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Invite Birds and Butterflies to your Backyard!

Invite Birds and Butterflies to your Backyard Monday, April 25th at 7:00 pm Join staff of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge as they lead a how-to presentation on attracting these colorful creatures to your backyard. With a few simple tips, it’s easy to make your home into a refuge for wildlife, especially for […]


Sunday Songs: Joe Flood and Wes Brown

Joe Flood and Wes Brown Sunday, April 17th at 2 p.m. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood has traveled a long musical road.  He has played with tap dancers in New Orleans, Cuban musicians in Key West, Florida, and gypsies in France and Italy. Scheduled for release in 2016 is “All Roads Lead to the Blues,” […]


Opera Lecture on Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Lecture on Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Giacomo Puccini gives us some of the opera world’s greatest and most popular arias ever written.  Join Tom Lewy as he tells the history and story of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.  The lecture includes a historic recording of the opera that will take us back to 1904 when American naval officer, Pinkerton, […]

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Galleries in Motion 34

Galleries in Motion is back with an exciting lineup of presentations on painters from the Early Renaissance. Galleries is made possible by an anonymous donation in memory of Domenico and Melina (Savino) Pellicano, and by the Friends of the Guilford Free Library. 

Booktography Challenge

1. Take a picture of “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library somewhere inMadison. 2. Tag@scrantonlibrary or #madaboutonebook Post it online or send it to 3.Visit the library to see your photo featured on our TV!

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Mad About One Book!

Join us for Mad About One Book: a series of programs for all ages themed around on a single book that’s a great family read. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, a humorous and suspenseful adventure of kids locked in a futuristic library created by a mad genius game-maker.

New Teen Programs!

Check out our new lineup of teen programs! We’ve expanded our classic programs to include exciting new opportunities for teens. Whether you are interested in technology, art, or pop culture, we have a program for you. Programs include…


Borrow an E-Reader, iPad or Chromebook

Scranton Memorial Library card holders can borrow from an assortment of e-readers and tablets or a Chromebook, free of charge.  Choose from a Kindle Fire, basic Kindle reader, Kindle Paperwhite, Nook Color, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, iPad Mini, an Acer c720 Chromebook, or iPads specially outfitted for kids. These devices circulate for 14 days, and e-readers have […]

Important Interlibrary Loan Information for Scranton Library Patrons

The Connecticut State Library has announced that the ReQuest Statewide Catalog and Interlibrary Loan System will shut down on June 30, 2015, for at least two months while they bring a new Interlibrary Loan system online. Place your Interlibrary Loan requests by emailing our Interlibrary Loan Librarian at or calling the library at 203-245-7365.