Archive for April, 2008

Dance Dance Revolution: Supernova



East Regional hosted eight Dance Dance Revolution tournaments over the course of March and April. Each weekly winner received a gift certificate to Game Stop.  The winner of the finals, held on April 17, won a gift certificate and bragging rights until the next tournament.  This event was sponsored by the Junior League of Fayetteville. [Many thanks! – ml]



Keep an eye on the calendar of events if you’d like to participate in gaming programs.

(Please note: These programs are for teens 12 – 18 years of age.)


…and now for a guided tour of our fleet-of-foot winners.  Dance on, folks!



       Jack                            Craig          



Christopher                     Josh



    Jacob                     Shelton





Group Play


Congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone who came out to dance!







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The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center has already started to celebrate The Big Read 2008.  This year the selection is Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s vision of a civilization numbed by entertainment, medication, and apathy…a society stuffed “full of useless information.” (here’s the interview in LA Weekly).  Please check out this video from the author’s webpage to learn exactly what Bradbury had in mind when he put his words on such flammable paper.


Many readers have also found that the book serves as a sounding condemnation of censorship and a call to arms for those who value intellectual freedom.


There are still plenty of great programs and activities to get involved in at all the branches this month…for a full listing and the calendar of events, please visit our webpage…


For Teens


There’s still time to submit your entries to the essay contest:


Students should contact their English teachers for details about submitting essays through their respective schools. Homeschool students, and other teens entering The Big Read essay contest individually or whose school is not participating, may submit their entries electronically to bigreadcontest@cumberland.lib.nc.us on or before April 14.


The winning essay for the whole county will be published on the library’s web site and in The Fayetteville Observer. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to a local book store.


Please read the full description and rules carefully…




Talk about F-451: “Heated Discussions: Teens Take on Fahrenheit 451” (programs at the North Regional, Spring Lake, and Headquarters branches)


Listen to F-451: Join us for “The Big Read Read-A-Thon” at the Headquarters branch on Saturday, April 12, starting at 9 am.  Special guest readers include City Council members Val Applewhite, Charles Evans, Keith Bates, Darrel Haire, and Bobby Hurst; North Carolina State Representatives Rick Glazier and Margaret Dickson; Stephanie Durden from Foxy 99 and KISS 107 and more. We’ll start when the library opens and stop when we’ve read the last page.  It’s like listening to a LIVING AUDIOBOOK!  J


Watch F-451: Fahrenheit 451 (1966) starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie (showings still available at the North Regional, Bordeaux, and East Regional branches)


Craft programs to celebrate F-451: “We’ve Got It Covered: Handmade Books” (programs at the Bordeaux, Headquarters, North Regional, and Cliffdale branches), and “TV Turn-off Week: Games and Crafts” at Hope Mills.


Write the next F451: Take your inspiration from the best and then show the world what you’ve got!  The Cliffdale, North Regional, and Headquarters branches are hosting science fiction writing workshops for teens and adults.



Please check out the April 2008 calendar of events for dates and times.  Also, be aware that some programs require registration.


Thanks for helping us make The Big Read a big success!





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