Leaves of Class XXI – April Winner!

APRIL ~ Congratulations to Eileen Dammer of Clarks Summit, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle (two tickets to The Haunting of Hill House – May 30, 31, June 1-9); Electric City Trolley Station & Museum (two admissions to the trolley excursion & museum); Montage Mountain Resorts (four summer passes); The Dietrich Theater (one movie gift bag).

Culinary Delights:  Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Gold Crown Pizza ($25 gift certificate); Krispy Kreme (gift basket); Metz Culinary Management (TGI Fridays – $25 gift card); The New Café at Greystone Gardens ($20 gift card); Serafina ($25 gift certificate); P.J.’s 1910 Pub at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center ($25 gift certificate); LongHorn Steakhouse ($25 gift card).

Tres Chic:  Nada & Co. ($50 gift certificate).

Wellness:  Uno Fitness (one 3-month membership); Total Hair Solutions ($50 gift certificate towards manicure & pedicure); Studio RD & Co. Salon and Spa ($25 gift certificate).

And More!:  Lackawanna Heritage Valley (basket of gifts – hat, guide, travel mug and more in a beautiful tote bag); Wine (two bottles – courtesy of Debra Pellegrino); Woodstock garden wind chime  (courtesy of Charles Kratz).

Didn’t win this yet? That’s okay, because you still have EIGHT more chances!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES ONLINE!  (Services charges will apply.) Or stop in the Library to fill one out.

 To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Passionist Exhibit Reception on Monday!

This coming Monday, April 8, from 6-8 p.m., the exhibit reception for “Life, Death and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection,” will be held in the library’s Heritage Room. Passionist priest and historian Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D., will give a lecture dedicated to remembering the Catholic witness of faith in China and especially honoring the memories of three Passionist priests who were martyred there in April of 1929.

The event, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and the Schemel Forum, is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact archives@scranton.edu or call 570-941-6341.

Leaves of Class XXI – March Winner!

MARCH ~ Congratulations to Erin Feeney of Clarks Summit, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle (one set of 2 tickets to Pygmalion – Apr 25-28, May 2-5); Scranton Fringe Festival (two 2019 Storyslam Season Passes).

Culinary Delights:  Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Domino’s (one gift certificate for a 1-topping pizza); Downtown Victoria’s Café ($25 gift certificate).

Wellness:  Glenmaura National Golf Club (four complimentary greens & cart fees – weekday only); Medicus Express Care (140 item emergency first aid kit).

Memberships: Greater Scranton YMCA (3-month family membership).

And More!: Jerry’s For All Seasons ($25 gift card); Something Old & Something New Marketplace (matching necklace, earrings and ring set); Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery (3 bottles of red wine).

Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have NINE more chances!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES ONLINE!  (Services charges will apply.) Or stop in the Library to fill one out.

 To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

 

Leaves of Class XXI – February Winner!

FEBRUARY ~ Congratulations to Tim & Aggie Holland of Moosic, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle (two tickets to The Clean House – Mar 21 – 31);  Broadway Theatre League of NEPA (two tickets to the opening night of Finding Neverland – May 31);  Scranton Cultural Center (one voucher for up to 4 complimentary tickets to a membership season of shows presented and produced exclusively by the Scranton Cultural Center);  Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic (two orchestra seats to the Masterworks Performance : Inspired by Nature at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College – Fri., April 5 at 8 p.m.); F.M. Kirby Center (4 movie passes).

Culinary Delights:  Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Cuppa Cake Café ($20 gift card for one dozen mini cupcakes); Abbiocco ($25 gift certificate); Angelo’s ($25 gift certificate); Domino’s (1 gift certificate for a 1-topping pizza);  Olive Garden ($25 gift card – courtesy of Charles Kratz).

Tres Chic: Handmade necklace and bracelet in a keepsake glass box (courtesy of Patti Davis).

Wellness:  LAVISH (special beauty basket); Pro Fitness Club (gift basket with 3-month membership (New Adult); 1-month unlimited AR Fitness Training; water bottle, key clip, planner, ear buds, and more).

Memberships:  Everhart Museum (one family membership).

And More!:  Franklin Hill Vineyards (2 bottles of wine).

Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have TEN more chances!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES ONLINE!  (Services charges will apply.) Or stop in the Library to fill one out.

 To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Fr. Rob Carbonneau Promotes Passionist Exhibit on WYOU

WYOU recently interviewed Father Rob Carbonneau, Passionist Historian and Adjunct Professor of History, concerning the new Passionist exhibit currently on display in the Heritage Room. Watch the interview here! The exhibit, titled “Life, Death, and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection,” will be on display during normal library hours until April 24. On Monday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room, Father Carbonneau will give a lecture focused on the Chinese Catholic witness of faith and honoring three priests who were martyred in China. The reception is free and open to the public – don’t miss it! For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.

Passionist China Collection Exhibit Now Open!

