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Volume 10 Number 2, Summer 1999

In This Issue:

Victoria Technology Center Opens

The Director’s Journal

Madison Branch reopens

Main Library Children’s Room Reopens

Treasures of the Library

Library on the airwaves at new time

Another Round of “Round Tables”

What’s the Hub-Bub about?

Copy Cards Eliminate Fumbling for Change

Prudential comes through for children . . . again!

Branch Libraries continue Saturday programs for children

Opening Reception for Hispanic Heritage

“Restaurant Secrets” Cookbook on Sale

Annual Giving Campaign response

Gourmet Gala a tasteful success

Friends Book Sale a Success

Friends of The Newark Public Library

The Director's Journal

In ten years of writing these columns, I have never been so saddened as I am in writing this one; for I must report the untimely death of one of our Trustees, Deputy Mayor Angelo Cortinas. Mr. Cortinas was the alternate to Mayor Sharpe James. Although Mr. Cortinas served on the Library Board for only a short time, he played an active role at every meeting he attended. We miss him not only as a colleague and gifted public servant but as a friend.

The Mayor has appointed Dolores Henry Metz to succeed Mr. Cortinas as his alternate. He has also appointed Frank Salsano to the Board. We are pleased to welcome them both.

While in office, Mr. Cortinas—along with the entire Municipal Council—worked diligently on our system-wide Branch Library revitalization project. I am pleased to tell you that the Madison storefront Branch Library has been refurbished, and the full-scale renovation of the Vailsburg Branch is about to begin. Future issues of The Second Century will keep you informed about Vailsburg’s progress.

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