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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.

Exhibitions:
Había una vez y dos son tres: Hispanic Children’s Literature in the United States, an exhibition that focuses on materials published for Hispanic youth in the United States and includes books, photographs, original prints and posters. It was curated by Ina Rimpau. 2nd Floor Gallery; Through November 18

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

OCTOBER

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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