Newark Library Blog


Celebrate East Bay Regional Parks by btiblog
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:39 pm
Filed under: Events, Newark

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Learn about the history, hidden gems, activities, and events at East Bay Regional Pakrs in honor of their 80th birthday on Saturday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m.



You’re Wearing THAT to School?! by Tracy Dodge
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Book Review, books, children

wearing that to schoolIt’s almost back to school — some for the first time. A new book to share with your little people just starting school is You’re Wearing That to School?! by Lynn Plourde and Illustrated by Sue Cornelison. Penelope the hippo is so excited to start school but her best friend Tiny the mouse tries to temper her enthusiasm, giving her suggestions for how to fit in on her first day. Luckily she doesn’t listen to him and finds her uniqueness, rather than being just like everyone else, is what makes friends. The last page includes tips to make children more comfortable on the first day of school.



Review: The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng by Tracy Dodge
Sunday, August 4, 2013, 7:17 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

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Making a drawstring bag is “not as easy as it looks” (p. 3), nor is making friends or learning Chinese. Anna Wang spends fourth grade escaping in books as she struggles to become more comfortable in her relationships and cultural identity. The difficult topics of friendship and divorce are tackled at a level that is appropriate for younger and older children alike. Black and white illustrations convey the emotion of the characters and highlight significant objects and book covers. A Pronunciation Guide offers the translation, transliteration, and Chinese character for significant vocabulary. Instructions for making a drawstring bag are illustrated on the back cover.



Father’s Day by Tracy Dodge
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:44 pm
Filed under: books, children

Just in time for Father’s Day we got in these new picture books:

The son of an unconventional father promises a similar childhood for his newborn

The son of an unconventional father promises a similar childhood for his newborn

Explores some of the many and varied ways a father can express his love, even without saying the words, such as by making pancakes, playing games, and reading a favorite story using special voices for each character

Explores some of the many and varied ways a father can express his love, even without saying the words, such as by making pancakes, playing games, and reading a favorite story using special voices for each character

A lion cub wants to emulate his father, the king of the pride

A lion cub wants to emulate his father, the king of the pride



Bob Kann with Magic and Juggling by Kat Blair
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 10:35 am
Filed under: children, community, Events, Libraries

Straight from Wisconsin, it’s a magic/juggling/storytelling program with Bob Kann, our silly man on Saturday, February 23rd at 3 p.m. in the Newark Library! Don’t miss him!

Bob Kann the Silly Man

All children’s events,
free to you, are funded by the Newark Library League.

No registration
necessary, just come early to get a good seat!



New Lego Books by Tracy Dodge
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 11:57 am
Filed under: books, children

We just got a couple of new lego books — with models and instructions for building your own.

Cool Robots by Sean Kenney

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Cool Cars and Trucks by Sean Kenney

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Weekly Photo Challenge: 2012 in Pictures by Tracy Dodge
Monday, December 31, 2012, 12:06 pm
Filed under: children, community, Events, Libraries, Newark

Here’s a a look back at Newark Library Children’s Services in 2012.




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