Calendar

Feb
7
Thu
2019 BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION EXHIBIT The World is Yours — Hip Hop: Newark and Beyond Curated by Dr. Zain Abdullah, Consultant & Temple University Associate Professor and Dale E. Colston, Esq., Librarian, James Brown African American Room @ 2nd Floor Gallery, Main Library
Feb 7 – Apr 30 all-day

Hip Hop, now in its fifth decade, continues to influence, intrigue and inspire locally and globally.  The exhibit features photos, artifacts, lyrics and commentary about four elements of Hip Hop:  DJ-ing, MC-ing, Graffiti and Breaking/Breakdancing.  Newark and New Jersey are at the foundation of this lifestyle and continue to produce music, dictate style and deliver artists today.

FREE and open to the public

PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration exhibition and public programs.

 

Apr
23
Tue
NOTICE: The Clinton Branch Library is Temporarily Closed @ Clinton Branch Library
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – May 2 @ 10:00 am

NOTICE: The Clinton Branch Library will be temporarily closed during scheduled maintenance and repairs until May 2, 2019.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve conditions at the Clinton Branch.

Apr
25
Thu
Family Movie Night @ The Newark Public Library, 1st Floor Children's Room
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Movie Night @ The Newark Public Library, 1st Floor Children's Room | Newark | New Jersey | United States

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 6:00 PM
The Newark Public Library, Children’s Room | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

It’s time to pop the corn! Join us at The Newark Public Library in the first floor Children’s Room for family movie night!

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For more information, please contact us at 973.733.7797

Friends of JBAAR Meeting @ The Newark Public Library, JBAAR
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friends of JBAAR Meeting

Friends of the James Brown African American Annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser @ James Brown African American Room, 2nd Floor
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of wine, cheese, and fun! We want to let you know what we’ve been doing and introduce you to our future plans. If you have friends, who are not our friend, invite them to become a friend!

To register please contact: jbaarfriends@npl.org or call

973-733-5411

Newark Public Library
James Brown African American Room, 2nd Floor
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Fundraiser

Friends of the James Brown African American Room

Friends of the James Brown African American Room – Annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser @ The Newark Public Library, JBAAR
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friends of the James Brown African American Room - Annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser @ The Newark Public Library, JBAAR | Newark | New Jersey | United States

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 6-8 PM
The Newark Public Library, Second Floor JBAAR | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Join us for an evening of wine, cheese, and fun! We want to let you know what we’ve been doing and introduce you to our future plans. If you have friends, who are not our friend, invite them to become a friend!

Click here to view the flyer.

For more details, please contact us at 973.733.5411

Apr
26
Fri
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Workforce Development Event @ The Newark Public Library, 2nd Floor
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Workforce Development Event @ The Newark Public Library, 2nd Floor | Newark | New Jersey | United States

Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Learn about careers in transportation, logistics, and distribution. Over 400,000 regional jobs. Diverse fields and education levels. Moving over $200 billion worth of goods each year. Discover rewarding careers in Newark’s Backyard!

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Telling Untold Histories Unconference @ Rutgers University - Newark, Paul Robeson Campus Center
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Telling Untold Histories Unconference @ Rutgers University - Newark, Paul Robeson Campus Center | Newark | New Jersey | United States

Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Rutgers University – Newark, Paul Robeson Campus Center | 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102

We all tell stories. But how we tell those stories changes depending on who and where we are and on the conditions of our lives and institutions. People of color, women, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people, and people with differing abilities have used various strategies–from whisper networks and kitchen conversations to protests and public demonstrations–to speak truth when society prefers they remain silent. Either way can make change, but as Maya Angelou wrote, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Telling Untold Histories – New Jersey’s Annual Unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told – will explore these histories on April 26, 2019 in the Paul Robeson’s Campus Center at Rutgers-University Newark.

Artist Marisa Williamson will give a keynote, “Ghosts and Other Unseen Subjects.” Six skills-based workshops will be offered.

Registration cost is $20 + processing fee and can be done at the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/telling-untold-histories-unconference-tickets-57617854554

Find more information at untoldhistories.org.

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iPad Beginner Classes @ Special Services Room, 1st Floor
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

iPad Beginner Classes in Adaptive Technology (for people, age 55 and older with vision loss)

Fridays
April 5th through May 10th – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (no class April 19th – Library Closed for Good Friday Holiday)

Newark Public Library
Special Services Room, 1st Floor
5 Washington Street
Newark,NJ 07102

 

Apr
27
Sat
Drag Queen Story Hour @ The Newark Public Library, 1st Floor LGBTQ Center
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ The Newark Public Library, 1st Floor LGBTQ Center | Newark | New Jersey | United States

Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The Newark Public Library, 1st Floor LGBTQ Center | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Join Harmonica Sunbeam for an interactive storytime, crafts, snacks, and most of all fun!

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