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 53: The Thursday Murder Club
On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa and Briana discuss The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. As they progress though the discussion questions found at the end of the book, they talk about similarities to Sherlock Holmes, opinions on British culture, and have a lively discussion about cake. We hope you enjoy!
Episode 52: 2022 Year in Review
On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa interviews Tina regarding the new services offered by the Scranton Public Library during the past year. It includes discussion of our delivery services, Makerspace, and the library of things coming to the library in 2023. The end of the episode features some New Year's resolutions submitted by the staff. We hope you enjoy!
Episode 51: Winter Programs at Children's Library
On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa interviews Angela about upcoming winter programs at the Lackawanna County Children's Library. These include movie nights, math programs for families, and a winter challenge. We hope you enjoy!
Episode 50: This is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch
On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Briana and Alyssa discuss "This is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch" by Tabitha Carvan. The book is about finding joy in something and rediscovering hobbies as adults. Throughout the episode we discuss our own experiences with fandom and our own obsessions. We hope you enjoy!
Episode 49: Cookbooks
On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Alyssa and Jason discuss historic cookbooks that can be found on the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives. We talk about the contents of the cookbooks and recipes that the staff of the Scranton Public Library made. If you are looking for a new recipe to try for your Thanksgiving gathering, this is the episode for you! We hope you enjoy!
Episode 48: A Snake Falls to Earth
On this episode of Tales from the Albright, Briana leads the discussion on A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger. The book has been selected as the Big Library Read book for November 2 through November 16, 2022. This means that anyone who has the Libby app is able to read the book without waiting for a hold. Briana and Alyssa discuss our thoughts on the book, contemporary issues presented in the text, and more. We hope you enjoy!