Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Steamtown NHS Museum Collection Begins Online Journey

From Press Release From The National Park Service:

Steamtown National Historic Site’s museum collection has begun a new journey – to cyberspace!  The public can now search over 7,700 catalog records and 10,000 images including objects, archival and photographic materials related to railroading at the National ParkService Web Catalog by visiting the Park’s website at www.nps.gov/stea; click the Collections link in History & Culture.  The Web Catalog is a searchable online database that provides access to thousands of records and images from the National Park Service (NPS) museum collections.  NPS museum collections include diverse disciplines and have unique associations with park cultural and natural resources, eminent figures, and park histories. Online visitors can perform simple or advanced searches by keyword, park name, object name, people, places, and date. Visitors can also browse or search collection highlights and park summaries.  

This project is an ongoing initiative of the NPS Museum Management Program.  The records found in this database will vary in the level of detail, and records and images will be updated and added on a continued basis.  As Steamtown NHS and other parks continue to process their museum collections, additional objects and documents will become accessible to the public. 

Click here to check out nearly 8000 images from the Steamtown National Historic Site.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Do You Have Memories Of Hurricane Diane (August 1955)?

The Scranton Public Library is looking for volunteers who have memories of Hurricane Diane which devastated our area in August of 1955. 
We are working on a project documenting the history of the event and want to know your story.  This project will be found on the web at Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives.  We are looking for your stories and/or photographs.  If you have any questions please contact Martina Soden, Assistant Head of Reference @ 348-3000 ext. 3008 or msoden@albright.org 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Please Help Us By Filling Out This Survey

We need your help.

We would like to encourage everyone to take a few minutes to take this survey or stop by the library for a printed survet. 

The survey is designed to assess the ease or difficulty of completing various tasks on the current website. The survey will take up to 10 minutes and Internet access will be required.

The survey will be available from Monday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 31.

Thank you in advance for your support as we work toward bringing a new face to lclshome.org.

If you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Socrates Cafe Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 PM In Community Room

The next Socrates Cafe will be held on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room (basement of the Lackawanna County Children's 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.You can also reserve online by clicking here.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Finger Lakes Wine Country Bus Trip Sunday, October 21st

Albright Memorial Library is sponsoring a Finger Lakes Wine Country Bus Trip on Sunday, October 21st to benefit the library.  Come enjoy beautiful Cayuga Lake at the peak of Fall foliage.

Cost is $90 per person ($40.00 deposit due at time of booking). Cost includes round-trip bus transportation, tasting fees at 5-6 wineries, $8.00 worth of coupons towards wine purchases, 4 course dinner at Belhurst Castle (Choice of Pork Tenderloin, Baked Haddock, and Grilled Chicken w/Broccoli over Creamy Pasta) 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 8:15 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.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

WNEP's "Does It Really Work?" Segment Filmed At Our Library

Newswatch 16 at 7 on WNEP filmed their latest "Does It Really Work?" segment in the Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library.  The segment originally aired Thursday, July 5th.

Check out the video above to see what our patrons and staff thought of the EZ Eyes Keyboard.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Free Tickets Now Available For Upcoming Library Lecture Tuesday, August 7th

Free tickets for the next Library Lecture are now available at all Lackawanna County Libraries.

John Anthony Gilvey, author of "Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City," will be the next presenter at the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series Tuesday, August 7th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. 

Actor Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) was Baby's father in 1987's Dirty Dancing and the voice of candlestick Lumiere in Disney's Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast.  He was Detective Lennie Briscoe on TV's Law & Order.  And he was a Tony Award-winning Broadway star whose roles include Billy Flynn in 1975's original Broadway production of Chicago.

But did you also know his mother was a native of Plymouth, PA and he spent part of his childhood living in Scranton?

Gilvey's multimedia presentation will include clips and photos of Orbach's work on stage, screen and television, as well as information on Orbach's roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Hope to see you there.

Click here to place a hold on the book Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Scranton Reads Fundraiser Friday, August 10th at Backyard Ale House

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 10th. 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, music by DJ Conor McGuigan, Happy Hour specials,  basket raffles, and much more.

All donations to benefit Scranton Reads!

Hope to see you there!