Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale

The Weinberg Memorial Library’s book sale is fast approaching! The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale slated for Saturday, April 30 from 9:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, May 1 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 29 for current (2021-2022) Friend’s members and Schemel Forum members. Interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library? Information for membership can be found at the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

The book sale will have a vast array of hardcover and paperback books including non-fiction books, fiction books, cookbooks, children’s books, and young adult books. The library is still looking for volunteers to help with the book sale. Volunteer shifts are flexible.

Any questions about the book sale or want to volunteer? Please reach out to Melisa Gallo at melisa.gallo@scranton.edu or (570) 941-6195.

All current University of Scranton health and safety protocols in place for the weekend of the book sale, as indicated in the Royals Back Together plan, must be followed by guests and volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you at the Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual book sale!

And the winner is . . .

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. John Norcross of Clarks Summit who won these fabulous prizes in our January Leaves of Class XXIII Raffle drawing: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions (four all-day Waterpark admission tickets); Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar ($25 gift certificate); Café Rinaldi ($25 gift certificate – courtesy of George & Lindsay Aulisio): The New Café ($50 gift card – courtesy of Joseph Cimini); Stirna’s Restaurant ($25 gift certificate); Wegmans ($100 gift card – courtesy of Sid Prejean); Actor’s Circle (two flex tickets); Dietrich Theater (movie gift bag); Everhart Museum (family membership); NEPA Philharmonic (two tickets to the 4/8/22 PNC Pops Jerry Herman Concert); The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton & James Patterson (courtesy of Charles Kratz & William Varady); Liztech Necklace and Pin (courtesy of Charles Kratz & William Varady); Wonderstone Gallery ($25 gift card – courtesy of Peter V. & Narda Tafuri); Crunch Fitness (one 3-month membership with 2 personal training sessions & t-shirt); Amazon (two $25 gift cards – courtesy of Sondra Myers); American Candle (sugar cookie scented candle); $250 Cash (courtesy of Charles Kratz & William Varady); Hand-knit Shawl (courtesy of Bonnie Strohl); Hand-made Fleece Throw (courtesy of Annette Kalwaytis); Library Express (composition book gift bag); Mastercard ($50 gift card – courtesy of Letha Reinheimer); One Point (office supply basket); and Target ($50 gift card – courtesy of Marian Farrell.)

This year’s raffle features more than $7,000 in prizes! Tickets are $25 and earn each participant 4 chances to win seasonal prize drawings.

The next drawing date is March 1, 2022. 

To be eligible for the drawings, purchase an entry form online or request to have brochures mailed to you.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES ONLINE! 

For additional information visit www.scranton.edu/leaves or contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko, (570) 941-7816, kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

Is There an App for That?

Faculty and students are streaming video more than ever, and some of our database providers offer another way to view their films. Swank Motion Pictures, Kanopy, and Films on Demand all have free mobile apps giving users another option to stream educational content, documentaries and feature films from their tablet or mobile device (Apple iOS and Android). If you haven’t tried any of these streaming providers, this may be the perfect time to start.

Access is limited to current students, faculty and staff members of The University of Scranton.

Leaves of Class XXI – August, September & October Winners!

OCTOBER ~ Congratulations to Suzanne BeLaus, who won the following prizes:

Culinary Delights:  Backyard Ale House ($50 gift card); La Trattoria ($30 gift card); Metz Culinary Management  — Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse ($25 gift card); POSH @ The Scranton Club ($25 gift card); Ragnacci’s Family Restaurant ($25 gift certificate); Sibio’s Restaurant ($50 gift certificate); State Street Grill ($75 gift card); Terra Preta Prime ($50 gift card); Thai Rak Thai Restaurant ($50 gift card); The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park ($50 gift card).

Mindfullness:  Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Allentown (books: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann and Corrupted by Lisa Scottolini); Carroll & Carroll Booksellers (book:  After Anna by Lisa Scottolini); Library Express (fall themed book basket).

Wellness:  American Candle (one large jar candle); Best Friend Basket (Stately Pet Supply ($25 gift certificate); PetSmart ($25 gift card); Target ($50 gift card)).

