Storytelling school

Barber Jim Everett tells stories at Art Circle | Lifestyles

Join us as the Library presents the incomparable Jim Everett, local barber and storyteller (which barber has no tales) appears in the Cumberland Hall tomorrow, August 31, at noon. You will laugh and enjoy.

Great New Books

The inky heart by Robert Galbraith. Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym of JK Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. Rowling’s original intention of writing under Galbraith was for the books to be judged on their own merit and to establish Galbraith as a well-regarded name in crime in his own right. The Strike Novels topped national and international bestseller lists and the series has been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television. When a frantic and disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office asking him to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott isn’t quite sure what to make of the situation. The co-creator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the alias of Anomie. Edie desperately seeks to uncover Anomie’s true identity. Robin decides the agency can’t help with it – and doesn’t think about it again until a few days later when she reads the shocking news that Edie was tasered and then murdered at Highgate Cemetery, the location by The Ink Black Heart. . Robin and his business partner, Cormoran Strike, are drawn into the quest to discover Anomie’s true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family disputes to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that pushes their powers of deduction to the limit – and threatens them in new and horrible.

Other birds by Sarah Addison Allen. Allen returns after a seven-year hiatus with a novel that brings together ghosts and lost souls on Mallow Island, SC. On what was once a rice plantation, where the echoing voices of slaves can still be heard, on what has become a candy-making powerhouse, where sugar still perfumes the air, and where a man has writes a book that supports the island’s tourist industry, sits the Dellawisp, a small apartment building occupied by turquoise bird thieves. The human occupants are equally interesting: a talented chef who grew up in the poorest part of the island; a freshman who inherited her mother’s apartment; a henna artist desperate for her safety; two sisters living a stone’s throw and miles apart; and three ghosts and the guardian who can see them. In prose not as lavish as in his earlier novels, but with the same skill in building character and crafting dialogue, Allen unfolds the stories of these people, slowly weaving their lives together into a quiet, resonant story about sustaining, letting go, and finding his home.

The Incredible Story of HK Derryberry: My Unlikely Friendship with the Boy Who Remembers Everything by Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin. HK Derryberry came into the world with all the odds against him. He was removed from his single mother’s womb three months premature when she was killed in a car accident. After ninety-six days of rocking between life and death, HK’s grandmother brought him home. Eventually, it becomes apparent that beneath HK’s severe disabilities (he is blind and has cerebral palsy) lies a spectacular ability. He is diagnosed with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), which involves superlative powers of memory that allow him to remember everything that has happened to him since he was three years old. Less than a hundred people have been diagnosed with HSAM, but none of them have the physical disabilities of HK Derryberry. The authors and HK will appear at Linary Church of Christ on September 7 at 6:30 p.m. and at Noon Rotary at the Depot on September 8 at noon.

Laughter Library I

What did the nut say when she sneezed?


Stingy Schobel says

Got a dried out marker that just doesn’t work when you try to get ink to paper? Don’t throw it in the trash. Whatever the reason for the dry tip (maybe you left the cap closed overnight?), it can often be revived. All you have to do is place the tip of the marker in a small amount of rubbing alcohol and let it soak for 15 minutes. The rubbing alcohol will lubricate the inside of the marker and help loosen any parched areas. Try it on a scrap piece of paper. Chances are your marker is like new.

Laughter Library II

What kind of dog chases red clothes?

– A Bulldog.


Bees aren’t the only insects that help pollinate fruits, flowers and vegetables. Butterflies are also an important part of the ecosystem. To help attract butterflies to your garden, avoid using insecticides, which are obviously deadly to them. Also be aware that butterflies aren’t attracted to flowers – they seek out flowering plants and nectar-rich shrubs. Look for milkweed, mint, zinnias, buddleia, and heliotrope, all of which are varieties of plants that butterflies love to drink. Filling a shallow dish with fresh water every day is an easy way to give them a place to drink too.