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Halloween Fun by maryjane16
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:40 pm
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Teens 12  and older are invited to an after-hours party, tomorrow, Friday the 29th at 7 pm. Because it is after hours you will need to register in advance, by calling (510) 795-2627 or coming into the branch. The party runs from 7-9 pm. There will be a costume contest (so dress up for a chance to win!), games, snacks and more.


Halloween Craft by maryjane16
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7:35 pm
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We’ll be having our annual Halloween craft program on Saturday, October 9th at 11 am. Families are welcome to attend. Each child will be able to pick out a paper mask and then decorate it with the many supplies available. Make a mask to wear when you go trick-or-treating on Halloween night – and best yet – it will be one-of-a-kind!

Origami at the Library by maryjane16
Thursday, September 23, 2010, 3:25 pm
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Join us on Saturday, October 30th from 2-4 pm to make a Halloween pumpkin! Ignatius Hoh will be here to teach us how to make these pumpkins using origami techniques. He will also show us how to make paper cranes. The paper cranes will then be donated to a needy child at the Oakland Children’s Hospital.

This is a free program and everyone is invited. Young children will need the assistance of an adult.

Easy fall craft by maryjane16
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 12:51 pm
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We made these easy pumpkins today at the library. You’ll need just a few basic supplies to get started:

  • Cardstock or printer paper (we used orange, but it depends on what color you want your pumpkin to be)
  • 2 brads of any color a pumpkin leaf (you can find a free template online and resize it to fit your pumpkin)
  • scissors
  • small hole punch
Step 1: cut your paper into 1″ strips (the strips in the photo are 4.25″ long and 1″ wide). You will need 8 strips.
Step 2: cut out your leaf.
Step 3: Stack your strips together. Punch a hole on either side of the strips (punch through the stack held together). Punch a hole in your leaf as well.
Step 4: Keeping your stack of papers together, put a brad through the holes on one side of the stack. Before adding the brad to the second set of holes, add your leaf to the top of the pile. Attach your second bard.
Step 5: Very carefully fan out your paper strips to form the circular pumpkin shape. Viola! You have a very cute paper pumpkin to put up in the house.
Make a few and attach to a string to make a cute garland for Halloween!

Halloween & Dia de los Muertos by maryjane16
Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 2:05 pm
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[picapp src=”a/7/c/6/Mardi_Gras_masks_0c5b.jpg?adImageId=4800996&imageId=5202799″ width=”500″ height=”332″ /] This Saturday, the library is hosting a Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Craft for children. All ages are welcome to attend, and younger children will need to be accompanied by an adult to help with the crafts. Craft runs from 12-2 pm and please arrive within the first hour if you wish to complete both crafts. We will decorate masks for Halloween and make “sugar” skulls for Dia de los Muertos. The masks may take some time to dry so we will work on those first. All supplies are generously provided by support from the Newark Library League. No registration required. Contact Mary Ayers for more details: (510) 795-2627 ext 15 or e-mail .

New Programs Coming Soon! by maryjane16
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 1:35 pm
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Join us for one or more of our upcoming programs at the Newark Library:embossing craft

9/26/09: Fall craft, 2-3 pm. (decorating leaves and embossed metal ornaments)

10/10/09: Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Crafts, 12-2 pm. (Please arrive within the first hour if you wish to complete both projects).

10/15/09: Friendship Bracelets, 5:30-6:30 pm.

10/17/09: Magic show with Heather, 2-2:45 pm.

10/30/09: Mystery Night at the Library for Teens (requires advanced registration. Please contact the library at (510) 795-2627 for more information and to register). 7-9 pm

Check back soon for more details on an Alice in Wonderland extravaganza sometime in winter …

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