Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Audiobooks

Don't have time to read?  Why not try audiobooks?  They are a great way to enjoy all those books your friends are talking about!  They are great for the drive to work, exercising or even running errands! 

We have few different options for you when it comes to borrowing audiobooks so try them all out and see which one works best for you!


Downloadable:


 OneClickDigital is one of our newest services for downloadable books.  We have a collection of classics and a growing collection of best sellers.  There are some eBooks as well that you can download to your eReader.


Try:
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is now living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Borrow it now! 



OverDrive is another one of our resources for downloadable books.  We have both eBooks and eAudiobooks for children, teens and adults.

Try: 

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect-wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book's mysteries. The listener is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation.  Borrow it now! 


The library has an amazing collection of audiobooks on CD.  We have popular fiction, non-fiction and classics.  We have over 14,000 to choose from!

Try: 

When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, Sedaris' sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated. Place a Hold



Playaways are small  media players that have one book pre-loaded on them.  They are great for listening to in the car via your aux jack or with your headphones. They are great for times when you don't want to burn through your phone or media player battery or storage space. 

We have a huge collection of them in both best sellers and classics.  Check out our collection.

Try:

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Britain, 1972. Serna Frome, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a "secret mission" which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? Place a Hold


Monday, October 28, 2013

Scary Movies

It's almost Halloween! Have you stocked up on scary movies for Thursday night? Some of our staff favorites are: 


A photographer unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. His recently blinded wife, alone in their apartment, is first terrorized by hired crooks, and then by the psychopathic Roat, in search of the doll. Not Rated. More Info
Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless. Rated PG More Info
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born under his mother's table at the fish market, onto a pile of muddy fish guts, establishing from the beginning his repulsion for putrid scents. A childhood of neglect and, later, a job at a tannery, encourage Jean-Baptiste to develop his olfactory sense rather than his verbal skills. When an opportunity to prove his worth to Parisian perfumist, Giuseppe Baldini, it results in his immediate hire into a promising new career. His successes in perfume mixing are negated by a blinding obsession for capturing the sublime beauty of human soul, which in his twisted logic requires the killing of young women to reduce their body fats to essential oils for the ultimate perfume. Rated: R  More Info

Ten years ago, Harry Warden murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe. Tom returns to his hometown on the anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders instead of Harry. The only person who seems to believe he is innocent is his old girlfriend. Now, something has returned to the town of Harmony. Wearing a miner's mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose and the townspeople realize that it just might be Harry who's come back. Rated: R More Info
What are your favorite scary movies?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Socrates Cafe Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 PM In Community Room

SOCRATES CAFE 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST 
6:30 PM - 8 PM 
COMMUNITY ROOM 

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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Library Will Be Closed Monday, November 11th For Veterans Day

Albright Memorial Library will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.  The library will reopen Tuesday, November 12th at 9 AM.

Click here to learn more about Veterans Day.

Library Will Be Closed Tuesday, November 5th for Election Day

Albright Memorial Library will be closed Tuesday, November 5th for Election Day 2013.  The library will reopen Wednesday, November 6th at 9 AM.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Zinio- How To!

Have you tried Zinio?  Zinio is a great new way to get the copies of your favorite magazines delivered right to you! You can read them on your home computer or mobile device.

Here's the steps:

1. Visit www.albright.org and click on the Zinio icon on the right.
2. Browse the collection and find a magazine you'd like to check out.
3. Sign in or Create a New Account for the Library Collection.
4. Confirm that you'd like to check out the title you selected.
5. A new browser tab will open and ask you to log in to the Zinio.com Viewing Account. At this point you will need create a second account, if you don't have one. You can use the same information you used for your Library Collection Account in step 3.
6. Click on the Your Library tab at the top of the page and your checked out titles will load and you are ready to rea.

When you're ready to check out new titles, just follow the steps above and enter your existing account information.

There are apps for the various devices:
Download your free Zinio reader app: PC Mac iPhone iPad Android Kindle Fire/HD 

Win 8 Blackberry Nook HD/HD+

Want to print out the how to steps? Download them here.

Here's a helpful how to video:
Zinio for Libraries - New Interface June 2013 from RBdigital from Recorded Books on Vimeo.

Just let us know if you have any questions! Or you can contact the support folks via this form.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

New Resources!

We are pleased to share that we have three new online resources to help you with your research and studying! 


Fold3 is our newest genealogy and history resource. You can search old newspapers, naturalization records, Censuses for information on your family.  You can even look at digitized versions of milestone documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address! Try it out today! 



Legal Information Reference Center a new resource that provides how to's and tools for legal forms and legal reference books.  You can browse by topic or search for specific legal topics.  Try it for free with your library card. 





  MasterFile  Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.  It's a great place to start when starting your research paper.  Try it today. 


Let us know what you think or if you need help navigating these new services! 

Monday, October 07, 2013

Makers Needed!

Are you a maker? Do you want to share your craft or skill with fellow members of the community for our series called, Maker Monday? 

Maker Mondays featured a community members who have a craft or skill they wished to share and demo.  It was a great success and we would like to continue in November.  Are you a maker? Do you want to share your craft or skill with fellow members of the community?  Let us know!  Contact Elizabeth at edavis@albright.org for more information! 

Peridicals Room Closed Thursday, 9-1; Room Will Also Close Friday at 2PM

The Periodicals Room in the Reference Department will be closed on Thursday, October 10th from 9 AM to 12 PM.

The Periodicals Room will also close at 2 PM on Friday, October 11th. 

Photocopying and computer printing will remain available during these hours. 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

eBooks!

Have a small business and looking for some professional reading?  Why not try some of our free business insight eBooks?




Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing edited by Miranda Herbert Ferrara
Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets edited by Virgil L. Burton, III
All these resources are available our Gale Virtual Reference resource via our Online Resources page.  The books can be downloaded as a whole or only specific chapters in both pdf format or even mp3 and transferred to an eReader or mobile device. 

We also have additional business eBooks and more via our EBSCO Host Resource.