Filed under: community | Tags: books to movies, just for fun, movies
Eclipse (Twilight Saga): (June 2010)
Ramona and Beezus: (July 2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I: (November 2010)
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader: (December 2010)
A Wrinkle in Time: (due out sometime in 2013)
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, teen | Tags: Children's programs, Crafts, family programs, kids, spring
Join us Saturday, April 10th at 11 am for a pinwheel craft. Each child will receive the pieces to put together their own pinwheel. We will decorate the blades of the pinwheel and then assemble the pinwheels as a group. Pinwheels are a simple design, are fun to play with and they look pretty sitting in a windowsill or in the front yard where the wind can blow them about. This is a free program and all supplies are provided by the generous support of the Newark Library League.
Filed under: Book Review, books, Libraries, teen | Tags: Book Review, books, Teen books
It is the story of Grace Divine, the teenage daughter of the local pastor. She, her brother Jude and their neighbor Daniel used to be the best of friends. After a horrible incident that Jude refuses to talk about with Grace, Daniel disappears and his name is never mentioned in the Divine household. Now, years later, Daniel has returned and is keeping more secrets than ever. Grace longs to help Daniel, but she isn’t sure how, especially since Daniel won’t let her close enough to learn his secrets.
This book has a great mystery and love story along with the supernatural theme that Twilight fans will love. Copies are available through the Alameda County Library.
Filed under: books, children, Libraries, Newark | Tags: Children's programs, Parents, reading, Storytime, Toddler Time, toddlers
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Toddler time is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. This is a four week class that is designed to give parents one-on-one time with their toddler and to assist parents in reading with their child(ren) at home. Toddler time is a drop in program for April and May 2010. There is no Toddler Time during the summer months. The program resumes in the fall. For more information, contact the library at (510) 795-2627.
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Yesterday the Newark Library TAG group had a fun and successful bake sale. The three-hour sale netted $134 towards Teen programming for the Newark Library.
Filed under: community, Events, Newark | Tags: bake sale, donations, funding, Programs, support the library, TAG, teens
Love baked goods? Support future programs at the library by buying baked goods. The Newark Library Teen Advisory Group is hosting a bake sale at the Newark Library on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, March 17th). The sale runs from 3-5 pm and we’ll have lots of goodies to choose from. All proceeds will benefit the Teen Advisory Group to pay for future teen programs and materials.
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Filed under: books, children, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen | Tags: Book Review, books, Children's Books, fantasy books, percy jackson
If you’re looking for a series that you can read together as a family, Percy Jackson and the Olympians might work for you. There are five books in the series and they center around Percy Jackson, son of the Greek god, Poseidon and a mortal woman. The books are filled with adventure, mythology, teen awkwardness along with the added stress of being a demigod, and a great deal of humor thrown in.
I read a lot of children’s and teen books, but I have to say that I enjoyed this series far more than I expected to. I’d originally planned to just read the first book, but once I started reading, I had to finish the series. The books got better as the series progressed and the humor works for both children, teens and adults. I would highly recommend reading these books, (suggested reading age is 9-12) even if you are an adult looking for a fun series.