New Website!

On Sunday, September 21st we will be going live with our new website!!!  We think you’ll love the new easy to use, streamlined site.  It’s clean and easy to navigate.

The content you are looking for here will be available there as well.  This will be the last post on OFF THE SHELF but we’ll see you over at http://www.cumberlandlibrary.org.  Come check it out!!!!!

 

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Teen Writers Workshop

Saturday September 20, 2014

2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM

Contact: Jenn Cournoyer   (401) 333-2552 x2   jenn@cumberlandlibrary.org

Want to hone your writing skills while having a great time? Come join our Teen Writers Workshop.  This session we will be working on show vs. tell using the horror genre.  This will be a fun and laid-back event – writers of all levels are encouraged to attend!

Teens in middle and high school welcome.  Register here or by calling or visiting the library.

Location: Seminar Room

There are 17 spaces available.

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Legal Issues for Seniors

Monday September 15, 2014
6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM

Contact: Reference Department   (401) 333-2552 x 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

No one wants to think about the tough issues we face as we age, but Lawyer Robert Deschene knows that a little planning now can mean the difference between peace and tragedy later.  Join us this evening and make sure you are prepared to help your loved ones and they will be cared for during their times of need.

Location: Community Room

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Anime Club

Tuesday, September 16th

6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

Contact: Jenn Cournoyer   (401) 333-2552 x2   jenn@cumberlandlibrary.org

STUDENTS AGES 13-18

Come watch Japanese animation, draw, read manga, and have a snack.  The club meets every Tuesday night unless otherwise indicated.  No registration is necessary for this program.

Location: Community Room

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Krafty Kids

Wednesday September 17, 2014
10:30 AM  -  5:00 PM

Contact: Kimberly Usselman   333-2552 ext 3   read@cumberlandlibrary.org

Join us every Wednesday starting September 17th from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be a part of a brand new program in the Children’s Room.  Children ages 10 and under are invited to make a craft to take home. Your child can work on their fine motor skills while tracing, cutting, and gluing to make our weekly projects. You can encourage your child’s development in this area by offering plenty of opportunity to practice, so be sure to check out our display board of upcoming weekly crafts.  There will be 75 crafts available each week on a first-come, first-serve basis… be sure to come early!

Location: Children’s Room

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Teen Coding Club

Wednesday, September 17th

5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM

Contact: Jenn Cournoyer   401-333-2552 x2   jenn@cumberlandlibrary.org

Come join others who love to code– we’ll be pursuing our interests whether they be learning java script, creating apps, building video games, or exploring Minecraft mods!

Teens in middle and high school welcome.  Register here or by calling or visiting the reference desk.

Location: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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Zumba

Wednesday, September 17th

6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM     Zumba

Contact: Reference Department   (401) 333-2552 x202   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

NOTE: This class will be held in the Hayden Center meeting rooms 1 and 2.  Participants MUST park in the Hayden Center parking lot to access the building.

Zumba ® is dance fitness – a calorie burning workout with Latin steps to international music. You don’t need any dancing experience to have fun. Loose, comfortable clothing and shoes with no tread are recommended. Don’t forget your water, too!

Kari Dichev is a member of the Zumba Instructor Network ® (ZIN). She is licensed to teach regular Zumba ® classes, Zumba Toning ®, and Zumbatomic ®.

Fee: $5.  In person registration, by the start of class, is required.

Location: Meeting Room 1 & 2

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Northern RI Art Group

Wednesday, September 17th

6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Contact: Reference Department   (401) 333-2552 x 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

Artists of any medium are welcome to join this group!  Share your work with other members and be inspired!  Each month the group will choose a theme for the next month. Create a new piece based on the prompt or revisit an old favorite.  New members are always welcome.

Location: Seminar Room

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Daytime Book Discussion

Thursday September 18, 2014

10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM

Contact: Melissa Chiavaroli   (401) 333-2552, x2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

This month’s pick is One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, by Jim Fergus.

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial “Brides for Indians” program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man’s world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time. (from the Amazon.com review)

Location: Seminar Room

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Thursday Afternoon Chess Club

Thursday, September 18th

1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

Contact: Melissa Chiavaroli   (401) 333-2552, x 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

Anyone 13+ interested in chess is invited to come and play with us each week in the Seminar Room.   Advance players can challenge each other or help our beginners.

Location: Seminar Room

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