Saturday, May 31, 2008

SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE PLANNING
WITH JAMES KEELER

Tuesday, June 17th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Click on the yellow flyer above
for more information on this program.
SUMMER 2008
LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Click on the flyer above for more information.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

"AND TANGO MAKES THREE"
TOPS LIST OF MOST CHALLENGED BOOKS
OF 2007

According to the American Library Association (ALA), Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s award-winning "And Tango Makes Three" tops the list of 10 Most Challenged Books in libraries for2007. The children's picture book tells the story of two male penguins caring for an orphaned egg.


According to ALA, other books in last year's top 10 include Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, and Robert Cormier's the Chocolate War.


For the complete top 10 list of the most frequently challenged books in libraries in 2007, click here.


To judge the book for yourself, feel free to place a hold on "And Tango Makes Three" by clicking here.


Exercise your freedom to read whatever you choose!

Coming July 2008


Wednesday, May 07, 2008


AUTHOR CHARLES BRANDT
TO SPEAK AT
ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
THIS SATURDAY

Saturday, May 10th
11 AM
Periodicals Room
Reference Department

Author Charles Brandt (I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and Closing the Case of Jimmy Hoffa) will be speaking this Saturday in the Reference Department.

To reservations, call Laura at 348-3000, ext. 3043.

To place a hold on I Heard You Paint Houses, click here.

To check out Mr. Brandt's official blog, click here.

NEW DATABASE:
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
(HOME AND LIBRARY ACCESS)

The Reference Department has just acquired a new database: Gale Virtual Reference Library. The database is available from desktops of all Reference computers AND it is also accessible remotely from your home computer with your Lackawanna County Library Card (Don't have one?
Click here to sign up).

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database devoted to literature and history. Literature includes full-text (both PDF and HTML)collections of three popular and multi-volume literary sources--Novels for Students, Drama for Students, and Poetry for Students. History includes two full-text ebooks of Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History--Government & Politics; and War.

To access Gale Virtual Reference Library from home,
click here.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

BLU-RAY DVDs
NOW AVAILABLE
AT ALBRIGHT

Albright Memorial Library now has a circulating collection of movies on Blu-Ray. Alvin & The Chipmunks, Juno and over a hundred other titles are now available on the main floor.


Remember that Blu-Ray discs will only play on Blu-Ray players or Playstation 3 game systems.


For more information on this new version of high definition DVDs, click here.



The Osterhout Library blog recently posted an entry with helpful consumer tips regarding the upcoming conversion to digital TV (February 17th, 2009). Click here to read the entry.

Monday, May 05, 2008

LIBRARY LINK OF THE MONTH
SCRANTON GAS PRICES

ScrantonGasPrices.com was originally posted as a Library Link of the Week last year but, with the current state of the economy and astronomical oil prices showing no sign of relief, I thought the site deserved a second look.


ScrantonGasPrices.com includes listings of gas stations with both the highest and the lowest cost of a gallon of gas--both in and around the Scranton area (including Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties). The prices quoted on the site are provided by consumers just like you and me.


www.scrantongasprices.com