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David Sedaris Lecture Postponed | Lackawanna County Library System

New Date Will Be Announced Later The American Masters Lecture originally scheduled for Monday, April 6, has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus. The lecture in Scranton by David Sedaris was part of a  40-city lecture tour the author and humorist had planned. The entire tour has been placed on hold.

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Breaking News: Pennsylvania Orders Library Closures | Lackawanna County Library System

We have just learned that the Pennsylvania Department of Education has instructed public libraries to remain closed from Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 29, as part of the ongoing effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Of course, online library services (e-books, downloadable audiobooks, research databases) are still […]

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Coronavirus or COVID-19 Information | Lackawanna County Library System

Many are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The libraries of the Lackawanna County Library System are encouraging members of the community to stay up to date on the latest information. Please visit the following sites for reliable information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Center for Disease Control Pennsylvania Department of Health   Take the following precautions: […]

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Battle of the Books 2020 SNEAK PEEK | Lackawanna County Library System

Battle of the Books is returning this summer and you won’t want to miss it! This Summer Quest program is for children & teens in Grades 4-12 throughout Lackawanna County. Join a team at any library and read the books in your age category, then battle it out by answering questions about the books at […]

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Sedaris Books Available @ Library Express | Lackawanna County Library System

Save 10% with Your Library Card Can’t wait until April to sample David Sedaris’s humor? You can borrow his books at any Lackawanna County library (see the catalog) or you can buy his books at Library Express in the Marketplace at Steamtown and get them signed by the author. Your library card will save you […]

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March Library Collection Aids Pets of the Homebound | Lackawanna County Library System

Meals on Wheels Clients to Benefit For many elderly and homebound people, a beloved pet is their only companion, yet getting out to purchase cat and dog food can be a challenge. During the month of March, “PAWsitively for the Animals,” a volunteer organization dedicated to pet rescue, adoption and low cost spay and neuter […]

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David Sedaris To Deliver American Masters Lecture | Lackawanna County Library System

Monday, April 6  /  7 P.M.  /  Scranton Cultural Center David Sedaris, whose personal essays and humorous social commentary have earned him recognition as one of America’s greatest living humor writers, will be the speaker for the Lackawanna County Library System’s 2020 American Masters Lecture. Sedaris is the author of 11 collections of essays, many […]

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Get Ready to Join a Digital Book Club | Lackawanna County Library System

Together We Read  /  Wednesday, Feb. 19 to Wednesday, Mar. 4 OverDrive, a supplier of eBooks and audiobooks to the Lackawanna County Library System will launch  Together We Read, its first digital book club linking readers from more than 16,000 libraries in the United States in the reading of a single book. Lean on Me, […]

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African-American Contributions to Space | Children's Library

Journey from earth to space with the contributions of African-American men and women in NASA’s  space program. Join Rashida Lovely, educator, and her son, Dahon Lovely as they share their knowledge and appreciation of these pioneers of Science. Sponsored by the Friends of the Scranton Public Library. Sunday, February 23 at 2 PM and Thursday, […]

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eBook & Audiobook Circulation Grows | Lackawanna County Library System

Lackawanna County Readers Respond to Trend eBooks and audiobooks are growing in popularity in Lackawanna County as a 15 percent increase in the Library System’s circulation of the electronic formats in 2019 shows. Increases were seen in both number of users and number of titles downloaded from OverDrive, one of the Library System’s eBook and […]

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