Campfire Tales

Wednesday, July 23rd
8:00 PM  -  9:30 PM

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

It’s dark, there’s a campfire, there’s s’mores, and there are spooky tales.  What could be better?
Teens entering grades 6-12 welcome.  Register here or by calling or visiting the library.  We’ll meet in the library lobby then proceed on to the library grounds.

There are many spaces available.

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Daytime Book Discussion

Thursday July 24, 2014
10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM

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

This month’s pick is The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride.

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared “light-skinned” woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother’s past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother. Interspersed throughout his mother’s compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son. (from the Amazon.com review)

Location: Seminar Room

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Thursday Afternoon Chess

Thursday, July 24th
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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Lego Club

Thursday, July 24th
3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM

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

We’ll bring the LEGO bricks – you bring the skills and ideas!  Best for builders 4 years and older.  Work on your own project or work as a team!  Projects can be continued from week to week.

This is a drop-in program, no registration is necessary.

Location: Children’s Room

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Be Our Guest Storytime

Friday July 25, 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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Friday Matinee

Friday, July 25th
1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM

Contact: Reference Department   401-333-2552, x2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

Join us on Friday afternoons for screenings of new films! Movie screenings are closed captioned for the hard of hearing, free and open to all.
Patrons are welcome to bring outside drinks and snacks. No registration is required. All movies start at 1:30 PM.

July 25- 12 Years a Slave

R, 134 minutes

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Location: Community Room

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Friday Matinee

Friday, July 11th
1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM

Contact: Reference Department   401-333-2552, x2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

Join us on Friday afternoons for screenings of new films! Movie screenings are closed captioned for the hard of hearing, free and open to all.
Patrons are welcome to bring outside drinks and snacks. No registration is required. All movies start at 1:30 PM.

July 11- Gravity

PG-13, 91 minutes

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

Location: Community Room

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Super Science Saturday

Saturday July 12, 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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Starlight Storytime

Monday July 14, 2014
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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Book Buddies

Tuesday July 15, 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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