Art Circle Public Library, Cumberland County, TN



The Art Circle Public Library and the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014 for Veterans Day.


The Art Circle Public Library and the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 through Saturday November 29, 2014 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


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Library News for week of October 28, 2014

Young children and their parents/caregivers are invited to a FREE Halloween Puppet Show with Quackers & Friends on Wednesday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room.
Come enjoy Halloween stories, puppet skits, and musical fun and get YUMMY HALLOWEEN TREATS from Quackers himself! Children are asked to come in costume! For more information, please call 484-6790 ext. 243.

The 2014 film “Godzilla” will be shown on Tuesday, November 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. In this gritty, realistic sci-fi action epic, Godzilla returns to its roots as one of the world's most recognized monsters. Directed by Gareth Edwards and featuring an all-star international cast, this spectacular adventure pits Godzilla against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Join our Cat Crochet Scarf Workshop on Thursday, October 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. You will need to bring a size H Crochet Hook and one skein of 3 different colors of soft yarn. Participants must already know how to crochet. Please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 235 to register or talk with the staff at the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.

New AND Good Reads

“Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, “Leaving Time” is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

“The Beatles Lyric: The Unseen Story Behind Their Music” Edited by Hunter Davies.
Never before has anyone attempted to track down and publish the original versions of the classic songs of the Beatles, many of which have never yet been published. These documents have ended up in the hands of collectors and friends of the Beatles, scattered across the world at museums and universities. Hunter Davies knew and worked with the Beatles during their heyday, and wrote their first and only authorized biography. In this collection, he has tracked down and reproduced over 100 original handwritten manuscripts of their songs, reproduced here - and, in almost every case, for the very first time. Almost every Beatles song has a great story behind it, whether it is 'Yesterday', 'Eleanor Rigby' or 'Yellow Submarine'. Many books have appeared about the Beatles, but in the end what really matters - and will always matter most - is their music. Their music comes out of their lives, just as their lives and emotions are reflected in their music. “The Beatles Lyrics” is the definitive story of their lives, as uniquely told through their music.

“Gray Mountain” by John Grisham.
In classic Grisham style, the reader is brought into the world of a naive yet resourceful young lawyer who begins to uncover the generations of secrets which want to remain buried. “Gray Mountain” follows Samantha, a third year associate at New York's largest law firm, who loses her job two weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Within a week, Samantha is out of New York and has become an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic in small town Appalachia, where for the first time she deals with real clients with real problems; those real problems start uncovering a sinister world of big coal, with its impacts on the environment, the health of its miners, but, as the only real industry in town, with an overbearing influence on a community and its people. Her character's intelligence and resourcefulness leads her deeper into this world, and, in the vein of many Grisham novels, leads her into deeper and deeper peril.

Information Tip of the Week

Consumer Reports offers the following advice when using your dishwasher:
Do put large items at the sides and back of the dishwasher. Face dishes toward the tub’s center to give them more exposure to the spray, and give each a little space for better coverage. Put items with baked-on food in the bottom rack with food facedown towards the spray arm. Place silverware with handles down, but put knives handles-up. If your dishwasher has an open basket, mix spoons, forks, and knives to keep them from nesting. Using the little individual slots for silverware also gets them nice and clean. Use the top rack for plastic and fragile, dishwasher-safe items. Don’t try to fit more glassware by crowding glasses together. Rest them individually on prongs to keep them from bumping into each other—and to keep water from pooling in them. You can also prevent chipping of china, crystal, and stemware with the same method, and some dishwashers have special slots for stemware. If you’re replacing an older dishwasher, today’s models typically have more room for place settings than older models. That means 12 or sometimes more. Before visiting an appliance store, read the dishwasher buying guide by Consumer Reports.

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. Why was the stadium hot after the football game?
A. Because all the fans left!

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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