Thursday, January 31, 2008

INTERESTED IN LEARNING SPANISH?
FOR FREE?

One of our patrons is interested in starting a FREE six week class for people who would like to learn how to speak Spanish.

If you are interested, please sign up on the pink sheet on the bulletin board in the Reference Department lobby.

FEBRUARY IS

February is Library Lovers' Month, a monthlong celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to ensure that the nation's libraries will continue to serve.

For some greats ideas for you to celebrate Library Lovers' Month, click here.


Monday, January 28, 2008

The library will be closed on Monday, February 18th
in observance of Presidents Day.
STILL NO COMPUTER PRINTING?
WHEN? WHEN? WHEN???!!!?!?!?!?

As you probably know, our computer printing is still down. BUT there is good news on the horizon. It should probably be restored within the next three weeks. We'll keep you posted, so stay tuned for more information...

UPDATE 2-4-08 Computer printing is now available again.

UPDATE 2-8-08 Computer printing is down again.

UPDATE 2-13-08 Computer printing is working again.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008


NEW DATABASE:
PRICE IT! ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
(AND IT'S AVAILABLE FROM HOME, TOO!)

The Reference Department has just acquired a new database that we think you're really going to like.

It’s like “Antique Home Show!” Price It! Antiques & Collectibles — powered by GoAntiques.com — is the most comprehensive antique and collectible pricing tool in the world. This simple-to-use online resource delivers more than 20 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30% of Americans collect, buy and trade.
With a constantly updated and growing database, more than 10 million images and 125 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is accessible from the computers in the library---BUT it's also accessible from your home computer with your Lackawanna County Library Card. To access Price It! from home, click here.

For more information on Price It! Antiques & Collectibles, click here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008



2007 Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are now available in the main lobby at Albright Memorial Library.



If you need a tax form that we do not have, check out the links below:





OUT-OF-STATE TAX FORMS
FTA State Tax Forms Page includes links to tax forms from all 50 states.



SCRANTON CITY TAX FORMS
The website for the
Scranton Single Tax Office website incudes printable 2007 Scranton City Tax Forms.



OTHER TAX LINKS
These and other helpful websites about taxes are also available on the
Online Resources page under the category "Tax Forms & Information."



Don’t forget the deadline to file your taxes this year
is Tuesday, April 15th!


The Reference Department now has the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program forms (PA-1000). You can also print a copy online by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue website.
To obtain a paper FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Up to three applications may be requested, which should arrive in 3 to 7 business days.

Also new for 2008-2009 is a PDF version of the FAFSA that students can submit for processing. Students can access the PDF, complete the form on the computer or by hand, and mail it to the address provided for processing. Students can also access the PDF from www.FSAPubs.org

Thursday, January 17, 2008

LIBRARY LINK OF THE MONTH
NATIONAL POVERTY IN AMERICA
AWARENESS MONTH

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. Its purpose is to promote public awareness of the continuing existence of poverty and social injustice in America. Individuals are encouraged to support efforts to eradicate poverty by increasing their understanding of the causes and practical solutions and by active participation and support for antipoverty programs. Sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human development, the largest private funder of self-help programs for the poor and disenfranchised in the US regardless of religion, race or ethnic origin.


www.povertyusa.org


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008



The library will be closed Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King day.

The Albright Memorial Library is proud to host its own Socrates Cafe, the widely popular philosophy discussion forum. Prof. Phil Jenkins from Marywood University will be the facilitator. Each gathering brings together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates--the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named -- exhorted his students to "follow the argument wherever it leads." All sessions are committed to open, respectful philosophical discussion and debate. All are welcome. No prior learning is required. It will be held in the Albright Memorial Library Director's Office. This is free but please call Laura Hendricks at 348-3000 ext. 3043 to reserve your space.