Monday, March 29, 2010

Mark Twain's Wake Sunday, April 18th at 2:30 PM at Scranton Public Library

Join us to celebrate the life of the great American author Mark Twain on the 100th anniversary of his passing.

Share your thoughts on his work and his influence on American literature.

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 2:30 PM
Albright Memorial Library
500 VIne Street
Scranton, PA 18509
570-348-3000
or register online by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Library Links To Look At: Martindale-Hubble Online Lawyer Directory


www.martindale.com

Martindale.com is the free web counterpart to the definitive multi-volume reference title Martindale-Hubble Corporate Law Directory. Covering all 50 states, Martindale.com lets you search for a lawyer, law firm, field of practice, location or company. The listings provide information such as address, education, year board certified and work experience. Users can also get detailed comparisons between lawyers.

HELP WANTED: Green Ridge Branch Children’s Program Coordinator

The Green Ridge Branch is seeking applicants for the Green Ridge Branch Children’s Program Coordinator position.

More information, including job description and qualifications, can be viewed at www.lclshome.org/libraryinfo/documents/GRPost.pdf

"Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires" Book Talk With Author Mary Garrity Slaby Saturday, April 17th at 1 PM CANCELLED


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

In conjunction with the "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" exhibit (open now until April 16th), Albright Memorial Library will present author Mary Garrity Slaby (aka "Molly Roe") discussing her book Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires on Saturday, April 17th at 1 PM in the Director's Office. This event is handicapped accessible.

Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires is a historical fiction story about a young Irish girl living during the Civil War era.

Molly Roe is the pen name for author Mary Garrity Slaby, our presenter; Slaby is a veteran arts & language arts and reading teacher at Lake Lehman Junior Senior High School.

For reservations, please call(570) 348-3000 or reserve your spot online by clicking here.

To place a hold on Call Me Kate, click here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Scranton Library Offering Authorized Census Questionnaire Assistance Now Through April 17th


Do you need help filling out the 2010 Census Form?

From March 19th through April 17th, Albright Memorial Library will have a desk on the main floor for Authorized Census Questionnaire Assistance. A representative from the US Census will be available for patron questions and assistance with the 2010 US Census Form during the days and hours listed below through April 17th, 2010:

Mondays, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesdays, 3 PM - 7 PM

Thursdays 3 PM - 7 PM

Fridays, 2 PM - 5 PM


Toll-free phone lines are also available nationwide from 8 AM to 9 PM, seven days a week, through July 30,2010. For help in English, call 1-866-872-6868.

Staff who speak Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian are also available to assist you. Their toll-free numbers can be viewed by clicking here.

An interactive form can be accessed by visiting http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/interactive-form.php

"Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" Now Open; Runs Through April 16th






Photos by Elizabeth Davis


Our "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" exhibit has officially opened. You can view the free exhibit from now through April 16th in the Lackawanna County Children's Library.

A number of related events, such as Lincoln film screenings and lectures, will coincide with the exhibit. For more information, click here.

Check out more photos of
the "Lincoln: Self-Made in America" exhibit
by clicking here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

"Starting Your First Civil War Collection" Saturday, April 10th, 2 PM- 4 PM in Community Room

In conjunction with the "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" exhibit, author Frank Mroczka with be presenting "Starting Your First Civil War Collection" (based on his book of the same name) on Saturday, April 10th at 2 PM in the Community Room, located in the basement of the Lackawanna County Children's Library.

Frank D. Mroczka is an attorney from northeastern Pennsylvania. Over the past 27 years, he has visited numerous battle sites of the Civil War, with Gettysburg tallying over 200, and has collected hundreds of artifacts of the Civil War. Frank will display his collection and talk about his book, "Starting Your First Civil War Collection."

This event is handicapped accessible.

For reservations, please call (570) 348-3000 or reserve online by clicking here.

To place a hold on Frank Mroczka's book "Starting Your First Civil War Collection, click here.

Library Will Be Closed Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2010


Free Resume Workshop Wednesday, April 14th, 4-5 PM in Reference Department

Tutor.com will be hosting a FREE Resume Workshop / Webinar in the Reference Department at Scranton Public Library on Wednesday, April 14th from 4 PM to 5 PM.

Resume expert Barbara Safani will teach you how to create a powerful, effective resume that gets attention--and interviews.

Admission is FREE with your Library Card. If you don't have a library card, you can apply for one online by clicking here.

Seating for this webinar is very limited. Please register for this program at the Reference Department Desk or by calling (570) 348-3000, x3008

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tickets Now Available for Julie Powell; Julie & Julia Book Talks Wednesday, March 24th at Anthology & Monday, March 30th at SPL-



Free tickets for author Julie Powell's Lecture on Tuesday, April 13th (7 PM) at the Scranton Cultural Center are now available at the Circulation Desk. Tickets are free with your Lackawanna County Library Card. Powell's debut book, Julie & Julia, is this year's selection for On the Same Page in Lackawanna County. Powell will be signing copies of her books following the presentation.

