Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

January 9, 2012

Children invited to puppet story time Wednesday

CROSSVILLE — Calling all youngsters and their parents/caregivers to the Children’s Carousel in the Art Circle Public Library for another fun puppet story time with Quackers and Ms. Susie on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Come hear stories and music with the talking yellow duck and his friends!This program is free. There is no registration and all are welcome. For more information, please call 484-6790 ext. 240.

Kid Bits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty will take place this month on Jan. 24 and 31 at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Carousel. Please visit the children’s library reference desk or call 484-6790 ext. 228 to register for this delightful program.

Looking ahead to February, whet your “reading appetites” for these new top fiction titles to hit our shelves:

Jodi Picoult presents a new novel, Lone Wolf, which addresses important issues through the lens of family drama as only she can do. Head’s up to our thriller readers — don’t miss the following new installments of favorite series titles.

Paul Garrison offers a top-notch sequel to The Janson Directive by Robert Ludlum with The Jason Command. James Patterson has a new offering in the Private series called Private Games. We will also see a John Wells spy novel by Alex Berenson titled The Shadow Patrol and a D.D. Warren novel by Lisa Gardner, Catch Me, while Michael Palmer begins a new series with Oath of Office.

Mystery readers won’t want to miss a new Eve Dallas novel, Celebrity in Death by J. D. Robb, nor an Alex Delaware mystery Victims by Jonathan Kellerman. Ali Reynolds solves a mystery for J. A. Jance in Left for Dead.

In paranormal fiction news, Kim Harrison presents the latest Rachel Morgan story in A Perfect Blood and Anne Rice delivers her take on werewolves in The Wolf Gift.  

Starry-eyed fiction readers won’t want to miss a new romantic comedy by Sophie Kinsella, I’ve Got Your Number, nor the next quilting novel, Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Historical fiction fans will be happy to see the latest by Tatiana De Rosnay in The House I Loved and a new Pink Carnation novel by Lauren Willig titled The Garden Intrigue. There will be multi-generational stories from two new novelists this coming February. A Good American by Alex George is about a grandson who chronicles the history of his immigrant forebears while Lucinda Riley writes about the heir to an estate who unlocks family secrets in The Orchid House.

Information Tip of the Week

Is your coffee table cluttered with magazines and newspapers you don’t get around to reading? While we are certainly not advocating cutting out any reading materials you rely on, it may be worth canceling subscriptions to publications that you really don’t read or that you could easily read for free online.

For example, a subscription to the print edition of The New York Times cost $5.85 per week for daily delivery, and a subscription to Men’s Health costs $19.90 plus $4.97 for delivery, but you can read articles from both publications online for no cost.

And remember, the Art Circle Public Library offers computers for free public use on both levels in our facility as well as many periodicals and newspapers in the Carol Darling Reading Room.

Quackers’ Joke of the Week

Mama “Snowman” was cutting carrots to make soup for her children and husband.  Papa Snowman came to her and guess what he asked? 

“Honey!  Have you seen my nose?”

Remember to come see Quackers at his next show on Jan. 11 at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at www.artcirclelibrary.info, by e-mail at admin@artcirclelibrary.info or sue.randleman@artcirclelibrary.info. 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 Street, is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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