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Halloween Origami by maryjane16
Friday, October 29, 2010, 10:00 am
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We will be making origami Halloween pumpkins that everyone will take home with them. Each child will also make a paper crane for a needy child! Paper cranes will be sent to the Oakland Children’s Hospital. Join us in the Meeting Room – no need to pre-register. All supplies will be provided.


Halloween Fun by maryjane16
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:40 pm
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Teens 12  and older are invited to an after-hours party, tomorrow, Friday the 29th at 7 pm. Because it is after hours you will need to register in advance, by calling (510) 795-2627 or coming into the branch. The party runs from 7-9 pm. There will be a costume contest (so dress up for a chance to win!), games, snacks and more.

Local Places by maryjane16
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:00 am
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Looking for some local places to take your kids? How about Ardenwood Farm in Fremont? They have a lovely trail around the actual farmyard, and there are events almost every weekend. You can learn about blacksmiths (and buy a real horseshoe) about the farm animals and how the farm works. Plus, the entry fee is very minimal and parking is free. Right now they have a pumpkin patch and tractor rides. For more information about the park, check their website:

Looking for a beautiful park to visit? How about Sunol or Coyote Hills? Both are lovely in their own way and offer plenty of trails for all levels of walkers/runners/bikers. At Sunol you can even walk up to Little Yosemite, which is a beautiful waterfall, reminiscent of the real thing but much closer to home.


Bay Area Discovery Museum by maryjane16
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 2:53 pm
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Did you know that there are passes available to go to museums for free? Alameda County Library branches have passes to the Asian Art Museum, Bay Area Discovery Museum (Sausalito) and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Check out varies from branch to branch – contact your local branch for details. To check out a pass you will need a current library card and will need to leave a current phone number. Passes generally go out for one week and can be used multiple times during the week. Each pass allows a different number to attend for free.


Toddler Art by maryjane16
Friday, October 8, 2010, 12:02 pm
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If you have a child ages 1-4, and you are looking for a fun palce to explore art, Newark Library is the place for you! Once a month we hold a Toddler Art class (usually it is on the third Friday of the month). We explore basic art with kids including finger painting, vegetable printing, watercolor painting, crafts, fingerprint art, and more. This program is always free and there is no registration – just drop in! For more information, contact Mary Ayers at (510) 795-2627 ext 15 or email at

Favorite Sports Team by maryjane16
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:39 pm
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