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The Library will be closed on Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day.

The Library will have a delayed opening on Friday, October 21. Main Library will open at 11:30am and Branches will open at 1pm.

The Media Room at the Main Library will be temporarily closed starting Monday, September 19th, so collections can be relocated.


Two Fun Afternoons at
the North End Branch


• Meet the Authors, Marybell Martinez and Ivette Méndez
Saturday, September 24, 1pm

• North Ward History Day
Saturday, October 1, 12pm

MNAAHC Celebrating the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lift Every Voice Dedication Ceremony Watch Party

Saturday, September 24, 10:00-11:30am
Main Library, James Brown African American Room

Poster exhibit on view
September 21-October 22
Main Library Lobby


Alicea The Rhythm and the Beat - Drums and Percussion in Latin America

September 15 - December 31, 2016
Main Library, Second Floor Gallery

Press Release |  Press Release (español) |  Flyer


Samba to Salsa - A Journey through Latin Percussion

Saturday, September 24, 2pm
Main Library, Centennial Hall

On-Site College Fair

Wednesday, September 28, 4:00-7:00pm
Springfield Branch

"Little Bits"
Infant & Toddler Story Time


Mondays, 10:30-11am:
• September 26
• October 24
• November 7, 21, 28
• December 12
Main Library, Children's Room

Young children and their caregivers will enjoy learning together with stories, finger plays, songs, and social time.


SAT Prep Classes
Springfield Branch


September 14, 2016 - May 10, 2017
• Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
• Saturdays, 11:00am – 1:30pm


computer classes Drop–In Computer and Job Search Assistance in September

Assistance in English
Main Library, Technology Training Center


Assistance in English and Spanish
Van Buren Branch

Drop–In Computer and Job Search Assistance in October

Assistance in English
Main Library, Technology Training Center


Assistance in English and Spanish
Van Buren Branch

Newark 350 Newark at 350:
Settlement, Growth, Renewal


Main Library, Third Floor Gallery
January 19 December 31, 2016
Press Release


Learn to Control Your Diabetes

October 4 - November 8, 2016, 1:00 - 3:30pm
Springfield Branch

A free 6-week workshop. Call Jarmaine Williams to register: 732-955-8168

Pirates & Princesses
Party and Parade


Saturday, October 8, 12-2pm
Main Library, Lobby & Children's Room

Story time, arts & crafts, photo stations, and balloon artists! Costumes are welcome! Please register for this event by calling 973-733-7797 before October 5.


James Brown Wine & Cheese Fundraiser
Meet the Friends of the
James Brown African American Room


Wednesday, October 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Main Library, James Brown African American Room

Donation: $35. For ticket information, please email Anasa Maat: amaat@aol.com


sign_language Free American Sign Language (ASL) Classes

Main Library, James Brown African American Room

Level I 10:30am – 12:00pm
Level II 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Saturdays, October 15 - December 17
(No class on 10/29 & 11/26)

Characters Walk Rutgers Undergraduate Women In Business Hosts
Characters Walk
In Support of Children's Literacy for the City of Newark

Saturday, October 22, 10:00am – 1:00pm
at the Newark Public Library

Zadie Smith The Inaugural Philip Roth Lecture

Thursday, October 27, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Main Library, Centennial Hall

Zadie Smith, novelist and essayist, is a professor at New York University. Her fifth novel, Swing Time, will be published in November. Please register here.

Click here for parking options.

Frances_E.W._Harper Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society

First Wednesday of every month (except for January), 6:30pm
Main Library, James Brown African American Room


Girls Who Code Club Meetings

Thursdays, October 20 - May 2017
5:00 - 7:00pm

Main Library, 3rd Floor, Technology Training Center

Want to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Girls Who Code is a national non–profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.


Knowing Newark
The Newark Public Library
announces the publication of
Knowing Newark: Selected Star-Ledger Columns by Charles F. Cummings



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Everyday Book Sale

Main Library, First Floor

Used books for sale! All proceeds support the library.

NJ Career Connections
NJ Career Connections


Additional resources
for job seekers


Titles for Teens Titles for Teens

The Friends of the Newark Public Library
need your help to add more books
to the Teen Collection.

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