Thank you to my staff!

My staff is the best!  Yesterday was Boss’ day and they bought me chocolate covered strawberries and balloons!  THANK YOU!

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Early Childhood Literacy Programming

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Terrarium Building Workshop

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Poetry Workshops

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Drag Queen Spook Story Hour!

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Come Join Us!

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Community Partner Award from Newark Proud

We are pleased and excited that the Newark Public Library is being honored at the 2018 Newark Proud Awards sponsored by Newark Gay Pride.

We have been selected for this year’s Community Partner Award for our commitment to the LGBTQ community.

Congratulations to the other awards recipients – Gayle Chaneryfield-Jenkins, Rev. Kevin Taylor, Kareem Willis.  Jeffrey Trzeciak will represent the NPL at the award ceremony.

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About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

NPL Hosts Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

Staff at NPL were extremely proud to host Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor as part of her Children’s book tour. Thank you NJ.COM for the great article on the event.  It was a truly magical afternoon that nearly 500 Newarkers will remember forever!  Thank you Friends of NJHRIC for buying the books for the children!

 

(Michael Sieveking, Justice Sotomayor, Jeffrey Trzeciak)

Congratulations to the staff who made it all possible!

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Salman Rushdie

Third Annual Philip Roth Lecture Features Sir Salman Rushdie

I was very honored to meet Sir Salman Rushdie September 27, 2018 at the Newark Public Library.  Sir Rushdie was chosen by Philip Roth prior to his passing to speak at the Third Annual Philip Roth Lecture.  Over 300 people were in attendance.  Thank you to so many who were able to attend and thank you to my fantastic staff who made it a truly special evening!

Salman Rushdie is the author of 13 novels including Midnight’s Children, winner of the 1981 Booker Prize and Best of the Booker in 2008, The Satanic Verses, and most recently, The Golden House. He is also the author of a book of stories, East, West, and four works of non-fiction, including his memoir Joseph Anton.

In honor of Rushdie’s 2018 Philip Roth Lecture at the Newark Public Library on September 27, Audible is offering a free download of Midnight’s Children to all attendees.

The Philip Roth Lecture Committee
Adam Gopnik, journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker
Nicole Krauss, novelist
David Remnick, Editor in Chief of The New Yorker
Benjamin Taylor, author, most recently, of The Hue and Cry at Our House
Rosemary Steinbaum, NPL Board Representative
Jeffrey Trzeciak, Director, NPL

(Sir Salman Rushdie with Jeffrey Trzeciak, Director of Newark Public Library)

Congratulations to all of the NPL staff who made it happen!

See also:  https://www.tapinto.net/towns/newark/articles/renowned-author-salman-rushdie-points-to-power-of-prose-at-philip-roth-lecture

 

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.

Congratulations to the staff of NPL!

I would like to congratulate the staff of the Newark Public Library on being chosen for the  Newark PROUD 2018 Community Partner Award!

The Newark Public Library is committed to providing programming, services and collections that support the diverse community we serve!

Please join us at the ceremony this year:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newark-proud-2018-awards-reception-tickets-49454970147

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian.  Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.