Past Press Releases

Press Releases for 2017
February 2017
Library Announces Appointment of New Director Jeffrey Trzeciak (2/2/17)

January 2017
Howard Dodson, Author and Library Leader, to Deliver the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture, “Becoming America: From Obama to Trump” (1/5/17)

Press Releases for 2016
December 2016
Newark Landmark Treasures book published by the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee launches at the Newark Public Library (12/13/16)

November 2016
Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $1 Million Grant to the Newark Public Library Foundation (11/29/16)

Mayor Ras J. Baraka in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (11/22/16)

October 2016
World Acclaimed American Novelist Philip Roth Bequeathes His Entire Personal Library to the Newark Public Library (10/27/16)

Author Talk and Book Signing with Linda B. Forgosh at the Newark Public Library (10/26/16)

Reverend Stefanie R. Minatee and Dr. Albert J. Lewis, Jr., in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (10/26/16)

Sandy King, Joan Whitlow, and Andy Baglivo in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (10/8/16)

September 2016
Programs for Children at Newark Public Library This Fall (9/16/16)

Newark Literary Festival Celebrates Newark’s Literature and Authors (9/12/16)

August 2016
The Rhythm and the Beat: Drums and Percussion in Latin America Exhibit and Programs Presented by The Newark Public Library in Recognition of Hispanic Heritage (8/19/16)

El ritmo y el golpe: tambores y percusión en América Latina Exhibición y programas presentados por la Biblioteca Pública de Newark en reconocimiento de la herencia hispana (8/19/16)

José Linares and Teresa Ruiz in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (8/16/16)

José Linares y Teresa Ruiz en conversación con Guy Sterling en la Biblioteca Pública de Newark (8/16/16)

Community Partners Newark Public Library and La Casa de Don Pedro Offer Free English as a Second Language Classes at Three Locations This Fall (8/16/16)

La Biblioteca Pública de Newark y La Casa de Don Pedro, aliados comunitarios, ofrecen clases gratis de inglés como segundo idioma Este otoño, en tres ubicaciones (8/16/16)

Os parceiros da comunidade Biblioteca Pública de Newark e La Casa de Don Pedro oferecem aulas gratuitas de ingles como língua estrangeira em três localidades neste outono (8/16/16)

July 2016
Dedicated to Every Block in Newark, An Art Exhibition about Urban Planning, Including the First Scale Model of the Entire City, Goes On View at Newark Public Library (7/18/16)

Rick Cerone, Larry Hazzard and Li’za Donnell in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (7/7/16)

May 2016
Nell Painter and Willie Cole in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (5/17/16)

April 2016
Newark Public Library Announces Publication of Knowing Newark: Selected Star-Ledger Columns by Charles F. Cummings with Companion Website (4/27/16)

Former Mayors Kenneth Gibson and Sharpe James in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (4/27/16)

March 2016
Benilde Little and Richard Wesley in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (3/30/16)

Impressions of the Natural World: Japanese Prints from the Special Collections Division on view at The Newark Public Library April 18 – August 6, 2016 (3/18/16)

February 2016
Sheila Oliver and Mildred Crump in Conversation with Guy Sterling at the Newark Public Library (2/26/16)

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World Exhibit on View at the Newark Public Library (2/18/16)

January 2016
The Newark Public Library Celebrates Black History with the Exhibit We Found Our Way: Newark Portraits from the Great Migration and Programs (1/21/16)

Opening Reception for the Exhibition Newark at 350: Settlement, Growth, Renewal and the program series Newark Lifetimes: Recollections & Reflections at the Newark Public Library (1/5/16)

The Newark Public Library Pays Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with The Movement: an a cappella Musical (1/5/16)

Press Releases for 2015
October 2015
Retiring Director Wilma Grey Honored at Newark Public Library’s Booked for the Evening Benefit (10/20/15)

September 2015
Rutgers Undergraduate Women In Business to Host the 3rd Annual “Characters Walk” at the Newark Public Library (9/28/15)
Más allá del exilio: los cubanos en Nueva Jersey Exposición y Programas presentados por la Biblioteca Pública de Newark, en reconocimiento de la Herencia Hispana (9/9/15)
Beyond Exile: Cubans in New Jersey Exhibit and Programs Presented by The Newark Public Library in Recognition of Hispanic Heritage (9/5/15)
Newark Public Library’s Booked for the Evening Benefit Will Honor Retiring Director Wilma J. Grey (9/2/15)

August 2015
The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? by Dale Russakoff launches with panel discussion at The Newark Public Library (8/18/15)

May 2015
Newark Public Library Features Fantastic Tales: Adventures in Illustrated Children’s Books from the Special Collections Division (5/12/15)

April 2015
Newark Public Library Director to Retire (4/13/15)

