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ASL Study Group with Thyson

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Cooking Matters for Kids {Branch Brook}

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Mobile Hotspot Lending Program

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Chat & Chew – March

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Newark Goes to College Presents: Going to College with a GED

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Living in the Life: Celebrating LGBTQ Heroes for Black History Month

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Black History

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High School Academic Support Program – February 2021 Programs

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Kanopy Movie Club

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Newark Public Library Book Club

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2021 Black History Celebration at The Newark Public Library

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Book Talk: Trying Stuff by Rita Mattia

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FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program

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Black Lives Matter Instructional Library

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#BlackLivesMatter Booklist

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COVID-19 Testing for Newark Residents

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Pick up your copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Radical Women: Fighting for Power and the Vote in New Jersey!

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Newark Public Library – Social Work Services

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Philip Roth Lecture 2020 {RECORDING}

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Reader’s Advisory

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Limited Public Opening

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Meet the new Library Director, Joslyn Bowling Dixon

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Mar
1
Mon
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program

January 4th through March 29th | Mondays & Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Classes to be held virtually

It’s a NEW YEAR and time to make that NEW YEAR’S Resolution to finally get your HIGH SCHOOL Diploma! Get your online high school prep support from Nashima Harvey, Ed.M. a NJ Educational Consultant and Special Educator.

Let’s work together to prepare for the: Math, Science, Writing, Reading and Social Studies portions of your HSE test. 

*Diverse learners are encouraged to register. We will review basic skills and advanced skills so you are prepared to successfully take your HSE test.

Please visit bit.ly/2020WINTERHSE to register

For more information, please email Nashima at: nharvey@npl.org

Click here to view the flyer.

Mar
3
Wed
Newark Goes to College Presents: Going to College with a GED
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Newark Goes to College Presents: Going to College with a GED

Two-Day Virtual Event on Zoom: February 24th and March 3rd • 5-6 PM
Tune in on Zoom – register below.

Join presenters Leigh LeBlanc, Director, High School Admissions, Berkeley College, and Roy Harte, Admissions Advisor/Recruiter, Essex County Community College, for two workshops. These workshops are perfect for attendees who have their HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma or are preparing to take their HSE test (GED, TASC, HiSET).

February 24th, Mr. Harte will discuss:

  • Can I go to college with a HSE diploma?
  • What do I need to know to start the college process with a HSE diploma?
  • Which HSE test will get me into college?
  • How do I apply and complete a financial aid form for college?
  • What Resources are available to me in choosing a college?

March 3rd, Ms. LeBlanc will discuss:

  • How to research eligible scholarships and grants
  • Affording college
  • Benefits of 2 and 4 year college
  • Do I need to take the SAT for college?
  • Can I go to college with a learning disability and a HSE diploma?

Register to attend on Zoom: bit.ly/3as9jnS

Click here to view the flyer.

Mar
5
Fri
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program

January 4th through March 29th | Mondays & Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Classes to be held virtually

It’s a NEW YEAR and time to make that NEW YEAR’S Resolution to finally get your HIGH SCHOOL Diploma! Get your online high school prep support from Nashima Harvey, Ed.M. a NJ Educational Consultant and Special Educator.

Let’s work together to prepare for the: Math, Science, Writing, Reading and Social Studies portions of your HSE test. 

*Diverse learners are encouraged to register. We will review basic skills and advanced skills so you are prepared to successfully take your HSE test.

Please visit bit.ly/2020WINTERHSE to register

For more information, please email Nashima at: nharvey@npl.org

Click here to view the flyer.

Mar
6
Sat
Cooking Matters for Kids {Branch Brook}
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cooking Matters for Kids {Branch Brook}

Every Saturday from February 27, 2021 to April 3, 2021 from 1:00-1:30 PM
Tune in on Zoom – details below

Cooking Matters for Kids (CMK) is a free nutrition education program for (SNAP) recipients and applicants. It is 6 courses on healthy eating skills and building confidence in food shopping
on a budget. It is a series of classes geared for children, focusing on food safety and food preparation education.

