Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Save the Date-- CORI 2016 Conference

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color
                10th Anniversary Celebration: An Evening of Memories & Celebration

   Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 PM
       Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick Campus
         Join CORI for an engaging anniversary and network celebration featuring Karen Mellor, Chief of Library Services, State of Rhode Island and ending with a sweet conclusion.  


Friday, April 8, 2016

Next CORI Meeting for June 2016

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color
Date:               Monday, June 6, 2016
Time:              6:00 PM
Place:              Cranston Public Library, Central Library, The Seminar Room
                        140 Sockanosset Cross Road
                        Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
                        (401) 943-9080
For directions:
We would like to invite you to attend our next Cornucopia of Rhode Island meeting.  Please invite a friend/peer to the meeting.
The agenda will include but not limit to discussion of our fall anniversary/gathering and a participatory workshop on strengths & weakness of our organization.
Please bring photos and primary sources of the last 10 years so that we can prepare a historical slide presentation during the anniversary celebration in September,
We thank the Cranston Public Library for hosting.  
Ida D. McGhee, MLS
Be glad, be joyful, and be thankful as you enjoy your many blessings!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CORI Meeting Notice ~ Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color

CORI Meeting Notice
Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color
Date:     Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time:     10:00 AM
Place:    Library, University of Rhode Island's Providence Campus in the Shepard Building at 80 Washington Street, Providence

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Renaissance of Cornucopia of Rhode Island

Happy New Year to all!    
Please plan to attend the first meeting of the New Year.  
Date:  Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time:  10:00 AM
Place:  Mt. Pleasant Library
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-272-0106
Thank you Dhana Whiteing, Library Manager and the Mt. Pleasant for welcoming us back.In case of inclement weather, I will send out an email by Friday morning, February 26th. 
Please plan to attend and bring a friend.Agenda items include program at RILA annual conference and our annual fall conference.
If you have not paid your 2016 membership dues, you may do so on February 27th.   
Checks are payable to: Cornucopia of Rhode Island.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Membership Form

2016 Cornucopia of Rhode Island Membership Form

Please Print                                 ______New Membership             _____Renewal
( ) Mr. ( ) Mrs. ( ) Ms. ( ) Dr.

Last Name______________________________________________________________

First Name________________________________________________ MI _________

Home Address___________________________________________________________

City________________________________ State__________ Zip Code _____________

Telephone Number__________________ Email Address_________________________

Institution Address________________________________________________________

City_________________________________ State___________ Zip Code___________

Telephone Number_______________________ Email Address____________________

Please check preferred contact   _______Home    ________Institution

May we share your preferred contact information with other Cornucopia members? 
(  )  Yes   (  ) No

Library Affiliation: (  ) Academic  (  ) Government  ( ) Public ( ) School ( ) Special           ( ) Board/Trustee  (  ) Retired    (  ) Library Student - Name of School:_______________ __________________________________ (  ) Other_____________________________

MEMBERSHIP DUES: $ 20.00_________

Please make money orders or checks payable to: Cornucopia of Rhode Island
Mail To: Ida D. McGhee, PO Box 491, West Kingston, RI 02892

Date: ___________    Payment Type:____________ Deposited: _______________

Friday, May 30, 2014



CONTACT: Ed Graves 401-272-3780


It’s said that anywhere the sea touches land, or there is a port, there’s a Cape Verdean

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - More than 20,000 people in Rhode Island are of Cape Verdean origin. Located off the coast of Africa and colonized by the Portuguese, many hard-working seamen from Cape Verde made their way to Rhode Island and Massachusetts on whaling ships, establishing vibrant local communities in Providence, Pawtucket and New Bedford. “Virtual Cape Verde: History, People, Culture” presents a virtual visit to the island nation through exhibitions, photographs, lectures, music, theater, spoken word, moving images and food.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:30p.m.-5:30p.m. Virtual Cape Verde: History-Then and Now Explore the rich history of Cape Verde from the days of old to the global citizens of a vibrant 21st century community.

Saturday, May 10,2014 12:30p.m.-5:30p.m. Virtual Cape Verde: Immigration and the Atlantic Legacy Experts tell the story of the Cape Verdean diaspora, from the old community in the Fox Point section of Providence to recently arrived immigrants in Pawtucket. Whaling ships, sea captains, Jewish migration and more!

Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:30p.m.-5:30p.m. Virtual Cape Verde: Elements of Cape Verdean Culture Discover the language and music of Cape Verde with an afternoon of discussion, music, performance and poetry. Sample Cape Verdean food!

Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:30p.m.-5:30p.m. Virtual Cape Verde: Reconnecting Your Roots Cape Verdean genealogy is a five hundred year long transatlantic journey that spans the globe. Learn how Cape Verdeans are exploring their past, tracing their roots and preserving their heritage.

The series was produced by Virtual Cape Verde Creator and Director Lucy Rose, Claire Andrade-Watkins, PhD, Program & Media Consultant and Romana Ramos, Program & Cultural Consultant, with exhibits of historical artifacts from the Cape Verdean Museum, East Providence, R.I. and C.A.C.D. (Cape Verdean American Community Development) Pawtucket, R.I. It was made possible through generous support from the Providence Community Library and pro bono, in-kind support from the Program Director, Consultants, guest speakers, artists and collaborating community institutions.

“Virtual Cape Verde: History, People, Culture” will be held at Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street, Providence 02906 (Tel: 401-272-3780). Free admission. Visit for the full program and information about speakers and performers.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Upcoming meeting on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cornucopia of Rhode Island (CORI) is having an upcoming meeting that will take place on Saturday, March 29th at 10:00 a.m. at CCRI in Warwick.

We are in the process of planning our Fall Mini-Conference, social events, possible trips and fundraisers. Our focus is on ethnic and multicultural issues. Please feel free to attend one of our meetings or email us with your suggestions and thoughts. We would love to hear from you and appreciate your participation. Your contribution as a member to Cornucopia of Rhode Island can be put on your resume and can serve as a good training for leadership in other organizations. So, whether you’re a member, former member or just learning about CORI, join us and be a part of a diverse group whose focus is on serving the library community of color.

Upcoming meeting location:

Community College of Rhode Island (Warwick Knight Campus) 400 East Avenue Warwick, RI 02886 401-825-1000

Saturday, March 29 th 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Library Conference Room (4th Floor)

Directions link:

If traveling north on Route 95: Take Exit 11 (295). Then take Exit 1 onto Route 113 west; continue straight to campus entrance

If traveling south on Route 95: Take Exit 12B. Bear left at fork to Route 113 west; continue straight to campus entrance.