Calendar

Dec
14
Thu
At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Oral History Project Opening Reception @ James Brown African American Room, Main Library
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibit on view from December 14, 2017 to March 1, 2018
Atrium and 1st Floor Gallery, Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark

Discover how how lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, and queer people who have lived in Newark claimed space for themselves in the community, in the face of poverty, violence, illness, racism, and discrimination, in the exhibit At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project.

At Home in Newark features several interactive and multimedia elements. Video clips with historic footage from the elaborate balls held by the LGBTQ community, part party, part community gathering, part educational center, will be shown. In the 1990s, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, events like the Fireball were places where safe sex information was available.

Exhibit visitors will be able to listen to extended excerpts from the oral history interviews either with MP3 devices or smart phones. An interactive station will enable visitors to explore critical issues examined in the exhibit: how do you identify yourself, and where do you feel at home and safe in Newark. A large map has been compiled that shows the locations of bars and nightclubs such as Club Zanzibar and Murphy’s that became sanctuaries for members of Newark’s LGBTQ community, and visitors will be encouraged to identify any other places that may be missing from the map.

The exhibit was curated by students in Dr. Mary Rizzo’s American studies class “Place, Community, and Public Humanities” at Rutgers University-Newark, drawing content from the life history interviews that are included in the Queer Newark Oral History Project, begun in 2011. The exhibition panels and graphics were designed by students in Professor Chantal Fischzang’s graphic design class “Visual Means.”

Join us and listen to the voices of LGBTQ Newark!

Opening Reception
Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Program begins at 6:00 pm in the James Brown African American Room

Walking In Your Dream @ Main Library, 4th Floor Auditorium
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

“I Like Me” Book signing & Promo by Lawanda Armstrong

Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Newark Public Library
4th Floor Auditorium
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ

Dec
15
Fri
National Career Institute Graduation @ Main Library, 2nd Floor Centennial Hall
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Graduation
National Career Institute

Friday, December 15, 2017
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Newark Public Library
Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

this Event is Free and Open to the Public

Dec
16
Sat
Information Session for Business Bootcamp @ Main Library, 1st Floor James Brown African American Room
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Business Bootcamp

Information Session Business Bootcamp

Denise Williams will be providing an informational session to individuals that are interested in Business Training.

 

This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

 

This Program is Provided by United Way of Essex and West Hudson

Dec
26
Tue
Friends of the James Brown African American Room present: Kwanzaa, Umoja/Unity @ Main Library, 2nd Floor Centennial Hall
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KWANZAA

Friends of JBAAR present:
Kwanzaa Umoja/Unity

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Candle Lighting
Storytelling
African Dance & Drumming

Light refreshments served

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

Dec
30
Sat
Rutgers-Newark Community Writing Center Workshop: The Art of Poetry @ Main Library, 1st Floor Cafe
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rutgers University-Newark
COMMUNITY WRITING CENTER
Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Workshops
Workshops will provide hands-on skills in writing for professional purposes, personal expression, academics, and civic engagement
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Topic: The Art of Poetry
Tap into your inner poet as you learn several different forms of poetry.
No registration required
To download flyer about writing workshop series, click here
For more information, contact the Library at 973-733-7784

For more information about the Rutgers University-Newark Community Writing Center, click here or contact Marne Benson, Writing Center Manager at 973-353-5849 or marneb@rutgers.edu

Jan
3
Wed
English Conversation Club @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jan 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Informal club which meets weekly to practice English through conversation, activities and games.  New members are always welcome.

Jan
10
Wed
English Conversation Club @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jan 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Informal club which meets weekly to practice English through conversation, activities and games.  New members are always welcome.

Jan
13
Sat
Active Parenting Class sign-up @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Parents of ages 5-8 can sign up a six-week parenting class from Partnership of Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey that will be 12-2 p.m. starting January 20. Parents can learn about Food and a gift card will be provided as part of the class.

Jan
16
Tue
Audible Inc. @ Main Library, 2nd Floor Centennial Hall
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Training class for employees at Audible (Tech Organization)

This is a Private Event and is Not Open to the Public!