Library resumes fall/winter hours and announces October programs
Press Release 10/2/99
The Newark Public Library has resumed its fall/winter hours of operation. The main library, 5 Washington Street, is open from 9am to 5:30pm on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; from 9am to 8:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The branch libraries are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 5:30pm; on Wednesdays from 1pm to 8pm; on Saturdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm.
The library has announced its October schedule of programs. All programs, except those specified at a branch location, will be held at the main library. Most programs are part of the library’s Hispanic Heritage celebration; all are free and open to the public. To hear a listing of the current week’s main library programs, call the Program Hotline recording at 733-5643. Patrons may check the Library’s home page (www.npl.org) for a monthly listing of programs by clicking-on Programs & Exhibits, then selecting Bulletin Board.
Saluti da Nevarca: A Century of Italian Experience in Newark, an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia documenting and interpreting the Italian-American legacy in Newark. It was curated by Michael Immerso. 3rd Floor Gallery; Through December 31
2 Arts & crafts workshop. Children will design and make their own small piñatas. Limited seating. Come early! Auditorium; 2pm
2 Craig Babcock presents Dr. Think, Man of Imagination, a children’s program that explores the great thinkers from the past. North End Branch (722 Summer Ave.); 10:30am
5, 19 Conversations for the New Millennium. Join an informal Spanish-language roundtable discussion on a variety of themes; moderated by a volunteer from the Asociación Americana de Estudios Culturales Universales, Inc. Sala Hispanoamericana; 6pm
6 Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society program: A discussion of Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison. James Brown African-American Room; 6:30pm
9 The World According to Youth: Newark and New York Latinos Making Movies. View a screening of a series of short films written and produced by area junior high and high school students. Commentary by Louis Perego, Director of Skyline Communities, Inc. Auditorium; 2pm
14 Twenty-five Years Later: A Look at The Newark Puerto Rican Civil Disturbances of 1974. A panel presentation and public forum on the events of Labor Day week, 1974, in Newark. Co-sponsored by the Commission on Unity and the Newark Public Schools. Centennial Hall; 5:30pm
21 Bridging the gap between parents and children. Spanish-language parenting workshop focusing on developing effective communication skills and setting common goals. Auditorium; 6pm
23 Hooray for Children program: Storyteller Mary Rachel Platt presents eerie tales and stories from various Hispanic lands and cultures. Auditorium; 2pm
23 Bob Conrad presents Magic & Monsters, a children’s Halloween program of spooky magic and ghoulish monsters. Madison Branch (790 Clinton Ave.), 10:30am
30 Ringing in the Millennium with The Martins; a children’s musical presentation with The Martins as they ring in the millennium and journey around the world in song. Van Buren Branch (140 Van Buren St.); 10:30am
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