Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 18, 2013

New books grace Art Circle Library’s shelves

By Susie Randleman
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — We are making available to our patrons lots of new book purchases covering all types of subjects. Here is a smattering of some new non-fiction, informational titles on our shelves:

“One-Board Woodworking Projects” by Andy Standing.

Woodworker and author, Andy Standing presents 20 fabulously functional household items that can be built from a single board of wood. His collection of visually appealing, practical projects includes stylish bookends, a personalized laptop tray, a toy rocking chair, an elegant wine rack, and much more.

“Why Grow THAT When You Can Grow THIS? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants” By Andrew Keys.

There is good news for the gardener who digs a bit deeper. Dozens of gorgeous, unique plants like the bald cypress ‘Shawnee Brave’ and European ginger wait in the wings – understudies to those old-fashioned favorites. The difference is these beauties aren’t just equally worthy of inclusion in our gardens, they are actually even better – more drought-tolerant, longer blooming, more fragrant, and just generally showier.

“Write Your Legal Will in 3 Easy Steps: Complete Kit” by Robert C. Waters, Attorney. 3rd edition.

Ensure that your assets and belongings are passed on to the people who deserve them and according to your wishes. If you die without a proper, valid will, your relatives may be overwhelmed by complicated paperwork and expensive legal issues – all at a time when grief overcomes them. Includes a CD-ROM.

“Italian Phrasebook & CD” by Lonely Planet. 

Read, listen to and practice the Italian language with this best-selling comprehensive phrasebook and CD pack. You will have access to all the travel phrases you need, a 3,500-word two-way dictionary, a mouth-watering menu decoder to help you order the right meals, plus 375 key phrases on audio CD.

“Bobby Deen :  From Mama’s Table To Mine” by Bobby Deen.

From beloved food personality Bobby Deen, son of Paula Deen, comes an irresistibly delicious cookbook featuring 120 comfort-food classics – all with fewer than 350 calories! Bobby has re-fashioned some all-time-favorite Southern dishes in a healthier style.

“Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship” by Terri L. Orbuch, PhD.

Whether you are divorced or separated, out of a long-term relationship, or newly dating after a long break, this book offers simple, practical strategies that have been shown to help singles find someone special.

“Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners: A Guide to 21 Handmade Structures for Homegrown Harvests” by Chris Gleason.

Learn how to transform an ordinary backyard into a productive farm. Homesteading is experiencing a revival among both rural and urban residents who want to get back to basics.

“Chapter 13 Bankruptcy” by attorney Stephen Elias and Kathleen Michon, J.D.

In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can wipe out some of your debt and pay off the rest over time with a repayment plan approved by the bankruptcy court. Here you will find clear explanations of the Chapter 13 process and worksheets to help you decide if Chapter 13 is your best option, estimate your monthly plan payment, and find and work effectively with the right lawyer.

Information Tip of the Week

A long-lasting solar flare erupted from the sun early Saturday (Feb. 9), triggering an intense sun eruption aimed squarely at Earth. "We live right next to a star," wrote Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who currently lives on the International Space Station, in a Twitter post. He also said, "Today it ejected a huge blob at 500 mi/sec. But not to worry — should be good aurorae(s)."  The sun is currently in an active period of its 11-year solar weather cycle, and is expected to reach its peak this year. The sun's current weather cycle is known as Solar Cycle 24.


Quackers Joke of the Week

Q.  What do you call a plant that roars?

A.  A dande-lion!


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 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.