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Past Press Releases (1998-2008)

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2008

December 2008
Spoken-word Artists Mark the Newark Public Library’s 2009 Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (12/04/08)

November 2008
Newark Public Library announces December programs (11/21/08)
Newark Public Library announces "Programs at the Branches" initiative (11/03/08)
Newark Public Library Features Lively Saturday Programs for Kids and Their Families (11/03/08)

October 2008
Newark Public Library announces November programs (10/27/08)

September 2008
Newark Public Library announces October programs (9/26/08)
Newark Public Library Pays Tribute to Supporters and Community Leaders at Booked for the Evening Gala (9/24/08)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark le invita a conocer el Mundo Hispano a través del cine (9/08/08)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage and Explores Latino History and Culture through Film (9/02/08)

August 2008
Newark Public Library announces September programs (8/27/08)
Newark Public Library receives $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities for Puerto Rican Community Archives Project (8/27/08)
Siblings Catch Summer Reading Bug at the Newark Public Library (8/18/08)
Newark Public Library Fall Exhibit Will Showcase Artists Books and Book Art (8/14/08)

July 2008
Newark Public Library announces August programs (7/22/08)
Library announces additional children’s programs for July (7/09/08)
Renowned Children’s Author to Visit all 11 Newark Public Library Branches (7/02/08)

June 2008
Newark Public Library announces July programs (6/27/08)
Newark Public Library Government Document Exhibit Marks the 50th Anniversary of NASA (6/22/08)
Newark Public Library announces Summer Hours, Children-Teen Films, winners of Create-Your-Own-Book contest, and "Newark, Hockey & Me" essay contest winners (6/12/08)
Summer Reading Bug Coming to the Newark Public Library (6/9/08)

May 2008
Newark Public Library announces June programs (5/22/08)
Newark Public Library hosts Voices of Victory Gospel Choir in its Black Music Month Celebration (5/22/08)

April 2008
Newark Public Library announces May programs (4/23/08)
Newark Library Focuses on America’s Latino Cultures for El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (4/21/08)
Newark Public Library Honors Outstanding Latino Community Leaders at María DeCastro Blake Annual Dinner (4/07/08)
Cena Anual María DeCastro Blake de la Biblioteca Pública de Newark Reconoce Distinguidos Líderes de la Comunidad Latina (4/07/08)
Newark Youngsters Create Their Own Books at the Newark Public Library (4/05/08)

March 2008
Newark Public Library announces April programs (3/24/08)
Sports Historian Discusses the Rise and Fall and Rise (again) of Baseball in New Jersey at the Newark Public Library (3/20/08)
Newark Public Library Marks the 80th Anniversary of Liberty International Airport (3/19/08)

February 2008
Newark Public Library announces March programs (2/27/08)

January 2008
Newark Public Library Shows Off Its Artistic Shopping Bag Collection (1/28/08)
Noted Mystery Writer to Unveil Newest Work at The Newark Public Library (1/28/08)
Newark Public Library announces February programs (1/22/08)
Newarkers Remember Dr. King at the Newark Public Library’s Annual Commemoration (1/02/08)
Newark Public Library Pays Tribute to African-American Literary Groups During Black History Month (1/02/08)
African-American Writers Featured in Newark Library’s February and March Offering (1/02/08)
Newark Library to Host Harlem Writers Guild and Famed Historian and Author (1/02/08)

2007

December 2007
Black History Month inauguration highlights Newark Public Library’s January programs (12/19/07)

November 2007
Newark Public Library announces programs for December (11/26/07)
Newark Public Library schedules Saturday Programs at the Branches for November; notes program addition/date correction (11/05/07)

October 2007
Newark Public Library announces author visit for Children’s Book Week; replaces and reschedules Weequahic Branch Library November 7 program (10/31/07)
Newark Public Library offers a variety of programs in November (10/24/07)
Newark Public Library begins new season of Saturday Programs at the Branches (10/22/07)
Newark Public Library begins 14th year of Club Success (10/22/07)
Newark Public Library Showcases Its Important Art Collection of Fine Prints (10/16/07)
Newark Public Library to Honor 60-Year Employee, Community and Corporate Leaders at Gala Fundraiser (10/01/07)

