Tuesday, June 28, 2011

William Kuhn "Reading Jackie" Lecture on C-Span (February 8, 2011)

Last night's wonderful Library Lecture "Speaking of Jackie" with author William Kuhn was attended by over 400 people. For those who were unable to attend, below is a link to a lecture Dr. Kuhn did on Reading Jackie at the Boston Athenaeum on February 8, 2011, which originally aired on C-Span's BookTV. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interview With Upcoming Library Lecture Series Speaker William Kuhn in Today's Times-Tribune


This morning's Times-Tribune features an interview with our upcoming Library Lecture Series presenter William Kuhn. It appears on pages C1; C3 in today's (Tuesday, June 21, 2011) issue, or you can read the full article by Josh McAuliffe (titled Private Life of a Public Woman: Author Offers Insights into Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), by clicking here.

Mr. Kuhn will be discussing his book Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books on Monday, June 27th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets are free with your library card at all libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System.

Monday, June 20, 2011

37 Books Edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Available to Borrow from LCLS






Of the 100 books she helped bring to publication, the Lackawanna County Library System is a proud owner of thirty-seven books edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Above is the full bibliography, including owning library, of the books edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that are available to borrow from the Lackawanna County Library System.

Another block of tickets (free with your library card) to the next Lackawanna County Library Lecture, Speaking of Jackie with author William Kuhn (Monday, June 27th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center), are now available at the Circulation Desk at Albright Memorial Library.

This year's Lecture Series will be dedicated to the memory of Matthew Flynn, who passed away in May. Mr. Flynn served as past President of the Lackawanna County Library Board and was Executive Director of the Scranton Cultural Center.

A reception, open to the the public, will be held following Mr. Kuhn's Lecture.

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. Save this date: Monday, June 27, at 7 PM, at the Scranton Cultural Center. Admission is free with a library card and tickets are available at all libraries 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, click here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Library Will Be Closed Monday, July 4th

ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, JULY 4TH
IN OBSERVANCE OF
INDEPENDENCE DAY

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE JULY 4TH!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2011 Library Lecture Series Dedicated to the Memory of Matthew Flynn; Reception to Follow William Kuhn's Lecture Monday, June 27th

It has been announced that the Lackawanna County Library Board will dedicate the 2011 Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series to the memory of Matthew Fitzgerald Flynn, who passed away on May 4th. Mr. Flynn served as Executive Director of the Scranton Cultural Center and as past President of the Lackawanna County Library Board.

A reception, open to the public, will follow William Kuhn's lecture on Monday, June 27th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center.

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. Save this date: Monday, June 27, at 7 PM, at the Scranton Cultural Center. Admission is free with a library card and tickets are available at all libraries 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, click here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Scranton Reads Happy Hour Fundraiser Friday, July 15th at Backyard Ale House

Mark your calendars for Friday, July 15th. Backyard Ale House (523 Linden Street) will be the location of the Scranton Reads Happy Hour Fundraiser from 5 PM - 8 PM. $5 suggested donation (but you can always donate more!) Free food from the grill, entertainment by Pat Finnerty, Happy Hour specials, a basket raffle, and much more.

All donations to benefit the 10th year of Scranton Reads!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

New High-Powered Website Helps Pennsylvanians Easily Find Apartments

www.PAHousingSearch.com

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and its partnering agencies recently launched PAHousingSearch.com, an online housing search tool that lets Pennsylvanians easily find apartments best suited to their particular needs. A small number of homes associated with affordable housing initiatives and foreclosure prevention programs also will be available using the locator service.

The new web resource at www.PAHousingSearch.com replaces the earlier Pennsylvania Apartment Locator that previously was available on the PHFA website. This new web-based housing locator service is easier for consumers and landlords to use, offers much more functionality, and is backed by a vendor with extensive experience that also provides a call center to help people using the site.

Features now available through the new housing locater include basic, advanced and accessible searches to help people find housing best suited to their specific needs. Another tool - a proximity search - helps people find properties within a selected distance from work, school or other family members. The site includes a variety of helpful tools, such as a rental checklist, a rental calculator and a moving calculator.

For anyone with special housing needs, such as the elderly or people with physical challenges, PAHousingSearch.com lets them perform an "accessible" search to look for housing that has the features they need to continue living independently.

People who need assistance using the site can contact a bilingual call center by phone, mail, fax and email. Best of all, searching for affordable housing is free.

Currently, more than 62,000 housing units have been listed on the site, and 1,200 of those units are vacant and available. Nearly 600 landlords have active listings on the site. Additional listings are being added daily.

PAHousingSearch.com