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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com. Refreshments will be served. Paint Nite is possible owing to the generosity of Cargill and the Newark Library League.
Filed under: community, Newark | Tags: Alameda County Library, newark Library, Pride
June is Pride month and GLBT book month, and while we who work and come to the library regularly know that libraries are safe, welcoming places, not everyone who should know does know. So the staff at Newark Library wanted to take some photos to make it clear that you, whoever you are and wherever you are, you belong at your library.
And then Orlando happened.
Suddenly, letting people in the LGBTQIA community – and the Latinx community – know that we welcome all into our safe spaces became even more important.
And, as has been shared so much this past week – but cannot be said enough:
We stand with you; we are proud of you. You are brave; you are loved.
Photo credit: Sara Ward Charles | Sarabellum Photography © 2016 | www.sarabellumphotography.com
Filed under: children, community, Events, Libraries, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: adult programs, children, families, kids, last will, newark Library, planning, Programs, protect children, testament, will, workshops
Saturday, July 16, 10 – 11 a.m.
Who would take care of your minor children in the event of tragedy? Join Attorney Tim Gavin to learn how you can use a California Statutory Will form and two witnesses to designate a guardian for your children if you are no longer able to take care of them. The workshop will also cover other aspects of making a will.
Registration is required: Sign up at the Information Desk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Alameda County Library, families, kids, newark Library
The first five years of a child’s life are incredibly influential in shaping them as they grow. Everyone wants their child to succeed, to have an easier life than they had; Newark Library is perfectly placed to help that happen. Library staff can help you to help your child succeed.
Read. When you bring home your new bundle of joy, you will be tired and exhilarated. One of the best ways to help your child into a reading routine it to include it at bedtime. Read to your baby before they even understand the words you are saying so that they know how fun and interesting reading can be! When they are older, they will start chewing on books – that is normal. Babies experience everything they can through their mouths. Keep reading! Picture books, funny books, comics – whatever sparks their interest. Read signs as you drive. Read every day!
Write. Writing doesn’t necessarily mean writing letters and words. Kids start writing when they put a crayon to paper. It is part of their motor skill growth, so that when they start kindergarten, they will know how to hold a pencil, how hard to press, how to make a line and a circle. So let your children color and scribble.
Sing. Even if you do not think you have a good singing voice, your child thinks you do. Take their wonderful ignorance and sing to them. Singing is a great way to connect with a child, to calm a child, to entertain a child, and even to redirect a child’s attention. Singing can connect a child to a different culture or language, and is a great way to preserve cultural heritage. Singing builds the muscles in their mouth and throat so that they can speak clearly. It also teaches rhythm and rhyming, which will help when they are learning to read.
Talk. Talking with your child is both easy and hard. When you bring a baby home, you are so exhausted that talking can be a chore. Try narrating what you are doing throughout the day. If you cook, tell your child what ingredients you are using, if the food is crunchy, sweet, yummy, delicious (and so on). A child who hears words will want to use words and will have an easier time expressing him/herself.
Play! Play is serious work for kids. Babies don’t know that when they throw a ball on the floor it bounces; they get to discover the whole world. Playing involves coordination, sharing, imagination, talking, singing, creating, and much more. Play with your child, and let them direct the way you play!
These five simple things can mean so much to you and your child; you can experience them at storytime, at crafts, at the playground, and at home. Give your child a step up and visit the library to help them their whole life long.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Alameda County Library, fun, lock-in, Newark, newark Library, teens
Newark Library is proud to host an afterhours event just for teens in the Tri-City Area on National Teen Lock-in Night! Teens from Fremont, Union City and Newark are invited to join us for an evening of Masquerade Madness on July 31st from 7-10 PM!
Join us before the Lock-in on Tuesday July 28th for a mask making crafting session!
Please join me for big screen gaming, “maker” activities, a treasure hunt, food and an evening of fun! Bring your friends and enjoy having the library all to yourselves.
For ages 12 – 17*, a permission slip is required to attend, please fill out and return to the Newark Library.
*High school students who are 18 years old may attend but must show proof of age & school ID
Check out the Facebook event here.
For more information contact your local Teen Librarian:
Becky Machetta @ 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org
Joan Weagle @ MWeagle@aclibrary.org
Valentina Santilli @ 510 745-1413 or VSantilli@aclibrary.org
Beth Buchanan @ 510-745-1430 EBuchanan@aclibrary.org
Location: NEWARK BRANCH – Get Directions