Library News for December 5, 2017
Parents, did you know our library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary and your family can access it from home! TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading with over 250 animated talking picture books. The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles. We hope that you will get the chance to check out the collections with your child. The following is all the information you will need to login to the collection: Visit our library’s website for instant access with your library card number – www.artcirclelibrary.info You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. All you need is an Internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button. Happy Tumbling, everyone!
Essential Oil Enthusiast, Caren Nelson, will be conducting a Make & Take Holiday Gifts Workshop on Thursday, December 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in our Cumberland Room. You get to choose from either a warm vanilla room spray & sugarplum sugar scrub or a melt-away fizzing bath salts ornament & candy cane foaming hand soap. There is a $5.00 materials fee. Space is limited so call (931) 484-6790 ext. 234 or visit the Adult Services Desk upstairs in our library to make a reservation.
Great New Books!
Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love by Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan
More than 16 million viewers watched the first season of the Masterpiece presentation of Victoria, created and written by Daisy Goodwin―the highest-rated PBS drama in twenty years, second only to Downton Abbey. But what happened after the Queen married her handsome prince? Did they live happily ever after, or did their marriage, like so many royal marriages past and present, fizzle into a loveless round of duty? This is the official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin. Sumptuously illustrated and full of rich insider detail, Victoria & Albert takes us behind the scenes of the magnificent TV drama, including fascinating, in-depth information on the actors, the props, and the costumes – and bringing an extraordinary royal marriage even more fully to life.
God, Faith & Reason by Michael Savage
For decades, Michael Savage has been preaching his political faith of borders, language and culture to millions on his nationally-syndicated radio show, The Savage Nation. Now, Savage gives his audience a look into his religious faith and his ideas about the Judeo-Christian foundation of the American culture he has fought all his life to preserve. Moving childhood stories, his dinner with an atheist and a Buddhist, an interview with a Jewish gangster and Savage's reflections on selected passages from ancient scriptures are just a few of the eclectic group of experiences and insights Savage shares in what is easily the most unique book on spirituality in decades.
This is the never-before-told, riveting true story about a teenage Christian girl who was seduced online by a charming young Muslim man from Kosovo, and her father who ultimately worked with the FBI to save her from disappearing forever. Told from the viewpoint of both father and daughter, Almost Gone follows Mackenzie’s network of lies and deceit and her parents’ escalating bewilderment and alarm. More than a cautionary tale, this is the incredible story of unconditional parental love, unwavering faith, and how God helped a family save their daughter from a relationship that jeopardized not only her happiness, but also her safety.
Libraries = Information!
Send your Christmas packages early. This may seem like an obvious tip but many people don’t do it and it can save you a huge amount of money. Also, the more things you can get done and out of the way early, the fewer things you will have to do at the last minute (when too many tasks are already stressing you out)! Now, when sending gifts via the mail, think about what you’ll buy first. Is it fragile, heavy or very large? None of these are good candidates for shipping. Instead, send smaller items like videos, CDs, or books, which can be sent inexpensively by Media Mail. If you like using gift certificates, you can send them on for the price of one stamp.
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
Don’t pay for Microsoft Office. Download LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice. Their free programs are usually compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Potential savings: $150.
Quackers Joke of the Week!
Q: Did you hear the joke about the roof?
A: Never mind, it's over your head!
Monday, November 27, 2017