January 2015
Exhibit and Programs Celebrate African American Literature at the Newark Public Library (1/22/15)
Author and Activist Kevin Powell to Keynote at the Newark Public Library’s Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. (1/2/15)

Press Releases for 2014

October 2014
Newark Public Library’s Booked for the Evening Gala to feature Arianna Huffington (10/6/14)
Rutgers Undergraduate Women In Business to Host the 2nd Annual “Characters Walk” (10/1/14)

September 2014
The NJHRIC at The Newark Public Library presents an exhibit, “Newark ’74: Remembering the Puerto Rican Riots – An Unexamined History” (9/25/14)
The Newark Public Library Celebrates Hispanic History with Edible History: How Latin American Food Evolved and Transformed the World (9/4/14)

July 2014
Newark Public Library’s Booked for the Evening Gala to feature Arianna Huffington (7/8/14)

June 2014
Young People go Fizz! Boom! Read! for Newark Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge (6/18/14)

May 2014
Rotary International Funds Computers for The Newark Public Library’s Children’s Room (5/1/14)

April 2014
A Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of The Newark Public Library (4/1/14)

January 2014
Black History Celebration of the African Diaspora (1/24/14)
Newark Public Library and New Jersey Center for the Book Celebrate 350 Years of New Jersey History (1/8/14)

Press Releases for 2013

October 2013
Bestselling Author Harlan Coben Featured at Newark Public Library’s Booked for the Evening Benefit (10/18/13)
Best–Selling Author Harlan Coben to Headline Newark Public Library’s Booked for the Evening Benefit (10/8/13)
Victoria Foundation Funds Jobs Skills Classes at the Newark Public Library (10/1/13)
Van Buren Branch of the Newark Public Library Hosts Free Computer Classes (10/1/13)

August 2013
The Newark Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Mesoamerican Mosaic: New Jersey’s Guatemalan, Salvadoran and Honduran Communities (8/30/13)
The Newark Public Library Offers Free Computer Classes (8/28/13)
Newark Public Library’s Head of Reference Leslie Kahn Named 2013 Librarian of the Year by New Jersey Library Association (8/23/13)

July 2013
The Newark Public Library Offers Free Computer Classes (7/31/13)
The Newark Public Library Publishes Catalogue of Philip Roth Photos (7/24/13)

June 2013
The Newark Public Library Announces New Hours (6/25/13)
Dig Into Reading at the Newark Public Library (6/14/13)

May 2013
Newark Public Library Celebrates Publication of Philip Roth Exhibit Catalogue (5/30/13)

March 2013
Philip Roth: An Exhibit of Photos from a Lifetime Opens at the Newark Public Library (3/21/13)

January 2013
Newark Public Library Celebrates Music During 2013 Black History Celebration (1/22/13)
Newark Public Library to Hold Jan. 23rd Exhibition Opening Featuring Contemporary, Multi–Generation Artists (1/16/13)

Press Releases for 2012

November 2012
Newark Public Library Hosts Dec. 1st “Family Fun Fest” Financial Fair for Preschoolers and Families at Main Library (11/21/12)
Biblioteca Publica de Newark Organiza el Primero de Diciembre Festival Familiar. Durante la Feria Financiera Para Preescolares y la Familia en la Biblioteca Principal (11/21/12)
UMDNJ–School of Nursing and Newark Public Library co–host “Grace Before Dying” Exhibit on Prison Hospice Program (11/15/12)

October 2012
Newark Public Library to Hold Oct. 27 Portfolio Review & Art Resource Fair (10/23/12)

September 2012
Newark Public Library Announces 2012-2013 Celebration of Newark Art & Artists Featuring Exhibition, Programs, and Events (9/28/12)
Newark Public Library Hosts Oct. 3 Financial Fair for Preschoolers and Families at Vailsburg Branch Library (9/18/12)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 (9/13/12)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark rendirá tributo a la presencia africana en Centro y Suramérica en su Celebración de la Herencia Hispana 2012 (9/12/12)

July 2012
Newark Public Library Hosts July 18 Financial Fair for Preschoolers and Families at North End Branch Library (7/6/12)

June 2012
Dream Big and Read at the Newark Public Library (6/25/12)

March 2012
El Programa de Educacion Financiera Para Niños Preescolares de la Biblioteca Publica de Newark Realizara 10 Eventos Musicales Entre los Meses de Abril a Junio de 2012 (3/5/12)
El Programa de Educacion Financeria Para Niños Preescolares de la Biblioteca Publica de Newark Realiza Feria Financiera el 28 de Marzo en Sucursal de Van Buren (3/5/12)
Newark Public Library’s Financial Education Program Series for Preschoolers to Hold 10 Musical Performances in April–June (3/1/12)
Newark Public Library’s Financial Education Program Series for Preschoolers to Hold March 28 Financial Fair at Van Buren Branch Library (3/1/12)

