HOURS OF OPERATION
Library News for week of November 25, 2014
Would you like some suggestions for Holiday gift-giving? Of course, I am
talking about books, and highly recommended ones, at that. Just come down to the
library and help yourself to the three new booklists we have assembled for your
convenience: one for the children on your gift list, another for teens, and one
that features a wide variety of good reads for adults in both fiction and
non-fiction. You will find copies throughout the library and especially on the
second floor at the Administrative Services Desk just outside my office. All
lists furnish the essential information you will need – whether you are ordering
the books online, such as from amazon.com or from a bookstore. For more
information, please call me at (931) 484-6790 ext. 243.
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. Be sure to check out enough
books and DVD’s by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26th to help keep you
entertained over the long holiday weekend.
Focus on New Releases
“The Job” by Janet Evanovich
He’s a charming con man and she’s a dedicated FBI agent, and they’re about to
drive each other crazy - again! The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed
up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox—bring down the
world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons.
From the streets of Nashville to the back alleys of Lisbon, from the rooftops of
Istanbul to the middle of the Thames, Nick and Kate chase their mark. When they
find themselves pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard and a Portuguese
enforcer who gets advice from a pickled head, they decide it’s time to enlist
some special talent—talent like a machete-wielding Somali pirate, a
self-absorbed actor, an Oscar-winning special effects artist, and Kate’s father
Jake, a retired Special Forces operative. Together they could help make this Fox
and O’Hare’s biggest win yet . . . if they survive.
“There Was A Little Girl” by Brooke Shields
Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller “Down Came the Rain”, Brooke
Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her
new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary
life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the
world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's
iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and
Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in
private she was troubled and drinking heavily. Only Brooke knows the truth of
the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an
honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and
feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.
“The Escape” by David Baldacci
David Baldacci is one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers. In
his blockbuster thrillers “Zero Day “and “The Forgotten”, he enthralled readers
with John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller
is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But
all his training, all his experience, all his skills will not prepare him for
his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and
brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother.
“You Can’t Make This Up” by Al Michaels
In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most
respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively
firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in
modern sports. Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years
and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half
century—from the “Miracle on Ice”—the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals—to the
earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and
off the field are here—Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh,
Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris
Collinsworth, and many, many more. Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells
the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the
colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has
become a vital part of modern culture.
Information Tip of the Week
Consumer Reports has just released some very important information that
concerns nearly everyone, especially infants and young children. Many of the
foods we eat every day are made with rice. The trouble is some contain
relatively high levels of arsenic, claims the Executive Director of Consumer
Reports Food Safety & Sustainability Center, Urvashi Rangan, PH.D. What’s more,
most recent analysis at Consumer Reports shows just how easily a child can eat,
what CR considers, too much arsenic in common foods like hot rice cereal and
rice pasta. Regular exposure to small amounts of arsenic can increase the risk
of bladder, lung, and skin cancer, as well as heart disease and type 2-diabetes.
Recent studies also suggest that arsenic exposure in utero may have effects on
the baby’s immune system.
Consumer Reports maintains: of the 128 types of rice tested, almost all
contained measureable levels of arsenic, though levels varied depending on the
type of rice and rice has higher arsenic levels than other grains because of the
way the rice plant grows, absorbing more water than other plants. Arsenic is
released into the environment through fertilizers and pesticides, which are then
absorbed as the plants grow. For more in-depth information, go to
consumerreports.org and search for arsenic in rice or go directly to http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/01/how-much-arsenic-is-in-your-rice/index.htm
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. What sound does a turkey’s phone make?
A. Wing! Wing!
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.