Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


January 30, 2012

Tax-Aide available again at Art Circle Library

CROSSVILLE — In cooperation with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the Art Circle Public Library is once again offering free tax help and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes and with special attention to those ages 60 and older.

Appointments are preferred and patrons may call 707-3321 to make these arrangements. At our library location, the dates and times available for tax assistance are Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Please note starting time on the first Thursday of each month will be at noon. More detailed information concerning AARP Tax Aide is located on the library’s website at, which includes dates and times of other local locations for tax help, as well as instructions on what you need to bring for preparing your taxes.

Do you play an instrument and would like to entertain others? Do you sing in a choir at church or know of a musically talented individual? Or do you play an instrument and would like to meet other musicians? If so, please contact Susie Randleman at 484-6790 ext. 240 or write an e-mail to All interested artists and musicians will be invited to our catered brunch for local performers on Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. in the library’s Cumberland Meeting Room. Please help us find new talent to perform during our Wednesday Noon Concerts this year. 

Quackers is back for something new: a Saturday puppet show. Now, the young students who miss out on seeing Quackers during the week because of school and for parents who work can now come to the library on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. for a fun, enjoyable story time with a talking duck.

Add music and audience participation in the colorful Children’s Library Story Carousel and all will leave with are smiles on their faces. The program is free, and there is no registration.

New to Our Shelves

December 1941 — 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World by Craig Shirley. Here is political writing at the highest level: insightful, candid and fast-paced. Craig Shirley successfully captures all the drama and emotion from a political battle of historical proportions that ended in bitter disappointment for Ronald Reagan but also opened the door to his successful presidential campaign four years later.

Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. A twist of science in Micro calls forth a new horror out of the natural world – but not just one line of threat. In this book, the entire biosphere becomes a vast and deadly playground. Its depiction is both darkly beautiful and stunningly dreadful. It is a terrain as foreign as any hostile planet, yet as close as our own backyard. To tell more would ruin a great adventure that will have you looking out your window with new eyes.

Killing Lincoln – the Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. This is a must-read historical thriller. Bill O’Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington, D.C., on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read.

Information Tip of the Week

Here’s a yummy and easy way to make small edible bowls for fruit or ice-cream. Turn a muffin or cupcake baking pan upside down. Shape cookie-dough over the tops of the inverted shapes and bake at the recommended temperature (for the cookie recipe) until done. These can even be frozen ahead of time.

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. What do you get when you cross a turtle and a porcupine?

A. A slowpoke!

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 St., is open to the public on: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cumberland County Archives and Heritage Center, at 95 East First St., is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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