Thursday, September 30, 2010
The schedule for Fall Computer Classes has been published. Above for the class schedules for October, November and December 2010.
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Albright Memorial Library offers classes on everything from basic internet skills, email and computer maintenance to classes on Word, Excel, and online job searching. Classes are FREE with a valid Lackawanna County Library Card.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
To register or for more information on the program, please call (570) 348-3000. You can also register online by clicking here.
For two historical articles on Mark Twain's 1872 visit to Scranton, click here and click here.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Starring Tommy Kelly and Margaret Hamilton
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, 2 PM
Starring Mickey Rooney and William Frawley
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 7 PM
Starring Frederic March and John Carradine
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 7 PM
All films are free with your library card. For more information, please call (570) 348-3000.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
6:30 PM - 8 PM
*BASEMENT OF CHILDRENS LIBRARY)
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.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
NEPA Paranormal has been featured on The Travel Channel: Ghost Adventures, Animal Planet's The Haunted and WVIA's The State of Pennsylvania.
Paranormal 101 will be presented on Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30 PM in the Periodicals Room. This event is NOT handicapped accessible. Admission is FREE, but reservations are required. Reserve online by clicking here or call (570) 348-3000.
NOTE: This program is not suitable for young children.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
"The Little Red Schoolhouse: An American Icon" With Author Jonathan Zimmerman RESCHEDULED For Thursday, November 18th at 6:30 PM
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 an 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; to make a reservation online, click here.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
The Grantseeking Basics session will be lead by Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with The Foundations Center (http://foundationcenter.org). The course will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofit organizations seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.
Mr. Schladweiler will offer tips on how best to identify funding sources for your organization, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for your free use at Albright Memorial Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.
The workshop will include a demonstration of the Foundations Directory Online, the Foundation Center's top-tier searchable database providing information on nearly 100,000 grantmakers and more than 2 million grant records, and will provide an overview of the free resources on the Foundation Center's web site.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Reference Department at (570) 348-3000. You can also register online by clicking here.
Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Center's Coordinator of Cooperating Collections since 2005. Prior to that, he served as the Center's online librarian for several years. He jointed the Foundation Center in 1999 as working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library. He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Join us on Friday, September 17th at noon for the big kickoff event for Scranton Reads 2010. We will be on the Linden Street side of the Courthouse. There will be readings from this year’s selected author, Mark Twain, and free copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. There will also be live music from The Bog Twain Band--with members of local bands Cabinet, And The Moneynotes and The Bog Swing Band.
Unlike previous years devoted to a single book, this year's Scranton Reads is dedicated to author Mark Twain.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Pennsylvania Cable Network TV have joined forces to launch Humanities on the Road, a new arts and culture-themed television show that takes a fascinating look at artists, scholars and storytellers from across the state.
Hosted by award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak, Season One begins September 10 and airs through December 13. Shows air on PCN-TV: Fridays 6-7 PM, Saturdays 2-3 PM; and Mondays 10-11 AM.
John Updike’s Pennsylvania, with speaker Frank Fitzpatrick, was filmed at the Albright Memorial Library and will be shown December 3rd, 4th, and 6th.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Digitize your library card on your iPhone or iPod touch, Android, or BlackBerry using CardStar! It's entirely free and can be set up in minutes! For more information visit mycardstar.com
1. Install the CardStar app onto your smartphone as you would any other app.
2. Open CardStar and touch [+] to add a new barcode.
3. Under Select Merchant, touch and expand the Merchant menu.
4. Select Library, select Lackawanna County Library System and touch Save on the top right.
5. Touch Number and type in your 14 digit library card number. Touch Save on the top right.