Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Socrates Cafe Scheduled for Thursday, April 30th

Thursday, April 30th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Room
(Located in the basement of the
Lackawanna County Children's Library)

NOTE: This event is handicapped accessible.

These gathering will 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.

For reservations, please call (570) 348-3000, ext. 3001.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Library Closed Sunday, April 12th for Easter Holiday

The Albright Libraryand
The Children's Library
will be open on
Friday, April 10th
and Saturday, April 11th

Both Libraries
will be closed
Sunday, April 12th
In Observance of Easter

Other member libraries of the
Lackawanna County Library System
may observe a different schedule.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Excellent Article in The New York Times: "Getting Up in Years, and Getting the Job" by Eilene Zimmerman

On Sunday, March 1, 2009, The New York Times published an excellent article by Eilene Zimmerman titled "Getting Up in Years, and Getting the Job" that discusses workers over the age of 55 re-entering the job market.

To read the article, click here.

NEPA Job Fair Tuesday, April 21st at Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre

Job Fair 2009
Tuesday, April 21
10 AM to 6 PM
Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
225 Highland Park Blvd.
in Wilkes-Barre Township
Job Seekers Get In FREE!


FREE Resume Writing and Online Job Search Classes Added at Albright Memorial Library

This recession is brutal, and Pennsylvania is being hit especially hard with job loss.

Albright Memorial Library wants to help you. In addition to classes in basic Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel, the Computer Learning Lab is broadening its courses to include classes in Resume Writing, Online Job Searching, and Email.

Copies of the computer class schedule for April, May and June will be available in the next few weeks in the Reference Department and at the Circulation and Readers Service desks.

Pre-registration with a valid Library Card is required for all classes.
Don't have a Library Card? Sign up for one online by clicking here.

Call Rick Maloney, Computer Lab Coordinator, at (570) 348-3000, extension 3038 or email rmaloney@albright.org

Clcik on the image above for more information.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

"Surviving A Layoff" Tuesday, March 31st at Boscov's Auditorium

"Surviving A Layoff:
Lackawanna County Response for
Dislocated Workers"
Tuesday, March 31st
10 AM - 2 PM
Boscov's Auditorium
Mall at Steamtown

Spanish interpreter available on site.

Brochures available in the
Reference Department Lobby.

Monday, March 09, 2009

New Book: The Woody Plant Seed Manual

The Reference Department recently acquired The Woody Plant Seed Manual, a book-length government document published by the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

This manual brings together information on all phases of seed handling and presents the results of more than 20 years of studies. Forest Service field personnel at several experiment stations and regional offices furnished a backlog of source material for treatments of individual genera.

The manual consists of two main parts. Part 1 formulates general principles on the various phases of seed handling from formation of the seed to sowing. Part 2, which forms the larger part of the manual, provides relatively detailed but concise information for 444 species and varieties of trees and shrubs; this includes data on distribution and use, discussions of seeding habits, methods of seed collection, extraction and storage, seed germination, and nursery and field practice.

The Woody Plant Seed Manual is presently on display on the New Materials Shelf in the Reference Department. The book is also available FREE online by clicking here.

New Job Search Website: Indeed.com

"Simply a one-stop shop for job seekers."
Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2005

Indeed.com is a search engine for jobs - with a radically different approach to job search. In one simple search, Indeed gives job seekers free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages - and we continue to add new sites every day.

With the familiar look and feel of general search engines, Indeed makes it easy for you to drill down by keyword and location to jobs that fit your requirements precisely. You may save your searches and have jobs delivered to you by email alert, MyYahoo, or other RSS feed readers. If you have a MyYahoo account, for example, your saved Indeed job search may be added at the click of a button.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Diana Shahein Returns in "A Touch of the Middle East" Monday, April 20th

7 PM

By popular demand, dancer Diana Shahein (Artistic Director of the Beledi Dance Theatre) will be returning to Albright Memorial Library on Monday, April 20th. Diana will 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, contact Tina at (570) 348-3000, x3008.

Authors of "The History of the Public Schools of Scranton, PA" to Speak at Library Tuesday, April 14th

7 PM

(This event is handicapped accessible.)

Authors Tom Morgan and Nick Petula will be coming to Albright Memorial Library to discuss their book about the history of public school buildings in Scranton.

Space for this program is limited, so plase contact Tina at (570) 348-3000, x3001 to reserve tour spot.

To place a hold on the book, click here.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Library Link of the Month: Learning Express Library 2.0

Learning Express Library, the popular database that allows you to take practice tests of everything from GED to SAT to Civil Service, has been upgraded to 2.0--it now is easier-to-use than ever and several new features have been added, such as the Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center.

Want a tour of 2.0? Click here.

Click on the image above to access the all-new Learning Express Library!