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July Fun! by Kat Blair
Friday, July 31, 2009, 11:07 am
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Hope you didn’t miss out on the July fun here at Newark Library! On July 11th we had a swimmin’ good time decorating fish shapes with Christie, as you can see! And on July 25th we sang original songs with the famous Gary Lapow. lapow But the fun doesn’t stop here, August will prove to be the best yet! We will have an old time carnival on the grounds on August 6th from 9:30-12:30 where kids can win tickets playing the “frog toss” or “ring around the bottle”. Then on August 8th we will be hosting some really loud Taiko drummers at 2 p.m., too cool!


Richard Avedon show at the SFMOMA by beedwards
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 4:45 pm
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Marilyn Monroe, actor, New York, May 6, 1957

Marilyn Monroe, actor, New York, May 6, 1957

I was able to attend the member preview reception on July 10th at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946-2004. This retrospective is travelling around the world, and this is the only stop in the U.nited States. Avedon (1923-2004) worked as a fashion and cultural photographer, capturing images of world leaders, actors, and blue collar workers. His image Marilyn Monroe, actor, May 6, 1957 captures the true expression of a starlet. The potrait of Andy Warhol does not show the artist’s face, only the scars from the gunshot he sustained¬†from Valerie Solanos.¬† Overall a very well orchestrated and powerful show. Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946-2004 runs from July 11th-November 29th. The museum has a free day on the first Tuesday of each month. More information can be found at

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by maryjane16
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 5:54 pm
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HP and the Half-Blood Princeis coming to theaters Wednesday, July 15th! To celebrate, we’re showing the third, fourth and fifth Harry Potter movies on Wed. 7/15 and Thurs. 7/16. Starting at 10:30 am on Wednesday we’ll show Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Thursday we’ll show Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In between the two movies on Thursday we’ll have a raffle for Harry Potter books and a few movie theater gift cards. We’ll provide popcorn and drinks.

Angela’s Crafts by maryjane16
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 5:47 pm
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Angela’s craft days return this summer to the Newark Library! Starting this Wednesday, July 15th at 2pm in the Meeting Room. Angela will have fun new crafts each week through the summer to entertain kids. Please drop in, say hello and have fun with a craft! For more information, please contact Angela at or call (510) 795-2627.

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