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Second Century Header Volume 9 Number 1, Winter 1998

In This Issue:

The Director's Journal

Library reopens Van Buren Branch

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

New reading machine aids visually impaired

Sticks and Stones

Mary Higgins Clark chairs A.G.C.

Library renews and expands "Club Success"

Library continues poetry series

Friends schedule Dana Lecture

Friends set dates for 1998 Book Sale

Rutgers Students Offer Free Tax Return Help


Library Celebrates African-American History Month

The Newark Public Library held a reception on Thursday evening, January 29, formally opening the exhibition, Paul Robeson: Athlete, Activist, Artist Extraordinaire. The exhibition, installed on the second- and third-floor galleries, was co-curated by Mary Teasley and Charles F. Cummings. It will remain on view through March 31.

In addition to the exhibition, the Library’s celebration of African-American History Month includes numerous free cultural programs to be held at the Main Library and the Branches. The schedule includes a concert by the Newark Boys Chorus School (presented by The Friends of The Newark Public Library), special Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society and Hooray for Children programs, children’s theater programs, and a salute to Black America on Stage. More information about the programs may be found on the Library's web site.

Funding for this festive celebration has been provided by a Community Development Block Grant/HUD, administered by the City of Newark; an Essex County Arts Block Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts administered by the Arts Council of the Essex Area; The Friends of The Newark Public Library; and the Krueger-Scott Mansion Cultural Center.
Paul Robeson as he appeared in “The Emperor Jones” by American playwright, Eugene O’Neill in 1924. A Color Lithograph by Mabel Dwight. Gift of Gertrude Weyhe Dennis in 1992.

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