Monday, September 26, 2016

October Programs and Events

 Happy October! As the weather gets colder and Halloween draws near, it is the perfect time to stop by the Newark Public Library to pick up a good book. While you're here, you can also check out the variety of programs and activities that we offer. To sign up for any of the activities below, either click on the link, or give us a call at (315) 331-4370.

Adult Programs

Adult Craft Class - October 3rd at 6 P.M.
Make a beautiful fall wreath for decorating your home or giving as a gift! There will be many different options so that your wreath can be completely unique. There will be a $7 materials fee, payable at the class.
Resume Help - Wednesdays at 1 P.M. and 4 P.M.
Whether you need to punch up an existing resume, or create an entirely new one from scratch, Newark Library is here to help! Learn how to create a document that will get you noticed by employers.
Adult Reading and Book Discussion Series - October 5th at 6:30 P.M.
 Joe O'Toole will facilitate discussion on a series of plays, focusing on the themes of good and evil. October's play will be Orpheus Descending, by Tennessee Williams. 

Cards in the Library - Thursdays at 4 P.M.
An ongoing event, Cards in the Library hosts a different game every Thursday. The first Thursday of the month will be Euchre, the second Cribbage, the third Hearts, and the fourth dealer's choice.
Gadget Guide - October 10th and October 24th at 6 P.M.
If you have a device, gadget, or piece of technology that is giving you trouble, bring it in to the library in order to learn a bit more about it!
Mah Jongg - Tuesdays at 5 P.M.
Whether you've played before or not, you can enjoy the relaxing Chinese tile game, Mah Jongg, every Tuesday in the library.
Vietnam Mailbag - October 12th at 6:30 P.M.
Join us for a very special reading and discussion at the library. Journalist Nancy E. Lynch, who wrote and published Vietnam Mailbag: Voices From the War 1968-1972, will read and discuss selected letters from the Vietnam War.
Board Meeting - October 13th at 6:30 P.M.
Every month, the Board of Directors meets in the library. The public is welcome to join the meeting as well.
Adult Writer's Group - October 14th and October 28th at 4 P.M.
All writers, no matter the genre or level of experience, are welcome to join the Adult Writer's Group at the Newark Public Library. The group meets every other week to discuss their ideas and read and critique one another's writing.
Board Game Night - October 17th at 4 P.M.
The library boasts a large collection of board games. From classics like Monopoly, to newer games like Settlers of Catan, there is a game that everyone will enjoy!
Beyond the Covers: Book Discussion - October 17th at 6:30 P.M.
October's book up for discussion will be Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, a novel that intertwines the lives of three very different women.

Genealogy Basics - October 26th at 6 P.M.
B.J. Meeks from the Wayne County Genealogical Society will guide you through the basics of discovering your family's history.

Child and Teen Programs

Teen Pizza and a Movie: Warm Bodies  - October 3rd at 6 P.M.
Join us at the library for yummy pizza and a good movie! This month's movie is Warm Bodies, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. Make sure to register, so that we know how much pizza to get!

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays at 10 A.M.
Join us every week for an hour of stories, dancing, music, and fun!
LEGO Night - October 5th at 6 P.M.
Our large collection of LEGOs is available to build anything you can imagine.
Morning Craft - Thursdays at 10 A.M.
Each week, we will feature a different craft!
After School Craft: Button Making - October 12th at 3 P.M.
Learn how to make your own buttons or pins!
Minecraft Club - October 12th at 6 P.M.
Use the library computers to play Minecraft with your friends! 
Kid and Teen Recipe Party: Veggie Ranch Pizza - October 17th at 6 P.M.
Learn how to make Veggie Ranch Pizza, a delicious way to eat your vegetables!
After School Game Time - October 19th at 3 P.M.
If you need to unwind after school, come by the library for board games, or to play on our PS4!
Tech Time: LittleBits - October 19th at 5 P.M.
LittleBits are electronic building blocks that kids and adults alike can use to easily create and invent working machines. Come join us in the library for a demonstration of how these cool little building blocks work, and create something of your own!

Movie Night: Haunted Mansion - October 24th at 6 P.M.
Come and watch a spooky movie and make a craft! This month, we will be showing The Haunted Mansion, with Eddie Murphy.
After School Craft: Voodoo Dolls - October 26th at 3 P.M.
Learn how to make your own Voodoo doll, just in time for Halloween!
Pokemon Club - October 26th at 6 P.M.
Bring your Pokemon cards to the library to battle and trade with friends!

