News from the Library for March 28, 2017
Come travel back in time and be captivated by a genuine and delightful storyteller, Richard Hilten, who has a wealth of history to share this Wednesday, March 29th @ 12:00 noon. The son of Methodist minister, Robert Hilten, and English teacher, Sarah Hilten, Richard comes from a lineage of storytellers, historians, travelers, and patriots going back to General William Lenoir who got his pigtail shot off at the battle of King’s Mountain. (a true story!) A free light luncheon will be served at this informal gathering as we connect with East Tennessee’s history, nature, and traditions in the Cumberland Meeting Room.
Great New Books!
Vicious Circle by C. J. Box
The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author C. J. Box.
Leo Durocher by Paul Dickson
Leo Durocher (1906–1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War. For more than forty years, he was at the forefront of the game, with a Zelig-like ability to be present as a player or manager for some of the greatest teams and defining baseball moments of the twentieth century. A rugged, combative shortstop and a three-time All-Star, he became a legendary manager, winning three pennants and a World Series in 1954. Dickson writes a riveting and revealing examination of one of baseball's most colorful characters. He truly has captured Durocher perfectly. A must-have for any baseball fan's library, and of course, our library’s shelves!
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles
The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’ epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.
It’s a sweeping story that remains guarded. Relentless pacing keeps the story churning and the trial scenes are among the most exciting ever written in the genre. This trilogy is destined to become a classic of literary crime fiction.
Ice Ghosts by Paul Watson
This is the spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history―and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks. Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts delivers a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the irrepressible spirit of exploration and discovery. It weaves together an epic account of the legendary Franklin Expedition of 1845―whose two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 was lost to the Arctic ice―with the modern tale of the scientists, researchers, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent discoveries of the two ships, which made news around the world.
Libraries = Information!
Two good tips: #1: We all know Greek yogurt is the bee’s knees, but did you also know that it can help keep your gut clear of bad bacteria? Yogurt offers a considerable amount of probiotics per serving so if you make a habit to eat a 6 or 7 ounce cup of a low sugar variety a day, your stomach will create a harmonious balance of good healthful bacteria.
#2: Similar to papaya, pineapple also is a fantastic anti-inflammatory that helps ease the effects of acid reflux! Why? The answer is bromelain, which is an enzyme that facilitates the digestion of proteins.
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
The average Starbucks addict spends $1,100 a year. That’s a lot of beans. Here’s one “savings” trick. Bring your own cup and save 10 cents even if a rival’s cup. As long as you’re in the store, refills are 50 cents all day long. Finally, if you’re signed up for Starbuck’s loyalty program (Starbucks.com/card/rewards), you get a free beverage on your birthday. More next week!
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. How does a mouse feel after it takes a shower?
A. Squeaky clean!
Ponder This . . .
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I woke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. By Rabindranath Tagore
Wednesday, March 15, 2017