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Library News for July 25, 2017

Your library wants to help preserve your precious eyesight, so we are offering a special promotion -  a FREE PAIR of Solar Eclipse Eye Glasses – while supplies last – beginning Tuesday, August 1st at the Circulation Desk to those patrons who use their library card and check out at least one book, audio CD, DVD, or magazine on the subject of SCIENCE!  It can be a fiction or non-fiction item – even a book about science fiction – from the shelves of the Children’s, Young Adult, or Adult Departments and it must be borrowed on a valid library card in good standing with the Art Circle Public Library. Only one pair of glasses allowed per patron.  These solar eclipse glasses are CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing and will allow you to safely & fully experience this once-in-a-lifetime event: the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. This promotion is being made possible by the Friends of the Art Circle Public Library.

Great New Books!

Look Beyond You by Iris Johansen

A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego with a most unusual M.O. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. In this confusing array of unrelated evidence, the one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI. Join Kendra in the pursuit, but as the body count rises and the detectives themselves become the newest targets, Kendra must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making.

Putin:  His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash by Richard Lourie

This work tackles some of the most difficult questions concerning Putin's influence in global and Russian national affairs, with a novelist's eye for language and a political commentator's flair for dramatic intrigue.  It’s an astute look at modern Russia and the man at its helm.

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Introducing Renée Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Renée Ballard does not listen to Jazz like Bosch, she surfs and is a California Girl. She has a partner like Bosch but has to work her way up the ranks beginning at the deplorable midnight shift, hence the book's title The Late Show. Like Bosch, she has her character flaws, foibles and demons which make her relatable. Connelly is best at weaving multiple cases to keep us engaged which is authentic to real life police and detective work

The Day the World Went Nuclear by Bill O’Reilly

Autumn 1944 . . . World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.

Libraries = Information!

If you're like me, you might get nervous if the butter gets left out on the counter.  It's dairy, right? Shouldn't that be chilled to keep out all the bacterial grossness? But it turns out that keeping butter in the fridge is a matter of preference, not of food safety. Now, according to some experts, salted butter kept in an airtight container, like a crock, is perfectly fine to leave out on the counter for up to two weeks. The USDA and FDA don't take a firm stance on how long butter lasts, and other experts recommend only leaving butter out for one or two days maximum. Regardless, it definitely means that you shouldn't be afraid to leave butter out for a few hours for optimal softening.  How can you tell if butter has gone bad? Smell it. Like spoiled milk, rancid butter gives off a sour, unappetizing aroma, and may also have discoloration in spots. You won't want to eat it, so don't.

Stingy Schobel Says . . .

Move closer to work. If you drive 15 miles to work and cut that to 5 or less, the savings can be significant – and your commute less stressful. Estimated savings: $99 per month/$1,188 per year.

Quackers Joke of the Week!

Q. What did one firefly say to the other?

A. You glow girl!

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