Monday, September 19, 2016

October Programming with Local & State History

This October, the Local & State History staff are offering programs to embolden the entire family to visit the library and learn together about their shared heritage. Join local historical enthusiasts to expand your understanding of the Victorian Era in Fayetteville, local architecture and explore the resources available for your own historical interests.
The full month’s schedule follows. All events take place at Headquarters Library.
Family History Day
Saturday, October 1                 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.    
Learn about family history and genealogy with speakers, information from regional libraries, genealogical societies and family heritage centers, as well as crafts and games. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Family History Fair
Saturday, October 15               10 a.m.                        Local & State History Room
The Virtual Family History Fair offered by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library will include four lectures and information on libraries and genealogy collections across North Carolina.

Victorian Series – Victorian Mourning
Tuesday, October 18               6:30 p.m.                     Local & State History Room
Cross Creek Cemetery, MacPherson Church Cemetery and Brookside Cemetery…We’ve all seen the gravestones, but what happened before the burial? Heidi Bleazey from the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum discusses the mourning rituals of the Victorian Era and what that would have been like in Fayetteville.

Genealogy Drop-In Clinic
Thursday, October 20              6 - 8 p.m.                     Local & State History Room
Drop in to the Local & State History Room between 6 and 8 p.m. to get your genealogy questions answered by librarians and members of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society. If you are just getting started, stuck at a roadblock, have questions or want to share a new discovery, stop by and chat with us.
Local Buildings and Landmarks History Club
Monday, October 24                6 p.m.                          Conference Room #3
Explore and share your interest in local historic buildings and landmarks. Enjoy a different presentation each week. 

For more information on Local & State History programs and other free programs available at the library, call 483-7727 ext. 1359 or visit the library’s website.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Adult Book Bundles @ Your Library

Adult Book Bundles @ Your Library
Enjoy the convenience of a bundle ready to go on a topic of interest!

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center has proudly launched the adult book bundle program at each of our eight branches. This new program is geared towards adults who may not have time to browse the library collection but are looking for a new topic to explore, more information on a hot topic of today or books in a specific genre. Adult book bundles are on display at each library ready to grab for your convenience. While selection varies by location, you can easily find bundles with a wide variety of subjects, including football, Halloween decorating, how- to learn French, theater classics and many more.
In addition to specific topics, customers will find “Date Night” and “Dinner & a Movie” bundles. These typically include a DVD and cookbook to make date night set-up relaxing while, together, you explore a new recipe to go with a great movie.
Book bundles for children are also available at all locations in the Youth Services departments. These assortments of age-appropriate materials, from picture books to chapter books, are designed to make selection easy for parents and guardians. This convenience has been a huge success throughout the county.
We welcome suggestions and ideas for book bundle topics by emailing the address provided above. For more information on book bundles and the free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 483-7727.