Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How To Access Specific Journals in Power Library (Wilson's OmniFile Select)

State budget cuts have forced Power Library to replace Ebscohost with Wilson’s Omnifile products. Journal titles that appear in the Wilson products have been added to the LCLS Catalog. However, we are unable to provide direct links to the journals in the new Power Library databases.

Therefore,there is now a link in each journal record in the catalog that takes you here: http://www.lclshome.org/wilson.php This will enable you to access the journals found via our catalog.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"John Updike's Pennsylvania" Thursday, May 20th, 6:30-8:30 PM; Will Be Filmed For Airing on PCN At A Later Date

"John Updike's Pennsylvania" with journalist Frank Fitzpatrick (Philadelphia Inquirer) will be presented at Albright Memorial Library in the Periodicals Room on Thursday, May 20th 2010 at 6:30 PM.

The presentation will be filmed as part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's series Humanities on the Road (the program will NOT be broadcasted live; it will be aired on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) at a later date TBA).

John Updike, Pulitzer Prize winner and prolific man of letters was an attentive observer of the dramas of life in small town America. Born and bred in Pennsylvania, Updike published his first novel, Rabbit Run, in 1960 and published over 60 books before his death in 2009. His elegant writing includes fiction, short stories, poetry, literary criticism , nonfiction and exceptional sports commentaries. He wrote regularly for the New Yorker magazine and is considered one of the most important American writers of his time.

An Updike fanatic, Frank Fitzpatrick has read all of Updike’s work and contributed stories on him for the Philadelphia Inquirer and National Public Radio. He has worked in the Inquirer Sports department since 1980 and has won numerous state and national awards. He is author of three books and was a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Among his books is The Lion In Autumn: A Season with Joe Paterno and Penn State Football.

Tickets will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lupus Foundation of America Website (www.lupus.org)

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus.

The website also includes a number of printable brochures, which we also have for viewing in the Reference Department.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Periodicals Room Partly Closed This Sunday, April 18th, 2-3:30 PM for "Mark Twain's Wake"

The Periodicals Room in the Reference Department will be closed on Sunday, April 18th from 2 PM to 3:30 PM for "Mark Twain's Wake," which starts this Sunday at 2:30 PM.

During that time, computers and photocopiers WILL BE available to the public. However, microfilm/microfiche readers and printers WILL NOT BE available to the public during the event. Please keep this in mind if you are planning to visit the library for Local History/Genealogy research this weekend.

There is still time to register to attend Sunday's event. Please call (570) 348-3000 or click here to attend.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An Evening With George Guidall
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
7 PM
Scranton Cultural Center
FREE With Library Card
Presented by the
Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series

Meet the man behind the voices of Qwilleran (and Koko), Leaphorn, Dox Quixote and over 900 audio books when the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series presents "An Evening With George Guidall" on Thursday, May 13th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center.

Mr. Guidall, who is the winner of two Audie Awards for Best Narration, will talk about the art and artifice of audio book narration.

This event is FREE with a valid Lackawanna County Library Card.

Increase in Overdue Fines Effective May 3, 2010

Effective Monday, May 3, 2010, overdue fines for books, talking books, CDs and magazines are subject to overdue fines of 25 cents per day, per item.

Recovery Act Tax Saving Tool

President Barack Obama added the above tool to the White House website to help taxpayers determine their potential eligibility for various tax benefits available under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Taxpayers who use this tool are still responsible for determining their eligibility under applicable laws for any claimed tax benefits.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" Exhibit Ending This Friday, April 16th

You only have a few days left to check out the FREE exhibit "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" which is on display at the Lackawanna County Children's Library until this Friday, April 16th. If you haven't experienced the exhibit yet, you have until this Friday to check it out...and you totally should.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Periodicals Room In Reference Department Will Be Closed Sunday, April 11th, 2010

The Periodicals Room in the Reference Department will be closed to the public for a private program on Sunday, April 11th, 2010.

No computers, copy machines, microfilm/microfiche machines, newspapers, periodicals or books will be available from this room. Please keep this in mind if you plan on visiting the library this weekend.

The Periodicals Room will re-open on Monday, April 12th at 9 AM.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Socrates Cafe Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

Note: The date of this event was previously incorrectly announced as April 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Hosted by Professor Phil Jenkins from Marywood University, these gatherings 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.

This month's Socrates Cafe will be held Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Children's Library); this event is handicapped accessible.

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

"A Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland Sunday, April 11th at 4 PM at Albright Memorial Library

In conjunction with the exhibit "Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America" (now on display in the Children's LIbrary through April 16th), Albright Memorial Library will be presenting A Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland on Sunday, April 11th at 4 PM. Hear Copland's musical tribute to Lincoln accompanied by local narrators speaking Lincoln's words.

Registration is required for this event. To attend, please call (570) 348-3000.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Full List of Speakers of 2010 Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series Announced

The complete roster of speakers has been announced for the 2010 Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series.
Bon Appetit!
An Evening With Julie Powell
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
7 PM
Scranton Cultural Center
FREE ticket with your library card.

Julie Powell is the acclaimed bestselling author of Julie & Julia and Cleaving.

Jane Brody
Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Jane E. Brody is the Personal Health columnist for The New York Times and has written several bestselling books on nutrition.


Dr. Robert Ballard
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Professor of Oceanography at University of Rhode Island. In 1985, Dr. Ballard located the remains of the RMS Titanic; he also discovered the wreck of the battleship Bismark in 1989 and JFK's PT-109 in 2002.


Jeff Shaara
Monday, November 15th, 2010

Bestselling and award-winning author of Gods & Generals and The Last Full Measure.


George Guidall
Thursday, May 13, 2010
7 PM
Shopland Hall
Scranton Cultural Center

Actor and acclaimed narrator of over 900 audiobooks.


Tickets for all lectures are FREE with your Lackawanna County Library Card. Don't have a card? Click here to apply for a library card online.