Newark Library Blog

Sew a Holiday Stocking: Sat, 12/3, 1-4 pm by btiblog
Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 3:27 pm
Filed under: adults, Crafts, Events, Libraries, Newark, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Jasmine, Ashley, Susan, Maria & Rupal CroppedRupal & Son with Stocking

Make a holiday stocking for someone you love. You will need ½ yard each of stocking and liner fabric. If you want a contrasting heel and toe, you will also need a 5 X 10” scrap. The library has some fabric to share; if you’d like to use it, please arrange a time to come and make your choice.

Participants must be able to thread a sewing machine, make a bobbin, and sew seams.

Registration is required. Email Barbara at In your email, please include, in addition to your name, whether you will bring a sewing machine

This workshop is for adults (18+ years). Teens will be admitted only if fewer than 12 adults enroll. Interested teens should ask to be placed on the waiting list.


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

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.

Make a Will: Protect Your Children by btiblog

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 or call (510) 284-0677 when the library is open.

Last Will & Testament

Internet Marketing for Small Business by maryjane16
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: community, Events, Newark | Tags: , , , ,

Join us on Wednesday, December 1st from 9 am -12 pm for a free small business workshop. Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk at Newark Library, email Barbara at or call 795-2627 x20.

Maximize your return on investment and develop a productive Internet marketing strategy by learning about:
>social media marketing
>key features websites need
>common mistakes and how to avoid them
>best practices of eCommerce and secure websites
>search engine optimization, pay per click advertising and affiliate marketing.

Victor Dean is President of WSI Advantage, which specializes in Internet services, communications and consulting for small and midsized businesses.

Event co-sponsored by Alameda County Library and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Contact: Barbara Telford-Ishida (510) 795-2627 x20

Busy Saturday at the library by maryjane16

This Saturday, May 1st will be a very busy day at the Newark Library! We’re hosting a cooking workshop, Cook Like a Pro at 1:30 pm (please register in advance if you are interested in attending). Professional Chef Rachel Sanchez will showcase ideas for food presentation for small groups and each participant will make their own gordita. Food samples will be available for registered participants.  

We also have a Homeschooling workshop for parents who are interested in homeschooling their child(ren). The workshop covers various topics from how to get started and choosing a curriculum to finding support groups and more. The Homeschooling workshop runs from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please register for this workshop as well.

Stitch and Inch knitting group meets at 12:30 for their bi-weekly session. New participants are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you need help with a knitting project, this is the group to ask! 

Our annual Newark Memorial High School Digital Photography Showcase  is on display until May 18th. Please stop by and admire the students’ photographs and be sure to read the stories attached in this special project, Everyday Heroes. Each student choose his or her everyday hero, photographed the hero and wrote a piece about why they chose that particular person.

Tech Talk – BOSS by maryjane16
Thursday, June 11, 2009, 10:00 am
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Starting Saturday, June 13th and running through Saturday, July 18th, the Newark Library will be co-sponsoring a series of business workshops, BOSS (Business Owners Skills Series). Each Saturday morning (in the date range mentioned above) there will be a different business workshop beginning at 10 am. These workshops do require advance registration, so please contact the Newark Library if you are interested in attending.

June 13th: Business Plans

June 20th: Home-Based Businesses

June 27th: Finance


July 11th: Marketing

July 18th: Acocunting

These workshops are sponsored by the Alameda County Library with the generous assistance of the California State Library, SCORE, and the Small Business Administration and Newark Chamber of Commerce. To contact the Newark Library, please call (510) 795-2627 ext 20 or e-mail .

Learn Key Business Skills by btiblog
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 2:59 pm
Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

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