Friday, January 28, 2011

Bon-Ton Community Day Saturday, February 26th; Buy A Coupon Book To Benefit the Library

Ask at the reference desk or the Circulation Desk about how you can support your library by purchasing a coupon booklet for Bon-Ton Community Day, which will take place on Saturday, February 26th.

Each coupon book is only $5.00 and includes offers valued at over $200. With each coupon book, you'll receive:

*One $10 off coupon
*A 20% off Shopping Pass good all day on February 26th at Bon-Ton
*A 30% off Early Bird Coupon
*Exclusive Bonus Offers
*2 Web-Exclusive Offers
*1 Web-Exclusive Coupon

Please purchase a coupon book to help us reach our goal of $1,000!

100% of all proceeds from this sale will benefit the Renovating Our Future Project, which will create a teen room at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch in Green Ridge!

Please stop at the Cirulation Desk or the reference Desk for more details.

Free Tax Services in Lackawanna County

Free tax preparation and assistance is available to residents of Lackawanna County 65 and over in the Scranton and North Pocono areas. The program is offered in Scranton on Mondays and Wednesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church or Fridays at the North Pocono Senior Center in Daleville.

To be eligible, a taxpayer must be 60 years of age or older, a full-time Pennsylvania resident for the entire year, and should be able to provide proper ID and income paperwork.

For more information, please call 347-5616.

In addition, Ten (10) additional locations throughout Lackawanna and Wayne Counties will be open from February 6-April 2, 2011. Appointments are currently being taken by calling the United Way at 343-1267, you can also email them by clicking here.This is service is open to any resident of any age in LAckawanna County.

Monday, January 24, 2011

CABIN FEVER: A Book Club For Grown-Ups This February at Albright Memorial Library

Don’t lament winter. Take advantage of it by catching up on your reading with Cabin Fever, the book club for grownups. Sign up begins January 24th (today). Then, curl up in your favorite chair, forget about the weather, and read. After three books, Spring will be just around the corner. We can’t change the weather, but we can give you Cabin Fever.

For more information, contact your local library or click here.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Full Program of John Updike's Pennsylvania, Filmed At Our Library, Available On YouTube

For those who were unable to catch PCN's airings of John Updike's Pennsylvania (filmed in the Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library) when it originally aired on Humanities On The Road, the complete episode is available (in 4 parts) on YouTube, which is embedded below. Part 1 features a really nice overview of the Albright Memorial Library building.

You can also purchase a DVD of John Updike's Pennsylvania by clicking here.

Help Us Serve You Better By Taking This Survey About Federal Depository Libraries

Albright Memorial Library is a Federal Depository Library for US Government Documents, made available to us through the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Please help us serve you better by completing this short survey. The survey is 16 questions. The answers you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with the U.S. Government Printing Office and your Federal depository library in an anonymous and aggregated format.

Author Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles) Announced As First Speaker of 2011 Library Lecture Series; On The Same Page

Mary Garm, Administrator of the Lackawanna County Library System, has announced the first speaker in the 2011 Library Lecture Series--Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of medical mysteries which have served as the basis of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles.

Ms. Gerritsen is scheduled to speak at the Library Lecture Series on Monday, April 11th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. Free tickets to the lecture will be available soon, and a book signing will follow her presentation.

In addition, one of Ms. Gerritsen's books (title TBA) will be selected for On The Same Page in Lackawanna County. Free paperbacks will be available to anyone who signs up to attend one of the scheduled book discussion groups (TBA).

More to come...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Contemporary Authors Online Temporarily Removed From POWER Library

The Contemporary Authors database on POWER Library will be down until further notice. The State Library of Pennsylvania's contract for hosting expired January 1, 2011; however, the State Library does own the data, and HSLC is working to provide access to the contents.

There is hope Contemporary Authors will once again be part of POWER Library by the end of the month.

We'll keep you posted...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's Tax Time Again, Folks!

2009 Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are slowly but surely arriving at Albright Memorial Library. You can find them in the main lobby of the library.

If you need a tax form that we do not have, check out the links below:




FTA State Tax Forms Page includes links to tax forms from all 50 states.


The website for the Scranton Single Tax Office website includes printable 2010 Scranton City Tax Forms. They are now located on the second floor at The Mall at Steamtown (next to The Bon-Ton).


These and other helpful websites about taxes are also available on the Online Resources page under the category "Tax Forms & Information."

*Don’t forget the deadline to file your taxes this year
is Monday, April 18th!

*Why not April 15th, you ask?
In 2011, Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day (the anniversary of President Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act) on April 15, a day earlier than normal, since April 16 falls on a Saturday. In observance of the DC holiday, Tax Day will be moved forward one business day this year, landing it on Monday, April 18.
For more information, click here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Socrates Cafe Moving Back To Thursdays; Next Scheduled for Thursday, January 27th at 6:30 PM

6:30 PM - 8 PM

Note: This event is handicapped accessible.

Socrates Cafe at Albright Memorial Library is moving back to Thursdays! The next is scheduled for Thursday, January 27th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room (basement of the the Lackawanna County Children's Library).

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.

Library Will Be Closed Monday, January 17th For Martin Luther King Day


Click here for information on the
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.