Art Circle Public Library, Cumberland County, TN



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.


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Library News for week of November 18, 2014

The Art Circle Public Library Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the library to purchase new books for the second floor fiction and non-fiction collections. These funds will go far to help upgrade many areas, especially informational books dealing with health care, technology, diet and fitness, DIY, history and biographies. The ACPL Foundation is a 501©3 organization whose mission is to provide financial support for our library in Cumberland County. Those individuals who make a tax exempt donation to this Foundation will assist the library to meet many goals which include: excellence in library services; assistance to the public education system in Cumberland County; creation of a center for the cultural and recreational enjoyment of the people of our community; and the enhancement of economic development in our area. The following are the major projects completed thus far by the ACPL Foundation: the contribution of funds to purchase the initial furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the library; the purchase of one thousand new books and materials for the Children’s Library; the expansion of the Young Adult and Adult book collections by acquiring 500 new books and materials; the replacement of film readers with state-of-the-art equipment and the purchase of a secure storage cabinet for film; the endowment of monies for an “Oral History of Cumberland County” project; and the provision of matching funds required to secure state, federal, and private grants for our library. Diane Brown serves as the President of the nine-member Board of Directors of the Art Circle Public Library Foundation. We are deeply indebted to this fine organization for their advocacy and dedication to help sustain our library and its services . . . a facility that sees over 2,000 patrons every week.

Focus on New Releases

“Flesh and Blood” by Patricia Cornwell.
In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First it’s New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

“41: A Portrait of My Father” by George W. Bush.
Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.

“Revival” by Stephen King.
The book starts in a small New England village over 50 years ago and relates the story of a young boy and a new minister who has come to town. As time passes, youthful hope and faith are crushed in a horrible event that sends the characters down a different path. The fresh-faced preacher is left questioning his faith and abandons his flock, while the young boy goes off to quell the inner demons that remain in him. The path that they go on, and where it leads, builds in the trademark King style - where the plot leaves the reader just dying to find out where it goes next. With many of the characteristic Stephen King themes of the twisting of youth, faith, and hope, the story winds deeper and deeper down into madness and flat-out terror. This will certainly be a classic King horror story, and one that his fans will love.

“Private India: City on Fire” by James Patterson.
“Private India” by James Patterson is the eighth installment in the Private series. As a story that is set in India, James Patterson has roped in Ashwin Sanghi to co-author the book, as he is one of the biggest names in English fiction writing in India. History, Mythology, a modern day connection and a murderer on the prowl … that’s typical Ashwin Sanghi, The saga that begins with the murder of a doctor, later claims the lives of a journalist, a pop singer, an actress of the erstwhile era, a politician, a revered judge, a high profile yoga instructor - the list goes on. Who is the murderer and what is the motive? As the deaths pile up and the questions mount, Private India’s challenges keep multiplying; at some point the battle becomes personal for the team at Private India. Will Santosh and his team put up everything needed to fight this one? Will the police support them? What will Private India do? Was the enemy able to infiltrate their ranks as well? Is the team united against the enemy? Read the book to find out.

Information Tip of the Week

Nothing is worse than ironing a clean shirt only to dirty it from the gunk-like build-up on the bottom of the iron. Luckily, a filthy iron can be cleared up with toothpaste. First, make sure the iron is cool and unplugged. Then scrub the bottom with non-gel toothpaste on a rag and wipe the surface clean. Simple but effective!

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. Why did the pilgrims have trouble trying to keep their pants from falling down?
A. Because they wore their belt buckles on their hats!

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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Thursday, November 13, 2014