Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 10, 2012

Christmas classics scheduled at ACPL

By Susie Randleman
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — The talented music director, conductor, musician and vocalist Brian Bacon, along with the entertaining group Plateau Brass, will be our featured performers at the noon concert on Wednesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room. All are welcome to this free event.

The last of the Chris Rayis Signature Concert Series, featuring the gifted performers from the Cumberland County Playhouse, will take place Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. To give tribute to these wonderful artists and to acknowledge the many performances they have donated for the pleasure of our library patrons, a free catered lunch reception will be given in their honor immediately following the concert.  Please join us for one last great show and help give a fine send-off to Chris Rayis as he moves on to New York City to begin another chapter in his exciting career!

Two classic holiday film favorites,“Christmas in Connecticut” and “Holiday Inn,” will be shown on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, in the Cumberland Meeting Room as part of the Tuesday’s at the Movies program. On Dec. 18 at 10 a.m., we will show “It’s A Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart, and then see Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in the ever popular “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at 2 p.m.

In the Children’s Carousel, Kid Bits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Quackers, the Story Time Duck is back for another kid’s show at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12. Fun for ages 1 to 101!

Local author Victoria Williams-Fisher returns for another informal and intriguing program to feature her third book in the steamy, captivating Pescadero Creek Series, entitled “Remembering.” This event will be in the central Carol Darling Reading Room, starting at 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, with free refreshments served by the Friends of the Library.  Victoria will be on hand until 6:30 p.m. to sign her books and answer questions from aspiring writers about publishing.  There will be special pricing for her trilogy of books, which would also make great holiday gifts!

Another free computer class will be given on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Plateau Conference Room titled All About Folders and Files by Alan Baker from the Plateau PC Users Group, Inc. Class size is limited. Free registration is available at the Adult Services Desk on the second floor or call 484-6790 ext. 235.

Information Tip of the Week

Did you know that Tennessee was inhabited by Native American Cherokee people long before European settlers arrived? Woodland Indians were the first Native Americans who lived within the Appalachian Mountains nearly 3,000 years ago. By the 1500's Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Shawnee, and Cherokee Native American tribes settled, hunted and travelled within the frontier nation then known as "Tanasee" meaning "meeting place." In 1772 the first frontier pact known as the Watauga Association became the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians.  Tennessee was admitted into the Union as the 16th state in America on June 1, 1796.

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. Why does Santa Claus go down the chimney on Christmas Eve?
A. Because it soots him.

For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at www.artcirclelibrary.info, by email at admin@artcirclelibrary.info or sue.randleman@artcirclelibrary.info. The library, at 3 East St., is open to the public 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 E. First St., is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.