Wednesday, July 31, 2013

First Friday Exhibit At Lackawanna County Children's Library Friday, August 2nd

When you are out in downtown Scranton this First Friday, be sure to check out the exhibit "I Am A Hero" at the Lackawanna County Children's Library (520 Vine Street), which will be featuring the work of children from the Boys and Girls Club of Scranton.

Hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Library Yard Sale Saturday, August 3rd

Albright Memorial Library will be having a yard sale this Saturday, August 3rd starting at 8 AM.  The yard sale will be held in front of the Lackawanna County Children's Library.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Library Introduces Zinio -- Downloadable Magazines

The Lackawanna County Library System is proud to announce our brand new service for patrons --a magazine database called Zinio!

Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC.

Check out Zinio by clicking here.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Socrates Cafe Thursday, August 15th 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 two years at the Library. Come and check it out; a variety of people raise questions and respectfully listen to one another discuss a topic chosen that evening. No prior learning is required. 
Reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please call (570) 348-3000 or you can register online by clicking here.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bestselling Author Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm; War) To Speak At Library Lecture Series Thursday, October 3rd

The 2013 selection for the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series American Masters Lecture is Sebastian Junger,  the bestselling of The Perfect Storm and War, and the co-director of the 2010 documentary Restrepo

Mr. Junger will speak at the Scranton Cultural Center on Thursday, October 3rd at 7 PM. 

Tickets are free with your library card and will be available in September at all libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System, as well as the Scranton Cultural Center box office.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Teen Dance and Pizza Party Tuesday, July 23rd at Library Express

Library Express, located on the 2nd Floor at The Mall At Steamtown, will be hosting a Teen Dance & Pizza Party Tuesday, July 23rd from 6 PM to 8 PM. 

For more details, please call Anna at 348-3000, ext. 3041 or 558-1670. 

Hope to see ya there!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Scranton Reads Happy Hour Fundraiser Friday, August 16th At Backyard Alehouse

Scranton Reads will be hosting its annual Happy Hour Fundraiser at Backyard Alehouse (523 Linden Street) from 5 PM to 8 PM Friday, August 16th.  Cost is a suggested donation of $5 to benefit Scranton Reads.  Free food, basket raffles, and music by Pat Finnerty! 

Hope to see you there. 

Monday, July 01, 2013

Scranton Reads To Host Gettysburg Bus Trip Saturday, September 14th

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic Battle of Gettysburg and learn about a huge turning point in our nations history.

In conjunction with Scranton Reads-One City, One Book, the Scranton Public Library is hosting a bus trip to Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Upon arrival we will go to the National Park Center Museum and Visitors Center (admission included) where everyone can view the short film about the battle narrated by Morgan Freeman called “A New Birth of Freedom”. Visitors then go directly to view the “Gettysburg Cyclorama”, the dramatic 1884 painting that depicts “Pickett’s Charge” followed by a self-guided walking tour of the museum. We will then have some free time to shop at the gift shop and have lunch (not included) either at the onsite cafe or food that you brought on the bus.

After the Museum we will get on the bus with a licensed battlefield guide for a driving tour of Gettysburg. We will learn what took place 150 years ago at the battle of Gettysburg as we see the historic sites around the battlefield.

Finally, we will have dinner (price included) at General Pickett’s Buffet which includes a soup and salad bar, hot dinner buffet with many options and a dessert table. Following dinner we will begin our journey home.

RATES PER PERSON: Per person: $75.00 ($35.00 deposit required)

DEPARTURE TIMES:  8:30 a.m. 09/14/13 Scranton Public Library

APPROX. RETURN TIME: 10:00 p.m. 09/14/13 Scranton Public Library

Round trip bus transportation
Admission to Museum & Film
Guided bus tour of Battlefield
Dinner At General Picketts Buffet
Driver’s tip

Lunch while in Gettysburg
Anything not included with buffet (i.e. alcohol)
All other attractions you do on your own

A non-refundable $35.00 deposit per person is due at time of booking. If deposit is not received within 7 days of booking, your reservation will cancel automatically. All reservations and final payments are required by August 23, 2013. Payments will be accepted in the form of cash,check, or credit card. Checks should be made out to Scranton Public Library. Should cancellation become necessary, no refunds will be issued unless your seat(s) can be resold.

No smoking or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the bus. Seats are assigned according to the reservations. If traveling with another party, please inform us at time of booking.

The Scranton Public Library regrets that it is unable to provide individual assistance to a trip member for walking, dining, or other personal needs. A companion must accompany individuals needing assistance for special needs.