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SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
Hopefully all of you baby boomers that spent your weekends at Willow Lake will recognize the title of this record album. It is an extensive collection of the best known songs of our local celebrities, the Jordan Brothers. This group of brothers, born and raised right here in Frackville, rose to fame when they were just teens, hitting the road with their rock and roll band. Later this year, the Jordan Brothers will be honored with a memorial plaque at the Frackville Borough Building on South Center St. In celebration of the event, you can have your very own copy of Today's Yesterdays. CD's are now available for sale at the library, and the group has been kind enough to offer the library a share of the proceeds. The price of the CD, which contains 26 tracks including their famous rendition of Heart, is $25. Arrangements can also be made for the copies to be signed.
The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin. You may know Jeffrey Toobin from CNN. He's the guy they call in when something is happening with a court case. This book deals with what could be considered the most significant court in the land, the Supreme Court. In this book, Toobin describes the activities and personalities of the Rehnquist court, a group of justices who worked together for an unusually long period of time and in very recent years. These were the days of our first women justices, Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It also covers the controversial confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, and includes fascinating discussions regarding some of the most important issues of the last 30 years such as abortion, gun control, and the infamous Bush v. Gore. Toobin's portraits of the Justices give us the opprotunity to better understand this mostly unknown, but extremely powerful group of individuals, whose decisions influence all of our lives.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, the library will be hosting a program presented by Tom Reed, a Penn State Master Gardener. His topic will be Backyard Composting. Fall is a great time to start preparing rich, dark compost for your spring garden. Leaves and trimmings in abundance in the fall can help to enhance your garden in the future. Learn how to do it from an expert. The program will be from 6-8PM at the library, and there is $5 charge per household to cover the cost of materials. Call the library at 874-3382 for more information. You can also register on our Calendar page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.