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Library News Article for November 21

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22-Saturday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Christmas is about to burst forth at the library. Selections from the Irving Berlin classic “Holiday Inn” will be performed by the Cumberland County Playhouse performers at the library at noon on Wednesday, November 28 in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Come and enjoy and be on the lookout for all the wonderful Christmas performances starting December 5.

What’s Happening

Monday, November 26th

  2:00 p.m.          Learn Tai Chi [Intermediate] – Cumberland Meeting
                           Room A
  3:00 p.m.          Learn Tai Chi [Beginning] – Cumberland Meeting
                           Room A

Tuesday, November 27th

  10:00 a.m.        Kidbits Preschool Story Time – Children’s Library
   2:00 p.m.         Tuesday @ the Movies – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
                           [PG13]” Cumberland Meeting Room
   5:00 p.m.         Teen Holiday Ornament Craft Workshop – Cumberland
                           Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 28th

  10:00 a.m.        Ewe Can Knit needle workers group – Plateau
                           Conference Room
   12:00 p.m.       Holiday Inn – Noon Concert – Enjoy selections from the
                           musical “Holiday Inn” performed by the Cumberland
                           County Playhouse cast – Cumberland Meeting Room

Great New Books

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

Here’s a new Baldacci series starring Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent who plies her trade in America’s Western wilds as a criminal profiler specializing in serial killers. Now she’s investigating the slashed-up carcass of a mule in the Grand Canyon, hoping to solve a glut of missing persons cases in the canyon as well as seeking closure on her missing sister.

Look-Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

Stop into Trenton’s Red River Deli for its famous pastrami, but don’t expect to see the manager; in the last month, three have vanished without a trace, each time leaving behind just one abandoned shoe. Stephanie Plum’s colleague Lulu suspects alien abduction, but Stephanie herself goes after a more down down-to-earth explanation.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

This memoir is a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling. Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago, to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the White House. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private.

The Allies by Winston Groom

Novelist and historian Groom recounts the origins and fortunes of the grand alliance forged to battle the Axis powers in World War II. In the early 1930s, it would have seemed unlikely for the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the United States to agree on anything. Getting to the point of opening a two-front war required plenty of maneuvering, and the powers developed considerable skills in hiding things from one another as each jockeyed for position to be first among equals. Great for readers without much background in the history of the era.

Heirs of the Founders by H. W. Brands

Brands, whose previous works on Benjamin Franklin and Franklin D. Roosevelt were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, brings his gift of nonfiction storytelling to a period less trod, the era after the American Revolution and before the Civil War. The Major issues and contests of the first half of the 19th century are brought to light through the lens of three important figures: Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Readers will gain an appreciation for the difficulties encountered by this second generation of American leaders, tasked with implementing and interpreting the new Constitution.


Here’s a look at some of the cool innovations we’re likely to see in the next generation of cars: voice commands for your car; more map options; custom-designed vehicles using 3D printing technology; brain-assisted vehicles designed to avoid crashes; cars able to diagnose their own mechanical problems, book appointments, renew insurance amongst other things; shared self-driving vehicles designed for people with disabilities and older people who may need to stop driving; technology that monitors health from the driver’s seat; and lastly, augmented realty dashboards that project information such as speed and turn-by-turn directions onto the windshield.

Stingy Schobel Says

Host morning parties. Brunch gatherings can be just as much fun as evening parties, and the foods you serve-eggs, breads-tend to be cheaper than what you serve for dinner. Plus, you likely won’t go through as much wine. Savings: at least $40.

Round up and save. Acorns is an app that automatically rounds up your credit card purchases to the nearest dollar. The extra change gets invested in stocks and bonds. Save and invest $30 a month.

Library Laugh

What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo?

One is really heavy, the other’s a little lighter.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018