Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Meet Bestselling Author Judith Miller @ Book Discussion & Signing Sunday, September 27th, 2:30-4:30 PM

BESTSELLING AUTHOR
JUDITH MILLER
BOOK DISCUSSION & SIGNING
SINDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM
BASEMENT OF CHILDREN'S LIBRARY

(NOTE: THIS EVENT IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE)

You can sign up to attend by: calling (570) 348-3000, stopping by the Circulation Desk, or clicking here to register online.

Sponsored by the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, Albright Memorial Library, and the Lackawanna Historical Society.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Reference Department Can Now Proctor Your Test


Albright Memorial Library now offers test-proctoring services to the public, by appointment only, for a $20 per hour fee in the Reference Department.

For more information on having our library proctor your test, click on the images above for complete information on our policies and guidelines regarding proctoring.

Scranton Reads Washington DC Bus Trip Saturday, October 24th, 2009


WASHINGTON DC

BUS TRIP

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2009

BUS DEPARTS ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY AT 6:30 AM

BUS RETURNS TO LIBRARY AT APPROX. 10 PM

COST $40.00

($20 DEPOSIT IN ADVANCE)


In conjunction with this year’s Scranton Reads selection, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, Albright Memorial Library is hosting a bus trip to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on Saturday, October 24th. The day with also include free time to explore other DC museums on your own.


For complete information and itinerary for the trip, please click on the images above.


For more information, please contact Laura Hendricks at (570) 348-3000, x3043


For more information on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, please visit their website at www.thewall-usa.com


www.ScrantonReads.org

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dan Brown and the Conflict Between the Catholic Church and Science" Wednesday, September 2nd, 7-9 PM in Periodicals Room

UPDATE WED 9/2: This program has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PROFESSOR ERIC PLUMER PRESENTS
"DAN BROWN AND THE
CONFLICTS BETWEEN THE
CATHOLIC CHURCH AND SCIENCE"
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
7 PM - 9 PM
PERIODICALS ROOM
REFERENCE DEPARTMENT


Prof. Eric Plumer, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Scranton, will honor us with a lecture on the works of Dan Brown. In 2005, Plumer presented at the library on The Da Vinci Code, which was very informative and successful. This talk will cover one of the major themes of Dan Brown's Angels and Demons--controversies surrounding the Catholic Church and science today. He will also have copies of his new book available, The Catholic Church and American Culture Why the Claims of Dan Brown Strike a Chord.

We expect a full house, so make your reservations early for this thought provoking lecture.

You can sign up online to attend by clicking here or by phone by calling (570) 348-3000.

UPDATE WED 9/2: This program has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Excellent (and Today, VERY Useful) Website: Down For Everyone Or Me?


Like many of you out there, my colleagues and I rely heavily on many social networking sites (such as Twitter and FaceBook) in both our work and personal lives. But what happens, like today, when these sites seem to be down for extended periods of time? Furthermore, is it just MY computer or is it the entire site?

My groovy colleague Sheli from Tech Services found a website that will answer this question. Simply go to www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com, type in the site you want to check (everything from social networking sites to general websites like Google), and the site will tell you what you will (or, unfortunately like today, may NOT) want to hear.

Thanks, Sheli!

ALL ABOARD! Lackawanna Heritage Train Saturday, August 22nd

All Aboard!

The "Heritage Explorer Train" will be back on Saturday, August 22, 2009, with an excursion to Carbondale's Pioneer Nights festival. The festival will feature a parade at 12:30 p.m., a scavenger hunt, live entertainment, plenty of traditional picnic food, and children's activities. Ride the rails for an old-fashioned, fun-filled day for the whole family!


I T I N E R A R Y
9:30 a.m. Boarding begins at Steamtown National Historic Site
10:00 a.m. Train departs from Steamtown National Historic Site
11:45 a.m. Train arrives at Carbondale Train Station
12:30 p.m. Pioneer Nights Parade
2:15 p.m. Boarding begins in Carbondale
2:30 p.m. Train departs Carbondale Station
4:00 p.m. Train arrives at Steamtown National Historic Site

T I C K E T S
Children 12 and under - FREE!

Adults - $5.00 each

Seniors - $4.00 each

All passengers, including children, must have a ticket to ride the train.


R E S E R V A T I O N S

Tickets are available beginning Wednesday, August 5th at all Lackawanna County Libraries. Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. They are going fast, so get yours today!


S H U T T L E B U S
To accommodate passengers from the Mid- and Upper Valley who want to ride the train from Steamtown National Historic Site, a free shuttle bus will be available from Carbondale to Scranton. The bus will depart promptly at 9:00 a.m. from the Carbondale Train Station on River Street in Carbondale. It will arrive at Steamtown National Historic Site in time for passengers to board the Heritage Explorer Train. There is no charge for this shuttle service, but passengers must reserve their seat on the bus when they obtain their train tickets from their local library.

I N F O R M A T I O N

Contact Sarah Piccini, Program Manager at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, at (570) 963-6730 x8227 or spiccini@LHVA.org.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Albright Library Will Be Closed Monday, September 7th in Observance of Labor Day

Albright Memorial Library will be closed Monday, September 7th, 2009 in observance of LAbor Day.

To learn more about Labor Day, click here.

Periodicals Room in Reference Department Closing at 3 PM This Friday, August 7th

The Periodicals Room in the Reference Department will close at 3 PM on Friday, August 7th for a YA program.

Computers will still available to the public in the Reference Room during that time until regular Friday closing time at 5:30 PM.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Scranton Jazz Festival This Weekend, August 7-9 at Radisson Hotel

Library Link of the Month: Scranton Firefighters (www.scrantonfire.com)

This site was created and is maintained by the International Association of Firefighters Local 60, AKA the Scranton Fire Department. The site include an archive of calls the department received, as well as photos.

www.scrantonfire.com

4th Annual Sunday in the Park Sunday, August 9th, 12 Noon - 4 PM; FREE

The Everhart Museum's 4th annual "Sunday in the Park" is a collaborative event put on by the Everhart Museum, Lackawanna County Library System, and the Scranton Cultural Center for children and their families.

This collaborative event will feature hands on interactive projects, crafts, face-painting, games, raffles and live musical performances. This year will highlight fossils, dinosaurs, and creativity focusing on the libraries summer theme Be Creative at Your Library and the Everhart's summer exhibition Ancient Microworlds.

No reservations required. Activities are FREE and suitable for all ages.

For more information, contact the Everhart Museum at 570-346-7186 or email: education@everhart-museum.org