By Susie Randleman
Thanks to the generosity of William J. Kallas of Fairfield Glade and Chicago, we are able to provide a display, featuring two beautiful, framed illumination manuscript copies of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in honor of President’s Day this month.
Kallas, a former mayor of the Chicago suburb City of Oakbrook Terrace, had given the original, valuable portraits to the Walt Disney Corporation Chairman Michael D. Eisner years ago. Loved and admired, Eisner had the manuscripts exquisitely framed and placed on display in their Walt Disney Corporation Headquarters in Burbank, CA. Due to their popularity, prints of the originals are for sale at the Disney World’s Epcot Center in Orlando, FL.
We are honored to have temporary loan of these beautiful prints for all to see on the landing of the library’s grand staircase.
Do you have borrowed books or DVDs at home that need to be returned to the library? We are offering a very good deal this month. Return all overdue books and library materials and you will not have to pay any money. Amnesty began on Feb. 11 and will run until March 2. Return books and items in the library’s outside book drop or at the front circulation desk and no questions will be asked.
Another reminder… the library will be closed from Feb. 25 through March 2 for inventory, collection re-organization, etc. We will open our doors at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 4 featuring a great addition to library services: a new East Street Café, serving truly homemade delights, such as fresh baked goods, crepes, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, drinks and, of course, freshly brewed coffee, all at reasonable prices.
New to the Library Shelf
A Week in Winter by bestselling author, Maeve Binchy
Newly released, this is a gentle story filled with a large cast of often eccentric, endearing characters at a country inn on the West Coast of Ireland. Stone House serves as the cozy setting for these interrelated tales of love, loss, friendship and community. Author, Maeve Binchy, lived in Dalkey, Ireland, until her death in July 2012 at the age of 72, shortly after finishing this book. It is reviewed as being one of her best — truly a parting gift from a great Irish storyteller.
Tuesday’s at the Movies will feature the classic film To Kill A Mockingbird at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 and The Great Gatsby at 2 p.m. that same day for free in the library’s Cumberland Meeting Room.
Kid Bits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 19 at 10 a.m. Quackers Puppet/Story Time with Ms. Susie will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 20 at 10 a.m. Parents/ caregivers are asked to accompany their youngsters during these fun, enjoyable programs held in the Children’s Story Carousel. For more information, call 484-6790, ext. 228.
A Quote for Valentine’s Day
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
- Mother Teresa
Information Tip of the Week
You may look out on a starry night and get a lonely feeling, but astronomers now say our Milky Way galaxy may be thick with planets much like Earth – perhaps 4.5 billion of them, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. If your aunt ran off to get married, what would you call her?
For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at www.artcirclelibrary.info, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The library, 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, 95 East First St., is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.