Two book discussions will be held in Scranton in the coming weeks--Wednesday, March 24th at the Anthology Book Store at 6 PM; and Tuesday, March 30th at 6:30 PM at Albright Memorial Library. Free copies of Julie & Julia are available to those attending either of the book discussions.

To register for the SPL book discussion on March 30th, stop by the Circulation Desk or call (570) 348-3000 and pick up your free copy of Julia & Julia (and your free ticket to the Julie Powell presentation).

To register for the Anthology book discussion on March 24th, stop by the Anthology Book Store (515 Center Street, 2nd Floor) or call (570) 341-1443. Then don't forget to stop at the library for your free ticket for Julie Powell's presentation.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Lincoln: Self-Made in America" Exhibit Opens This Sunday, March 21st; Reception at 2:30 PM and EVERYONE is Invited

The exhibit "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" is opening this Sunday, March 21st at Albright Memorial Library. The exhibit will be FREE and open to the public until April 16th.

To kick off this exciting exhibit, we would like to invite everyone to a FREE opening and reception on Sunday, March 21st at 3:30 PM at the Lackawanna County Children's Library.

Other events will be held throughout the duration of the exhibit, such as an Abraham Lincoln Film Festival and presentations. For more information, click here.

Please check out our Library Events listings on our website for specific programs and online reservations.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Issues With Live Homework Help (Tutor.com) and "Busy Signals"

Due to high volume, you may need to wait for a tutor on Live Homework Help via Tutor.com. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you get the following message, please try again in 15-20 minutes:

"
All the tutors available for Albright Memorial Library students are currently busy. You may choose to use a resource from the Skills Center which is open 24/7 or check back later to see if a tutor is available. "

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Did You Know ALL OF THIS Was in Learning Express Library? And Access Is FREE With Your Library Card

Nancy Kay Holmes Memorial Fund

The family of the late Nancy Kay Holmes has established the Nancy Kay Holmes Memorial Fund for the Green Ridge Branch of the Scranton Public Library. Those interested in making a tax deductible contribution may send checks to Scranton Public Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509, with a notation of NKH Memorial Fund. Credit card donations will be accepted by calling Ann Buntz at (570) 348-3013.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Friends of Scranton Public Library Book Sale March 20th and 21st


Save The Date
Friends of the
Scranton Public Library
Book Sale

Saturday, March 20th, 2010
9:00 am - 4:00 pm &
Sunday, March 21st, 2010
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Community Room
in the basement of the
Lackawanna County Children's Library
(Handicapped Accessible)

There will be a sneak peak on
Thursday, March 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
for members of the friends.

Want to become a Friend?
Click here to find out how.

Subscripton to Corporate Affiliations Database Expired; Will Not Be Renewed

Our subscription to the Corporate Affiliations database expired today, March 1, 2010 and will not be renewed.

Next Socrates Cafe Thursday, March 25th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

Though February's Socrates Cafe was canceled due to the snow and will not be rescheduled, the March Socrates Cafe has been announced for Thursday, March 25th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. This event is handicapped accessible.

Socrates Cafe is a series of gatherings that 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.

To register to attend the March Socrates Cafe, please call (570) 348-3000 or register online by clicking here.

Abe Lincoln Film Festival March 25th, April 1st and April 8th at Library

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibit "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" Albright Memorial Library will host a trio of matinee screenings of films about the life of our beloved 16th President.

Thursday, March 25th
2:30 PM
Young Mr. Lincoln

Thursday, April 1st
2 PM
Lincoln
(History Channel Documentary)

Thursday, April 8th
2 PM
Abe Lincoln in Illinois

All screenings will be held in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Children's Library) and are FREE with your Lackawanna County Library Card.

All screenings are handicapped accessible.

For reservations, please call (570) 348-3000 or register online at www.albright.org

On The Same Page in Lackawanna County: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell


The Lackawanna County Library System is proud to present the latest installment of our annual "On the Same Page in Lackawanna County" program. This year's book is the bestselling Julie & Julia by Julie Powell.

The program includes a series of book discussions of Julie & Julia in all libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System (as well as the Anthology Book Store). Click on the image above for dates of the book discussions. You can register online for any book discussion by clicking here.

The program will conclude with a visit from author Julie Powell, who will speak on Tuesday, April 13th at the Scranton Cultural Center; Powell is the first scheduled speaker for this year's Lackawanna County Library System Lecture Series. Powell will also autograph copies of her books after the presentation.

Free tickets to the Julie Powell presentation will be available soon. Please check back at the blog and we'll let you know when they become available.

For more information on the On The Same Page in Lackawanna County program, please call (570) 348-3000.