Filed under: community, Newark | Tags: Alameda County Library, newark Library, Pride
June is Pride month and GLBT book month, and while we who work and come to the library regularly know that libraries are safe, welcoming places, not everyone who should know does know. So the staff at Newark Library wanted to take some photos to make it clear that you, whoever you are and wherever you are, you belong at your library.
And then Orlando happened.
Suddenly, letting people in the LGBTQIA community – and the Latinx community – know that we welcome all into our safe spaces became even more important.
And, as has been shared so much this past week – but cannot be said enough:
We stand with you; we are proud of you. You are brave; you are loved.
Photo credit: Sara Ward Charles | Sarabellum Photography © 2016 | www.sarabellumphotography.com
Filed under: children, community, Events, Libraries, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: adult programs, children, families, kids, last will, newark Library, planning, Programs, protect children, testament, will, workshops
Saturday, July 16, 10 – 11 a.m.
Who would take care of your minor children in the event of tragedy? Join Attorney Tim Gavin to learn how you can use a California Statutory Will form and two witnesses to designate a guardian for your children if you are no longer able to take care of them. The workshop will also cover other aspects of making a will.
Registration is required: Sign up at the Information Desk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open.
Filed under: community, Events, Newark | Tags: adult programs, Alameda County Library, free, newark Library, Teen programs
The Newark Library has partnered with Bike East Bay to bring you this FREE Bicycle Skills Class! Join us on July 11th, from 11 am – 1 pm in our meeting room for this great event! Urban Cycling 101 is for Adults and Teens to learn smart cycling skills to help you bike confidently.
In this class you will learn the basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike is required.
Participants will receive a free reflective vest for attending this two hour class.
Please register online at bikeeastbay.org/UC101 or call 510-845-7433 x 2.
To join the event on Facebook, follow this link and click “Join”! https://www.facebook.com/events/1427997944189868/
As a follow up to this event, we will also be hosting a Kids Biking Rodeo on July 18th from 10 am – 1 pm. It will be a fun filled day for the whole family.
For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark | Tags: sewing
Today was the first Sewing Circle at Newark Library. There will be more from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on January 31, and February 21 & 28. Registration is required. Email Barbara at email@example.com.
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark | Tags: crochet, crocheting, knit, knitting
Led by expert knitter Colette Pispisa and expert crocheter Betty Joseph, Stitch ‘n Inch meets every other Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. to knit, crochet, and socialize. Everyone is welcome.
Bring your own needles or hooks to learn, or borrow straight knitting needles and yarn. Colette is proficient at using double-pointed needles, but if you want to learn how to make hats, socks, or both, you need to buy yourself a set.
Filed under: books, children, community, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: kids, Reading Buddies, reading program, teens, volunteers
If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community and earn service hours, we have an excellent opportunity for you!
The Newark Library’s Reading Buddies reading program is currently recruiting teen volunteers to help kids improve reading. For details and how to apply, please download the application form. Positions are open until filled.
Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email firstname.lastname@example.org