Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


December 19, 2011

Let McClanahan put you in the holiday spirit

CROSSVILLE — Wednesday, Dec. 21 at noon, the library will be hosting a concert by Crossville’s master entertainer Rusty McClanahan.  Come hear Rusty’s rendition of songs from the great artists of the past and hear tunes to put you in the holiday spirit, for sure. This program is free, and guests are welcome to purchase lunch from the library’s Food for Thought Café to enjoy during the concert. Table and chair seating is available in the rear of the room.

It lasted four years, cost 600,000 lives and happened under our very feet. Today, 150 years after the Civil War began, few things from our history so move us still as the war of neighbor against neighbor.

For history buffs or those who simply want to know more, the library has just processed a new DVD titled Tennessee Civil War – 150 Years Sesquicentennial, which offers amazing facts and information.

The following is a list of the Bestsellers from The New York Times. Copies are either available to check out or place on reserve (or some may be on order) at the Art Circle Public Library. Please ask for assistance at the adult services desk on the second floor:

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Drop by Michael Connelly.

2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

3. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich.

4. The Litagators by John Grisham.

5. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson.

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

2. Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

3. Being George Washington by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe.

4. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

5. Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews.

The Art Circle Public Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Dec. 23- 26 and will re-open Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. On behalf of all the staff, volunteers, the Cumberland County Archives and Heritage Center and members of our supportive library organizations, we send best wishes to our patrons for a happy heart, a contented home, loved ones near and hope during this holiday season!

Information Tip of the Week

Experts at the Whirlpool Institute of Science have announced that you should NOT pre-rinse your dishes before loading the dishwasher. Pre-rinsing can waste up to 20 gallons of water and cause your machine to clean less effectively. Today’s detergents are designed to attack food particles. So if dishes are rinsed clean, the detergent may abrade glassware instead.  They advise to just scrape dishes of food scraps instead of rinsing.

Quacker’s Joke of the Week

Q. What do elves learn in school?


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.

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