Newark Library Blog

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





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 Refreshments will be served. Paint Nite is possible owing to the generosity of Cargill and the Newark Library League.

Free Urban Cycling Class! July 11th 11:00-1:00 PM by MissBecks
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 3:31 pm
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urban cycling

The Newark Library has partnered with Bike East Bay to bring you this FREE Bicycle Skills Class! Join us on July 11th, from 11 am – 1 pm in our meeting room for this great event! Urban Cycling 101 is for Adults and Teens to learn smart cycling skills to help you bike confidently.

In this class you will learn the basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike is required.

Participants will receive a free reflective vest for attending this two hour class.

Please register online at or call 510-845-7433 x 2.

To join the event on Facebook, follow this link and click “Join”!

As a follow up to this event, we will also be hosting a Kids Biking Rodeo on July 18th from 10 am – 1 pm. It will be a fun filled day for the whole family.

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or

Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions

Upcoming events at the Newark Library by Kat Blair
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 7:16 pm
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Boo!Have you missed us? Our events did slow a bit in the last couple of weeks but we are ramping up to try to cover all the bases as you’ll see in this post.

It’s that spooky time of year again and we are ready at Newark Library with a shivery Magic Show put on by Blake Maxam on this coming Saturday afternoon, 10/15 at 3 p.m. And we have a boo-tiful choice of b-o-o-ks out on display to whet the horrific appetite of all ages, too. We will have a Halloween craft on 10/22 at 3 p.m. and a Halloween Teen Party on 10/29 at 7 p.m. Call us at 510-795-2627 x 7 when we are open to find out more.

Other than that we are offering 3 Toddler Times now to accommodate the influx of new babies and moms and dads. That’s on Wednesday or Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Friday Gaming is happenin’ every 2 weeks for kids 10 and up, and they love it! That will be happening next on 10/21 at 3 p.m. Even our Reading Club for 9-13 year olds has some renewed interest now. We’ll meet on 10/27 at 3:30 p.m.

Adult Services is offering classes with Microsoft Excel and a workshop on Aging Safely at Home on Saturdays. The Excel class is full but you can still get in to the Aging Safely at Home workshop, that will happen on this Saturday as well at 10 a.m. And don’t forget Stitch an Inch, knitters who meet every other Saturday since forever will be meeting again this Saturday, 10/15 at 12:30-2:30 p.m.

All of these activities are free to you, thanks to the Newark Library League and their ongoing book sale!

Learn Key Business Skills by btiblog
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 2:59 pm
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Learn key skills to start, buy or expand a business at upcoming free workshops at Newark Library.

Saturday, 20 June, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Home-Based Businesses
Thursday, 9 July, 6 – 9 p.m., How to Write a Business Plan
Saturday, 11 July, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Financing a Business
Saturday, 18 July, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Marketing & Sales
Saturday, 25 July, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Accounting Fundamentals

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or e-mail Barbara at or call her at (510) 795-2527 x20.

We Won, and so can you! by Kat Blair
Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 2:50 pm
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spiderwick.jpgWe had a Spiderwick Chronicles party and now we’ve won a free screening of the movie at Cinemark Union Landing. Now we’ve got 300 tickets to give away and we’d love to give you some. Come into the Newark Library and pick up 5 free tickets for this Sunday, March 30th at 2 p.m. Go to to see a trailer of this movie.

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