Monday, October 20, 2008

Albright Memorial Library Will Be Closed Tuesday, November 11th, In Honor of Veterans Day

"College 101" Admissions & Financial Aid Thursday, November 6th at 6 PM

Albright Memorial Library, in conjunction with Penn State Worthington Scranton, will be presenting College 101 Admissions and Financial Aid on Thursday, November 6th at 6 PM.

This program is geared towards high school students and parents who want to learn about searching for, applying to, and financing college.

To register for this program, call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3043.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Life and Art of Patrick W. Costello, Sunday, November 16th, 2:30 PM - 4 PM

The Life and Art of Patrick W. Costello
Sunday, November 16th
Periodicals Room
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The life and times of Scranton native Patrick W. Costello (1889-1935) will be discussed, and some of his works shown by his great-grandson, Tom Costello.

Patrick W. Costello started work as a breaker boy in Scranton and became a nationally renowned pen and ink artist.

The Albright Memorial Library will be presenting this program jointly with the Lackawanna Historical Society.

This event is NOT handicapped accessible.

Seating is limited. To register, call Laura at (570) 348-3000, extension 3043.

Make A Card, Make A Friend Thursday, November 6th, 6 PM - 8 PM

Make A Card, Make A Friend
Thursday, November 6th
6 PM - 8 PM
Community Room

Master card designer, Tina Thomas, will be hosting a class in card making. She will have material and supplies on hand to make a few holiday projects, like money card holders and gift card holders etc. Come and explore your creative side and stop going to Hallmark!

To see some of her works, go to:

There is a $5.00 charge for the materials.

Call Laura Hendricks @ 348-3000 Extension 3043 for more information on this program.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Price It! Subscription Will Not Be Renewed--Access Expires December 28th

The Reference Department has decided not to renew our subscription to Price It! Library and remote access to Price it! will expire on Sunday, December 28th.

Price It! is a simple-to-use online resource that 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 will be accessible from the computers in the library and from home until Sunday, December 28th. To access Price It! from home,
click here.

Library Will Be Closed Tuesday, November 4th For Election Day

Friday, October 10, 2008


To play a "spirited" game of Halloween Hangman, click here.
To tour a Virtual Haunted Mansion, click here.

Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series Presents Michael Beschloss Thursday, November 13th at 7 PM

Click on the flyer above for more information.

The DocuPen

One of our patrons was using one of these today to scan pages from local history books. It's called a DocuPen--it's the size of a pen and scans pages and documents in 4 seconds, then lets you uploads the images to your PC in less than a minute.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

“Sock It To Us” Sock Drive in Library Lobby Now Through October 31st

The Voluntary Action Center of NEPA is once again holding a “Sock It to Us” sock drive. Now through October 31st, they will be accepting NEW socks…any size, color, style to help out human services agencies throughout Lackawanna County.

The "Sox Box" is located in the mail lobby at Albright Memorial Library.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Library Link of the Month: October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (

Now in its second decade of public and professional education and awareness, October is promoted by 15 major national nonprofit cancer organizations working in partnership to raise awareness of breast cancer and to provide access to screening services.

Library Will Be Closed Monday, October 13th for Columbus Day

Albright Memorial Library will be closed Monday, October 13th in observance of Columbus Day.

For information on the history of Columbus Day, click here.