Thursday, January 28, 2010

Power Library Acquiring New Databases in Place of EBSCO

As previously blogged, Access Pennsylvania Power Library is losing a number of its popular full-text databases due to the recent budget cuts to Pennsylvania libraries.

HOWEVER, we've just received some good news. In the place of the EBSCO databases will be a number of new databases in Power Library devoted to periodicals, business, and literature.

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has just announced the resources that will be provided under the POWER Library Network for 2010. This is the package of resources as of today, January 28, 2010.


POWER Library Network 2010

General Periodical Resources (H.W. Wilson)

Newspaper Resources (Gale)

Business Resources (ProQuest ABI Inform)

Contemporary Authors

AP Photo Archive


The detail on the content of the new resources will be announced next week. Any additions to this package will be announced as decisions are finalized.


We'll keep you posted.


Important Information About POWERLibrary and EBSCO

BEFORE

AFTER

Due to recent state cuts in library funding, it has been announced that all of the EBSCO databases will be removed from Access Pennsylvania Power Library Database. EBSCO included the following full-text magazine databases that were accessible from home with your library card:

MasterFILE Premier

Business Source Premier

MAS UltraSchool Edition

Middle Search Plus

Primary Search

Newspaper Source

Teacher Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center


The final day to access the EBSCO databases will be Saturday, January 31st.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Julie & Julia" Author/Blogger Julie Powell To Be First Speaker at 2010 Library Lecture Series Tuesday, April 13th at 7 PM


JULIE & JULIA:
AN EVENING WITH JULIE POWELL
TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH
SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER
7 PM

The first speaker of the 2010 Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series will be Julie Powell, author of the blog The Julie/Julia Project and the book Julie & Julia, which was adapted into a 2009 film starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. An author signing will take place following the lecture.

Powell first gained attention when she decided to cook her way through Julia Child's cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year and detailing her cooking adventures in her blog The Julie/Julia Project. Powell's blog was self-adapted into the book Julie & Julia and later made into a hit film directed by Nora Ephron.

Julia & Julia is also the selection of this year's countywide book club, On the Same Page, which begins in March.

Powell's latest book is Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession.

Tickets for Julie Powell's lecture will be FREE with your Lackawanna County library card and will be available in the very near future.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WARM LINE From the Advocacy Alliance

The WARM LINE is not a hotline or crisis line.
It is a confidential, non-crisis, one-on-one telephone service that gives support by offering hope and encouragement to persons who have a mental illness who may be experiencing loneliness, have a problem they just need to talk about, and/or just want to hear a friendly voice. It is staffed by trained individuals who have a mental illness, who are in Recovery, and who understand. The WARM LINE is for persons who have a mental illness and who live in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.

Toll-Free
1-866-654-8114

Hours of Operation: 6 PM - 10 PM
7 Days a Week
365 Days a Year

www.theadvocacyalliance.org

Pennsylvania Career Guide 2009-2010 Now Available in Reference and Online

The Reference Department has free copies of the 2009-2010 Pennsylvania Career Guide available for patrons. They are available in the Job Resources area of the Reference Department. The PDF of the complete booklet is also available online by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lackawanna County Budget For 2010 Now Available Online

The 2010 Lackawanna County Final Budget is now available online.

CABIN FEVER: A Book Club For Grown-Ups This February at Albright Memorial Library

Don’t lament winter. Take advantage of it by catching up on your reading with Cabin Fever, the book club for grownups. Sign up begins January 28. Then, curl up in your favorite chair, forget about the weather, and read. After three books, Spring will be just around the corner. We can’t change the weather, but we can give you Cabin Fever. For more information, contact your local library.

Sign up begins January 28th, and the program runs throughout the month of February.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Library Will Be Closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Day

ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH
IN OBSERVANCE OF
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S
BIRTHDAY

To learn more about Martin Luther King day, click here.

It's Tax Time Again, Folks!


2009 Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are slowly but surely arriving at Albright Memorial Library. You can find them in the main lobby of the library.

If you need a tax form that we do not have, check out the links below:

FEDERAL TAX FORMS


PENNSYLVANIA TAX FORMS


OUT-OF-STATE TAX FORMS

FTA State Tax Forms Page includes links to tax forms from all 50 states.

SCRANTON CITY TAX FORMS

The website for the Scranton Single Tax Office website includes printable 2009 Scranton City Tax Forms.

OTHER TAX LINKS

These and other helpful websites about taxes are also available on the Online Resources page under the category "Tax Forms & Information."

Don’t forget the deadline to file your taxes this year
is Thursday, April 15th!

First Socrates Cafe of 2010 Thursday, January 28th, 6:30-8 PM


SOCRATES CAFE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH
6:30 PM - 8 PM
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE

NOTE: This event is handicapped accessible.

This thought provoking discussion group has been in place for two years at the Library. Come and check it out; a variety of people raise questions and respectfully listen to one another discuss a topic chosen that evening. No prior learning is required.


Reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please call (570) 348-3000 or you can register online by clicking here.


"The JFK Parade Car" Presentation Saturday, February 6th, 2:30-4:00 PM in Director's Office

Albright Memorial Library

Presents

The JFK Parade Car:

The Automobile as Political Theater

Saturday, February 6, 2010

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

NOTE: This event is handicapped accessible.

A presentation on the history of the 1961 Lincoln Continental

Presidential Parade Car of November 22, 1963. Speaker John Christie, Associate Professor Emeritus of English, Indiana State University and member of the Society of American Automobile Historians will discuss the car, its tailoring as a parade car and the history of open parade cars as a part of political life.

Seating is limited. To register, please call (570) 348-3000 or register online by clicking here.