Friday, July 27, 2007

LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK

PURDON'S:
PENNSYLVANIA CONSOLIDATED STATUTES


NOTE: Starting next month, the Library Link of the Week will become the Library Link of the Month. So The Reference Department proudly presents the final Library Link of the Week.

You know that collection of green books in the lobby of the Reference Department that everyone uses? It had Pennsylvania laws on child support, divorce, workers' compensation, and every other legal issue related to Pennsylvania law? Its official title is the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, commonly referred to as Purdon's...and the complete Purdon's Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are available online in both Text and PDF formats.

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/PUBLIC/cons_index.cfm

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Thursday, July 26, 2007



FREE TROLLEY TOURS OF
HISTORIC SCRANTON
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS
THROUGH LABOR DAY

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TAAAAA-DAAAAA!!!!
FINAL SUNDAE SOCIAL
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH

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

The next Sundae Social, the final one of Summer 2007, will be held Sunday, August 12th from 2:30 - 4 PM in front of Albright Memorial Library.

So stop by and get yourself a FREE ice cream treat, courtesy of Albright Memorial Library.


SCRANTON NATIVE/AUTHOR
LAUREN WEISBERGER
TO SPEAK IN SCRANTON
SEPTEMBER 6TH
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE


Scranton native and bestselling author Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada; Everyone Worth Knowing) with return to the city of her birth in September as a guest speaker of the Lackawanna County Library System 2007 Library Lecture Series.


Weisberger will be speaking on Thursday, September 6th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets are now available, and they are FREE with a Lackawanna County Library Card and will be available from any Lackawanna County Library, the Scranton Cultural Center box office and the Everhart Museum.




Photos of Lauren Weisberger and book jacket courtesy of press page on Miss Weisberger's official web site.

PENN STATE MASTER GARDENERS
PROGRAM SERIES #4
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH
6:30 PM

The Penn State Master Gardeners Series continues with #4.

This FREE program will be held on
Thursday, August 9th at 6:30 PM.
To register for this program, call 348-3000 x3043.

Saturday, July 21, 2007



IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE!
IT'S FINALLY HERE!


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows arrived this morning at Albright Memorial Library. Nearly 40 seven-day copies are now available in the Circulation Department (the seven-day copies cannot be reserved and cannot be renewed). And over 30 additional copies are circulating throughout the Lackawanna County Library System and can be placed on hold. To place a hold, click here.

Photos by Christina Thomas




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UPDATE 7/25/07: Tonight's event for William W. Scranton has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Monday, July 16, 2007

LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK
CITATION MACHINE

CitationMachine.Net is an interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties. To use Citation Machine, simply...


1) Click the citation format you need and then the type of resource you wish to cite;
2) Complete the Web form that appears with information from your source; and
3) Click "Make Citations" to generate standard bibliographic and in-text citations.

Citation formats include MLA, APA, Chicago manual of Style and Turabian (still under construction).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


UPCOMING
GENEALOGY
WORKSHOPS
JUST FOR KIDS

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Monday, July 09, 2007


The Periodicals Room in the Reference Department will be closed Thursday evening, July 12th, for the Penn State Master Gardeners Series #3.

There's still time to sign up for the program. For more information, click here.
LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK
ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY

The Online Etymology Dictionary includes the etymologies of hundreds of thousands of words in the English language.

Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. They also show the first recorded use of the word in written format.

Friday, July 06, 2007

CHECK OUT THE NEW DISPLAY
IN THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT
TO PROMOTE SUMMER READING

Sign by Michele


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

LIBRARY LINK OF THE WEEK
XE UNIVERSAL CURRENCY CONVERTER

Are you going on vacation abroad and not sure how many EUROs you can get for 10 American dollars? Do you buy from an international version of Amazon.com and need to find out what you're really paying?

Look no further. XE.com is a site that includes a universal currency converter which allows you to convert different types of money from around the world with a simple click of the mouse. Currency values are constantly up-to-date, too.

Monday, July 02, 2007



BIRTHDAY BASH FOR
THOSE TURNING 12 THIS YEAR!

Were you born in 1995?
If yes, then you’re invited to a

Birthday Bash at the Albright Memorial Library!

We are welcoming you to the Albright Memorial Library

with our 2nd Annual Birthday Bash
for kids like you who have turned twelve
OR are turning twelve in 2007!

You and a guest are invited to join us

for this special celebration with
fun, music, cake and prizes!
This is your chance to have a great time
while getting to know the Albright Memorial Library
and what it can mean to you as a new young adult!

When:

Friday, August 3rd
from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Where:

The Albright Memorial Library
Reference Department
500 Vine St., 2nd Floor

Please let us know if you plan to join us

for fun, food, music and giveaways!
You can call Anna or Helen at
348-3000, ext. 3016
or email us at ya@albright.org!
SUMMER 2009 Events
Click on the name of any event for more information.


Thursday, July 30th
Socrates Cafe
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Director's Office

Wednesday, August 5th
6 PM
Community Room

Wednesday, August 12th
6 PM
Community Room

Sunday, August 16th
Ice Cream Social
2 PM - 4 PM
Porch of Albright Memorial Library

Wednesday, August 26th
6 PM
Community Room

Thursday, August 27th
6:30 PM
Community Room
CALLING ALL KIDS!
RIDE THE HERITAGE TRAIN
FOR A DAY OF FUN


All aboard! Ride the rails for an old-fashioned, fun-filled day for the whole family. On Saturday, August 18, the Heritage Explorer Train will leave Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton at 10:00 a.m. and travel up through the Mid-Valley to Carbondale for the annual Pioneer Days.

There will entertainment on the train including music, story-telling and juggling, characters from Northeastern Pennsylvania’s rich history, and a free activity guide. In Carbondale, there will be a scavenger hunt, a parade, entertainment, and plenty of food. The train departs at 2:30 p.m. to return to Scranton, and will arrive back at Steamtown at approximately 4:30 p.m.

This program is free for children 12 and under. Adult tickets are $5.00, and tickets for seniors 65 and over are $4.00. Tickets are available at all Lackawanna County Libraries from July 15 to August 15. Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. The train is handicapped accessible. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

People wanting to ride the train one way from Scranton to Carbondale can park their cars in Carbondale and take the bus to Scranton. The bus will depart from the Carbondale Train Station promptly at 8:30 a.m., and will arrive at Steamtown National Historic Site in time for passengers to board the Heritage Explorer Train.

The event is sponsored by the
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, the Lackawanna Historical Society, Steamtown National Historic Site, the City of Carbondale, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, and the Lackawanna County Library System.

For more information, please visit
http://www.lclshome.org/ or contact the Lackawanna County Library System at (570) 348-3003.