Terry Ashburn, an accomplished musician and Chairman of the Board of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, is also an exceptional photographer. 

A selection of his work is currently on display in the library on the wall near the elevator. Sharp, vivid and imaginative — a definite must-see.

What’s Happening

Thursday, March 21 — AARP Tax Assistance [appointment preferred], Cumberland Meeting Room A, 9 a.m.

Friday, March 22 — AARP Tax Assistance [appointment preferred], Cumberland Meeting Room A, 9 a.m.

Saturday, March 23 — Beginning guitar class, Cumberland Meeting Room A, 10 a.m.

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

Monday, March 25 — Art Circle Public Library’s Traveling Science, Fairfield Glade Community Center, 1 p.m.

Intermediate tai chi class, Cumberland Meeting Room, 2 p.m.

Beginning tai chi class, Cumberland Meeting Room, 3 p.m.

Art Circle Public Library’s Traveling Science, Lake Tansi Thunderbird Recreation Center indoor pool, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26 — •id-Bits Preschool Story-time, Children’s Library Carousel, 10 a.m.

Tuesdays @ the Movies, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” [PG13], Cumberland Meeting Room, 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 27 — Ewe Can Knit beginning needle worker group, Plateau Conference Room, 9 a.m.

Ewe Can Knit experienced needle workers group, Plateau Conference Room, 10 a.m.

Cowboy Bob concert, Cumberland

eeting Room, noon.

Great New Books

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson. The author draws on transcripts from Lizzie Borden’s trial, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently discovered letters from Lizzie herself to capture what the crime looked like at the time. The absence of a clear motive, any prior history of violence, and the difficulty many had in viewing the respectable churchgoing Lizzie as a savage killer proved obstacles to widespread acceptance of the prosecution’s case, and Lizzie was acquitted after a trial. The end result is a superior, page-turning true crime narrative that will leave most readers believing that the jury got it wrong.

Wolf Pack by C.J. Box. Box stalwart Joe Pickett is distraught to learn that a drone killing wildlife belongs to a rich mystery man whose grandson is dating Joe’s daughter. He’s even more distraught that killers known as the Wolf Pack, working for the Sinaloa cartel, have dropped by. So Joe teams up with a female game warden, based on an actual person the author knows, to solve.

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Olivia Newton-John. With candor, humor, and warmth, legendary musician, actress, activist, and icon Olivia Newton-John reveals her life story — from her unforgettable rise to fame in the classic musical Grease to her passionate advocacy for health and wellness in light of her battles with cancer.

All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding. Four women — friends, family, rivals —bturn to online dating for companionship, only to run afoul of a tech-savvy killer using an app to target his victims in this thriller.

Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day by Giles Milton. Milton conducted thorough research using multiple archives on two continents to give voices to the larger picture of D-Day. Most often, D-Day histories focus on the American operations, but here we get broader perspectives, including impressions of Canadian soldiers and gunners on American battleships, along with the daily life of English nurses and German defenders, all neatly woven into accessible writing.


Making a few tweaks to your routine or diet might alleviate lots of discomfort associated with lower back pain. 

While nearly half of healthy, active people older than 60 experience lower back pain, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, such flare-ups aren’t an inevitable feature of aging. 

Factors contributing to lower back pain include:

Sitting all day — Every 30 minutes, get up and walk around

Holding your emotions in — Tenses back muscles

Sleeping on the wrong mattress — Old and lumpy

Poor diet — Have an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein such as fish and chicken and healthy fats such as nuts and olive oil.

Bad posture — Shoulders back, stomach pulled in and feet shoulder-width apart

Ramping up physical activity too quickly

Stingy Schobel Says

A typical passenger car today should last 200,000 miles or more (300,000 for electric cars). 

That’s because cars are smarter, better designed and better built than they were 20 to 30 years ago. Parts are more reliable. 

Electric systems which improve engine efficiency and reduce breakdowns have replaced mechanical systems. 

Better oil has increased oil change intervals from 3,000 miles to as high as 15,000 miles. New coolants can last the car’s lifetime. 

Besides following maintenance schedules, choose a car with advanced driver-assistance and vehicle management systems to increase your car’s life.

Library Laugh

I went into a pet shop and asked to buy a goldfish. 

The guy said, “Do you want an aquarium?” 

I said I didn’t care what sign it was.