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Free Urban Cycling Class! July 11th 11:00-1:00 PM by MissBecks
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 3:31 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Newark | Tags: , , , ,

urban cycling

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



An Open Letter to Neil Gaiman by MissBecks
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:00 am
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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!

Best,

Becky Machetta
Teen Librarian, Newark Library
6300 Civic Terrace Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

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.

Sincerely,

Sriram Murali, 7th grade

Kyle Galinis, 6th grade

Aanchel Patel, 6th grade

Katia Rodriguez, 6th grade

Ashley Haba, 7th grade

Itzel Camarillo, 6th grade



Summer Reading Game for Teens! by MissBecks
Monday, June 1, 2015, 2:40 pm
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Hey 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.

SRG beats

Rules:

  • 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



Check out our Podcast! by MissBecks
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 2:08 pm
Filed under: books, Libraries, Newark | Tags: , ,

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



Calling all TEENS! by MissBecks
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Newark, teen | Tags: , , , ,

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

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Mural created by our 2010 TAG group.



It’s Lego Time at Newark Library! by librarianccc
Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:44 pm
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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.

 



Happy birthday, Guy Fieri by missadina
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:37 am
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/1C6QqPDFeatured image




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