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Newark Public Library adds four programs to close out March schedule
Press Release March 8, 2006
Media only contact: J. Dennis Papp
(973) 733-7798; dpapp@npl.org

The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, has added several programs to its already-announced schedule for March. All of the 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.

On Wednesday, March 22 Sing Sing 2000 Entertainment presents "Shades of Laughter, Sisters Doin’ Comedy." The group is a women-of-color, stand-up comedy troupe that features African-American, Latino and East Indian performers. The actresses—Maleta Apogo, Sara Contreras, and Thelma Ramsey—will offer new spins on the subjects of racism and politics, as well as ethnic-topical humor and personal reflections. The program, which will be held in Centennial Hall of the Main Library, has a 6:00pm seating and begins sharply at 6:30pm. For more information, call (973) 424-1831.

The Clinton branch library, 739 Bergen Street, will present "Women of Distinction" on Friday, March 24, beginning at 3:30pm. The program, by Viola Sanders, is a theatrical performance and storytelling of women who have made substantial contributions to American history. For more information, call the branch at (973) 733-7757.

The library’s Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society will present Barbara Kukla, author of Defying the Odds: Triumphant Black Women of Newark, on Wednesday, March 29. She will discuss her book, which details the lives of African-American women from Newark who have led remarkable lives. For information on this program, which will be held in the Main Library’s Centennial Hall beginning 6:00pm, call (973) 733-5411.

On Thursday, March 30 Winceyco presents a women’s history program entitled "Gender Matters." The lead character, Georgia, an educated southern belle, travels north to learn a life-changing lesson about Marie Gertrude Rand, Wilma Rudolph and Clara Barton, as a live band and dynamic cast of actors herald women’s contributions to engineering, sports and the military. The program begins at 10:00am in the Main Library’s Centennial Hall. For more information, call (973) 424-1831.

 

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