Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Socrates Cafe Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

SOCRATES CAFE
THURSDAY, MAY 26TH
6:30 PM - 8 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM

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 May's Socrates Cafe by clicking here.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Swingin' On Vine Block Party To Benefit Scranton Public Library Friday, May 27th

Albright Memorial Library will be hosting our second Swingin' on Vine block party benefit on Friday, May 27th from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Admission includes cocktails, food and entertainment by Paul LaBelle & The Exact Change. You must be 21 or order to enter the block party.

All proceeds benefit your library.

Tickets are now available at Albright Memorial Library (500 Vine Street) and the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch (Green Ridge Street and Wyoming Ave.).

Truth in Evidence: The Paranormal Thursday, May 12th in Periodicals Room

A group of Bradford County paranormal investigators will discuss hauntings and other strange and unexplained phenomena on Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 PM in the Periodicals Room (2nd floor) at Albright Memorial Library.

Please note this event is not handicapped accessible.

The event is free, but reservations are required. If you would like to attend, click here to make an online reservation, or reserve by phone by calling (570) 348-3000.

ppiinvestigations.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Teen Zone at Nancy Kay Holmes Library Friday, April 29th at 4:30 PM

The Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2011, along with the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch of the Scranton Library, would like to cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of Teen Zone!

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 4:30 PM. Light refreshments to follow.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to HolmesTeenProject@gmail.com

Monday, April 18, 2011

"When Jacko Met Jackie" Excerpt from Reading Jackie By Upcoming Library Lecture Series Presenter William Kuhn

Image courtesy of PinkPillBox.com

Being that both were public icons who were stalked by the press, it was surprising that Doubleday book editor Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and pop star Michael Jackson did not have the best of relationships when she edited his autobiography, Moonwalk, in the mid-80s.

Click here to read an excerpt from William Kuhn's book Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books about the less-than-perfect collaboration between Jackie and Jackson.

Mr. Kuhn will be discussing his book and Jackie's work as an book editor at the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series on Monday, June 27th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets will be available soon.

To place a hold on Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books by William Kuhn, click here; to place a hold on the CD audiobook version, click here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Color Printing Now Available in Reference Department

The Reference Department now has a Xerox capable of making color photocopies. The cost is $.75 per page or 3 copies off your Vendacard. Please note that color copying is presently available only for photocopies and not for computer printing.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Library Lecture Series Presents Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books With Author William Kuhn Monday, June 27th


Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books
With Author William Kuhn
Monday, July 27th, 2011
Scranton Cultural Center
7 PM

She was a President's wife who held the country together for four days of grieving in 1963 after JFK's assassination. She was a jet setting socialite whose second marriage to Aristotle Onassis resulted in raised eyebrows and controversy. One of the most photographed women in history, she was widely known merely for what she wore, where she went, and with whom she was seen.

This was the public Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis everyone thought they knew.

However, there is a side to Jackie that the public has rarely seen. An avid reader (in fact, she read Gone With the Wind three times in her youth), the creator and curator of a White House Library (as well as the JFK Presidential Library), and a book editor (first at Viking, then at Doubleday) for the last 20 years of her life (a career that lasted longer than her two marriages combined)--work in which she took great pleasure and pride.

Fifty years after JFK's Presidential Inauguration pushed her onto the world stage, author and historian William Kuhn is coming to Scranton to discuss this private and previously unexplored side of Jackie's life--a woman who preferred a good book to a great party, and a book editor whose 100+ books she selected for publication showed her interests, passions and the way she saw the world--the autobiography she never wrote.

Mr. Kuhn will presenting at the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series on Monday, June 27th at 7 PM. Tickets will be available soon at all library locations in the Lackawanna County Library System.

To place a hold on Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books by William Kuhn, click here; to place a hold on the CD audiobook version, click here.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Easter "Hare Cut" Library Benefit Saturday, April 16th


Hop in for a "Hare Cut" and pamper yourself for Easter...
feel even better by helping the community!

Plush Hair Designs
will donate a generous portion of the day's proceeds to the Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2011 Project "Renovating Our Future" at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library.

This service project turns a storage space at the library into a fun and safe environment for the pre-teen and teenage population of our area to study, learn and grow.

No appointment needed! Stop by...
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
12 noon to 5 PM

Plush Hair Designs
1456 East Lackawanna Ave.
Olyphant, PA
(Just off Exit 2 of the Casey Highway)

Haircuts, Mini Manicures, Facial Waxing, Paraffin Hand Dips!

10% of the proceeds from future appointments made on 4/16/11 will also be donated to the Renovating Our Furute Project, so plan ahead and book your next appointment too.

A Night of Dancing and Fun To Benefit the Library Saturday, April 16th

Swing into Spring...and help create a fun place for our area kids!

Come out and join us for a night of dancing and fun!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011
8 PM to 11 PM
at
Vincent Brust Dance Studio
600 Dunmore St.
Throop, PA

Admission is $5.00 per person

Entertainment donated by Jerry Dreater Productions.
Dance to a mix of swing, Latin, and ballroom dance music.

There will be basket raffles and a 50/50 drawing every hour!
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

All proceeds collected will go to benefit the Leadership Lackawanna Project -- "Renovating Our Future".
This project will transform a storage space at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch of the Scranton Public Library into a teen room where kids can study, learn and grow in a safe and fun environment.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Socrates Cafe Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

SOCRATES CAFE
THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
6:30 PM - 8 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM

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.

Free Access to Ancestry.com Civil War Databases April 7th - 14th

The official sesquicentennial of the U. S. Civil War falls on April 12th, 2011. On this day in 1861 -- 150 years ago -- Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina. South Carolina was the first state to secede, on December 24th, 1860, when it claimed "states' rights" as the determining factor.

Over three million men served in the U. S. Civil War: over two million for the Union, and over one million for the Confederacy. Although about a half million men died during the war, from both combat and disease, the rest of these men survived. They have since become our ancestors, and the objects of our research. The records created during and after the Civil War contain details about many citizens of the United States--not only the soldiers themselves, but also their families and the communities in which they lived.

In commemoration of the Civil War, Ancestry.com is opening their entire Civil War era database -- 47 separate databases -- to everyone the week of April 7th through April 14th. You will be able to search all with or without an Ancestry.com subscription.

No Printing Or Photocopying in the Reference Department On Monday, April 11th


On Monday, April 11th, there will be no printing or photocopying from the computers in the Reference Department.

Printing will only be available in the Circulation Department on that day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.