News from the Library for March 21, 2017
Thanks to a generous donation from Tansi resident, Milton Rubin, in honor of his lovely wife, Lillian, you can view over 24 beautifully framed canvas print art masterpieces from Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso, and others in the Carol Darling Reading Room. Everyone is invited, especially teachers and their students, to enjoy this notable exhibit of art history – the first of its kind – in downtown Crossville.
With the return of mild weather, Quackers says his “buggy” friends will be in his puppet show slated for Monday, March 27th at 4:00 p.m. in the Cumberland Room! Come join us for felt board storytelling, funny puppet skits, music, craft-time and yummy treats - FREE for ages 1 to 101! And don’t forget to bring children ages 0 to 5 to KidBits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty on Tuesday, March 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the Children’s Library as they READ, SING & CRAFT! Both programs require Parents/Caregivers to accompany their children. We thank you!
Great New Books!
The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate—petite young blonde women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.
Good Grief by Theresa Caputo
The star of TLC’s Long Island Medium and New York Times bestselling author Theresa Caputo provides a guide to overcoming grief, filled with inspiring lessons from Spirit and astonishing stories from the clients who have been empowered by Theresa’s spiritual readings. Each chapter is filled with activities to help you find your “new normal”—including journal entries, individual and group exercises, meditations, and moments of reflection—based on the truths that Theresa has gathered from Spirit. Good Grief will help you to feel stronger and more optimistic about what the future has in store for you.
In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
Sunday September 3rd, 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’s flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War. Within days, in a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters, and the threat of invasion, another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the “last war,” a new kind of refugee—an evacuee from London—appears in Maisie’s life. The little girl billeted at Maisie’s home in Kent does not, or cannot, speak, and the authorities do not know whom the child belongs to or who might have put her on the “Operation Pied Piper” evacuee train. They know only that her name is Anna. As Maisie’s search for the killer escalates, the country braces for what is to come. Britain is approaching its gravest hour—and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own.
Libraries = Information
Kitchen pro’s say don’t stack heavy pans in a drawer: hang them on a pegboard. Opt for narrow pantry shelves so you can see everything at a glance. Have a pull-out trash bin raised so it is nearly level with the counter, instead of below a drawer (as in many kitchens) so scraps don’t have as far to fall – meaning there’s less chance they’ll miss the can.
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
The trickle of juice used by many household appliances are sucking the life out of us to the tune of $165 to $400 annually. Unplug things that don’t need to be on, like the TV, cable box, and DVR in the guest room. Use power strips for all your TV equipment and computer equipment .Turn off the instant on feature on your TV. Vampire savings are as easy as these recommendations.
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. What do you call a cow that eats your grass?
A. A lawn moo-er!
Ponder This . . .
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while
you give, To roam the roads of lands remote,
by Hans Christian Anderson
Wednesday, March 15, 2017