Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Zine Workshop


What's a Zine?  

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Zines, stemming from "fanzines" of the early 1960s, have spanned generations in the underground literature, art, and music scenes in various areas of the world. Essentially a handmade magazine, discover the history and future of these publications and learn how to create one yourself with some basic supplies on Monday, April 7th at 7 pm in the Community Room . Come with an idea you'd like to write about - music, travels, recipes,relationships, social issues - anything works! We'll provide the supplies and you can have participate in zine culture.  Sign me up

Want to check out more zines?  Visit the Scranton Zine Fest on June 7th at the Tripp Park Community Center. For more information check out their website: http://scrantonzinefest.weebly.com/schedule.html

There are a few libraries of Zines in Pennsylvania: 
Carnegie Library Pittsburgh
Little Berlin Philadelphia, PA
Roboto Project Zine Library, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, March 24, 2014

Socrates Cafe Thursday, April 17th in Community Room

NOTE: This event is handicapped accessible. 

The next Socrates Cafe will be held Thursday, April 17th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. 
 
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

Bestselling Author Douglas Preston to Speak at Library Lecture Series Friday, April 25th


Bestselling author Douglas Preston is the first speaker in the 2014 Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series.  His book Tyrannosaur Canyon is the 2014 selection of On the Same Page in Lackawanna County.

Mr. Preston will be speaking at the Theater at Lackawanna College on Friday, April 25th at 7 PM.  Tickets will be available at all libraries in the Lackawanna County Library System in April.  Tickets are free with your library card.

Free copies of the novel and book discussions at the libraries are available for those who sign up for the program, which runs from April 1 to May 15.

The Tyrannosaur Canyon book discussion at Albright Memorial Library will be on  Tuesday, May 6th at 6 PM in the Director's Office.

Please call (570) 348-3000 for more information.

Upcoming Film Forward Film Series

The Scranton Public Library is pleased to announce its selection as a screening site for the prestigious “FILM FORWARD: ADVANCING CULTURAL DIALOGUE” film series.  FILM FORWARD is an international program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of films, workshops and conversations.  An initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities - in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.

All screenings will be held in the library’s Community Room, located in the basement of the Lackawanna County Children’s Library at 520 Vine Street, Scranton. There is no charge and the public is encouraged to attend.

Free screenings and discussions of the thought-provoking films are scheduled as follows:
20 Feet From Stardom on Monday, April 14th at 7 pm, moderated by Dr. Philip Mosley
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. Twenty Feet From Stardom shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

The World Before Her on Wednesday, April 16th at 7 pm, moderated by Ms. Sheli McHugh
Moving between two extremes—the intimate verité drama of the Miss India pageant’s rigorous beauty “bootcamp” and the intense regime of a militant Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls—The World Before Her delivers a provocative portrait of India and its current cultural conflicts during a key transitional era in the country's modern history.

If You Build It on Thursday, April 17th at 7 pm, moderated by Ms. Sharon McCrone
If You Build It spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms.   Designer/activists Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller, together with their high school students, unleash the power of humanitarian design to help their struggling community in rural North Carolina. 

Valentine Road on Monday, April 21st at 7 pm, moderated by Dr. John McNerney
On February 12, 2008, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head.  With keen insight, the film connects the human wreckage of Larry’s and Brandon’s troubled lives—both bullied and both searching for a sense of belonging.

The Rocket on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7 pm, moderated by Mr. Kevin Norris
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family and a couple of ragged misfits through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity–filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy sets off to prove he’s not cursed and builds a giant rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.

Circles on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7 pm, moderated by Dr. Phil Jenkins
Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act.  Twenty years later, all of them will have to confront the past through their own crises. Will they overcome the guilt, frustration, and the urge for revenge?  Will they do the right thing, at all costs?

