The outside book drop which was moved to its present location to facilitate drop offs by car has presented some issues which need to be addressed. Specifically, inclement weather conditions play havoc with employees and materials when emptying the drop box. In addition, the sun beating down on the drop box as well as dampness is causing some materials to yellow and age prematurely, necessitating the need for replacement. Therefore, it has been decided to move the drop box back to its original protected location. New signage has been ordered and ample notification will be given before it is moved.
Library News Article for January 23
Due to popular demand the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center is changing its seminar series to every two weeks starting January 26 from 10AM to noon. The topic for this program is “How Vital Are Vital Records”. Bring a bag lunch and stay to start your research. Events are free and open to the public who are interested in their family history. The Archives is located at 95 East First Street, up the hill from the Art Circle Public Library under the brown steeple. For more information or to register, call 932-456-2006 on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday between 9AM and 4PM.
Thursday, January 24th
3:30 p.m. ACPL Teen Breakout Room – Cumberland Meeting Room
Friday, January 25th
1:00 p.m. Plateau Origami Group – Obed River Room 
Saturday, January 26th
a.m. Guitar Lessons [Beginning] – Cumberland Meeting
Monday, January 28th
p.m. Learn Tai Chi [Intermediate] – Cumberland Meeting
Tuesday, January 29th
a.m. Kidbits Preschool Story Time – Children’s Library
Wednesday, January 30
a.m. Ewe Can Knit Needle Workers Group for Beginning Knitters
Great New Books
Liar Liar by James Patterson
Remember Det. Harriet Blue? She’s back and has gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. As she recklessly speeds towards the dark side, she won’t stop until one man pays for the many lives he has taken.
Tear it Down by Nick Petrie
PTSD-afflicted veteran Peter Ash heads to Memphis to help photographer and war correspondent Wanda Wyatt. Along the way he has his pickup truck hijacked at gunpoint by a likeable young street musician in trouble. A close cousin to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Peter Ash is one of today’s more exciting action heroes.
Miracles in the Cave by Liam Cochrane
Featuring never-before-reported details and exclusive interviews with the boys, their families, and rescue workers, this is an inspiring true story of how twelve members of the Wild Boar Academy Football Club and their coach survived nine days in a cave in Northern Thailand, and of the incredible men and women who pulled off one of the greatest rescues of all times.
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
The author of distinguished fiction but perhaps best known for her memoirs, Shapiro surprises us again with her latest meditation. In a goofy mood in Spring 2016, she submitted her DNA to a website for analysis and discovered that her father was not her biological father. What results is an exploration of family secrets, a painful rebuilding of her sense of self, and an understanding of how we manage whatever life tosses our way.
Engage your brain: Folks over 50 who volunteer at least 200 hours in 12 months experienced mental health benefits and are less likely to develop hypertension according to a Carnegie Mellon University study. In addition, another study found that adult book readers had a 23-month survival advantage and a 20 percent lower mortality risk compared with nonreaders. Your library can help support both these objectives. So volunteer and read.
Stingy Schobel Say
It turns out that Martha Stewart, the queen of DIY and America’s authority on domestic perfection can also fix a leaky ceiling, replace window panes, raise chickens and fly a kite. Here are some highlights from her new book “The Martha Manual: How to do (Almost) Everything: throw a cocktail party-for double –duty drinks, prepare non-alcoholic punches for all to enjoy, setting out a bottle or two of liquor so any guests can spike their own drinks; save energy- when using the dryer, do back-to-back loads so the drum needn’t heat up each time( a big part of a dryer’s energy usage); protect your kitchen counter-adhere furniture pads to the base of your countertop appliances to protect countertops and make it easier to slide in and out; clean your coffee and spice grinder- run soft bread or uncooked white rice through a grinder to pick up lingering spice particles and the oils they leave behind.
I submitted 10 puns to a joke-writing contest to see if any of them made the finals. Sadly, no pun in ten did
Wednesday, January 02, 2019