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The Farewell

Sunday Movie Matinee: The Farewell

Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. Join us for a virtual movie discussion! Our film of the week is “The Farewell” (2019, PG), a heartfelt comedy-drama about a family confronting love, secrets, and the clash of two cultures. You can watch the film at your leisure through Kanopy, our free streaming service, and then discuss it with us via Zoom on June 7. Registration is required; please email info@scrantonlibrary.org to receive your Zoom login and Kanopy instructions.

Importance of Being Earnest

Classics E-Book Club: The Importance of Being Earnest

Wednesday, June 10 @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Feeling culturally deprived while quarantining? Join us to discuss “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde! This uproarious short play about romance and mistaken identity parodies Victorian manners while entertaining readers to no end. Registration is required; please email info@scrantonlibrary.org to receive your Zoom login information and links to free digital copies of the book. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Virtual Writers’ Group on Tuesdays

Meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Are you interested in writing but don’t know where to begin? Join our virtual writers’ group to get yourself started! Each online session, we’ll write a response to a certain prompt (e.g., themed short stories, essays on selected topics, etc.) and then share what we wrote and give each other feedback. You may also present your independent writing projects to the group for suggestions and critiques. This will be a place for fun, creativity, camaraderie, and mentoring. Registration is required; please email info@scrantonlibrary.org to receive your Zoom login info.

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New App for E-Books and E-Audiobooks

Collections of e-book titles from E.C. Scranton Memorial Library (OverDrive/Libby) and e-book and e-audiobook titles from the State Library (RBdigital) are available using the SimplyE app, designed by the New York Public Library. Visit eGO’s page on how to install and use SimplyE. The following collections can be searched and downloaded from the app:

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Scranton Library Friends — June Book Sale Canceled

A note from the Friends: As we all continue to navigate the current landscape and do our part for community well-being, we have made the decision to cancel our June book sale. Stay tuned for details about a sale in the fall.

We are overwhelmed and grateful to the devoted supporters who have donated so many wonderful books that our little cottage is full to overflowing. The move to our new home within your newly remodeled library is still on track for July to house future donations.  Read more >

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Another Way to Get Free Books from Home!

In response to nationwide library closures, Tumblebooks is offering their products for free. Tumblebooks offers e-books and audiobooks for children, teens, and adults. The databases are easy to use and feature unlimited access from home. You can read as many books as you want, when you want, on any device. There are no checkouts, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly.

Scranton Library Closed Starting March 16 Due to COVID-19

We at the Scranton Library want you to know that we take the health and well-being of our staff and patrons seriously. For that reason, the Scranton Library will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th. Our book drop is closed, but be assured that no late fees will be charged while the library is closed. All of our programs have also been suspended.

While the library is closed we invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website  Read more >.