ACPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in September, October | Lifestyles


Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated during the months of September and October. Almost 3% of the population of Cumberland County is Hispanic. The Upper Cumberland Diversity Advocates have prepared an exhibit to celebrate this event which the library is proud to display in the display cases at the main entrance to the library. Also on display are a number of books and other items for patrons to take home and learn about Hispanic culture and its contribution to America.

The Library is sad to announce that the concert scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.

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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Two-time Pulitzer winner Whitehead (The Underground Railroad; The Nickel Boys) has fun and shows off his literary dexterity with this catchy detective story set in 1960s Harlem. Ray Carney, a self-taught black man, sells new furniture and used at affordable prices (with generous payment plans) at a store named after him on historic 125th Street. He’s caught between his haughty in-laws who are upset that their daughter lives in a filthy apartment near the train, and his wayward cousin Freddie, the devil on Ray’s shoulder since they were kids. The “slightly bent” shopkeeper sometimes also closes stolen jewelry. Ray gets drawn into a lucrative heist with seedy accomplices, which leads to more dangerous antics, until he’s forced to balance his loyalty to his business and family with his loyalty to Freddie.

Down by Mary Roach. The expert in original scientific writing does not disappoint. In Roach’s latest book (Grunt; Gulp; Stiff), she takes readers on her journey into the realm of human-wildlife conflict. Roach’s writing combines research with first-hand experience, as well as tips for dealing with an unexpected encounter with a wild animal. She observes and chats with laymen and international specialists in many fields, such as forensic investigators of animal attacks. His natural curiosity and wit pair well with his subjects, including his harassment by monkeys, and how emus and albatrosses outsmarted the Australian and US military, respectively. She delves into crime scenes with furry suspects and travels to India to investigate the high rate of elephant deaths. Roach also explores how politics, climate change, and religion can complicate human-wildlife interactions around the world.

The seamstresses of Auschwitz: the true story of the women who sewed to survive by Lucy Adlington. After all that has been said about the Holocaust, it is both appalling and remarkable that there are some newly told stories that can still be shocking in their cruelty. Author Adlington interviews Bracha Berkovič, the last surviving member of a group of women detained at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp who were able to put their talents to use in just a little bit of security. Led by Marta Fuchs, the woman who started as a maid in the house of Commander Rudolf Höss, these 25 women, most of whom had relevant experience, produced high fashion clothing for wives and children of the SS hierarchy of the camp. The materials came from possessions taken from camp inmates and were remodeled to suit the whims of their captors.

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Foods That Feed Healthy Teeth – Or Cavities: Your mouth needs a balance of bacteria and saliva to keep teeth healthy, so feed them the right way. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. It can be a pervasive problem for the elderly as well.

Tooth decay occurs when decay-causing bacteria in your mouth meet sugars and starches from foods and drinks as acidic fluids. These fluids attack the surface of your teeth (the enamel), causing them to lose minerals. If left untreated, this loss of minerals can lead to the appearance of small holes in your teeth (cavities). Tooth decay can lead to pain, infection, and loss of teeth.

In general, avoid carbonated drinks, so-called fruit drinks, and sweets such as candies, cookies, and pastries. Tune in to foods that support dental health next week.

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What type of house weighs the least? A lighthouse.

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Cardboard boxes that groceries like cereals and frozen foods are often packed in are recyclable materials. If the cans are greasy, soaked or dirty, they should never be put into your recycling, as they are a contaminant. Also, if the box has a small plastic window (often seen in boxes for things like pasta), simply remove the plastic and throw that part in the trash. And, of course, flatten the boxes to make room in your recycling bin for other recyclables.

Caulking your doors is a smart way to keep the cold air flowing outside and the warm air inside. Even a small leak around a door can be a big problem; a typical 36 inch door with a quarter inch crack along the edge can let out as much air as a 9 inch hole in the wall. A bunch of small leaks can add to significant heating and cooling waste and wear and tear on your HVAC system. Your local home improvement store can show you easy-to-install options to stop this leak and save you money.

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Why are fish easy to weigh? They have their own scales.


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