the Karla trilogy by John leCarre. Well, honestly, I'm not quite finished yet on my second time around. This well known series of books about the Cold War era are some of the best spy thrillers ever written. In Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
, leCarre's famous intelligence officer, George Smiley, is asked to conduct a secret investigation of friends and colleagues in order to discover the double agent lurking at the top of the British Secret Service. Promoted to the head job himself, Smiley assigns Jerry Westerby, The Honorable Schoolboy
, to sniff out the details of a suspicious bank account in Hong Kong. Jerry soon has his own agenda, and in this second volume, Smiley is less successful. Once again, however, in Smiley's People
, the enigmatic old man is called back into service when an old emigre agent is found shot to death. Smiley is faced with another opportunity to finally bring down his longtime adversary in Moscow, the powerful agent known as Karla. These three novels make for a great summer read, and might even lead you to more of leCarre's great writing. All three are available for loan at your library.
We have finally resolved our updating challenges, and you can once again count on our website for the latest information about what's happening at the library. Just use the Calendar button on the left hand side of our home page and it will take to a list of events and programs for the current month. You can even register on-line! Of course you can still call 874-3382 or use our contact page as well. For the latest news on materials, services, and community events, read our Talk to the Library Blog. And don't forget, it's interactive, so you can talk back. We are also maintaining a Memorials page in order to recognize and thank those who have given a donation in remembrance of a loved one or friend. Thanks for your patience and for visiting our website.
It's time for our annual summer reading program, and this year, it's all about the H2O. Our theme is water, and we've got three exciting watery subjects for June, July, and August. In June we'll talk about the science of water and do some fun experiments. In July, it's all about the beach and ocean. In August, we'll switch to fresh water and take a walk around the pond. These programs feature stories, great craft projects, and lots of interactive games and activities. In addition, we'll be encouraging all of our attendees to log their personal reading for the summer months. A free bag of goodies will be awarded to each child at the end of the program. Check out our new library calendar to get more details. You can even register on-line! Come join us and Make a Splash yourself.
On Thursday, May 6 at 6PM, the library will be featuring a program presented by the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association Foundation called Strong Bones. Dietician Amy Hehn, R.D., LDN will be giving us valuable tips about how to keep our bones healthy by eating right. This topic should be of interest to women of all ages. Call 874-3382 to register or for more information or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com