Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cabin Fever, the "Book Club for Grownups," Begins February 2009

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Heating Assistance / LIHEAP Application Available Online

The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is an organization that helps low income people pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants and crisis grants.

A downloadable PDF application for heating assistance is available online by clicking here.

For more information, please contact the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency at (570) 963-6836.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Library Closes at 5 PM New Year's Eve; Library Closed New Year's Day


Albright Memorial Library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 31st, 2009.

The library will be closed Thursday, January 1st, 2009.

The Reference Staff wishes you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2009!

Albright Memorial Library's Miniature Snowman Competition Thursday, January 8th @6 PM

Miniature Snowman Competition
Thursday, January 8th
6 PM
Albright Memorial Library

Click on the image above for complete rules and entry form.

This event will be proceeded by
Bob Eckstein's presentation on
"The History of The Snowman".
Click here for more details.

1st Socrates Cafe of 2009 Scheduled for Thursday, January 29th

Socrates Cafe
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Community Room

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2009 First Night Scranton Buttons Available At Circulation Desk

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
6 PM - Midnight

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of First Night Scranton! Ring in 2008 at the largest celebration of arts in NEPA, with more than 100 performers at 18+ venues Downtown and fireworks to ring in the New Year at midnight.

Buttons for First Night Scranton 2009 are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk on the main floor at Albright Memorial Library. Cost is $8.00 before December 25th and $10.00 after December 25th.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Library Hours for Friday, December 19th (UPDATED 12/18)


UPDATED 12-18-08 Weather permitting, the library will be open its usual Friday hours, from 9-5:30.

Please call 348-3000 Friday before you come to the library to make sure we're open and check WNEP's Weather page.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bob Eckstein, Hawley Native and Author of "History of the Snowman," At Albright Memorial Library Thursday, January 8th, 6-8 PM

Albright Memorial Library
Proudly Presents

Bob Eckstein
Author of
"History of the Snowman"

Thursday, January 8th, 2009
6 PM - 8 PM
Periodicals Room
Reference Department

(Note: This event is NOT handicapped accessible)

Albright Memorial Library proudly welcomes Hawley native Bob Eckstein, author of the hysterically funny and entertainingly informative bestseller "History of the Snowman." He will be conducting a 30 minute multimedia presentation on the history of snowmen, as well as decorating the library display cases with snowmen.

Special Guest
WNEP's Mike Stevens will also be on hand to co-judge a snowman competition.

This program is FREE with your
Lackawanna County Library Card, but space is limited. To register, please call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3043.

Click here to check out some pictures from the Eckstein's snowman collection, a portion of which is currently on display at Albright Memorial Library.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Albright Memorial Library Will Be Closed December 24th & 25th

Albright Memorial Library will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday December 25th.

The staff from the Reference Department wishes you the warmest and happiest of holiday seasons!

For a festive game of Christmas Hangman, click here.

Library Link of the Month: The Christmas Spot

Here's a really fun link that I found to get you into the holiday spirit.

A site called The Christmas Spot offers 101 FREE videos of holiday movies, specials and videos that can be watched right on your PC.

From classic flicks (It's A Wonderful Life) to holiday specials (A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer) to holiday episodes of your favorite TV shows (The Office, Seinfeld, The Simpsons) to Christmas music videos (Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas?; Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You) to commercials (remember the commercial that had Ronald McDonald ice-skating?)--even some holiday stinkers (such as the infamous and rarely seen Star Wars Holiday Special and the cult classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians) are here for your viewing pleasure.

There's less than a month left until Christmas, so get into that holiday spirit by watching some online Christmas cheer at The Christmas Spot!

AND if you want EVEN MORE Christmas videos, shows, commercials and specials, check out http://www.xmasdvd.com/!