Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 4, 2013

Library to temporarily disregard overdue fines

By Susie Randleman
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — This month, the library is advertising three weeks of no overdue fines from Feb. 11 to March 2. They ask you to find any borrowed books and materials that are overdue, possibly hidden from sight at home, in your car, etc., and therefore blocking use of your library card. No matter how long overdue, no matter how great the fines may be, we just ask for the return of all library books and materials during this time period (you will not be charged). They can be turned in via the outside book-drop or inside at the library’s front circulation desk.

Another important announcement: The library will be closed for collection weeding and re-organization from Monday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, March 2. It will re-open Monday, March 4, at 8 a.m. My staff and I appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience. Books and materials can still be returned via the outside book-drop during this time. Patrons who have booked the Conference or Cumberland Meeting Rooms during the time the library will be closed will still have access by calling 484-6790, ext. 241 or 242 to make arrangements to enter the building.

The Tuesdays at the Movies program will be showing Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rope Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. Loosely based on a true story, two rich young men murder a colleague for the sake of murder and then coolly throw a party around the hidden corpse in this curious intellectual drama from 1948. At 2 p.m. that same day, Martin Short and Danny Glover star in a raucous adventure as they journey into the wilds of Mexico in the film Pure Luck. These film showings are free and held in the Cumberland Meeting Room.

Brand New Purchases

The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower — Could it be that the world’s most famous private eye saves Abraham Lincoln’s life and perhaps the Union itself? This might sound like fiction, but author Daniel Stashower’s riveting new book displays true facts. It is a history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller.

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman — Here is a gripping story of one woman’s journey to uncover the truth of her husband’s suicide. Winning rave reviews for this, her first novel, Jenny Milchman is a master of psychological suspense with a story that challenges all sorts of romantic notions we might harbor about small towns and the people we think we can trust.

Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel — Breaking new ground in her career as a perennial New York Times bestseller, Danielle Steel writes a poignant story of two parallel destinies, and the kind of love we all hope will be everlasting.

Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy — This legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history.

Information Tip of the Week

Do you remember the Asteroid 2012 DA14 that was discovered a year ago when it came closest to the Earth? Well, it is expected to come closer to our planet again on the night of Feb. 15 this year. It is 165 feet wide traveling at 17,800 mph and coming within 17,200 miles. Scientists stress that there is no danger of an impact by this incoming asteroid. However, it is yet another reminder that in our neck of the solar system, we are definitely not alone. To read more on this subject, go online to

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. What does a dog put on his pizza?

A. Muttzerrella and Puperoni!

For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at, by email 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.