Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Great News!

The Reference Department was able to re-acquire our subscriptions to our two genealogy databases--AncestryLibrary and HeritageQuest (including remote access to the latter with your Library Card).

AncestryLibrary, available to use onsite at Albright Memorial Library only, is a collection of genealogical records, images and data--such as US and UK Census records, birth and death records, military records, immigraton records, passenger lists and more!

HeritageQuest is available from home! Search Census records from 1790-1930, 20,000 family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman's Bank (1865-1874). You can visit Heritage Quest from home with your Lackawanna County Library System Library Card. Just enter your 14 digit LCLS Library Card number at the prompt.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Trio of Family-Friendly First Night Programs At The Library

The library will be playing host to three family-friendly events on First Night, Thursday, December 31st, 2009. For the kids, we have Face Painting and Egyptian Dance at the Lackawanna County Childrens Library; and for the whole family, Albright Memorial Library will play host to Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon.

A schedule of times and a description for each event can be viewed by clicking here.

First Night Buttons Available at Circulation Desk

2010 will be here before you know it. And there's no better way to welcome in a new year (and a new decade, for that matter) than at the Electric City's Annual First Night.

First Night Buttons are now available for purchase at the Circulation Desk. Buttons are $10 if purchased before Christmas and $12 if purchased after Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Final Socrates Cafe of 2009 on Tuesday, December 29th, 6:30-8 PM in Director's Office

Tuesday, December 29th
6:30 PM - 8 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.

"Albright @ Night" Prints, Candy, Note Cards Available For Sale AT Library; Makes A Groovy Holiday Gift

Looking for that last-minute perfect gift for your library-lovin' friend or family member? Well, the library is offering a limited number of items for sale with Austin Burke's beautiful new rendering of Albright Memorial Library, first displayed at "Albright @ Night" on December 4th.

Framed and unframed posters, candy, and note cards are available for purchases (price list above) by visiting the library's administrative office in the first-floor lobby.

The number of these library treats are limited, and any one you select will make a wonderful holiday present. So stop by and support the library, and thank you :)

Thursday, December 03, 2009