This Week from the Art Circle Public Library for November 24, 2015
Be sure to make a date to visit us on Friday, December 4th starting at 11:00 a.m. as we host an author lunch reception and book signing with Ashton Lee from Mississippi in our Cumberland Meeting Room. His style is combining quirky, funny, and charming Southern characters with a good dose of wit and warmth to create these delightful novels about great books, true friends, and the stories that give life its richest meaning, on and off the page. Mr. Lee was born in historic Natchez, Mississippi, into a large, extended Southern family which gave him much fodder for his fiction later in life. Ashton Lee has written four novels for Kensington Publishers, with a fifth soon to be released. He lives in Oxford, MS, enjoying the amenities of a university town that many writers have called home. Lunch is being provided through donations from the Friends of the Library and from me, the Library Director.
Please call 484-6790 x 240 to register to attend this event for free!
Come celebrate Christmas with the Whos on Thursday, December 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room for crafts, games, face painting, and surprises! (Maybe the Grinch will come join us!) This event is free and open to all children and their parents/caregivers. Please call 484-6790 x 228 for more information.
The Cumberland County Playhouseís talented and energized performing groupT3Glee, led by Weslie Webster, will be singing enchanting sounds of the season from the libraryís balconies in the Carol Darling Reading Room on Saturday, December 5th at 11:30 a.m.
Hot New Releases!
The Guilty by David Baldacci
Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores. But now, his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Now Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose. To recover what he has lost, Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years: his own past.
All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark
Laurie Moran is the producer of Under Suspicion, a TV show that features unsolved crimes. Amanda Pierce disappeared 5 years ago on the eve of her wedding and some people have labeled her the "runaway bride". Now Laurie has taken on the case to see if she can find closure for the family. This is a good collaboration with Miss Clark and Alaifair. It is a typical Mary Higgins Clark book, lots of suspense but not a lot of gore.
Weíre All About Information!
Follow these ABCís to help streamline your childís homework process so itís more productive. Avoid
micro-managing. Children, including teens, can get overly dependent on parents pushing them through their workload each afternoon. Encourage independence from a young age, help them prioritize their assignments (the hardest ones first), and remind them you will look over their homework for accuracy and neatness but wonít do it for them. Build a routine. Most children do better when they complete homework earlier in the afternoon. Also, decide that your kids have to finish their homework before they get to play or use electronics. Create a clutter-free work space. Kids do much better with a neat, quiet work zone. Set up a study nook in your childís bedroom or a space thatís away from televisions.
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
Two tips for saving at the grocery store: First, go shopping on a full stomach, and second, bring along a calculator. Try eating a healthy snack before heading to the store so your cravings for processed and prepackaged foods arenít out of control. Your budget and waistline will thank you.
Second, using a calculator makes you more aware of how much each item is adding up. You suddenly weigh the options a bit more, with regards to name brands versus generic. It makes you conscious of what you are tossing in your cart.
Quackers Joke of the Week
When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at www.artcirclelibrary.info. 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.
Thursday, November 19, 2015