Monday, December 27, 2010

Library Closing at 5 PM Friday, December 31st, 2010; Closed All Day January 1st and 2nd, 2011



ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSING
AT 5 PM ON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31ST

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2011
AND
SUNDAY, JANUARY 2ND, 2011

THE LIBRARY WISHES
YOU AND YOURS
A HAPPY
AND PROSPEROUS
NEW YEAR!

Historical New York Times Database Expires 12/31/10; Will Not Be Renewed

The Reference Department will not be renewing the Historical New York Times database; access to the database expires Friday, December 31, 2010.

The database, available through ProQuest, features PDFs of every page and every article of every issue of the New York Times from 1851 to the present.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Legal Web Site NOLO Offers Free Legal Guides on Their Website

The latest editions of selected titles from legal information publisher Nolo are now available online for free. Currently, the titles available include Renter's Rights, The Foreclosure Survival Guide, Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, Save Your Small Business, 8 Ways to Avoid Probate, Beat Your Ticket, and Every Dog's Legal Guide.

A total of twelve editions will be available by the end of 2010 and are part of Nolo's goal to make reliable, plain-English legal information as widely available as possible.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thank You For Being Sweet On The Albright! Candy Completely Sold Out!

On behalf of Albright Memorial Library, I would like to thank everyone who was "Sweet On The Albright" this holiday season and purchased boxes of Special Edition Gertrude Hawk Chocolates to support the library. We are completely SOLD OUT!

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mobile Version of LCLS Catalog Now Available For Your Phone


Library Anywhere is a mobile version of the library's online catalog. It allows you to browse the library's collection, place holds, and even renew your items via your cell phone.

The app. is available FREE for iPhone and Android smart phones and any internet capable cell phone. Blackberry support is coming soon.

Try it today at www.lclscatalog.org

Monday, December 13, 2010

First Socrates Cafe of 2011 Scheduled For Tuesday, January 4th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

The first Socrates Cafe of 2011 will be held on Tuesday, January 4th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room (basement of the Lackawanna County Children's 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.

You can register to attend our Socrates Cafe by calling 348-3000.

Periodicals Room Will Close at 4 PM This Friday, December 17th; Department to Close at 5 PM

The Periodicals Room in the Reference Department will close to the public at 4 PM on Friday, December 17th. This means that printing, microfilm, Local History/Genealogy materials, and the tables in the Periodicals Room will be unavailable after 4 PM; please keep this in mind if you are planning to visit the library on Friday.

In addition, the Reference Department will close at 5 PM on Friday, December 17th instead of our usual 5:30 PM Friday closing.

Friday, December 10, 2010

First Night Scranton Buttons Now Available At The Library


First Night Scranton buttons are now available to purchase at the circulation desk. Buttons are $10 until December 31st.

Also remember children 5 and under are free; there is also a Senior Discount of $5, but those buttons must be purchased at First Night's HQ at the Mall at Steamtown.

www.scrantonfirstnight.com

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Giving Or Getting an E-Book Reader for Christmas?

Check the format below before you buy:

Libraries across the country are adding e-books to their collections. Not all e-book readers are compatible with these free public collections.

Here are a few things to consider before you buy:

Kindle
*The most popular e-book reader
*Only compatible with books acquired from Amazon.com
*Public library books -- no.


Nook, Kobo, Sony, etc.
*Compatible with most formats including those used by public libraries.
*Public library books -- yes.

When e-books come to the Lackawanna County Library System, will you be ready?

Choose an e-book reader that will let you borrow e-books from your library.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

UPDATE: Library Will Be Closed December 24th, 25th, AND 26th

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ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24TH,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25TH,
AND
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26TH

WE WILL REOPEN ON
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27TH AT 9 AM

THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT
WISHES YOU
THE HAPPIEST AND WARMEST
OF HOLIDAY SEASONS

Scranton 2011 Proposed Budget Available Online

The proposed 2011 Operating Budget for the City of Scranton is now available here on the library's web site. The budget document is .pdf format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document. You can download Adobe Acrobat for free from Adobe's web site.

A print copy of the proposed budget is also available to view at the reference desk.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Framing Faith" Photo Exhibit at Albright Memorial Library December 4th - 23rd


FRAMING FAITH:
PHOTOGRAPHS OF 10 LACKAWANNA COUNTY CHURCHES
IN THE SCRANTON DIOCESE

Albright Memorial Library would like to invite you to view the photography exhibit Framing Faith, which will be featured in the main lobby beginning Saturday, December 4th through Thursday, December 23rd. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This Summer the Lackawanna Historical Society worked with photographer Ivana Pavelka to document several churches in Lackawanna County. Ms. Pavelka taught local high school students Paola Andujar, Sam Nourse, and Brianna Searles to use photography to document the churches and prepare this exhibit to share their work.

Photographer Ivana Pavelka and her three students whose photographs are featured will be at Albright Memorial Library on Sunday, December 12th from 2 PM to 5 PM.

Churches included in the project are:

Holy Family, 510 East Gibson Street, Scranton
St. Anthony of Padua, 1013 Wood Street, Scranton
St. Joseph, 1601 North Main Avenue, Scranton
St. John the Evangelist, 516 Fig Street, Scranton
St. Mary of the Assumption. 430 Pittston Avenue, Scranton
St. Mary Czestochowa, 3335 Greenwood Avenue, Scranton
Sacred Heart, 420 Hudson Street, Mayfield
St. Michael, 236 Vine Street, Old Forge
Immaculate Conception, 202 Church Street, Taylor
St. John the Baptist, 408 North Main Avenue, Taylor

A book of the exhibit will be published in February 2011.

For more information on the exhibit, please call (570) 348-3000 or email us at refdept@albright.org