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October schedule includes programs at Main Library and selected Branch Libraries
Press Release October 1, 2001

The Newark Public Library announced its October schedule of free cultural programs. In addition to continuing its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, the list at the main library includes a Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society event, a Lorraine Hansberry Lecture Series slide presentation and book-signing, and the inauguration of the thirtieth season of the Hooray for Children series of live performances for children. The branch library programs will be on Halloween makeup, celebrating Winnie the Pooh’s “birthday,” and aromatherapy.

For more information on these programs, patrons are invited to call the phone number after each program description, or they may visit the library’s home page: www.npl.org. Unless noted otherwise in the listing, the programs will be held at the main library, located at 5 Washington Street.

October

Exhibitions:

Images of Our Hispanic Heritage in Original Prints and Posters, featuring La Ciudad Infinita: Versiones de San Juan/The Infinite City: Versions of San Juan. Lobby and 2nd Floor Gallery, through November 3. Call (973) 733-7745.

The United States and World War II, an exhibition comprising historic posters, songs and photographs from 1941-1945, selected from the library’s Special Collections. 3rd Floor Gallery, through October 31. Call (973) 733-7745.

  3  F.E.W. Harper Literary Society will hold a discussion of Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey, written by Alvin Ailey with A. Peter Bailey. James Brown African-American Room, 6:30pm. Call (973) 733-5411.

  3  Makeup artist Nicole LeBris demonstrates special Halloween makeup techniques. Clinton branch, 4pm. Call (973) 733-7757.

  6  Vieques: Una isla forjando futuros/Vieques: An Island Forging a Future. This award-winning documentary, in English and Spanish, illustrates the peaceful resistance movement against the bombing practices of the U.S. Navy in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Johanna Bermúdez Ruíz, the film’s director, will introduce the documentary and hold a question-and-answer session. Auditorium, 3pm. Call (973) 733-7772.

  10  Makeup artist Nicole LeBris demonstrates special Halloween makeup techniques. Children’s Room, 4pm. Call (973) 733-7797.

  11  Library “open house” enables Newark college students to tour the facilities of the main library. Centennial Hall, 6pm. Call (973) 733-7847.

  12  Makeup artist Nicole LeBris demonstrates special Halloween makeup techniques. Springfield branch, 3:30pm. Call (973) 733-7736.

  13  Nuyorican Dream, a film about a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx who battles on a daily basis drugs, the prison industry, and a host of illnesses and social obstacles. Laurie Collyer’s camera captures the minute details and places them in a crucial larger political context. Auditorium, 2pm. Call (973) 733-7772.

  13  Hooray for Children program series celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with folksinger Daria, as she performs a unique interactive world music concert with a mixture of American and world folk music. Audience members will have the opportunity to play along on instruments like the maracas, Latin American guiros, African shekeres, the washboard and the spoons. Auditorium, 2pm. Call (973) 733-5642.

  15  Join in a celebration of 75 years of Winnie the Pooh. Children will have a fun-filled afternoon of games, prizes, and refreshments. Van Buren branch, 3:30pm. Call (973) 733-7750.

17  Makeup artist Nicole LeBris demonstrates special Halloween makeup techniques. Madison branch, 4pm. Call (973) 733-8090.

  20  “Reencuentro” Tarde de Poesía, Cuentos y Música. The library presents, in Spanish, an afternoon of music, poetry and short stories by Latin American authors and musicians residing in New Jersey. The Mayor’s Committee on Hispanic Heritage Month and Amigos de la Cultura Latina are cosponsoring this event. Auditorium, 2pm. Call (973) 733-7772.

  24  Makeup artist Nicole LeBris demonstrates special Halloween makeup techniques. Roseville branch, 4pm. Call (973) 733-7770.

  25  Lorraine Hansberry Lecture Series presents a slide presentation and book-signing by Donald Bogle, author of Primetime Blues: African-Americans on Network Television. Centennial Hall, 6pm. Call (973) 733-7847.

  26  Discover the wonders of aromatherapy. Springfield branch, 3:30pm. Call (973) 733-7736.

  27  A theatrical program, entitled Yo Soy Latina, presented by Latino Flavored Productions, Inc. The program is a compelling theatrical journey into the lives of six very diverse Latino women—different nationalities, races and age groups—who try to make sense of what it is to be a Latina in America today. Auditorium, 3pm. Call (973) 733-7772.

 

 

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