January 2012
Newark Public Library Celebrates Black Theatre (1/12/12)

Press Releases for 2011

November 2011
Newark Public Library Recognizes Supporters and Community Leaders at Booked for the Evening Gala (11/23/11)

October 2011
The Newark Public Library’s Financial Education Program Series for Preschoolers Arrives at Four Library Branches in October and November (10/17/11)
El Programa de Educacion Financiera para Niños Preescolares de la Biblioteca Publica de Newark Llega a Cuatro Sucursales en Octubre y Noviembre (10/17/11)

September 2011
Newark Public Library to Kick Off Financial Education Program for Preschoolers Funded Through PNC Foundation Grant (09/28/11)
Biblioteca Pública de Newark Inicia Programa de Educación Financiera para Niños Mediante la Ayuda de la Fundación PNC (09/28/11)
The Newark Public Library Pays Tribute to Mexican Culture During Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2011 Exhibition “Journey from Aztlán: Mexican Heritage New Jerseyans” (09/19/11)
Biblioteca Pública de Newark rendirá tributo a hermana República de México en el Mes de la Herencia Hispana 2011 (09/08/11)

June 2011
Reading Around the World at the Newark Public Library (06/21/11)

April 2011
Fine Prints Showcased in Newark Public Library’s Tribute to Retired Special Collections Librarian (04/19/11)

March 2011
Award-Winning Educator and Motivational Speaker (03/7/11)
Newark Library’s Black History Program Features Noted Educator (03/1/11)

February 2011
Newark Library’s Branches Hosts African Dancers (02/17/11)

January 2011
Newark Public Library Hosts Mystery Author Brad Parks (01/24/11)
Newark Library Marks Black History Month Exploring the Impact of Black Dance (01/19/11)
Newark Public Library to Host National Exhibition on Abraham Lincoln (01/5/11)

Press Releases for 2010

August 2010
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark Presenta Artistas, Escritoras y Dramaturgas Latinas (08/25/10)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Latina Artists, Writers and Playwrights (08/25/10)
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for September 2010 (08/19/10)

July 2010
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for August 2010 (07/16/10)
Concerned Newark Residents Speak Out Against Drastic Cuts to Library Services (07/16/10)
Van Buren Branch to Host Meeting on Significant Cuts in Service at Newark Public Library (07/12/10)

June 2010
City Budget Crisis Takes its Toll on Newark Public Library (06/29/10)
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for July 2010 (06/21/10)

May 2010
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for June 2010 (05/17/10)

April 2010
Newark History Society Presents Panel on Star-Ledger (04/19/10)
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for May 2010 (04/19/10)

March 2010
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for April 2010 (03/16/10)
Newark Public Library Exhibit Takes Viewers on European Grand Tour (03/09/10)

February 2010
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for March 2010 (02/10/10)

January 2010
106-Year-Old Discusses Recipes for a Long Life at Newark Public Library (01/25/10)
Newark Library’s Literary Group Presents Black History Month Program (01/21/10)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Black History Month 2010 (01/14/10)

Press Releases for 2009

December 2009
Newark Public Library Announces Programs for January 2010 (12/21/09)

November 2009
Renowned Curator to Deliver Prestigious John Cotton Dana Lecture, Capping Distinguished 62-Year Career at the Newark Public Library (11/23/09)
Former Reporter Details Journey from the Star-Ledger to Mystery Novelist at Newark Public Library Event (11/16/09)

October 2009
Newark Public Library Announces November Programs (10/20/09)
Annual Newark Public Library Gala Will Honor Volunteers and Community Leaders (10/08/09)

September 2009
Newark Public Library Announces October Programs (9/16/09)
Newark Public Library Displays Jersey Artists’ Views of the Garden State (9/15/09)
The Legacy of Ken Gibson Is Subject of Newark History Society and Newark Public Library Panel (9/08/09)
Newark Library Salutes Peruvians in New Jersey
Biblioteca Pública de Newark Inaugurará el 17 de Septiembre
Exhibición “Una jornada desde tiempos antiguos: Los peruanos en New Jersey”

August 2009
Newark’s Students Encouraged to Get Their Free Newark Public Library Cards (8/26/09)
Summer Readers Learn at the Newark Public Library (8/24/09)
Newark’s Public Library and Museum Host Documentary on Founder of One of Nation’s Leading Latino Advocacy Group (8/14/09)
Newark Public Library Announces September Programs (8/10/09)

July 2009
Newark Public Library Announces August Programs (7/13/09)

June 2009
Newark Teens Invited to Create Comic Poster for Newark Public Library (6/26/09)
Special Memories of Newark’s Weequahic Section come to the
Newark Public Library for a First Showing in a Public Venue
(6/22/09)
Newark Public Library Announces July Programs (6/19/09)
Summer Reading Magic Coming to the Newark Public Library (6/08/09)

