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Library News for week of September 2, 2014

The ACT and SAT tests are designed to assess one’s academic readiness for college. These exams also help provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. They keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.   If you or someone you know is looking towards college, we at ACPL can help.  Our library’s website (address below) offers a free, valuable tool called the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) that has, among many other resources, free practice tests, tutorials and in-depth e-books to help students prepare for the ACT, SAT and hundreds of other exams.  Where is it located?  Go to and click on Tennessee Electronic Library on the right-hand side of the homepage.  Or, for added convenience, you can access this College Prep Center directly by clicking on the picture of the student just below the Tennessee Electronic Library.  Remember, getting into college is an important step to building a strong future.  But first, you need to do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents.  You can focus your preparation where you need it most by choosing one of the learning centers in this College Prep Center to help you achieve your college preparation goals.  If you prefer to borrow some of the newest handbooks that also provide guidance for these exams, they have been ordered and are currently being processed.  

The following are new legal do-it-yourself books that have also been ordered recently.  As always, if you need assistance, remember to ask the friendly staff at the Adult Services Desk on the library’s second floor or call 484-6790 ext. 234.

“Quicken WillMaker Book & Software Kit Plus 2015”

“Quicken WillMaker” continues to help more people create wills and other essential estate planning documents than any law firm in history.

“Patent It Yourself”

A perennial bestseller, this was the book GoPro inventor Nick Wooman read. “For any entrepreneur who’s inventing something, it’s the one book you should read.”

“First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home”

Co-published with USA TODAY, this book is both packaged with valuable information and reader-friendly, with lots of the famous and fun USA TODAY graphics. 

“Get It Together: Organize your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To”

Keep track and organize estate planning documents, final arrangements, tax records, and other important paperwork.

Highlights of Library Programs

Finger-Style Guitar Artist, J. A. Zarola, will perform a concert entitled “From the Classics to the Blues” on Wednesday, September 3rd at 12:00 noon in the Cumberland Meeting Room.  Quackers & Friends Story Time has moved to Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room.   KidBits Story Time with Miss Patty will begin again on September 9th at 10:00 a.m.  Kids ages 7 to 11 are invited to register in the Children’s Library for MINECRAFT which will take place on September 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Choose to sign up for either 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. or for 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for this program.  Slots are limited.  For more information, call 484-6790 ext. 228.

Information Tip of the Week

Sprouts are a raw, crunchy vegetable found in many Asian and health food dishes.  They are also a "super" food that many overlook.  Bean sprouts, for example, are remarkably easy to grow indoors and the process only takes a few days to complete.  It is an ideal endeavor for individuals interested in learning how to grow their own food and it is also a fun project for kids since they actually get to see the sprouts grow. As for their nutritional profile, sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables, allowing your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat.  Also, both the quality of the protein and the fiber content of beans, nuts, seeds and grains improve when sprouted.  The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids also increase dramatically during the sprouting process.  Sunflower seed and pea sprouts tend to top the list of all the seeds that you can sprout and are typically each about 30 times more nutritious than organic vegetables you can even harvest in your backyard garden.  During sprouting, minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, bind to protein, making them more bio-available. Sprouts are the ultimate locally-grown food, and can easily be grown in your own kitchen, so you know exactly what you're eating. And since they're very inexpensive, cost is no excuse for avoiding them.  We have books on the subject and the Internet provides lots of valuable information also to help get you started growing your own sprouts.

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q.  What did the girl pig say to the boy pig?

A.  You’re so HAM-some!

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, September 02, 2014