Library celebrates "Branch 2000" project
With two open houses and a variety of health programs
Press Release 2/00
The Newark Public Library again will feature the collections and technology of its branch system in February as it holds "Branch 2000" open houses at its First Avenue and Madison branches and a number of health programs at several branches.
The First Avenue open house will be held on February 15 from 9:30am to 4pm. A highlight of the day’s event will be the 10am program "Asthma Wellness" presented by Dr. Omar Bey. Dr. Bey is a board-certified internal medicine and pulmonary critical care physician who practices and teaches asthma wellness in Newark. He is the Director of Nutrition at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. The First Avenue branch is located at 282 First Avenue; its phone number is 733-8091.
The Madison branch open house will be held on February 18, from 9:30am to 4pm, and its 3pm program will be entitled "Lessons on Becoming a Doctor." It will be presented by the "Newark trio": Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. Rameck Hunt, and Dr. George Jenkins. The three made a pact to stick together, go to school, and become doctors. Their impressive talk will discuss how they accomplished their pact, while attending University High School, Seton Hall University, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The Madison branch is located at 790 Clinton Avenue; its phone number is 733-8090.
Both open houses will include refreshments, souvenirs and library card registration and are free and open to the public.
The Weequahic branch will host a program entitled "Breast Cancer" on February 23 at 6pm. It will be presented by Tobi Mosley, Director of Women’s Health for ENCOREplus at the YWCA of Montclair-South Essex. She has given numerous presentations on breast cancer, mammograms, and other health-related issues to women. The New Jersey Department of Health and the American Cancer Society have certified her as a "breast self-examination trainer." The branch library is located at 355 Osborne Terrace; phone number: 733-7751.
On February 28, Ms. Mosley will again present the "Breast Cancer" program at the First Avenue branch at 10am.
A $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York is enabling the library to hold a yearlong celebration of open houses system-wide and to present an ambitious schedule of branch-based free public programs known as CHIP: 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.
For more information about CHIP programs, please call Mrs. Mabel Spradley-Williams at 733-7735.
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