Filed under: community, Events, Newark | Tags: adult programs, Alameda County Library, free, newark Library, Teen programs
The Newark Library has partnered with Bike East Bay to bring you this FREE Bicycle Skills Class! Join us on July 11th, from 11 am – 1 pm in our meeting room for this great event! Urban Cycling 101 is for Adults and Teens to learn smart cycling skills to help you bike confidently.
In this class you will learn the basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike is required.
Participants will receive a free reflective vest for attending this two hour class.
Please register online at bikeeastbay.org/UC101 or call 510-845-7433 x 2.
To join the event on Facebook, follow this link and click “Join”! https://www.facebook.com/events/1427997944189868/
As a follow up to this event, we will also be hosting a Kids Biking Rodeo on July 18th from 10 am – 1 pm. It will be a fun filled day for the whole family.
For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: book group, books, Newark, newark Library, teens, tweens
Dear Mr Gaiman,
I am the Teen Librarian at the Newark Library in Newark California and I have a great group of 5th-7th graders in my Tween book club. We recently read The Graveyard Book for our monthly selection and as a group the kids had so much to say about your book, but also so many questions and curiosities that had no answer. I asked them if they wanted to write you a letter to share their thoughts, questions and a request; they were extremely excited about writing to you so I hope this letter finds you!
Teen Librarian, Newark Library
6300 Civic Terrace Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Dear Mr.Neil Gaiman,
We would like to request that you write a sequel or prequel for the Newbery Award winning book, The Graveyard Book. We thoroughly enjoyed the book, your writing style and how the book was a bit old fashion, but would enjoy it more if there was a second book to answer our questions.
After reading, we wanted to find more about
- The Macabray
- We really enjoyed the part of the Macabray, but we wanted to learn more about the dance, white flowers, and the Grey lady.
- The Jack’s story
- It is cool and interesting about the Jack, and how he is trying to capture Bod, but we didn’t really know much about him and his backstory.
We were also wondering about:
- What happened to the Jack’s company, and what happens to Bod after he left the graveyard?
- What happened to Scarlett?
- Why didn’t the Owens take care of Bod?
We believe a lot of these questions and curiosities can be answered with a new book, either a sequel or prequel and we hope that you will write one!
Thank you for your time, and for writing such a great book in The Graveyard Book.
Sriram Murali, 7th grade
Kyle Galinis, 6th grade
Aanchel Patel, 6th grade
Katia Rodriguez, 6th grade
Ashley Haba, 7th grade
Itzel Camarillo, 6th grade
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: books, newark Library, reading, Summer Reading Game, Teen books, Teen programs, teens
The Summer Reading Game is just around the corner – we begin on June 8th!
Summer Reading isn’t just for kids, there’s cool stuff for teens too. Check out some great books at the Newark Library (as you would normally do, of course!) and earn entries into a drawing for Beats by Dre headphones! All you have to do is read… simple as that.
- Participant must be between the ages of 13-19
- Participant may only submit raffle tickets at one library branch
- Participant may only play the game once
- Drawing will be held at conclusion of Summer Reading Game and winners will be contacted by phone or email
How to Get Tickets!
- Sign Up for the Game – earn 1 ticket
- Complete to 1st Prize – earn 2 tickets
- Complete to Final Prize – earn 3 tickets
That means a total of SIX entries into the drawing if you finish the Summer Reading Game.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Becky, the Teen Librarian @ Newark by phone 510-284-0682 or email Rmachetta@aclibrary.org
Filed under: books, Libraries, Newark | Tags: Alameda County Library, books, Newark
No surprise here, librarians love books! Want to hear some of your local librarians discussing upcoming titles and even some classic books? Then listen to “Read On” our new podcast!
Our first episode we are answering the burning questions. Is it possible to rewrite Jane Austen? Can you turn an edgy memoir into a network sitcom? And just what is so great about Hemingway, anyway?
For future podcasts, check out http://guides.aclibrary.org/podcasts
Filed under: Newark, teen | Tags: Alameda County Library, newark Library, TAG, Teen programs, teens
Teens: Do you want a say in what kind of activities the library has for you?
Join our Teen Advisory Group! You can make new friends and make a difference in the community at the same time (and earn community service hours at the same time!)
There will be FUN, SNACKS and an honest chat about improving library services and organizing programs for teens.
We meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Conference room. Our first meeting is February 24th!
Contact me (Becky), the new Teen Librarian if you have any questions! RMachetta@aclibrary.org
Mural created by our 2010 TAG group.
Kids ages 5-11 are invited to join us for the fun of creating a Lego project on the last Monday evening every month.
Space is limited. Please obtain a ticket to attend. Tickets are free and will be handed out starting at 6:00 pm.
Filed under: Uncategorized
Chef and author Guy Fieri was born on this day in 1968. Not only is he a TV personality and a restaurateur, he is the author of several cookbooks. You can celebrate his birthday by trying one of his off-the-hook meals – just find them at http://bit.ly/1C6QqPD