News from the Art Circle Public Library for the week of December 17, 2013
For our last concert of 2013, Brian Bacon and the 30+ members of the Festival Chorale of Fairfield Glade will perform a splendid Christmas Concert from the second floor balconies surrounding the Carol Darling Reading Room on Wednesday, December 18th at 12:00 noon. This has become a popular annual event at our library. All are invited!
Boys & girls, remember to come see the last Quackers Puppet Show of the year on Thursday, December 19th at 3:30 p.m. along with a special Christmas Holiday Treats demo and tasting by the father/daughter team of Steve & Sammy Jo, from Sammy Jo’s Diner. Refreshments and treats for all in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Parents/Caregivers are asked to accompany their children. Please sign-up in the Children’s Library or call 484-6790 X228.
We will be showing the film, “Monsters University” as our Family Movie Day feature in the Cumberland Meeting Room on Friday, December 27th at 1:00 p.m. The movie is free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Disney Pixar proudly presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends in a movie screaming with laughter and oozing with heart. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he dreamed of becoming a Scarer - and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot, James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out of control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. With their dreams temporarily dashed, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. This movie is rated G and runs 104 minutes.
Focus on Two New Purchases
“Command Authority” by Tom Clancy. This #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team. There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan. Two months after his untimely demise, this author proves he was a master at commanding the reader's attention and leaves behind a taut and terrific thriller as a parting gift to his devoted fans.
“The Reason for My Hope: Salvation” by Billy Graham. From America’s Evangelistic elder statesman: Salvation is what we all long for, when we are lost or in danger or have made a mess of our lives. And salvation belongs to us, when we reach out for the only One who can rescue us – Jesus. The saving message of the Gospel is the heartbeat of this preacher and evangelist. Millions around the world have heard Billy Graham proclaim this unchanging truth. He has never forgotten the transformation of his own life, when he first said yes to God's gift of salvation, and he has witnessed multitudes turn their hearts to the God of Hope. "The Reason for My Hope: Salvation” presents the essence of that transformative message. It is biblical and timeless, and though simple and direct, it is far from easy. There are hard words, prophetic words, directed toward a culture that denies the reality of sin and distracts us from the veracity of Hell. But through its ominous warnings shines a light that cannot be extinguished- a beacon of hope that Jesus came "to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10).
The Art Circle Public Library and the Cumberland County
Archives & Family Heritage Center will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 for the Christmas Holiday.
Information Tip of the Week
Just in case you may need some “conversation starters” during this holiday party season, check out these comparisons from 50 years ago: Did you know that the price of a Christmas tree in 1963 was $2.50 versus $45.00 in 2013 . . . mailing a holiday card was 5 cents compared to 46 cents now . . . the Easy-Bake Oven was the most popular toy at $15.95 while today, Big Hugs Elmo sells for $59.99 . . . and the cost of mail-order fruitcake was $4.25 but now you would need to shell out $27.95.
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. Did you know why Santa had only eight reindeer last Christmas?
A. Comet stayed home to clean the sink!
For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at www.artcirclelibrary.info, by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013