|In This Issue:
Hispanic Heritaqge Celebration
The Director's Journal
Trustee Officer's Elected; New Trustee Appointed
Treasures of the Library
Gourmet Gala a delicious success
New Jersey Theater Symposium and Exhibtion
Danielle Steele at Library Fund-Raiser
Newark Evening News preservation
Friends Trustee Remembered
Thank you volunteers
Library garners two public relations awards
||Hispanic Heritage Celebration
This years celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is one of the Librarys most aggressive endeavors. It began on Thursday, September 17, with the opening of the exhibition, Puerto Rico 1898-1998: A Century of Change and Uncertainty, and the celebration continues through December 3rd with a wide variety of free cultural programs. See pages 4 and 5 for the detailed schedule.
Puerto Rico 1898-1998 will be on display through November 15 in the Main Librarys second, third- and fourth-floor galleries. The exhibition comprises original prints, books, photographs, posters, and documents relating to the complex one-hundred-year relationship between Puerto Rico and the Santa Maria by Tufino, a gift of Joan and Robert Burns.
United States. It was curated by Alma Concepción, independent scholar and assistant director of People and Stories. The fourth-floor display features Casitas: Gardens of Reclamation, an exhibition of photographs by Ejlat Feuer depicting vernacular architecture and gardens of the barrios.
The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, Rutgers University, and The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY. It was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
The Second Century is published by the Development Department of The Newark Public Library, Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director, and the Board of Trustees: Harold Lucas, President; Hilda Rosario, Vice President; Albert Coutinho, Secretary; Mark A. Santangelo, Treasurer; State District Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Beverly Hall, Marion A. Bolden, Alternate; Mayor Sharpe James, Philip LiVecchi, Alternate; Trish Morris-Yamba; Dr. Clement Alexander Price; Betty S. Rufalo.
Sharpe James, Mayor, City of Newark
Donald Bradley, South Ward, City Council President
|Newark Municipal Council
Cory Booker, Central Ward
Anthony Carrino, North Ward
Gayle Chaneyfield, At-Large
Mildred C. Crump, At-Large
Augusto Amador, East Ward
Luis A. Quintana, At-Large
Mannie Bridgeforth, West Ward
Donald Tucker, At-Large
|Editorial, J. Dennis Papp
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