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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

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JoAnn McCullough Appointed to the Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees Published on: April 17, 2017

The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of JoAnn McCullough as a member of the board by Mayor Robert Jackson. McCullough will be sworn in at the Board of Trustees regularly scheduled meeting Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30pm in the first floor auditorium, Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.  JoAnn McCullough has been Executive Director of IMANI since its inception in 1999. A passionate advocate for improving minority student achievement, McCullough has … Continue reading

MPL Art Gallery, March 2017 Published on: March 7, 2017

Larger Than Life: Larger than life portraits of iconic women artists by Montclair painter Merrie Koehlert The Montclair Public Library’s popular art series exhibits continues with “Larger Than Life”: portraits of iconic women artists by Montclair painter Merrie Koehlert in honor of Women’s History Month.  The exhibit will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from March 1-March 31, 2017.  An art reception is scheduled in the gallery for the artist … Continue reading

Lincoln Center On Screen Published on: February 24, 2017

Starting July 1, 2017, the Lincoln Center On Screen program will be placed on hiatus so that Lincoln Center Education may review its processes and technology. In the meantime, check out these outdoor summer concerts on the Main Library Plaza: Oscar Noriega Trio Tue, Jul 25 at 7pm Florian Shantz Jazz Combo Tue, Aug 15 at 7pm We also encourage you to explore the following online performing arts resources where you’ll find a wealth of free content: Lincoln Center Livestreams: lincolncenter.org/video/page/livestreams Live From … Continue reading

Put your Career in Gear at MPL! Published on: February 7, 2017

Calling all job seekers! MPL invites you to attend information workshops that can help you land the job you want! Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search with NJ Career Connections Date: Tue, 03/07/2017 Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Come discuss the phases of job loss, its emotional impact and how to move forward, with an Essex County One-Stop Career Center representative! Learn about the key factors to creating effective career goals and different methods to finding employment, with … Continue reading

Read the announcement about the Incoming Director Published on: February 2, 2017

FROM:   Wilfred Adkins, President of the Board of Trustees TO:          Montclair Residents I am pleased to announce that, following a national search, the Board of Trustees has unanimously chosen Peter Coyl to be the next Director of the Montclair Public Library. Mr. Coyl succeeds David Hinkley, who retired at the end of 2016 after ten years in the position. Mr. Coyl is currently a Senior Librarian with the Dallas Public Library, which he has served since … Continue reading

Black History Month @ MPL 2018 Published on: February 1, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month at Montclair Public Library!  There is so much to celebrate, we couldn’t fit it all in one month.  Check out the list of events taking place this February & March: Thursday, February 8 at 6pm Second Annual African American Read-In We invite everyone to celebrate African American authors by participating in an African American Read-In! Choose your favorite passage from a book, poem, or speech by an African American and sign up for a two-minute time slot … Continue reading

Director David Hinkley to Retire at Year’s End Published on: October 24, 2016

As the library searches for a new director, we would love YOUR thoughts on the library’s present and, especially its future. We value your input on what we should look for in the next director, and what our library should aspire to be.  Thank you! Click here to take MPL Opinion Poll! To read the full announcement of Director David Hinkley’s retirement, click here. To read the advertisement for the director position, click here.

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series Published on: November 10, 2015

The Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series, which offers streams of programs from Lincoln Center’s growing digital content collection to libraries and community centers, including world-class performances from Live From Lincoln Center and other previous live events, is expanding to new venues and new locations this summer. The series is part of Lincoln Center Education’s mission to bring high quality resources and programming options to communities beyond Lincoln Center’s campus in Manhattan. Earlier this year, the program expanded from screenings … Continue reading

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