Every month is Black History Month! Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to hear author Ellen Alford reveal the proud history of abolition and the Underground Railroad in South Jersey. Miss Alford will present selections from her recently published book, Abolition and the Underground Railroad in South Jersey: Not Without a Fight, at Cumberland County Library on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. In her book, Ellen Alford reveals how slavery and the rights of Black Americans were at the forefront of the region’s attention. Abolitionists such as Harriet Tubman, Abigail Goodwin and Benjamin Sheppard operated among key landmarks of the Underground Railroad in South Jersey counties such as Cape May, Cumberland and Salem. Meanwhile, the proud 22nd Regiment of the United States Colored Troops included hundreds of Black New Jerseyans ready to fight for emancipation and the Union cause. Make sure to attend this program to find out all about this inspiring chapter in our region’s history! Registration is required to attend this program. To sign up, please call (856) 453-2210, Ext. 26104, or email: email@example.com
Due to the weather emergency, Cumberland County Library will open at noon on Saturday, February 17, instead of 9 AM. The library hours for February 17 will be noon to 5 PM.
Kids ages 5-12 and their families are invited to a new monthly program! Come in between 4 and 5 p.m. to build using our large collection of bricks and minifigures. Ideas and new challenges will be provided each month. Registration is required. Register by calling (856) 453-2210 Ext. 26105 or online here.