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Homework Help @ Van Buren Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

High school volunteers are available to help students in grades K-6 with their homework. Help is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Teens who wish to volunteer can stop by the Van Buren Branch Children’s desk.

College Prep Classes @ Springfield Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CollegeSAT Prep 2018-19

College Prep Classes

September 12, 2018 through May 15, 2019

Wednesdays 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturdays 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Springfield Branch Library
50 Hayes Street
Newark, NJ 07103

Springfield Branch Library invites all high school seniors to attend free weekly SAT/ACT Prep Classes

  • SAT/ACT Prepping
  • College Essay Writing
  • Financial Aid/Scholarship Assistance
  • College Fairs
  • Mentoring
  • Community Services

For more information please call the branch at (973) 733-7736 or Mr. Brown Coordinator at (862) 368-4261

The program is free and open to the public.

Funding for the program is provided by the Victoria Foundation

Map of your Neighborhood Teen Workshop @ Springfield Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For this workshop we will create a map of your neighborhood incorporating ideas from major Native American/Indigenous landmarks and road names.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Springfield Branch Library
50 Hayes Street
Newark, NJ 07103


Family Storytime @ North End Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for both traditional and contemporary stories followed by a related craft. All ages welcome.

Wednesdays, November 7, 14 & 28
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

North End Branch Library
722 Summer Ave.
Newark, NJ 07104

From Revolution to Solutions: Informed Cinema & Conversation about Newark @ Centennial Hall
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, has a complex and rich history. Clips from three acclaimed, award-winning documentaries by filmmakers Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno – Revolution ’67, The Rule, and Rust – will allow a look at the past, present, and future of Newark. Participants will be able to learn about and discuss the opportunities and challenges of urban environments by examining Newark as a microcosm.

Newark Public Library
Centennial Hall
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For more information, please contact:
Tom Ankner
(973) 733-7775

Spoken Word Poetry Workshops @ Teen Room, 3rd floor
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This fall, Jasmine Mans will provide free afterschool poetry workshops at The Newark Public Library for teens in grades 8 -12. Workshops will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 16 – Dec. 4, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and for adults ages 18-24, Wednesdays, Oct. 17– Dec. 5, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Email for more info. Follow the link to register:

Jasmine Mans is an author, performer, poet, teacher, and artist. She has successfully competed in HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices and Knicks Poetry Slam competitions. Mans released her first book, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels in May 2012. That same year, she was chosen by Glamour Magazine, as one of their Top 10 Most Influential Woman in College. Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where she began mentoring younger poets and teaching creative writing in the First Wave program, and Newark’s own Arts High School.

Event Capacity – 30

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October 17th – December 5th (Ages 18 – 24)

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Teen Poetry Workshops 2018

Whole Cities Foundation® Nutrition Lecture Series: II. Holiday Sides Cooking Demonstration @ Vailsburg Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Holiday Sides
Join us for an informative talk on harnessing the healing power of foods, and get and share ideas for healthier holiday sides.
Free samples will be provided.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Vailsburg Branch Library
75 Alexander Street
Newark, NJ 07106


English Language Classes @ Special Services Room, 1st Floor
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

This course is fully registered.

For more information about other classes, contact La Casa de Don Pedro

English Language Classes @ Van Buren Branch Library
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

This course is fully registered.

For more information about other classes, contact La Casa de Don Pedro

Free Computer Assistance for Job Seekers @ Technology Training Center, 3rd Floor
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Drop-In Thursdays: November 1, 8, 15, 29 – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (no class Nov. 22)

Drop in to meet the computer and technology tutor for assistance with topics like:

  • Resume Preparation*
  • Job Searches
  • Job Applications
  • and more!

*Resume students: Bring a list of the schools you attended with dates of attendance and of the jobs you have held with the names of employers and with the dates you held them, along with notes about your responsibilities in those jobs. So that you can save your work, bring a flash drive (sold for $7.50 at the VTC desk).

You can also ask questions about:

  • Getting started using the mouse
  • Internet searching
  • How to set up a Gmail account
  • Email attachments
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel formatting and formulas
  • PowerPoint
  • and more

Please note that, when others are waiting, your session may be limited to 20 minutes.

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