Friends of the Library Holiday Tag Sale

Still looking for a gift for that special someone? Come browse the Library’s Holiday Tag Sale on the first floor by the Circulation Desk. 







Books, holiday decorations, home decor, and more, all at great prices!

The tag sale is open through December 18th during normal library hours and benefits the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment.

For more information, please contact Barb Evans (570)941-4078,


You’re Invited!

Santa Photos 2013 Invitation

Anticipation is building for the arrival of Santa at the Weinberg Memorial Library! He’s making a special stop this Friday, December 6th  from 12:30-5:30pm in the Library’s 5th Floor Heritage Room.

Informal (cell phone) photos are available for a donation, and framed copies can be ordered for $7.00.

All proceeds will benefit the Weinberg Memorial Library 20th Anniversary Fund.  For more information, please contact Barbara Evans. (570)941-4078 or

Photos with Santa_002Be sure to stop by for a selfie with St. Nick! #selfieswithsanta

The Nation's Pet

Happy Thanksgiving – Holiday Hours

The Nation's Pet
From the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection: “The Nation’s Pet,” by penman John Rockwood

Happy Thanksgiving to all, from your friends at the Weinberg Memorial Library! We’ll be on reduced hours for the holiday:

Wednesday, November 27:  8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: CLOSED
Saturday, November 30: CLOSED
Sunday, December 1: 12:00pm – 11:30pm

The Proud Art of Beautiful Writing: Limited Edition Moleskine® Notebooks

This holiday season, the Weinberg Memorial Library is selling a new line of limited edition Moleskine® notebooks, inspired by the calligraphic and ornamental masterworks preserved in the Library’s Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection.

Featured on each notebook is “The Proud Art Shall Conquer,” a peacock flourish by master penman Fielding Schofield (1845-1924). Schofield’s work references the motto of 19th century professional penmanship journal The Teacher of Penmanship:

“The Proud Art of Beautiful Writing Shall Conquer the Hearts of All Men.” 

On campus, the notebooks are available for purchase at the Weinberg Memorial Library‘s 1st floor Circulation desk for the price of $20.00 per set (cash or check). Off campus, the notebooks are available for order at $20.00 per set plus shipping and handling. You can either fill out and send in one of our order forms (to pay by check) or contact our Special Collections library at 570-941-7002 to put in a credit card order.

All proceeds benefit the care, preservation, and digitization of the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection.

These Moleskine® Large Cahier notebooks are 5″ x 8.25″ with 80 acid-free pages and are packaged in sets of two — one in black with ruled paper, and one in craft with blank paper.  Graphic artist April Francia, a University of Scranton sophomore double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy, created the notebook covers and decorative paper bands (as well as the Zaner-Bloser Collection logo) by manipulating digitized images of ornamental penmanship in Adobe Illustrator.

(Updated November 15, 2012 with off-campus ordering information)

Happy Holidays…Zaner-Bloser Style!

New Year’s flourish, dated 1896, by C. F. Johnston.

It’s December 1st, temperatures are dropping, and the holiday season is in full swing!  Take a (brief) break from working on those final projects and browse a few images of festive holiday themed penmanship from our Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection.

Calling All Artists

This year the library will be hosting its first ever Environmental Art Show. The purpose of the art show is to promote sustainability and to raise awareness about environmental issues. The Library Green Team is asking any interested students, staff, or faculty to submit their environmentally themed art.

All types of environmentally themed art are welcome, this includes photography, painting, sculpting, graphic design, altered images, fashion, film art, and any other areas of creativity. Submissions must be environmentally themed. Examples of environmentally themed art include nature scenes, animals, humanity’s effect on the environment, and creative messages about sustainable issues. Any questions about specific themes or ideas could be directed to There is no limit on submissions. However, not all submissions will necessarily be displayed.

Submissions are asked to be ready for display (within reason) This means, for example, that photographs and paintings are to be matted or framed, TVs and additional devices for film art will be provided by the library, any artist who has special display needs should contact George Aulisio. The Environmental Art Show will be held in the Heritage room of the library and will coincide with the University’s celebration of Earth week. All artwork will be returned by the end of the semester.

For any additional questions please contact

Extended Library Hours for Finals 2010

Extended Hours

Wednesday-Thursday, December 1-2………….8:00a.m.- Midnight

Friday, December 3…………8:00a.m- 10:00p.m.

Saturday, December 4…………9:00 a.m.- 9:00p.m.

Sunday, December 5…………Noon – Midnight

Monday-Thursday, December 6-9………..7:00a.m.- 2:00a.m.

Friday, December 10…………8:00a.m.- Midnight

Saturday, December 11………..8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

Sunday, December 12…………Closed

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break

The library will be opening and closing on a holiday schedule for Thanksgiving Break.

Tuesday 11/23  8AM to 10PM

Wednesday 11/24 — 8AM to 4:30PM

Thursday 11/25 — Closed

Friday 11/26 — Closed

Saturday 11/27 — Closed

Sunday 11/28 — Noon to 11:30PM

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Hours for July 4th Weekend

The 4th of July is upon us, and this means limited hours in the Library for the holiday weekend:

Saturday-Monday, July 3rd-5th the Library will be Closed.

We will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, July 6th, and resume our regular hours.

Enjoy the festive weekend! Happy Independence Day!

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user Why Tuesday? under a Creative Commons license.)

Easter Break Hours

Photo courtesy of amandawoodward under a Creative Commons license

Holy Week and Easter are upon us. And this means the Library’s hours will be lighter at the end of this week, in order for those of us who celebrate to give this Feast of Feasts more of our attention, that we may celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with un-distracted joy!

Here are the Library’s hours for Easter break:

Thursday, April 1st: 8AM-4:30PM

Friday-Sunday, April 2nd-4th: Closed

Monday, April 5th: 12 Noon-11:30PM

Happy Easter and Blessed Feast!