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News from the Art Circle Public Library for the week of July 22, 2014

Judy Fistler and Brian Bacon will entertain us at the 12:00 Noon Concert on Wednesday, July 23rd in the Cumberland Meeting Room.
The 2013 flick “I, Frankenstein” will be shown on Tuesday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Frankenstein’s monster Adam (Aaron Eckhart) gets swept up in a long-running battle between powerful gargoyles and infernal demons seeking the key to his immortality as director, Stuart Beattie, brings Kevin Grevioux’s acclaimed graphic novel to the screen in this sweeping horror fantasy adventure. This film is rated PG and runs 100 minutes.

Great Reads for the Good Old Summertime

The following titles are available at the Art Circle Public Library. For assistance, please call 484-6790 ext. 234.

“The Matchmaker” by Elin Hilderbrand.
Here is a touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her - before it's too late.

“Top Secret Twenty-One” by Janet Evanovich.
Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret. Janet Evanovich delivers another hilarious entry in her Stephanie Plum series with this novel. She weaves setting, family, romance and crime to pull the plot forward.

“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart.
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

“The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas & Alexandria” by Helen Rappaport.
The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner but author Rappaport sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. She aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados.

“The Vacationers” by Emma Straub.
Here is an irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.

“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri.
“The Lowland” is an engrossing family saga steeped in history: the story of two very different brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn apart by revolution, and a love that endures long past death. Moving from the 1960s to the present and from India to America and across generations, this dazzling novel is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.

“The Blessings” by Elise Juska.
Through departures and arrivals, weddings and reunions, “The Blessings” reveals the interior worlds of the members of a close-knit Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them.

Information Tip of the Week

Do you know how to dry a damp load of laundry quickly? Just add a dry bath towel to the mix.
Do you know how to safely remove a stuck light bulb? First, unplug the lamp or turn off the power at the breaker box. Then, wearing thick gloves and eye protection gently wiggle the bulb to loosen its base. If the bulb is still stuck, place a cloth over it and break it off, along with the filament. Then insert a rubber jar opener into the base and slowly twist counterclockwise to remove it. This may take several tries. Before replacing the bulb, wipe the empty socket with a dry cloth. Note: The old trick of using a raw potato for this job isn't smart; the moisture could cause the fixture to short out.

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. What kind of monkey flies through the sky?
A. A hot air baboon!

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