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Library News for October 25, 2016

Check your calendar because this is everybody’s favorite:  it’s the popular Friends’ Book & Bling Sale on Friday, October 28th @ 9:00 a.m. all the way until 5:30 p.m.  Then on Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon – it will be stuff-a-bag with books for $1.00 day!  Choose from vintage books, novels, mysteries, paperbacks, CD’s, VHS tapes, non-fiction works, plenty of piano and organ music books, records and puzzles.  Don’t forget we will have Bling Costume Jewelry also for sale – and so much more!  It will all take place in the Cumberland Meeting Room.  All proceeds benefit the library.

Great New Books!

Escape Clause by John Sandford    Adult Fiction

Here is a Virgil Flowers novel, the ninth in that series by the prolific John Sandford.  It opens with the theft of two tigers from the Minnesota Zoo. Yes, tigers. The thieves want the tigers for their medicinal properties. Among other health benefits reputed to derive from tiger pills, certain parts of endangered Amur tigers are believed to be more effective than Viagra. Zoo officials are worried that the tigers will be killed before they can be recovered. Virgil is therefore under a time crunch to find them. Remember those old fashioned story-tellers? The ones that tell the story in such detail that you can almost believe you are there and once they start talking you can't bear to move away until you hear the whole story?  Author, John Sandford, is one of those story-tellers.  In Escape Clause you can see the action as it takes place, the surveillance, the chases, the sneaking around, the skinny dipping, the bad guys and all of the other things that make up this extremely enjoyable book.

The Obsidian Chamber by Preston & Child    Adult Fiction

It's like Christmas for lovers of suspense when the words Preston & Child once again appear on a book cover!  There is a tragic disappearance after a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachusetts, when Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is found missing, presumed dead.  Then when Prendergast’s ward, Constance, who is sick with grief, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive, she is taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. What ensues is an international manhunt as Proctor, Prendergast’s longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown. In a world of black and white, nothing is as it seems.  And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Meyes    Adult Fiction

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong.  Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is the quintessential Jojo Moyes—as are the other stories that round out the collection.  Enjoy a vicarious jolt of Parisian romance in this compendium filled with humor and heart. 

Information = Libraries!

If you are almost always under the weather with flu, cold or other illnesses, there is a chance it could be from poor nutrition or stress. Stress suppresses our immune system because the main hormone that rises when you’re stressed is cortisol, and when we are exposed to cortisol for long periods of time our bodies become immune. When our bodies are immune to cortisol, other substances that create inflammation rise. In short, this can lead to plenty of colds, strep throat, flu or even diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia.

Stingy Schobel Says . . .

Think twice before spending your hard earned dollars on this. A friend or family member invites you to a party at their home with the express purpose of buying something they’re selling (candles, jewelry, tools). Do yourself a favor and tell them you’re not interested or tell a little white lie and say you’re not available.

Quackers Joke of the Week!

Q:  Why was there no food left after the monster party?

A:  Because everyone was a goblin!

For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at, or by e-mail at  

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