Library News for August 15, 2017
Be sure you don’t miss the current exhibit of 28 beautifully displayed quilts throughout all three library art galleries – and especially those hanging from the library’s second floor balconies! The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild has done an outstanding job and we invite you to come enjoy the variety of quilting techniques and styles illustrated in this show. The method of hand applique is very well represented this year. If you visit the gallery by the library’s elevator, be sure to see the Best Piecing Award winner by Doris Smith with over 100 6-inch blocks, all different. Doris won that award at the 9th Biennial Quilt Show at the Fairgrounds in mid-June. Our entrance gallery holds several of the quilts from two of the Guild "challenges" held this year. The CCPiecemakers Guild was proud to win the award for Best 2017 Guild challenge at the Pigeon Forge show in March. The Cumberland County Piecemakers meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center on South Main Street across from the new Health Department. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit their website www.ccpiecemakers.com. Please help yourself to a copy of their brochure available at our library’s exhibit.
Great New Books!
Barely Legalby Stuart Woods
In the newest nonstop adventure from #1New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, the protege will become the hero: now is the time of Herbie Fisher.
The Bettencourt Affairby Tom Sancton
This is a juicy chronicle of France's richest scandal. It’s a well-researched, crisply written, and entertaining story of family, greed, wealth, and the complex relations among them. There is no comparable work on the Bettencourt scandal, only interviews and articles, making this highly recommended and pleasurable read a mix of luring tabloid fare and professionally researched courtroom and political drama.
Any Dream Will Doby Debbie Macomber
Beloved bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a powerful standalone novel about a woman forced to start her life anew, embarking on the most courageous journey of all—to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean.
The Kelloggsby Howard Markel
John Harvey Kellogg was one of America’s most beloved physicians; a best-selling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the mass production of food and what we eat for breakfast. InThe Kelloggs, Howard Markel tells the sweeping saga of these two extraordinary men, whose lifelong competition and enmity toward one another changed America’s notion of health and wellness from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, and who helped change the course of American medicine, nutrition, wellness, and diet.
The Good Daughterby Karin Slaughter
The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author is a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.
The Last Tudorby Philippa Gregory
The latest novel from #1New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen. Gregory’s first-person perspective on late Tudor England’s turbulent history will delight existing and future fans.
Libraries = Information!
Respect is the foundation of love. Why do we see so many couples who appear to be fighting all the time and complaining about each other? They’re always making fun of each other’s bad habits and you wonder why they’re even together. If they don’t respect each other, their love is definitely not anything even approaching real. Respect will help couples get through the tough times and make sure they treat each other with kindness and compassion (which the modern dating world is sorely lacking).
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
Wait until September or October to buy a new washer and dryer, dishwasher, or other major appliance. You can expect to find discounts of about 20% or more on older models as retailers make space for new arrivals.
Quackers Joke of the Week!
Q. What do you call a blind dinosaur?
A. A do-you-think-he-saw-us!
Ponder This . . .
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing of what you have received, but only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honesty, love, sacrifice, and courage.
by St. Francis of Assisi
Saturday, July 08, 2017