Monday, May 11, 2015

Library Closed - Memorial Day

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, all locations are closed Monday, May 25. All locations reopen on Tuesday,May 26. If you wish to return any items when the library is closed, please use the book drops located outside all library locations. Materials may be renewed on the library website,, or by calling (910) 223-0431.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Big Band Music on 4th Friday at Headquarters Library

On May 22 at 7 p.m., Second Time Around will perform at Headquarters Library in celebration of 4th Friday. Second Time Around is a 15-piece big band playing favorites from Glenn Miller, Les Brown and Benny Goodman as well as selections from artists like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Santana. Refreshments will be offered. This program is underwritten by Systel.

Library Offers Social Security Planning Classes this May

Carey Downing, CPA, is offering classes on Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers four times in the month of May at four different library locations. The four class dates:

Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m., North Regional Branch, 855 McArthur Road
Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m., Bordeaux Branch, 3711 Village Drive
Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Cliffdale Regional Branch, 6882 Cliffdale Road
Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m., East Regional Branch, 4809 Clinton Road

The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime. In this class, Carey Downing shows attendees how to maximize benefits and get the information needed to apply for them. Downing discusses when it makes sense to delay benefits and when it does not, how to estimate benefits and coordinate them with a spouse, minimize taxes and more. Registration is preferred and may be done online or by calling or visiting any library branch.

Friends of the Library Author Event May 12: Drew Krepp

The Friends of the Library present author Drew Krepp Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane. Fayetteville native Drew Krepp will talk about his debut novel The Salt Marsh King. The title of his talk is "Foul Weather and Fiction: An Exploration of Why Writers Find Such Value in the Use of Storms in Narratives." According to Booklist, “Krepp writes beautifully about the water, its many moods and the significance of its actions.” Clyde Edgerton said of the novel that it “shuffles a deck of wealth, power, betrayal and family secrets and then deals us lucky readers a royal flush with suspense and tension ratcheted up degree by degree, page by page.” 

The author will have books for sale after the presentation.

Friends of the Library Book Sales May 12 and 16

Stock up on all your reading needs with thousands of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and audio books in good condition donated by the Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library and local residents. Two book sales are planned – a special Friends members-only sale will be held Tuesday, May 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. Anyone who is not a member may join at the sale or through the library’s website. A sale open to the public will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cash or check only.

The entrance to the book sale is at Headquarters Library through the back door near the benches by the creek.

Items in the sale have been donated to the Friends of the Library or have been discarded from the library’s collection. Proceeds provide the Friends with the ability to supplement library programs and services that would not otherwise be possible such as Summer Reading Clubs and the guest author speaker series.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Library Accepting Applications for Local Author Showcase June 26

Writers from the Sandhills region are invited to participate in the Local Authors’ Showcase on 4th Friday, June 26, 2015. The event runs from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Pate Room of Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane.

Local authors may submit an application to participate. Space is limited, and authors will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for a table at the event, published authors should download an application form here: Please mail completed applications by May 15 to:

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
ATTN: Erika Earp
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301.

The Local Authors’ Showcase gives the community a chance to meet area writers and learn more about their books. For more information, please contact program coordinator Erika Earp at 483-7727 x1350 or