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This Week from the Library – September 1, 2015

Two different writer’s programs will be held on Saturday, September 5th in the Obed River Room, #112.  At 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., The Writer’s Club for Military Veterans will be led by COL (Retired) Terry J. Mitchell and held for those who served in all eras and branches of military service.  Please bring a writing tablet, pencil, or laptop.  Mr. Mitchell will provide writing prompts and general guidance for those interested in writing about their military experiences for family members, to submit for commercial or self-publication, or just for personal satisfaction.  Questions?  Please contact Terry J. Mitchell:  cell (315) 559-1739 or e-mail:   Beginning at 11:00 am. until 12:00 noon on that same day, Nancy Mitchell, will conduct a program for new and established writers called Write Away!  Each month, writers will meet and have an opportunity to read something they have created.  Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and essays are welcome.  Afterwards, a discussion will be held offering suggestions and critiques by members of the group. Time permitting, other discussions will be held on writing topics such as exposition, character development, etc.  Nancy Mitchell has written articles for the Baldwinsville Messenger (Baldwinsville, NY), Baldwinsville Life, and online for International Women of Brass.  Nancy Mitchell has a BFA from SUNY Oswego (New York) and is the recipient of an award for her poetry submission to the Famous Poets Society.  

Join us for a free Smoothie-Making Workshop for Health & Enjoyment on Friday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room of the library.  Sample a variety of delicious and healthy smoothies – receive free recipe handouts and tips – watch blenders whip up magical concoctions that will satisfy your taste buds – come learn how to turn nutrient-rich foods into fast and filling meals – and pour over a new collection of smoothie making recipe books – available for check-out – that will help you lose weight, increase your energy, fight disease, and achieve the healthy glow that comes from a clean and well-balanced diet!   Limited FREE Registration is available by calling (931) 484-6790 ext. 240 or 243.  Call early to save your seat for this fun, tasty, and informational program.

New Books!

“In the Dark Places” by Peter Robinson

"One of the world's greatest suspense writers returns with this sensational new novel featuring Inspector Alan Banks, hailed by Michael Connelly as "a man for all seasons."  It's a double mystery: Two young men have vanished, and the investigation leads to two troubling clues in two different locations.  Vibrating with tension, ingeniously plotted, and filled with soul and poignancy, “In the Dark Places” is a remarkable achievement from this masterful talent.  For readers of Michael Connelly, Louise Penny, and Tess Gerritsen, this is a novel to be read with white knuckles and a fast-beating heart.

“The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed” by Jessica Lahey

Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom.  Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports.  Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures.  Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, “The Gift of Failure” is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.


We’re All About Information!

Positive parent-child relationships provide a foundation for children’s learning.  With parent’s sensitive, responsive, and consistent care, young children will develop the skills they need to succeed in life. 


Stingy Schobel Says . . .

If you love high-end beauty products, check to see whether the parent company also owns lower-cost brands. For example, Tresemme and Nexxus, Nivea and LaPrarie, and Garnier and Kiehl’s are sister companies.  Another way to save is to compare labels and choose cheaper products that contain the same first five ingredients; that indicates that the two products are very similar. You can save up to 67%!


Quackers Joke of the Week!

Q: Did you hear the joke about the bed?

A: No?  That's because it hasn't been made up yet!


For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at  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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Thursday, August 27, 2015