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Library News for November 14, 2017

The Three Good-Looking Guy’s Quartet will be entertaining us on Wednesday, November 15th at 12:00 noon in the Cumberland Room. They will be performing Christmas and holiday favorites in the barbershop style.

Join Mary Pollard for a Bag It & Tag It Workshop on Thursday, November 16th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Cumberland Room at the library. Materials will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Come decorate a Christmas gift bag & make matching gift tags! Call (931) 484-6790 ext. 234 to make your reservation.

Great New Books!

Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark

“Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke are back with their fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series.  Every Breath You Take follows television producer’s Laurie Moran investigation of the unsolved Met Gala murder—in which a wealthy widow was pushed to her death from the famous museum’s rooftop. As the Under Suspicion crew pries into the lives of a super wealthy real estate family with secrets to hide, danger mounts for several witnesses—and for Laurie.

President McKinley by Robert W. Merry

One of the country’s most under-appreciated and unknown presidents finally gets his due in this lively, deeply researched and richly informed biography of the 25th occupant of the nation’s highest office, William McKinley. Merry has written a gem of a book that will gratify any political junkie or fan of presidential history.

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith

No doubt about it, McCall Smith is a wonderful writer. If you have never read one of his books in the Ladies Detective Agency series, now is your chance. This one is every bit as good as the first 17 and many don't know how he does it. Smith has a full teaching schedule and yet has time to write so many different series. Beware, if this is the first one you read of his, you will want the other 17 also. Superb!

In the Moment by Karen Kingsbury

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a brand-new Baxter Family novel about a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit.  In This Moment is an inspiring, relevant story about the nuances of religious freedom and how a group of determined people just might restore the meaning of faith in today’s culture.

Libraries = Information!

In preparation for Thanksgiving dinner, remember the best turkeys will be marked with the USDA Grade A symbol. These turkeys are of the highest quality when it comes to development and condition.  When thawing, it’s important to make sure that a turkey stays below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which foodborne bacteria start to multiply rapidly. To be safe, thaw your turkey in cold water, a microwave oven or the refrigerator following USDA guidelines.  Also, when you handle a raw turkey, you expose your hands and any utensils or dishware that touches the turkey to bacteria. It’s important to always wash your hands directly after handling any raw meats to prevent bacteria from spreading to other foods. You should also limit the use of certain utensils and dishware to the turkey only, and wash these thoroughly after using them. Lastly, before cooking, make sure your turkey is completely thawed. Set the oven to at least 325 degrees Fahrenheit and place the turkey in a shallow roasting pan. As the cooking process nears its end, check the turkey at several points to ensure that the internal temperature has reached at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The best points to check are the center of the breast, the center of the stuffing area and the wing joint.

Stingy Schobel Says . . .

Celebrate your birthday with free eats. The website Thrillist has a list of 75 major food chains that offer free items on your special day.

Quackers Joke of the Week!

Q: Where did the first corn come from?
A: The stalk brought it.

Note:  I am retiring from my position as Library Director of the Art Circle Public Library due to health reasons. Monday, December 18th will be my last day at work. At 10:30 a.m. that morning, I will be performing my last Quackers Puppet Show, complete with holiday stories, Santa, treats and crafts. Yes, it is bittersweet as I have always loved my work as librarian and Director for public libraries across the country for the last 40+ years. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to read my weekly articles since 2009 – I take great pleasure in reaching out to our avid readers and library supporters!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017