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Library News for week of March 31, 2015

Now that winter is behind us, are you doing any spring cleaning? Have you found some books you would like to donate to the library? The profits from the Booksales put on by the Friends of the Art Circle Library help pay for NEW library books. Unfortunately, our biggest book donation resource has closed down and so the Friends are in great need of used books, DVD’s, audiobooks, etc. (but please, no textbooks or outdated encyclopedias). There are two locations you can drop off used books and materials at here at our library: #1. Go to the rear of the building by the back lobby entrance, you will see a small, beige colored outside book drop by the solid brown (staff entrance)door. #2. In the same area, just enter the library’s back lobby glass doors and you will find a large black book bin to your right. Your donation of books will greatly help the future success of the library and will also provide reading pleasure for many at very reasonable prices. The next Friends Booksale is scheduled for Friday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in the library’s Cumberland Room. (Saturday is stuff-a-bag-day for $1.00!)

While the warmer weather is refreshing, we at the library have a need for more volunteer hands to help with the care and maintenance of the library’s grounds. Huston Wheeler is our Library Maintenance and Security employee who is responsible for the care and upkeep of not only the inside of this 33,200 square foot facility, but also for the care and maintenance of the plants, trees and shrubs. We desperately need volunteers to help with transplanting, pruning, fertilizing, weeding and mulching. If you would like to assist, please give Huston a call at 200-3279.

Come enjoy Quackers, the talking duck, and his friends who tell stories, sing songs and have lots of puppet fun for young children every Wednesday in April at 10:00 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Parents/caregivers are asked to please accompany their little ones. KidBits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty in the Children’s Carousel will take place on April 7th, 14th, and 21st. Children ages 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us as we read some stories old and new, sing silly songs and do some fun crafts! For more information on the above programs, contact the Children’s Library at 484-6790 ext. 228.

There is a wide variety of great programs taking place in our library this April but there are just too many to fit in my column here! So, please come visit us to pick up your copy of our Program Guide for this coming month or log on to to see all there is to see and do at our facility. There is something for everyone at every age!

New Books!
Please check with our friendly staff for the availability of the following books. If all copies are checked out, we will be happy to place reserves for you. For assistance by phone, please call 484-6790 ext. 235.

“World Gone By” by Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Given Day “ and “Live by Night”, returns with a psychologically and morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present. Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill, “World Gone By” is a superb work of historical fiction from one of “the most interesting and accomplished American novelists” (Washington Post).

“The Cavendon Women” by Barbara Taylor Bradford
“Cavendon Women”, the stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's “Cavendon Hall” follows the Inghams' and the Swanns' journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it's up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life.

“The Stranger” by Harlan Coben
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them.

Information Tip of the Week
One of the top brain specialists, Dr. Daniel Amen, claims breathing and meditation are very important to cognitive health – that breathing can be used to change the way the body functions in a matter of minutes. There are breathing techniques that can immediately reduce anxiety, tension, nervousness, or out-of-control feelings – a technique Dr. Amen calls 5X2X10. If you’re feeling stress-inducing emotions and need to calm down, take a slow inhale for five seconds, hold it for two seconds, and then exhale smoothly and slowly. Repeat the cycle 10 times. You’ll notice an immediate shift in your mind and body. Dr. Amen had studied the effects of a 12-minute meditation from Kundalini yoga called Kirtan Kriya, which involves chanting, breathing, and meditation. He discovered that it has a significant impact on the brain when practiced every day. Dr. Amen has a prestigious background in psychiatry, neuroscience, and brain health, including founding the popular Amen Clinics and writing New York Times best-selling books. He and his colleagues have built the world’s largest database of brain scans (over 100,000!) related to behavior.

Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. Why did the Easter egg hide?
A. Because he was a little chicken.

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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