Monday, March 20, 2017

The Transformation of Moonshine to NASCAR

An afternoon of Carolina history at North Regional Branch

North Regional Branch (855 McArthur Road) is celebrating the history of the Carolinas with a special program on moonshine and NASCAR. This long and storied history of moonshining, revenooers, NASCAR and even the invention of the Carbine rifle will be brought to life on Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. History enthusiasts are encouraged to attend and add to their arsenal of knowledge two of the most prized parts of Carolina history.

For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 483-7727.

Your Library Celebrates Local Women

Honor women and learn at the Petticoats to Power Suits exhibit

March 1 – April 30, Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane) is celebrating Women’s History Month with a special exhibit outside the Local & State History Room. “Petticoats to Power Suits: Looking Back, Moving Forward” is a celebration of 31 strong, influential women in our hometown who invoked change, broke social barriers and accomplished remarkable tasks. Also on display are the memorabilia collected from our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

This exhibit was researched and compiled by the Local & State History Room staff at Headquarters Library. For more information on this and the free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 483-7727.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Find Your FUNspriration at the 2017 NC Science Festival

Library offers free science programs for all ages April 7-23

          The North Carolina Science Festival, running April 7-23, is a multi-day celebration across the state showcasing science and technology. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances, the festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.

           The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center is proud to participate in the festival again this year. All eight library branches are offering programming for all ages focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. For 2017, the festival’s theme is “Art and Design.” Participants in NC Science Festival programs can chat with a NASA Solar System Ambassador, build circuits to take home, learn about reptiles and rodents, make a DNA bracelet, plant a garden, create an engineering marvel with straws, build bridges, make their own ice cream and more. A full schedule is available on the library’s website.

          The North Carolina Science Festival offers the opportunity to celebrate science in a fun and welcoming setting. This Festival seeks to cultivate a positive environment that encourages children to pursue science-related careers and encourages businesses to invest in North Carolina.

          For more information on this and other free programs at your library, call (910) 483-7727 or visit the library’s website at

          The North Carolina Science Festival is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and is a member of the Science Festival Alliance. Learn more at

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Library Hosts 8th Annual Cumberland County Storytelling Festival

The Cumberland County Storytelling Festival is a free, county-wide event that runs March 24-31 and features dancing programs, presentations by master storytellers, puppet shows and craft programs at all library locations. This year’s theme is “Music.” Master storyteller and musician Roger Day kicks off the festival on March 24 at 7 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Irania Patterson will deliver cross-cultural entertainment with folktales and music at North Regional Branch, Spring Lake Branch, Headquarters Library and Hope Mills Branch. And finally, Charles Pettee concludes the storytelling festival with performances highlighting music and sound unique to the Carolinas at Cliffdale Regional Branch, East Regional Branch, Bordeaux Branch and West Regional Branch.
Check the online event calendar for the full schedule of Storytelling Festival programs.
Featured artists:
Roger Day
Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m.                  Headquarters Library               All ages

Irania Patterson
Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m.                 North Regional Branch             All ages
Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m.              Spring Lake Branch                 1-5 years
Monday, March 27 at 1 p.m.               Headquarters Library               All ages (homeschoolers)
Monday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m.           Hope Mills Branch                  All ages

Charles Pettee
Wednesday, March 29 at 11 a.m.        West Regional Branch             3-5 years
Wednesday, March 29 at 4 p.m.          Cliffdale Regional Branch       All ages
Thursday, March 30 at 10 a.m.            East Regional Branch             All ages (homeschoolers)
Thursday, March 30 at 4 p.m.              Bordeaux Branch                    Grades K-5

Presented in partnership with Fascinate-U Children's Museum, the Friends of the Library and SYSTEL. Supported by a grant from the Arts Council.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County serves the 300,000 residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. For more than 30 years, the Arts Council has ensured growth in our children’s education, our community’s cultural identity and our economic progress. The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources.


Rogue Rollergirls visit Bordeaux Branch April 1

Meet members of the Rogue Rollergirls at Bordeaux Branch (3711 Village Drive) Saturday, April 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. and learn all about roller derby in Fayetteville. Rogue Rollergirl team-member Duchess of Pain will explain how the game is played and how she started. After a meet-and-greet, we will move to the outside parking lot for a demonstration (weather permitting.)
Fayetteville Roller Derby, better known as the Rogue Rollergirls, is Fayetteville's premier women's flat track roller derby league. The Rogue Rollergirls are a non-profit organization, managed and operated by their skaters. The league comprises strong, diverse, and independent women living in and around North Carolina's All-American City. The Rogue Rollergirls are committed to growing as a stable organization of inspiring, confident athletes, and positive female role models who strive to give back to the local community while playing and promoting the sport of roller derby.
The Rogue Rollergirls were founded in October 2006 by former Gem City and Carolina Rollergirls skater Bull Lee. The inaugural bout of the Rogue Rollergirls was held in March 2007, making March 2017 the league’s 10-year anniversary! Home bouts of the league are held at the Crown Complex.
For more information on this and the free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 424-4008.

March's Local & State History Displays Celebrates Women's History

This month's display at the Local & State History Room (Headquarters Library 2nd floor) celebrates Women's History Month. Learn about notable local women and explore artifacts related to women's history lent from members of the community (notably Sylvia Ray and Nancy Moore), library staff and their families.