May 2009
Newark Public Library Hosts Collection of Images from Children’s Illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon (5/28/09)
Library Announces June Programs (5/19/09)

April 2009
Library Announces May Programs (4/27/09)
Newark Public Library Exhibit Explores the Rise and Fall and Rise (again) of Baseball in New Jersey (4/23/09)
Gutenberg Bible, Nuremberg Chronicles, Other World Treasures on View at the Newark Library as It Explores the History of Printing (4/07/09)

March 2009
Friends’ Annual Book Sale and Create Your Own Book Contest Highlight April Programs at the Newark Public Library (3/26/09)
Newark Public Library Welcomes Children’s Author to Explore Non-Violence and the Fight for Civil Rights (3/18/09)
Newark Public Library Celebrates National Poetry Month (3/18/09)
Newark Public Library Holds Annual Book Sale (3/16/09)

February 2009
Newark Public Library announces March programs (2/23/09)

January 2009
Newark Public Library hosts AARP Tax-AIDE service and Announces “Programs at Branches” initiative for February (1/30/09)
Newark Public Library announces February programs (1/21/09)
Newark Public Library Explores the Lives and Legacy of Its Great African-American Medical Men and Women for Black History Month (1/20/09)
Newark Public Library announces January programs (1/05/09)

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Photos from Recent Events

2011
Financial Education for Preschoolers Kick-Off (09/28/11)
Prudential Summer Reading Challenge 2011 (08/13/11)
Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog from Bell Environmental (07/7/11)
Prudential Summer Reading Kick-Off (06/30/11)
Ribbon Cutting and Reception to Celebrate the Completion of The Main Library Accessibility Ramp and Systemwide Improvements (06/22/11)
A Lifetime of Giving: The William J. Dane Fine Print Collection (04/27/11)
Combat Paper Project at Newark Public Library (04/22/11)
For Me, For You, For Later–PNC Grow Up Great (04/13/11)
2011 Black History Celebration Opening Reception (02/10/11)

2010

Clinton Branch Read-Out (11/10/10)
Main Library Read-Out (11/04/10)
Roseville Branch Read-Out (11/03/10)
Branch Brook Read-Out (10/27/10)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2010 (09/15/10)
24 Hour Read-In (08/31/10)
Prudential Summer Reading Challenge Closing Ceremony (08/21/10)
Community Meeting at North End (06/30/10)
Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff (06/29/10)
Senior Library Director for a Day (06/28/10)
Dreams from Our Fathers (02/24/10)
Aunt Sarah’s Recipes (02/13/10)
Writing Our Story: Reflections of Us (02/03/10)
2010 Black History Celebration Opening Reception (01/27/10)
2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture with Donna Brazile (01/12/10)

2009

2009 Booked for the Evening Fundraiser (11/05/09)
Amiri Baraka Book Signing and Birthday Party (10/08/09)
Springfield Branch College Fair (09/26/09)
Photos of Our Special Services Room (2009)
2009 Hispanic Heritage Opening Reception (09/17/09)
2009 Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge Awards (08/15/09)
Weequahic Memoirs Exhibition and Opening Reception (07/09/09)
2009 Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff (06/23/09)
Sir Topham Hatt Visits the Library (06/04/09)
I Hear the Voice of the Poets – National Poetry Month (04/22/09)
January 2009 Black History Celebration Opening Reception (01/29/09)

2008

2008 Library Fundraising Gala, Booked for the Evening (11/13/08)
September 2008 College Fair at Springfield Branch (09/27/08)
2008 Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge Awards Ceremony (08/16/08)
2008 Book Classic Golf Tournament (07/22/08)
Opening Reception for EWR Turns 80 Exhibition (04/07/08)
Of Blood and Sorrow Book Signing (02/15/08)
Harlem Writers Guild event for Black History Month 2008
(01/30/08)
Opening Reception for Black History Month 2008 (01/23/08)
40 Years After King (01/17/08)

2008

December 2008
Spoken-word Artists Mark the Newark Public Library’s 2009 Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (12/04/08)

November 2008
Newark Public Library announces December programs (11/21/08)
Newark Public Library announces “Programs at the Branches” initiative (11/03/08)
Newark Public Library Features Lively Saturday Programs for Kids and Their Families (11/03/08)

October 2008
Newark Public Library announces November programs (10/27/08)

September 2008
Newark Public Library announces October programs (9/26/08)
Newark Public Library Pays Tribute to Supporters and Community Leaders at Booked for the Evening Gala (9/24/08)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark le invita a conocer el Mundo Hispano a través del cine (9/08/08)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage and Explores Latino History and Culture through Film (9/02/08)

