Monday, November 29, 2010

"John Updike's Pennsylvania," Filmed at Scranton Public Library, To Air on PCN Starting December 3rd

John Updike's Pennsylvania with Journalist Frank Fitzpatrick (Philadelphia Inquirer), which was filmed at Albright Memorial Library on May 20th, will premiere on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Friday, December 3rd at 6 PM. The program will have encore presentations on Saturday, December 4th at 2 PM and Monday, December 6th at 10 AM.

The lecture is part of PCN's Humanities on the Road series.

Check out a brief preview below:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leahy Free Health Clinic Open Every Thursday 2 PM - 6 PM To Residents of Lackawanna County

The University of Scranton runs the Leahy Clinic, which is a FREE health care clinic for residents of Lackawanna County who do not have any health insurance. They are open one day per week: Thursdays from 2 PM to 6 PM.

Since they are free and are only open a few hours per week, there is usually a 2 hour wait to be seen. The earlier you get there will ensure you will be seen (if you get there at 5, it will be unlikely they will be able to see you).

The Leahy Clinic is located at 230 Kressler Court in Scranton, which is the court between Adams and Jefferson Avenues.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are You Reading Life by Keith Richards? Discuss It On Our Facebook Page

Albright Memorial Library is trying something new on Facebook. Once a month, we will be selecting a book that you can discuss on the Discussions tab on our Facebook page. November's selection is the memoir Life by Keith Richards. So if you're reading the book or are planning to read the book, please tell us what you think about it.

Interestingly, Entertainment Weekly has also selected Life by Keith Richards as their EW Shelf Life Book Club pick, which will start this Friday, November 19th.

Do you have suggestions for books you'd like to see discussed on your Facebook page? Please let us know.

Childrens Library Bake Sale This Saturday, November 20th, 10 AM - 4 PM

If you're attending the Scranton Jaycees Santa Parade or visiting the library this Saturday, November 20th, don't forget to pick up some cookies, brownies, hot cocoa and other delicious noms at the Lackawanna County Childrens Library Bake Sale, which will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM. All proceeds benefit the library.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Upcoming Winter Friends of SPL Book Sale Sat., December 18th and Sunday, December 19th


The Friends of the Scranton Public Library Winter Book Sale is upon us. This, the fourth and final book sale of the year, will take place:

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

All Book Sales are held in the
Community Room (Lower Level) of the
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509

*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.

Final Socrates Cafe of 2010 Tuesday, December 7th at 6:30 PM

The final Socrates Cafe of 2010 will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Childrens Library); this event is handicapped accessible.

This popular discussion group continues to grapple with interesting topics chosen democratically then examined in a lively and respectful manner. No prior learning is required.

Register online by clicking here or call 348-3000.

Introduction to The Foundation Directory Online Tuesday, December 7th at 9 AM in Computer Lab

We would like to invite you to a FREE Training session for the Foundation Directory Online on Tuesday morning, December 7th at 9 AM in the Computer Lab (basement of the Lackawanna County Childrens Library) presented by Michele M. Legate, supervisor of the Albright Memorial Library’s Foundation Center Cooperating Collection.

Session includes online database training for the Foundation Directory Online, an overview of the Grants & Nonprofit Resource Center at the Albright Memorial Library and free time to search the database.

Registration is required. If you would like to attend, register online by clicking here; or give us a call at (570) 348-3000, x3008.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours for Albright Memorial Library

Scranton Public Library will close at 5 PM on on Wednesday, November 24th, and we will be closed all of Thursday, November 25th for Thanksgiving.

We will reopen on Friday, November 26th at 9 AM.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Colts Bus Passes Now Available For Sale at the Library

Albright Memorial LIbrary is now selling bus passes, which are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk. The passes are good for 31 days. The cost is:

Student Pass - $20 (Student ID is required)
Regular Pass - $40 ($20 with voucher)

For more information, please call the library at (570) 348-3000

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

United Neighborhood Centers Language Partnership (English & Espanol)

We are looking for English speakers who want to learn Spanish by partnering with Spanish speakers who want to learn English.

Learning a second language is the primary goal but you will also have the opportunity to understand and appreciate other cultures.

Classes are free and open to everyone.

You can start anytime.


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(starting October 29th)

South Side Senior Center

425 Adler Street

Tuesday & Thursdays, 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Mondays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

(starting November 1st)

For more information, please contact Kimberly Barako, Community Coordinator

Phone: (570) 346-0759, ext. 210



Buscamos personas que hablen epsañol y quieran aprender inglés con personas que hablen inglés y quieran aprender español.

Aprender un segundo idioma es la meta principal y proveer la oportunidad para que nuestras culturas se entiendan más y se aprecien.

Las clases son gratis y abiertas a todos.

Puedes empezar en cualquier momento.


Centro Comunal

Las clases empezaran el Viernes 29 de Octubre son las 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

South Side Senior Center

425 Adler Street

Los martes y jueves 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ls lunes 10:30 AM -11:30 AM (empiezan el primero de Noviembre)

Para más información a llame Kimberly Barako, La Coordinadora de la Comunidad:

Numero de telefono: (570) 346-0759, ext. 210