They were showing The Lord of the Rings
trilogy of films on TNT this past weekend and it reminded me of the great experience of reading this classic for the first time. I was so wrapped up in Middle Earth and the adventures of Frodo and his friends that when I had finished the third book, I immediately started with the first book over again! Haven't read it? Borrow it here at the library and join the ranks of Tolkien fans all over the world.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel
by Michael Chabon. Do you like Dashiell Hammett or those hard-nosed P.I.'s of film noir? Then you just might enjoy this book. Chabon introduces us to Meyer Landsman, a tough, hard-drinking Jewish policeman in Sitka, Alaska, who finds himself in the middle of a murder case with international implications. And just how did the Jews get to Alaska anyway? An inventive plot with lots of fascinating characters make this detective story well worth a look.
The library has just received some great new children's DVD's to add to our collection. These include classics like Peter Pan, Cinderella, and The Secret Garden, as well as more contemporary favorites like Night at the Museum and Nanny McPhee. DVD's can be taken out for a two day loan period.
We currently have for sale at the library some lovely beaded bookmarks. They make a great little gift for your favorite reader and the price is just $4! These bookmarks were made by two of our most loyal patrons, a boy named Thomas and his mother Ann. We also still have a few items of Frackville Centennial Memorabilia-license plates, bumber stickers, and commemorative booklets-all at reasonable prices. These make great stocking stuffers for local history buffs. All proceeds on the items mentioned go to support the daily maintainance of the library.
We received some information about a few events happening in Frackville in the near future, and I wanted to share it with our blog readers. On August 8, the town will be participating in the Tidy Town contest sponsored by the Six Towns of the Upper Schuylkill Region. Judging will be on Lehigh from Spruce to Catawissa Streets and on Oak from Middle to Balliet Streets. Please help by removing any litter and weeds, and help your neighbors too! Also, on Labor Day, Frackville Downtown Revitalization will be holding a Classic Car Show. You can pick up an application at the library, and get info on how you can help with the event. Let's support our town in these efforts!