Library News Article for March 20
AARP is presently offering free tax preparation on Thursday and Friday through April 13 at the Art Circle Public Library. Call First National Bank of Tennessee at (931) 707-3314 for an appointment.
Library Happenings March21-March27
Great New Books
Gibraltar by Roy & Lesley Adkins
While the War of Independence raged in America, an equally fierce conflict occurred on a tiny British territory south of the Iberian Peninsula: Gibraltar. The Spanish and French blockaded Gibraltar’s sea routes from June 1779 to February 1783 during the Great Siege of Gibraltar- the longest siege ever endured by British forces.
Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff & David Corn
This is an incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. Political skullduggery unprecedented in American history is woven together with tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry.
The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler
The NUMA team finds the reason for an inexplicable surge in sea level: something deep in the East China Sea meant to upset the Pacific balance of power. This 15th NUMA Files novel is an adventurous mix of archetypal mysterious substances, futuristic technology, ancient legends and global ecological disaster.
A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham
In this third in the “New York Confidential” series, a woman shoves a baby into psychologist Kiernan Finnegan’s arms and is then shot dead. What’s at stake: human trafficking. Taut, complex, and leavened with humor, this riveting thriller has a shade more suspense than romance.
A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson
Wilson imagines what happened during Agatha Christie’s famous disappearance in December 1926, conjuring up a murderous scheme that Christie must escape. In this follow up to these events in A Talent for Murder, Agatha is recruited to investigate an agent in the Canary Islands. She has to unmask a different kind of evil in this sinister and thrilling mystery.
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How much protein do you need after 50? Protein helps to keep our muscles strong, which is important for maintaining the balance and mobility needed to continue to live independently as we age. Yet, unlike with fruits and vegetables, we may not focus on getting enough of this important nutrient. Recommendations on exactly how much protein older adults need vary. In our older years, we are at risk of sarcopenia, which is the loss of muscle mass, strength and function. Protein levels in the range of 30 to 35 percent of total caloric intake may prove beneficial in preventing sarcopenia. The Cleveland Clinic polled six dietitians on their top four sources of protein, and the winners were: beans and legumes; wild salmon; eggs and Greek yogurt. As with any health and nutrition change, it is important to talk to your doctor. Additionally, protein should be paired with resistance exercise to help prevent muscle loss.
Stingy Schobel Says
Smart shoppers know to look for big discounts on large appliances on holiday weekends. But if that timing doesn’t work for you, here are other ways to find deals: check the websites of manufacturers and retailers for special offers and rebates; compare price match policies of your favorite retailers; search for rebates on Energy Star appliances at energystar.gov/rebate-finder and on the website of your utility company.
Why was the librarian late? Because she was overbooked!
Monday, February 05, 2018