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Newark Library League Book & Bake Sale by btiblog

Saturday, 3 June, 10 am – 4 pm

Bargains galore at the Newark Library League book sale. Sale includes paperback, soft cover and hardback books, DVDs, and tote bags.

Baked goods will also be on sale. Pick up some treats for the whole family. (There will also be a Fixit Clinic from 1-4 pm.)

Questions? Email Judy at jkktokubo@att.net.



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.

 



This is your Last Chance! by Kat Blair
Friday, March 2, 2012, 3:09 pm
Filed under: community, Newark, senior

Saturday March 3, 2012

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FREE Tax Preparation is offered by VITA at the Newark Library from the Fremont Resource Center for qualified individuals and families with household income of less than $50,000 annually. Tax returns are prepared by IRS-certified VITA volunteer tax preparers. Bring all your necessary paperwork to Newark Library to begin process, pick up prepared tax forms at Fremont Resource Center the next week. Service is drop-in; no appointment is needed.

WHAT TO BRING:
-Picture ID and original Social Security Cards for all family members (Sorry, no exceptions)
-All forms, W-2 AND 1099’s for all 2011 jobs & income
-Information for all other income (interest, savings, IRA’s, etc)
-Information for all deductions and credits
-Childcare provider information (SSN or EIN & address)
-Name address & phone number of landlord, if applicable
-A copy of last year’s tax return is helpful
-Married couples filing jointly must come together
– For Direct Deposit of tax refund, please bring routing & account numbers for savings and/or checking accounts for split refund service (and a faster refund!)

Will not prepare:
Married filing separately
Schedule E (rental income and loss)
Form 2106 (employee business expenses)
Form 8606 (non-deductible IRA)
Form 8615 (minor’s investment income)
1040NR (non-resident)
Self employment (Schedule C) with expenses over $10,000, depreciation, losses, and office in the home.

 For more information, please contact Carolyn Robertson, VITA Coordinator at (510) 574-2020 (press 1 to leave your information) or Barbara Telford-Ishida at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions



Card Class this weekend by maryjane16
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: Events, Libraries, Newark, senior | Tags: , ,

If you are interested in learning how to make several types of greeting cards, this is the class for you! We are offering a free, two-hour class on Saturday, December 4th from 10 am -12 pm. Registration is limited to 20 people so please call or email (mcayers@aclibrary.org – 510.795.2627 ext 15) to reserve a spot. We will make either 4 or 5 cards depending on time. All supplies will be provided. We will focus on making the cards themselves – you can take the original designs home and use them to make as many more variations as you like.



Card Class at Newark by maryjane16
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior | Tags: , ,

If you are interested in learning how to make several types of greeting cards, this is the class for you! We are offering a free, two-hour class on Saturday, December 4th from 10 am -12 pm. Registration is limited to 20 people so please call or email (mcayers@aclibrary.org – 510.795.2627 ext 15) to reserve a spot. We will make either 4 or 5 cards depending on time. All supplies will be provided. We will focus on making the cards themselves – you can take the original designs home and use them to make as many more variations as you like.



Family Game Day by maryjane16
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12:44 pm
Filed under: children, community, Events, Newark, senior, teen | Tags: , , , ,

Looking for something fun to do as a family on Wednesday, November 24th? Come to the library’s family game day! Family game day will be open from 2-5 pm and is open to everyone! Brings your friends and family (and make some new friends) and play some board games or work on a puzzle.  Drop-in any time between 2 and 5 pm – no registration required!



Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens by maryjane16
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 8:44 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior | Tags: , , , , , ,

Join a docent from the Asian Art Museum to learn how Japanese folding screens combine function and beauty to create masterpieces of art. A free pass to the museum’s special exhibition of screens (October 15 – January 16) is available first-come, first-serve at Newark Library.

Saturday, November 13th at 1 pm.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk at Newark Library, email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org or call 795-2627 x20.

Co-sponsored by Alameda County Library and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.




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