Kids invited to read to basset hound at library | Lifestyles


Cici, a one-year-old basset hound mix, who comes to us from Therapy Dogs International, would like children to read to her. On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Tennessee Reading Room area on the second floor in the library, she will be available to be read to under the guidance of her owner.  Children should bring their own book. Call Wayne Schobel at (931) 484-6790 ext. 240 to reserve a spot.October is right around the corner and the Friends of the Library will be holding their semi-annual Book, Bling and Bake Sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26, and 27. Mark your calendars. In the meantime, contributions of bling and books would be gratefully appreciated. It’s time for fall cleaning.What’s HappeningFriday, Sept. 211 p.m. — Plateau Origami Group — Obed River Room [112]  4 p.m.    Family Classic Cinema — “The Incredibles” [PG] — Cumberland Meeting Room ASaturday, Sept. 2210 a.m. — Guitar Lessons [Beginning] — Cumberland Meeting Room A10 a.m. — Reading Tales to Wagging Tails — Come Read to CiCi — Tennessee Reading Room, second floor11 a.m. — Guitar Lessons [Intermediate] — Cumberland Meeting Room AMonday, Sept. 242 p.m. — Learn Tai Chi [Intermediate] — Cumberland Meeting Room A3 p.m. — Learn Tai Chi [Beginning] — Cumberland Meeting Room ATuesday, Sept. 2510 a.m. — Kidbits Preschool Story Time — Children’s Library Carousel2 p.m. — Tuesday at the Movies — “Ready Player One” [PG-13] — Cumberland Meeting Room A4 p.m. — Teen Game Night (ages 13 to 19) — Cumberland Meeting RoomWednesday, Sept. 2610 a.m. — Ewe Can Knit needle workers group — Plateau Conference RoomNoon — Concert — Cumberland County Playhouse Cast presents selections from “Sweeney Todd” — Cumberland Meeting RoomGreat New Books“Fear” by Bob WoodwardWith authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing  life inside Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.“Shadow Tyrants” by Clive CusslerThe 13th Oregon novel pits Cabrillo, chairman of the Corporation, a private organization that undertakes difficult missions for the CIA, against a secret cabal, the Nine Unknown, whose members possess ancient knowledge of physical and social sciences that could be used to conquer the world. Plenty of action.“The Forbidden Door” by Dean KoontzJane Hawk — rogue FBI agent and the country’s no. 1 fugitive — confronts her worst nightmare when her enemies strike shockingly close to home in this explosive new thriller. Jane thinks her five-year-old son is hidden safely away. But her adversaries are circling ever closer to the boy. Jane’s courage, wits, discipline, and skill will be tested as never before.“Juror #3” by James PattersonRuby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar — and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.“Contempt” by Ken StarrTwenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history. This book proves that the Clintons weren’t victims of a so called “vast right-wing Conspiracy.” They played fast and loose with the law and abused their powers and privileges.Libraries = InformationIf you think of vitamins as the chewable cartoon characters of childhood or overhyped by the supplement industry, you may wonder if they really matter. The answer: Yes in a big way. Humans can’t survive without the 14 vitamins — A, C, D, E, K, choline and B complex — and 15 minerals. Most people can get all the vitamins and minerals needed from a diet of vegetables, fruit, protein, dairy, healthy oils and whole grains. After age 50 the absorption of some vitamins begins a slow decline. Along with age, vitamin deficits can also be caused or exacerbated by a number of issues, including some medications, diminished appetite, forgetting to eat due to memory loss or depression, poor food choices, too much alcohol and illness. Only a lab test can find a vitamin shortage. The consequences of vitamin deficiency can be serious. For example, a vitamin D deficit can cause cognitive impairment and raise the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.Stingy Schobel SaysHere are a few more ways to save (continued from last week): a programmable thermostat can save a $100 a year, cleaning your dryer lint trap after every use can save $100 a year, an average lawn needs 1 inch of water a week — 2 inches can cost you $158 a season.Library LaughDid anyone notice that the “&”symbol looks like a dog dragging his behind across the floor?


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