Saturday, November 29, 2008

Final Socrates Cafe of 2008 Scheduled Thursday, December 18th

Thursday, December 18th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Director's Office
Located on the first floor at Albright Memorial Library

(This program is handicapped accessible.)

Socrates Cafe, the widely popular discussion form facilitated by Marywood University Professor Phil Jenkins, are gatherings that bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. This, the final Socrates Cafe of 2008, will be on Thursday, December 18th in the Director's Office from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.

Socrates Cafe is FREE with your
Lackawanna County Library Card,
but space is limited.

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

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Hangman

After stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, and before you prepare for Black Friday, play a relaxing game of Thanksgiving Hangman. It's fun, it kills time and, besides, where else can you see a skeleton with a noose around his neck saying "Gobble Gobble" when you guess a correct letter...and insulting you when you get one wrong?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friends Book Sale Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th

The Friends of the Scranton Public Library
Winter Book Sale is upon us.
This, the final book sale of the year, will take place:

Thursday, December 11th; 6:00-8:00pm Sneak Peek*
Saturday, December 13th; 9:00-4:00pm
Sunday, December 14th; 2:00-4:00pm

All Book Sales are held in the
Community Room (Lower Level) of the
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA. 18509
(Handcapped Accessible)

*Sneak Peek Sales are for paid members of the
Friends of the Scranton Public Library only.

If you are interested in becoming
a Friend of the Scranton Public Library,
click here for more information.

Monday, November 10, 2008

PA Christmas and Gift Show Bus Trip Saturday, December 6th


The Friends of the Scranton Public Library invites you to shop at the largest holiday show in the country. The Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show on Saturday, December 6, 2008.

Cost:
$30.00 non-members

Meet in front of the Scranton Public LIbrary at 7:30 AM.
Bus leaves for Harrisburg at 8:00 AM.
Departs the Christmas Show for Scranton at 5:00 PM.

The cost of the trip includes Admission to the Christmas and Gift Show, Bus, and driver tip. Deadline for reservations: November 16, 2008. No refunds after November 22, 2008. Checks payable to: Friends of the Scranton Public Library. Send to Friends of the Scranton Public LIbrary 500 Vine Street, Scranton, Pa 18509, ATTN. Tina Thomas.

There are over 500 vendors with thousands of unique gifts priced from $2-$700. See decorated trees, 100' train display, choral and musical groups, dance troupe, Santa Claus, children's workshop and Muppet show. Plus there is a 600-seat cafeteria on the second floor which serves hot platters, cold sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, hot and cold drinks all day long. There are also 8 concession stand on the shopping floor.

For additional information, contact Tina Thomas at 348-3000, extension 3001.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sky High, Irresistable Cakes! Monday, November 24th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Sky High, Irresistible Cakes!
Hosted by Peter Wynne
Monday, November 24th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Room

Renaissance man Peter Wynne can usually be found in an antiques setting, giving opera lectures at Cinemark in Moosic before the Metropolitan Opera performances or on WVIA Radio--but now, this co-author will give an informative talk on how the interaction of ingredients makes a cake. Then sample a creation of his especially made for the Thanksgiving holiday--Sweet Potato Cake with Orange Filling and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Wynne will also sign copies of his book, Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes, which will make excellent holiday gifts.

To attend this program, call Laura Hendricks at (570) 348-3000, ext. 3043.

Socrates Cafe Thursday, November 20th, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Albright Memorial Library Presents
Thursday, November 20th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Director's Office
Located on the first floor at Albright Memorial Library
(This program is handicapped accessible.)

Socrates Cafe, the widely popular discussion form facilitated by Marywood University Professor Phil Jenkins, are gatherings that bring 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 Cafe is FREE with your
Lackawanna County Library Card,
but space is limited.
To register, call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3043.

Library Link of the Month: History of Old Forge, PA Coal Mines


Library Will Close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 26th; Library Also Closed Thanksgiving Day

Albright Memorial Library will close at 5 PM the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26th.

The library will also be closed on Thursday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For a fun game of Thanksgiving Hangman, click here.