Art Circle Public Library, Cumberland County, TN

Beginner Tai Chi Classes have been cancelled for December 3rd & December 10th

Intermediate Classes will be as scheduled.










8:00 am




7:00 pm




8:00 am




4:00 pm



Telephone Numbers




Public Fax

931.707.8956 Business Fax


Library News Article for December 12

The Holiday Science Friday will take place in the Cumberland Meeting Room on Friday, December 13. Ages 3-4 will take place from 3PM-4PM while ages 7-11 will be held from 4:30PM-5:30PM. Registration is required and must be completed by 4PM on Tuesday, December 11 and is limited to 25 children.

The new surgeon in town, Tyler Gunderson, MD, Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, will be at the library in the Cumberland Meeting Room on December 18 at 10AM. He will be speaking on hip pain management. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 931-459-4262 by December 14.

The final noon concert of the year will be held on Wednesday, December 19 in the Cumberland Meeting Room and will feature performers from the Cumberland County Playhouse in a special Christmas concert.

What’s Happening

Thursday, December 13th

12:00 p.m.   Three Good-Looking Guys Quartet - Noon Concert –
                           Carol Darling Reading Room
  1:00 p.m.    Safely Fermenting Food at Home  - East Tennessee
                           Gleaners – Cumberland Meeting Room

Friday, December 14th

  1:00 p.m.    Plateau Origami Group – Obed River Room [112]
  3:00 p.m.    Holiday Science Friday with Mr. Brian – Ages 4 to 6 -
                           Cumberland Meeting Room
  4:30 p.m.    Holiday Science Friday with Mr. Brian – Ages 7 to 11 -
                           Cumberland Meeting Room

Saturday, December 15th

10:00 a.m.   Write Away Writing Group – Plateau Conference Room
10:00 a.m.   Guitar Lessons [Beginning] – Cumberland Meeting
                           Room A
10:30 a.m.   “What is a Healthy Diet?: Health Seminar given by Nature’s
                           Healthway – Cumberland Meeting Room B
11:00 a.m.   Guitar Lessons [Intermediate] – Cumberland Meeting
                           Room A

Monday, December 17th 

  2:00 p.m.    Learn Tai Chi [Intermediate] – Cumberland Meeting
                           Room A
  3:00 p.m.    Learn Tai Chi [Beginning] – Cumberland Meeting
                           Room A

Tuesday, December 18th

10:00 a.m.   Kidbits Preschool Story Time – Children’s Library
10:00 a.m.   Tuesday Morning @ the Movies – “Arthur Christmas
                           [PG]” - Cumberland Meeting Room B
10:00 a.m.   Hip Pain Management, guest speaker Dr. Tyler Gunderson -     
                           Cumberland Meeting Room A
  2:00 p.m.    Tuesday @ the Movies – “Miracle on 34th Street [NR]”
                           Cumberland Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 19th 

10:00 a.m.   Ewe Can Knit needle workers group – Plateau
                           Conference Room
11:00 a.m.   Stamp Collector’s Group – Obed River Room [112]
12:00 p.m.   The Cumberland County Playhouse Performers present a
                           special Christmas concert – Cumberland Meeting Room

Great New Books

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

It’s been years since the Doom: a mystical plague that not only killed much of society but released magic throughout the world. Bringing back characters from the first book (Year One) and adding others from the new generation, Roberts continues her series set in an extraordinary postapocalyptic future where magic and humans learn to coexist, and darkness and light continue the struggle.

The Man Who Would be Sherlock by Christopher Sandford

Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes, intrigues us because he seems to “embody the past and belong to the present”. Considering the criminal cases and contemporary causes that engaged Holmes’s author throughout his prolific life (1859-1930), many of which crept into his fiction, one can believe the same of Conan Doyle. This well-crafted work brings Doyle into sharp relief as a man of scrupulous fairness and great integrity.

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

In a dystopian United States after 9/11, Adriane Strohl is named valedictorian of her high school class. Before she can deliver her address, she’s arrested for treason, having asked questions rather than staying within approved limits for her speech. Oates creates a world in which cherished American freedoms have disappeared and technology has risen to include time travel. In the end, the will to survive outweighs the search for truth.


Seniors are a growing demographic, but they aren’t the only group benefiting from the large print book format. With over 60% of 4th- 8th graders scoring below proficient in grade –level reading, large print has proven to be a solution for struggling and/or reluctant readers by improving fluency, comprehension and overall engagement. Specifically, large print can improve letter recognition, tracking- with increased line spacing to reduce eye strain, fluency-by allowing readers to string words together more quickly, and comprehension with overall accuracy and speed allowing for a flow to better understanding. With this in mind, your library has ordered a number of large print books for juveniles and young adults which can be accessed by searching for large type books in our catalog or asking for assistance from our staff. Happy improved reading.

Stingy Schobel Says

Senior Discounts on Food in the Crossville Area: Arby’s:10%-free drink(55+)-varies by location: Burger King: 10%(60+) plus additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks; Captain D’s Seafood: “Happy Wednesday Offer”- choice of 8 meals +drink for$4.99 or less-varies by location(62+); Dairy Queen: 10%-varies by location; Denny’s-discount varies by location,15% for AARP members.

Library Laugh

A mom texts, "Hi! Son, what does IDK, LY, & TTYL mean?" He texts back, "I Don't Know, Love You, & Talk To You Later." The mom texts him, "It's ok, don't worry about it. I'll ask your sister, love you too."

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018