Calendar

Jul
25
Tue
Summer Reading Program: Games @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Jul
26
Wed
Y on Wheels @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Newark Public Library is partnering with the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity to promote a healthy summer!

The Y on Wheels van will be visiting our Summer Reading programs at all locations, bringing fitness and sports activities and more!

Come out and enjoy a day of fun in the sun!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Van Buren Branch Library
140 Van Buren Street, Newark

Click here for downloadable flyer

Many thanks to our partners, the YMCA of Newark & Vicinity and the City of Newark

Summer Reading: Arts and Crafts @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Jul
27
Thu
Preschool Science Storytime @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Reading: Games/Puzzles/Coloring @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
28
Fri
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
Jul
31
Mon
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.

Aug
7
Mon
Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema: “Queen of Katwe” @ Centennial Hall, Main Library
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Queen of Katwe

Phiona, a 10-year old girl from Katwe in Kampala, Uganda sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess by missionary Robert Katende. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions opens the door to a bright future and a chance to escape from a life of hardship. 124 min.

Please note, this film will also be shown on Wednesday, August 9, at 1:00 pm, at the Newark Museum.

Sep
23
Sat
NJPAC’s Books on the Move @ North End Branch Library
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NJPAC’s Books on the Move

Teaching artist, Wincey Terry, reads Firebird by Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African American Principal Dancer
with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

Arts and Crafts activity included.

The first 25 families at each location will receive a free copy of Firebird to keep!