Monday, August 29, 2016

September Programs and Events

 Although summer is winding to an end and school is starting up again, the Newark Public Library is not slowing down on our programs and activities! We have a variety of programs designed to appeal to people of all ages, from preschool to adult. To sign up for an activity, click the link below, or call the library at any time during opening hours at (315) 331-4370. If you're looking for something to do when there is not an available program, feel free to come in and read a book, use a computer, play a board game, or check out one of our extensive collection.

Adult Programs:

Cards in the Library - Thursdays at 4 P.M., September 30th at 4 P.M.
 Every Thursday, we host a different game of cards. The first week of the month is Euchre, the second is Cribbage, the third is Hearts, and the last is dealer's choice. This month, we also have a board game with the group, on Friday, September 30th.
Mah Jongg - Tuesdays at 5 P.M.
Mah Jongg is a fun and addicting tile game that originated in China. Whether you are new or an experienced player, join us every Tuesday to play!
Resume Help - Wednesdays at 1 P.M. and 4 P.M.
Whether you need to create an all new resume or spice up an existing one, NPL staff will help you every step of the way. You can either call ahead to schedule at (315) 331-4370, or just drop by.
Adult Reading and Book Discussion Series - September 7th at 6:30 P.M.
A new series of book discussions starts this month, facilitated by Joe O'Toole. Over the course of six months, we will read a series of plays that explore the topics of good and evil, and what makes a person good or bad. If you sign up for this discussion group, please plan to attend all six sessions. The plays that we will discuss are:
Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw
Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams
Agnes of God by John Pielmeier
Never the Sinner by John Logan
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
Board Meeting - September 8th at 6:30 P.M.
If you are interested in what the Library Board of Trustees does, please stop by the board meeting, which is open to any member of the public who wishes to attend. 
Friends of the Newark Public Library Luncheon - September 9th at 12 P.M.

Six times a year, the Friends of the Newark Public Library host a luncheon, at which they invite an author or presenter to discuss a book on an area of local interest. This month, they will welcome local author and retired undertaker Stanley Swan to discuss his book, "Undertakings of an Undertaker". Please remember to sign up, as spots are limited, and there will be a $5 fee to attend.
Adult Writers' Group - September 9th and September 23rd at 4 P.M.
If you are a writer who is interested in sharing ideas, critiques, and and skills with others, please join our adult writer's group. Anyone is welcome, regardless of what they write.
Adult Craft Class - September 12th at 6 P.M.
Using reclaimed barn wood and beach stones, you will learn how to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind art project. Please make sure to register, as space is limited. There will also be a supplies fee of $5, payable at the class.
Gadget Guide - September 12th and September 26th at 6 P.M.
If a gadget, device, or other piece of technology is giving you trouble, bring it to the library, where we will help you learn how to use it.
Board Game Night - September 19th at 4 P.M.
If you're looking for some fun on a Monday afternoon, come and play one of our board games!

Child and Teen Programs: 

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays at 10 A.M.
Join us for an hour of stories, singing, dancing, and fun!
LEGO Night - September 7th at 6 P.M.
Come and use your imagination by building and creating with our large collection of LEGOs.
Teen Pizza and a Movie - September 12th at 6 P.M.

Join us for pizza and a movie at the library! This month's movie will be "The Fault in Our Stars", starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, and based on the best-selling novel by John Green. Please make sure to register so that we know how much pizza to get.
Minecraft Club - September 14th at 6 P.M.
Here at NPL, we have several accounts with unlimited access to Minecraft. Come and play with your friends!
Recipe Party: Butterscotch Haystacks - September 19th at 6 P.M.
Learn an easy, fun, and delicious recipe!
Boondoggle Craft - September 20th at 6 P.M.

 Learn how to make a colorful lanyard with the technique of boondoggle!
After School Game Time - September 21st at 3 P.M.
Looking for a place to relax and unwind after a long day at school? Come to the library to play games with your friends! As well as a large collection of traditional board games, we also have a PS4 and some tablets on which to play. 
TechTime: Ozobots - September 21st at 5 P.M.

An Ozobot is a tiny robot that you can learn how to control. Come and see a demonstration, and learn how to play with one!
Family Fun Literacy Event - September 26th at 6 P.M.

