Reading Club @ Branch Brook Branch Library @ Branch Brook Branch Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Thursday at 2 pm, Beginning Readers can come on in and practice their reading skills!

Arts and Crafts with Ms. Jackie @ Clinton Branch Library
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Arts and Crafts

Children up to 8th Grade can join us for arts and crafts.

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

Board Game Fridays @ Van Buren Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Fun Friday @ North End Branch Library @ North End Branch Library
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fun Fridays @ Branch Brook Branch Library @ Branch Brook Branch Library
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brazil in Newark 2017 – Film Screening: Guerra de Canudos (Battle of Canudos) @ Main Library, 2nd Floor Reading Room
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Brazil in Newark 2017 Film Series

Guerra de Canudos (Battle of Canudos)

This epic film from 1997 tells the true story of how the Brazilian army crushed a peasant rebellion in 1897 in the arid heartland of Bahia in northeastern Brazil. More than 15,000 people died in the bloodiest civil war ever fought in Brazil. Directed by Sergio Rezende, and starring José Wilker, Cláudia Abreu, and Paulo Betti, Guerra de Canudos vividly illustrates how one community rebelled against a government that brought oppression and poverty.

Following the screening, enjoy a pocket show with questions and answers from artists and producers. Screening: 170 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Pocket Show: 30 min.

This film series is part of a celebration of Brazil in Newark, with an exhibit and children’s cultural workshop series also offered at the Newark Public Library. Additional films will be screened on Friday nights in September

Organized by Silvana Magda and Brazusa Cultural Center in association with the City of Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and the Newark Public Library

The Library Music Sessions @ Courtyard
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

It’s the Friday night party you don’t want to miss!  Enjoy live performance and live bands!  Free entry!

Enjoy live performance and live bands!

Salsa! House! Merengue! Freestyle! Bachata! Dance! Wepa!

Every Friday in September in the Courtyard! New Hours!

Please Note: The Library is conducting a food and clothing drive on Friday, September 8, 2017, for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico.  Please bring nonperishable food and clothing items (especially items for children).  Everything helps!

6:00 – 8:30 pm Open Format
8:30 – 11:00 pm House Music

Presented by Duce Martinez and Adam Cruz of DwildMusicRadio, and Butchie Nieves of the Newark Puerto Rican Day Parade

Click here to download flyer

Free Computer Assistance for Job Seekers @ Technology Training Center, 3rd Floor
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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).

Assistance in English (Click Here to Download PDF Flyer)

American Sign Language Classes: Beginners Level I @ Main Library, 1st Floor James Brown African American Room
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

American Sign Language Classes

September 23 – December 2, 2017
(No class October 14 and November 11)

Beginners Level I 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Registration is at 10:00 am and at 12 noon on the first day of class.

For more Information email Lolata Greggs:

United Way First Time Home Buyer Seminar @ Main Library, Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The First Time Homebuyer Seminar, in partnership with select banks and realtors, will prepare potential first time homebuyers for homeownership.
The program provides a comprehensive “walk through” of the entire home buying process, including credit, savings, inspections, appraisals, down payments, and insurance.
You will be empowered to make smart decisions during your first home buying experience.

Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Centennial Hall 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Agenda Topics:

Why Buy? Rent vs Buy
Credit and Alternative Credit
Real Estate Agent/Attorney/Home Inspector
Preliminary Approval
Loan Process

Seating is limited: Please call us and register at 973-854-2244