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Volume 11 Number 3, Fall 2000
In This Issue:

IDT Reading Rewards

N.J. Center gets 3 grants

The Director’s Journal

Library on TV

Library revives Lorraine Hansberry Lecture Series

Treasures of the Library

Hispanic Heritage celebration

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Events

La Sala Hispanoamericana

Library Hours

Spanish/Bilingual Database

It's at your fingertips

What Do I Read Next?


Corky at SRC kickoff

SeniorSurf Success Stories

Book Sale Volunteers

Friends of The Newark Public Library


Hispanic Heritage Celebration / Celebración de la Hispanidad

Diamond of Hope and Glory: Life and Times of Latin Americans in the Negro Leagues; Un Diamante de Esperanza y Triunfo: Historia de los Latinoamericanos en las Ligas Negras de Béisbol. Curated by Todd Bolton, Dr. Lawrence Hogan, with Juan Enrique Cintrón.
Lobby and 2nd Floor Gallery
Through December 30


21 Opening Reception for programming and exhibition. Invited guest speaker: Orlando “Peruchín” Cepeda, 1999 inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Centennial Hall; 6pm

 23“Béisbol Behind the Veil: Latin Americans in the Negro Leagues,” an historical presentation and panel discussion led by Todd Bolton and Dr. Lawrence Hogan, exhibit curators and baseball historians.
Centennial Hall; 2pm

 30 The Nuyorican Poets’ Café presents an afternoon of comedy and poetry hosted by poet Miguel Algarín.
Centennial Hall; 3pm

 O C T O B E R

14 Roberto González Echevarría, author of The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball, will discuss the history of baseball in Cuba; accompanied by a slide show.
Auditorium; 2pm

 21 Hooray for Children series presents singer-guitarist Dave Goldman’s musical program, “International Carnival of Songs,” suitable for the entire family.
Auditorium; 2pm

 28 An afternoon of music, poetry and short stories, entitled “Reencuentro Noche de Poesía, Cuentos y Música,” presented by award-winning Latin American New Jersey authors. The Mayor’s Committee on Hispanic Heritage Month and Amigos de la Cultura Latina/Ecuatoriana are cosponsors of the event.
Auditorium; 2pm

 N O V E M B E R

18 The Spanish Repertory Theater presents Vieques, a comedy set on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico at the time when the U.S. Navy began to use the island for its military exercises. The program is cosponsored by the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University and DORCA. This performance includes a post-performance audience discussion with director and playwright.
Centennial Hall; 2pm


2 Homenaje a Don Pedro Mir, Poeta Nacional de la República Dominicana: a literary reading and reception in remembrance of Don Pedro Mir, poet laureate of the Dominican Republic. Presented by the Association of Latin American Writers of Newark.
Auditorium; 2pm

All programs are free and open to the public.

Funding for these programs was provided in part by a Community Development Block Grant/HUD administered by the City of Newark.

For more information, call the Library Hotline at 733-5643, or the Sala Hispanoamericana at 733-7772.

Address all correspondence to:
The Second Century
The Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
P.O. Box 630
Newark, New Jersey 07101-0630
Telephone 973-733-7793


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