Come to the Park Presbyterian Church for an event to promote literacy. The event will feature stories, book giveaways, and other activities.
Morning Craft - September 22nd and September 29th at 10 A.M.
Join us for a morning craft!
After School Craft: Cloud Paint - September 28th at 3 P.M.
Stop by the library after school to create your very own craft using cloud paint!
Pokemon Club - September 28th at 6 P.M.
Bring your Pokemon cards to the library to trade and battle with your friends!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August 2016 Director's Message

Beat the August Heat at Newark Public Library

            The heat of August is now upon us, but fortunately your local library has many ways to cool down. 
            Firstly, we are air conditioned and serve as a designated public cooling station for anyone in need of escaping dangerously hot weather.  Of course, everyone is welcome to enjoy our air conditioned facility whenever we are open.  While you are here you can read one of our many magazines or newspapers in our comfy reading area, play a board game or Chess, or use one of our many public computers. 
            Gone are the days a librarian will yell at you for having food or drink in the library.  You can now get both while at the library.  We have a refrigerator full of cold non-alcoholic beverages, iced-coffee from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, and some snacks in our vending machine.  On Friday August, 26, at 3:30pm you can even buy a cold beverage and watch a live music concert by the wonderful VB Duet in our Community Room!
            Along with comfy reading spaces for adults, we have an AMAZING Children’s area.  If you have little ones and worry about them overheating outside, bring them to the library.  We have little shopping carts, bean bags, a play-room, Lego and Lego Duplo walls, computers, and many other toys to entertain them with.  And, of course, we have a smorgasbord of books. 
            Have a great end of summer and stay cool!

August Programs and Events

 Beat the heat at Newark Public Library with our programs and events for adults, kids, and teens! In addition to our every day operations, the library also offers a variety of fun and informative programs throughout the year. Sign up for one of August's events by either clicking on the link, or by calling the library at (315) 331-4370.

Adult Programs:

Mah Jongg - Tuesdays at 5 P.M.


Everyone is welcome to play Mah Jongg, a tile game that originated in China.

Adult Craft Class - August 1st at 6 P.M.

Craft maven Becky Sloane will guide you through the steps to create your very own Leaf Relief painting! Space is very limited, so make sure you preregister. In addition, a small fee for supplies is required, and is payable at the class

Resume Help - Wednesdays at 1 P.M. and 4 P.M.

Need help spicing up an existing resume or creating a new one? NPL is here to help! You can either call ahead to schedule an appointment, or just stop by.

Cards in the Library - Thursdays at 4 P.M.

Every Thursday, we host a different game of cards. The first week of the month is Euchre, the second is Cribbage, the third is Hearts, and the last is dealer's choice.

Gadget Guide - August 8th and August 22nd at 6 P.M.

If you're having trouble using a device or gadget, let our technology experts take a look and teach you how to use it.

Board Meeting - August 11th at 6:30 P.M.

The monthly meeting of the Newark Public Library Board of Trustees is open to the public. If you are interested in the issues involved with running the library, feel free to stop by!

Adult Writer's Group - August 12th and August 26th at 4 P.M.

Join a group of writers to share ideas, critiques and skills. All writers are welcome, regardless of their form or genre.

Board Game Night - August 15th at 4 P.M.

We have a variety of board games in the library, from classics such as Scrabble and Chess, to newer games such as Settlers of Catan. Join us to play!

Beyond the Covers: Book Discussion - August 15th at 6:30 P.M.

Join our monthly book discussion! August's book will be Persuasion, by Jane Austen, and the book will be available at the main desk.

Child and Teen Programs

Children's Dance Party - August 1st and August 8th at 10 A.M. 

Learn some new dance moves and get moving! 

Preschool Story Time - Tuesdays at 10 A.M.

An hour of stories, songs, dancing, and crafts with Miss Krystina!

Kids Free Lunch - Monday through Thursday the first two weeks of August

Kids and teens up to age 18 can receive a free lunch while they read or use the computers.

Master Gardener - Compost Stew - August 1st at 1:30 P.M.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will join us to learn about composting with a story and a fun activity.

Kids Cooking Class - August 2nd at 1:30 P.M.

Learn the basics of cooking! This class is for grades 3-5, and space is very limited.

Teen Cooking Class - August 9th at 1:30 P.M.

