Monday, January 25, 2016

Out of the cold at NPL

In February, after months of cold, dreary weather, many of us start to feel cabin fever set in.  But there is good news! Here at the Newark Public Library, we have many programs coming up to help you get out of your house and escape both the cabin fever and the cold.  We offer programs for all ages.
Each week, our Youth Services staff will offer their always-amazing Tuesday morning Story-time, featuring read and sing-a-longs, and, of course, a good amount of dancing to really shake off that chill. Tech Night and Little Engineers programs on Monday evenings offer children and teens some hands-on experience and fun with technology.  Other programs for children and teens this month include a Teen Cooking Challenge, Minecraft, Legos, and Pokemon clubs, After School Snack, and a showing of the very popular Minions movie during the winter school break. 
"Revolution Army" from Legos night

We offer adults both practical programs, like weekly resume help, and fun programs, like our Mahjongg, Chess, and Cards in the Library programs.  On the second and fourth Monday of every month, our Adult Services Librarian, Graham Tedesco-Blair will offer Gadget Guide — an open Q&A session about topics relating to computers, iPads, smart phones, tablets, and more.  You can craft with Becky Sloane on Monday, February 1st, or attend one of our book discussion programs: Friends of the Library Author Luncheon on February 12, or “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed American History” presented by author Michael Keene on March 2nd

February's featured craft

This February, get out of the house and the cold and into the library.  For more details about these programs, click the program name to go to our online calendar. Please note that some programs require registration, which you can fill out if necessary by clicking on the program name (registration form will automatically come up).

See you soon!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


It's all about new at Newark: new year, new programs, new faces... all better ways to serve the community in 2016. You'll see some new staff around to help you:

Kari (left), Graham, and Jami.

And a new coffee bar brewing local coffee from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters:

Didn't get that new book you wanted for Christmas? It's okay, we have plenty of new titles to choose from:

And if we don't have it, be sure to suggest that we get a copy.

Our January calendar is full of programs for kids, teens, and adults - all the old favorites are back, as well as some new additions!

NOTE: a  *  indicates that registration is required because space is limited. Click on the program name to go to the registration page.

Ongoing events

Mondays and Wednesdays @ the Community Room: If you are 18 or under, join us for After School   Snacks from 3 to 4:30 pm.


@ the Children's Room: Song, stories and fun for little ones! Join us at 10 am for Preschool Storytime*!

@ the Community Room: Mahjongg Club* meets for a few rounds from 5-7 pm.

Wednesdays @ Fayetta Hall Meeting Room: Come to the library for Resume Help from 1-2 and 4-5 pm.

Thursdays @ the Community Room: Cards in the Library from 4 to 6 pm features a different card game each Thursday. Come for your favorite, or learn something new!
  • Jan 7th: Euchre
  • Jan 14th: Cribbage
  • Jan 21st: Hearts

Jan 4th

@ the Community Room: Join Becky Sloane for Adult Craft Night* from 6 to 7:30 pm - a different craft project each month!

@ the Teen Room: Play around with different technologies with fellow nerds at Tech Night from 6 to 7 pm.

Jan. 6th @ the Community Room: An Upstate New York Frame of Mind: Fiction Set in the Empire State reading & book discussion series facilitated by Joe O'Toole.  EVENT IS FULL.

Jan. 8th @ the Community Room: Six times a year, the Friends of the Newark Public Library host a luncheon. They invite a presenter to discuss books or areas of local interest. Retired minister Tim Johnson will present at this month's program. Hosted from 12-1 pm. Click here to register.

Jan. 11th @ the Community Room:  Join us for Little Engineers: An hour of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities for kids! Starting at 6 pm.

Jan. 13th @ the Teen Room: Join your friends for Minecraft Club* from 6-7 pm. Space is limited

Jan. 20th @ the Community Room: Art Project* night features a different art project each month, beginning at 6pm.

Jan. 25th @ the Community Room: Little Engineers meets again for an hour of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities for kids! Starting at 6 pm.

Jan. 27th @ the Children's Room: Pokemon Club! Bring your cards to battle and trade with friends. Starting at 6 pm.

The Fayetta and Community rooms at the Newark Public Library are available for use for any member of the public. Call us at 331-4370 if you'd like to reserve either. 

We always love to hear suggestions from the community on what you'd like to see the library do for you. Drop us a line anytime or leave us a note in the suggestion box. 

Happy 2016!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Discussion Series

Sign up for another wonderful reading & book discussion series facilitated by Joe O'Toole! Plan on attending all 6 sessions to ensure the success of this great program! Space is limited. This series is called An upstate new york frame of mind: fiction set in the empire state.

The dates, and the books being discussed on each day are as follows:
September 2-Introduction
October 7-The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
November 4-Ironweed by William Kennedy
December 2-The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
January 6-Nickel Mountain by John Gardner
February 10-Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo

All discussions will take place on a Wednesday from 6:30 until 7:45 in the Fayetta Hall small meeting room.

Registration is required. Please register here

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Reading 2015

Our Summer Reading program kicks off on July 6th from 10am to Noon here at the library.  Bring a clean, white article of clothing and tie dye it on the lawn, then come inside to the community room and sign up for the Summer Reading Program! All ages welcome!
You can register ahead of time online by clicking the link provided: Register for Summer Reading at NPL

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Afternoon at Downton Abbey

Do the names Lord Grantham, Mr. Carson, Mrs. Patmore, and Lady Violet mean anything to you? Do you shed a tear at the love story of Mary and Matthew? Does the word “weekend” bring to mind Maggie Smith’s classic line? If so, join us for a fun afternoon at the Abbey. We will show more episodes from Season One and snack on British refreshments, too. The event will take place in the Community Room, from 1-4pm, on Friday, May 29th. Space is limited. Register online  here or by calling 315-331-4370.