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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

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

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

Donate School Supplies! Published on: June 5, 2017

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

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