Filed under: adults, Art, Libraries, Newark | Tags: adults, Art, free, newark Library, registration required, sketching
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filed under: Crafts, Events, Newark | Tags: adult programs, adults, counted cross stitch, Crafts, cross stitch, Events, needle arts, newark Library, Programs, workshops
Learn how to do counted cross stitch by making a mason jar lid on Saturday, August 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. (Pattern will be different than shown.) All materials will be provided (including the rest of the jar). Anyone who does not finish can return on Saturday, August 20 at the same time. An instructor will be available to help.
Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open, or email Barbara at email@example.com.
This class is for adults, age 18 and older. Other interested teens may ask to be placed on the waiting list; if there is space, they will be allowed in.
Filed under: Events, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: acrylic painting, adult, adult program, adults, Art, free, newark Library, paint nite, painting
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with artist Brian Edwards. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be served. Paint Nite is possible owing to the generosity of Cargill and the Newark Library League.
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: adults, Alameda County Library, children, teens
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.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: adults, families, kids, newark Library
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”! https://www.facebook.com/events/792254794223749/
For more information contact Teen Librarian Becky Machetta @ 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions
Filed under: Events, Libraries, Newark | Tags: adults, newark Library, sewing
November kicked off the library’s first-ever sewing workshops. At Sewing 101 on November 8 (to be repeated on January 10) sewing expert Jennifer Serr taught students sewing basics and how to use a paper pattern before they sewed a drawstring bag. Students will create a zippered pouch on December 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. (Class is full but will be repeated February 7.) Christmas stockings will be the project on December 13 at 10 a.m. All materials and equipment will be supplied. Registration is required so email email@example.com if you are interested. We also need volunteers to help with classes.
Filed under: books, children, Events, Libraries, Newark, News | Tags: adults, children, Events, newark Library, tweens
The Newark Library News, that is. The Summer Reading Game has started with a bang!
We had 131 people sign up on the first day! We have games for pre-readers, children, teens, and adults! You can read, or be read to, and win prizes. Our teen Kid Power volunteers are waiting for you to come in and sign up for “Reading is So Delicious!” with them!
In honor of the fact that it is finally summer we have lots of activities for folks to try out. Check out what is happening here by going to our Web site at http://www.aclibrary.org/branches/nwk and clicking on the “Library Events” button.
Just to get you started – this week we posted a great craft to make at home on the Summer Reading Game Blog at http://summereadingame.wordpress.com – awesome bookmarks that I found on the Web.
And, today we have Summer Reading Buddies starting up from 3-5 PM. Teens help elementary school-aged children practice their reading for 1/2 hour at a time. Kathleen Hannon is in charge of this. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow from 3:30-4:15 PM, we have a craft program for Tweens, ages 9-13; you can create a wire bracelet using Christie Inocencio’s beads, like the one below. She’ll show you how. There is also a Computer Class from 6-7:45 PM for adults, call Barbara at (510) 795-2627 x20 or email email@example.com to get in.
Friday from 10:30-10:50 we will have a Music and Movement for Toddlers and Caregivers class, only the first 25 toddlers with caregivers will be allowed in.
And, on Saturday from 2:30-4 the Newark Teen Advisory Group will be meeting. Teens can make new friends as well as make a difference in the community. Join us for food, fun and an honest chat about improving library services for teens. Community service hours can be earned for this event.
Finally, Boswick the Clown will entertain us all from the children’s section of the Newark Library this Saturday, June 16th, starting at 3 PM. Don’t be late if you want to get a good seat!