Newark Library Blog

Have you ever … by maryjane16
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:47 pm
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, teen

wanted to learn how to fold origami? Here’s your chance! The Newark Library will have two origami sessions in October: Saturday Oct. 4th and Saturday Oct. 18th from 12-12:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Staff will show you how to make basic folds and will assist you in working on some origami patterns. Everyone is invited to attend these two sessions and all supplies will be provided. No registration is required – just drop in! These activities are designed for beginning folders, but all are welcome.


Free program at the Fremont Family Resource Center by maryjane16
Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 1:58 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Newark

The Fremont Family Resource Center is hosting a Theater Performance and Dialogue about Diabetes and Obesity next Thursday, October 2nd from 10 – 12 p.m. The program is called The Sweet Life and Bitter Death of Pancho Mojado and the presentation is in Spanish (with English translation by headset). Learn about the dangers associated with these diseases and discover steps that can help prevent and control these problems.

The first 50 families will receive a free bag of groceries. Limited childcare is available, and light refreshments will be provided. For more info. and to RSVP please contact Ana Lilia De Leon-Gonzalez at (510) 574-2004 or Andrea Arce at (510) 795-2409.

Fremont Family Resource Center

Pacific Room

31955 Liberty St.

Fremont, CA 94537

Website for the Fremont Family Resource Center:

Homework Express Returns by maryjane16
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 4:43 pm
Filed under: children, community, Libraries, Newark, teen

Homework Express has returned to the Newark Library. It is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. There are always high school students available to assist with homework questions. Anyone is welcome to attend (including homeschoolers). This is a drop in program. Students are not required to stay for the full two hours, but are welcome to do so. This is not meant to be a one-on-one tutoring program. Volunteer tutors will assist as many people as possible throughout the two hours.

Toddler Art Returns! by maryjane16
Thursday, September 18, 2008, 8:26 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Parents, caregivers and toddlers are invited to our new round of Toddler Art classes. Toddler Art occurs once a month on the third Friday of the month unless otherwise noted. We will play with paints, markers, crayons and makeshift art toys, explore new art techniques designed for small hands, and most of all just have fun! We do often make a mess so please wear clothing that can get dirty (both adults and children!) Tomorrow we will show you how much fun you can have while playing with your food (we will not have snacks however – we are just going to play with our food). 

Friday Sept. 19th, 12-12:30 p.m.

Lego Club Theme for next week … by maryjane16
Thursday, September 18, 2008, 8:14 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Everyone interested in Lego Club – we’re announcing next week’s theme a little early so you can plan which Lego’s you would like to bring along on Thursday night. Next week we will be building everything pirates! Pirate ships, treasure island, protected forts, hideouts, parrots, etc. Use your imagination and come up with some great new designs! Hope to see you there!

As always, we will provide a light snack during Lego Club. Also, if there is a parent who would like to be responsible for overseeing the Lego Club, please contact Mary Ayers at (510) 795-2627 ext 15 or e-mail This is not a paid position and would only entail overseeing the actual Lego Club meetings once a month at the library. We will still provide snacks and themes for the evening, but we are looking for a responsible adult to supervise during the program. Thank you.

Teens Wanted! by maryjane16
Thursday, September 4, 2008, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is looking for new members! If you are a teen and interested in sharing ideas for teen programs and materials that you would like to see at the library, be sure to stop on by! We will be hosting a pizza and games party to celebrate the third birthday of  Newark Library’s TAG!

Tuesday September 16, 2008. 6-8 p.m. at the Newark Library.

New Program for kids! by maryjane16
Thursday, September 4, 2008, 7:21 pm
Filed under: books, children, Libraries, Newark

Starting Thursday September 11th from 6:45-7:45 pm the Newark Library will host a new book program. Each month we will highlight a book, a series of books, an author or an illustrator. We will read a short selection of the work and then we will have a snack and do some crafts all tying in with the night’s theme. This will help parents and children learn to enjoy books together and also show what you can do to make reading more enjoyable.

September’s book: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo

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