Newark Library Blog

Percy Jackson Fans by maryjane16
Friday, April 30, 2010, 12:38 pm
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For all of the Percy Jackson fans out there, be sure to check out Rick Riordan’s newest book, The Red Pyramid, available next week (May 4th). This is the first book in Riordan’s newest series, and the series focuses on Egyptian Mythology instead of Greek Mythology. 

The library has already pre-ordered copies of the book, so if you’re interested, go to our catalog at and place a hold for the book. The list gets longer every day so add your name today to ensure you get a copy as soon as possible.


Busy Saturday at the library by maryjane16

This Saturday, May 1st will be a very busy day at the Newark Library! We’re hosting a cooking workshop, Cook Like a Pro at 1:30 pm (please register in advance if you are interested in attending). Professional Chef Rachel Sanchez will showcase ideas for food presentation for small groups and each participant will make their own gordita. Food samples will be available for registered participants.  

We also have a Homeschooling workshop for parents who are interested in homeschooling their child(ren). The workshop covers various topics from how to get started and choosing a curriculum to finding support groups and more. The Homeschooling workshop runs from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please register for this workshop as well.

Stitch and Inch knitting group meets at 12:30 for their bi-weekly session. New participants are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you need help with a knitting project, this is the group to ask! 

Our annual Newark Memorial High School Digital Photography Showcase  is on display until May 18th. Please stop by and admire the students’ photographs and be sure to read the stories attached in this special project, Everyday Heroes. Each student choose his or her everyday hero, photographed the hero and wrote a piece about why they chose that particular person.

by maryjane16
Friday, April 23, 2010, 11:05 am
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Donate to the library by maryjane16
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 10:00 am
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We’re looking for new and gently used art supplies for our children’s craft programs. We especially need new markers and cardstock for our crafts. Things like buttons, yarn, stickers and glue sticks are also greatly appreciated. If you have something that you would be interested in donating, please contact Mary Ayers at for more information.

Toddler Art by maryjane16
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 2:05 pm
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Just a few photos from our recent Toddler Art experience. Remember, May is the last Toddler Art program until the fall. Toddler Art resumes in September.

Pictures by Brian Edwards

Intermediate Origami comes to Newark Library by Kat Blair
Friday, April 16, 2010, 3:17 pm
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Margo Wecksler has been here before and she is coming again on Saturday, April 24th at 2 p.m. We won’t be making anything too hard, just hard enough. This program is free to all, because it is funded by the Newark Library League.

Author Visit by maryjane16
Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:46 pm
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The Newark Library is lucky to have author Cathy Diez-Luckie coming to present a children’s program on Saturday, May 8th. The program will last approximately one hour, 11-12 pm. She will be showcasing her newest book, Dinosaurs on the Move and assisting children in making a moveable dinosaur craft. This is a free program and everyone is invited to attend. Cathy will have copies of her books available for purchase, and they will cost $14.21 (which includes California sales tax). To see more of Cathy’s work, please check out the website:

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