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Newark Public Library schedules Saturday Programs at the Branches for November; notes program addition/date correction
November 5, 2007
Media only, please contact:
J. Dennis Papp at (973) 733-7798

The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, announced the November schedule for its Saturday Programs at the Branches initiative, including two special Thursday performances. This entertaining and educational program series, designed for children and their families, is funded by a grant from the Newark Public Schools. For more information, call the number listed with the program description, or visit The Library also noted other November program additions/date corrections.

Following are the November Saturday Programs at the Branches.

November 24, 11:30 am, Roseville branch, 99 5th Street, 973-733-7770, Piccirillo Scientelling presents Pirates, the Curse of the Mutating Hand. Experience the story of Hendricks the Hand, the most feared pirate of the seven seas, and his cursed mutating hand. Andrew Piccirillo uses the science of exploding bottles and mysterious liquids to tell this story.

November 24, noon, Springfield branch, 50 Hayes Street, 973-733-7736, Lisa Lou's Anti Gravity Show. Be delighted by Lisa Lou as she spins and balances, defying gravity with audience participation. Lisa Lou will demonstrate how to balance and spin plates.

November 24, 11:00 am, Weequahic branch, 355 Osborne Terrace, 973-733-7752, Lou Del Bianco presents Lou's Thanksgiving Show. Through storytelling and song, the audience will learn what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans meant by being thankful. Lou will relate authentic Native-American legends, as well as sing folk songs handed down from the earliest settlers.

November 28, 4:00 pm, Branch Brook branch, 235 Clifton Avenue, 973-733-6388, Mad Science Rocks presents Winter Holidays. Enjoy a mixture of science and magic as snowmen begin to defrost, cards disappear and reappear wrapped as presents, and the Mad Scientist helps the audience discover a special North Pole Rock.

November 28, 4:00 pm, North End branch, 722 Summer Avenue, 973-733-7683, Ann Coppola presents The Runaway Tortilla. Tia Lupe makes such delicious tortillas that one finally rolls out the door and declares "I'm too beautiful to eat!" Join Ann Coppola as she retells the story of the Runaway Tortilla and how everyone tries to catch her.

Following are additional November programs/corrections.

The Roseville branch library, 99 5th Street, 973-733-7770, will hold a Rhyming Poets/Open Reading with Dr. Swapan Basu, guest organizer, on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00 pm.

The Van Buren branch, 140 Van Buren Street, 973-733-7750, has canceled its November 19 "finger plays and storytime" program that was scheduled for 4:00 pm. It has changed the date of the November 22, 4:00 pm program to Wednesday, November 21, at 4:00 pm, at which children, aged 5 to 12, will make their own Tom the Turkey.


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