Friday, February 24, 2012

Turkish Coffee Night Wednesday, February 29th at the Trolley Museum

The Turkish Cultural Center of Scranton will be hosting a Turkish Coffee Night on Wednesday, February 29th from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at The Trolley Museum (300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA). The evening will feature a presentation about Turkey, Turkish music, and Turkish coffee and dessert.

Admission to the event is free, but reservations are required. You can RSVP by calling (570) 963-6590, extension 102 or email by February 27th.

Irish Twilight: An Evening With Robert Kanigel Thursday, March 1st (LCLS Library Lecture Series) At Everhart Museum

The Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series presents its first speaker of the 2012 season.

Irish Twilight: An Evening With Robert Kanigel, Author of On An Irish Island, will be presented Thursday, March 1st at 7 PM at the Everhart Museum at Nay Aug Park. A wine-and-cheese reception will precede the lecture.

Admission is free for Lackawanna County Library System card holders. Copies of On an Irish Island will be for sale for $26.95. Cash or check only.

Tickets are available at any Lackawanna County Library System library or the Everhart Museum.

Now abandoned, Great Blasket Island off the west coast of Ireland was one of the last strongholds of the Irish language and one of the most primitive places in Western Europe. In On an Irish Island, Robert Kanigel writes of the community there and the scholars and linguists who visited to capture a taste of a dying culture.

Just weeks before St. Patrick’s Day, Kanigel comes to Scranton to tell the story of this remote and beautiful place.

Sponsored by the Lackawanna County Library System, Pages & Places, and the Everhart Museum.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Socrates Cafe Thursday, March 15th in Director's Office

The next Socrates Cafe will be held on Thursday, March 15th at 6:30 PM in the Director's Office (main floor of Albright Memorial Library). This event is handicapped accessible.

Facilitated by Professor Phil Jenkins from Marywood University, Socrates Cafe brings together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening.

Reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please call (570) 348-3000 or you can register online by clicking here.

Friends of SPL Spring Book Sale March 17th and 18th To Be Held at Library Express

Save the Date
Friends of the
Scranton Public Library
Book Sale
Library Express
2nd Floor at
The Mall At Steamtown

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

There will be a sneak peak on Thursday, March 15th, 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.

For more information, please call Library Express at (570) 558-1670 or email

Future Book Sales
June 9 & 10
September 15 & 16
December 15 & 16

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Library Will Be Closed Presidents' Day

Albright Memorial Library will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents' Day.

Click here for more about this holiday and biographies of all 44 presidents.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Library Express to Host Two Readings/Book Signings Saturday, February 11th

Join local authors Larry Sherman and Cheryl Kashuba for a reading and book signing on Saturday, February 11th at 1 PM at Library Express (2nd Floor, Mall at Steamtown).

Larry will read from his recent novel "To Hide Behind A Wall" which is set during World War II.

Cheryl will read from her new nonfiction title "A Brief History of Scranton."

Both titles will be available for purchase.

For more information, please contact Library Express at (570) 558-1670.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

It's Tax Time

2011 Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are slowly but surely arriving at Albright Memorial Library. You can find them in the main lobby of the library.

If you need a tax form that we do not have, check out the links below:




FTA State Tax Forms Page includes links to tax forms from all 50 states.


The website for the Scranton Single Tax Office website includes printable 2011 Scranton City Tax Forms. They are now located on the second floor at The Mall at Steamtown (next to The Bon-Ton).


These and other helpful websites about taxes are also available on the Online Resources page under the category "Tax Forms & Information."


The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties have scheduled free tax preparation assistance services February 5th through April 1st at 9 locations throughout Wayne and Lackawanna Counties. The program is for low and medium income households and senior citizens of both counties. Click here for more information.

*Don’t forget the deadline to file your taxes this year
is Monday, April 16th!