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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.



An Open Letter to Neil Gaiman by MissBecks
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:00 am
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Dear Mr Gaiman,

I am the Teen Librarian at the Newark Library in Newark California and I have a great group of 5th-7th graders in my Tween book club. We recently read The Graveyard Book for our monthly selection and as a group the kids had so much to say about your book, but also so many questions and curiosities that had no answer. I asked them if they wanted to write you a letter to share their thoughts, questions and a request; they were extremely excited about writing to you so I hope this letter finds you!

Best,

Becky Machetta
Teen Librarian, Newark Library
6300 Civic Terrace Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Dear Mr.Neil Gaiman,

We would like to request that you write a sequel or prequel for the Newbery Award winning book, The Graveyard Book. We thoroughly enjoyed the book, your writing style and how the book was a bit old fashion, but would enjoy it more if there was a second book to answer our questions.

After reading, we wanted to find more about

  • The Macabray
    • We really enjoyed the part of the Macabray, but we wanted to learn more about the dance, white flowers, and the Grey lady.
  • The Jack’s story
    • It is cool and interesting about the Jack, and how he is trying to capture Bod, but we didn’t really know much about him and his backstory.

We were also wondering about:

  • What happened to the Jack’s company, and what happens to Bod after he left the graveyard?
  • What happened to Scarlett?
  • Why didn’t the Owens take care of Bod?

We believe a lot of these questions and curiosities can be answered with a new book, either a sequel or prequel and we hope that you will write one!

Thank you for your time, and for writing such a great book in The Graveyard Book.

Sincerely,

Sriram Murali, 7th grade

Kyle Galinis, 6th grade

Aanchel Patel, 6th grade

Katia Rodriguez, 6th grade

Ashley Haba, 7th grade

Itzel Camarillo, 6th grade



Summer Reading Game for Teens! by MissBecks
Monday, June 1, 2015, 2:40 pm
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Hey Teens!

The Summer Reading Game is just around the corner – we begin on June 8th!

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids, there’s cool stuff for teens too. Check out some great books at the Newark Library (as you would normally do, of course!) and earn entries into a drawing for Beats by Dre headphones! All you have to do is read… simple as that.

SRG beats

Rules:

  • Participant must be between the ages of 13-19
  • Participant may only submit raffle tickets at one library branch
  • Participant may only play the game once
  • Drawing will be held at conclusion of Summer Reading Game and winners will be contacted by phone or email

How to Get Tickets!

  • Sign Up for the Game –  earn 1 ticket
  • Complete to 1st Prize  – earn 2 tickets
  • Complete to Final Prize – earn 3 tickets

That means a total of SIX entries into the drawing if you finish the Summer Reading Game.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Becky, the Teen Librarian @ Newark by phone 510-284-0682 or email Rmachetta@aclibrary.org



Check out our Podcast! by MissBecks
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 2:08 pm
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No surprise here, librarians love books! Want to hear some of your local librarians discussing upcoming titles and even some classic books? Then listen to “Read On” our new podcast!

Our first episode we are answering the burning questions. Is it possible to rewrite Jane Austen? Can you turn an edgy memoir into a network sitcom? And just what is so great about Hemingway, anyway?

For future podcasts, check out http://guides.aclibrary.org/podcasts



It’s Your Lucky Day! by btiblog
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 3:58 pm
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Tired of being 134th on the hold list for a hot new title? Check out the Lucky Day collection!

Shelved in front of the Circulation Desk, Lucky Day is a special collection of popular new books and dvds that are available on a first-come, first served basis. If you find what you want, you can borrow it immediately. Like similar items in the regular collection, you can keep books for 3 weeks and movies for 1 week. Lucky Day items cannot, however, be renewed.

Once you find that longed-for title, please remember to cancel your hold, unless you want to enjoy it again when the hold is filled. Thanks.

 

Lucky Day Sign

Lucky Day Collection

 



Tween Reading Club by maryjane16
Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 11:54 am
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Tweens ages 9-13 are invited to attend our Reading Group! This month (September) we are reading Wolf Brother: Book One of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver. Let’s meet in the Meeting Room at Newark Library for some conversation and snacks. Please read the book before the meeting so you can join in the discussion! There is no registration – just drop in. Home-schoolers are welcome to join too – we would love to see you. For more information, contact Kat Blair at KBlair@aclibrary.org or call (510) 795-2627 ext 23.

Discussion will be held Friday, September 24th from 3:30-4:30 pm.



Preschool Storytime Time Change by maryjane16
Friday, September 3, 2010, 12:17 pm
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To make it easier on parents and caregivers attending multiple programs on Friday mornings, Preschool Storytime will now begin at 11 am instead of 11:30 am. Please change any fliers you may have already picked up. We look forward to seeing you there! Also, please note that Storytime will not be held on the following dates for holidays and break:

2010: November 26th, December 24th & 31st

2011: January 7th & 14th and February 11th

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