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News from the Art Circle Public Library for the week of July 29, 2014

Enter the special world of the great highland bagpipe, Irish step dancing, the Gaelic language, Scottish dress and much more in the Celtic Sampler Program on Friday, August 1st starting at 12:00 noon in the Cumberland Meeting Room of the library. Sponsored by the Celtic Circle, a local group of Americans celebrating their Celtic heritage, you will be able to immerse yourself in the traditions, dance and music of the Celtic Nations as award winning Irish step dancer, Katelyn Dunn, will regale us with her talent; Terri Utsey will entertain us with Irish and Scottish songs; Shannon Duncan will sing in Gaelic accompanied by the Harp and Bodhran; and Piper, Susan Strange, will play bagpipes. Come feast your eyes on traditional clothing, tartan weaving, learn the histories of the tartans and plaids, and discover how to look up your family clan. After the performances, there will be a fairy door workshop for teens/adults and a special kid’s corner where little people can make their own fairy doors with Ms. Patty and have fun coloring Irish Rubbings.

On Tuesday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m., we will be showing the 2013 film “Inception” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, and Ken Watanabe, directed by Christopher Nolan. Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. He is offered one last job that could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible inception. This film runs 148 minutes and is rated PG-13.

New Timely & Resourceful Books

“Easy Campfire Cooking” by Peg Couch. Here you will find many recipes for a variety of fun cooking methods like cooking on a stick, in a foil pan, on a skillet, with a pie iron and more.
“RV Vacations for Dummies” by Shirley Slater & Harry Basch. Open the book and find: down-to-earth trip-planning advice; regional itineraries for every part of the U.S.; up-to-date info on attractions and campgrounds; and lots of detailed maps.
“National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States” by National Geographic. This Seventh Edition offers a 'How to Get There Guide' for each park; Hundreds of photos - 200 are new to this edition; Individual Park descriptions; an ‘Information and Activities' page for each park; and Visitor Center information, park fees and amenities for each park.
“The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book” by Stacy Tornio. This book includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages--more than one activity for every single day of the year. Each of the year's four seasons includes fifty checklist items, fifty challenge items, three each of projects, destinations, garden recipes, and outdoor games. Throughout the book, you'll also find fascinating facts, useful tips and tricks, and plenty of additional resources. Complete with whimsical, vibrant illustrations, this book is a must for parents and their kids.

“Goose Berry Patch Grilling and Campfire Cooking” by Gooseberry Patch. Maybe it's the fresh air or the smoky aroma . . . but the makers of this book think just about everything tastes better when it's cooked over a fire. For “Grilling and Campfire Cooking”, they have gathered plenty of easy recipes to enjoy now and even year 'round. For example, Mustard & Herb Strip Steak is sure to convince the gang that you're a real grill-master, and Kicked-Up Campfire Beans and Pan-Fried Corn Fritters will be hits at your next picnic. For dessert, try Grilled Pineapple Sundaes . . . yum.

“Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia: Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First Aid” by Vin T. Sparano. This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning “Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia” will again prove to be the most effective outdoor skills instruction book ever published. Totally revised and updated, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bow hunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for novice and experienced sportsmen as well as any person planning to learn outdoor skills.
“The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids” by Helen Olsson. Humorous and irreverent, yet always authoritative, this guide to camping with kids, from babies through pre-teens, is filled with checklists, smart tips, recipes, games, activities, and art projects.

Information Tip of the Week

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? New releases are arriving nearly every day now and are circulating briskly among our library patrons. Come check out our displays in the Carol Darling Reading Room. Now, you virtual bookworms should be well aware of the READS program on the library’s website: where you can catch up on your summer reading without spending a dime. But did you know there are eight (8) other places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books? Just check out this website: .

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. What books do skunks read?
A. Best smellers!

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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Tuesday, July 15, 2014