The game of chess has a long history which dates back to the 7th century. It is a game of skill which has even produced professional competitors. The Chess Club for teens at the library will begin meeting again on Thursday, September 4 at 4:30PM. Not only do members get to learn how to play, but they can hone their skills with the help of a real championship chess master! For more information, call 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com
Now that the summer is nearly over, we're gearing up for our fall program schedule. As usual, we will have two great programs for younger children. They include Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds, and Adventures With Books for kids between 6 and 9 years old. These programs feature crafts, stories, and other interactive games and activities. Both programs are held once a month on Tuesdays between 6 and 7PM. Call the library at 874-3382 for more information or to register, or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com
Looking For JJ by Anne Cassidy. Alice Tully is a young woman in a new neighborhood with a new job and a new boyfriend, Frankie. She is also looking forward to starting college in a few months. But Alice Tully has a secret, and the recent articles in the newspaper about an old murder case involving JJ-Jennifer Jones, a troubled 10 year old girl may spoil everything. Cassidy, a well-known British writer of mysteries and novels for teens, is a masterful storyteller. We are immediately both fascinated and disturbed by Alice and her story. This book is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Were you a fan of the famous PBS series Upstairs, Downstairs? If so, you might enjoy this new mystery series now at the library. As the novel opens, Maisie is preparing to take over a detective agency in 1929 London. Her first case comes quickly-a business man is convinced that his wife is unfaithful. Although Maisie's keen understanding of human nature soon helps her to discover the truth about the case, the details lead her to memories of her own past as a young maid in upper class London and as a nurse on the battlefields of World War I. Additional volumes of the series are also available.
A few new arrivals that might be of interest are now on our shelves, in part, thanks to some generous patrons. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch's final lesson to his students at Carnegie Mellon has attracted added attention since his death. What Happened:Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception is an expose written by the President's former press secretary, Scott McClellan.
On August 2, the final volume of Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster Twilight series arrived, but be patient-there's a waiting list for Breaking Dawn! A timely new novel for teens is Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci. Two teenagers on opposite sides of the world become involved in a terrorist attack involving the world's water supply. Visit our website at www.frackvillelibrary.com to contact us about these new books.
Join us along with other community agencies and groups at Frackville's National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at the Memorial Park from 6PM to 8PM. Along with the local information, you can have a free swim in the Frackville Pool! This is a great opportunity for families to spend time together and learn what the community has to offer. We hope to meet you there!