Fun games for all ages!
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
Many thanks to our partners, the YMCA of Newark & Vicinity and the City of Newark
Arts & Crafts
Summer crafts for all ages
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.
Often misjudged, 11-year-old Shola truly knows the internal conflict she faces and the pressures of dealing with the school. 28 min.
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.
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.
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!