Thursday, February 03, 2011

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

April...Library Week...Poetry Month

April 11-17 is National Library Week and the Osterhout has something to do every day. Check our website for a listing of events and plan to attend as many as you can. Show your support for the free institution that makes a difference in your community!

April is National Poetry Month and the Osterhout has several events to celebrate poetry. Check the website or stop in the library to make rhyme and reason of our word-related events!

Thursday, April 01, 2010


Check out one of these locally-produced DVDs dealing with our area's history.
(If the disc you want is checked out, you can put a hold on it at the Information Services desk.)

Frances Slocum: Child of Two Americas. (2007) 40 minutes. A historically-accurate renactment of the saga of Frances Slocum / Maconaquah, filmed on location in Wilkes-Barre and Indiana.

The Battle of Wyoming (2005). On July 3rd 1778...two forces clashed in one of the bloodiest battles of the American frontier...

Stories from the Mines (2004). 60 minutes. "A compelling dramatized documentary that recounts the epic human rights conflict between immigrant anthracite coal miners, turn-of-the-century industrialists and the United States Government."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Classic Films

While the library is always your source for the hottest new DVDs, we have also added some classic films to our collection.

Check out one of the 14 films available in the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection:
Rear Window
Shadow of a Doubt
The Trouble with Harry
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Torn Curtain
Family Plot
The Birds

We also have films from the Criterion Collection:

Grey Gardens (1976)See the original documentary on which the Jessica Lange / Drew Barrymore film is based.
The Devil & Daniel Webster Americana. B&W. (1941)
Wise Blood Based on Flannery O'Connor's first novel (1979)
The Tales of Hoffman A visual extravaganza based on the Offenbach opera. In English. Color. (1951)
Henry V Laurence Olivier portrays the king in this timeless Shakespeare play (1944)
The River The story of a British family in India. Color. (1951)
The Red Balloon / White Mane (1956/1953, in French)
Days of Heaven (1978)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Fans of Japanese animation may enjoy the highly-regarded
Grave of the Fireflies originally released in 1988.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Trivia Question: April

Check back next week for the correct answer!
William Shakespeare was the correct answer. Way to go, voters!

Monday, March 23, 2009

How to Download Audiobooks

Did you know that your Luzerne County library card gives you access to thousands of audiobook titles that can be downloaded --for FREE-- onto your home computer or portable MP3 player? It only takes a few easy steps to get started. Visit the Osterhout Free Library webpage and click
the Getting Started link under the icon shown above. Or ask for a pamphlet at the Information Services desk.
If you want to be shown how it is done, stop by the library's public computer lab on Saturday, April 18th, between 10am & 1 pm. You will learn everything you need to know about downloading books to your computer or MP3 player. Don't forget to bring your library card and MP3 player, and you will leave with a downloaded audiobook.