Bubblemania

Monday August 4, 2014
2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM

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

Bubble-ologist Casey Carle will be at the Library for his BubbleMania Show.  Children will learn how bubbles form, why they’re spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting.

This 45 minute interactive 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 5-12.  Tickets will be available in the Children’s Room starting Monday, July 28, 2014 and a nominal fee of $0.50 will be charged for individual admission.

Location: Community Room

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Starlight Storytime

Monday, August 4th
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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Evening Book Discussion

Monday, August 4th
6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM

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

August’s book discussion choice is Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank.

“Loving Frank is one of those novels that takes over your life. It’s mesmerizing and fascinating–filled with complex characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of astonishing architecture, and the colorful immediacy of daily life a hundred years ago–all gathered into a story that unfolds with riveting urgency.”
–Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light

Evening Book Discussion choices are available at the Circulation Desk.

Location: Seminar Room

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Book Buddies

Tuesday August 5, 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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Henna by Heather

August 5th
4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM

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

Not only will Heather give you an amazing henna tattoo, she will also teach you the properties of this remarkable plant and the history of this art form.

Teens entering grades 6-12 welcome.

Register here or by calling or visiting the library.

Location: Seminar Room

There are many spaces available.

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Anime Club

Tuesday, August 5th
6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

Contact: Jenn Cournoyer   (401) 333-2552 x2   teens@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.

Location: Community Room

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Storytime at the Gazebo

Wednesday August 6, 2014
10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM

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

Children and their families will meet in the gazebo for this special storytime. This program is comprised of 30 minutes of thematic stories, finger plays, and music.  In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the Children’s Room.  Children and their familes are invited to join us at all storytimes this summer… all ages are welcome!

Location: Children’s Room

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Tween Time

Wednesday, August 6th
6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

Contact: Kimberly Usselman     kusselman@cumberlandlibrary.org

Finally! A program just for you and your friends!  Come join other 8-12 year olds for fun, food, and an activity designed just for YOU!

Register here or by calling or visiting the library.

Location: Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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Thursday Afternoon Chess Club

Thursday August 7, 2014
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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Stomp Rockets

Thursday, August 7th
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

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

Yes!  It will be just as fun as you are picturing! Whose stomp rocket will win the challenge??

Teens entering grades 6-12 welcome.
This is an outdoor program.  We will meet in the Gazebo. RAIN DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Register here or by calling or visiting the library.

There are many spaces available.

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