September 2007
October programs abound at The Newark Public Library (09/21/07)
Newark Public Library Offers Classes in American Sign Language—Staff Member Lolata Greggs to Teach Course (09/19/07)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Ecuadorians in New Jersey (09/18/07)
Authors Share Memories of Branch Brook Park During Discussion and Book Signing at The Newark Public Library (09/11/07)
Newark Public Library announces programs for Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society; concludes summer hours (09/10/07)
NJ Devils Distribute Backpacks to Kick Off School Opening and Team Up With Newark Public Library For 3rd Annual "Newark, Hockey & Me" (09/6/07)
Newark Public Library celebrates September with a host of free programs (09/04/07)

August 2007
La celebración anual de la Hispanidad de la Biblioteca Pública de Newark resaltará la comunidad ecuatoriana de New Jersey (08/23/07)
New Jersey’s Ecuadorian Community is Focus of the Newark Public Library’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration (08/23/07)

July 2007
The Newark Public Library Showcases "The Art of Illustration" (07/25/07)
Hillside Author Discusses His Efforts to Restore Male Image at The Newark Public Library (07/11/07)
Noted New Jersey Writer Presents Third Book (07/03/07)

June 2007
Newark Public Library announces winners of "Create Your Own Book" contest and its list of July programs (06/25/07)
Newark Public Library Exhibits Fine Prints from Its Extensive Collection (06/15/07)
The Art of the Poster Beckons Summer at The Newark Public Library (06/04/07)

May 2007
Newark Public Library celebrates June with a multitude of free programs, including an appearance of the Harry Potter Knight Bus (05/23/07)
Newark Public Library Is Only One in NJ to Host Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus Tour (05/16/07)
East Orange Author Introduces New Action Hero at The Newark Public Library (05/09/07)
Community Leaders Recognized at Newark Public Library’s María DeCastro Blake Dinner (05/07/07)

April 2007
Newark Public Library celebrates May with a host of free programs (04/25/07)
Dorer Photographs Memorialized in Cunningham Book (04/24/07)
Newark History Society Sponsors Panel on the Irish in Newark at The Newark Public Library (04/16/07)
Cena María DeCastro Blake de la Biblioteca Pública de Newark Reconoce Distinguidos Líderes de la Comunidad Latina (04/09/07)
Newark Public Library’s María DeCastro Blake Dinner Recognizes New Jersey’s Outstanding Latino Community Leaders (04/09/07)
Newark Public Library Holds Annual Book Sale (04/05/07)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark Resalta las Culturas Latinas de América en El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (04/05/07)
Newark Public Library Focus on America’s Latino Cultures for El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (04/05/07)

March 2007
Newark Public Library holds special multilingual concerts at Van Buren and North End Branch Libraries (03/26/07)
Newark Public Library celebrates National Library Week, announces a host of April programs, and names winners of the New Jersey Devils Essay Contest (03/22/07)
Newark Public Library Presents the Music of Women Composers as Part of New Jersey Symphony’s Musical Matriarchs Program (03/16/07)
Newark Public Library reschedules Van Buren Branch "Family Week at the Theatre" event (03/16/07)

February 2007
The Irish In Newark and New Jersey: Their History, Culture and Political Role on Display at the Newark Public Library (02/26/07)
Newark Public Library’s Women’s History Month Highlights TV and Radio Journalist. Jennifer Lewis-Hall, Author and Life Coach, Will Sign Her New Book. (02/22/07)
Newark Public Library announces March programs, including Family Week at the Theatre events (02/21/07)

January 2007
AARP Tax Service offered at The Newark Public Library (01/22/07)
Library announces February programs (01/22/07)
Library announces "bookmark contest" winners (01/22/07)
New Jersey’s African American Women Authors Are Featured at Newark Public Library’s Black History Month Salute (01/03/07)

