Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween from The Reference Department


To play a "spirited" game of Halloween Hangman, click here.
To tour a Virtual Haunted Mansion, click here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Pennsylvania Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Will Begin Accepting Applications November 1st

The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income people pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants and crisis grants. You need not have an unpaid bill to receive home heating energy assistance. You can receive this money without being in the Cash Assistance program -- a family of four with an annual income of up to $35,280 can qualify for assistance. No lien is placed on your property if you receive this help.

LIHEAP applications will be available when the program reopens on November 1, 2010.

Please note that
The Department of Public Welfare may extend or shorten the program depending upon the availability of federal funds.

Library Will Be Closed Thursday, November 11th in Observance of Veterans Day

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Heroes of Combat, Heroes of Compassion Film Festival November 1st-18th

This six-part film series will be hosted by the Lackawanna County Libraries and the Gino Merli Veterans center in cooperation with the Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of NEPA.

All screenings are FREE and open to the public. Please call location to register.
Starring Lee Marvin and Mark Hamill
Monday, November 1st
6 PM
Valley Community Library
(570) 489-1765
(Moderator: Pete Chapla)

Starring Lee Montgomery and John Wayne
Wednesday, November 3rd
6 PM
Taylor Community Library
(570) 562-1234
(Moderator: Pete Chapla)

Starring Gregory Peck and Hugh Marlowe
Thursday, November 4th
6 PM
Community Room
Basement of Lackawanna County Children's Library

(570) 348-3000
Click here to reserve online.
(Moderator: Pete Chapla)
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Monday, November 8th
6 PM
Abington Community Library
(570) 587-3440
(Moderator: Pete Chapla)
STALAG 17 (1953)
Starring William Holden and Otto Preminger
Saturday, November 13th
2 PM
Carbondale Public Library
(Moderator: Jack Finnerty)THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
Starring Myrna Loy and Frederic March
Thursday, November 18th
6:30 PM
Gino Merli Veterans Center
401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA

(570) 961-4300, press 0
(Moderator: The Honorable David Wenzel)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Socrates Cafe Tuesday, November 9th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

6:30 PM - 8 PM

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.

Friday, October 15, 2010

"Sweet On The Albright" Fundraiser This Holiday Season

The 2010 holiday season is the perfect opportunity to show how you are "Sweet On The Albright" and show your support for Albright Memorial Library, Lackawanna County Childrens Library, and the Nancy Kay Holmes Library in Green Ridge.

Beginning November 1st and continuing throughout the holiday season, your library will be offering Special Edition boxes of Gerturde Hawk Chocolates, featuring original artwork by Austin Burke. Posters of the Burke artwork of Albright Memorial Library will also be for sale:

Candy $20.00

Poster $10.00

Candy AND Poster $25.00

Cash, personal checks/money orders, and credit cards will be accepted. Also, you will be able to pay via Paypal by clicking here.

Your library has been sweet to the residents of Scranton for over a century. Please show your support and be "Sweet On The Albright." Thank you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Writing of War: An Evening With Jeff Shaara Monday, November 15th at 7 PM at Scranton Cultural Center

His novels about the Civil War, World War I and World War II have been best sellers. Now he is coming to Lackawanna County to share his story.

The Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series is proud to present Jeff Shaara, author of Gods & Generals, on Monday, November 15th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Tickets are FREE with your library card and are available at all Lackawanna County libraries.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

An Afternoon With Mark Twain Sunday, October 31st at 2 PM at Weinberg Library at University of Scranton

Storyteller Charles Kiernan , as Mark Twain, will retell stories from Twain’s life that entertain and enlighten viewers to Twain’s humor and wit. Light Refreshments will be served and time to mingle with Mr. Twain in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton.

Admission is Free. Tickets are available at the Albright Memorial Library and the Weinberg Memorial Library.

Street parking is free as well as the on campus parking lots.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Library Will Be Closed Tuesday, November 2nd For Election Day

SIRS Discoverer Is Back As Part of Power Library

Commonwealth Libraries, in conjunction with HSLC/Access PA, the POWER Library and ProQuest, is pleased to announce that SIRS Discoverer, an award-winning general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9, is once again part of the POWER Library suite of Databases and resources, beginning today, October 8, 2010 and continuing through the end of December, 2011 (i.e. for the next 15 months.)

SIRS Discoverer includes carefully selected full-text articles and images from more than 1,900 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents, along with 9,000+ educational weblinks via the integrated Discoverer WebFind content set. And, more than 29,000 graphics, photos, maps, and charts are available.

Discoverer also offers supplemental curriculum and learning materials, including an educator's guide, middle- and elementary-level student workbooks, citation guidelines, research strategy worksheets, and more.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bestselling YA Author Lauren Olivier (Before I Fall) Monday, November 1st at 7 PM at Scranton Cultural Center

Bestselling Young Adult author Lauren Olivier (Before I Fall and the upcoming Delirium) will be speaking in Scranton on Monday, November 1st at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center, as part of the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series.

Tickets are FREE with your library card and are available at all libraries throughout the Lackawanna County Library System. If you are unable to get a ticket, just show your library card at the door on the night of her lecture.