For Immediate Release

January 3, 2001

Library Hosts Forums on Community Issues

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center's (CCPL&IC) FY 2001-2005 Long-Range Plan includes a goal which states that Cumberland County residents will meet and interact frequently and productively to participate in public discourse on community issues, current trends in popular culture, and lifelong learning.

Designed specifically to meet this goal, the library has planned a series of forums that address timely community-related issues. The first, held in October and November, was entitled Choices for the 21st Century. The four-part scholar-led discussion series focused on issues such as immigration and international conflict resolution.

The next forum to be sponsored by CCPL&IC will address an issue relevant not only to Cumberland but also surrounding counties: Federal Recognition of Indian Tribes. A panel of experts from around the region will discuss points such as whether the process is necessary and fair, and how the community of both Indian and non-Indian people are affected. The forum will be held at the Headquarters Library Pate Room, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 pm. Audio of the program will be recorded by WFSS-Public Radio for partial broadcast at a later date.

For more information, contact Amanda L. Crabtree, Public Information Coordinator, by phone at 483-1580 ext. 119 or by email at

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