Learn the basics of cooking! This class is for grades 6-12, and space is very limited.

Moon Sand Factory - August 3rd at 1:30 P.M.

Kids can learn how to make their own Moon Sand!



LEGO Night - August 3rd at 6 P.M.

Exercise your creativity with our large collection of LEGOs!


LEGO WeDo Robotics - August 4th and August 11th at 10 A.M.

Help create real robots using LEGOs.


Yoga for Kids - August 8th at 1:30 P.M. 

Learn some new yoga poses, just for kids!

Rainbow Paper Factory and Invisible Ink - August 10th at 1:30 P.M.

Make some magical rainbow paper and try writing with invisible ink!

Minecraft Club - August 10th at 6 P.M.

Play Minecraft on our computers

Marlin James Magic Show - August 17th at 1:30 P.M.

Come and see a magic show by the amazing Marlin James!

Pokemon Club - August 24th at 6 P.M.

Bring your cards to battle and trade with your friends. 

Pokemon GO Walk - August 16th at 1 P.M.

Playing Pokemon GO? Bring your parents and your device and we will walk around town to different PokeStops! A snack will be included when we return to the library.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

March Programs and Events

Welcome to spring! Well, okay... it doesn't feel like it quite yet, but we are more than ready to welcome some warmer temperatures and longer days of sunshine. If you haven't stopped by the library yet this year, now's the perfect time! We've got plenty of programs for adults, children, teens, tweens, and everyone in between. Check out what we have planned for March!


The Psychic Highway  I  March 2 from 7-8pm
Author Michael Keene presents his new book, The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America, all about the origins of the Erie Canal intertwined with the historical, religious and social issues of the day.

Adult Writers Group  I   March 12 at 1:30  
Do you write? Interested in sharing your ideas, critiques, and skills with others? Whether you write novels, short stories, scripts, or more, we'd love to have you!

Adult Craft Class  I   March 7 from 6-7:30
Make a beautiful and fun craft project under the guidance of our own Becky Sloane, craft maven extraordinaire! Becky will help you create your own magical Fairy Door. Open your own door to crafting fun and excitement at the Newark Public Library. Join us at 6:00 pm. Register at or by calling the library at 315-331-4370. Hurry, reservations are limited! 

**There will be a small fee for supplies, payable at the class.

Gadget Guide  I   March 14th & March 28th from 6-7pm
Have a device that's giving you trouble? Let us take a look and teach you how to use it!

Chess Club  I  March 21 from 4-6pm
Every 3rd Monday, come play chess with us. Meetings will be upstairs, by non-fiction.

Mahjongg Club  I  Every Tuesday from 5-7pm
Join us for a few rounds of Mahjongg!

Resume Help  I  Every Wednesday from 1-2 pm and 4-5 pm
Looking for a job? Looking to advance your career? Then you need a stellar resume to show off your skills and abilities. Whether you are stating from scratch, or looking to punch up something you've already got, we can help. Come see Graham on Wednesdays from 1-2 or 4-5 in the Fayetta Hall Small Meeting Room. Call ahead to schedule an appointment to be first in line.

Cards in the Library  I  Every Thursday from 4-6pm 
Join us on Thursday afternoons to play cards! 
1st Thursday: Euchre
2nd Thursday: Cribbage
3rd Thursday: Hearts
Dealer’s choice


Some of last month's creations!

LEGO night  I  March 2 from 6-7pm
Get creative with our Legos, and display your creation in the children’s room!

Gadgets & Games  I  March 7 & 21 from 6-7 pm
Featuring our PS4 and other new games and gadgets such as MaKey MaKey, Lego WeDo Robitics, and more! 

Minecraft Club  I  March 9 from 6-7pm         
Play Minecraft with your friends on our computers (Limited number of spaces available).

Girl Scout Literacy Night  I  March 14 from 6-7:15pm 
Join us for an evening of stories and activities led by Girl Scout Troop 40530!

Pokemon Club  I  March 23 from 6-7pm  
Bring your cards to battle and trade with friends.

Ultimate Building  I  March 29 from 1-3pm
Ultimate building with Minecraft and LEGOs!

After School Snack  I  Mondays & Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm
Enjoy a snack while you hang out at the library after school (18 and under please).

Preschool Storytime  I  Every Tuesday from 10-11am   
An hour of stories, songs, dancing, and fun!