HOURS OF OPERATION
Library News for week of March 31, 2015
Now that winter is behind us, are you doing any spring
cleaning? Have you found some books you would like to donate to the library? The
profits from the Booksales put on by the Friends of the Art Circle Library help
pay for NEW library books. Unfortunately, our biggest book donation resource has
closed down and so the Friends are in great need of used books, DVD’s,
audiobooks, etc. (but please, no textbooks or outdated encyclopedias). There are
two locations you can drop off used books and materials at here at our library:
#1. Go to the rear of the building by the back lobby entrance, you will see a
small, beige colored outside book drop by the solid brown (staff entrance)door.
#2. In the same area, just enter the library’s back lobby glass doors and you
will find a large black book bin to your right. Your donation of books will
greatly help the future success of the library and will also provide reading
pleasure for many at very reasonable prices. The next Friends Booksale is
scheduled for Friday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday,
April 25th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in the library’s Cumberland Room.
(Saturday is stuff-a-bag-day for $1.00!)
While the warmer weather is refreshing, we at the library have a need for more
volunteer hands to help with the care and maintenance of the library’s grounds.
Huston Wheeler is our Library Maintenance and Security employee who is
responsible for the care and upkeep of not only the inside of this 33,200 square
foot facility, but also for the care and maintenance of the plants, trees and
shrubs. We desperately need volunteers to help with transplanting, pruning,
fertilizing, weeding and mulching. If you would like to assist, please give
Huston a call at 200-3279.
Come enjoy Quackers, the talking duck, and his friends who tell stories, sing
songs and have lots of puppet fun for young children every Wednesday in April at
10:00 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Parents/caregivers are asked to
please accompany their little ones. KidBits Pre-School Story Time with Miss
Patty in the Children’s Carousel will take place on April 7th, 14th, and 21st.
Children ages 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us as we
read some stories old and new, sing silly songs and do some fun crafts! For more
information on the above programs, contact the Children’s Library at 484-6790
There is a wide variety of great programs taking place in our library this April
but there are just too many to fit in my column here! So, please come visit us
to pick up your copy of our Program Guide for this coming month or log on to
www.artcirclelibrary.info to see all there is to see and do at our facility.
There is something for everyone at every age!
Please check with our friendly staff for the availability of the following
books. If all copies are checked out, we will be happy to place reserves for
you. For assistance by phone, please call 484-6790 ext. 235.
“World Gone By” by Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Given Day “ and
“Live by Night”, returns with a psychologically and morally complex novel of
blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during
World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past
and present. Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war,
from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor
City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with
verve and skill, “World Gone By” is a superb work of historical fiction from one
of “the most interesting and accomplished American novelists” (Washington Post).
“The Cavendon Women” by Barbara Taylor Bradford
“Cavendon Women”, the stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's “Cavendon
Hall” follows the Inghams' and the Swanns' journey from a family weekend in the
summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It
all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in
years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come
together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come
out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways
none of them could have predicted, it's up to the Cavendon women to band
together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life.
“The Stranger” by Harlan Coben
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at
the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His
information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and
disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam
Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two
wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good
job, a seemingly perfect life. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a
devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of
perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself
tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that
if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into
will not only ruin lives—it will end them.
Information Tip of the Week
One of the top brain specialists, Dr. Daniel Amen, claims breathing and
meditation are very important to cognitive health – that breathing can be used
to change the way the body functions in a matter of minutes. There are breathing
techniques that can immediately reduce anxiety, tension, nervousness, or
out-of-control feelings – a technique Dr. Amen calls 5X2X10. If you’re feeling
stress-inducing emotions and need to calm down, take a slow inhale for five
seconds, hold it for two seconds, and then exhale smoothly and slowly. Repeat
the cycle 10 times. You’ll notice an immediate shift in your mind and body. Dr.
Amen had studied the effects of a 12-minute meditation from Kundalini yoga
called Kirtan Kriya, which involves chanting, breathing, and meditation. He
discovered that it has a significant impact on the brain when practiced every
day. Dr. Amen has a prestigious background in psychiatry, neuroscience, and
brain health, including founding the popular Amen Clinics and writing New York
Times best-selling books. He and his colleagues have built the world’s largest
database of brain scans (over 100,000!) related to behavior.
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. Why did the Easter egg hide?
A. Because he was a little chicken.
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.