 

This April marks the 90th anniversary of the deaths of three Passionist Catholic priests at the hands of bandits in China. The priests had come as missionaries to Hunan province, and their murders shocked American Catholics, U.S. diplomats, and the Holy See. A new exhibit in the Heritage Room, titled “Life, Death, and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection,” honors the martyred men as well as the service of the many other Passionist priests and Sisters of Charity who worked in the region from 1921 to 1955, when the last missionary was expelled from Communist China. They served through famine, flood, and war, and witnessed both incredible suffering and hope. Ultimately, they left a legacy that continues to the present day, inspiring a new generation of Chinese Passionist priests.

The exhibit will be on display until April 24 during normal library business hours. There will be a reception and lecture, by Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D, and Passionist Historian, on Monday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room. The lecture will focus on remembering the witness of faith of the martyred priests, and the larger story of the Chinese Catholic witness of faith. The reception is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.

Leaves of Class XXI – January Winner!

JANUARY ~ Congratulations to Kate Leahy of Waverly, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle (two tickets to Wait Until Dark – Jan 31, Feb 1-10); Broadway Theatre League of NEPA (two tickets to the opening night of The King and I  – Mar. 29);  Scranton Cultural Center (one voucher for up to 4 complimentary tickets to a membership season of shows presented and produced exclusively by the Scranton Cultural Center);  PNC Bank (four club seats at the Mohegan Sun Arena to see the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins  – Feb. or Mar.); Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic (two orchestra seats to the PNC Pops Performance: Imagine, Music of the Beatles at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre — Sat., Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.)

Culinary Delights:  Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); P.J. Scanlan’s ($25 gift certificate); Sidel’s Restaurant ($30 gift card); Starbucks (4 – $10 gift cards – courtesy of Gretchen Welby).

Wellness:  Montage Mountain Resorts (four Extended Lift Tickets); Crunch Fitness (1 – three month Peak Plus membership with 2 personal training sessions).

Memberships:  AAA Travel Agency (Basic Membership).

Zaner Exhibit Reception Tonight!

The reception for the exhibit, “The World’s Best Penman: The Artistic and Business Career of Charles Paxton Zaner, 1864-1918,” will be held tonight in the Library’s 5th Floor Heritage Room, from 6-8 p.m. Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian, will give a lecture titled “Charles Paxton Zaner and the Penmanship Profession.” The event, which is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Don’t miss it!

Michael Knies was interviewed about the exhibit by WVIA’s Erika Funke, which can be accessed below. For more information, please contact archives@scranton.edu or call 570-941-6341.

Exhibit Reception Wednesday Night!

Wednesday evening, October 24, from 6-8 p.m., the Library will host a reception for the exhibit “The World’s Best Penman: The Artistic and Business Career of Charles Paxton Zaner, 1864-1918,” in the 5th Floor Heritage Room. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, this event is free and open to the public. Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian, will give a lecture titled “Charles Paxton Zaner and the Penmanship Profession.”

The exhibit will be on display through December 14 during normal library hours. For more information, please email archives@scranton.edu or call 570-941-6341.

Reserve Your Seat for the 2018 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award, Honoring Lorene Cary

 

Philadelphia native and acclaimed writer Lorene Cary will receive the 2018 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award from The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center.

Professor Cary’s books are well known for their thoughtful and intelligent examination of the African-American experience, beginning with her best-selling memoir, “Black Ice,” an American Library Association Book for 1991 that continues to be taught in high schools and colleges today. Her 2011 novel, “If Sons, Then Heirs,” is a contemporary love story that also explores the corrosive racial history that haunts its main characters. The book was called “an absorbing and moving tale” by Publishers Weekly and “a powerful take on family, history” by The Philadelphia Tribune.

Cary’s other books include: “The Price of a Child,” a 1995 novel chosen as the first One Book, One Philadelphia selection; “Pride,” a contemporary novel; and “FREE! Great Escapes on the Underground Railroad,” a collection of true-life stories for young readers. Meanwhile, Cary’s essays have appeared in publications like Newsweek, Time, Essence and O Magazine.

In 1998, Cary founded Art Sanctuary to create unique programs for African-American artists, performers and writers in Philadelphia. The programs have drawn up to 1,500 participants a year. In addition, she served on Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission from October 2011 to January 2013.

A longtime senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Cary received the prestigious Philadelphia Award in 2003. She is also the recipient of six honorary doctorates.

Named in honor of the late Rev. Royden B. Davis, S.J., who served in many roles at the University and as rector of the Jesuit Community, the Distinguished Author Award was established in 1997. The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library envisioned the series as a way to honor notable fiction and non-fiction authors, and to give them the opportunity to share their literary pursuits and impressions with Northeastern Pennsylvanians. Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund, which supports special gifts for the Weinberg Library collections and services.

For additional information or to make a reservation, call 570.941.7816 or visit scranton.edu/authaward .