Friday, August 27, 2010

Socrates Cafe Tuesday, September 7th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

SOCRATES CAFE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
6:30 PM - 8:30 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 to attend Socrates Cafe by clicking here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Library to Host Free Screening of Documentary "Out In The Silence" Sunday, September 26th at 3 PM

Albright Memorial Library will be hosting a free screening of the gay rights documentary Out in the Silence on Sunday, September 26th at 3 PM in the Community Room; the screening is handicapped accessible.

When a popular 16-year-old jock is brutally attacked for coming out at his small town high school, his mother reaches out for help to the only person she feels she can trust, an openly gay man who lives 300 miles away – native son and filmmaker Joe Wilson, whose same-sex wedding announcement ignited a firestorm of controversy in the local paper. Returning home with camera in hand, Wilson documents the harrowing but ultimately successful battle waged by the teen and his mom against recalcitrant school authorities, the efforts of a lesbian couple to restore an historic theater in the face of vitriolic anti-gay attacks, and his own unexpected friendship with an Evangelical preacher. As walls are torn down and bridges built, OUT IN THE SILENCE offers a fascinating and moving commentary on America's culture war.

The filmmakers, Dean Hamer and Joseph Wilson, will be in attendance and hosting the event. But seating is VERY limited. So if you'd like to attend, reserve as soon as you can, either online by clicking here or by calling (570) 348-3000, x3008

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

LACKAWANNA COUNTY LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES
PROUDLY PRESENTS

SECRETS OF THE DEEP:
AN EVENING WITH DR. ROBERT BALLARD
DISCOVERER OF THE TITANIC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
7 PM
SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER


Tickets are available at Albright Memorial Library and all libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System. Tickets are FREE with your valid library card.

Friends of Scranton Public Library Fall Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 18th & Sunday, Sept. 19th


Fall Book Sale is upon us.
This, the third book sale of 2010, will take place:

Thursday, September 16th; 6:00 PM -8:00 PM Sneak Peek*
Saturday, September 18th; 9:00 AM -4:00 PM
Sunday, September 19th; 2:00 AM -4:00 PM

All Book Sales are held in the
Community Room (Lower Level) of the


Lackawanna Children's Library
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA. 18509

(Handcapped Accessible)

*Sneak Peek Sales are for paid members of the

If you are interested in becoming
a Friend of the Scranton Public Library,
click here for more information.

Friday, August 20, 2010

"The Little Red Schoolhouse: An American Icon" With Author Jonathan Zimmerman Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30 PM


UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.

The Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library will be presenting The Little Red Schoolhouse: An American Icon with author Jonathan Zimmerman on Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30 PM in the Periodicals Room. Please note that this event is not handicapped accessible.

Commonwealth speaker Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of Education and History at NYU's Steinhardt School, a former Peace Corps volunteer, high school teacher and author of Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory, as well as three previous books. He is also the recipient of NYU's Distinguished Teaching Award and a frequent collaborator to national newspapers and journals.

As a historian focused in educational themes, Zimmerman will ask the question how and why the little red schoolhouse became ana American icon and how, across the political spectrum, everyone envisioned the schoolhouse that they needed to see.

Admission is free.

For reservations, please call (570) 348-3000 or reserve your spot online by clicking here.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Adviser is a monthly 2-page supplement to The Kiplinger Letter. A complete archive of all issues dating back to January 2003 is available to view in the Reference Department.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two Great New Websites For Jobs

Career One Stop
www.careeronestop.org

CareerOneStop is your pathway to career success.
Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

O*Net Online
www.online.onetcenter.org

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

These and other great employment websites are available through our Reference Links section "FIND A JOB!"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

YA Author Josh Berk Speaking At Library Tuesday, September 21st at 6 PM

Josh Berk, the author of the hit hilarious young adult novel The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, will be speaking at Scranton Public Library on Tuesday, September 21st at 6 PM in the Community Room. He will give a book talk and sign copies of his book. Everyone in attendence will be entered in a raffle to win one of Josh's books.

For reservations, please call (570) 348-3000 or click here to register online.
ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010
IN OBSERVANCE OF
LABOR DAY

For a history of Labor Day, click here.

Monday, August 09, 2010

SAPA Draft Plan Is Now Available To View in the Reference Department

The Final Draft Plan of the SAPA (Scranton-Abington Planning Association) is now available to view in the Reference Department. Just ask for it at the reference desk.

In addition, a copy is available to check out at Albright Memorial Library.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Hartford, CT Bus Trip October 16, 2010, Visiting the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House


Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Cost:
$60.00 per person ($30.00 nonrefundable deposit due at time of booking)
Payment Accepted: Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card
Payment Due: October 6, 2010
Departure From Scranton Public Library: 7 AM
Arrival Back at Scranton Public Library: approx. 10 PM
Included in Cost: bus, tip, snack on bus, boxed lunch, admission to both museums
Not Included in Cost: Dinner at Eveready Diner
Parking: Available on street; meters not enforced on weekends
Contact: Laura Hendricks (570) 348-3000, x3043

Click on the images above for more information.