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Library announces Saturday hours for all branches

The Director's Journal

ARLIS/NA honors William J. Dane

Treasures of the Library

Books for Kids

EDITIONS exhibition continues

Library announces "Create-A-Book Challenge" winners

Prudential again sponsors Summer Reading Challenge

Library plans "Gourmet Gala"

MCI adds support for Public Access Technology Center

Free Workshops in PTC

Opening Reception for Hispanic Heritage

Vailsburg selected for revitalization

"Our children are a treasure. How they are educated will determine precisely the direction our country takes."

"Access Newark" inspires Web Diaries

Grants enable valuable services and programs

Friends award "curator" grant for 1998

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

E-mail: the answer to the 64,000 questions

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

Barbara J. Kukla
The Friends of The Newark Public Library have set Thursday, May 14, as the date for the John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture. Barbara J. Kukla, editor of the Star-Ledger's NEWARK THIS WEEK section since its inception in 1979, has been selected to present the lecture. The program will be held in Centennial Hall of the Main Library, beginning 6:00 p.m.

Since seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, tickets ($15 donation/each ticket; $10 for current Friends members) should be purchased in advance. Send a check made out to The Friends of The Newark Public Library in care of The Newark Public Library, P.O. Box 630, Newark, NJ 07101-0630. Be sure to include your telephone number for confirmation purposes. Tickets will not be mailed; they will be held at the door the evening of the event. For more information, contact Charles F. Cummings at (973) 733-7734.

This prestigious award is bestowed on Newarkers who have distinguished themselves in the Sate or nation. Previous recipients have been Amiri Baraka, noted literary figure and community activist; Samuel C. Miller, retired director of The Newark Museum; Richard Wesley, political playwright and Hollywood screenwriter; Peter Rodino, a former Congressman; and Philip Roth, acclaimed novelist.

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