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Volume 10 Number 3, Fall 1999

In This Issue:

Library receives $500,000 Carnegie grant

The Director’s Journal

NBA Stars Shine at the Branches

Treasures of the Library

Hispanic Heritage celebration

Library holds theater symposium and exhibition

Vailsburg renovations under way

Library celebrates Italian experience in Newark with an exhibition

Library hosts "Calliope" project

Mascot naming-contest winner announced

Friends of The Newark Public Library

Hispanic Heritage celebration

The Library's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month includes programming an an exhibition. Había una vez y dos son tres: Hispanic Children's Literature in the U.S., which was curated by Library staff member Ina Rimpau, will be installed through November 18 in the Main Library's second-floor gallery. The exhibition focuses on materials published for Hispanic youth in the United States and includes books, photographs, original prints and posters.

Throughout the celebration a variety of free cultural programs will be presented:

  • A “Meet the Author” program for children, and an arts and crafts workshop at which youngsters will design and make their own piñatas,
  • A screening of short films written and produced by local students,
  • A panel discussion and public forum on the civil disturbances in Newark's Puerto Rican community in 1974,
  • A Spanish-language parenting workshop,
  • An Andean music program for children and parents, and special Hooray for Children programs,
  • An ongoing Spanish-language discussion group covering a variety of topics.

A Community Development Block Grant/HUD and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities have provided funding for this festive celebration.

Exhibition: Había una vez y dos son tres: Hispanic Children’s Literature in the United States, an exhibition curated by Ina Rimpau.
2nd Floor Gallery
Through November 18

S E P T E M B E R

21“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

25 Kids Meet the Author series presents A New Place to Call Home. He came to a cold and uncertain New York from a warm Caribbean island; her family fled a war in China and opened a general store in Guatemala City. Meet these two new children’s authors; hear them read their stories and chat about their lives. Centennial Hall; 2pm

O C T O B E R

2 Arts & crafts workshop. Children will design and make their own small piñatas. Limited seating. Come early! Auditorium; 2pm

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

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

21Bridging the gap between parents and children.” Spanish-language parenting workshop focusing on developing effective communication skills and setting common goals. Auditorium; 6pm

23Hooray for Children program: Storyteller Mary Rachel Platt presents “eerie” tales and stories from various Hispanic lands and cultures. Auditorium; 2pm

N O V E M B E R

6 Traditional Music from the Andes. Pepe Santana, Ecuadorian-born musician, folklorist, and instrument maker, explores the culture of the Andean people through music. A program ideal for children and parents alike. Centennial Hall; 2pm

16 “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

20 Hooray for Children program: Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih blends the flavors of folk music, rock, blues, and rap in a multicultural family concert. Auditorium; 2pm

D E C E M B E R

 7, 21 “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


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