HOURS OF OPERATION
News from the Art Circle
Public Library for the week of March 4, 2014
I am happy to announce that our library concerts will
return this month and will be held at 12:00 noon in the library’s Cumberland
Meeting Room. The schedule is as follows: March 12th – Judy Pfistler, Sandi &
Paul Thomas ; March 19th – Plateau Brass Ensemble; March 26th – Dennis Donald.
Feel free to enjoy your lunch during these performances. Remember you can
purchase sandwiches, drinks and snacks at Sammy Jo’s Café, located on the first
floor of the library. For menu information, please call the café at 707-2655 or
Sammy Jo’s Diner at 210-5862.
Are you having landlord/tenant problems? Do you need help getting Food Stamps,
Families First, TennCare, or Unemployment? Do you owe money to the IRS or other
debt collectors? Does your child need help at school? Join attorney, Rachel
Moses, from the Legal Aid Society in the library’s Cumberland Meeting Room on
Wednesday, March 12th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. to learn just what Legal Aid is and
how you can benefit from it.
On Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m., we will be showing the 2010 movie “Leap
Year” in which stars Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, and Adam Scott. This romantic
comedy follows one woman’s determined quest to get married to the perfect guy,
despite what fate has in store for her. When their four-year anniversary passes
without a marriage proposal, Anna decides to take matters into her own hands.
Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February
29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend, Jeremy, to Dublin and get down on
one knee herself. This flick is rated PG and runs 100 minutes. Then at 2:00
p.m., we will show the 2013 movie, “The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones”
starring Lily Collins, Robert Maillet, and Kevin Durand. New York City teen,
Clary Fray, learns that she is descended from a noble line of half-angel demon
slayers known as Shadowhunters, and joins their powerful ranks in a bid to
rescue her missing mother from an alternate dimension known as the Downworld,
where the terrifying creatures of legend roam free. This film is rated PG-13 and
runs 130 minutes.
Focus on Bestsellers
Tom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with
three perfect children. They may be two of the biggest mega movie stars in the
world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good
people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to
find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even
world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as
Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast – and the world's golden
couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the
wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.
“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty
At the heart of this book is a letter that's not meant to be read...Mother of
three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic.
Written in her husband's hand, it says: “to be opened only in the event of my
death.” Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to
a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the
lives of others. Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the
right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent,
the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret,
she will hurt those she loves most.
“Killer” by Jonathan Kellerman
Here is yet another exciting episode in the child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware
series in which Alex is consulted on a child custody battle between two
diametrically opposite sisters - a fun loving, free-spirited single mom Cherie
and her older sister Connie who is a successful pathologist. When Alex gives his
opinion in favor of the real mother, the irate pathologist put out a hit on him
setting off a chain of events which become too hot for Alex to handle alone.
“The Counterfeit Agent” by Alex Berenson
In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill
a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before
he can get far, the tip comes true. This means that the 'next' warning the
source gives will be taken very seriously indeed . . . and it's a big one.
'We've put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. ''A radioactive
one.' A bomb? 'Not yet. It's a test run.'"
“The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom
Author tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide
attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is
it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken
single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of
belief--and a page-turner that will touch your soul--Albom's masterful
storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected. Readers of “The Five
People You Meet in Heaven” will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of
Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his
storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of
Information Tip of the Week
Want to get the most out of your workout? What you eat before a workout can
help you burn more fat and power you through a sweat session. Ideally, it's best
to eat about one to two hours before you hit the gym, go for a run, or take a
fitness class to give your body time to digest. If you're short on time, a
smaller snack 30 minutes beforehand is better than running on empty. A
pre-workout meal or snack should consist of low-glycemic carbohydrates, lean
protein, and a little bit of heart-healthy fat. By eating low GI carbs-such as
oatmeal, whole grain bread, brown rice, and sweet potatoes-you'll have more
energy so you can work out longer and harder, which can help you burn more fat.
Protein helps build muscle and slows down the rate of digestion. And heart
healthy fats such as avocado, nut butters, and low-fat dairy add some flavor to
your meal without weighing you down. In addition to fueling your body before a
sweat session, it's also crucial to drink plenty of water. Being dehydrated will
hinder your performance and can slow down your fat burning rate. Here is a
creative pre-workout snack that helps to keep your metabolism humming and your
body burning more fat throughout your sweat session:
Cook a half cup of steel cut or regular oatmeal (not instant) with 1 cup of
low-fat milk. Add 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder and top with half of a
sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve with a cup of coffee or black
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. Why did the sheep cross the road?
A. To go to the bahhbers!
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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.