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Volume 9 Number 3, Fall 1998

In This Issue:

Hispanic Heritaqge Celebration

The Director's Journal

Trustee Officer's Elected; New Trustee Appointed

Treasures of the Library

Gourmet Gala a delicious success

New Jersey Theater Symposium and Exhibtion

Danielle Steele at Library Fund-Raiser

Newark Evening News preservation

Friends Trustee Remembered

Thank you volunteers

Library garners two public relations awards

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

This year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is one of the Library’s most aggressive endeavors. It began on Thursday, September 17, with the opening of the exhibition, Puerto Rico 1898-1998: A Century of Change and Uncertainty, and the celebration continues through December 3rd with a wide variety of free cultural programs. See pages 4 and 5 for the detailed schedule.

Puerto Rico 1898-1998 will be on display through November 15 in the Main Library’s second, third- and fourth-floor galleries. The exhibition comprises original prints, books, photographs, posters, and documents relating to the complex one-hundred-year relationship between Puerto Rico and the “Santa Maria” by Tufino, a gift of Joan and Robert Burns.

United States. It was curated by Alma Concepción, independent scholar and assistant director of People and Stories. The fourth-floor display features “Casitas: Gardens of Reclamation,” an exhibition of photographs by Ejlat Feuer depicting vernacular architecture and gardens of the barrios.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, Rutgers University, and The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY. It was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

The Second Century is published by the Development Department of The Newark Public Library, Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director, and the Board of Trustees: Harold Lucas, President; Hilda Rosario, Vice President; Albert Coutinho, Secretary; Mark A. Santangelo, Treasurer; State District Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Beverly Hall, Marion A. Bolden, Alternate; Mayor Sharpe James, Philip LiVecchi, Alternate; Trish Morris-Yamba; Dr. Clement Alexander Price; Betty S. Rufalo.

Sharpe James, Mayor, City of Newark

Donald Bradley, South Ward, City Council President

Newark Municipal Council
Cory Booker, Central Ward
Anthony Carrino, North Ward
Gayle Chaneyfield, At-Large
Mildred C. Crump, At-Large
Augusto Amador, East Ward
Luis A. Quintana, At-Large
Mannie Bridgeforth, West Ward
Donald Tucker, At-Large
Editorial, J. Dennis Papp
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