The Newark Public Library announces
The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, announced its schedule of programs for the month of January, including those commemorating “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,” and the “Saturday Programs @ the Branches” series of entertaining and educational children’s programs funded by the Newark Public Schools. (The latter are noted with a “**” in the listing.) The library also extended its Photo by Dorer exhibition to Saturday, January 21. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the number listed with the program description, or visit the library’s home page at www.npl.org for adult programs and Kids' Place for children’s programs.
The library has extended its major exhibition—entitled Photo by Dorer: American Photographer and New Jersey Chronicler, on view on the second- and third-floor galleries of the Main Library—through January 21, 2006. The show was co-curated by John T. Cunningham and the late Charles F. Cummings, with curatorial assistance by Brad Small, and technical photographic assistance from Richard Koles and Barbara Moss. Local historian Elizabeth Del Tufo and Ralph Tohlin also contributed important historical research. The exhibition was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on this exhibition, call (973) 733-7776.
The Springfield branch, 50 Hayes Street, continues its SAT Prep Program on most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Each free session comprises Preparation for SAT Tests, Financial Aid Workshops, College Essay Writing, and Scholarship Searches. Assistance will be given in completing SAT, college, and scholarship applications. Classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and on Saturdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The Community Foundation of New Jersey provided the funding for this program. For more information, please call the Springfield branch library at (973) 733-7736, or Lyndon Brown, the instructor, at (973) 623-8699.
Free computer classes in English and Spanish are being held in the Technology Training Center, which is located on the third floor of the Main Library. Class size is limited to ten participants. Some classes are designed for first-time computer users (Mouse Clinic, Typing), while others are for those with more computer literacy (Word Processing, Publisher, Email, Internet, PowerPoint, Creating a Résumé). For more information on the calendar of classes for January, please call (973) 733-3603, or visit www.npl.org/Pages/Computers/.
Each Wednesday evening, from 6:00 to 8:00, is “Chess Night” at the Madison branch, 790 Clinton Avenue, (973) 733-8090. Patronsthird-graders to adultsare invited to “play it, learn it, teach it.”
Following are more programs.
January 4, 11, 18, 25
January 6, 13, 20, 27
“Bingo is Back” at the Van Buren branch library, 140 Van Buren Street, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Call (973) 733-7750.
The library and the Newark History Society are sponsoring a panel discussion and gallery tour of the library’s Photo by Dorer exhibition. Panelists are John T. Cunningham, who will present “Harry Dorer the Man,” and Richard Koles, who will present “Harry Dorer the Photographer.” The discussion will be held in the Main Library’s Centennial Hall, 5 Washington Street. Brad Small will host the gallery tour. The event begins at 6pm. Call (973) 736-3195.
Come and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through story time and the creative arts, from noon to 1pm. Hear a story and then create a poster. Groups and individuals will create their own poster in honor of Dr. King using art supplies from the library. Everyone who participates will be entered in a raffle to win a prize. Main Library Children's Room, 5 Washington Street. Call (973) 733-7797.
January 16 through 21
The Clinton branch library, 739 Bergen St., will hold a “Saturday Programs @ the Branches”** event that features Craig Babcock as Dr. Think, Man of Imagination, at 11am. Call (973) 733-7754.
The North End branch library, 722 Summer St., will hold a “Saturday Programs @ the Branches”** event, entitled Science of Magic Show With Mr. Fish, at 11am. Call: (973) 733-7683.
The Roseville branch library, 99 5th St., will hold a “Saturday Programs @ the Branches”** event, entitled Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters, A Day in the Life of a Slave, at 10:15am. Call (973) 733-7770.
The Springfield branch library, 50 Hayes St., will hold a “Saturday Programs @ the Branches”** event, entitled Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters, A Day in the Life of a Slave, at noon. Call (973) 733-7736.
The Madison branch library, 790 Clinton Avenue, will hold a “Saturday Programs @ the Branches”** event, entitled Steve Johnson’s Magic Variety Show, at 11am. Call (973) 733-8090.
The Van Buren branch library, 140 Van Buren Street, will hold a “Saturday Programs @ the Branches”** event, entitled Musical Legends Presents Jazz 4 Kids, at 11am. Call (973) 733-7750.
The Weequahic branch library, 355 Osborne Terrace, will hold a “Saturday Programs @ the Branches”** event, entitled Rosa’s Ride, featuring Flying Ship Productions, at 11am. Call (973) 733-7752.
Create a winter craft and hear some winter stories at the Main Library Children's Room, 5 Washington Street. Saturday, from 11:00-noon. Call (973) 733-7797.
Simple science experiments are the theme of Winter Weird Science, a children’s program to be held from 2pm to 3pm in the Main Library Children’s Room, 5 Washington Street. Call (973) 733-7797.
©2006 The Newark Public Library