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  by Michelle Georgetti Punxsutawney Phil, the beloved groundhog of Pennsylvania, saw his shadow just a couple of weeks ago and declared six more weeks of winter. While this may be happy news for our skiers and children (and teachers) anxiously awaiting the school closings...

Jeanie Sluck’s Work for Literacy Cited Jeanie Sluck, director of the Taylor Community Library, was honored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association with its “Celebrate Literacy Award” during the Association’s 50th Anniversary Dinner recently. Sluck was recognized...

Pokemon

  by Elizabeth Hess Confession time: when I first heard about the mega-popular free app Pokémon Go, I reacted with a “whaaaaat?” rather than a “wa-hoo!” I sadly missed the first round of Pokémon-mania back in the 90s, so this resurgence in worldwide popularity due...

Michelle Georgetti

by Michelle Muro Orange is the New Black Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, came to the Scranton Cultural Center on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 to talk about her book and discuss what it was like spending a year in a women’s prison. The sold-out event was part of the...

The Lackawanna County Library System’s bookmobile was highlighted in this Times-Tribune article. The bookmobile visits public housing complexes, senior apartments and daycare centers. ...

The Lackawanna County Library System’s 2015 American Masters Lecture features historian James M. McPherson on November 5. ...

Maryam Phillips

Work is underway to build the new Access PA database! To date, six libraries/systems have volunteered to contribute their holdings and populate the new union catalog: Penn State University, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Chester County Library System, Dauphin County Library System,...

The Lackawanna County Library System digitizes out of print cookbooks created by local organizations.  Read more! ...