Newark Library Blog

New programs offered in November by maryjane16
Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 1:06 pm
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Beginning in November we will host two new events. One is called genealogy basics and we are offering four dates with two half hour sessions per day where you will get to work one-on-one with a library staff member. If you are interested in learning how to start researching your family genealogy or just have a few questions about researching your family’s history this may be the event for you. Sign up now for one of these time slots by contacting Mary Ayers at (510) 795-2627 ext15 or e-mail: .

Dates and times:

Thursday November 13th: 2-2:30 and 2:30-3 pm

Friday November 14th: 1-1:30 and 1:30-2 pm

Friday November 21st: 10-10:30 and 10:30-11 am

Saturday November 22nd: 2-2:30 and 2:30-3 pm

Our other new event will be a scrapbooking class for kids and their parents or grandparents. We will show you how to put together a small scrapbook with your own pictures. Each person will need to bring a set of pictures with them to this class. We will provide all of the supplies. Even if you’ve never scrapbooked before, we encourage everyone to attend. If nothing else it will be a fun experience to share with your kids/grandkids. 


Lego CLub meeting date has changed by maryjane16
Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 3:27 pm
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Everyone interested in Lego Club: for this month only the date of the Lego Club meeting has changed, due to conflicting dates on our schedules. Lego Club will meet this month on Thursday October 30th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see everyone next Thursday night.

The theme for next week’s Lego Club is Halloween! Be sure to bring along plenty of Lego’s and plan out ideas for Halloween creatures and decorations!

Our book craft program is this Thursday by maryjane16
Monday, October 6, 2008, 2:27 pm
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The second meeting of our book craft program will take place this Thursday evening at 6:45 pm. The program lasts approximately one hour and will be held in the Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend, although the books are geared towards children ages 4-9. Each month we will focus on a particular story, author or book series. We read a selection from the book, complete a couple of crafts to go along with the story and have a snack. We hope to encourage parents and children alike to explore the creative possibilities that go along with stories and to encourage reading at all levels.

October’s books are: Bunnicula, Bunnicula Strikes Again!, The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe.

IMDB has new features … by maryjane16
Monday, October 6, 2008, 2:11 pm
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For many of you, is the place to go when looking for anything movie related. It has actors’ profiles, cast listings for tons of movies and all the movie info. you ever wanted to know!

And now it gets even better for those of you in the U.S.:

IMDb adds free stuff
From the story (on CBC)

    The Internet Movie Database, a popular online guide of film and TV minutiae, is adding free movies and television episodes to its offerings in the United States.

    U.S. visitors to site can now watch complete episodes of new (30 Rock, Heroes and 24) and defunct shows (I Dream of Jeannie, Charlie’s Angels and Star Trek) on the site at no charge.

    Featured movies will range from classic (Some Like It Hot, Fiddler on the Roof) to contemporary (Fever Pitch, Master and Commander).

    Because of licensing issues, however, the service is only available in the U.S. According to site operators, more than 57 million people from around the world visit the each month

I Love My New Storytime Book! by Kat Blair
Saturday, October 4, 2008, 12:52 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Mo Willems has to be my favorite author, the kids just love him. He gets quiet, he gets loud, he goes silent with meaningful looks on his characters faces and in their minds. You’ve got to experience him to appreciate his writing.

Miz Kat

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