Newark Library Blog


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.



Sketching for Adults by btiblog
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:45 am
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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.

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC



Cross Stitch Mason Jar Lid by btiblog

Cross Stitch Mason Jar Lid

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 btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

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.



Acrylic Paint Nite, Saturday, August 6, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. by btiblog
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 12:23 pm
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Edwards Sunflowers

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 btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org. Refreshments will be served. Paint Nite is possible owing to the generosity of Cargill and the Newark Library League.



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.

 



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”!  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



Sewing at Newark by btiblog
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:41 pm
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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 btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org if you are interested. We also need volunteers to help with classes.

Sewing 101

Sewing 101

Instructor Jennifer Serr

Instructor Jennifer Serr




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