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Library announces January "Saturday Programs at the Branches"
Press Release December 14, 2006
Media only, please contact:
J. Dennis Papp
(973) 733-7798; dpapp@npl.org

The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, announced its January schedule of "Saturday Programs at the Branches" and an additional "Brazilian gaucho" event at its Van Buren branch library. The Newark Public Schools provided the funding for the popular "Saturday Programs" initiative, which are musical performances, plays and workshops thematically based on the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and are not only fun for the children, but are educational. All of these January 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 www.npl.org/Pages/KidsPlace/calendar.html for children’s programs.

January 6, 2007 at 11:00 am
Clinton Branch, 739 Bergen Street 973-733-7754
Raps, Rhymes and Reasons featuring Sharon McGruder
Celebrate the richness of African-American traditions as Sharon McGruder combines movement, songs and real life experiences with a variety of African tales, myths and stories.

January 6, 2007 at 11:00 am
Roseville Branch, 99 Fifth Street 973-733- 7770
African and African-American Folktales with Julie Pasqual
Celebrate the richness of African-American traditions with dynamic storyteller, Julie Pasqual, as she brings to life a variety of African and African-American folktales, myths and stories, including Anansi the Spider, The Clever Turtle, and Brer Rabbit.

January 6, 2007 at 11:00 am
Springfield Branch, 50 Hayes Street 973-733-7736
Veona Thomas’ Tell Me a Story
Join us on a journey through Native-American, African and African-American traditions. Veona Thomas will use puppets, props, instruments, call and response, sign language, the language of each culture, and singing to bring you to other parts of our world.

January 6, 2007 at 11:00 am
First Avenue, 282 First Avenue 973-733-8091
Dr. Electro’s Science Party
Join Dr. Electro as he welcomes you to become a junior scientist. You will help him perform experiments that will make products you can touch and feel. Dr. Electro will even teach you an experiment to make slime that you can take home with you.

January 6, 2007 at 11:00 am
Weequahic Branch, 355 Osborne Terrace 973-733-7752
Musical Legends presents The Fire Children
Discover the story of the Fire Children as Lauren Hooker of Musical Legends brings to life this exciting, musical rendition of an African creation myth celebrating the earth and people of many different shades and colors. The audience will join in through movement games, songs and African dance, transforming into part of the program.

January 20, 2007 at 11:00 am
Branch Brook Branch, 235 Clifton Avenue 973-733-6388
Musical Legends presents The Fire Children
Discover the story of the Fire Children as Lauren Hooker of Musical Legends brings to life this exciting, musical rendition of an African creation myth celebrating the earth and people of many different shades and colors. The audience will join in through movement games, songs and African dance, transforming into part of the program.

January 20, 2007 at 11:00 am
Van Buren Branch, 140 Van Buren Street 973-733-7750
Veona Thomas’ Tell Me a Story
Join us on a journey through Native American, African and African American traditions. Veona Thomas will use puppets, props, instruments, call and response, sign language, the language of each culture, and singing to bring you to other parts of our world.

January 20, 2007 at 11:00 am
Madison Branch 790 Clinton Avenue 973-733-8090
Raps, Rhymes and Reasons featuring Sharon McGruder
Celebrate the richness of African-American traditions as Sharon McGruder combines movement, songs and real life experiences with a variety of African tales, myths and stories.

January 20, 2007 at 11:00 am
Vailsburg Branch, 75 Alexander Street 973-733-7749
African and African-American Folktales with Julie Pasqual
Celebrate the richness of African-American traditions with dynamic storyteller, Julie Pasqual, as she brings to life a variety of African and African-American folktales, myths and stories, including Anansi the Spider, The Clever Turtle, and Brer Rabbit.

On January 6 at 11:00 am, the Van Buren branch library, 140 Van Buren Street, 973-733-7750, will present "Gaucho Forever: A Different Brazilian Performance" by Brasil Tchê. The audience will discover the culture and the history of the gaucho through stories, music and dance.

 

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