Friday, September 23, 2011

Library eBooks From Kindle Now Available At Lackawanna County Libraries

Our Overdrive eBook database has recently added 757 titles for the Kindle reader. Click here to see a list of the available titles, place a hold, etc.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scranton Reads 10th Anniversary Kick-Off Party Friday, September 30th at Albright

Scranton Reads' 10th Anniversary Party has been moved to Friday, September 30th at 4 PM in the lobby of Albright Memorial Library.

Browse displays of the different books we've read throughout the ten year history of of Scranton Reads program and get a copy of this year's title, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

This event is open to all. Refreshment will be served. Click here to RSVP.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Teen Advisory Board Bake Sale Saturday, September 24th, 10 AM - 3 PM

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of Albright Memorial Library will hold a bake sale on Saturday, September 24th from 10 AM - 3 PM in the main lobby of the library.

Proceeds will be used to assist with the medical bills of a close friend of TAB, who was recently injured in an near-fatal car accident.

TAB will also welcome donations of baked goods for the sale. If you are interested, please call (570) 348-3000 for more information.

Socrates Cafe Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 PM

6:30 PM - 8 PM

Note: This event is handicapped accessible.

This thought provoking discussion group has been in place for over three 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 October 's Socrates Cafe by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Scranton Reads Celebrates 10th Anniversary October 2011

October 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the citywide reading program Scranton Reads. A number of terrific events -- including book discussions, film screenings, a Scranton Reads 10th Anniversary Party, and a Finger Lakes Wine Trip -- have been scheduled throughout the month of October to celebrate both this important milestone and this year's book selection -- Ray Bradbury's classic novel Fahrenheit 451.

For more information, visit

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Michio Kaku Is The Next Speaker at the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series Friday, September 30th




7 PM

The Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series presents The American Masters Lecture, featuring Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist, Bestselling Author & Popularizer of Science Michio Kaku.

Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and author known to television viewers for his lucid explanations of complex science, will be the featured speaker on Friday, September 30, at 7 p.m. in the Scranton Cultural Center. Admission is free with a library card. Tickets are available at all Lackawanna County libraries. You can also show your library card at the door on the night of the event.

Dr. Kaku replaces Richard Clarke, whose name was previously announced.

The American Masters Lecture is an annual event featuring major figures from American arts, letters, public affairs, and science.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Albright Memorial Library Will Have "Mall Library" At The Mall At Steamtown September 6th - 30th

September is National Library Card Sign-Up month

and the Albright Memorial Library is celebrating at the Mall @ Steamtown.

Located on the 2nd floor next to Boscov’s Furniture Outlet.

Bring a friend to sign up for a free library card and get 10% off our library boutique and receive a gift as our way of saying “thank you” for supporting the library

Join in on some activities while you’re there…


Monday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

Thursday: 4-8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday: 10-2 p.m.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Since 1987, the month of September has been designated as Library Card Sign-Up Month.

In tough economic times, your library card gives you free access to books and computers, homework help, assistance with resumes and job searches, accurate financial information, adult education courses and computer classes, lectures and programs, CDs, DVDs and Blu Rays...and much, MUCH more.

Don't have a library card? You can apply for one online right now by
clicking here.

Visit any of the Lackawanna County Library System libraries today!