Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: Annual Mini-Conference 2010

Presenters: Eugene Jeffers, Maria Cotto & Maria Mendez-Garcia
Dhana Whiteing recognized as a mentor and former CORI president

Eugene Jeffers sharing ideas on how his library met the needs of the hispanic community.
Maria focusing on hispanic children's literature

Getting started
Welcoming by Maria Cotto

CORI meeting (December 2010) Cancelled

The next Cornucopia of RI meeting will be held in January 2011. Please note that the December holiday dinner meeting scheduled for December 2 at the Four Seasons Restaurant has been canceled and rescheduled for sometime in January.

Monday, October 18, 2010

CORI meeting (October 2010)

Just a reminder that CORI will be meeting this Saturday,
October 23 at 10:00 AM at the Pawtucket Public Library.
Thanks Eugene, for hosting.

Pawtucket Public Library
13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860


From 95 North

Take Exit 28 (School Street) and turn left off exit ramp; follow the road straight through the light and bear left at the fork. Turn right on the Main Street Bridge over the Blackstone River and take a right at the second set of lights to High Street. The library is at the top of the hill on the corner of High and Summer Streets. Bear left onto Summer Street to get to the main entrance and parking lot of the library.

From 95 South

Take exit 29 (Downtown Pawtucket), turn right on Fountain Street, right on Exchange Street, and take left on High Street at second set of lights. Library is on the corner of High and Summer Streets.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CORI's 5th Anniversary Celebration

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: Annual Mini-Conference 2010

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color

MaryElizabeth Berry, President

Annual Mini Conference 2010

Diversity: Meeting the Needs of the Rhode Island Hispanic Community

Saturday- November 13, 2010 - 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

Registration & Coffee 9:30 A.M.

Knight Memorial Library

275 Elmwood Avenue

Providence, Rhode Island 02907


This year Cornucopia’s mini conference highlights the Rhode Island Hispanic community. Based on the 2010 United States census, Hispanics will have a profound effect on the state of Rhode Island. Are libraries ready to meet the challenges and needs of our new communities?

Keynote Speakers:

María Méndez García, Librarian, International Charter School, Pawtucket, RI

Ms. Méndez García, will discuss Hispanic Children's Literature (purchasing, significant booklists, resources, etc.) and share her expertise of working with the Hispanic community and meeting the needs of the children and their non-English speaking parents.

Eugene Jeffers, Adult Programming Information & Community Relations Librarian, Pawtucket, RI

Mr. Jeffers will be sharing a strategic plan that was implemented at the Pawtucket Public Library and discuss how the library reached out and met the needs of the Hispanic community within their area.

Suggestion for Lunch:

El Tapatio

355 Atwood Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 944-2212

Registration is free but space is limited.

RSVP by November 5, 2010: Ida D. McGhee

Saturday, August 21, 2010

CORI's 5th Anniversary Celebration

President Mary Elizabeth Berry Cordially Invites You To
CORI’s 5th Anniversary Celebration
Tuddy Cottage, 90 Racquet Road, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835
Saturday - September 25, 2010 - 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Mr. Keith W. Stokes, Executive Director
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Bring your favorite covered dish and/or beverage “whatever strikes you”. Don’t forget your lawn chair. Family members and friends are also welcomed.
Please RSVP to Ida D. McGhee by September 17:

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Joint Luncheon Meeting

Cornucopia of Rhode Island
Invites You
A Joint Luncheon Meeting
BCALA – The Connecticut Chapter
Cornucopia of Rhode Island
Massachusetts Black Librarians Network

A time to get together for a meet & greet as well as share and exchange ideas.

At the
Jamestown Philomenian Library
26 North Road, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835
(401) 423-7280

Saturday May 22, 2010
11:00 - 3:00 pm

Coffee, Juice & Pastries 11:00
Introductions 11:30
Meeting 12:00
Lunch 1:00

Please RSVP:
So that we can have an accurate count for lunch, please RSVP by Tuesday, May 18th with your favorable reply to Ida D. McGhee at


Sunday, April 18, 2010

CORI meeting (April 2010)

The next CORI meeting will be held on Saturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. at the Tiverton Library, Please see below for directions. Thanks to Marian Kendricks for hosting the meeting.

Driving Directions
Essex Public Library
238 Highland Road Tiverton, RI 02878

I-195 East to 24 South Tiverton Newport Exit. Take the second Tiverton Exit #5 Route 77-177Tiverton Little Compton. At the end of the ramp, take a left turn. Proceed 1/4 mile to a set of blinking lights.Take a left turn - Highland Road. Proceed 1/2 mile. The Library is on the left hand side of the road.