LESSON TOPICS
• Lesson 1: You’re the Chef!
• Lesson 2: Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
• Lesson 3: Whole Grain Goodness
• Lesson 4: Smart Snackers
• Lesson 5: Super Shoppers
• Lesson 6: Kitchen Heroes

Location: Class will be held via Zoom call

CONTACT/REGISTRATION
Isabel Castro – icastro@npl.org
Ashley Policastro – apolicastro@cfbnj.org

Zoom Information to participate in the class:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpce2pqz0sHNCyz7UPij94Hh4ajWPO01j
Meeting ID: 974 6415 6664
Passcode: 154872
Call utilizing the Phone Number: (929) 205-6099 US (New York)

New Jersey Department of Human Services | New Jersey Department of Health This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Free Black Communities, The Underground Railroad and Slavery: Telling and Researching the Stories
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Black Communities, The Underground Railroad and Slavery: Telling and Researching the Stories

2021 Black History Celebration at The Newark Public Library

“The Art and Beauty of Black Power! A Century of Cinema, Dance and Music”

FREE BLACK COMMUNITIES, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND SLAVERY: TELLING AND RESEARCHING THE STORIES

March 6, 2021 at 1:00PM.

Tune in via Zoom and Facebook

Who are the folks bringing the lives of New Jersey’s freedom seekers to the light? Join us for a conversation and slide show of community workers and local historians working to illuminate the lives and activism of African Americans in NJ in the 1800s. Panelists include Kristal Langford, The Lost Souls Memorial Project; Linda Shockley, president, The Lawnside Historical Society owners of the Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum; Christopher Matthews, Montclair State University and historian, Dr. James Amemasor.

Click here for flyer.

Mar
8
Mon
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program

January 4th through March 29th | Mondays & Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Classes to be held virtually

It’s a NEW YEAR and time to make that NEW YEAR’S Resolution to finally get your HIGH SCHOOL Diploma! Get your online high school prep support from Nashima Harvey, Ed.M. a NJ Educational Consultant and Special Educator.

Let’s work together to prepare for the: Math, Science, Writing, Reading and Social Studies portions of your HSE test. 

*Diverse learners are encouraged to register. We will review basic skills and advanced skills so you are prepared to successfully take your HSE test.

Please visit bit.ly/2020WINTERHSE to register

For more information, please email Nashima at: nharvey@npl.org

Click here to view the flyer.

Mar
9
Tue
Chat & Chew – February
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chat & Chew - February

Tuesday, March 9th | 5:30 PM
Tune in on Zoom – Click here to register

Join the NPL President’s Coterie for a virtual movie discussion of Coming 2 America. Available on Amazon Prime Video (March 5th)

Join us to support a local restaurant and have dinner from The Yard (available on Uber Eats) delivered to your door while we chat about the book!

Visit bit.ly/2OPXCPz to register today!

Click here to view the flyer.

Mar
12
Fri
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
FREE Virtual Adult Learning High School Equivalency Prep Program

January 4th through March 29th | Mondays & Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Classes to be held virtually

It’s a NEW YEAR and time to make that NEW YEAR’S Resolution to finally get your HIGH SCHOOL Diploma! Get your online high school prep support from Nashima Harvey, Ed.M. a NJ Educational Consultant and Special Educator.

Let’s work together to prepare for the: Math, Science, Writing, Reading and Social Studies portions of your HSE test. 

*Diverse learners are encouraged to register. We will review basic skills and advanced skills so you are prepared to successfully take your HSE test.

Please visit bit.ly/2020WINTERHSE to register

For more information, please email Nashima at: nharvey@npl.org

Click here to view the flyer.

ASL Study Group with Thyson
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ASL Study Group with Thyson

Fridays beginning March 12th 1 – 2:30 PM
Join us on Zoom

Join Thyson for a weekly ASL Study Group! Practice your ASL skills with Thyson and fellow ASL class attendees.

Register today by visiting bit.ly/2NB9rZ5

Click here to view the flyer.

Mar
13
Sat
Cooking Matters for Kids {Branch Brook}
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cooking Matters for Kids {Branch Brook}

Every Saturday from February 27, 2021 to April 3, 2021 from 1:00-1:30 PM
Tune in on Zoom – details below

Cooking Matters for Kids (CMK) is a free nutrition education program for (SNAP) recipients and applicants. It is 6 courses on healthy eating skills and building confidence in food shopping
on a budget. It is a series of classes geared for children, focusing on food safety and food preparation education.

LESSON TOPICS
• Lesson 1: You’re the Chef!
• Lesson 2: Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
• Lesson 3: Whole Grain Goodness
• Lesson 4: Smart Snackers
• Lesson 5: Super Shoppers
• Lesson 6: Kitchen Heroes

Location: Class will be held via Zoom call

CONTACT/REGISTRATION
Isabel Castro – icastro@npl.org
Ashley Policastro – apolicastro@cfbnj.org

Zoom Information to participate in the class:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpce2pqz0sHNCyz7UPij94Hh4ajWPO01j
Meeting ID: 974 6415 6664
Passcode: 154872
Call utilizing the Phone Number: (929) 205-6099 US (New York)

New Jersey Department of Human Services | New Jersey Department of Health This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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