Newark Library Blog

Future books to movies by maryjane16
Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 1:41 pm
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There are a lot of upcoming movies that are based on books. Here’s a starter list of some books that are due out on the big screen in the next few years.

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)

Maximum Ride (James Patterson books): (due sometime in 2013)

A Wrinkle in Time: (due out sometime in 2013)


Fun children’s program by maryjane16
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, teen | Tags: , , , ,

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.

For fans of Twilight … by maryjane16
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: Book Review, books, Libraries, teen | Tags: , ,

If you are a Twilight fan, and are looking for another good read, I suggest Dark Divine by Bree Despain.

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.


Toddler Time by maryjane16
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 3:38 pm
Filed under: books, children, Libraries, Newark | Tags: , , , , ,

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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.

Teen Bake Sale by beedwards
Thursday, March 18, 2010, 2:41 pm
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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.

Bake Sale by maryjane16
Saturday, March 13, 2010, 1:00 pm
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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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Percy Jackson review by maryjane16
Saturday, March 13, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: books, children, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen | Tags: , , , ,

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.

M. Ayers

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