2006

December 2006
Library announces programs in celebration of Black History Month (12/29/06)
Newark Public Library Presents Full Roster of Black History Month Programs (12/21/06)
Dr. Alvin Poussaint Headlines Newark Public Library’s MLK Tribute (12/18/06)
Newark Public Library announces January programs, including those in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (12/14/06)
Library announces January "Saturday Programs at the Branches" (12/14/06)

November 2006
Newark Public Library announces December schedule of "Saturday Programs @ the Branches," plus more (11/30/06)
Newark Public Library announces December programs (11/28/06)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Centennial as Depository of Federal Documents Display Highlights Over 200 Years of U.S. History (11/06/06)
Newark Public Library adds programs to its November schedule (11/03/06)
Newark Public Library Telephone Survey (11/02/06)

October 2006
New Coffee Table Book Extols the Legacy of Newark’s Greek Community (10/26/06)
Newark Public Library announces November programs (10/23/06)
Book Signing Slated for Coffee Table Publication: Remembering Newark’s Greeks (10/23/06)
Newark Public Library Offers Glimpse of Newark and New Jersey Through Display of Special Prints, Posters and Treasured Ephemera (10/23/06)
"Newark Hockey Arena Model Tour" will make eight stops at The Newark Public Library (10/05/06)

September 2006
Noted NJ Historian Explores Newark Librarians’ Parallel Lives in "Charles F. Cummings and John Cotton Dana: Proud to Be Newarkers" (09/29/06)
Newark Public Library announces October programs (09/25/06)

August 2006
Mayor and Council President Are First in Line for New Library Cards (08/29/06)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark Celebra la Hispanidad Presentando Raíces del Ritmo: El Baile en Latinoamérica (08/26/06)
Mayor Booker Gets New Card to Launch Library Card Sign-Up Month (08/23/06)
Newark Public Library announces September programs (08/18/06)
Newark Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month Salute Showcases Roots of Rhythm: The Latin American Dance Experience (08/16/06)
Nineteen Kids Complete 200 Books as Part of Newark Public Library’s Youngsters Summer Reading Challenge (08/15/06)

July 2006
Newark Public Library presents entertaining/informative children’s program (07/10/06)

June 2006
Newark Salutes 150th Birthday of John Cotton Dana (06/29/06)
Newark Public Library Is First in Region to Showcase New Sabuda Pop-Up Books (06/27/06)
Newark Public Library announces July programs (06/22/06)
Newark Public Library sponsors golf fundraiser, Sets summer hours (06/09/06)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark y Prudential inauguran el Reto de Lectura Veraniega para jóvenes (06/07/06)
Newark Public Library and Prudential Team Up for Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge (06/07/06)

May 2006
Newark Public Library announces June programs, including book signings, special Father’s Day events and the Summer Reading Challenge (05/16/06)

April 2006
Newark Public Library announces May programs, including special Mother’s Day events and a book signing by C. David Williams (04/25/06)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark presenta la Quinta Cena de Premios María de Castro Blake (04/13/06)
Newark Public Library Director Named Woman of the Year by Essex Zonta Club (04/11/06)
The Newark Public Library holds fifth María DeCastro Blake Awards Dinner (04/06/06)

March 2006
Newark Public Library mounts two new exhibitions (03/30/06)
Newark Public Library adds programs to April schedule (03/30/06)
Newark Public Library April programs highlighted by the Friends of The Newark Public Library’s 15th Annual Book Sale (03/23/06)
Newark Public Library celebrates "National Library Week," highlighted by the popular "Create-Your-Own-Book" contest (03/16/06)
Newark Public Library holds seven "Saturday Programs @ the Branches" events in April (03/16/06)
Newark Public Library adds four programs to close out March schedule (03/08/06)

