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Summer hours are in effect through September 12.

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

The Main Library will be closed on Wednesday, October 14. Branches will be open 9:30am-5:30pm.

Russakoff Panel Discussion & Book Signing
The Prize:
Who's In Charge of America's Schools?

Thursday, September 10, 6:00-8:00pm
Main Library, Centennial Hall

Panelists: Dale Russakoff, author of The Prize and investigative journalist; Shané Harris, Vice–President, The Prudential Foundation; Mary Bennett, Educator, Teacher/Leadership Coach and Advocate for Children; Ryan Hill, Executive Director, KIPP NJ Charter Schools. Moderator: Richard Roper, President, The Roper Group.

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computer classes Drop–In Computer and Job Search Assistance in September

Assistance in English
Main Library, Technology Training Center

Assistance in English  |  Asistencia en español
Van Buren Branch

Misako Misako Rocks!
Manga Drawing Workshop for Teens

Thursdays, October 1, 8, & 15 3:30pm
Springfield Branch

Teens are invited to participate in a three day manga drawing workshop with Japanese comic strip artist Misako.

Bottle Cap Boys Book Signing and Reception
Bottle Cap Boys Dancing on Royal Street
by Rita Williams–Garcia

Thursday, October 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Main Library, Centennial Hall

Rita Williams–Garcia, a celebrated author, is the winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award, the Newbery Honor, and the Scott O'Dell Historical Prize for Fiction. Bottle Cap Boys Dancing on Royal Street is her second picture book. The event will feature music by the Janet Van Kline Ensemble and a performance by tap dancer/choreographer Maurice Chestnut. RSVP by September 17.

sign_language Free American Sign Language (ASL) Classes

Saturdays, October 10 – December 12
(No class on October 24 or November 28)
Main Library, Special Services Room

Level I 10:30am – 12:00pm
Level II 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Booked 2015
Booked 2015
Save the Date!

Booked for the Evening:
A Benefit for The Newark Public Library

Honoring Wilma J. Grey, Retiring Director
The Newark Public Library

Guest Speaker: Anthony W. Marx, President
The New York Public Library

Wednesday, October 14

Guevara Fantastic Tales:
Adventures in Illustrated Children's Books from The Special Collections Division

May 15 - September 5, 2015
Main Library, Second Floor Gallery

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need your help to add more books
to the Teen Collection.

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