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Volume 12 Number 1, Winter 2001
In This Issue:

Planning begins for "new" Main Library

Three Trustees Administered Oath of Office

The Director’s Journal

Portuguese Exhibit Reception

Save the Date

IDT Reading Rewards

Treasures of the Library

Library celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration

The Weequahic Branch Library

Library Hours


Adverse to verse?

News You Can Use

Art of Writing Honorees

New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center

Friends award six grants

Friends to hold Tenth Book Sale; seek volunteers


News You Can Use

Now you can search four major local and national newspapers with "Infotrac Custom Newspapers"--the Library’s newest electronic database--thanks to a grant from the New Jersey State Library. Selected dates and several search options are available for The New York Times, The Record, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post. Users can print or email the full text articles. Newark Public Library cardholders even have access to this database remotely. Just go to the Library’s home page at and click on Internet and Electronic Resources. Have your library card at hand, because you will need to type in the barcode number found on the back.

Also, the online archives of selected dates for The Star-Ledger, The Times of Trenton and The Jersey Journal are now available at all Library locations. Ask a librarian for assistance because using it requires a password. The archives are full text, and articles can be printed.

For more information or assistance with a search, call the Arts & Humanities Reference Desk at 733-7820, or send an email to

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