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Cumberland County, Tennessee



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Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Art Circle Public Library

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Crossville, TN  38555

Library News.......

Library News Article for June 11

Ever been on a blind date? Join us tomorrow Wednesday, June 12 at noon in the Cumberland Room at the Library, when a duo new to the area who met on a Blind Date will entertain you with an eclectic program of tunes.

There will be no concert on Wednesday, June 19 as the Library will be closed to celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day.

Great New Books

Horror Movie by Paul Trembley

Known only as "the Thin Kid" in the script, the only surviving cast member of an indie horror film made in 1993 is invited to assist with its big-budget remake. The original has its devoted fans, even though only three scenes from the film were ever released; there's a rabid online following, full of rumors and myths about the unfinished 1993 film. As the novel's protagonist becomes more involved with the remake, secrets buried in the past start to resurface, including details of strange events during the original filming and the tragedy that occurred on set. Tremblay's novel shifts between the filming of the original movie and of the present-day remake, sprinkled with excerpts from the films' scripts. Unease and terror rapidly build in the book as readers learn details of what happened on the original set and how it threatens the present. The novel is as unsettling and gripping as a slasher while also managing to be funny and thoughtful.

Roctogenarians: Late in Life Debuts, Comebacks, and Triumphs by Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg

"Eighty has been the new sixty for about twenty years now. In fact, there have always been late-in-life achievers, those who declined to go into decline just because they were eligible for social security. Journalist, humorist, and history buff Mo Rocca and coauthor Jonathan Greenberg introduce us to the people past and present who peaked when they could have been puttering--breaking out as writers, selling out concert halls, attempting to set land-speed records--and in the case of one ninety-year-old tortoise, becoming a first-time father ... In the vein of Mobituaries, Roctogenarians is a collection of entertaining and unexpected profiles of these unretired titans--some long gone (a cancer-stricken Henri Matisse, who began work on his celebrated cut-outs when he could no longer paint), some [until recently] still living (the original EGOT, Rita Moreno). The amazing cast of characters also includes Mary Church Terrell, who at eighty-six helped lead sit-ins at segregated Washington, DC, lunch counters in the 1950s, and John Goodenough, who was more than good enough to score a Nobel Prize at ninety-seven for inventing the lithium-ion battery. Then there's Peter Mark Roget, who began working on his thesaurus in his twenties but completed it at ninety years old.

The Final Act of Juliette Willoughby by Ellery Lloyd

This fascinating novel from married couple Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos writing as Lloyd contains enough twists and turns to keep it fresh and entertaining. The duo use several points of view to offer different perspectives, plus dual timelines to illustrate the unfolding of events dynamically. In the present, Caroline Cooper and Patrick Lambert, students at Cambridge working on their dissertations, discover a mystery surrounding a painting from the 1930s that was made by Juliette Willoughby, a rebel with a portentous secret. Around the time she made the painting, Juliette ran away to Paris with a married middle-aged painter. She spent months working on another masterpiece to show at the International Surrealist Exhibition of 1938, only to remove it from the show after one night. Then she died tragically in a fire, and the painting was destroyed. Fifty years later, Patrick and Caroline investigate the circumstances of the fire and how it might tie in to a murder.

Library Laugh I

To the person who stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I will find you. You have my “word”.

Stingy Schobel Says

When it's time to replace your bedding, there are myriad things you can do with your old sheet sets. Beyond donating them or reusing them as tarps or furniture covers, you actually can use sheets in the garden. All-cotton or flannel sheets make excellent weed barriers. Just lay the bedding where you want to block out weeds and place mulch on top to create a weed-free section. The secret is to use dark-colored sheets, not white. Save your white and light-colored sheets for covering outdoor plants, to protect them against frost and freezing temps.

Library Laugh II

I accidentally gave my wife a gluestick instead of a chapstick. She still isn’t talking to me.


Sure, it's convenient to buy prepackaged potting soil at the hardware store, but using it can create a condition called "soil pollution" in your garden. Prepackaged soil can contain pesticides and other chemicals, which can cause good bacteria and microorganisms in the garden to decline and die over time. Instead, you can make your own powerful potting soil using a mix of coconut fiber, compost, sand, perlite and vermiculite. Recipes are easy to find online, and your garden will thrive over time.

Spring Frolic Bonus

My wife told me to get 6 cans of Sprite from the grocery store. I realized when I got home that I had picked 7 Up.

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