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Newark Public Library adds programs to its November schedule
Press Release November 3, 2006
Media only, please contact:
J. Dennis Papp – 973-733-7798; dpapp@npl.org

The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, announced it has added programs to its already-announced schedule for November. Included are a bookmark contest in celebration of "Children’s Book Week," and the renewal of the "Saturday Programs at the Branches" initiative. All of these November 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.

The Library will celebrate "National Children’s Book Week" (November 13-19) by encouraging children to design their own bookmarks. There are two themes this year: "More Books Please!" and "The Very Best Readers." For the bookmarks, children should design the "front" only and may use crayons or markers, little or no glitter. All bookmarks will be returned to the children. Even though the program is open to children in grades K through eight, high school students may join in the fun and participate. All bookmarks must be submitted by Saturday, November 18; they will be returned to the children. For more information visit any Children’s Room system wide.

Thanks to continued funding by the Newark Public Schools, on November 25 the Library begins another year of its popular "Saturday Programs at the Branches" for children. These musical performances, plays and workshops are thematically based on the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and are not only fun for the children, but are educational. Following is the November 25, 2006 schedule.

Branch Brook Branch, 235 Clifton Avenue, 973-733-6388, at 11:00am
Dr. Electro's Science Party: Join Dr. Electro as he welcomes the audience to become a junior scientist. Help him perform experiments that will make products you can touch and feel.

Clinton Branch, 739 Bergen Street, 973-733-7754, at 10:30am
Bob Conrad's Holiday Show: Come celebrate the winter holidays with Bob Conrad! His holiday show is a magical mix of puppets, music and magic tricks.

Madison Branch, 790 Clinton Avenue, 973-733-8090, at noon
Bob Conrad's Holiday Show: Come celebrate the winter holidays with Bob Conrad! His holiday show is a magical mix of puppets, music and magic tricks.

North End Branch, 722 Summer Avenue, 973-733-7683, at 11:00am
Circus in a Suitcase: Join James Rana for an exciting one-man show that brings the circus to life through juggling, magic, colorful costumes and some wild balloon animals. Be a part of the circus!

Roseville Branch, 99 Fifth Street, 973-733-7770, at 11:00am
Gerald Fierst's Winter Holiday Tales: Celebrate the holiday season with storyteller, Gerald Fierst, as he creates an imaginative, exciting experience with lively characters and colorful words. He will tell multicultural stories about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the winter solstice. Presented by Encore Performing Arts, Inc.

Springfield Branch, 50 Hayes Street, 973-733-7736, at 11:00am
Musical Legends presents The Fire Children: Discover the story of the Fire Children as Musical Legends brings to life this lively, musical rendition of an African Creation Myth celebrating the earth and people of many different shades and colors. The audience will join in with the storytellers through movement games, songs and African dance.

Vailsburg Branch, 75 Alexander Street, 973-733-7755, at 11:00am
Happy Holidays Around the World with Beth and Scott: Celebrate the holiday season with Beth and Scott Bierko as they sing songs and tell stories of holiday traditions around the world. This joyous program is the perfect way to put a spark in the winter season and celebrate family, tradition, love and respect for all.

The Van Buren branch library, 140 Van Buren Street, 973-733-7750, has added a Thanksgiving craft to its list of November programs. Youngsters are invited to the branch on Wednesday, November 22, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, to make something for their Thanksgiving Day table.

 

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