Newark Library Blog

Blog contest! by maryjane16
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 6:04 pm
Filed under: community, Libraries

Like what you see on the Newark Library Blog? Leave us a comment and let us know that you are reading our blog. We’re holding a weekly drawing starting next week, May 4th-May 10th. Each week from now through June 28th we’ll be randomly selecting a comment on our blog and giving away a small prize to the chosen writer! So make sure that you add your thoughts and comments to our page for your chance to win. Winners will be chosen on Tuesday afternoon and we will let winners know how to get in touch with us to receive their prize.   



Poster Contest by maryjane16
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1:48 pm
Filed under: books, children, Libraries, Newark

Did you know that the Newark Library is hosting a poster contest in honor of Children’s Book Week? If you are twelve or younger and have a favorite children’s book, we’d love to see what kind of a poster you can create! The poster must show something about your favorite book and must be flat. It can be any size. Please turn in your poster between April 26th and May 13th in order to have it counted for the contest. We will display the posters in the Children’s Area of the Library during Children’s Book Week, May 13th – May 18th. Please add a note to the back of the poster with your name, age and a phone number/e-mail address, along with a note: Attn: Mary Ayers, Children’s Book Week Poster.

Newark Memorial High School Digital Photography Showcase by maryjane16
Thursday, April 24, 2008, 4:07 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark, teen

Have you been by the Newark Library to see our wonderful display? This is our second annual photography showcase, with all photographs being original artwork of the digital photography classes at Newark Memorial. We have ballots out for everyone to vote on their top two favorite pieces. Hurry and make sure your vote is counted – voting ends next Friday, May 2nd at 2 p.m. We will have an awards show for all of the students whose work is on display here at the library. The awards show is scheduled for Tuesday May 6th from 6:30-8 p.m. The awards show is open to the public and we will provide light refreshments at the show.

First ever Lego Club at the Newark Library! by maryjane16
Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:00 pm
Filed under: children, Libraries, Newark, teen

Do you love building with Legos? We are hosting our first ever Lego Club meeting this Thursday night (tomorrow) April 24th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join us – all you have to do is bring some Legos along with you! Unfortunately we cannot provide Legos for everyone so we are asking that you bring your own along to the meetings. We will have a theme for the night each month. We will try to post the theme in advance for future meetings. We will also have light refreshments at the meeting. This is the place for everyone to get together, share ideas and tips on building and just have a great time! Lego Club will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month, every month. Registration is not required. Each person will receive a membership card at their first meeting.

Contact Mary Ayers for more details. (510) 795-2627 ext 15 or e-mail:


Monarch Butterflies: Flying Jewels by maryjane16
Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 2:45 pm
Filed under: children, community, Libraries, Newark

Come and explore the amazing world of the Monarch butterflies with Naturalist Dino Labiste from Coyote Hills Regional Park. We’ll look at the life cycle of these flying jewels as they transform from an egg, to a caterpillar, to a chrysalis and finally emerge as an adult butterfly. What drives the western Monarchs to make the incredible migration as they journey from the northwest of the United States to overwinter in roosting sites along the Pacific coast of California? 
If you are interested in learning about these fascinating insects, please join us this Saturday, April 26th from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. This is a free program and no registration is required.

KidPower Volunteers Needed! by Kat Blair
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Kid Power Volunteers Wanted! Summer volunteering opportunity for those who are 13 years of age and older. Help younger children play the Summer Reading Game and assist with special library events. It’s fun, it’s great, and you earn work experiences, too!

Sign-ups start May 1, 2008. Please print out the application packet from one of the links below and turn it in as early as possible before all the spaces are taken.

KidPower Application Packet

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