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SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
What's New in New Books
Some sentimental favorites arrived with this week's new books. The Quilter'sKitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini is the latest addition to the Elm Creek Quilts series. This little volume contains stories based on the popular Elm Creek novels and includes recipes to go along with them. Richard Paul Evans, author of The Gift and The Christmas Box, has written the story of a young runaway girl in Grace:ANovel. Our first new Christmas book of the year is the latest in the Cape Light series by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer. A Christmas Star tells the story of a Cape Light family that faces homelessness right before the holidays. Have a look at these new arrivals at your library.
Those of you who are devoted fans of the Food Network have probably seen the exuberant, fast-talking English chef, Jamie Oliver on TV. His latest book, just arrived at the library, is a companion to the series Jamie At Home, and is filled with pictures of his own garden. This garden is the centerpiece of his shift to home-grown, seasonal, and local ingredients with an emphasis on simplicity and clean, fresh flavors. Needless to say, this is essentially a vegetable cookbook, but vegetables cooked Jamie's way are usually so good, you could eat a big plate just by themselves! Healthy and waistline-friendly cooking that is easy and delicious-now isn't that the good life.
It's hard to find anything for free these days. Here at the library, however, we have something of real value, and it's yours for very little trouble at all. Our great giveaway is a library card! With your library card, you have access to all of the great services and materials that the library provides. Books, magazines, DVD's, CD's, computer access, and interlibrary loan are all available for you to use for free. All we need is proof of your current address and the card is yours. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Become a member today.
Just a reminder that we have two well established childrens programs here at the library and they continue all year. Storytime, for children aged 3-5, is held on the second Tuesday of each month. Adventures with Books is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month for the 6-9 age group. Each program features interactive games or activities, stories read aloud, a completed craft, and a light snack. All materials are included and the programs are free! Call the library at 874-3382 for more information or to register, or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.
The Other BoleynGirl by Philippa Gregory. If you're a fan of the new Showtime series The Tudors, you might like this book. It tells the story of Henry the Eighth's second and turbulent marriage to Anne Boleyn, but through the eyes of her younger sister, Mary. Mary was a real person, and she was present at the court of Henry, although not much is known about her. Gregory has used a combination of historical facts and her own imagination to create a detailed picture of 16th century England and its volatile royal family. This book was also recently made into a film of the same name by director Justin Chadwick with Natalie Portman and Scarlet Johansson as the two sisters.
The Frackville Recreation Board is sponsoring its Fall Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 13. Registration costs just $5, and gives you a cool balloon, signage, and free advertising on its Yard Sale map. Pick up a registration form at Alexandria's, Compact Sweeper Sales, or here at the library. September 9 is the last day to register. For more information, call the library at 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.