Mark your calendar for June 12: the Enchanted Woods Clarinet Ensemble will present a concert of a wide variety of music from classical to oldies, religious to light rock and just about anything in-between.

The concert begins at noon in the Library’s Cumberland Meeting Room.

What’s Happening

Thursday, June 6 — Children’s Summer Program, Mr. Bond’s Science Guys, Cumberland Meeting Room, 2 p.m.

• Teen Summer Reading Craft Night for ages 12-18, Cumberland Meeting Room, 4 p.m. Registration is required.

Friday, June 7 — Origami Group meeting, Obed River Room [112], 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 8 — Learn Chess with Alan Kantour, Plateau Conference Room, 10 a.m.

• Beginning guitar class, Cumberland Meeting Room A, 10 a.m.

• Intermediate guitar class, Cumberland Meeting Room A, 11 a.m.

Monday, June 10 — 4:30 p.m. Teen Movie Night for ages 12-18, “Rogue One: a

tar Wars Story” [PG13], Cumberland Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 11 — KidBits Storytime and crafts, Children’s Library Carousel, 10 a.m.

• Tuesdays @ the Movies, “Batteries Not Included” [PG], Cumberland Meeting Room,  2 p.m.

• Teen Summer Reading Game Night for ages 12-18, Cumberland Meeting Room, 4 p.m. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 12 — Ewe Can Knit experienced needle workers group, Plateau Conference Room, 10 a.m.

• Traveling Science Show at Rocky Top 10 Cinema, 10 a.m.

• The Enchanted Wood Ensemble noon concert, Cumberland Meeting Room.

Great New Books

Dark Storm by Karen Harper. Forensic psychologist Claire Markwood has experienced her share of disaster. But nothing could prepare her for her sister going missing. Claire rushes to the butterfly sanctuary where her sister has been working. But her sister, along with her car and some of the sanctuary’s rarest species of butterflies, has seemingly vanished without a trace. The deeper she digs, the more unsettling the case becomes, dredging up old family secrets that shake the foundation of everything Claire thought to be true. Because some secrets aren’t just threatening--they’re deadly.

This America by Jill Lepore. Since the 1970s, claims Lepore , scholars have made more of an effort to emphasize the contributions of women, African Americans and indigenous peoples. Lepore does not deny this importance because these groups were largely ignored by white men writing history and controlling governments. This concise volume calls for refocusing American history on the nation as a single entity because, as the author states, if people don’t acknowledge their past, it will be interpreted by extremists with specific agendas. This is a call to reconsider what it means to be an American and for advocating liberalism as a corrective for “illiberal nationalism” pervading the country.

Dark Site by Patrick Lee. This is the third novel in the Sam Dryden series. Former Special Forces operative Sam Dryden foils his own abduction, then that of Danica Ellis, who clarifies their connection by producing a heavily redacted document concerning witnesses to a secret military site in their hometown.

Hot Shot by Fern Michaels. Loyalty is a way of life for the Sisterhood and their significant others. When lawyer Lizzie Fox’s husband, Cosmo Cricket, is left critically injured after being shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head straight for Las Vegas to comfort Lizzie and to uncover a dangerous enemy in the City of Sin.

Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas by Stephen Budiansky. This is a well-crafted and accessible biography of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935). Drawing on previously unpublished letters and other sources, Budiansky illuminates Holmes’s life inside and outside the courtroom: Holmes fought (and nearly died) for the Union in the Civil War, and his letters from the front offer vivid, compelling descriptions of day-to-day horrors and insight into how the war influenced his philosophy, making him skeptical of certainty but nonetheless committed to action. Holmes’ work on the Supreme Court after his 1902 appointment cites both his influential majority decisions and dissents.


Produce with the most pesticide residue — Strawberries have more pesticide residue than any other fruit or vegetable, followed by spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.

Consumers should buy only organic versions of these items, although conventionally grown produce is much less expensive than organic.

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Library Laugh

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