February 2006
Newark Public Library holds reopening ceremony of renovated Main Library Lobby and announces March programs, including "Family Week @ the Theater" events (02/17/06)
Fact Sheet--The Newark Public Library Lobby Renovation (02/08/06)
Newark Library Reveals Gleaming New Lobby (02/08/06)
Newark Library Unveils $1.3 Million Lobby Renovation (02/08/06)
AARP Senior Tax Service offered at The Newark Public Library; Vailsburg Branch Library cancels its February 24 program (02/02/06)
Library announces “bookmark contest” winners (02/02/06)
The Newark Public Library dedicates its New Jersey Information Center in honor of Charles F. Cummings (02/02/06)

January 2006
Winners of "Newark, Hockey, and Me" contest to be honored at City Hall ceremony (01/30/06)
The Newark Public Library celebrates Black History Month (01/18/06)
The Newark Public Library announces January programs (01/03/06)

2005

October 2005
New Jersey Devils and the Newark Arena Model Tour (10/21/05)
Click here for more information about the event at the Main Library.

2003

January 2003
Library announces Black History Month program schedule (1/16/03)

2002

October 2002
Library announces November program schedule (10/25/02)
Library offers free computer classes (10/17/02)
Hooray for Children begins its 31st year at the Newark Public Library (10/17/02)
Newark Public Library begins ninth year of Club Success (10/17/02)
Newark’s Greek culture remembered in exhibition at The Newark Public Library (10/17/02)
Clement Alexander Price to present Library’s John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture (10/06/02)
NPL and UMDNJ cosponsor Hispanic Heritage Month exhibition (10/06/02)
“Literary Landmark” designation and Hispanic Heritage Month celebration highlight Newark Public Library’s October program schedule (10/06/02)

September 2002
Newark Public Library named a "Literary Landmark" (9/16/02)
Library holds awards ceremony for Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge; Library resumes fall/winter hours (9/16/02)
Library announces programs for Hispanic Heritage Month celebration (9/05/02)
La Biblioteca anuncia programas para la celebración del mes de la hispanidad (9/05/02)

June 2002
Library announces Create-A-Book winners (6/05/02)
Library organizes showing of "El Cuatro Gigante" (6/04/02)
Newark Public Library announces "A Clean Slate for Young Readers" program (6/04/02)

May 2002
Corky to appear at kickoff rally for Library’s "Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge" (5/31/02)
Library announces June programs; sets summer hours (5/31/02)

April 2002
Programs prevail in May at the library (4/29/02)
Clement Alexander Price reappointed as a trustee on library board (4/29/02)
Library calls all young poets to special workshop (4/18/02)
Three Latino women to be honored at Library (4/17/02)
Homenaje a tres mujeres latinas el 9 de mayo en la Biblioteca Pública de Newark (4/17/02)

February 2002
Programs abound in March at the Library (2/28/02)

January 2002
Fernando Ferrer to speak at library (1/30/02)
Fernando Ferrer se presenta en la Biblioteca de Newark (1/30/02)
Black History programs highlight February events (1/30/02)
Library announces Black History Month programs (1/17/02)

2001

October 2001
Newark Public Library Celebrates Italian Culture Month (10/17/01)
October schedule includes programs at Main Library and selected Branch Libraries (10/01/01)

September 2001
Library holds awards ceremony for Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge; Library resumes fall/winter hours (9/17/01)
Library exhibition celebrates Hispanic heritage (9/17/01)
Library announces programs for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration (9/07/01)
Biblioteca anuncia programas para la celebración de la hispanidad (9/07/01)

July 2001
Library announces programs for August (7/24/01)

June 2001
Library to conclude June with appearance of Corky at Summer Reading Challenge kickoff rally; announces July programs, including those at branches (6/22/01)
Library announces "Create-A-Book" winners (6/20/01)

May 2001
Corky to appear at kickoff rally for Library's "Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge" (5/24/01)

April 2001
Library to hold "Gourmet Gala" fundraiser (4/11/01)
Stephen Adubato to present Library’s John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture (4/11/01)
Library holds Black America on Stage performance (4/11/01)
Library mounts "Architecture Observed" exhibition (4/11/01)

