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Valentine’s Day @ MPL Published on: February 7, 2018

Looking for some last minute Valentine’s Day ideas?  Here are five ways MPL has your back this Valentine’s Day. Check out a free museum pass!  With 17 different museums to choose from you’re sure to find something perfect for you and your Valentine. Enjoy a free performance by the Hudson Shakespeare Company.  The cast will be performing The Course of True Love, a play featuring Shakespeare’s finest lovers. Sign up & attend a special Adult School Class, “Romantic Heartthrobs of … Continue reading

Abstracts by Herbert Evans Macdonald @ MPL Published on: January 20, 2018

The Montclair Public Library’s popular art and photography series continues an exhibition of paintings by the noted New Jersey artist Herbert Evans Macdonald (1898 – 1972). The exhibit will be on display from February 1 through February 28 in the Gallery space in the Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.  An art reception is scheduled in the Gallery on Saturday, February 3 from 1-3pm. Herbert Macdonald studied at Wesleyan and Drew Theological Seminary and the Montclair Museum, at the … Continue reading

Artworks in all Media by the Instructors and Students of Adult School Department Published on: September 29, 2017

The Montclair Public Library welcomes an exciting new multi-media exhibit by the instructors and students of the Adult School Department of the Montclair Public Library. The presentation of these works will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery and cases at 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from October 2 through October 27. This exhibition will highlight the creativity of the instructors and their students through various media taught at the Adult School Department. Media will include … Continue reading

Join us as we celebrate Weather Week! Published on: September 28, 2017

MPL will celebrate Weather Week from October 15 through 22. To celebrate Montclair Art Museum’s Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event, the library has created a week of weather-related activities. Join us as we celebrate this exhibition by attending a program, checking out a book, or playing our Weather Week Game! You could win a year-long Family Membership to the Montclair Art Museum.   Kids & Teen Programs The 2017 Little Read will feature weather-related books! Weather Week Storytimes will feature themed titles: Babies in … Continue reading

Alison Bauer sworn in as a Library Trustee Published on: September 25, 2017

The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Alison Bauer as a member of the board by Mayor Robert Jackson. Bauer was sworn in by Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat at the Municipal Building earlier today. Bauer, a graduate of the University of Maryland, is the past Chair of the Montclair Public Library Foundation. The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 7 pm will be Bauer’s first as a Library Trustee. The … Continue reading

Help Us Shape the Future of Your Library! Published on: September 11, 2017

MPL will be holding two community forums for residents to share their thoughts about the programs and services offered by the Library. Registration is recommended. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7pm Main Library Auditorium Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7pm Bellevue Avenue Branch Reading Room Additionally, residents are encouraged to complete a survey to share their assessment of the Library. The survey is available at the Library as well as online by clicking here. Forum attendees will be entered in … Continue reading

Acclaimed Artist John Monto to Exhibit in September Published on: September 5, 2017

The Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, presents an exhibit by acclaimed artist John Monto. The display will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours Sept. 1- through Sept. 29, 2017. A reception for the artist is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 from 6-8pm in the gallery area. John Monto is a Montclair, New Jersey artist recently relocated from Minnesota. He is part of a group of artists who … Continue reading

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

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