Newark Library Blog

Newark Library League Book & Bake Sale by btiblog

Saturday, 3 June, 10 am – 4 pm

Bargains galore at the Newark Library League book sale. Sale includes paperback, soft cover and hardback books, DVDs, and tote bags.

Baked goods will also be on sale. Pick up some treats for the whole family. (There will also be a Fixit Clinic from 1-4 pm.)

Questions? Email Judy at


Spring Gardening + Plant a Mini Greenhouse by btiblog
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:18 pm
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Learn how to prepare your garden for spring. Also plant an upcycled mini greenhouse with seeds for spring and summer. All materials will be supplied.

This event is for adults and families with children age 8 or older. Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours or email Barbara at

Sew a Holiday Stocking: Sat, 12/3, 1-4 pm by btiblog
Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 3:27 pm
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Jasmine, Ashley, Susan, Maria & Rupal CroppedRupal & Son with Stocking

Make a holiday stocking for someone you love. You will need ½ yard each of stocking and liner fabric. If you want a contrasting heel and toe, you will also need a 5 X 10” scrap. The library has some fabric to share; if you’d like to use it, please arrange a time to come and make your choice.

Participants must be able to thread a sewing machine, make a bobbin, and sew seams.

Registration is required. Email Barbara at In your email, please include, in addition to your name, whether you will bring a sewing machine

This workshop is for adults (18+ years). Teens will be admitted only if fewer than 12 adults enroll. Interested teens should ask to be placed on the waiting list.

Book & Bake Sale, Fixit Clinic, Bike Repair by btiblog
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 1:28 pm
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November 5 is a super Saturday at Newark Library:
10 am – 4 pm: Library League Book & Bake Sale. Lots of bargains.
12 – 4 pm: Bike repair clinic by Bikemobile. Bring your bike(s) for service or repair.
1 pm: How to fix a flat bicycle tire
1 – 4 pm: Fixit Clinic for all ages. Bring your broken stuff and work with coaches to disassemble and try to repair it. See pics of the last one at

Plus Stitch ‘n Inch knitting & crochet at its regular time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm and there is a bobbin lace workshop at 3 (full but if you’re here, check whether there are no-shows).

Sketching for Adults by btiblog
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:45 am
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Register now to learn the basics of sketching with artist Bhavna Misra on Saturday, October 22 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open or email Barbara at




Fixit Clinic this Saturday, 2/25, 1-4 pm by btiblog
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 2:53 pm
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Fixit Clinic Logo-Portrait Fixit Event Photo

Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., February 25 & June 3 @ 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 Please mention what item(s) you hope to fix or let us know you want to be a coach and what your skills are.

Reminder: FIXIT CLINIC FOR ALL AGES by btiblog
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 3:51 pm
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Fixit Event Photo

Saturday, September 10, 1 – 4 p.m.
Bring your broken small stuff (appliances, electronics, clothing and other textiles, etc.) and work with fixit coaches to take them apart and see whether they can be repaired. This is a wonderful chance for the whole family to learn the ins and outs of stuff. If the first event is successful, there will be fixit clinics at the same time on October 8 and November 5.

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