Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 3, 2012

Garrisons to perform Wednesday

By Susie Randleman
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — What’s in store for the Wednesday Noon Concert on Dec. 5? The Garrisons will be there for an entertaining sing-along in the library’s Cumberland Meeting Room. Patrons are invited to bring their snack or lunch to enjoy during the concert at the table seating. The library’s café is currently closed.

For Tuesday’s at the Movies on Dec. 4, the library will be showing A Christmas Story at 10 a.m. and A Christmas Carol at 2 p.m. On Dec. 11, Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan and Sydney Greenstreet will star in Christmas in Connecticut at 10 a.m. and then there will be singing by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire in the delightful and memorable musical Holiday Inn at 2 p.m. Yes, this is the movie that features the Irving Berlin classic song of “White Christmas” that everyone knows and loves.

A new addition to the Tennessee Reference Collection, housed on the library’s second floor, is the 2012 publication by the National Speleological Society titled Snail Shell Cave by Larry E. Matthews and Bob Biddix. Superbly illustrated with numerous photographs and maps, this book documents the history and exploration of the Snail Shell Cave System, which is located in Rutherford County, TN. It is the eighth longest cave in Tennessee and the 77th longest cave in the United States. This valuable work contains information on history, geology, biology and exploration written by an avid historian with a meticulous eye for detail. Matthews has been writing about the underground wonders of Tennessee’s inner landscapes for nearly 40 years.

Kid Bits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty will be held in the Children’s Carousel Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at 10 a.m. Santa will make a special appearance during the last session Dec. 18. Quackers, the Story Time Duck, will returns for three seasonal programs Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 10 a.m. also in the Children’s Carousel. Santa will make another visit at the show Dec. 19.

Kids of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited to a special after-school story time Thursday, Dec. 6 at 3:45 p.m. in the Children’s Story Carousel. Come join local author Dr. Barbara Ebel for a reading from her loveable children’s book series, Chester the Chesapeake. Chester is a celebrity middle Tennessee dog. There will be time for petting, pictures and dog tricks, as well as books for purchase (less than Internet prices) and a paw signing. For more information on the above programs, call 484-6790, ext. 228.

Come meet Crossville’s successful author Victoria Williams-Fisher in an exclusive program at the library Tuesday, Dec. 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Carol Darling Room. Williams-Fisher will be on hand until 6:30 p.m. and will sign, discuss her works, especially her latest, Remembering, published three months ago. She invites all aspiring writers and publishing questions, too. Special pricing is in store for her trilogy of books, which would make great holiday gifts. Delicious free refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library (FOL). 

Congratulations goes out to Dixie Bradley, dedicated FOL board member and co-manager of the Circle of Friends Library Bookstore, for receiving the 2012 Cumberland County Senior Volunteer Award. Bradley has donated countless hours and has given tremendous support for the benefit of the Art Circle Public Library.

Information Tip of the Week

If you are tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: getting vaccinated cuts the risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. The findings suggest “that flu vaccine is a heart vaccine,” lead study author Jacob Udell told Fox News. Go online to this address to view the complete article:

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. How does the Gingerbread Man make his bed?

A. With cookie sheets!

For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at, by email at or The library, 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.