This Week from Your Library - February 28, 2017
Imagine yourself sitting in our spacious Cumberland Room, soft music is playing, you smell fresh brewed coffee and yummy pastries and you realize you are there to indulge in the art of coloring pictures! Thereís a table loaded with pencils and fine markers featuring all the colors of the rainbow. Then you spy a wide variety of great drawing sheets and even bookmarks to pour through. It is all free Ė thanks to the Friends of the Art Circle Library. So mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 8th to come color with us, have fun, relax & make friends, for ages 18 and up! You can choose from two sessions that day Ė or come to both Ė 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Yes, itís the latest craze but seriously, studies show adult coloring & art therapy helps to lower blood pressure, stress levels, & increase general well-being. Plus the pictures make great gifts for your family and friends! For more information, please call 484-6790 ext. 240.
Great New Books!
Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson & Emily Raymond
In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odinís son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Through Gaimanís deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
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Libraries = Information!
Southern Living Magazine garden experts give this advice about lawns―As warm-season turf begins to green up in your area, itís time to think about liming your grass. If your soil is acid, you need to do this every couple of years. The best way to tell if you need lime is with a soil test, which will let you know exactly how much to apply. But if youíre not able to get your soil tested, use the general guideline of 15 to 20 pounds of lime per 100 square feet of lawn area. Pelletized lime is less messy and easier to apply than the white-powdered kind.
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
If you get paid every two weeks , you have probably settled into living on that same amount each month. But twice a year you receive a third paycheck. Plan to use these extra paychecks to boost your savings , fund your holiday shopping, or add to a college fund. March 2017 is the next time this occurs.
Quackers Joke of the Week!
Q. How do you know if there is an elephant under your bed?
A. Your head hits the ceiling!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017