Library News for September 19, 2017
Come enjoy vocal selections performed by the Cumberland County Playhouse cast featuring the production of The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical within a comedy, on Wednesday, September 20th at 12:00 noon in the Cumberland Meeting Room. The concert is free and all are welcome.
Cumberland County Imagination Library will be celebrating Farm Day with a wide variety of free activities on Friday, September 22nd from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at our library. Come enjoy stories and songs with Ms. Patty and Ms. Donna; the Cumberland County Playhouse Performers; Quackers & Friends Puppet Shows with Ms. Susie; and a live Animal petting zoo! Parents/Caregivers must accompany their children for this fun event.
Great New Books!
Judgment at Appomattox by Ralph Peters
Written with the literary flair and historical accuracy readers expect from Ralph Peters, Judgment at Appomattox takes us through the Civil War’s last grim interludes of combat as flags fall and hearts break. Capping the author’s acclaimed five-novel cycle on the war in the East, this “dramatized history” pays homage to all the soldiers who fought, from an Irish-immigrant private wearing gray, to the “boy generals” who mastered modern war. This is a grand climax to a great, prize-winning series that honors―and reveals―America's past.
4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama's Relentless Pursuit of Perfection by Phil Savage
Through those years of observation, now comes Phil Savage’s 360-degree perspective on Alabama football and Coach Nick Saban’s unique coaching style, a style that has led the Crimson Tide to five Southeastern Conference titles, three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and four national championships. You won’t find another person who can intelligently discuss Alabama football in public better than Phil Savage. Together with Ray Glier, 4th and Goal Every Day chronicles how the Crimson Tide re-emerged as one of the true superpowers in college football.
Need to Know by Fern Michaels
Through all their missions and adventures, the tightknit group of friends who make up the Sisterhood have learned one vital lesson: everybody has a weak spot. In the case of Yoko Wong’s dear friend Garland Lee, the multimillion-selling performer known as America’s beloved songbird, that weak spot was trusting her lawyer, Arthur Forrester. For years, he’s taken advantage of her faith in him to amass a secret fortune. And now, in the deepest betrayal yet, he’s dragged her into a lawsuit that could cost her everything.
Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy by Tim Harford
Here is a lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy. Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette’s disposable razor to IKEA’s Billy bookcase, bestselling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention’s own curious, surprising, and memorable story.
The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook 10th Anniversary Edition: Every Recipe and Every Review from All Ten Seasons by the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen
The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook captures all ten seasons of the show into one colorful volume that's like a treasured recipe box brought to life. This special anniversary edition debuts the show's new cast and features an all-new design with plenty of fun behind-the-scenes photography.
Libraries = Information!
Quality time away from your child is just as important as quality time with your child, says Jerrold Lee Shapiro, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and chairman of the department of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. "You have to nurture yourself so you're not running on fumes," he says. What qualifies as quality time? "Working out, walking, reading a book, sitting down with a close friend... It can be almost anything that relaxes and centers you, and takes you away from the immediacy of someone else's needs." Psychologist Arthur Kovacs, PhD, stresses that your own needs don't disappear when you have a child. "Every human has three critical needs -- solitude, human warmth and companionship, and the need to feel productive, that one is making use of one's talents. If you're a conscientious parent, you may forget about this. But it's important to spend at least a few hours a week on something other than changing diapers."
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
Air conditioning costs about 36 cents an hour. A ceiling fan: 1 cent per hour. You could save $8.40 for each day without the AC.
Quackers Joke of the Week!
Q: What do you get if you cross a frog with a rabbit?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017