August 2008
Newark Public Library announces September programs (8/27/08)
Newark Public Library receives $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities for Puerto Rican Community Archives Project (8/27/08)
Siblings Catch Summer Reading Bug at the Newark Public Library (8/18/08)
Newark Public Library Fall Exhibit Will Showcase Artists Books and Book Art (8/14/08)

July 2008
Newark Public Library announces August programs (7/22/08)
Library announces additional children’s programs for July (7/09/08)
Renowned Children’s Author to Visit all 11 Newark Public Library Branches (7/02/08)

June 2008
Newark Public Library announces July programs (6/27/08)
Newark Public Library Government Document Exhibit Marks the 50th Anniversary of NASA (6/22/08)
Newark Public Library announces Summer Hours, Children-Teen Films, winners of Create-Your-Own-Book contest, and “Newark, Hockey & Me” essay contest winners (6/12/08)
Summer Reading Bug Coming to the Newark Public Library (6/9/08)

May 2008
Newark Public Library announces June programs (5/22/08)
Newark Public Library hosts Voices of Victory Gospel Choir in its Black Music Month Celebration (5/22/08)

April 2008
Newark Public Library announces May programs (4/23/08)
Newark Library Focuses on America’s Latino Cultures for El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (4/21/08)
Newark Public Library Honors Outstanding Latino Community Leaders at María DeCastro Blake Annual Dinner (4/07/08)
Cena Anual María DeCastro Blake de la Biblioteca Pública de Newark Reconoce Distinguidos Líderes de la Comunidad Latina (4/07/08)
Newark Youngsters Create Their Own Books at the Newark Public Library (4/05/08)

March 2008
Newark Public Library announces April programs (3/24/08)
Sports Historian Discusses the Rise and Fall and Rise (again) of Baseball in New Jersey at the Newark Public Library (3/20/08)
Newark Public Library Marks the 80th Anniversary of Liberty International Airport (3/19/08)

February 2008
Newark Public Library announces March programs (2/27/08)

January 2008
Newark Public Library Shows Off Its Artistic Shopping Bag Collection (1/28/08)
Noted Mystery Writer to Unveil Newest Work at The Newark Public Library (1/28/08)
Newark Public Library announces February programs (1/22/08)
Newarkers Remember Dr. King at the Newark Public Library’s Annual Commemoration (1/02/08)
Newark Public Library Pays Tribute to African-American Literary Groups During Black History Month (1/02/08)
African-American Writers Featured in Newark Library’s February and March Offering (1/02/08)
Newark Library to Host Harlem Writers Guild and Famed Historian and Author (1/02/08)

2007

December 2007
Black History Month inauguration highlights Newark Public Library’s January programs (12/19/07)

November 2007
Newark Public Library announces programs for December (11/26/07)
Newark Public Library schedules Saturday Programs at the Branches for November; notes program addition/date correction (11/05/07)

October 2007
Newark Public Library announces author visit for Children’s Book Week; replaces and reschedules Weequahic Branch Library November 7 program (10/31/07)
Newark Public Library offers a variety of programs in November (10/24/07)
Newark Public Library begins new season of Saturday Programs at the Branches (10/22/07)
Newark Public Library begins 14th year of Club Success (10/22/07)
Newark Public Library Showcases Its Important Art Collection of Fine Prints (10/16/07)
Newark Public Library to Honor 60-Year Employee, Community and Corporate Leaders at Gala Fundraiser (10/01/07)

September 2007
October programs abound at The Newark Public Library (09/21/07)
Newark Public Library Offers Classes in American Sign Language—Staff Member Lolata Greggs to Teach Course (09/19/07)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Ecuadorians in New Jersey (09/18/07)
Authors Share Memories of Branch Brook Park During Discussion and Book Signing at The Newark Public Library (09/11/07)
Newark Public Library announces programs for Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society; concludes summer hours (09/10/07)
NJ Devils Distribute Backpacks to Kick Off School Opening and Team Up With Newark Public Library For 3rd Annual “Newark, Hockey & Me” (09/6/07)
Newark Public Library celebrates September with a host of free programs (09/04/07)

August 2007
La celebración anual de la Hispanidad de la Biblioteca Pública de Newark resaltará la comunidad ecuatoriana de New Jersey (08/23/07)
New Jersey’s Ecuadorian Community is Focus of the Newark Public Library’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration (08/23/07)

July 2007
The Newark Public Library Showcases “The Art of Illustration” (07/25/07)
Hillside Author Discusses His Efforts to Restore Male Image at The Newark Public Library (07/11/07)
Noted New Jersey Writer Presents Third Book (07/03/07)

June 2007
Newark Public Library announces winners of “Create Your Own Book” contest and its list of July programs (06/25/07)
Newark Public Library Exhibits Fine Prints from Its Extensive Collection (06/15/07)
The Art of the Poster Beckons Summer at The Newark Public Library (06/04/07)

