Newark Library Blog


Book Review by maryjane16
Thursday, March 26, 2009, 4:58 pm
Filed under: books, children, Libraries, teen | Tags: , ,

savvyI just finished one of our new children’s books, Savvy, by Ingrid Law. I thought it was a wonderful read and thought I’d share with everyone. The characters are compelling and the plot moves along at a quick pace.

Mibs Beaumont is about to turn 13, an important age in every young person’s life, but especially to a Beaumont. When you’re a Beaumont, 13 is the lucky year when you discover savvy.  And when your grandfather can move mountains, your older brothers can conduct electricty and create hurricanes, turning 13 is a scary prospect. The day before Mibs 13th birthday, her father is in a terrible car accident. She and her younger siblings are supposed to stay at home and await news, but instead they find themselves on a carzy adventure as they try to find a way to reach their father.



Saturday Craft by maryjane16
Thursday, March 26, 2009, 4:27 pm
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries | Tags: , ,

This upcoming Saturday, March 28th, we have a spring craft program at 1 pm. We’ll be making cherry blossom tree paintings and paper quilts with various art techniques. This is a free program and all are welcome to attend. No registration required – please drop in!



Preschool Storytime by Kat Blair
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 4:25 pm
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We are starting a new Storytime for Preschoolers at the Newark Community Center on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Please come and join us at 35501 Cedar Blvd. in the Meeting Room. We’ll hear some stories, dance or exercise a little then hear some more stories, and I always have stickers at the end. This is for 3-5 year olds and their parents or caregivers.ducky

Call 510-795-2627 x 7 for more information.



Scrapbooking this Saturday by maryjane16
Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 3:35 pm
Filed under: Events, Libraries, Newark | Tags: , ,

If you are interested in learning how to scrapbook or just want some fresh ideas to jump start your creativity, join us this Saturday in the meeting room. From 2-4 pm we’ll have a class teaching you how to draw up a basic layout, plan the story you want to tell on your page and teach you some of the basic terminology associated with scrapbooking. This is a free class, although registration is required. To register, please contact the Newark Library. Each participant will need to bring 5-8 photos with them to the class. We will provide the other supplies.



Wii Bowling this Saturday! by maryjane16
Thursday, March 5, 2009, 5:04 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior

wiibowlingWii Bowling for adults will be in the Meeting Room this Saturday! If you’d liketo join in the virtual fun, please call the Information Desk to reigster for this free program. (510) 795-2627



March is … by maryjane16
Sunday, March 1, 2009, 3:35 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark

Social Health Month at the Newark Library! Part of our BeHealthy5 program running January – May 2009, Social Health month promises to have some fun programs! All of these programs do require registration – please contact the Newark Library to sign up!

Saturday, March 7th: 2-4 pm Wii Bowling for adults! How many strikes do you think you can make using only a Wii remote? It may be trickier than you think …

Saturday, March 14th: 2-4 pm Scrapbooking Basics. Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of scrapbooking, but weren’t sure where to go? Here’s your chance and the class is free! Bring along 4-8 photographs and think of the story you want to tell with them. We’ll show you the basic tools, how to create layout and we’ll provide all the suuplies.

Saturday, March 21st: 2-4 pm Blogging Workshop. Interested in starting your own blog? Have a blog but want to  make it more interesting? Come to our workshop for tips and ideas.

Saturday, March 28th: 2-3:30 pm Find Love at the Library. Join us for 7  Secrets for Starting a Relationship. Learn humorous, dynamic and practical strategies for seeking that special someone for romance.




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