Friday, July 30, 2010

Errol Flynn Films Featured In "At The Movies With Peter Chapla" Film Series Thursdays in August at The Library

Albright Memorial Library will once again be hosting the classic film series "At The Movies With Peter Chapla" in August, which will devoted to legendary actor Errol Flynn. Films will be shown Thursday evenings in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Children's Library) all screenings are handicapped accessible and FREE with your library card.

CAPTAIN BLOOD
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH
6 PM
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THE SEA HAWK
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH
6 PM
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THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH
5:30 PM
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Green Ridge Branch ReNaming Ceremony Today at 3:30 PM

The Green Ridge Branch of Albright Memorial Library is officially being renamed in honor of the late Nancy Kay Holmes.

In honor of the name change, we would like to invite you to the renaming ceremony which is taking place today (Friday, July 30, 2010) starting at 3:30 PM, followed by a short program at 4 PM at the newly renamed Nancy Kay Holmes Library, located on Green Ridge Street at Wyoming Avenue.

For more information, please call (570) 348-3000 or (570) 207-0764.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

WestLaw Database Now Available To The Public At Scranton Public Library


Albright Memorial Library is pleased to announce that WestLaw is now available to use onsite in the Reference Department, free of charge to all Lackawanna County Library Card holders!

WestLaw allows users to access valuable legal information. Through Westlaw, you can:

*Access numerous legal materials including United States Federal Code, Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated, Pennsylvania Court Rules, American Jurisprudence and more

*Search for up-to-date case laws and statutes

*Attend FREE webinars to help sharpen your WestLaw searching skills.

Please stop by the Reference Department or give us a call at (570) 348-3000, x3008 for more information.

Socrates Cafe Thursday, August 26th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

SOCRATES CAFE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH
6:30 PM - 8 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM

Note: This event is handicapped accessible.

This thought provoking discussion group has been in place for over two years at Albright Memorial Library. You are welcome to come and check it out. A variety of people raise questions and respectfully listen to one another discuss a topic chosen that evening. No previous learning is required.

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Historical Issues of The Scranton Tribune 1897-1902 Now Available Online in PDF

Chronicling America, a joint venture between the Library of Congress and Penn State University, has made historical issues of The Scranton Tribune available online. Every page of every issue of The Scranton Tribune published between 1897 to 1902 is available in PDF format.

More good news: I've been told that Chronicling America has recently received a grant to make years 1836-1922 of The Scranton Tribune available online in PDF format. Just to show you how great this is, our library's microfilm collection of The Scranton Tribune starts in October 1895, so this project will expand available editions of the newspaper even further back.

Click here to check out the Chronicling America archives of The Scranton Tribune.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Power Library Loses Four Databases; Adds One New Database

Effective June 30, 2010, Access Pennsylvania Power Library lost four of its databases--Biography Reference Bank; Novelist; Novelist K-8; and SIRS Discoverer.

However, Power Library added one new database as well. Teacher's Reference Center (TRC) is a new database under the Education category:

"This index contains over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics and more."

Monday, July 12, 2010

Socrates Cafe Thursday, July 22nd at 6:30 PM in Community Room

SOCRATES CAFE
THURSDAY, JULY 22ND
6:30 PM - 8 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM

NOTE: This event is handicapped accessible.

This thought provoking discussion group has been in place for over 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.


Reference Department Now Offering Faxing Services To The Public

The Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library is now offering faxing services to the public. Faxing services are available for both outgoing AND incoming faxes.

Cost is $1.00 per page for local faxing; long distance faxing costs $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.

If you have any questions about our new faxing services, please call (570) 348-3000, x3008 or email us at refdept@albright.org