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AUGUST 26, 2010
We're making a few changes to our Storytime program format for 2010. This program will now be open to children ages 4-7 and feature stories, games, songs, and craft projects. It will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7PM. For September, Janice Johnston of Community Volunteers in Action will be presenting a program on safety. For the craft project, each child will have the opportunity to create their 'Favorite Pumpkin' which will then be entered into the contest being held in conjunction with the Frackville Pumpkin Festival. For more information or to register call the library at 874-3382. You can also register on-line on the Calendar page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.
Come on! You know you want to try it! I'm talking about Wii Gaming for Adults age 55 and up here at the library. Video gaming is a great way to get some light exercise, improve hand-eye coordination, and keep your brain active. And you can meet people and make new friends. You can play on Mondays from 3-5PM or Wednesdays from 6-8PM. Call the library for information at 874-3382, or register on our Calendar Page. Have a day out and make use of the services provided at your library.
We have been really busy around here, participating in the Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention. Thanks to all who joined us on Family Night and at the Parade! Now we're getting ready for a busy September with new programs, some changes to our regular offerings, and the prelude to the Second Annual Frackville Pumpkin Festival. Look for posts over the next week which will give you all the information you need to participate. If your curious now, check out our Calendar of Events.
It's been a long, hot summer, and a lot of you haven't much felt like leaving the house, me included. But we have great air conditioning here at the library, and as the weather cools down, think about joining us here at the library for Wii Gaming. This program is exclusively for adults age 55 and up. Playing Wii isn't at all like using a computer. By using a small hand-held remote control, you can actually experience bowling, golf, pool, and many other games. We also have a new game that lets you test your brainpower with various quizzes and puzzles. It's great fun, and you can bring your friends or make new ones! Please consider joining us, or tell your parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles about it. There are sessions on Mondays at 3PM and on Wednesdays at 6PM. You can register on our website by selecting the Calendar tab, or call the library at 874-3382.
The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille. This book was recommended to me by a library patron, so I squeezed it in between my regular reading by listening to an audio book version. It was read by Boyd Gaines, a really top-notch Broadway actor, and he does a good job with it. DeMille is well known for his fast paced novels of FBI and CIA suspense, and this volume, featuring John Cory, the tough New York cop turned Federal agent was one of his most successful. In it, Cory meets the Lion, a Libyan turned terrorist after his family is killed in a U.S. bombing raid. Cory is one of those rough around the edges guys that women can't help liking in spite of his flaws. In DeMille's latest novel, The Lion, John Cory and the Lion return to meet again. Both of these popular bestsellers are available for loan here at the library.
On Tuesday, August 17, 2010 the library will be joining the Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention and the Frackville Recreation Board for their Family Night event at the Elks Grounds on Arch Street between Second and Third. Games, crafts, music and refreshments will be featured free of charge between 6 and 9PM. After the festivities an outdoor movie will be screened. Come along and enjoy this old-fashioned block party event where you can meet your neigbors and salute our local firefighters too.