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Library holds health programs in May
Press Release 5/4/2000

The Newark Public Library will hold eleven health programs at several branches during the month of May. A $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York is enabling the library to present an ambitious schedule of branch-based free public programs known as CHIP: the community health information project. These activities are all part of "Branch 2000," a city-sponsored branch renovation project to enhance and physically rehabilitate the ten-branch system.

The Rapping Firemen will present "Learn How to Stay Safe" at four branch locations. On May 4 at 2pm, they will appear at the Vailsburg Branch (located at the Boylan Street Recreation Center, 926 South Orange Avenue). On May 5 at 10am, they will appear at the Roseville Branch, 99 Fifth Street. They will appear at the Branch Brook Branch at 10am on May 9. And on May 17, they will present their rap and music program at the Springfield Branch, 50 Hayes Street, beginning 3:30pm.

Jacqueline Wilson, a prenatal/health educator at Planned Parenthood in Newark, will present "What Teens Should Know About Pregnancy," beginning 3:30pm at four branch locations: Roseville, 99 Fifth Street, on May 10; Branch Brook, 235 Clifton Avenue, on May 19; First Avenue, 282 First Avenue, on May 22; and Clinton, 739 Bergen Street, on May 26.

Three other CHIP programs will take place in May. Tobi Mosley, Director of Women's Health for ENCOREplus at the YWCA of Montclair-South Essex, will present a "Breast Cancer" awareness program on May 5, beginning 2:30pm. The program will be held at the Vailsburg Branch, (Boylan Street Recreation Center), 926 South Orange Avenue.

On May 11 at 3:30pm, Wincey Terry will present "DAVY: Drug Awareness, Violence and Youth," a live musical health event, at the Madison Branch, located at 790 Clinton Avenue.

Dr. Omar Bey, a board-certified internal medicine and pulmonary critical-care physician, will discuss "Asthma Wellness" on May 16, beginning 3:30pm, at the Madison Branch, 790 Clinton Avenue.

On May 24 at 2pm, Robert L. Johnson, M.D. will present "Adolescent HIV/AIDS" at the Springfield Branch, 50 Hayes Street.

The Newark Trio, Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. Rameck Hunt, and Dr. George Jenkins, will present "Lessons on Becoming a Doctor" on May 31 at 4pm, at the Boylan Street Recreation Center, 926 South Orange Avenue.

For more information about these CHIP programs, patrons may call the respective branch (Branch Brook, 733-7760; Clinton, 733-7754; First Avenue, 733-8091; Madison, 733-8090; Roseville, 733-7770; Springfield, 733-7736; Vailsburg, 733-7755) or Mrs. Mabel Spradley-Williams at 733-7735.

 

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