May 2007
Newark Public Library celebrates June with a multitude of free programs, including an appearance of the Harry Potter Knight Bus (05/23/07)
Newark Public Library Is Only One in NJ to Host Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus Tour (05/16/07)
East Orange Author Introduces New Action Hero at The Newark Public Library (05/09/07)
Community Leaders Recognized at Newark Public Library’s María DeCastro Blake Dinner (05/07/07)

April 2007
Newark Public Library celebrates May with a host of free programs (04/25/07)
Dorer Photographs Memorialized in Cunningham Book (04/24/07)
Newark History Society Sponsors Panel on the Irish in Newark at The Newark Public Library (04/16/07)
Cena María DeCastro Blake de la Biblioteca Pública de Newark Reconoce Distinguidos Líderes de la Comunidad Latina (04/09/07)
Newark Public Library’s María DeCastro Blake Dinner Recognizes New Jersey’s Outstanding Latino Community Leaders (04/09/07)
Newark Public Library Holds Annual Book Sale (04/05/07)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark Resalta las Culturas Latinas de América en El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (04/05/07)
Newark Public Library Focus on America’s Latino Cultures for El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (04/05/07)

March 2007
Newark Public Library holds special multilingual concerts at Van Buren and North End Branch Libraries (03/26/07)
Newark Public Library celebrates National Library Week, announces a host of April programs, and names winners of the New Jersey Devils Essay Contest (03/22/07)
Newark Public Library Presents the Music of Women Composers as Part of New Jersey Symphony’s Musical Matriarchs Program (03/16/07)
Newark Public Library reschedules Van Buren Branch “Family Week at the Theatre” event (03/16/07)

February 2007
The Irish In Newark and New Jersey: Their History, Culture and Political Role on Display at the Newark Public Library (02/26/07)
Newark Public Library’s Women’s History Month Highlights TV and Radio Journalist. Jennifer Lewis-Hall, Author and Life Coach, Will Sign Her New Book. (02/22/07)
Newark Public Library announces March programs, including Family Week at the Theatre events (02/21/07)

January 2007
AARP Tax Service offered at The Newark Public Library (01/22/07)
Library announces February programs (01/22/07)
Library announces “bookmark contest” winners (01/22/07)
New Jersey’s African American Women Authors Are Featured at Newark Public Library’s Black History Month Salute (01/03/07)

2006

December 2006
Library announces programs in celebration of Black History Month (12/29/06)
Newark Public Library Presents Full Roster of Black History Month Programs (12/21/06)
Dr. Alvin Poussaint Headlines Newark Public Library’s MLK Tribute (12/18/06)
Newark Public Library announces January programs, including those in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (12/14/06)
Library announces January “Saturday Programs at the Branches” (12/14/06)

November 2006
Newark Public Library announces December schedule of “Saturday Programs @ the Branches,” plus more (11/30/06)
Newark Public Library announces December programs (11/28/06)
Newark Public Library Celebrates Centennial as Depository of Federal Documents Display Highlights Over 200 Years of U.S. History (11/06/06)
Newark Public Library adds programs to its November schedule (11/03/06)
Newark Public Library Telephone Survey (11/02/06)

October 2006
New Coffee Table Book Extols the Legacy of Newark’s Greek Community (10/26/06)
Newark Public Library announces November programs (10/23/06)
Book Signing Slated for Coffee Table Publication: Remembering Newark’s Greeks (10/23/06)
Newark Public Library Offers Glimpse of Newark and New Jersey Through Display of Special Prints, Posters and Treasured Ephemera (10/23/06)
“Newark Hockey Arena Model Tour” will make eight stops at The Newark Public Library (10/05/06)

September 2006
Noted NJ Historian Explores Newark Librarians’ Parallel Lives in “Charles F. Cummings and John Cotton Dana: Proud to Be Newarkers” (09/29/06)
Newark Public Library announces October programs (09/25/06)

August 2006
Mayor and Council President Are First in Line for New Library Cards (08/29/06)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark Celebra la Hispanidad Presentando Raíces del Ritmo: El Baile en Latinoamérica (08/26/06)
Mayor Booker Gets New Card to Launch Library Card Sign-Up Month (08/23/06)
Newark Public Library announces September programs (08/18/06)
Newark Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month Salute Showcases Roots of Rhythm: The Latin American Dance Experience (08/16/06)
Nineteen Kids Complete 200 Books as Part of Newark Public Library’s Youngsters Summer Reading Challenge (08/15/06)

July 2006
Newark Public Library presents entertaining/informative children’s program (07/10/06)

June 2006
Newark Salutes 150th Birthday of John Cotton Dana (06/29/06)
Newark Public Library Is First in Region to Showcase New Sabuda Pop-Up Books (06/27/06)
Newark Public Library announces July programs (06/22/06)
Newark Public Library sponsors golf fundraiser, Sets summer hours (06/09/06)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark y Prudential inauguran el Reto de Lectura Veraniega para jóvenes (06/07/06)
Newark Public Library and Prudential Team Up for Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge (06/07/06)

