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Holiday Book Buying Guide | Book Discussion

Give the gift of a book this holiday season! Lackawanna County librarians recommend these books as great gift ideas for readers who like novels and non-fiction.     The Wonder : a novel by Emma Donoghue Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and […]

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Holiday Book Buying Guide for Young Adults | Albright Memorial Library

Give the Young Adult in your life these amazing librarian recommended books this holiday season.  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being […]

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Bah Humbug! A Christmas Carol at the Library | Albright Memorial Library

Celebrate the holiday season with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Actor Bob Hughes will be reading and performing a play adaptation of this classic tale on Sunday, December 4 in the Reference Department at the Albright Memorial Library. Light refreshments will be available. Handicapped accessible. Families are welcome. This event is free and open to […]

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Go Green with the Library: Everyday Odd Items & How to Recycle Them | Albright Memorial Library

We know how to recycle newspapers, plastics and glass, but what about the everyday odd items in the house? Items such as wire clothing hangers, plastic shopping bags, and even compact discs can be taking up room in your house, but don’t throw them away! All of these items can be recycled. Wire Clothing Hangers […]

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Chris Smither Photo Album | Albright Memorial Library

Photos from Saturday’s Chris Smither concert are now available on the Library’s Flickr page! You can view the slideshow below for the pictures or click on the slideshow to go to Flickr.

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Relive Chris Smither in Concert | Albright Memorial Library

The Scranton Public Library would like to thank everyone for attending Saturday’s Chris Smither concert. Your support of fine music and the Library are greatly appreciated! Stay tuned for some photos on the Scranton Public Library’s Flickr page from Saturday’s concert. We will be adding a photo slideshow soon! Looking to relive the concert? You […]

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The Man Behind the Music: Chris Smither | Albright Memorial Library

Learn more about where Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans, the inspiration for his music, and how it all began with WVIA’s Erika Funke from her show ArtScene. See the full interview below.

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Who is Chris Smither? | Albright Memorial Library

Learn more about folk and blues musician Chris Smither on WVIA’s ArtScene with Erika Funke. The radio interview, featuring a Q&A with Chris Smither and Erika Funke, will air on Thursday, October 13 at 11:00 am and on Sunday, October 16 at noon. Can’t make it to the air times? You can listen to the […]

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Grant Recipient Featured on YALSA Blog | Albright Memorial Library

Over the summer, our very own Young Adult Librarian, Anna Kilcullen, received a $1,000 grant from Baker and Taylor and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The Collection Development grant helped expand the Young Adult collection that you can now browse at Library Express. Now, the YALSA blog has featured Anna’s story on how […]

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Scranton Public Library Open on Columbus Day | Albright Memorial Library

The Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Library, and the Lackawanna County Children’s Library will be open regular hours on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10. To view the libraries’ hours, click on their names above. Library Express is closed on Mondays.

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