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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
“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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.