Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Reference Computers Will Be Down August 2nd and 3rd; Computer Lab Will Offer Limited Hours

The Reference Department computers will be OUT OF SERVICE on Tuesday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 3rd.

The Computer Lab (basement of the Children's Library) will be open on Tuesday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and on Wednesday, August 3rd from 9 AM to 5 PM for your computer use. Sessions will be limited in length depending on computer availablility. There will be printing available in the computer lab.

The Reference and Periodicals Rooms will be open on these two days for microfilm, newspapers, magazines and wireless internet access. The copy machines will not be working.

Your Library

60% increases in Netflix fees . . .

Borders is closing its doors . . .

In times like these, the library never looked better!

Borrowing at the Albright Memorial Library is still free 7 days a week!

Select from over 16,000 DVDs, 1,000 Blu Rays, thousands of books, magazines and talking books . . .you get the picture!

To be able to borrow any of these items, all you need is a library card and that's free!

So don't hesitate! Take advantage of the library's door-buster pricing everyday, on every item!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Finger Lakes Wine Country Bus Trip (Scranton Public Library Fundraiser) Sunday, October 23rd (SOLD OUT)

UPDATE AUGUST 27th: The bus trip is sold out. However, cancellations are possible. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, call Laura at 348-3000, extension 3043 and leave your name and phone number.

Albright Memorial Library is sponsoring a Finger Lakes Wine Country Bus Trip on Sunday, October 23rd.

Cost is $80 per person ($40.00 deposit due at time of booking). Cost includes round-trip bus transportation, tasting fees at 5-6 wineries, 4 course dinner at Belhurst Castle (Choice of 3 entrees) and driver's tip. Payment is full is due October 7th. Everyone must be 21 years old to attend this bus trip, and ID is required.

The bus will depart Scranton Public Library at 8 AM and will return to the library at approximately 10:30 PM.

Click on the image above for full information.

For reservation or more information, please contact Laura Hendricks at (570) 348-3000, x3043.

Monday, July 18, 2011

For Bob Booth

Today was the memorial service for a true friend of the library, Mr. Bob Booth. Mr. Booth passed away July 7th of cancer. A schoolteacher for over 30 years, Bob was a longtime member of the Friends of the Scranton Public Library and a volunteer at the Lackawanna Historical Society.

Most of all, Bob was a true and dear friend to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him, and he will be greatly missed by the staff of the Reference Department.

On a personal note, the picture above was taken at Tavern on the Green in New York City in 2004, on one of the many daytrips to New York that Bob and I took together throughout the years.

Rest in Peace, Bob.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

LCLS Now Offers E-Books!

You asked for them, now they're here.

The Lackawanna County Library System is now offering e-books through its OverDrive service. Our e-book collection presently consists of 200 titles (including A Game of Thrones, The Help, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Grisham's A Painted House), available to download on select devices (including Nook and Sony reader); click here for a complete list of compatible e-book readers/devices.

Click here for a complete list of e-book titles available.

UPDATE 9/23 Overdrive now offers nearly 800 eBook titles for Kindle.

Friday, July 08, 2011

MorningStar Investment Research Center Database (Accessible from Home) Upgrades This Fall

MorningStar Investment Research Center, a business database which is accessible from home with your library card, is adding some terrific additions -- including a more user-friendly interface -- this Fall.

Among the new addition will be: Historical Stock Quotes for companies going back to the 1960s (which patrons find very helpful, particularly during tax time); the ability to graphically chart a company's chief competitor(s) (e.g. Coca-Cola vs Pepsi); information on executive compensation; executive biographies; weekly insider transactions; and Mutual Fund interactive charts and a list of current and historical biographies.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Socrates Cafe Thursday, July 28th 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