Dancing in Jaffa on Thursday, April 24th at 7 pm, moderated by Ms. Alicia Grega
Renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and applies it to 11 year old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. What occurs is magical and transformative.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Maker Mondays" Announced For April


Zine History and Creation Workshop with Jessica Meoni 
Monday, April 7th at 7 PM

Zines, stemming from "fanzines" of the early 1960s, have spanned generations int he underground literature, art, and music scenes in various areas of the world.  Essentially a handmade magazine, discover the history and future of these publications and learn how to create one yourself with some basic supplies.  Come with an idea you'd like to write about - music, travels, recipes, relationships, social issues - anything works!

Click here to make a reservation online. 

Poetry Workshop with Scott Thomas 
Monday April 28th at 7 PM 

Poet Scott Thomas will guide you as you take your poems from inspiration to final draft. 

Click here to make a reservation online.

Lectures will be held in the Community Room, located in the basement of the Lackawanna County Children's Library at 520 Vine Street, unless otherwise noted.

For more information or to register, click on the links above, or call (570) 348-3000.

"The Knit Wits" Knitting Group at Scranton Public Library Starting April 10th

Love to knit or crochet?

Join The Knit Wits the second Thursday of every month from 7 to 8 PM to share ideas and work on projects.

Join us for our first meeting on Thursday, April 10th.

All meetings will be held in the Community Room, located in the basement of the Lackawanna County Children's Library at 520 Vine Street.

For more information, please or to register, call (570) 348-3000 or visit www.albright.org You may also register for the April 10th meeting by clicking here.

I spy with my eye something green....

Check out our new recycling containers!


 The library is constantly trying to provide opportunities to recycle and keep green.  Help us out by using our new containers found in the lobby and the Reference floor of the Albright and soon to be installed in the Children's Library.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Bookmobile is back on the road

We're happy to report that the Bookmobile is back on the road today! 


Check out the schedule online for when the Bookmobile will be visiting your community. 

Notes in the Margin

Have you seen this book at the library? It's called S. by Doug Dorst and J. J. Abrams. It's a story told through the notes in the margins and additional pieces found in the book. There are postcards, fake letters, printouts, napkins and other random items.  It's a fun idea of expanding the story for the reader and it got a lot of the staff talking.  Do you write notes in the margins of your books? Do you highlight or underline passages to share later?  What would it be like to share a book by writing notes back and forth?



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bookmobile- Off the Road

We're sad to report that our Bookmobile will be off the road due to repairs.  You will see it in this weekend's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Scranton, but it is unable to make it's regular stops.  If you have any questions please contact us at 570-348-3000 ext. 3000.

Just remember, that you can return any of the items you checked out on the Bookmobile to any of our other locations through out Lackawanna County.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Maker Mondays: Recipe Testers' Club Monday, March 24th at 7 PM

Love to cook?  Love to try out new recipes?  Join the Maker Monday Recipe Testers' Club! 

The cookbook is Taste of Home Appetizers.  Come to the Reference Department and ask for the book, you select (and photocopy) the recipe to prepare and bring it to Maker Monday on Monday, March 24th at 7 PM in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Children's Library). 

Attendees will taste all the prepared recipes from the cookbook, and the chef with the most tasty recipe wins the cookbook! 

For more information, or to register, please call (570) 348-3000 or register online by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Socrates Cafe Thursday, March 20th

NOTE: This event is handicapped accessible. 

The next Socrates Cafe will be held Thursday, March 20th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. 
 
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.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Book Lovers' Trivia Night

Calling All Book Lovers!! 

Can you answer:
What troublesome blonde makes her first appearance in the Little House book, On The Banks of Plum Creek
 or 
What novel features Sean Bateman, little brother of lunatic title character in American Psycho?

Join us for Book Lovers' Trivia Night on Thursday, March 6th at 6 pm! 

Test your book trivia knowledge for snacks, prizes and bragging rights in the library's community room! Teams of 5 can register or sign up and be teamed up with fellow book lovers. 

March is National Women's History Month


Did you know that March is National Women's History Month?  Celebrate the lives and achievements of women around the world this March by reading books by or about our favorite women in history.


I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.



King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village 

by Peggielene Bartels

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the Sky.

by Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.




Who is your favorite woman in history?