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Volume 10 Number 1, Winter 1999

In This Issue:

MCI WorldCom Hometown Help Program

The Director's Journal

Library featured on phone book cover

Library on the airwaves and in print

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration Calendar

The Second Century begins 10th year

Patents and Trademarks on the Internet

Rutgers students again offer free tax return help

"Art of Writing" luncheon

Trustee President: A Community Leader

Library plans two fundraisers

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

Friends set dates for 1999 Book Sale; need volunteers

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

The Newark Public Library will hold an Opening Reception on February 4 to open the exhibition, African-American Inventors and Innovators: Historical and Contemporary Contributions. The exhibition was curated by the Library's Mary Teasley. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Dr. Winifred Latimer Norman, granddaughter of Lewis Latimer (inventor of the light bulb filament and member of Thomas Edison's team). The reception formally inaugurates the Library's celebration of African-American History Month.

In addition to the exhibition, the celebration consists of numerous free cultural programs to be held at the Main Library. The schedule includes a salute to Black America on Stage, as well as special Hooray for Children and F.E.W. Harper Literary Society programs. Detailed information about the programs can be found on pages 4 and 5.

Funding for this festive celebration has been provided by a Community Development Block Grant/HUD, administered by the City of Newark; the Krueger-Scott Mansion Cultural Center; and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Block Grant, administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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