HOURS OF OPERATION
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
“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
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 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.