Monday, April 27, 2009

Socrates Cafe Scheduled For Thursday, May 28th

Thursday, May 28thth
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.

Second Annual Forest Hill Cemetery Historical Tour Sunday, June 7th at 2 PM

Forest Hill Cemetery in Dunmore is hosting its Second Annual Cemetery Tour on Sunday, June 7th at 2 PM (raindate will be the following Sunday, June 14th at 2 PM). Admission is FREE, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, please call (570) 346-6179 or email 1877@comcast.net

CDC Page on the "Swine Flu"

Swine Influenza (AKA the Swine Flu) is on everyone's mind. For more information on this msyerious illness, check out the CDC's page on the Swine Flu by clicking here.

www.cdc.gov/swineflu/index.htm

Monday, April 20, 2009

"Silk Weaver for the World" to Be Presented Sunday, May 17 at Lackawanna Historical Society

SILK WEAVER FOR THE WORLD
SUNDAY, MAY 17TH
2 PM
LACKAWANNA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
CATLIN HOUSE
232 MONROE AVENUE
SCRANTON, PA

Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna Historical Society will be co-sponsoring a lecture titled Silk Weaver for the World on Sunday, May 17th at 2 PM at the Lackawanna Historical Society.

The speaker will be Martha Capwell Fox, a writer and researcher whose family ran one of the last silk mills to operate in Pennsylvania. Fox's presentation will include photographs and a rare video of silk making in Pennsylvania.

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

Forensic Anthropology Lecture Thursday, May 7th at 6 PM

FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY LECTURE
WITH STEPHEN PHILLIPS, Ph.D.
THURSDAY, MAY 7TH
6 PM - 8 PM
PERIODICALS ROOMS
REFERENCE DEPARTMENT
(NOTE: This event is not handicapped accessible)

Albright Memorial Library will be having a Forensic Anthropolgy Lecture on Thursday, May 7th at 6 PM in the Periodicals Room in the Reference Department. The presenter will be Stephen Phillips, Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

This illustrated presentation will introduce the audience to scientific methods and techniques of Forensic Anthropology through actual examples of bones from ancient Egypt. Attendees will also learn about how to identify bones by gender, age, and history of that person.

The Outreach Lecture Program is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

To register for this event, please call (570) 348-3000.

Basket Raffles Tuesday, April 19th

The drawings for the baskets for National Library Week will take place Tuesday night.

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009); Basket Raffles

Come and support your local library during National Library Week (April 12th - 18th, 2009).

Since 1958, National Library Week has been organized and promoted by the American Library Association as a means of celebrating the many services and programs offered to local communities by public libraries across the United States.

This year's national theme for the week is Worlds Connect @ Your Library, so take advantage of this special occasion and discover the many resources offered here at Albright Memorial Library!

The library is also holding Basket Raffles for National Library Week! The themed baskets are currently displayed in the lobbies throughout Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna County Children's Library. Purchase five chances for $1.00 to win your choice of any of the themed baskets. Winners will be chosen on April 21st!

Philadelphia Museum of Art Bus Trip Saturday, April 25th

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART BUS TRIP
SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH
BUS LEAVES FROM LIBRARY AT 8 AM

COST: $60 for Friends' Members
$70 for Non-Members

Jump aboard as The Friends of the Scranton Public Library embark on their annual bus trip to another exciting destination. This season's trip takes us to experience the exhibit "Cezanne and Beyond" at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, which showcases the work of 19th Century French master artist Paul C├ęzanne.

Seating for the trip is limited, and reservations will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stop by the library and pick up a registration form, then send in your payment -- $60 for Friends' members and $70 for non-members -- as soon as possible. No refunds or cancellations will be allowed after Saturday, April 11th.

Friday, April 03, 2009

"Job Resources @Albright" Area in Reference Lobby

The Reference Department currently has an area in the lobby devoted to job resources. Brochures, pamphlets, and information on PA CareerLink are available for patrons.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Next Time You Do Genealogy Research At the Library...Bring Your FLASH DRIVE? What?

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The next time you visit Albright Memorial Library to do genealogy research, do yourself a favor and bring along your flash drive.

Did you know that the Reference Department at our library has a microfilm scanner/printer that allows you to save images from microfilm (including birth and death records AND newspapers) to your flash drive? It's very simple and very convenient...and most of our genealogy patrons don't even know when they come to our library that we have this capability in Reference.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask a Reference staff member and we'll be more than happy to help you.

Library Link of the Month: www.OrganDonor.gov

April is National Donate Life Month. Formerly known as National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week, this observance expaned to a full month in 2003. The purpose is to encourage Americans to consider organ and tissue donation and to sign donor cards when getting a driver's license.

www.OrganDonor.gov provides information about how you can save people's lives by becoming an organ donor.