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Crossville, TN  38555

Library News.......

Library news Article for February 27

The Upper Cumberland Diversity Advocates in celebration of Black History Month are hosting a jazz duo of outstanding talent at the Library tomorrow, February 28 at noon in the Cumberland Room. Alicia Michelle, vocalist, and Rick Thomas, saxophonist will be entertaining you with timeless jazz standards. You’re sure to enjoy.

Great New Books

After Annie by Anna Quindlen

Sometimes the fullness of a life can best be measured by the emptiness left behind. When Annie Brown, age 37, died suddenly of an aneurysm, she left a void that could be measured in fathoms, light-years. There was her beloved husband, Bill; her four children--Ali, Anthony (aka "Ant"), Benjy, and Jamie--and her best friend, Annemarie. Annie herself would have said there was nothing spectacular about her suburban life, married to a plumber, shepherding children through school, and intervening during Annemarie's troubles with drug addiction. But everyone now living without her would beg to differ. Bill's grief subsumes his ability to parent his children, so Ali, just 13, steps up while Ant acts out and the younger two fail to grasp the concept of "forever." In episodes of confusion and denial, anguish and anger, each navigates their new world with varying degrees of success. A master of exploring human frailty and resilience in the face of domestic tragedy, best-selling Quindlen plumbs the depths of Annie's survivors' individual and collective grief in scenes that are both subtle and sharp. Exquisite in its sensitivity, breathtaking in its compassion, Quindlen's exploration of loss and renewal will provoke both weeping and wonder.

Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange

This follow-up to Orange's debut novel, There There, delivers a considerably different reading experience than its progenitor. Moving away from that earlier novel's vast, intricately woven tapestry of interconnections, Orange narrows his focus to the lineage and immediate family of There There's Orvil Red Feather, beginning with his great-great-great-grandfather in the 1800s and continuing until 2018, where most of the narrative takes place, examining the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. But it isn't just the novel's construction that changes shape. Orange forgoes the explosive tragedy that punctuated his first novel and instead documents its lingering distension. It's a potent and intimate pivot, one that builds in power as he mines the abiding grief of childhood's passage, particularly within the contexts of Indigenous history and contemporaneity.

Three-Inch Teeth by C. J. Box

A bear is hunting prey in Wyoming's Bighorns. And not just any bear. It's bad enough that Clay Hutmacher, who manages the Double Diamond Ranch, has lost his son, Clay Jr., to a vicious attack by a grizzly bear. What's much worse is that Clay Jr.--who'd been about to pop the question to game warden Joe Pickett's daughter, Sheridan--is only the first of the victims over an exceptionally broad geographical area. Marshal Marvin Bertignolli is clawed and bitten to death over in Hanna. Sgt. Ryan Winner is found bleeding out north of Rawlins. Former Twelve Sleep County prosecutor Dulcie Schalk, one of two survivors of an ambush, doesn't survive her final encounter. The four experts chosen to kill the grizzly rope Joe into their expedition, but since their quarry keeps turning up far from the last sighting, the most meaningful confrontation the Predator Attack Team has is with a pair of Mama Bears, animal rights activists who demand due process for Tisiphone, as they've dubbed the presumed killer. Box, who's far too canny to leave Tisiphone alone on center stage, follows Joe's old antagonist Dallas Cates as the ex-rodeo star is released from prison and embarks on his revenge tour, which takes him to Lee Ogburn-Russell, an inventor whose life Dallas saved, and Axel Soledad, a correspondent who shares so many enemies with Dallas that he suggests they go after them together. Library Laugh I

Library Laugh I

Why do cows wear bells? Because their horns don’t work!

Stingy Schobel Says

If you have a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric car, there are some steps you can take to maximize your car's overall efficiency and reduce the need to charge as often. Start by selecting "economy mode" whenever possible; in most cars, it's as easy as a button press. This improves fuel efficiency, but it does limit some functions to save fuel. You can also try preheating or precooling your car while it's plugged in; it won't drain the battery, and your vehicle will be comfortable when you get in.

Library Laugh II

What is the difference between ignorance and apathy? I don’t know and I don’t care.


Enamelware serving pieces and cookware were common in the late 19th and early 20th century, so you might find them at flea markets, antique stores or thrift shops. But are these older enamelware dishes safe to use now for serving food and cooking? Most likely not. Back in the day, there was little regulation on what manufacturers could use to make enamelware, so vintage pieces often have additives like lead and cadmium. If you do find and purchase old enamelware, use it for display or decorative purposes only.

Winter Flakes Bonus

Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It’s very time consuming.

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