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Library announces programs for August
Press Release July 24, 2001

The Newark Public Library announced its program schedule for August. These free cultural programs will be held at the main library, 5 Washington Street; the branch library programs follow the main library listing. For more information, consult the phone number listed or visit the library's home page: www.npl.org.

TWO EXHIBITIONS
The United States and World War II, an exhibition comprising historic posters, songs and photographs from 1941-1945, selected from the library's Special Collections. On view on the third-floor gallery, through September 8, during library hours. Architecture Observed, an exhibition featuring monumental and historic books on architecture, plus original prints and posters, and color drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright. On view on the second-floor gallery, through September 8, during library hours. William J. Dane curated both exhibitions. Call (973) 733-7745.

1 World War II: a program presented by the library's William J. Dane and Herb A. Williams. It focuses on the music, dance and history of World War II, as well as a discussion of the library's current exhibition on the subject. It will be held in Centennial Hall, beginning 6pm. Call (973) 733-7745 (Dane) or 733-7847 (Williams).

8 "Lawn Read-A-Thon" series: a video showing of Four by Ailey, a presentation of Alvin Ailey's Dance Theatre. Program will be held outdoors in library's north garden (in Centennial Hall in case of rain), beginning at Noon. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch; the library will provide soft drinks. Call (973) 733-7847.

9, 16, 23, 30 "Steps to Success" career and job program series, held in the fourth-floor Auditorium, from 2pm to 4pm. August 9: The Basics (assess your skills and identify occupations); August 16: The Resume (develop effective resumes and cover letters); August 23: The Job Search (create an action plan and target prospective employers); August 30: The Interview (learn tips on dress and behavior, as well as answers to tough questions). Call (973) 733-7779.

15 "Lawn Read-A-Thon" series presents Abstract Art. Program will be held outdoors in library's north garden (in Centennial Hall in case of rain), beginning at Noon. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch; the library will provide soft drinks. Call (973) 733-7847.

18 The Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society presents the program "Writer's Forum: Writers as Educators." It will be held in Centennial Hall from 10am to 12:30pm. Call (973) 733-5411.

25 "The Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge" will hold its awards ceremony for those children who participated in this summer's program by reading and reporting on at least five books. Centennial Hall, 10am. Call (973) 733-5642.

Master magician Jim Vagias will conclude his presentation of "Reading Is Cool" on August 15 at two branch libraries. This fun-filled, audience-participation series was funded by the Newark Public Schools. At 1:30pm, the program will be held at the First Avenue branch (282 First Avenue, 973-733-8091); at 2:45pm, it will be presented at the Roseville branch (99 North 5th Street, 973-733-7770).

 

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