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Halloween Craft by maryjane16
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7:35 pm
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We’ll be having our annual Halloween craft program on Saturday, October 9th at 11 am. Families are welcome to attend. Each child will be able to pick out a paper mask and then decorate it with the many supplies available. Make a mask to wear when you go trick-or-treating on Halloween night – and best yet – it will be one-of-a-kind!


Origami at the Library by maryjane16
Thursday, September 23, 2010, 3:25 pm
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Join us on Saturday, October 30th from 2-4 pm to make a Halloween pumpkin! Ignatius Hoh will be here to teach us how to make these pumpkins using origami techniques. He will also show us how to make paper cranes. The paper cranes will then be donated to a needy child at the Oakland Children’s Hospital.

This is a free program and everyone is invited. Young children will need the assistance of an adult.

Homework Express Volunteers Needed! by maryjane16
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 4:28 pm
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Homework Express has returned to the Newark Library! It is very busy already and we could use more teen volunteers to help kids with homework questions. If you are a high school student (or a homeschooler at a high school level) and are interested in earning volunteer hours, please contact the Newark Library to get more information about the program. Volunteers work 2 hour shifts, either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm. You can work one, two or all three days if you like.

Newark Teens show off their art talent by beedwards
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10:21 am
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During the summer of 2010 the Newark Library Teen Advisory Group worked together to create a mural for the library. On Thursday, September 16th the teens unveiled their artwork in the Teen area of the Newark Library. The piece represents all of the people that live in Newark, and shows some familiar images from around the city. Come by and check it out, or let us know what you think!

Oakland Raiders – Yeah! by Kat Blair
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 1:38 pm
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Don’t forget to use the access code which is “Alameda” to get your discount tickets online!

Alameda County Library is teaming up with the Oakland Raiders by beedwards
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 9:12 am
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The Oakland Raiders have designated significantly discounted home game tickets (2010-2011 NFL season), for all ACLF supporters!!
From the Foundation website regularly priced $71 tickets can be purchased for $45 and regularly priced $56 tickets purchased for $40; AWESOME seats!

Click here to view the seating chart:

50% of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will go to support our national award winning Write to Read Juvenile Program and the Alameda County Library.
ACLF is the fundraising arm of the Alameda County Library. We support 10 library branches and the Bookmobile and work closely with our system libraries to help garner financial support
for programs, services, collections & capital. The Raiders fundraiser is just one example of the many fun and innovative ways in which we engage our
community and encourage library support.
For ACLF & Fundraising Info contact Tiona Smith at or 510.745.1542
For Raider Tickets contact Jenny Hamilton at 510.780.3212

Easy fall craft by maryjane16
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 12:51 pm
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We made these easy pumpkins today at the library. You’ll need just a few basic supplies to get started:

  • Cardstock or printer paper (we used orange, but it depends on what color you want your pumpkin to be)
  • 2 brads of any color a pumpkin leaf (you can find a free template online and resize it to fit your pumpkin)
  • scissors
  • small hole punch
Step 1: cut your paper into 1″ strips (the strips in the photo are 4.25″ long and 1″ wide). You will need 8 strips.
Step 2: cut out your leaf.
Step 3: Stack your strips together. Punch a hole on either side of the strips (punch through the stack held together). Punch a hole in your leaf as well.
Step 4: Keeping your stack of papers together, put a brad through the holes on one side of the stack. Before adding the brad to the second set of holes, add your leaf to the top of the pile. Attach your second bard.
Step 5: Very carefully fan out your paper strips to form the circular pumpkin shape. Viola! You have a very cute paper pumpkin to put up in the house.
Make a few and attach to a string to make a cute garland for Halloween!

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