Monday, February 28, 2011

Mardi Gras Fundraiser to Benefit Nancy K. Holmes Library Tuesday, March 8th at Morganz

Please join us to raise awareness for the Teen Zone at the Nancy K. Holmes Library, Leadership Lackawanna Project.

The Mardi Gras fundraiser will ne held on Tuesday, March 8th, 6 PM to 9 PM, at Morganz Pub & Eatery, 315 Green Ride Street in Scranton.

Together, let's renovate our future!

For more information, please call 348-3000 or 207-0764.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Library Link: Scranton Gas Prices

With oil prices currently heading towards $100 a barrel, it may be a good idea to check out includes listings of gas stations with both the highest and the lowest cost for a gallon of gas--both in and around the Scranton area (including Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties). The prices quoted on the site are provided by consumers just like you and me.

The Title of This Year's Book of "On the Same Page in Lackawanna County" Is...

...The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen.

Free copies of the book will be available to any library cardholder who signs up to attend one of the book discussion groups (dates and times TBA), which will be held March 1st-April 11th in all libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System.

As previously announced, Tess Gerritsen will also be the first speaker of the 2011 Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series on Monday, April 11 at 7 PM.

For updates, visit the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series Facebook page.

I will post dates, times, and locations of book discussions as they are announced, which will be very soon.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Database in POWER Library: Career Library

The Career Library is a career guidance product that offers students, counselors, teachers, and parents a centralized location to work together on career guidance. Five major components are available to help users match their interests to occupations, education prospects and more. Information is provided on over 2,500 occupations and nearly 4,000 2 and 4 year colleges and universities. This resource also contains an Occupational Video Library that is available in both English and Spanish.

You can access Career Library through Access Pennsylvania POWER Library at

Friday, February 18, 2011

Periodicals Room in Reference Will Be Closed From 9-11 AM Thursday, February 24th

The Periodicals Room in the Reference Department will be closed on Thursday morning, February 24th from 9 AM to 11 AM. During those hours, microfilm readers, photocopiers and computer printing will be unavailable to the public. Please keep this in mind if you plan to visit the Reference Department that morning. Thank you.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Dates and Locations

Volunteer income tax assistance programs have been announced for both University of Scranton, libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System, and other locations, listed below:

Brennan Hall, Room 111

*Mondays: 9 AM - 3 PM
(March 7, 14, 28)
*Tuesdays: 12 NOON - 6 PM
(March 1, 8, 15, 29)
*Wednesday: 9 AM - 3 PM
(March 2, 9, 16, 30)
*Fridays: 9 AM - 12 NOON
( March 4, 11; April 1)

(Appointments are REQUIRED for ALL locations below;
call 343-1267, ext. 222 to make an appointment)

Carbondale Senior Community Center
60 N. Church St., Carbondale
Sat., Feb. 26th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Friday, March 26th, 2 PM - 6 PM

Greater Carbondale YMCA
82 N. Main Street, Carbondale
Tues., March 8, 3 PM - 7 PM
Friday, March 18th, 1 PM - 5 PM

Valley Community Library
739 River St., Blakely
Thursday, March 3, 1 PM - 5 PM
Friday, March 11, 12 NOON - 4 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 3 PM - 7 PM

Taylor Community Library
720 S. Main St., Taylor
Thurs., March 10, 1 PM - 5 PM
Thurs., March 31, 1 PM - 5 PM

Abington Community Library
1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit
Tuesday, March 22, 3 PM - 7 PM

Abington Volunteer Fire Co.
321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit
Thurs., March 17, 1 PM - 5 PM

Salem Public Library
518 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin
Sat., March 5, 10 AM - 2 PM

Elmhurst Municipal Building
Tues., March 15, 3 PM - 7 PM

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First Friends of SPL Book Sale of 2011 March 19th and 20th

Save the Date
Friends of the
Scranton Public Library
Book Sale

Saturday, March 19th 2011
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location: Community Room
in the basement of the
Lackawanna County Children's Library
(Handicapped Accessible)

There will be a sneak peak on Thursday, March 17th, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. for members of the friends. If you would like to become a Friend of the Scranton Public Library, click here.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Library Will Be Closed Monday, February 21st for Presidents' Day


For more information on the lives of the US Presidents, click here.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Contemporary Authors Is Again Available Through Power Library

The Contemporary Authors database has been restored and is once again available to patrons through Access Pennsylvania Power Library.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Socrates Cafe Thursday, February 24th 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.