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SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
Join Our Adult Reader's Group
On Thursday, October 1, 2009 our Adult Reader's Group will be delving into the newest offering of television talkshow host , Bill O'Reilly. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity chronicles O'Reilly's days as a schoolboy at St. Brigid's parochial school to his current position as influential TV personality. The group meets in the library at 7PM. Call 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.
Dead Dancing Women by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli. When Emily Kincaid gives up her newspaper job in Ann Arbor, and moves north to the isolated woods of northern Michigan, she is looking only for some peace and quiet. Her idyllic new life is suddenly brought to an end by a severed head in her garbage can and the sudden appearance of her ex-husband and his newest girlfriend. And then there's her developing friendship with Dolly Wakowski, a local cop who manages to drag Emily into trying to solve the murders that are suddenly occuring all around them. Buzzelli's gallery of quirky characters and her comic relief might appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. The library also has the sequel, Dead Floating Lovers, in its collection.
The Philadelphia Free Library's website is threatening to close it's doors as of October 2, 2009 in the absence of a State budget. For those of us who use libraries or believe in their value to the community, this is a rather scary scenario. If a big city like Philly can't maintain a public library, what may happen to the rest of us? It is more crucial than ever for our patrons and supporters to let their feelings be known to the governor, state legislators, and local borough officials. Can we really afford to lose all of the resources of the public library-thousands of dollars of technology, printed materials, and other informational and communication services could be gone from our communities, never to return. If you haven't contributed to our annual fund drive yet, please consider doing so soon. If you can't do that, please dash off an email to Harrisburg-you can easily find contact information at www.legis.state.pa.us. And don't forget to mention the library when you see borough council members. In spite of their favorable vote at last month's meeting, we have still received no funding!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Nobody Owens lives in a graveyard. How he got there in the first place, and how he managed to grow up in such an unusual environment is the subject of this Newberry Award winning novel. Gaiman has created an intriguing world, inhabited by ghosts, ghouls, night-gaunts, and a chilling phenomenon known as the Sleer. Young readers who enjoyed the Harry Potter series or Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials will certainly relish this book as well. And it just might appeal to some adults too!
It's getting close! The First Annual Frackville Pumpkin Festival makes its appearance on Saturday, October 3, 2009. The festivities begin at 9:45AM at the library with a pumpkin parade up to Frack St. and Lehigh Ave. where the festival will begin. There'll be live music, activities for the kids, pony rides, pie eating, and more. You can enter your favorite pumpkin recipes, write a pumpkin limerick, or decorate pumpkins to win ribbons and prizes. Call or visit the library for a festival schedule and contest information. Let's make this a real community-wide event! The Festival is being sponsored by FBPA.
In conjunction with Make a Difference Day, RSVP-that's the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program-are once again sponsoring 'Sock It To Us'. During the next four weeks, they are collecting new socks of any size, style, or color which will be given to those in need. People often donate gently used clothing for homeless, displaced, or poor families, but socks are generally worn out and thrown away. This is a very useful and inexpensive way to make a difference yourself. Socks can be dropped off at the library.
It's time for the autumn version of the Frackville Town-Wide Yard Sale! The sale is this Saturday, September 12. The library will be out on the sidewalk with books and videos at bargain prices along with tasty home baked treats. We also have a selection of Frackville collectibles like license plates, bumber stickers, wooden plaques, and plates, all of which make great gifts. Come see us-we'll be out between the hours of 9am and 1pm, and after that our wares will be inside the library. See you there!
It's National Library Card Month. Take advantage of a great bargain and sign up for a free library card today. All you need is a photo id and proof of your current address. A driver's license, state id, military id or passport is perfect. If you've moved and not yet changed your address on your photo id, we will accept a utility bill or rent receipt to verify where you are currently living. Your library card gives you access to thousands of materials-books, dvd's, cd's, books on tape and cd, magazines, and more.