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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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Student Discount for Chris Smither in Concert | Albright Memorial Library

Calling all college and university students! The Scranton Public Library’s fundraising concert, featuring Chris Smither, now has discounted tickets for college and university students. Tickets are $12 when you show your student ID. Student tickets can be purchased at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Library, and Library Express at the Marketplace at Steamtown. […]

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Go Green at the Library: Save Energy and Money in the Kitchen | Albright Memorial Library

The kitchen is home to some of the largest energy-consuming appliances.  As the cooler months draw near, we’ll be using our ovens and stoves more often. It’s no surprise then that the kitchen accounts for 27% of all household energy use. Project Envolve, a website sponsored by PPL and dedicated to saving energy in the […]

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Read like the President! | Albright Memorial Library

Want to read like the President this summer? President Obama recently released his summer reading list. Borrow any of his picks for free with your library card!   Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan Describes the author’s experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits […]

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Go Green with the Library: Natural Fertilizers | Albright Memorial Library

Last month, we celebrated Earth Day by learning what kinds of plants are native to our area. This month, we’ll break down the best natural fertilizers to use on your gardens to keep them healthy all year. Planet Natural’s website has a helpful guide to different types of natural fertilizers. There are three main kinds […]

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Go Green with the Library: Energy Calculators | Albright Memorial Library

Winter has certainly arrived, but now is a great time to know how well your home or business is energy efficient. Energy calculators can help you measure how much energy and money you spend on different areas of your home. The Albright Memorial Library currently has a Thermal Leak Reader and a Kill A Watt […]

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Library Lovers Month Coloring Contest! | Albright Memorial Library

February is Library Lover’s Month, so to kick off this awesome month, the library is holding a Coloring Contest. The contest is open to children, teens, and adults. During your next visit to the library, ask for coloring sheets for you and your family at the circulation desk. When you’re done coloring your masterpiece, hand […]

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Go Green with the Library: Natural Ice Melts | Albright Memorial Library

As winter sets in, more of us will be buying rock salt to clean our driveways and sidewalks. Unfortunately, all of that rock salt can end up in our water supply due to runoff and can even corrode the metal on our cars. Alternative ice melts are not only safer for the environment, but can work just as […]

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