The library is once again proud to present The Grandview Pickers. 

The Grandview Pickers is a group of five siblings who will perform a free concert of bluegrass favorites. 

The concert will take place at noon July 17 in the Cumberland Meeting Room at noon. Come on down for this event.

Come see an outstanding collection of quilts hanging throughout the library including the balcony. 

These quilts crafted by members of the Cumberland County Piecemakers will be on display through August.

What’s Happening

Thursday, July 11 — Animal Voyagers presented by Bob Tarter, wildlife biologist, 2 p.m.

Teen Game Night: video and board games. 4 p.m.

 Friday, July 12 — Origami group meeting, 1 p.m.

Traveling Science Show 2019, Lake Tansi Thunderbird Recreation Center — meet at Tansi outdoor pool), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 13 — Learn Chess with Alan Kantour, 10 a.m.

Beginning guitar class with Tommy Fincher, Children’s Carousel, 10 a.m.

Intermediate guitar class with Tommy Fincher, Children’s Carousel, 11 a.m.

Monday, July 15 — Children’s craft for birth-age 6; and Summer Science for ages 7-11. Registration required, 1 p.m.

Children’s craft for birth-age 6; and Summer Science for ages 7-11. Registration required, 2 p.m.

Teen Movie Night for ages 12-18, Star Trek Beyond [PG13], 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 — KidBits Storytime and Craft: Children’s Library Carousel, 10 a.m.

Teen craft: galaxy painting with Lynne Looney, 1 p.m.

Tuesdays at the Movies: Flight of the Navigator [PG], 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17 — Ewe Can Knit needle workers group meeting, 10 a.m.

Stamp Collectors group meeting, 11 a.m.

The Grandview Pickers concert, noon

Great New Books

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the Twenty-first Century by Maureen Callahan. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. He buried ‘kill kits’ — cash, weapons and body-disposal tools in remote locations across the country. Over the course of 14 years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. Gripping and superbly researched, this is destined to be a true crime classic.

Someone to Honor by Mary Balogh. Abigail Westcott’s dreams for her future were lost when her father died and she discovered her parents were not legally married. But now, six years later, she enjoys the independence a life without expectation provides a wealthy single woman. Indeed, she’s grown confident enough to scold the careless servant chopping wood outside without his shirt on in the proximity of ladies. But the man is not a servant. He is Gilbert Bennington, the lieutenant colonel and superior officer who has escorted her wounded brother, Harry, home from the wars with Napoleon. Gil has come to help his friend and junior officer recover, and he doesn’t take lightly to being condescended to — secretly because of his own humble beginnings.

Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer. Returning to her Nantucket childhood home in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, novelist Keely Green is forced to face her estranged best friend, Isabelle, and when she begins to fall for Isabelle’s brother, things become complicated.

Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II by Svetlana Alexsievich. Nobel Prize winner Alexievich, whose oral histories of World War II have given us a whole new understanding of that cataclysm, especially in the Soviet Union, now focuses on the wartime lives of children. The men and women interviewed for this book recall their youthful experiences as both witnesses to and participants in the fighting, clarifying the suffering that shaped a generation and a nation.


Non-food ways to use common foods: 

Cooking oil, especially olive oil, cleans paintbrushes and lubricates squeaky hinges. 

Mayonnaise removes glue residue from stickers. 

Ketchup is good for polishing brass and copper. 

Coca-Cola clears clogged drains, cleans toilet bowls and gets grease off clothing. 

A cut piece of walnut conceals scratches on hardwood floors and wooden cabinets. 

Salt removes the smell of onion and garlic on hands — rinse hands, apply a liberal amount of salt, rub it around, then rinse hands in cool water.

Stingy Schobel Says

Cash back as you shop: Shopping app Ibotta is releasing Pay With Ibotta. 

At more than 30 participating merchants, earn instant cash back when making an in-store purchase, with rebates ranging from 1-10%. 

To get the rebate, link a credit or debit card account to the Ibotta app, or connect to Apple pay or Google Pay. At checkout, select the retailer in the app and enter the purchase amount. 

A barcode will be received and scanned, and cash back is applied to the payment account.

Library Laugh

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