Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Spring into the Newark Public Library during the Month of April!




April 4th - 9th is National Library Week!


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You can show your library love by purchasing great items from our new NPL Shop!

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Celebrate National Library Week With NPL.


Poetry Month Kickoff for Kids

Beginning April 4th and happening all month long! Join in the fun at the Main Branch Children's Room.

Ages 0 - 12, all day Mondays - Saturdays.


Storytime and Crafts for Kids

April 5th: We love our library!

Reading and crafts celebration in the Main Branch Children's Room. 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Best for ages 0 - 12 (and caregivers too!)

April 7th: Toddler Time at Vailsburg Branch

11:00 a.m. - Noon. Ages 2 - 5


April 5th: Raise a Glass to Newark's History!

Neil Maher, Professor of History at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark take us on a fascinating history of the brewery industry in Newark.

5:30 p.m. reception and 6:00 p.m. program start. This event is presented in partnership with the Newark History Society and NJPAC. Free parking at the Essex County Parking Deck (Newark Bears Stadium) located at 20-54 Bridge Street.

To join via Zoom, please register here:


April 7th: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening reception of Self Made, an exhibition of photos of Black women business owners in Newark, with a focus on entrepreneurs in the city’s West and South Wards. The show celebrates their beauty, creativity, and connection to community.

Free parking at the Essex County Parking Deck (Newark Bears Stadium) located at 20-54 Bridge Street.



Support Local Businesswomen 

Get unique Easter goodies and gifts from local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Special performances by Omairy, "The Latin Diva," and Mariano Cersa at 12 Noon.

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Saturday, April 9th, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Please join us between 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the James Brown African American Room for an artist talk and reception welcoming the glass sculpture, "Makers" to NPL.

Made out of cast and blown glass by Pittsburgh-based sculptor Dean Allison, "Makers" tells the story of two young student glassblowers at work in a Newark glass arts studio.



Other April Happenings at NPL



The Warmth of Other Suns

In partnership with the City of Newark and the Newark Community Learning Collaborative (NCLC), we are proud to present The Mayor's Book Club.

Isabel Wilkerson's Pulitzer Prize winning epic chronicles the decades of African American migration from the south to great cities of the north to seek relief from oppression and access to economic opportunities and a better life.

Pick up your FREE copy at any

Newark Public Library, branch.


Visit our website for more details.



April 14th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Main Branch, Centennial Hall for the 30th session of Ras Heru’s "Rhythm & Words: Creative Writing" workshop series. Themed and titled “Poets Who Love Newark”, this workshop’s writing prompts will center around living and growing up in Newark, similar environments, and how the experience shapes us. 



Saturday, April 23rd

El día de los niños/El día de los libros 

(Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading. This event emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Join us for stories, crafts and literary fun at our Main Branch in Centennial Hall between 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.



In keeping with community health protocols, all events at the Newark Public Library require proof of vaccination for visitors over the age of 12 and universal masking. Let's stay safe!





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