Jungle Encounters

Thursday, July 31st
6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM

Contact: Kimberly Usselman   401-333-2552 ext. 3   read@cumberlandlibrary.org

Jungle Encounters provide a professional, safe, educational, and fun show.  The audience will leave with a good understanding of how small wild cats survive in the wild and the challenges they face.  The audience will also see wild cats during the show.

This 45 minute program is part of the 2014 Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read”.   The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank and Pepsi. Local support includes RI Children’s and Young Adult Librarians, and the Friends of the Cumberland Public Library.

This exciting program is for children ages 6-12.  Tickets will be available in the Children’s Room starting Monday, July 21, 2014 and a nominal fee of $0.50 will be charged for individual admission.

Location: Community Room

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Lizzie Borden Comes to the Monastery

Thursday, July 31st
7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Contact: Reference Desk   401-333-2552 ext. 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

“Lizzie Borden took an axe/And gave her mother forty whacks/When she saw what she had done/She gave her father forty-one”

Deb Vickers has been a tour guide at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast and Museum for seven years and this evening she will take Lizzie’s story to the Cumberland Library! Learn the real truth behind the Lizzie Borden case! Participants become the jury by voting at the end. Do you think she is guilty or innocent? We will also talk about Lizzie’s life after her trial.

Registration is required.  Click, call, email, or stop by the desk to reserve your spot today!

Location: Meeting Room 1 & 2

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Be Our Guest Storytime

Friday August 1, 2014
10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM

Contact: Kimberly Usselman   333-2552 X3   read@cumberlandlibrary.org

Come join the fun as special guest readers share some of their favorite Children’s stories.  Children and their families are invited to join us at all storytimes this summer… all ages are welcome!

Location: Children’s Room

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Super Science Saturday

Saturday July 19, 2014

10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM

Contact: Kimberly Usselman   333-2552, x3   read@cumberlandlibrary.org

The Children’s Room invites all “budding scientists” to join us for our Super Science Saturdays Program on July 12, July 19 and July 26 from 10 am – 11 am.  This program will be for children ages 4-12. Drop in anytime during this hour and see science in action.

The themes for the three weeks will be:

July 12- Fizzy Fun

July 19- Oodles of Ooze

July 26- Ooey Gooey Fun

Location: Children’s Room

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Hayden Art Gallery Reception: EJ DuBois

Saturday, July 19th
10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Meet this month’s up and coming photographer in the Hayden Center- E.J.  DuBois!  Her nature photos depict the beauty of the summer season and make you want to reach out and touch them.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and book her now before her schedule is overbooked!

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Teen Book Discussion

Monday July 21, 2014
2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM

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

Teen Book Discussion: Reboot by Amy Tintera.  Join us for a lively discussion and refreshments.  Also bring your ideas and suggestions for the next book to read!

Register here or by calling or visiting the reference desk.  Copies of the book can be obtained from Miss Jenn or at the reference desk.

Location: Seminar Room

There are many spaces available.

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Starlight Storytime

Monday, July 21st
6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM

Contact: Kimberly Usselman   333-2552 X3   read@cumberlandlibrary.org

This is an ideal storytime for children whose parents work during the day. Children may wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal if they wish.  Join us for 30 minutes of thematic stories, finger plays, music and fun!  Children and their families are invited to join us at all storytimes this summer… all ages are welcome!

Location: Children’s Room

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Spa Day

Monday, July 21st
6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM

Contact: Reference Desk   401-333-2552 ext. 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

An As Seen On Pinterest Event!:

Spa days at the spa require time, money, and a lot of rescheduling.  But, you can make your home the spa this summer and enjoy some quiet and luxurious down time!  Join us as we make all of the products you need to recreate the beauty of the spa in your own home!

Registration is required.  Reserve your spot today!

Location: Community Room

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Farm to Plate Summer Harvest

Tuesday, July 22nd
4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM

Contact: Kim Usselman   333-2552 X3   read@cumberlandlibrary.org

Farm to Plate-Summer Harvest: Cooking Fresh Food with Kids!

It’s summertime and the food is fresh and tasty! Join us at the Cumberland Public Library for our ongoing Farm to Plate cooking program for children ages 4-12.  Stop by the Children’s Room on Tuesday, July 22, from 4-5 pm where we will be cooking up some healthy summer treats that are home made with fresh air and warm sunshine!  There will be a summer themed story and children will make some great snacks to eat. We will also have some special guests from Franklin Farm in Cumberland who will tell us about the good work they do there, and we’ll discuss the many nutritious vegetables they grow.  Come see how easy it is to eat healthy food that tastes good too!

This is a drop in program, no registration is required.

Location: Children’s Room

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Book Buddies

Tuesday July 22, 2014
4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM

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

This unique program will pair teen volunteers with children ages 4-10 who would like to practice reading to someone or who would like to be read to!  We’ll all gather with the Children and Teen librarians in the Community Room, and after reading time there will be fun literacy games and activities to explore together!  Register by calling or visiting the library.  Spaces are limited.

Location: Community Room

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