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Newark Public Library announces "Programs at the Branches" initiative
November 3, 2008
Media only, please contact:
Dennis Papp at (973) 733-7798

The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, announced it is beginning a new year of “Programs at the Branches.” The initiative, funded by a grant from the Newark Public Schools, is an entertaining and educational series designed for children and their families. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, patrons should call the number listed with the event description. Some additional details may be available at www.npl.org/Pages/KidsPlace/calendar.html, or by visiting the library’s blog at http://www.nj.com/newark/npl.

Wednesday, November 19, 4pm
First Avenue Branch Library, 282 First Avenue, 973-733-8091
Science of Magic Show with Lisa Lou
Come have fun with Lisa Lou as she reveals the secrets of magic. She will use mirrors and optical illusions to teach the audience about the principles of light tricks and magnet tricks. Lisa will even teach you how to do some magic tricks. Presented by Encore Performing Arts Inc.

Wednesday, November 19, 4pm
Clinton Branch Library, 739 Bergen Street, 973-733-7754
Ms. Liz presents One Woman Circus
Come have a great time with Ms. Liz as she presents fun circus routines, such as plate spinning, juggling, balancing, bubbles and more. Presented by Encore Performing Arts Inc.

Saturday, November 22, 11am
Van Buren Branch Library, 140 Van Buren Street, 973-733-3897
Ms. Liz presents One Woman Circus
Come have a great time with Ms. Liz as she presents fun circus routines, such as plate spinning, juggling, balancing, bubbles and more. Presented by Encore Performing Arts Inc.

Saturday, November 22, 11am
Branch Brook Branch Library, 235 Clifton Avenue, 973-733-6388
Science of Magic Show with Mr. Fish
Come have fun with Mr. Fish as he reveals the secrets of magic. He will use mirrors and optical illusions to teach the audience about the principles of light tricks and magnet tricks. Mr. Fish will even teach the audience how to do some magic tricks. Presented by Encore Performing Arts Inc.

Saturday, November 22, 11am
North End Branch Library, 722 Summer Avenue, 973-733-7683
Dr. Electro's Science Party
Join Dr. Electro as he welcomes kids 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.

The library also announced other November programs not part of the above initiative.

On Friday, November 21, at 3pm, the Clinton Branch Library, 739 Bergen Street, 973-733-7754, will hold an arts & crafts at which children can show their creativity by making a Thanksgiving craft/cards for family and friends. The program is suitable for those aged 3 to 13.

The Main Library Children’s Room, 5 Washington Street, 973-733-7797, invites children aged 4 to 14 to honor those who serve in the Armed Forces by writing a letter or card of thanks on Thursday, November 13, from 3pm to 5pm. The library will post these items. On Tuesday, November 25, at 3:30pm, those aged 4 to 12 will construct mini totem poles and learn about the Tlingit Native-American people of the Pacific Northwest.

The Branch Brook Branch Library, 235 Clifton Avenue, 973-733-6388, will hold three November children’s programs. Learn about the electoral process through word searches, puzzles and other activities on Wednesday through Friday, November 5, 6, and 7, at 3pm. There will be a storytime about families at 10:30am on November 17 and 24. Celebrate Thanksgiving with a craft on Wednesday, November 19 at 3:30pm, at which children aged 5 and older will make a miniature Mayflower.

The Van Buren Branch Library, 140 Van Buren Street, 973-733-7750, invites children and teens to create their own comic books—from those of "yesteryear" to manga—every Wednesday in November at 4pm. On Saturday, November 8 at 10am, children aged 8 to 18 are invited to a Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament. Participants are invited to bring their own card sets.

 

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