Art Circle Public Library, Cumberland County, TN


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The Learn "Tai Chi" classes scheduled for Monday, March 2nd at the Art Circle Public Library have been postponed until March 9th.  The Advanced Class will be at 2:00 p.m. and the Beginner Class will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room.  Call 931-484-6790 ext 240 for more information.




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Library News for week of March 3, 2015

As technology just keeps advancing, so do libraries. Did you know that Streaming Video is now available at OUR library? Start watching great videos anytime and anywhere! Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. has expanded its services with streaming video available to enjoy from our library’s website, If you have a valid library card, you can have instant access to streaming video with a growing catalog of digital feature films, documentaries, educational, children’s favorites and more with a modern, easy-to-use viewing experience. Patrons may browse the video selection on the library’s website, borrow titles with a library card, and stream on most mobile and desktop devices. All videos will automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are NO late fees! This new service is FREE for our library patrons who own a library card. If you do not have a library card, need to pay off fines, etc., on your card, or have questions, please visit the Circulation Desk located just inside the main entrance to the Art Circle Public Library at 3 East Street in downtown Crossville. Also, be sure to visit to browse for eBooks and digital audio-books in addition to streaming video. You can find helpful tools and information, such as contacting support, by clicking the Help button located at the top of the webpage. For more information, please call 484-6790.

Have you had enough winter? Would you like to hear live music – hear talented voices singing popular melodies? Good news, our weekly library concerts begin this month to help chase away the winter blues. The fun starts every Wednesday this month at 12:00 noon – the line-up is as follows: March 4th – vocalists, Sandy & Paul; March 11th – singer/guitarist, Cowboy Bob; March 18th – Country singer/guitarist Chuck Tallent; March 25th – special celebration, Celtic Sampler Ceilidh. All performances are free and will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room.

Adult Services Librarian, Margo Brown, will be conducting two Card Creating Workshops (2nd class is a repeat): the first class will be on Monday, March 9th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and the second will take place on Wednesday, March 11th from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Participants will make a St. Pat’s card, a Just-Because card, and an Easter card. Cost of the class is just $5 and all supplies are included. Crafter’s are asked to bring their own favorite adhesives and snips, if possible. To reserve your space, please visit the Adult Services Desk on the library’s second floor or call 931-484-6790 ext. 234.

NEW BOOKS! Please check with our friendly staff at the Adult Services Desk for the availability of the following books. Some may be on order, ready for check out, or may be placed on reserve for you. For further assistance, please call 484-6790 ext. 235.

“Prodigal Son” by Danielle Steel
Prodigal Son is the story about two brothers who are at odds with each other and have been for their entire lives. When they were growing up Peter was always the "bad" son, constantly causing trouble and bringing heartache to their parents. Michael was the "good" twin, kind, well behaved and an excellent student. Anxious to escape the constant criticism and continued comparison to his perfect brother, Peter leaves his family to build a successful life for himself in New York and he never looks back. Michael stays behind, joins his father's medical practice and becomes the town's much beloved doctor who dedicates himself to his patients, his two children and his frail, bed ridden wife. But when Peter loses everything in the stock market crash, he decides to return home and in doing so sets off a chain of events that will bring him, his brother, Michael's family and even the citizens of this small town to its knees. Steel has written an engaging tale about the dynamics that exist between siblings when one is favored over the other as well as how easy it is for a person with sociopathic tendencies to manipulate the people around them.

“Trust Betrayed” by Scott Taylor
Ex-Navy SEAL sniper Scott Taylor served his country for eight years. After he was injured in a fall during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Taylor came home—and discovered that the Obama administration was leaking sensitive intelligence information for political gain. Now, on behalf of all the men and women in uniform abroad whose lives have been endangered, Taylor is speaking out. Having served as a sniper in the same region of Iraq as American Sniper author Chris Kyle, Taylor knows first-hand how high the stakes are. From the bungling of Benghazi to the rise of ISIS, the White House has betrayed the trust of American forces. It's time President Obama and his administration were finally held accountable.

“In Plain Sight” by Fern Michaels
For years Myra Rutledge and Annie de Silva, founding members of the Sisterhood, have funded an underground network run by former Supreme Court Justice Pearl Barnes to help women escape abusive relationships. When two of Pearl’s clients fail to report for their weekly check-in, the Sisterhood and their allies begin a search for French model Amalie Laurent and her one-time maid, Rosalee Muno. Amalie’s estranged husband, Lincoln Moss, is a distant cousin of the President of the United States and one of his closest advisers. Moss’s power is matched by the violent streak he hides from the world, and he beat Amalie viciously until she finally escaped with her maid’s help. Moss is accustomed to doing exactly what he wants without fear of consequence. But Moss has never faced an adversary like the Sisterhood . . .

“Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery. Six Holy Objects That Tell the Remarkable Story of the Gospels”
By David Gibson & Michael McKinley
As featured in the 6-part CNN SERIES "Finding Jesus", this work explores six major artifacts, including the Shroud of Turin, the True Cross, and John the Baptist, that give us the most direct evidence about the life and world of Jesus. The book and attendant CNN series provide a dramatic way to retell "the greatest story ever told" while introducing a broad audience to the history, the latest controversies, and newest forensic science involved in sorting out facts from the fiction of would-be forgers and deceivers. The book and the show draw on experts from all over the world. Beyond the faithful, the book will also appeal to the skeptical and to curious readers of history and archaeology, while it takes viewers of the primetime TV series deeper into the story.

“Mightier Than the Sword” by Jeffrey Archer
The Clifton Chronicles, a saga that criss-crosses continents, and one in which the lives and loves of Harry, Emma and Giles are tried and tested through friendship, betrayal, secrecy and maneuvering, continues with all the trademark twists and turns that have made the compelling and spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families – Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious work to date in the fifth volume of the series, “Mightier Than The Sword”. Originally planned to be the fifth and final book in The Clifton Chronicles series, this work, which is to be followed by two more volumes, is an adrenaline-fueled read with plenty of surprises dealing with the business side of the story, boardroom power struggles, politics and terrorism. True to Archer's style, it is a superb read and begins where the fourth book in the series, “Be Careful What You Wish For”, left off by resolving the issues surrounding the bombing of the ocean-liner.

Information Tip of the Week
Good old scrambled eggs . . . tasty, satisfying and they make for a great, quick meal morning, noon, or night. But one common mistake I have learned is that by adding liquid to eggs, such as milk, cream or water, we’re basically thinning them out, making them easier to overcook , and diluting the taste of the eggs. So, the rule of thumb I’m told is if you're using good, farm fresh eggs, you don't need anything except maybe a little salt and pepper to make them taste delicious . A little butter never hurt anyone, either.

Quackers Joke of the Week
Quackers: Great news, Ratty! The teacher said we have a test today, come rain or shine.
Ratty: So what’s so great about that?
Quackers: IT’S SNOWING!!!

For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at, by e-mail at or The library, at 3 East Street, is open to the public on: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cumberland County Archives & Heritage Center, at 95 East First Street, is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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