Friday, June 26, 2009

Foundation Center Cooperating Collection @ the Albright Memorial Library


The Albright Memorial Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center’s mission is to gather, analyze and disseminate information about foundation to organizations and individuals looking for grants.

As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit organizations, the library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, plus access to the Foundation Centers electronic databases, The Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals. These databases contain information on over 92,000 grantmakers across the United States.

The Foundations Center collection is located in the reference Department, with several titles also available in Circulation to check out.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Socrates Cafe Thursday, July 30th, 6:30-8:00 PM

Thursday, July 30th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Director's Office
Albright Memorial 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.

Library Ice Cream Social Sunday, July 12th, 2 PM - 4 PM

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
SUNDAY, JULY 12TH
2 PM - 4 PM
PORCH OF ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND
EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Preston Sturges Film Festival Continues With "The Palm Beach Story" on July 1st @6


FILM: THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942)
Starring Collette Colbert and Mary Astor
Wednesday, July 1st
6 PM
Community Room
Basement of Children's Library

This event is handicapped accessible.

We have the knowledgeable and informative Peter Chapla for this film festival highlighting some of writer/director Preston Sturges's work. Sturges is known as a leading director of comedies from 1940-1944.

Come and cool off and watch 1942's The Palm Beach Story starring Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor and John McCrea.

To make reservations to attend, please call (570) 348-3000 or click here to register online.

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Produce Tuesdays" At The Bog Every Tuesday 4-9 PM

The Bog on Adams Avenue in Scranton will be having Produce Tuesdays every Tuesday from 4 PM - 9 PM. Fresh produce, YUM!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Library Yard Sale Saturday, June 20th, 9 AM -4 PM

The Friends will be hosting this year’s yard sale, in conjunction with their summer book sale, on Saturday June 20th from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

All Aboard for the Heritage Explorer Train to Archbald!

Happy Passenger on the TrainAll aboard! The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority's "Heritage Explorer Train" program will return on Sunday, June 28, 2009, with an excursion to the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Festival in Archbald, PA. Ride the rails for an old-fashioned, fun-filled day for the whole family!

The Heritage Explorer Train will leave Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton at 12:15 p.m. and will travel through the Mid-Valley to arrive in Archbald at 1:30 p.m. The St. Thomas Aquinas Church Festival will feature plenty of traditional picnic food, entertainment, and children's activities. Scheduled performers include Doug Smith's Dixieland Band and the Jim Cullen Duo. The train departs from Archbald at 3:30 p.m., and will arrive back at Steamtown National Historic Site at 4:45 p.m.

The excursion is free for children 12 and under. Adult tickets are $5.00, and tickets for seniors 65 and over are $4.00. All passengers, including children, must have a ticket to ride the train. Tickets are available at all Lackawanna County Libraries beginning Thursday, June 11. Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

A shuttle bus is available for those who want to ride the train one-way from Scranton to Archbald. The bus will depart from the Rainbow Connection Parking Lot on Salem Road in Archbald promptly at 11:00 a.m. It will arrive at Steamtown National Historic Site in time for passengers to board the Heritage Explorer Train at 11:45 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority in partnership with the Borough of Archbald, the Lackawanna County Library System, the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, the Lackawanna Historical Society, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and Steamtown National Historic Site. Additional funding is provided by the National Park Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.


E X C U R S I O N I T I N E R A R Y

11:45 a.m. Boarding begins at Steamtown National Historic Site
12:15 p.m. Train departs Steamtown National Historic Site
1:30 p.m. Train arrives in Archbald
3:15 p.m. Boarding begins in Archbald on Salem Avenue
3:30 p.m. Train departs Archbald
4:45 p.m. Train arrives at Steamtown National Historic Site


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Sarah Piccini, Program Manager

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority

538 Spruce Street, Suite 516, Scranton, PA 18503

Phone: (570) 963-6730 x8227

Email: spiccini@LHVA.org

Website: www.LHVA.org

Monday, June 01, 2009

Library Link of the Month: NNDB.com (Notable Names Database)

NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)