NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently announced the 14 recipients of $1,128,273 in grant funding through the Community Library Adult Literacy and Career Pathway program, which aims to expand adult literacy services in the Garden State. In Essex County, Maplewood Memorial Library will receive $81,636 and Newark Public […]

Wilentz presents at Newark Library

Wilentz presents at Newark Library

NEWARK, NJ — Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned American historian Sean Wilentz presented “American Slavery, American Anti-Slavery” at the fourth annual Philip Roth Lecture at Newark Public Library.

Philip Roth Lecture Series continues in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Public Library continues its Philip Roth Lecture Series with a lecture by celebrated author and leading American history scholar Sean Wilentz on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be in Centennial Hall at 5 Washington St., Newark. Wilentz, a preeminent […]

SOMSD students win regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Seven Columbia High School and two South Orange Middle School students recently won regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards for excellence in visual arts and writing, specifically in photography, flash, short story and poetry. Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95-year-old Scholastic Art & […]

WOHS students win regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange High School students recently won regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards for excellence in visual arts and writing. Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95-year-old Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative […]

Police arrest Newark man For possession of loaded gun, CDS distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Earl T. Williams, 32, of Newark, was arrested for weapon possession and drug distribution on Monday, Nov. 7. At approximately 10:24 p.m., detectives patrolling the area of Morris and Westfield avenues observed Williams removing glassine envelopes from a fanny pack worn around his waist and accepting cash from individuals who approached him. […]

Essex County libraries receive grant to hold NEA Big Read

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Library Directors has received a grant of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Essex County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens one’s understanding of our world, local communities, and one’s self through the joy of sharing a good book. […]