Masks are required once again at the library, regardless of vaccination status. Our county’s positivity rate is the highest in the area, and we want to do everything we can to keep all of us safe and healthy, so thank you for wearing a mask once again while in the library.
This Fall, the theme of the Alliance Book Club is “page to screen” and we will be reading “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann, registration is required so click the button below.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” has been described as ‟Disturbing and riveting…Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true…It will sear your soul.” – Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review
Join us for a book discussion!
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off.
Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. “Killers of the Flower Moon” is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
Join us as we discuss this incredible story, soon to be a Martin Scorsese film!
Join us for an enlightening and fascinating exploration and discussion of this interesting and complex American writer—whether you’ve read Baldwin before or not.
This event does require registration so click the button below to sign-up.
James Baldwin was an American essayist, novelist, and playwright whose eloquence and passion on the subject of race in America made him one of the 20th century’s greatest writers. Baldwin broke new literary ground exploring racial and social issues through his works. He is especially known for his eloquent, thoughtful, and passionate essays on the Black experience in America. Through four alternating weeks, we’ll explore some of Baldwin’s writings, culminating with a showing of the documentary film, I am not your Negro, which is based on a final unfinished Baldwin manuscript.
The Newark Public Library will be having a Silent Auction sometime soon, but you can start donating items for the silent auction on October 1st. The photo below has a small list of potential donation items and we do ask that anything donated be in good condition.
Thank you in advance for your donations and we hope to see you at the auction!
We are so excited to announce that you can now check out the library through our Virtual Library
This new feature we’re proud to offer gives you a look into the library from the comfort of your home. The Virtual Library takes you through every room in the library, show cases some of our newest items and let’s you know what is happening at the library. So be sure to check in often to see what’s new at the library!