Children and teens in grades 3-12 are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month and El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) at the Cumberland County Library! Presented in cooperation with Bridgeton Municipal Alliance – Y2Y, this family friendly poetry series will take place over three Saturdays in April and will focus on the children’s book Exquisite: the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks. Saturday, April 1 – Participants will learn about poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who is known for her poetry about “real life.” We’ll then create our own poems based on our own, everyday, exquisite lives! Saturday, April 15 – Poets will take a “Creativity Crash Course” as they visit hands-on creation spaces and turn their poetry into works of art. Finished products will be turned into posters to be displayed during our Poetry Reception! Saturday, April 29 – Families will gather once again for our Red-Carpet Poetry Reception! Young poets will read their poems and be recognized for their achievements. A recording will be made for the library’s Youtube page and parents will be sent a link. All supplies will be included for this free event. Registration is required and families are encouraged to encouraged to attend all three sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online at: https://forms.gle/6JHmMzv5YNN6faqZ9
Aspirational News: Women’s Publications of the Early 20th Century
This talk will focus on The Woman’s Edition of the Daily Pioneer and the Presbyterian Improvement Society who organized, wrote, and edited it. Presenter Brittney Ingersoll, Curator at the Cumberland County Historical Society, will share and discuss articles from the edition, currently housed at the Warren & Reba Lummis Library. PLEASE NOTE: pre-registration is required to attend this program. To sign up, please register online at: https://forms.gle/NibTBvXxNVvukAzF7 or call the library at 856-453-2210, Ext. 26104, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The History of Cumberland County’s Maritime Industries
Presenter Taylor Carter will give a historical overview of several maritime industries that were significant in Cumberland County. Learn about the oyster industry and its move towards motorized dredging during the 19th and 20th centuries. Also, see artifacts from the John Dubois Maritime Museum that illustrate the whaling, ship building, caviar fishing and oystering from the area. PLEASE NOTE: pre-registration is required to attend this program. To sign up, please register online at: https://forms.gle/nj7JeCsbQa1gTGGB7 or call the library at (856) 453-2210 Ext. 26104, or email: email@example.com.