Filed under: Events, Libraries, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: broken stuff, fix, fixit, repair
Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m., September 10, October 8, November 5 @ Newark Library
Bring and fix your broken small electronics, appliances, and toys (or at least learn more about them) with the help of fixit coaches. A textile/clothing coach will also be available. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event.
Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention what item(s) you hope to fix or let us know you want to be a coach and what your skills are.
Saturday, September 10
1 – 3 p.m.
Fall and winter are great times to garden in our climate. Learn techniques to make the transition to your fall garden: cool-weather edible crops, starting seeds, crop rotation, sheet mulching and planting natives.
Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours or email Barbara at email@example.com.
Filed under: Crafts, Events, Newark | Tags: adult programs, adults, counted cross stitch, Crafts, cross stitch, Events, needle arts, newark Library, Programs, workshops
Learn how to do counted cross stitch by making a mason jar lid on Saturday, August 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. (Pattern will be different than shown.) All materials will be provided (including the rest of the jar). Anyone who does not finish can return on Saturday, August 20 at the same time. An instructor will be available to help.
Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open, or email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class is for adults, age 18 and older. Other interested teens may ask to be placed on the waiting list; if there is space, they will be allowed in.
Filed under: Events, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: acrylic painting, adult, adult program, adults, Art, free, newark Library, paint nite, painting
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with artist Brian Edwards. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open or email email@example.com. Refreshments will be served. Paint Nite is possible owing to the generosity of Cargill and the Newark Library League.
Filed under: community, Newark | Tags: Alameda County Library, newark Library, Pride
June is Pride month and GLBT book month, and while we who work and come to the library regularly know that libraries are safe, welcoming places, not everyone who should know does know. So the staff at Newark Library wanted to take some photos to make it clear that you, whoever you are and wherever you are, you belong at your library.
And then Orlando happened.
Suddenly, letting people in the LGBTQIA community – and the Latinx community – know that we welcome all into our safe spaces became even more important.
And, as has been shared so much this past week – but cannot be said enough:
We stand with you; we are proud of you. You are brave; you are loved.
Photo credit: Sara Ward Charles | Sarabellum Photography © 2016 | www.sarabellumphotography.com
Filed under: Uncategorized
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: adults, Alameda County Library, children, teens
Summer is almost here! School is gearing into its final stages, and parents are looking for opportunities for fun and enrichment for kids.
The library will have a lot of programs for kids, teens, and adults – keep your eyes open for special events, performers, and crafts. The Summer Reading Game is an ongoing program at the Alameda County Library.
This year, you can sign up online and come in for programs and prizes. The website – summer.aclibrary.org – has everything you need to play. You can still choose to play using a paper game board, if you prefer. Just come on in to the library and we will show you how.
The Summer Reading Game can be played beginning June 13 through August 13. This year’s theme is Read for the Win! It’s not just about reading, it’s about activities, playing, exploring, trying new foods and experiencing new things.
Reading doesn’t just mean books; comics, magazines, the back of a cereal box – all of that counts as reading. For adults, anytime you read articles online, you get closer to earning prizes.
Children do not have to be able to read to play the game, and if an older child (or an adult) reads to a young child, both can count that time.
Library programs are always free, and the only registration involved is signing up online or picking up a game board. We only record the names of winners, how many people play and win in each branch, and their age group (for statistical purposes only).
Special events at the Newark Library this summer include petting zoo, a visiting planetarium, singers, storytellers, other performers, and special crafts and science programs.
Special raffles will be held for teens and adults who complete the game. The prize for teens is a GoPro camera, and for adults is a FitBit. Newark Library is having a special raffle for kids and pre-readers who play as well – a Razor scooter and a bubble machine
This program is presented by the Alameda County Library, with support from the Alameda County Library Foundation. Other sponsors include the Chabot Space and Science Center, GoPro, Oakland A’s, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Newark Library’s programs are supported by the Newark Library League and, this summer, we received special funding generously donated by Cargill Salt in honor of Mayor Al Nagy’s many years of service to the city.
The Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Ave. in Newark, right behind city hall.