Monday, October 29, 2007

Congratulations to one of our own, Amy Buntz from the Lackawanna County Children's Library, for winning the Angela Lookalike contest at this past weekend's The Office Convention in Scranton.

Thanks to Amy Buntz for giving me her permission to post this awesome pic of her and The Office's Angela Kinsey in my blog.

Monday, October 22, 2007

INTRODUCING
PLAYAWAY
READY-TO-GO
AUDIO

The first self-playing digital audio book -- adding the innovative digital format to our existing audio book collection.

Requires user-supplied earphones and one AAA battery.

Playaways are available for a 2-week loan period and eligible for a renewal when possible. Late fees are $.20 per day, maximum $8.00.

For more information on Playaway, visit our website @ www.lclshome.org/albright/playway.php

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
AND
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY


For more information on Veterans Day, click here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

CONTROVERSIAL "DOGS IN DANGER"
WEB SITE CAUSING DEBATE IN THE NEWS


Today's Good Morning America profiled a controversial new website titled Dogs in Danger.

Unlike most animal related websites that posts photos and descriptions of dogs in shelters around the country in need of adoption, Dogs In Danger includes only dogs that are expected to be euthanized and includes a countdown clock that estimates when the animal will be put to death.


Some critics say the site employs a strong-but-extreme motivation to adopt dogs that would otherwise be put to sleep; others believe the site is emotionally coercing people who otherwise are not ready to take responsibility for a pet.


Good or bad? You decide.


www.dogsindanger.com

Monday, October 15, 2007



THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT
WISHES YOU
A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN

To play a "spirited" game of Halloween Hangman, click here.
To tour a Virtual Haunted Mansion, click here.
THE LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH,
IN OBSERVANCE OF
ELECTION DAY 2007

Saturday, October 06, 2007

LIBRARY LINK OF THE MONTH
CITATIONMACHINE.NET

School is back in session and mid-term papers will be due before you know it. Then the questions of "How do I cite a webpage in my bibliography?" or "What if the book I'm citing has three authors?"


Well, your worries are over because Citation Machine is a FREE, web-based resource that will do the citations for you.


Simply pick the style manual you are using for your paper (APA, MLA, Chicago or Turabian), pick the type of source you want to cite (web site, magazine article, book), enter the info it asks you for (authors, pages, publisher) and VOILA--instant perfect citations.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007


LIVE HOMEWORK HELP
NOW AVAILABLE AT
ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
FROM 4 PM TO 9 PM

From the Desk of Marie Crispino, Head of Public Services:

Beginning today any patron with a valid LCLS library card has access to a “free” tutor.

With the help of the Scranton School District, in particular Anne Salerno, the Albright Memorial Library was able to purchase the on-line resource Live Homework Help!

It is designed for students 4-12 grades and also has introductory-level college help.

The areas of study are:

*Math – elementary, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus.
*Science – elementary, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics.
*Social Studies – American history, world history and political science.
*English – spelling, grammar, essay writing and book reports.

Spanish speaking tutors are available for math and science only.

Hours are 4-9 PM 7 days a week, except for major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.

Using Live Homework Help is easy. Patrons have access either from home or from in the library.

Simply enter their library card number, select a grade level and the subject you need help with. You are connected one-to-one with a professional tutor who can provide you with help – not answers. You can instant message, draw on a two-way whiteboard and share useful web pages and files.

I hope you find time to visit tutor.com. There is a wealth information about this resource as well as a demonstration.

For your convenience, Live Homework Help! is available on the library’s public computer desktops. You can also access this service through a link on the library's main web page.

Monday, October 01, 2007


LCLS LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES
PRESENTS
MIKE REISS
(THE SIMPSONS, THE CRITIC)

Thursday, October 25th
7 PM
Scranton Cultural Center

Tickets are FREE with your Lackawanna County Library Card.

Tickets are available at any Lackawanna County Library System Library, the Scranton Cultural Center box office, and the Everhart Museum.

For more information, click here.