March 2001
Library celebrates library week with Create-A-Book challenge(3/29/01)
Library announces April programs (3/28/01)
Library announces winners of bookmark contest (3/28/01)
Friends hold 10th annual book sale (3/21/01)
Library to hold Club Success “open houses” at branches (3/21/01)
Grant supports women/gender studies collection development (3/21/01)

January 2001
Library celebrates African-American History Month (1/22/01)
Library to hold press conference announcing formation of the NJHRIC (1/22/01)
Library offers job and career resource programs (1/04/01)
Library holds “Hooray for Children” program (1/04/01)

2000

October 2000
Library holds two weeklong children’s programs (10/25/00)
Library announces November programs (10/25/00)
Library hosts East Lynne Company performance of Paul Robeson Through His Words and Music (10/06/00)
Newark Public Library and IDT Corporation announce “IDT Reading Rewards” program (10/06/00)

September 2000
Library offers special Internet class for parents/children (9/20/00)
Library holds awards ceremony For Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge (9/20/00)
Ask a Lawyer CORRECTION! CORRECTION! (9/19/00)
La Biblioteca anuncia programas para su celebración de la hispanidad (9/12/00)
Library announces programs for Hispanic Heritage Month celebration (9/11/00)
Library holds "shopping bag" exhibition (9/11/00)

August 2000
Library and Consulate General of Portugal present exhibition (8/24/00)
Library presents a "Writer's Forum" and a special "Latin American" program (8/02/00)

July 2000
Library holds special “Native American Celebration” and an encore “health” program (7/06/00)

June 2000
Library holds Children's Black Film Festival (6/22/00)
Newark Public Library receives Lucent Technologies grant (6/22/00)
Newark Public Library announces summer hours (6/13/00)
Library announces "Create-A-Book" winners (6/13/00)
Library concludes health program series (6/13/00)
Prudential Again Sponsors Library's Summer Reading Challenge (6/01/00)
Weequahic Branch Library salutes Gospel Month with two programs (6/01/00)
Library holds two health programs in June (6/01/00)
Newark Public Library mounts exhibition (6/01/00)

May 2000
Library revives Lorraine Hansberry Lecture Series (5/04/00)
Library holds health programs in May (5/04/00)

April 2000
Library to hold "Gourmet Gala" fundraiser (4/12/00)
Library is venue for "Ubuntu Video Club" (4/12/00)
Friends hold 9th annual book sale (4/12/00)
Library holds on-line reading game (4/12/00)

February 2000
Library celebrates "Branch 2000" project With two open houses and a variety of health programs (2/00)

January 2000
Library Celebrates African-American History Month (1/11/00)

1999

October 1999
Newark Public Library hosts Medicare Internet session for seniors (10/29/99)
Newark Public Library announces winner of its mascot-naming contest (10/29/99)
Library resumes "Club Success" (10/29/99)
Library resumes fall/winter hours and announces October programs (10/02/99)
Library holds awards ceremony For Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge (10/02/99)

September 1999
Library opens two more NEON Centers (9/20/99)

August 1999
Mascot naming-contest highlights August activities and new Web site (8/02/99)

July 1999
August programs at the library (7/14/99)
Library exhibits travel posters from the 20th century (7/14/99)

June 1999
"Restaurant Secrets" cookbook on sale (6/24/99)
Library receives $500,000 Carnegie Corporation grant (6/24/99)
July programs at the library (6/24/99)
Prudential Again Sponsors Library’s Summer Reading Challenge (6/24/99)

March 1999
Library's celebration of "National Library Week" highlights April programs (3/24/99)
Madison branch library reopens (3/24/99)
"Library Amnesty-Clean Sweep" program (3/03/99)
March programs (3/03/99)

February 1999
Branch libraries continue Saturday programs for children (2/19/99)
Get connected through the Hub in your area (2/17/99)

January 1999
Newark Public Library announces February programs, including special F.E.W. Harper program (1/21/99)

1998

December 1998
Library Celebrates African-American History Month (12/29/98)
Library Holds Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration (12/9/98)

November 1999
"The Art of Writing" Luncheon and Seminar

 
 

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