The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. I have to begin by saying that I fear most patrons will pick up this book, and immediately replace it on the shelf! It is rather long, over 600 pages, and it requires a little bit of knowledge about English history at the turn of the 20th century (or a good reference book alongside). But the writing is very beautifully done, and the characters are so interesting that a few might be willing to give it a go. The title has a sort of double meaning. Many of the characters in the book are children, but there is also the theme of children's literature as it was developing at that time, with the success of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Mostly though, it is a book about growing up at a very exciting, although difficult time. If you are looking for a good volume to sink your teeth into which may require a bit of research, this is just the thing for a nice long winter read. Ask me about it on your next visit.
Tickets for the library's 3rd Annual Golden Ticket Dinner are now available. This event, which benefits the library, will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2010 (no football until the evening that day!) at the Fountains Springs Country Inn. The festivities begin at 2PM. For a donation of $125, attendees will receive two delicious dinners with wine or beer and a chance to win the grand prize of $2500! What a great way to start off the New Year-take a chance to win big and help keep your public library going strong for 2010 and beyond. Call the library for information or to reserve your ticket or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com. Tickets may also be purchased from any Library Trustee.
A few new picture books have arrived recently. Beth Cadena's Supersister helps introduced kids to the idea of having a sibling. In The Middle Child Blues by Kristyn Crow, middle-child Lee learns that there are plenty of others who feel just like him, and our old friend, Fancy Nancy returns in Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'Connor. And if your into scary, a recent offering by the popular Eve Bunting, The Banshee should be just right. Check out these new books on your next visit.
...to take advantage of the open enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. In association with Apprise, we're offering couseling sessions at the library on Tuesday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 29 to help you review your current plan, enroll in a new plan, or just to examine your options. Call 874-3382 for an appointment or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com
The first of our gaming programs for adults over age 55 is fast approaching! On Monday, January 11, 2009 from 3-5PM we'll be bowling at the library through the wonders of the computer with our new Wii gaming console.This equipment was purchased through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act(LSTA) as administered by the PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Attendees can get familiar with the elements of computer gaming and learn to play. Show your grandchildren you're in the know, get some light exercise, and have fun! Register today by calling 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.