Friday, February 20, 2009

Socrates Cafe Scheduled For Thursday, March 26th

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We Now Have The Kiplinger Tax Letter

In addition to The Kiplinger Letter, The Reference Department now has a subscription to The Kiplinger Tax Letter.

Launched in 1925, The Kiplinger Tax Letter is the most widely read tax advisory newsletter, with readers at law and accounting firms, corporate CFO and general counsel offices, and the homes of high-net-worth individuals. In four pages each issue, covering both business and personal taxation, the Letter tries to advise its readers on coming changes in tax law and regulations, recent rulings and interpretations by the IRS, Tax Court and states, and strategies for minimizing taxes.

The Kiplinger Tax Letter is available for viewing in the Reference Department.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Book Discussion of Lisa Scottoline's Lady Killer Tuesday, March 10th

Book Discussion of
Lisa Scottoline's "Lady Killer"
Tuesday, March 10th
Community Room
7 PM - 8 PM

As part of "On the Same Page in Lackawanna County," Albright Memorial Library will be hosting a book discussion on Tuesday, March 10th, in the Community Room, of Lady Killer by acclaimed author Lisa Scottoline, who will be speaking in Scranton on Thursday, April 16th. If you'd like to attend, please stop by the Readers Service Desk on the Main Floor to sign up.

FREE copies of Lady Killer are available for those who sign up to attend; just remember to sign up early so you have enough time to read the book before attending the discussion.

For more information, please call Laura Hendricks at (570) 348-3000, extension 3043.

Spring Book Sale Information

Spring Book Sale is upon us.
This, the first book sale of 2009, will take place:

Thursday, March 19th; 6:00 PM -8:00 PM Sneak Peek*
Saturday, March 21st; 9:00 AM -4:00 PM
Sunday, March 22nd; 2:00 AM -4:00 PM

All Book Sales are held in the
Community Room (Lower Level) of the

Lackawanna Children's Library
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA. 18509

(Handcapped Accessible)

*Sneak Peek Sales are for paid members of the

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

An Evening With Dancer Diana Shahein To Be Presented Monday, March 2nd at 7 PM

An Evening With
Dancer Diana Shahein
Monday, March 2, 2009
7 PM
Community Room

To celebrate this, on Monday, March 2nd, dancer Diana Shahein (Artistic Director of the Beledi Dance Theatre) will be giving a talk about her life in Egypt and will also demonstrate traditional Middle Eastern Dance, including belly dancing. Participation is encouraged, and hip scarves will be provided.

To reserve your spot, please contact Laura Hendricks at (570) 348-3000, extension 3043.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Library Closed on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 16th


For more information on the lives of the US Presidents, click here.

New Book: "The History of the Public Schools of Scranton, PA"

Nicholas E. Petula and Thomas W. Morgan, Sr. have put together an excellent book detailing the histories of over 60 public schools in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The book also features copies of historic photographs, newspaper articles, and a brief history of Scranton high school sports.

The Local History copy of the book is currently on display on the New Materials shelf in the Reference Department. The call number is LOCAL HISTORY371.01 PETULA.

In addition, the library also has a circulating copy of the book that can be borrowed from the library. To place a hold, click here.

New Book: "The Irish are Coming: From Slingo to Scranton: 1850-1900" by Jim Dolan

The Reference Department recently acquired a copy of this book for our Local History collection. It's a great resource for people interested in the irish heritage in Scranton.

The book is currently on display on the New Materials shelf in the reference Department. The call number is LOCAL HISTORY 973.0491 DOLAN.

For more information on the book, or to purchase your own copy, check out the website below.

Library Link of the Month: Ripoff Report

In these tough economic times, the last thing you want to be is a victim of a phone, mail, email or internet scam.

Rip-Off Report is a worldwide consumer reporting Web site and publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies or individuals.

February is Library Lovers' Month

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.