May 2006
Newark Public Library announces June programs, including book signings, special Father’s Day events and the Summer Reading Challenge (05/16/06)

April 2006
Newark Public Library announces May programs, including special Mother’s Day events and a book signing by C. David Williams (04/25/06)
La Biblioteca Pública de Newark presenta la Quinta Cena de Premios María de Castro Blake (04/13/06)
Newark Public Library Director Named Woman of the Year by Essex Zonta Club (04/11/06)
The Newark Public Library holds fifth María DeCastro Blake Awards Dinner (04/06/06)

March 2006
Newark Public Library mounts two new exhibitions (03/30/06)
Newark Public Library adds programs to April schedule (03/30/06)
Newark Public Library April programs highlighted by the Friends of The Newark Public Library’s 15th Annual Book Sale (03/23/06)
Newark Public Library celebrates “National Library Week,” highlighted by the popular “Create-Your-Own-Book” contest (03/16/06)
Newark Public Library holds seven “Saturday Programs @ the Branches” events in April (03/16/06)
Newark Public Library adds four programs to close out March schedule (03/08/06)

February 2006
Newark Public Library holds reopening ceremony of renovated Main Library Lobby and announces March programs, including “Family Week @ the Theater” events (02/17/06)
Fact Sheet–The Newark Public Library Lobby Renovation (02/08/06)
Newark Library Reveals Gleaming New Lobby (02/08/06)
Newark Library Unveils $1.3 Million Lobby Renovation (02/08/06)
AARP Senior Tax Service offered at The Newark Public Library; Vailsburg Branch Library cancels its February 24 program (02/02/06)
Library announces “bookmark contest” winners (02/02/06)
The Newark Public Library dedicates its New Jersey Information Center in honor of Charles F. Cummings (02/02/06)

January 2006
Winners of “Newark, Hockey, and Me” contest to be honored at City Hall ceremony (01/30/06)
The Newark Public Library celebrates Black History Month (01/18/06)
The Newark Public Library announces January programs (01/03/06)

2005

October 2005
New Jersey Devils and the Newark Arena Model Tour (10/21/05)
Click here for more information about the event at the Main Library.

2003

January 2003
Library announces Black History Month program schedule (1/16/03)

2002

October 2002
Library announces November program schedule (10/25/02)
Library offers free computer classes (10/17/02)
Hooray for Children begins its 31st year at the Newark Public Library (10/17/02)
Newark Public Library begins ninth year of Club Success (10/17/02)
Newark’s Greek culture remembered in exhibition at The Newark Public Library (10/17/02)
Clement Alexander Price to present Library’s John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture (10/06/02)
NPL and UMDNJ cosponsor Hispanic Heritage Month exhibition (10/06/02)
“Literary Landmark” designation and Hispanic Heritage Month celebration highlight Newark Public Library’s October program schedule (10/06/02)

September 2002
Newark Public Library named a “Literary Landmark” (9/16/02)
Library holds awards ceremony for Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge; Library resumes fall/winter hours (9/16/02)
Library announces programs for Hispanic Heritage Month celebration (9/05/02)
La Biblioteca anuncia programas para la celebración del mes de la hispanidad (9/05/02)

June 2002
Library announces Create-A-Book winners (6/05/02)
Library organizes showing of “El Cuatro Gigante” (6/04/02)
Newark Public Library announces “A Clean Slate for Young Readers” program (6/04/02)

May 2002
Corky to appear at kickoff rally for Library’s “Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge” (5/31/02)
Library announces June programs; sets summer hours (5/31/02)

April 2002
Programs prevail in May at the library (4/29/02)
Clement Alexander Price reappointed as a trustee on library board (4/29/02)
Library calls all young poets to special workshop (4/18/02)
Three Latino women to be honored at Library (4/17/02)
Homenaje a tres mujeres latinas el 9 de mayo en la Biblioteca Pública de Newark (4/17/02)

February 2002
Programs abound in March at the Library (2/28/02)

January 2002
Fernando Ferrer to speak at library (1/30/02)
Fernando Ferrer se presenta en la Biblioteca de Newark (1/30/02)
Black History programs highlight February events (1/30/02)
Library announces Black History Month programs (1/17/02)

2001

October 2001
Newark Public Library Celebrates Italian Culture Month (10/17/01)
October schedule includes programs at Main Library and selected Branch Libraries (10/01/01)

September 2001
Library holds awards ceremony for Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge; Library resumes fall/winter hours (9/17/01)
Library exhibition celebrates Hispanic heritage (9/17/01)
Library announces programs for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration (9/07/01)
Biblioteca anuncia programas para la celebración de la hispanidad (9/07/01)

