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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

7th Annual Little Read Published on: October 26, 2015

Thank you Montclair for making the 7th Annual Little Read such a success. Over the two days of the event, 450 children were read to by 50 readers at 7 locations.  New this year was the Fulton Street location of the Montclair Child Development Center, the Montclair Community Pre-K and the Upper Montclair Firehouse. Frankie Faison is always a highlight and brought down the house reading “Interrupting Chicken” at our “Bedtime Stories” Friday evening. Thank you to our sponsors who made this event … Continue reading

MPL presents the exhibition “Organic Alchemy: Works on Paper” Published on: October 14, 2015

The Montclair Public Library presents the exhibition “Organic Alchemy: Works on Paper” to run from October 10 through 30, 2015, at the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, October 29, from 7 to 9pm. This exhibition showcases recent works on paper by two local artists, Gayle Mahoney of Montclair, NJ, and Sylvia Taylor of Orange, NJ, and presents a delightful interplay of color and texture, realism and abstraction. … Continue reading

Terra Café closing at the end of September Published on: September 21, 2015

  The MPL thanks Grace Grund and Terra at the Isabel Rose Café for their contributions to the library’s role as the center of Montclair. We hope to have a new café operator in place as soon as possible.

Under the Covers Published on: May 20, 2015

The Montclair Public Library Foundation’s “Under the Covers” would not have been a success without the enthusiastic support of the Montclair community. Together we raised over $75,000 for the library to promote lifelong learning initiatives. Check out some fun photo’s from the event at montclairlibrary.org/underthecovers put together by photographer Chanda Hall and Georgette Gilmore who coordinated all of our social media for the event. Click here to view the album or click on an image to view a larger version.

Museum Pass Program Published on: April 8, 2015

What if you could ponder contemporary art, take in botanical gardens, or view ancient dinosaurs for free? Montclair Public Library’s latest service is making it happen. Sponsored by the Montclair Public Library Foundation, Montclair Public Library (MPL) plans to increase museum visitation through its Museum Pass Program. MPL cardholders now have access to free admission to 15 participating museums in New York and New Jersey by borrowing membership passes. “The library is proud to launch this Museum Pass Program,” said … Continue reading

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