2018 Book and Plant Sale

2018 Book & Plant Sale

Saturday, April 28th 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29th 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Weinberg Memorial Library

Heritage Room

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library book sale is almost here. Volunteers, faculty, and staff are preparing for our annual sale, which supports our collections and services. The event is this weekend with a special preview sale for current Friends of the Library & Schemel members and University of Scranton students on Friday, April 27 from 4-8 p.m.

A donated collection of 40 Harbour Lights Lighthouses will be for sale individually at the tag sale portion of the Book Sale. These lighthouses are collectible replicas of historic lighthouses and were created in limited production each with its own numbered edition and individual serial numbers. All lighthouses are in excellent condition and include the original box and Certificate of Authenticity.

The Book Sale is Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, from noon until 8 p.m., in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Join the organization if you would like to take advantage of the special preview. Click here for membership information.

We are unable to take any more donations at this time. Please contact us in the middle of May to make donation arrangements for next year’s sale. The library will accept any hardcover or paperback books in good condition, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition, the library is collecting media and tag sale items.

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Barbara Evans at 570-941-4078.

 

 

 

 

Library Book Sale is Approaching

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library book sale is less than two months away.  Volunteers, faculty, and staff are preparing for our annual sale.  The proceeds from the sale supports our collections and services.  The event will be the last weekend of April.

The library will accept any hardcover or paperback books in good condition, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition, the library is collecting media and tag sale items.

There are donation boxes on the Monroe Avenue side of the library. We will take donations until Wednesday, April 25.

This year’s book sale is on Saturday, April 28th, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 29th, from noon until 4 p.m., in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.   If you’re not a member of the Friends of the Library, and would like to take advantage of our special private preview on Friday, April 27th, you may join by visiting http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/friends/friends-benefits.shtml

 

Support the Friends of the Weinberg Library

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library book sale is almost here. Volunteers, faculty, and staff are preparing for our annual sale, which supports our collections and services. The event is this weekend with a special preview sale for current Friends of the Library & Schemel members and University of Scranton students on Friday, April 28.

A donated collection of 40 Harbour Lights Lighthouses will be for sale individually at the tag sale portion of the Book Sale. These lighthouses are collectible replicas of historic lighthouses and were created in limited production each with its own numbered edition and individual serial numbers. All lighthouses are in excellent condition and include the original box and Certificate of Authenticity.

The Book Sale is Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, from noon until 8 p.m., in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Join the organization if you would like to take advantage of the special preview. Click here for membership information.

We are unable to take any more donations at this time. Please contact us in the middle of May to make donation arrangements for next year’s sale. The library will accept any hardcover or paperback books in good condition, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition, the library is collecting media and tag sale items.

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Barbara Evans at 570-941-4078.

Friends Book Sale This Weekend

20156 bpThe Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library book sale is almost here.  Volunteers, faculty, and staff are preparing for our annual sale which supports our collections and services.  The event will be the last weekend of April with a special preview sale for Friends members and Schemel Forum members on Friday, April 29.

The library will accept any hardcover or paperback books in good condition, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition, the library is collecting media and tag sale items.

Donations may be placed in the boxes on the Monroe Avenue side of the library. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, April 27.

This year’s book sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, from noon until 4 p.m., in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.   Join the organization if you would like to take advantage of the special preview.

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Barbara Evans at 570-941-4078.

Annual Book Sale is Approaching

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The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library book sale is less than three weeks away.  Volunteers, faculty, and staff are preparing for our annual sale which supports our collections and services.  The event will be the last weekend of April with a special preview sale for Friends members and Schemel Forum members on Friday, April 29.

The library will accept any hardcover or paperback books in good condition, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition, the library is collecting media and tag sale items.

Donations may be placed in the boxes on the Monroe Avenue side of the library. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, April 27.

This year’s book sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, from noon until 4 p.m., in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.   Join the organization if you would like to take advantage of the special preview.

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Barbara Evans at 570-941-4078.

Library Book Sale This Weekend

2015 bpA variety of subject materials, tag sale and a variety of flowering potted plants!

Saturday, April 25 9:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.

Sunday, April 26 noon – 4:00p.m.

 Heritage Room (Fifth Floor)

(A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 24, for Friends’ members and Schemel Forum members.)

Cash, check and credit card payments accepted.

New Kits in EDLAB!

The Weinberg Memorial Library Media Resources Center has a collection of education kits designed to enhance the learning environment for students and teachers. The kits target ages from Kindergarten to the Sixth grade. Lesson plans meet Common Core State Standards. Each kit consists of manuals and workbooks for the entire classroom. Most importantly, kits include manipulatives (physical objects) to provide a “hands-on” experience.

The new materials (LT2400.M14 E9479 2012) will have the location EDLAB.  They can be checked out for five days.  The EDLAB is in the Media Resources Center on the third floor of the library.

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New Titles on the First World War

New sources and interpretations shed a brighter light on one of the most devastating conflicts in history as publications are released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Three of note that have hit the library’s shelves include; The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark (Circ. D511 .C54 2013), Catastrophe 1914 by Max Hastings (Circ. D511 .H37 2013), and July 1914 by Sean McMeekin (Circ. D511 .M33 2013).

There is the excellent introduction to the war by Barbara Tuchman in her Pulitzer Prize winning classic The Guns of August (Circ. D530 .T8). Her description of Edward VII’s funeral is this blogger’s favorite narrative.  Many of the leaders who were related to Edward gathered on this ominous day.   Another great chapter comes from Adam Hothschild’s To End All Wars (Circ. D546 .H63 2011). The author looks at the relationship between Field Marshall John French and his sister Charlotte Despard, a leading British suffragette and anti-war activist. Both lived in completely opposite worlds, yet maintained a relationship throughout the duration of the devastation. And last but not least is Niall Ferguson’s The Pity of War (Circ. D511 .F28 1999).  Chapter one of this controversial work examines popular literature’s treatment of the tensions leading up to the firing of the first bullets. Dr. Sean Brennan, from the History department, claims that, “It is one of the best historical books written in the last twenty years.”

 Dr. Brennan, along with David Wenzel, will be starting their Schemel Forum, World War I: The Watershed Event of the Twentieth Century, tonight at the Pearn Auditorium in Brennan Hall.