And More!:  Library book quilt by Quilt Crush; Montecillo Rioja wine (one bottle – courtesy of Gretchen Welby);  Starbucks (four – $10 gift cards – courtesy of William Varady).


SEPTEMBER ~ Congratulations to Jean Nebzydoski of Pleasant Mount, who won the following prizes:

Culinary Delights:  Bar Pazzo ($30 gift card); Café Classico ($30 gift certificate); City Market & Café ($25 gift card); Cooper’s Seafood House ($25 gift certificate); La Cucina Restaurant ($25 gift card); DOMA Importing Company ($25 gift certificate); Gerrity’s ($25 gift card); Gertrude Hawk Chocolates ($25 gift card); Great Temptations ($25 gift certificate); Mansour’s Market ($25 gift card); Metz Culinary Management – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse ($25 gift card), TGI Fridays ($25 gift card), Lucky’s Sporthouse Kitchen & Cocktails ($25 gift card); Peculiar Slurp Shop ($25 gift certificate); The Sanderson St. Tavern ($25 gift certificate).

Mindfulness:  BAM! ($25 gift card); Dear Evan Hansen recording and book and a signed copy of Getting Off at Elysian Fields (courtesy of Charles Kratz).

Wellness:  Tim Wagner’s Sports Corner, Inc. ($25 gift certificate).

Tres Chic:  Liztech Jewelry (“Hope” pin – handcrafted and signed); Kohl’s – Stroudsburg ($25 gift card); The University of Scranton, University Advancement (basket of University ‘Swag’); Handmade, crocheted purse (courtesy of Patti Davis).

And More!:  Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery (three bottles of red wine);  Java City (coffee gift basket); Amazon ($50 gift card – courtesy of Charles Kratz).


AUGUST ~ Congratulations to Frances Stepkovitch of Archbald, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Roba Family Farms (four VIP admission tickets); The Schemel Forum (one annual couple membership); The University of Scranton Players (two theatre subscriptions).

Culinary Delights:  AV ($50 gift card);  Applebee’s ($25 gift certificate).

Wellness:  Total Hair Solutions: ($50 gift certificate); Uno Fitness (one 3-month membership).

And More!:  Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery (three bottles of red wine); Fidelity Bank (Coleman Roadtrip Grill).


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

 

To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816, or stop in the Library to fill one out.

 

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Thank you & good Luck!

Happy Halloween from McHugh Special Collections!

Today is the perfect time to remember William Friedkin’s classic 1973 horror film, The Exorcist. Featuring a Jesuit priest’s battle against a demonic possession, the film stars alumnus Jason Miller, ’61, H’73 and is based on the novel by William Peter Blatty. The film would earn Jason Miller an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Blatty a win for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Exorcist was largely inspired by The Earling Possession Case of 1928, an exorcism conducted by Father Theophilus Riesinger in Earling, Iowa and detailed in 1932 by Rev. F.J. Bunse, S.J. Although copies are extremely scarce, one of two is preserved here at the University.

Leaves of Class XXI – June Winner!

JUNE ~ Congratulations to Donna Rupp of Scranton, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Anthracite Heritage Museum (four museum tickets); Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library (two tickets to the Distinguished Author Award dinner); Kalahari Resorts & Conventions ($100 gift card); Wildflower Music Festival (six flex tics).

Culinary Delights:  Serafina ($25 gift certificate); The Loading Dock Bar & Grill ($15 gift certificate); Wegmans ($100 gift card); Zummo’s ($20 gift card).

Tres Chic:  N.B. Levy’s Jewelers ($50 gift certificate).

Wellness:  Uno Fitness (one 3-month membership); The Naked Angel Co. (summer fragrance gift basket).

And More!:  Something Old & Something New Marketplace (large decorative bowl and small red glass bowl); Sorrenti Family Estate (two bottles of wine, 2 wine glasses, and napkins in a traveling tote bag);  American Express ($50 gift card – courtesy of Letha Reinheimer).

Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have SIX 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.

Follow us on Instagram @friends_of_wml

Good Luck!

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!

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!

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).