage) to 100 (gold). Users of the site can also score their favorites on a scale from 1-10 and add their own praise or criticism.

www.metacritic.com

Thursday, June 14, 2007

HARRY POTTER EVENT RESCHEDULED
FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD

Click the image above for more information.

Monday, June 11, 2007

LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK
HISTORICAL STOCK QUOTES

This Historical Quotes tool allows you to look up a security's exact closing price. Simply type in the symbol and a historical date to view a quote and mini chart for that security.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

NEW BOOK AND COMPANION WEBSITE:
WOMEN IN CONGRESS:
1917-2006

Recently added to the reference collection is a book/government document title Women In Congress: 1917-2006. The book was prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives and published just this year.

The book features informative chapters on women who have served in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Later chapters are devoted to current women members in Congress.

Women in Congress is currently shelved behing the reference desk. Please ask at the desk if you would like to take a look at it.

In addition, a companion website also titled Women in Congress is available on the internet. The site includes the full-text of the entire book.

Plus, check out the Member Profiles tab, where the faces of all women who served in either the US House of Representatives or the US Senate come flying out to say, "Hello!"


Monday, June 04, 2007





THE STAINED-GLASS
WINDOWS TOUR



Above are printable images of the "Albright Memorial Library Stained-Glass Windows Tour" brochure. Click on each image to enlarge, or stop by the Reference Desk for a free copy.
LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK
BOX OFFICE GURU

The summer movie season is well underway, expected to be one of the highest grossing ever at the box office. To keep yourself informed of which films are breaking box office records and which ones are major flops, you may want to check out BoxOfficeGuru.com.

Started in 1997, Box Office Guru features box office predictions (every Thursday) AND final results (every Sunday night) of the weekend box office. The site also features a 10-year archive of films and how they scored at the box office. Other features include current international box office grosses and a list of the top 50 all-time blockbusters.

www.boxofficeguru.com