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Library News Article for September 19
You’re in for a treat tomorrow, September 20 at noon, in the Cumberland Room at the Library when the Rising Violets from Nashville appear. The duo features singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Marie McGilvray and Jenn Franklin who create evocative soundscapes that draw in listeners by inviting them on a journey of contemplation, inspiration and hope. Jenn’s unabashedly powerful vocals complement Marie’s ethereal, soul-soothing voice, and their harmonies rise from a shared sacred space. From uplifting anthems of courage and empowerment to beautiful ballads with nature-inspired themes, the music is artfully arranged to offer a healing and transformative experience.
Great New Books
The Home Edit: Stay Organized: The Ultimate Guide to Making Systems Stick by Cleo Shearer and Johanna Teplin
Organizing gurus and influencers Shearer and Teplin return with their latest book in "The Home Edit" lifestyle series. Their previous books introduced readers to the authors' organizing philosophy on arranging items in the home to regulate busy lives. This book focuses on maintaining organizational systems throughout various rooms in the home, starting from easiest (entry) to hardest (garage). Each chapter contains checklists, scripts, and a "Low-Bar Lifestyle Long-Term Goals" section to assist readers in creating their own personal organizational systems that can be modified as the family's needs change. The organizing basics of edit, categorize, contain, and maintain are discussed. The book also demonstrates how to incorporate household habits into a visually pleasing, organized system that is simple for all household members to maintain.
The Golden Gate by Amy Chu
In 1930, seven-year-old Iris Stafford died in the Claremont Hotel, which she is now said to haunt. In 1931, Al Sullivan's Mexican father was "repatriated" to Mexico after the stock market crash, allegedly to free up jobs for Americans. By 1944, Iris's sister Izzy and her two Bainbridge cousins have grown into beauties, and Al has taken his mother's last name and risen to be a homicide detective with the Berkeley Police Department. They all come together at the Claremont when a presidential candidate is killed, and witnesses identify a woman who resembles one of the three Bainbridge cousins. The D.A. warns Mrs. Genevieve Bainbridge that he can charge all three of her granddaughters as co-conspirators if she doesn't identify the killer. But Al has his doubts. Everyone has suggestions for his case, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, who purportedly was involved with the murder victim. Al is warned of Communists, Japanese spies, and the Chinese, but, as the son of a Mexican father and an Okie mother, he has himself experienced prejudice and is determined to find the truth.
Blessing of the Lost Girls by J. A. Jance
Jance proves she's still at the top of her game in this tense crossover of her Joanna Brady and Walker Family series. A prologue, set in July 2022, identifies drifter Charles Milton as the murderer of six people. The action then flashes back to 2019, when Milton abducts Rosa Rios from a bar in Tucson, Ariz., before strangling and stabbing her to death. Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady and her daughter, Jennifer, who knew Rios, take notice, and since Rios was Native American, her disappearance also attracts the attention of Dan Pardee, an investigator for the Department of the Interior's new unit for cases involving Indigenous victims (and son-in-law of Brandon Walker). Milton's efforts to disguise Rios's body--which include dousing it with bleach, removing her teeth, and burning the remains--delay authorities' progress in identifying her. When the remains are finally identified, Dan, Joanna, and Jennifer all set out to track down the person responsible. It's a testament to Jance's talents that she gives away the killer's identity and fate at the book's outset, yet still manages to wring heart-stopping suspense from the central investigation.
Library Laugh I
What makes a Cyclops such an effective teacher? He has only one pupil!
Stingy Schobel Says
If you have a lot of laundry to do, it might seem like an economical and timesaving idea to slightly overload the washing machine. One long-term problem with this tactic is that the excess weight of the wet clothing eventually wears out the machine's internal drum, leading to lower efficiency and poor performance. In the short term, when clothing doesn't have room to be agitated inside the washer, it doesn't get clean. So save water, time and energy, and help your washer last longer, by following the manufacturer's load-size recommendations.
Library Laugh II
What washes up on very small beaches? Micro-waves!
It's worth repeating: Americans use 1.4 billion disposable plastic bottles of body wash every single year. That means the hard-to-recycle plastic bottles, which are made from nonrenewable resources, are likely ending up in landfills and not being made into new products. While a whole younger generation grew up thinking liquid body wash was the only way to get clean, it might be time to reintroduce the humble (and effective) bar of soap for shower routines. Not only are bar soaps plastic-free, but they often contain more effective ingredients that are better for your skin.
Summer Smile Bonus
Why did the math book look so sad? Because it had so many problems!