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Library announces June programs; sets summer hours
Press Release May 31, 2002

In addition to holding a number of programs during June, The Newark Public Library will begin its “summer hours” on June 17. All programs are free and open to the public.

The summer operating schedule runs from June 17 through September 7, 2002. Main Library hours will be from 9:00am to 5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 9:00am to 8:30pm on Wednesday; and from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday. The Branch Libraries will be open from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 1:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday; and from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday.

New exhibitions that will be on view at the main library highlight the June calendar:

  • Circus Posters & Prints and Historic Greeting Cards From the Past Century (second-floor gallery; June 12 through September 14, 2002)
  • Great Posters to Celebrate the World of Art (third-floor gallery; June 25 through September 21, 2002)

William J. Dane, the library’s keeper of prints and posters, curated these exhibitions. For answers to general questions and additional information on the exhibitions (only), patrons may call Mr. Dane at (973) 733-7745.

Following is a complete listing of the library’s June programs. For additional information on the programs (not the exhibitions) patrons may call Herb Williams at (973) 733-3610, or they may visit the library’s website at www.npl.org.

 June 5 Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society celebrates the Black Diaspora with a discussion of Marta Moreno Vega’s The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria. James Brown African-American Room; 6:30pm. 

June 6 Juke Joint—The Shuga Shack Cynthia Thomas and her friends will lead a celebration of great Black music from the back woods of the South. Join them as they trace the history of blues, jazz, and everything in between. Centennial Hall; 6:30pm. 

June 8 Stage Reading: Julia Syndrome Professional actors read the script of Cheryl Sharpe’s new play, Julia Syndrome. Hear the reading and discuss the play with her afterwards. Auditorium; 2:00pm. 

June 12 Dale Ciceron Youth Gospel Presentation A gospel music performance by A.S.T. Praise Dancers, Unique Praise, Cory Wilson M.U.S.I.C. (Men United Singing in Christ), The Anointed Delegation, and André Witcher and Company. Auditorium; 6:00pm. 

June 19 A Grand Black Music Month Performance The Bobby Lewis Ensemble (back by popular demand) will share the stage with the award-winning singer and actress, Jennifer Holliday, who performs with breathtaking passion and conviction. Centennial Hall; 6:00pm. 

June 27 The library’s annual “Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge” will kickoff with a fun-filled rally in Washington Park at 10am. Entertainment, refreshments, a free gift, and a visit from Corky (the library’s Kids’ Place website mascot) make the rally a favorite with children.

 

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