Our latest book display at the library is all about food-and who doesn't like that? We have an unbelievably good collection of cookbooks and we've picked out a few to put front and center at the library entrance. They include books by famous chefs from the Food Network, as well as some volumes dedicated to ethnic cuisines, eating healthy, and that "soon to be upon us" holiday fare. Looking for something new to spice up your Thanksgiving menu? You'll find it at your library.
Like to read the newspaper? Want more than the Republican Herald? We've got access to more newspapers than you can imagine at your library or on your home computer, and they're free! Power Library's Newspaper Source features selected content from over 180 newspapers, both US and international, newswires, and even TV news broadcasts. You can search by publication or by subject, and read the full text right on the computer. Needless to say, this is also a great resource for student research. For instructions on how to access this and other Power Library content, visit us at the library, call 874-3382, or use our contact page on our website at www.frackvillelibrary.com
I just returned from a workshop held by the PA Dept. of Education regarding Access PA. Access PA is a statewide database containing the holdings of almost all of the libraries in Pennsylvania. In addition, the website also features a wealth of reference material covering just about any topic you could possibly be seeking. I'm sure you've seen Power Library mentioned before on this blog, but I'm going to make a point of featuring some of the wonderful stuff being provided with more attention to specifics in future blog posts. And it is all absolutely free to use as long as you have a library card! Watch for my weekly Power Library Post starting Thursday.
Stalin's Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith. In his latest case, Arkady Renko, Cruz Smith's Moscovite policeman, is saddled with questionable sitings of Josef Stalin in an underground station. Although he's convinced it's all a political contrivance, his investigation soon turns into a personal feud with another officer, and Renko finds himself banished from Moscow and in the middle of a sinister series of murders. As always, Martin Cruz Smith captures the spirit of today's Russia, and the character of Renko never fails to satisfy.
I am amazed and dismayed at the amount of cigarette butts, candy wrappers, and other assorted trash that ends up on the library's sidewalk. And we actually have a trash can right outside our door! Please, please have some respect for your town and don't throw trash on our sidewalks.
Looking for a new fantasy to replace Harry Potter? Try Michael Buckley's popular series The Grimm Sisters.
When Sabrina & Daphine's parents disappear, they are sent to live in the strange town of Ferryport Landing, NY where Snow White is a teacher and the Three Little Pigs are policemen! Four volumes are currently in the library's collection. Check it out.