‘Frozen’ fairy tales at the library

June 18th, 2015 10:25 am

First Posted: 1/17/2015

The Clarks Summit Festival of Ice is almost here, and the theme is Frozen Fairy Tales. What better place to brush up on your favorite fairy tales than here at the Abington Community Library? Let your imagination run wild as you browse through fantastic stories. All ages may find fairy tales to enchant them.

From Feb. 13-16, enjoy events throughout the community for all ages. Over 50 ice sculptures will be on display, so be sure to check out ours. Bring the whole family for a showing of the movie “Frozen” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13. Come and hear stories from Snow White at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. This storytime is for children, and costumes are welcome. For both of these special library events, seating is limited and registration is required.

The library is planning a big event for the fall of 2015 and we would love to have you join us as a volunteer. We need people whose love for the library will motivate them to join Trustees, Friends and staff in making our special event a success. Anyone from teen to senior is welcome to attend a meeting of volunteers to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at at the library. We will share all the details then and give you the chance to decide about how you might get involved. Call or stop by the library to sign up.

Magic, romance, deception, good vs. evil: there is something intriguing about fairy tales. Check out the list below for some “grown-up” fairy tale books. All books are available through the Lackawanna County Library System.

“Briar Rose” by Jane Yolen: A twisted tale combining the traditional elements of Sleeping Beauty with the dark story of the Holocaust.

“The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wrecker: Meet Chava, a golem brought to life by a rabbi who dabbles in dark magic and Ahmad, a jinni just released accidentally from his prison. Unlikely companions, they find themselves having to make a choice in the face of a powerful enemy.

“The Great Night” by Chris Adrian: A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that takes place in a park in San Francisco.

“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern: The mysterious circus appears suddenly and entertains only at night before disappearing without a trace. Follow the story of two magicians who are destined to battle but are irresistibly drawn to each other.

“The Princess Bride” by William Goldman: The 1987 movie is a cult classic, but did you know that the book came first? Charming, witty and adventurous, it will have you rolling your eyes while enjoying yourself immensely.

“Wicked” by Gregory Maguire: Journey to Oz for the story of Elphaba, the girl who grew up to become the Wicked Witch of the West.