News from the Art Circle Public Library for the week of April 15, 2014
It’s All About Books
In time for the Easter season, the following six new books have been
purchased and offer guidance for living a more spiritual life. Some are
inspirational and some inspirationally practical. All provide wisdom for those
seeking a stronger connection with God and a more fulfilling life.
“Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined” by Jonathan Merritt.
“Overwhelmed: Winning the War Against Worry” by Perry Noble.
“You’re Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear,
Especially on the Hard Days”
Gerth brings her knowledge as a counselor and her own experiences with
overwhelming worry to relieve the stressed-out and the harried. This book is
filled with practical solutions, family stories and her trademark southern wit;
as if you are having an intimate conversation with a friend who’s been there
“The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our
World” by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu.
“The God of Yes: How Faith Makes All Things New” by Jud Wilhite.
“The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art” by Erwin Raphael
Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and
going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She
would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she would say. Well, the future
is now as her last work entitled “Chestnut Street” is released on April 22nd.
Married to Gordon Snell, Maeve lived in Dalkey, Ireland, until her death in July
2012. In this novel, she gives us one last extraordinary look at ordinary people
as they struggle with family relationships, romances gone awry, and the
possibility for a better future. One finds insightful observations about human
nature—all with Binchy’s thoughtful and loving touch that will be sorely missed.
Her many fans are sure to line up to read this one. Maeve Binchy is the author
of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novels, “A Week in
Winter”, “Minding Frankie”, “Heart and Soul”, and “Whitethorn Woods”, as well as
“Circle of Friends” and “Tara Road”, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection.
With temperatures starting to warm us up, we are lured outdoors and into the
garden. So, if you are wondering what type of perennial to plant this spring,
check out Gaillardia 'Fanfare.' Its glorious sunset-like colors and unique
trumpet-shaped petals make this hardy perennial exceptional and quite unique. It
thrives in most U.S. climates and blooms continuously from late spring into
fall, or frost. To prune, they say to cut the stems all the way back to the
Q. Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long?
Tuesday, March 04, 2014