Summer Reading Challenge continues through Saturday, August 5. Stop by any Library location for more information about participating!
Summer Hours began on Monday, June 19, 2017. Click on Hours in the top menu bar for details.
There will be a delayed opening on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at all Library locations.
Main Library will open at 12:30 pm. Branch libraries will open at 1:00 pm.

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Robots @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Reading: Storytelling @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Reading Buddies @ Children’s Room, Main Library
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens, want to earn up to 18 hours of community service hours this summer?
Volunteer to help a K-3rd grader practice their reading skills every Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Must be available for a minimum of one hour.

Must be in grades 7-12 to participate.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.

Free Computer Assistance for Job Seekers @ Technology Training Center, Main Library
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drop in for guidance in developing your computer skills for career success.
Recommended tutorials are listed at
Please see a librarian for more information.

Drop-in Saturdays for assistance with:

-Resume Preparation
-Job Searches
-Job Applications
-and more

Please note that, when others are waiting, your session may be limited to 20 minutes.

Please note change in time, due to start of Summer Hours
For more information call, 973-733-3603 or click here.

Rutgers-Newark Community Writing Center Workshop: Writing Short Fiction @ Cafe, 1st Floor, Main Library
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rutgers University-Newark
Spring and Summer 2017 Workshops
Workshops will provide hands-on skills in writing for professional purposes, personal expression, academics, and civic engagement
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Topic: Writing Short Fiction
Are you a future novelist but don’t know where to start?
Learn the basics of fiction and leave with a short story.
Light refreshments
No registration required

For more information, contact the Library at 973-733-7784

For more information about the Rutgers University-Newark Community Writing Center, click here or contact Marne Benson, Writing Center Manager at 973-353-5849 or

Women’s Empowerment Forum @ Weequahic Branch Library @ Weequahic Branch Library Community Room
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free Bilingual Computer Help for Job Seekers @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Consultas Gratuitas en espanol (e ingles) Sobre Computacion para Personas en Busqueda de Empleo.

Drop in to meet the computer and technology tutor for assistance with topics like:

-Resume Preparation
-Job Searches and Job Applications
-Getting started using the mouse
-Internet searching
-How to set up a Gmail account: email attachments
-Microsoft Word, Excel formatting and formulas, PowerPoint
-and more job-related skills

Please note that, when others are waiting, your session may be limited to 20 minutes.

Visítenos para conocer al instructor de computación y tecnología, y solicitar su asistencia en temas como:

-Preparacíon de resumé (Para poder guardar su trabajo, traiga una unidad flash.)
-Búsquedas de empleo y solictudes de empleo
-Primeros pasos con el mouse
-Búsquedas en Internet
-Cómo configurar una cuenta de Gmail y archivos adjuntos de correo electrónico
-Microsoft Word, formato y fórmulas de Excel; PowerPoint
-y mas

Puede que su tiempo con el instructor se limite a 20 minutos cuando haya otras personas esperando

For more information call 973-733-7750 or click here.

Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema: “Mrs. Katz and Tush” and more… @ Centennial Hall, Main Library
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Mrs. Katz and Tush

Larnel, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their concern for a cat named Tush. 30 min.

You’re Beautiful

Often misjudged, 11-year-old Shola truly knows the internal conflict she faces and the pressures of dealing with the school. 28 min.

White Water

A boy in the Deep South discovers that no matter the fountain, water is water. Thus, begins a journey of self-discovery that is based on a childhood experience of author Michael Bandy. 9 min.

Please note, these films will also be shown on Wednesday, July 26, at 1:00 pm, at the Newark Museum.

Video Game Design Club @ Technology Training Center, Third Floor, Main Library
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to create your own playable video games using Gamestar Mechanic, Unity, and Scratch!
We’ll publish our finished games online for others to play.
One game designer will receive a grand prize at the end of the summer!

Mondays, starting June 12, 2017, to July 31, 2017

Registration Required.
Must be 12 – 18 to participate.
Go to to register.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.




Delayed Opening for All Library Locations @ Staff Meeting, Main Library
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm

Delayed Opening

The Newark Public Library will have a city-wide delayed opening
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark
open from 12:30 to 5:30 pm

Branch Brook, Clinton, North End, Springfield, Vailsburg, Van Buren, and Weequahic Branches
open from 1:00 to 5:30 pm

For more information, please call 973-733-7800.

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