Newark Library Blog

Teens by maryjane16
Friday, February 26, 2010, 11:00 am
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Newark teens have a lot to look forward to in March! The library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day bake sale on Wednesday, March 17th (and don’t forget to wear green!) and a Super Smash Brothers tournament after hours on Saturday, March 13th (pre-registration is required since the program starts after the library closes). TAG also has bimonthly meetings, Tuesday March 9th and 23rd from 6:30-8 pm. If you are interested in joining TAG, please stop by at one of our meetings or call (510) 795-2627 for more information.

We also have a reading club for 9-13 year olds on Friday, March 26th at 3:30 pm and Stitch and Inch (a knitting club that meets twice a month on Saturdays and loves having new members attend, of any age).


Dr Seuss Day by maryjane16
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 5:35 pm
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is coming this Saturday at the Newark Library! Join us for lots of fun crafts all based on books by Dr. Seuss. Plus, we’ll have free printables to take home and a chance to enter a book raffle to win one of three Dr. Seuss books! No registration necessary and all ages are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. All supplies will be provided with the generous support of the Newark Library League.

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Toddler Art by maryjane16
Thursday, February 18, 2010, 6:19 pm
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Join us tomorrow (February 19th) at 12 pm in the Meeting Room for Toddler Art. Children ages 2-4 are welcome to join us for a fun art project. Tomorrow we will be playing with ink pads and making fingerprint art. Please wear clothing that can get dirty as we often make a mess! (Parents and children should wear clothes that can get dirty).

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For more information please contact Mary Ayers at (510) 795-2627 ext 15 or email .


Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day by maryjane16
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 11:45 am
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A big thank you to everyone who attended our Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Craft last Thursday night. It was a great success and everyone that attended seemed to have a good time. We made tiger masks and decorated paper dragons for Chinese New Year and made flower-shaped Valentine’s with a lollipop center.

Toddler Time by maryjane16
Friday, February 5, 2010, 12:30 pm
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We have a fun program to encourage a love of art in young children. It’s called Toddler Art and it happens on the 3rd Friday of the month, September through May at 12 pm. Sometimes we are outside and the other times we meet in the Meeting Room of the Newark Library. This program is free and we encourage families with young children interested in fun art projects to attend. We do ask that parents and their children wear clothing that can get dirty as we often make a mess. Most projects include painting of some kind. For more information, please contact Mary Ayers at (510) 795-2627 ext 15 or email at Toddler Art is possible by the generous support of the Newark Library League.

Alice in Wonderland by maryjane16
Thursday, February 4, 2010, 12:03 pm
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The new movie version of Alice in Wonderland is coming soon to a theater near you (release date is March 5, 2010). This past weekend, families enjoyed an Alice in Wonderland program at the Newark Library. We had many craft projects set up, including white rabbit magnets, Queen of Hearts wands, tea cup cards, playing card people, a crossword puzzle and tea bag folding (for teens and adults). Everyone had a great time and the crafts looked fabulous!

Dr. Seuss by maryjane16
Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 12:01 pm
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