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Library News for September 27, 2016

The Weavers of the Cumberland are proud to have their newest creations on display throughout the three art galleries in our library until the end of October.  Equally impressive are their lovely woven pieces which are hanging from the balconies in the Carol Darling Reading Room.  This talented group had its beginnings at the proverbial kitchen table.  However, it has grown into an active community advocate for the art of weaving; people sharing their love and ability with others.  The current twenty-three members range in abilities from beginners, who have not yet decided upon a loom, to veterans such as Joy Morgan and well-known international weaving instructor, Sallie Guy. They all meet on the second Tuesday of each month at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to learn and discuss various techniques as well as share their latest handiwork.

Great New Books!

The Kept Woman by Karen Slaughter    Adult Fiction

Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with conflicted, fallible characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and an ingenious psychological thriller -- a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption. 

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips    Adult Non-Fiction

In gripping and devastating detail, Phillips brings a journalist’s crisp perspective to this precise and disquieting account of a reprehensible and underreported chapter in America’s racial history.

Pushing Up Daisies by M. C. Beaton    Adult Fiction

Agatha Raisin is in top form in bestseller Beaton’s 27th mystery…a twisty plot, a familiar cast of eccentric characters, and a charming English country setting.  As she enjoys drink, cigarettes, and men, Agatha displays a wit and sharp tongue that will continue to please her fans.

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans    Adult Non-Fiction

This is a perception changing book, written in a style that respects your intellect.  The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.  It's never too late to design your life.  And everyone can think like a designer. This may become a great go-to holiday gift for lots of folks!

Libraries = Information!

Making bone broth, the nutritious beverage or soup base, in a slow cooker is smart and makes for easy work. It needs to simmer for a long time to extract all the nutrition from the bones.  If you search online for various recipes to make bone broth in the slow cooker, you'll see the ingredients are usually similar: leftover bones (usually beef, chicken or turkey), the classic holy trinity of soup vegetables such as carrots, celery and onion, perhaps some garlic, herbs like parsley, oregano and bay leaves, salt, pepper, and water. Many recipes call for the addition of two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to help draw out the nutrients, too.  After 8 hours, you simply remove all solid pieces and then strain the broth through a sieve into containers.  Allow to cool then refrigerate or freeze.  Those who drink bone broth get a boost to their own bone and joint health from the calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, glucosamine, chondroitin and other minerals. Plus hair and nails gain strength from the gelatin in the broth and the collagen can improve the condition of skin.

Stingy Schobel Says . . .

The average family tosses out 25% of the food and drinks it buys. Stop throwing money away: Take stock of your pantry and freezer once a week to see what’s about to expire. Place anything approaching its end date in the front of the fridge, freezer, or pantry so you’ll remember it.  Annual savings: $993.

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q: What do you call an alligator that sneaks up and bites you from behind?

A: A tail-gater!


For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at  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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