Library News for January 17, 2017
Did you know the art of true crochet as we know it today was developed during the 16th century? We invite you to learn how to crochet with Linda Colaric at a FREE beginner’s “Granny Square Workshop” on Friday, January 27th at 9:00 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. All materials will be provided by the Friends of the Art Circle Library. You could soon be on your way to making all types of colorful, creative and useful items not only for yourself but as gifts for friends and family! Register in advance by either calling (931) 484-6790 ext. 234 or visit the Adult Services Desk on the second floor of the library.
Great New Books!
The Dry by Jane Harper
Harper shines a light on the highs and lows of rural life – the loyalty born of collective endurance in adversity, as well as the loneliness and isolation, and the havoc wrought by small-town gossip. She also explores the nature of guilt and regret, and the impact of the past on the present. The Dry is a page-turner written with a maturity of style rarely seen in a first-time novelist and it’s here the writer excels.
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bobjalian
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.
Cooking with Coconut: 125 Recipes for Healthy Eating; Delicious Uses for Every Form: Oil, Flour, Water, Milk, Cream, Sugar, Dried & Shredded by Ramin Ganeshram
Cooks from the lower latitudes have long known that the best thing about coconut is its delicious, versatile flavor. Its other assets, such as heart-healthy oil and naturally gluten-free flour, are just the coconut-cream frosting on the cake. Compatible with many diets, savory and sweet dishes – including Coconut-Mango Glazed Hot Chicken Wings, Almond-Coconut White Bean Spread, Coconut Belgian Waffles, and Coconut-Orange Shortbread – draw from culinary traditional around the globe and celebrate coconut in its many forms.
Libraries = Information!
A 2015 survey found that almost 40 percent of young Americans are living with parents, siblings or other relatives, which is the highest percentage in 75 years. Some parents expect and welcome the post-college sojourn for up to a year while the new grad finds a job and saves money to move out. The problems arise when a young adult refuses to leave or returns home with no game plan. What can parents do in these situations?
Kim Abraham, a therapist in Grand Blanc, Mich., and coauthor of The Whipped Parent, takes a tough-love approach, with the belief that it's a privilege — not a right — for children to live at home after age 18. Based on her counseling experiences, Abraham argues that parents have indulged children to the point where creature comforts are expected. "They don't want to live in one-room efficiency above a store," she says. "They'd rather move back to a comfortable home with better sheets and better food." Her advice on how to manage boomerang children is: Don't share the wealth. You're cheating them out of gaining the self-confidence, pride, and maturity they would experience by earning a living and establishing a home for themselves. Next, don’t fall for their excuses. Abraham also advises to resist rescuing, “It's unlikely that your child will end up homeless. Their survival mode will kick in and they will find a way. Remind them that you know the world is a scary place but that you have confidence in their ability to stand on their own feet.”
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
Extended warranties, in general, are a waste of money. Statistics show that if a new product fails, it’s almost always soon after purchase. There are a few situations when the extra coverage is more likely to pay off: when you buy a used car, or a laptop, or a cell phone. Make sure the policy covers everything, including loss and dropping. Remember, your credit card may offer extended-warranty coverage automatically. Check.
Quackers Joke of the Week!
Q: Why did the traffic light turn red?
A: You would too if you had to change in the middle of the street!
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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