Newark Library Blog

National Teen Lock-in: Masquerade Madness! by MissBecks
Monday, July 13, 2015, 3:39 pm
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LockIn FlierHey Teens!

Newark Library is proud to host an afterhours event just for teens in the Tri-City Area on National Teen Lock-in Night! Teens from Fremont, Union City and Newark are invited to join us for an evening of Masquerade Madness on July 31st from 7-10 PM!

Join us before the Lock-in on Tuesday July 28th for a mask making crafting session!

Please join me for big screen gaming, “maker” activities, a treasure hunt, food and an evening of fun! Bring your friends and enjoy having the library all to yourselves.

For ages 12 – 17*, a permission slip is required to attend, please fill out and return to the Newark Library.

*High school students who are 18 years old may attend but must show proof of age & school ID

Check out the Facebook event here.

For more information contact your local Teen Librarian:

Becky Machetta @ 510-284-0682 or

Joan Weagle @

Valentina Santilli @ 510 745-1413 or

Beth Buchanan @ 510-745-1430

Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions


Kids Cycling Rodeo by MissBecks
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 2:33 pm
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The Newark Library, in partnership with Bike East Bay and Cycles of Change, is proud to present the first Kids Cycling Rodeo on Saturday July 18th, from 10 AM to 1 PM!

Designed for kids in K-6th grades to learn essential skills needed to feel confident and safe on their bikes, this rodeo will be a fun and exciting event for everyone. The event includes a bike safety course and skill building, the kids will learn skills like how to preform a bicycle saftey check, signaling and communication, shifting gears, and obstacle avoidance.

Bikes & helmets will be provided, OR you can bring your own!

As an added BONUS – BikeMobile will be on site repairing bikes for FREE! If your bike or your child’s bike is making one of those mystery sounds or collecting dust because it has a flat tire, bring it to the Newark Library on July 18th.  The BikeMobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, seats, and tires. The only thing it can’t do is replace missing wheels or gears. While the mechanics work on your bike they’ll explain how it works and how to keep it running smooth.  In addition to getting a tune up, your child can add some style to their ride by adding colored tape to the frame at the decoration station.

Sign up in advance by contacting the library to reserve your spot, starting July 1st!  Bike or no bike, everyone is welcome to attend to learn about maintenance, safety, and more!

To join the event on Facebook, follow this link and click “Join”!

For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Machetta @ 510-284-0682 or

Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions

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