Friday, July 28, 2017

"The Divine Nine" Fraternities & Sororities at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University boasts a variety of world renown Greek houses to enrich a student’s experience on campus. Since their inception at FSU, these houses have forged and strengthened relationships between the students and their community. Learn about the "Divine Nine" histories and view Greekdom memorabilia in this two-month exhibit located outside the Local & State History Room. This exhibit will be on display until September 4.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Attend Your Library's NASA Programs for Free Solar Eclipse Glasses!

The library is celebrating the once in a lifetime solar eclipse by hosting programs across the county on August 21. Learn about this natural phenomenon and view the eclipse in celebratory fashion! These glasses are available while supplies lasts and registration for these programs is required.

NASA@ My Library: Solar Eclipse Celebrations
Considered by the scientific community as the "celestial event of the century," you won't want to miss this! Free solar eclipse glasses provided through funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and Google. Eclipse viewing will be held weather permitting. Click on the location of your choice to register for a program near you.

1 p.m. @ East Regional Branch (Program Full)
1:30 p.m. @ North Regional Branch (Program Full)
1:30 p.m. @ Spring Lake Branch (Program Full)
1:30 p.m. @ West Regional Branch (Program Full)
2 p.m. @ Bordeaux Branch (Program Full)
2 p.m. @ Cliffdale Regional Branch First-come, first-served
2 p.m. @ Hope Mills Branch (Program Full)
2:15 p.m. @ Headquarters Library (Program Full)

The NASA@ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Public Library Commemorates WWI Centennial

Programs and exhibits presented from July through November
         
           Beginning next month, the Local & State History Room at Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane) offers five months of programs and exhibits to commemorate the centennial of WWI. Programs feature a range of topics and perspectives, and are presented by local and regional experts. 

Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 pm.
 The US Enters the Great War – Dr. Stanley Sandler.

Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 pm.
Fayetteville and WWI (with a tour of FILI museum) – Bruce Daws.

Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m.
North Carolina’s Women “Do Their Bit” - Dr. Angela Robbins.

Sunday, October 1 at 2:30 pm.
WWI-era Popular and Patriotic Songs – Cross Creek Chordsmen vocal group.

Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 pm.
WWI and American: Thoughts from Then and Now – Dr. Angela Robbins & members of Sweet Tea Shakespeare dramatic troupe

          From September 1 through November 30, the library presents a Cumberland County WWI veteran memorial wall, and an exhibit focused on North Carolina during WWI. The Local & State History Room will also host a national travelling WWI-themed exhibit, October 1 – 24.