Annual meeting and thank you brunch 

Sunday, April 14, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Featuring: Quinn Evans Architectural Firm

Agenda will include: Election of Officers and Board Members | Treasurer's Report | Library Highlights
Brunch to be catered by Caffe Gelato

CLICK HERE to Register and Pay Online

To Register and Pay By Check: Please send your check for $15 per attendee made out to Friends of the Newark Free Library to: 51 Bridlebrook Lane
Newark, DE 19711

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IllStyle & Peace - Hip Hop Experience 

Friday, January 26, 2024
11:00am - noon

Join the IllStyle & Peace - Hip Hop Experience and kick off Black History Month with a bang! Immerse yourself in the spirit and history of Hip-Hop at this multicultural dance show and learning event. Don't miss out on the incredible performance by dancers with over 10 years of experience in hip-hop dance!

  Registration required -

Celebrate Black History - A Musical Journey With Matthew

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Embark on a Musical Journey with Matthew and celebrate the rich tapestry of Black History! Join us for a unique and educational music program suitable for all age groups, promising to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping!

Travel along the Mississippi Delta and immerse yourself in the magic of Ragtime, Stride, Boogie Woogie, and New Orleans Blues. Discover how these genres influenced Swing, Country, Rock n' Roll, and more, reshaping the musical landscape and leaving an indelible mark on our cultural history.

Gain insight into the integral role Black history plays in American history. The music and culture we hold dear today wouldn't be the same without the profound impact of this journey through time.

Proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Newark Free Library, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the library through funding and advocacy.

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minecraft in the library

Every Tuesday
4:00pm - 5:45pm

Hey gamers, get ready for a thrilling Minecraft adventure at the Newark Free Library!  Join us every Tuesday for weekly build competitions, monthly team projects, and collaborative building on our exclusive Newark Free Library Server. Ages 8-17.

The Friends of the Newark Free Library to provide all Minecraft accounts and laptops for this amazing event. 🙌💙

Registration is required for each date, so click on each date to sign up for that specific program. Register at: and click "SHOW MORE DATES" to view all event times.

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Tuesday, March 26, 2024


Sounds of the Season with Jay Daniels

Saturday, December 16, 2023
10:30am - 11:30pm

Join us for a heartwarming holiday celebration with "Sounds of the Season" featuring pianist and vocalist Jay Daniels. Embrace the warmth of the winter season with classics like "Winter Wonderland" and "Let It Snow." Relive cherished traditions with "Adeste Fideles" and "The Dreidel Song." Share in the spirit of togetherness with "Count Your Blessings" and "White Christmas."

This event is open to all ages, and it promises a memorable sing-along experience that will delight both children and adults alike.

To Register, click here

First State Ringers

Saturday, December 2, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of musical merriment and let the First State Ringers transport you into the heart of the holidays. It's a celebration you won't want to miss!

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Pillow plays: parker's monsters

Saturday, November 11, 2023
11:00am  - 11:45 am

Introduce your little ones to the enchanting world of theater with Pillow Plays - a uniquely kid-centered experience. This month, we're thrilled to present "Parker's Monsters," a captivating production written and directed by the talented Lexie Rubincan. Don't Forget Your Pillow! Comfort and imagination guaranteed! This event is open to all ages. It's a family affair, everyone's invited!

To Register, click here 

Want to know more about Pillow Plays and their fantastic work? Explore their world at Wilmington Drama League's Website.


Saturday, November 4, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us at Newark Free Library for an exciting Children's Author visit with Hillary Sussman! With over 24 years of experience as a physical therapist in the Philadelphia area, Hillary is also the author of Roxy and Maliboo: It's Okay to Be Different. This heartwarming book tells the story of Roxy, a lovable dog who loses her leg. When she meets Maliboo, a dog missing an ear, she helps him gain confidence and shows that being different is okay. The book promotes limb difference awareness, kindness, and inclusion. Don't miss this inspiring event!

Hillary will be showcasing both of her books while engaging the audience with interactive activities aimed at spreading crucial messages of inclusion, kindness, empathy, anti-bullying, acceptance, and limb difference awareness. Plus, stick around after the program for a complimentary signed book by the author! This event is ideal for ages 3-12. Join us for a meaningful and enriching experience.

To Register, click here

For more library events, please visit the Newark Free Library calendar here:

Library Calendar

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