Programs & Exhibits

Current Programs

Current Exhibits

Upcoming Programs and Events

Let Your Voice Be Heard
Jul 24 @ 7:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Newark Public Library invites you to participate in a survey that will inform its Strategic Planning Process.
Please share with a friend or colleague!
The survey will remain open through
Friday, July 28!
To complete the survey, please click one of the following:
Hey Newark! Here’s a brief online survey for you
to complete that would help us
greatly in providing better service to you!
Would you be so kind to fill it out please?
¡Hola, Newark!  ¡Aquí tenemos una corta encuesta
en línea para ti!  Si la completas nos ayudarías
tanto a ofrecerte mejor servicio.
¿Serías tan amable de llenarla, por favor?
Ei Newark! Aqui está uma breve pesquisa on-line para você completar isso nos ajudaria muito em
fornecer o melhor serviço para você!
Você seria tão amável e preenchê-lo por favor?
Video Game Design Club @ Technology Training Center, Third Floor, Main Library
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to create your own playable video games using Gamestar Mechanic, Unity, and Scratch!
We’ll publish our finished games online for others to play.
One game designer will receive a grand prize at the end of the summer!

Mondays, starting June 12, 2017, to July 31, 2017

Registration Required.
Must be 12 – 18 to participate.
Go to to register.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.




Summer Reading Program: Games @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Free Computer Assistance for Job Seekers @ Technology Training Center, Main Library
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop in for guidance in developing your computer skills for career success.
Recommended tutorials are listed at
Please see a librarian for more information.

Drop-in Tuesdays for assistance with:

-Resume Preparation
-Job Searches
-Job Applications
-and more

Please note change in ending time to 3:30 pm.

Please note that, when others are waiting, your session may be limited to 20 minutes.
For more information call, 973-733-3603 or click here.

Drop-In Crafternoons @ 3rd Floor Teen Room, Main Library
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens, ages 12-18, come get crafty with us!
We’ll have a new project each week. All supplies will be provided.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.



Secrets to College Admissions: East Ward @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Discover what you wish they had told you about college!

Increase your knowledge about college!  Learn about applying to college, financing college, and much more!

Attend one of these workshops and get the information you need to succeed!

Presentation by Pillar College

Sponsored by

  • City of Newark
  • The Newark Public Library
  • Newark City of Learning Collaborative
  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • Berkeley College
  • Bloomfield College
  • Essex County College
  • Felician University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Pillar College
  • Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

For more information about series, click here

Click here to download flyer

Summer Reading Program: Story & Craft @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Story & Craft

Read a book and complete a fun craft.

All ages

Teen Advisory Board Meeting @ First Floor Cafe, Main Library
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brainstorm, plan, and lead teen programs and events.

Suggest new books, manga, and comics for our teen collection

Earn one hour of community service or more for every meeting you attend

Free Snacks!

– Be a student in grades 7-12
– Be available to attend one meeting per month
– Complete and submit the application form

Want more information or have questions?

Contact Maisie Card, Teen Services Librarian
by calling 973-733-7822 or emailing her at

Newark After Dark (Club Scene from the ’50s through the ’70s) @ Main Library, 2nd Floor Centennial Hall
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Reception: 6 – 6:30 pm

Panel Discussion: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Panelists: Barbara Thompson, who worked for Tiny Prince for many years; Sharpe James, former Mayor; Leo Johnson, longtime Newark-based jazz saxophonist; and Tiny Prince family

Live Music during the reception will be provided by Leo Johnson and renowned bassist Lisle Atkinson.

The Library would like to extend its appreciation to Guy Sterling for organizing and moderating this event.


Exhibit on view in the 2nd floor gallery:
Scene in Newark: The Ting Prince Collection

Courtyard Market @ Main Library Courtyard
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take a break and stop by the Courtyard Market!  Now with great lunch options!

We’re expecting terrific vendors for a great mid-week break to enjoy delicious food and fun shopping.  Come check out a variety of food, handmade arts and crafts, vintage clothing, unique jewelry, natural soaps and body lotions, and more….

Special thanks to our Courtyard partner, LezEat Newark Food Tours