Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Library Will Be Closed Easter Sunday


 'TIS EASTER!

Albright Memorial Library will be closed Sunday, March 31st for the Easter holiday!

Enjoy the nostalgic "Thanks, Easter Bunny! BOK-BOK!" M&Ms commercial below.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Adriana Trigiani Lecture Tickets Now Available At Circulation Desk

Free tickets for the upcoming lecture by bestelling author Adriana Trigiani are now available at the Circulation Desk at all Lackawanna County libraries.  Tickets are free with your library card.

Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, will be speaking at the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series Thursday, April 18th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center. 

Trigiani's novel "The Queen of the Big Time" is the 2013 selection of the On The Same Page in Lackawanna County reading program.  Book discussions are scheduled at all libraries; Albright's book discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th at 6 PM in the Director's Office.  If you would like to attend, you can sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 348-3000, x3002.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

WestlawNext, More User-Friendly Edition of Westlaw, Now Available In Reference Department


The Reference Department has recently upgraded our Westlaw database to WestlawNext.  WestlawNext includes all of the essential legal information Westlaw is known for and combines user-friendly Google-like searching for better, more accurate search results.

Please see a Reference Librarian during normal library hours to check out WestlawNext for yourself.

Chef Joseph Caputo To Offer Italian Cooking Demonstration at Steamtown Mall Tues., April 2nd


Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani is the first speaker in the 2013 Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series. Her talk will take place on Thursday, April 18, at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center.

Because Ms. Trigiani has also published a cookbook, Cooking with My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes from Bari to Big Stone Gap, LCLS is hosting an Italian cooking demonstration. Chef Joseph Caputo will cook and talk about his experiences in Italy on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 PM at the Mall at Steamtown.

Hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Beta Testers Wanted For LCLS Mobile App


 
The Lackawanna County Library System needs Android smartphone users to test our new app, LCLSConnect.

To be a Beta tester for LCLSConnect, simply snap a pick of the QR code above with your smartphone; or go to Google Play, enter LCLSConnect and click Install.  Once it is installed on your smart phone,choose "See What's New" and follow the instructions.

We appreciate your help to make mobile access to your library even better.  Thank you.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Library Donation Drop-Off For March Dedicated To Dress For Success Lackawanna County

Throughout the month of March, Albright Memorial Library will be collecting purses and jewelry for Dress For Success Lackawanna County.   Donations can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk.  

Dress For Success is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving women of Lackawanna, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, and Monroe counties.  Their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and a network of support to help women thrive in the workplace and in life.

All donations will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



Bestselling Author Adriana Trigiani To Speak At Library Lecture Series Thursday, April 18th In Conjunction With "On The Same Page In Lackawanna County"

Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, will be speaking at the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series Thursday, April 18th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center.  Tickets are free with your library card and will be available one month prior to the event at all Lackawanna County libraries.

Trigiani's novel "The Queen of the Big Time" is the 2013 selection of the On The Same Page in Lackawanna County reading program.  Book discussions are scheduled at all libraries; Albright's book discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th at 6 PM in the Director's Office.  If you would like to attend, you can sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 348-3000, x3002.

Below is the official press release for the upcoming lecture/reading program, provided by Mary Garm:




2013 County Book Celebrates Italian Heritage
Countywide Reading Program Celebrates Sixth Year


Lackawanna County residents will feel right at home with the book chosen for the 2013 edition of “On the Same Page in Lackawanna County,” sponsored by the Lackawanna County Library System to encourage local residents to read and talk about the same book.

“The Queen of the Big Time” by Adriana Trigiani, is set in Roseto, Pennsylvania, a Northampton County borough located about halfway between Stroudsburg and Easton and less than an hour from Scranton by car.

Like many small towns in Lackawanna County, Roseto was settled by Italian immigrants. The book evokes that heritage, as all the main characters are Italian, and the culture, the food, and the traditions will be familiar to readers.

“Part of the fun of reading the book will be spotting local and cultural references,” said Mary Garm library system administrator.

In addition to reading the book, participants can participate in discussions about it held throughout March and April at local libraries. They will also have a chance to hear the author in a public lecture at the Scranton Cultural Center in April.

Trigiani is a native of Stone Gap, Virginia, and a graduate of St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame University. She is the author of 14 books, including 12 novels. Most reflect her Italian background.

She is scheduled to speak on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. There will be a reception for “On the Same Page” participants prior to the event.

“On the Same Page in Lackawanna County is among hundreds of community reading programs organized by libraries around the country, according to Mrs. Garm.  

“The idea is to get lots of people reading the same book and talking about it,” said Mrs. Garm. “People who read “The Queen of the Big Time” can talk about the book among friends or they can join the conversation at any of the county’s libraries.”

Book discussions will be led by Jean Marie Lynn, a librarian at the Taylor Community Library, and run through the end of April. Check the library system’s website (www.lclshome.org) for dates, times and locations.

Mrs. Garm noted that this is the sixth year for “On the Same Page in Lackawanna County.” Previous years featured books by Brad Meltzer, Lisa Scottoline Julie Powell, Tess Gerritsen and Laura Lippman.

Funding for the program is provided by the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture.

“On the Same Page in Lackawanna County” runs through March and April. Anyone interested can sign up at the Abington Community Library, Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, Carbondale Public Library, Dalton Community Library, North Pocono Public Library, Taylor Community Library, Valley Community Library, the Lackawanna County Library System bookmobile or Library Express.

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who donated items for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.  The collection was a great success.