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Celebrate Your Right to Read! Published on: September 4, 2017

During the week of September 24 to September 30, libraries, book stores, schools, and others who believe in the freedom to read will celebrate Banned Books Week. An annual observance created by the American Library Association (ALA), the week highlights the importance of the freedom to read and sheds light on the harms of censorship. Some feel that people shouldn’t read books that talk about certain topics, ideas, or have certain words or language in them. So they try to … Continue reading

Computer Basics Classes @ MPL Published on: September 1, 2017

Keyboard & Mouse Basics 10/10/2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bellevue Avenue Branch In order to interact with any computer, a user must understand how to use input devices such as the keyboard and mouse. This hands-on class will cover tips and tricks for beginners learning the basics of the keyboard and mouse.  More information at http://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/keyboard-mouse-basics-4/.   Microsoft Windows Basics 10/17/2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bellevue Avenue Branch This class is intended for individuals who are new to computing or want to … Continue reading

Help Shape the Future of Your Library! Published on: August 16, 2017

Dear Montclair Public Library lovers: Help us plan the future of Montclair Public Library by taking our survey. Next year marks the 125th Birthday of Montclair Public Library. As we look back on 125 years of service we want to make sure we have an understanding of what our community wants. Are the services we offer what you need? Do we offer them in the best way? Are there ways we can improve? How can we make our spaces suit … Continue reading

Join the discussion before the author visit! Published on: August 16, 2017

Each month the Book Club will discuss one of Isabel Allende’s books at the Library Café leading up to her author event in November. Admission to the Book Club is free and the books can be borrowed from MPL. Due to the popularity of this author, we will host TWO discussion groups to meet at the same time. Registration is required. September 18 at 7pm: The House of the Spirits The astonishing debut of a gifted storyteller, The House of the Spirits is both … Continue reading

Learn more about the transition from Zinio to RBdigital! Published on: August 4, 2017

In Celebration of the Life of Robert Ferguson Published on: August 1, 2017

In Celebration of the Life of Robert Ferguson (1994 – 2009) The Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, welcomes an exciting encore exhibit by acclaimed multi-media artist Robert Ferguson.  The display will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from August 1 to August 29.  The art reception is scheduled on Thursday, August 10 from5-8pm in the gallery area. Robert Ferguson grew up and attended school in New Jersey.  After graduating from high school he … Continue reading

Contemplations II  Works from Karen M. Kenner Published on: July 5, 2017

Contemplations II  Works from Karen M. Kenner MONTCLAIR, N.J. – The Montclair Public Library’s popular photography series exhibits continues with“Contemplations II” by multi-media artist Karen M. Kenner.  The exhibit will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from July 1 through July 29, 2017.  A native of Bergen County, NJ and a Registered Nurse by profession Karen Kenner graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University BSN class of 1981. She took one introductory to art class … Continue reading

Summer Reading for all ages! Published on: June 15, 2017

Join us for Summer Reading! The 2017 theme for kids and teens is Build a Better World. The theme for adults is Build a Better Montclair. June 23: Registration begins August 11: Last day to register (Adult registration has been extended to September 1!) September 8: Last day to log books Register and Log Books for Summer Reading! Adult Summer Reading Program details Events for Kids & Teens

Kindle Black and White eReader fans rejoice! OverDrive is Back! Published on: June 14, 2017

Support your library. Register to race! Published on: June 14, 2017

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