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Scranton Public Library locations closed 3/14-4/6 | Albright Memorial Library

Per a directive from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, all public libraries in Pennsylvania will close from March 14th-April 6th. This includes the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch, Lackawanna County Children’s Library, Library Express, and Bookmobile. Items currently checked out: Please do not return any items you have currently checked out.  We have […]

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Employment Opportunity: Part Time Reference Clerk | Albright Memorial Library

There is a part-time Senior Library Clerk position available in the Reference Department at the Albright Memorial Library. The candidate must function well in a busy environment and enjoy working with the public.  Candidate must be computer literate, Internet-savvy, and able to provide accurate answers to a variety of in-person, on-line and telephone queries.  Teamwork […]

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Scranton Public Library to Present Two Free Screenings of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Wednesday, March 11th | Albright Memorial Library

Scranton Public Library will be presenting two free screenings of the Oscar-nominated film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on Wednesday, March 11th at 2 PM and 6:30 PM.  The screenings will be held in the Henkelman Room, located on the second floor of the library, which is handicapped accessible. Both screenings are free with […]

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Albright and Children’s Library- Closed- March 5th | Albright Memorial Library

Due to security restrictions for President Trump’s visit to the Cultural Center on the evening of Thursday, March 5th, the Albright Memorial Library and Lackawanna County Children’s Library will be closed on Thursday.  Our Nancy Kay Holmes Branch, Library Express, and Bookmobile will operate normally.

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March Social Justice Book & Film Club | Albright Memorial Library

The Albright Memorial Library and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church present a night of discussion on Monday, March 9th at 6:30 pm in the Henkelman Room on the second floor of the Albright Memorial Library. Join us to discuss: Not that Bad: Dispatches from rape culture by Roxane Gay “In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and […]

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Looking to Buy a Home? Join our Free Workshop on March 14 | Albright Memorial Library

Whether you’re buying a home for the first time or you’re looking to move, the process can be stressful and daunting. Financial Education Resource Center, located in Dunmore, will present a FREE workshop at the Albright Memorial Library on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 am. The workshop will go over all the steps of purchasing […]

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Back to Basics for Recycling Info Session to be Held March 12 | Albright Memorial Library

Need help understanding what is recyclable or how to recycle certain items? Representatives from Lackawanna County’s Office of Environmental Sustainability will visit the Albright Memorial Library on Thursday, March 12 at 6:00 pm to help answer your questions about recycling. The information session will go over the basics of what is recyclable and how to […]

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Black History Month: Music Appreciation Program This Thursday 2/20 | Albright Memorial Library

Join us this Thursday at 6:00 pm for a free program titled “Music Appreciation: An Exploration of Black Influence in American Music.” This program will explore how all different genres of music, from country and blues to rock and pop, have been influenced by black musicians and singers. The program will be taught by music […]

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Homegoing Book Discussion with Dr. Eva Tettenborn 2/18 | Albright Memorial Library

Tonight starting at 7:00 pm, Dr. Eva Tettenborn, an associate professor from Penn State Scranton, will be leading a discussion on the book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. “Homegoing is the debut historical fiction novel by Yaa Gyasi, published in 2016. Each chapter in the novel follows a different descendant of an Asante woman named Maame, starting with her two daughters, who […]

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Bus Trip to the University of Pennsylvania | Albright Memorial Library

The Friends of the Scranton Public Library are hosting a bus trip to the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The bus will leave from the Scranton Public Library at 8:00 am and depart from Philadelphia at 7:00 pm. Enjoy an exciting guided tour of the magnificent campus plus an informative visit to […]

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