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July programs at the library
Press Release 6/24/99

The Newark Public Library announced its schedule of July programs, including special Saturday children’s events at the branches. The branch library programs will feature "Aesop’s Fables," with the Robert Rogers puppets (enjoy your favorite Aesop tales and stories through the magic and fun of puppets), and "I Love to Read," a show of comedy, magic and illusions with George Franzen. Programs not specified for a branch library will be held at the main library, 5 Washington Street. Following is the schedule.

July 3 and 5 Library closed in observance of Independence Day.

July 6 Children’s Black Film Festival presents Sounder, the story of a Black family of sharecroppers living during the Depression in Louisiana; suitable for all ages. Auditorium, 10am.

July 10 Madison branch; "I Love to Read," 11am.

Van Buren branch; "Aesop’s Fables," 11am.

July 12 Children’s Black Film Festival presents Nightjohn, an adaptation of Gary Paulsen’s young adult novel shows how a young girl’s efforts to learn to read leads to her release from slavery; suitable for grades 3 and up. Auditorium, 10am.

July 17 First Avenue branch; "I Love to Read," 11am.

Weequahic branch; "Aesop’s Fables," 11am.

Sensations Magazine Poetry Series; Centennial Hall, 11am.

Deaf Awareness meeting; Auditorium, 11am.

July 19 Children’s Black Film Festival presents Clarence and Angel, a portrait of two problem students, one Black and one Puerto Rican, at an inner city school; suitable for all ages. Auditorium, 10am.

July 24 Clinton branch; "I Love to Read," 11am.

July 26 Children’s Black Film Festival presents The House of Dies Drear, from the young adult novel by Virginia Hamilton; suitable for grades 3 and up. Auditorium,10am.

July 30 TheatreWorks presents an interactive and magical concert that introduces the audience to the sounds and flavor of the Old Country when it performs a Klezmer (Jewish folk music) concert for children and their families; Auditorium, 10:30am. Funding for this program was provided by the Prudential Foundation.

July 31 North End branch; "I Love to Read," 11am.

Exhibition July 6 through September 8: Lobby Window, Second- and Third-Floor Galleries: Nostalgic and Unforgettable Travel Posters from the 1950s and 1960s, curated by William J. Dane.

For more information about the programs, services and collections at the branch libraries, visit or call the number listed for the respective branch:

Branch Brook, 235 Clifton Ave., 733-6388; Clinton, 739 Bergen St., 733-7754; First Avenue, 282 First Ave., 733-8091; Madison, 791 Clinton Ave., 733-8090; North End, 722 Summer Ave., 733-7766; Roseville, 99 Fifth St., 733-7770; Springfield, 50 Hayes St., 733-7736; Vailsburg, 75 Alexander St., 733-7749; Van Buren, 140 Van Buren St., 733-3897; Weequahic, .355 Osborne Terrace, 733-7751.

To hear a listing of the current week’s main library programs, call the Program Hotline recording at 733-5643; for a monthly listing of programs, check the Library’s home page (www.npl.org) by clicking-on "Programs & Exhibits," then selecting "Bulletin Board."

 

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