July 2001
Library announces programs for August (7/24/01)

June 2001
Library to conclude June with appearance of Corky at Summer Reading Challenge kickoff rally; announces July programs, including those at branches (6/22/01)
Library announces “Create-A-Book” winners (6/20/01)

May 2001
Corky to appear at kickoff rally for Library’s “Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge” (5/24/01)

April 2001
Library to hold “Gourmet Gala” fundraiser (4/11/01)
Stephen Adubato to present Library’s John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture (4/11/01)
Library holds Black America on Stage performance (4/11/01)
Library mounts “Architecture Observed” exhibition (4/11/01)

March 2001
Library celebrates library week with Create-A-Book challenge(3/29/01)
Library announces April programs (3/28/01)
Library announces winners of bookmark contest (3/28/01)
Friends hold 10th annual book sale (3/21/01)
Library to hold Club Success “open houses” at branches (3/21/01)
Grant supports women/gender studies collection development (3/21/01)

January 2001
Library celebrates African-American History Month (1/22/01)
Library to hold press conference announcing formation of the NJHRIC (1/22/01)
Library offers job and career resource programs (1/04/01)
Library holds “Hooray for Children” program (1/04/01)

2000

October 2000
Library holds two weeklong children’s programs (10/25/00)
Library announces November programs (10/25/00)
Library hosts East Lynne Company performance of Paul Robeson Through His Words and Music (10/06/00)
Newark Public Library and IDT Corporation announce “IDT Reading Rewards” program (10/06/00)

September 2000
Library offers special Internet class for parents/children (9/20/00)
Library holds awards ceremony For Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge (9/20/00)
Ask a Lawyer CORRECTION! CORRECTION! (9/19/00)
La Biblioteca anuncia programas para su celebración de la hispanidad (9/12/00)
Library announces programs for Hispanic Heritage Month celebration (9/11/00)
Library holds “shopping bag” exhibition (9/11/00)

August 2000
Library and Consulate General of Portugal present exhibition (8/24/00)
Library presents a “Writer’s Forum” and a special “Latin American” program (8/02/00)

July 2000
Library holds special “Native American Celebration” and an encore “health” program (7/06/00)

June 2000
Library holds Children’s Black Film Festival (6/22/00)
Newark Public Library receives Lucent Technologies grant (6/22/00)
Newark Public Library announces summer hours (6/13/00)
Library announces “Create-A-Book” winners (6/13/00)
Library concludes health program series (6/13/00)
Prudential Again Sponsors Library’s Summer Reading Challenge (6/01/00)
Weequahic Branch Library salutes Gospel Month with two programs (6/01/00)
Library holds two health programs in June (6/01/00)
Newark Public Library mounts exhibition (6/01/00)

May 2000
Library revives Lorraine Hansberry Lecture Series (5/04/00)
Library holds health programs in May (5/04/00)

April 2000
Library to hold “Gourmet Gala” fundraiser (4/12/00)
Library is venue for “Ubuntu Video Club” (4/12/00)
Friends hold 9th annual book sale (4/12/00)
Library holds on-line reading game (4/12/00)

February 2000
Library celebrates “Branch 2000” project With two open houses and a variety of health programs (2/00)

January 2000
Library Celebrates African-American History Month (1/11/00)

1999

October 1999
Newark Public Library hosts Medicare Internet session for seniors (10/29/99)
Newark Public Library announces winner of its mascot-naming contest (10/29/99)
Library resumes “Club Success” (10/29/99)
Library resumes fall/winter hours and announces October programs (10/02/99)
Library holds awards ceremony For Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge (10/02/99)

September 1999
Library opens two more NEON Centers (9/20/99)

August 1999
Mascot naming-contest highlights August activities and new Web site (8/02/99)

July 1999
August programs at the library (7/14/99)
Library exhibits travel posters from the 20th century (7/14/99)

June 1999
“Restaurant Secrets” cookbook on sale (6/24/99)
Library receives $500,000 Carnegie Corporation grant (6/24/99)
July programs at the library (6/24/99)
Prudential Again Sponsors Library’s Summer Reading Challenge (6/24/99)

March 1999
Library’s celebration of “National Library Week” highlights April programs (3/24/99)
Madison branch library reopens (3/24/99)
“Library Amnesty-Clean Sweep” program (3/03/99)
March programs (3/03/99)

February 1999
Branch libraries continue Saturday programs for children (2/19/99)
Get connected through the Hub in your area (2/17/99)

January 1999
Newark Public Library announces February programs, including special F.E.W. Harper program (1/21/99)

1998

December 1998
Library Celebrates African-American History Month (12/29/98)
Library Holds Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration (12/9/98)

November 1999
“The Art of Writing” Luncheon and Seminar

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