Calendar

Mar
28
Tue
Women in the World: 8th Annual Women’s History Month Film Festival @ Centennial Hall, Main Library
Mar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come celebrate women in film, art, and music, and honor Newark City Council President, the Honorable Mildred Crump!

The Newark Public Library is the host to festivities and screenings on
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tribute to the Honorable Mildred Crump
4:30 pm
Centennial Hall, Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark

Film Screening: Summer with the Monkey King (12 min.), China/USA, 2016
5:30 pm
Centennial Hall, Main Library

Film Screening: Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee (86 min.), USA, 2014
6:00 pm
Centennial Hall, Main Library

Organized by Women in Media – Newark

Mar
30
Thu
Girls Who Code Clubs
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Girls Who Code Clubs

Want to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join a Girls Who Code Club. Girls in 6th through 12th grades are invited.

Meeting on Thursdays starting October 20, 2016 through May 2017. For more information call, 973-733-7797

Main Library
Technology Training Center – Third Floor
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Apr
1
Sat
American Sign Language Class: Beginners Level I @ James Brown African American Room, First Floor, Main Library
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

American Sign Language (ASL) Classes

Saturdays, January 28 to April 1, 2017
No classes on February 25 or March 25

Beginners Level I – 10:30 am – 12:00 noon

James Brown African American Room, First Floor
Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark

Free and open to the public

Classes will be cancelled if there is a snow storm.  Please check the Library website or call 973-733-7800 to determine whether the Library is open.

American Sign Language Class: Beginners Level II @ James Brown African American Room, First Floor, Main Library
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

American Sign Language (ASL) Classes

Saturdays, January 28 to April 1, 2017
No classes on February 25 or March 25

Beginners Level II – 12:30 – 1:30 pm

James Brown African American Room, First Floor
Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark

Free and open to the public

Classes will be cancelled if there is a snow storm.  Please check the Library website or call 973-733-7800 to determine whether the Library is open.

Apr
4
Tue
“Essex Mountain County Sanatorium” @ Auditorium, 4th Floor, Main Library
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how tuberculosis has been treated in Essex County. The program will feature the newly-restored documentary film “Essex Mountain County Sanatorium,” showing treatment that was given to patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis in the years before antibiotics, and talks by Lee Reichman, M.D., M.P.H., the founding director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, and Bob Vietrogoski, special collections librarian of the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences at Rutgers University.

Dr. Reichman will speak about the past, present, and future of TB elimination. In 2014, TB resulted in 1.5 million deaths worldwide. Mr. Vietrogoski will speak about the preventorium movement in New Jersey, institutions for patients who did not have an active form of tuberculosis.

Excerpts from the 53-minute silent documentary film “Essex Mountain County Sanatorium” will be shown with musical accompaniment by Joe Frame, guitarist. Restoration of the 1938 film was funded by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 4th Floor
Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 14, AND WAS POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Essex Mountain Sanatorium was a 20-building complex built by Essex County, located on 200 acres at the highest point in Essex County, in present-day Verona, promoting recovery for patients with pure air and water. Tuberculosis, often called TB, was a highly-communicable disease, which most often affected a patient’s lungs, frequently causing death. For many years before the introduction of antibiotics, TB was a major public health threat. Special hospitals for long-term patients, called sanatoriums, were a way to provide rest, good nutrition, and pure air, with the hope that patients would recover sufficiently.

The program will also include a small exhibit with medical tools that predate the use of antibiotics and publications about tuberculosis, including national TB sanatorium guides that listed tuberculosis facilities in each state.

The program is cosponsored by the Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Apr
5
Wed
The Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society

Main Library
James Brown African American Room – 1st Floor
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Celebrating National Poetry Month. Theme: The Voice of the Poets.

http://www.npl.org/Pages/ProgramsExhibits/fewh.html

Apr
22
Sat
Breathing For Breya, Again: A Tribute to Breya “Blkbrry Molassez” Knight (1986-2016)
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Poetry and jazz hosted by poet Jaleesa McEachin, featuring local poets Sean Battle, Angel Crews, Yasir Hall, Hendii, Kween Moor, Shaheed K. Woods, and others, and the Arts High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Lawrence Liggins

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Auditorium, Fourth Floor, Main Library, Newark

A program to celebrate National Poetry Month

This program is part of Black History Celebration 2017.
PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration.

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May
3
Wed
The Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society

Main Library
James Brown African American Room – 1st Floor
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Book Discussion: The Power of Broke, by Daymond John

http://www.npl.org/Pages/ProgramsExhibits/fewh.htm

May
4
Thu
Girls Who Code Clubs
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Girls Who Code Clubs

Want to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join a Girls Who Code Club. Girls in 6th through 12th grades are invited.

Meeting on Thursdays starting October 20, 2016 through May 2017. For more information call, 973-733-7797

Main Library
Technology Training Center – Third Floor
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

May
11
Thu
Girls Who Code Clubs
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Girls Who Code Clubs

Want to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join a Girls Who Code Club. Girls in 6th through 12th grades are invited.

Meeting on Thursdays starting October 20, 2016 through May 2017. For more information call, 973-733-7797

Main Library
Technology Training Center – Third Floor
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102