17 episodes

Established in 1893, the Scranton Public Library serves Scranton, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. The library strives to enhance the lives of all individuals by offering free access to materials and programs designed to satisfy the informational and recreational needs of our community. This podcast is designed to highlight the history and interesting stories found in our collection.

Tales from the Albright Scranton Public Library

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Established in 1893, the Scranton Public Library serves Scranton, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. The library strives to enhance the lives of all individuals by offering free access to materials and programs designed to satisfy the informational and recreational needs of our community. This podcast is designed to highlight the history and interesting stories found in our collection.

    Episode 17: Favorite Books Read This Year

    Episode 17: Favorite Books Read This Year

    On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Jess and Michele discuss books that the Scranton Public Library staff have read in 2021. Genres discussed include sci-fi, historical fiction, romance, and non-fiction. We hope you enjoy!

    • 22 min
    Episode 16: Lackawanna County Tintype Project

    Episode 16: Lackawanna County Tintype Project

    On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa interviews Rebecca Daniels of the Lackawanna County Tintype Project. Staff members of the Albright Memorial Library were photographed as part of the project in September of 2021. Alyssa and Rebecca discuss how the project began, notable experiences, the interest in the Scranton Public Library, and the process of creating a tintype. Hope you enjoy!

    • 22 min
    Episode 15: Victory Book Campaign

    Episode 15: Victory Book Campaign

    On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa and Mike discuss the Scranton Public Library's role in the Victory Book Campaign. Between 1942 and 1943, the campaign encouraged the public to donate books to be sent to servicemen fighting in World War II. We hope you enjoy!

    • 17 min
    Episode 14: Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours

    Episode 14: Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours

    On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa interviews Carrie Ann and John of Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours. They discuss how the group got started, paranormal occurrences at the Scranton Public Library, and WVGT's plans for the future. We hope you enjoy!

    • 17 min
    Episode 13: Staff Ghost Stories

    Episode 13: Staff Ghost Stories

    On this week's episode of Tales from the Albright, Jess, Laureen, and Alyssa discuss the possibility of ghosts haunting the Albright Memorial Library and Lackawanna County Children's Library.

    • 17 min
    Episode 12: Scranton's Fraudulent Psychic of 1903

    Episode 12: Scranton's Fraudulent Psychic of 1903

    On this week's episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa and Ann discuss the case of Clere Mitchell. Mitchell claimed he was psychic to steal money from unsuspecting customers. This episode looks at how he was caught and his escape. We will also take a look at the popularity of psychics in the early 1900s.

    • 19 min

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