Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Friends of SPL Summer Book Sale Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th

Save the Date
Friends of the
Scranton Public Library
Book Sale

Saturday, June 18th, 2011
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
AND
Sunday, June 19th, 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, June 16th, 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.

Next Socrates Cafe Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 PM in Community Room

SOCRATES CAFE
THURSDAY, JUNE 30TH
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; online reservations will be available soon.

FREE Tickets Now Available For Next LCLS Lecture Series



Tickets are now available for the second presenter in the Lackawanna County Library System Lecture Series; William Kuhn, author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books, is our next speaker.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's love of books and words helped define who she was. William Kuhn's biography, Reading Jackie, views the former first lady through the books she loved as a reader and the books she championed as an editor. Hear the author talk about the woman he got to know through her books.

Save this date: Monday, June 27, at 7 PM, at the Scranton Cultural Center. Free tickets are now available at the Circulation Desk, as well as the Everhart Museum and the Scranton Cultural Center box office.

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.

Also, this month's Happenings Magazine lists the upcoming lecture (titled "Speaking of Jackie") as a June Can't-Miss Event! (see above)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scranton Zine Festival Saturday, June 11th in Downtown Scranton


Scranton Zine Festival:
A Celebration of Self-Published Authors

Saturday, June 11th

Funded by Lackawanna County


12 PM to 3 PM:

Trading or Selling Self-Published Works, Zines & Art

Center Street, Downtown Scranton


4 PM to 6 PM:
Poetry Reading

Outrageous Cafe & Boutique
515 Center Street, Downtown Scranton


SCRANTONZINEFEST.COM

Library Will Close at 3 PM Friday, May 27th To Prep for Swingin' On Vine

It has been announced that Albright Memorial Library will close at 3 PM on Friday, May 27th to prepare for our 2nd annual Swingin' on Vine Party.

Also keep in mind that the library will be closed Saturday through Monday (May 28th through May 30th) for Memorial Day weekend. The library will reopen at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 31st.

We hope to see you all at Swingin' on Vine to kick off Memorial Day weekend and to support your library. Tickets are only $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.

For more information on Swingin' on Vine, click on the image above or click here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Children's Library Bake Sale Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st, 10-4

The Lackawanna County Children's Library will be hosting a Bake Sale on both Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Help raise money for the Summer Reading Club Program by stopping by for some goodies and sweet noms.

For more information or to donate baked goods to the sale, please call (570) 348-3000, extension 3015.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

"Reading Jackie" Displays in Library Lobby







On the main floor of the library, there are currently two displays devoted to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' career as a book editor. The displays -- which feature books edited by Jackie and information about her life -- will be available for viewing until the end of June.

The displays are in honor of our next speaker in the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series -- William Kuhn, author of the book Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books, who will be speaking Monday, June 27th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets, which are FREE with your Lackawanna County library card, will be available at all libraries in Lackawanna County beginning in June.

Jackie Kennedy's love of books and words helped define who she was. William Kuhn's biography, Reading Jackie, views the former first lady through the books she loved as a reader and the books she championed as an editor. Hear the author talk about the woman he got to know through her books.

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.

Albright Memorial Library Will Be Closed Memorial Day Weekend

ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH,
SUNDAY, MAY 29TH
AND
MONDAY, MAY 30TH
IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

For information on Memorial Day, click here.