Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 31, 2012

ACPL planning more live music for 2013

By Susie Randleman
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — The Art Circle Public Library wants to thank all the performers who shared their remarkable talents for the Wednesday Noon Concerts during 2012! Thousands of library patrons have enjoyed 10 full months of live music from many gifted artists in and outside of Cumberland County. These generous performers donated their services for the pure sake of entertainment. Please be looking forward to March 6 at noon when the Wednesday concert schedule begins once again for 2013.

A brand new documentary film about the Crossville POW Camp titled, “Prisoners of the Plateau,” has been created by Charlie Gee, Ph.D., at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Gee will personally travel to Crossville to conduct the very first public showing of this documentary at the library, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Let’s go back in time to witness an interesting piece of Crossville history as we move forward in the new year.

Parents, caregivers and teachers, I will be conducting the Quackers Story Time programs once again at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Children’s Story Carousel, beginning Jan. 2. Come with your youngsters to enjoy felt-board stories, music and puppetry fun for ages 1 to 101. On Jan. 15, 22 and 29, Miss Patty will conduct KidBits, Pre-School Story Time also in the Children’s Story Carousel. Little ones ages 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join Miss Patty to read, sing and craft their way through the alphabet. KidBits will be offered in six sessions during 2013. Parents and caregivers may register for the sessions in the Children’s Library or call 484-6790, ext. 228.

Do you remember actress Doris Day and actor Howard Keel in the 1953 film Calamity Jane? Well, come enjoy it again Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. during the Tuesday at the Movies program in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Then, return at 2 p.m. that same day to laugh along at the 1966 movie A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, starring Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Jack Gilford.

Information Tip of the Week

Regular exercise can reduce anxiety in both healthy individuals and medical patients with a wide range of diseases to worry about. In fact, when scientists from the University of Georgia reviewed 40 rigorous studies, they found that medical patients who exercised regularly decreased their anxiety symptoms by about 20 percent, on average. The studies looked at activities such as walking, jogging, cycling and weight training. Workouts lasting longer than 30 minutes were better at calming anxiety than shorter bouts. Other methods recommended in an online Healthline article:  include yoga, meditation, music and chamomile.

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. How can you fix a broken pizza?

A. With tomato paste!

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 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.