Newark Library Blog


Spring Gardening + Plant a Mini Greenhouse by btiblog
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:18 pm
Filed under: adults, children, Events, gardening, Libraries, Newark, teen | Tags:

Learn how to prepare your garden for spring. Also plant an upcycled mini greenhouse with seeds for spring and summer. All materials will be supplied.

This event is for adults and families with children age 8 or older. Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.tomato-seedlings



Sew a Holiday Stocking: Sat, 12/3, 1-4 pm by btiblog
Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 3:27 pm
Filed under: adults, Crafts, Events, Libraries, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

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Make a holiday stocking for someone you love. You will need ½ yard each of stocking and liner fabric. If you want a contrasting heel and toe, you will also need a 5 X 10” scrap. The library has some fabric to share; if you’d like to use it, please arrange a time to come and make your choice.

Participants must be able to thread a sewing machine, make a bobbin, and sew seams.

Registration is required. Email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. In your email, please include, in addition to your name, whether you will bring a sewing machine

This workshop is for adults (18+ years). Teens will be admitted only if fewer than 12 adults enroll. Interested teens should ask to be placed on the waiting list.



Sketching for Adults by btiblog
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:45 am
Filed under: adults, Art, Libraries, Newark | Tags: , , , , ,

Register now to learn the basics of sketching with artist Bhavna Misra on Saturday, October 22 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

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Fixit Clinic this Saturday, 2/25, 1-4 pm by btiblog
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Events, fixit, Libraries, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Fixit Clinic Logo-Portrait Fixit Event Photo

Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., February 25 & June 3 @ Newark Library
Bring and fix your broken small electronics, appliances, and toys (or at least learn more about them) with the help of fixit coaches. A textile/clothing coach will also be available. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Please mention what item(s) you hope to fix or let us know you want to be a coach and what your skills are.



Fixit Clinic by btiblog
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Events, Libraries, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Fixit Clinic Logo-Portrait Fixit Event Photo

Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m., September 10, October 8, November 5 @ Newark Library
Bring and fix your broken small electronics, appliances, and toys (or at least learn more about them) with the help of fixit coaches. A textile/clothing coach will also be available. We provide the workspace, tools, and coaches. This is an all-age do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours, or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Please mention what item(s) you hope to fix or let us know you want to be a coach and what your skills are.



Summer Reading at the Library! by missadina
Monday, June 13, 2016, 9:20 am
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Summer is almost here!  School is gearing into its final stages, and parents are looking for opportunities for fun and enrichment for kids.

 

The library will have a lot of programs for kids, teens, and adults – keep your eyes open for special events, performers, and crafts.  The Summer Reading Game is an ongoing program at the Alameda County Library.

 

This year, you can sign up online and come in for programs and prizes.  The website – summer.aclibrary.org – has everything you need to play.  You can still choose to play using a paper game board, if you prefer.  Just come on in to the library and we will show you how.

 

The Summer Reading Game can be played beginning June 13 through August 13. This year’s theme is Read for the Win!  It’s not just about reading, it’s about activities, playing, exploring, trying new foods and experiencing new things.

 

Reading doesn’t just mean books; comics, magazines, the back of a cereal box – all of that counts as reading. For adults, anytime you read articles online, you get closer to earning prizes.

 

Children do not have to be able to read to play the game, and if an older child (or an adult) reads to a young child, both can count that time.

 

Library programs are always free, and the only registration involved is signing up online or picking up a game board. We only record the names of winners, how many people play and win in each branch, and their age group (for statistical purposes only).

 

Special events at the Newark Library this summer include petting zoo, a visiting planetarium, singers, storytellers, other performers, and special crafts and science programs.

 

Special raffles will be held for teens and adults who complete the game.  The prize for teens is a GoPro camera, and for adults is a FitBit.  Newark Library is having a special raffle for kids and pre-readers who play as well – a Razor scooter and a bubble machine

 

 

This program is presented by the Alameda County Library, with support from the Alameda County Library Foundation. Other sponsors include the Chabot Space and Science Center, GoPro, Oakland A’s, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Newark Library’s programs are supported by the Newark Library League and, this summer, we received special funding generously donated by Cargill Salt in honor of Mayor Al Nagy’s many years of service to the city.

 

The Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Ave. in Newark, right behind city hall.

 



Make a Will: Protect Your Children by btiblog

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 btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open.

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