Thursday Evening Book Group: Rules of CivilityAdult Events 12/13/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Guitar Extravaganza!Adult Events 12/13/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Student guitarists from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University will perform award-winning, ensemble pieces by contemporary composers from around the globe. Including the world premiere of “Milonga en Tren” by Argentinian guitarist and composer Juan Gallino.
Registration is recommended but not required.Click here for more details...
Sit & StitchAdult Events 12/17/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Come one, come all, and stitch the evening away! Bring your knit, crochet, or other fiber arts and crafts projects and work on them in the library café. All ages welcome.
Please note that formal instruction will not be provided. Registration is not required, but feel free to RSVP to our Facebook event for updates and reminders.
Sit & Stitch does not meet on days that the library is closed or closes early.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 12/19/2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Main Library – Senior Space (1st Floor)
The United Methodist Communities at PineRidge of Montclair, in collaboration with MPL and AngelaCARES, hosts a resource center for seniors in the library’s Senior Space. PineRidge of Montclair and AngelaCARES equip the space with resources and programs aimed at enriching the lives of local seniors. Senior Space programming takes place every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.
Click here for the current monthly schedule.
Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday Movie MatineeAdult Events 12/19/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a classic film series presented in its auditorium. In December 2018, forgotten Christmas classics will be shown.
The movies are as follows:
December 5: Christmas in Connecticut – Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet. A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. (1945, 101 minutes, black & white).
December 12 Holiday Affair – Starring: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey. A young widow is romanced by a sales clerk whom she inadvertently got fired. (1949, 87 minutes, black & white).
December 19: It happened on 5th Avenue — Starring: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles. A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners. (1947, 116 minutes, black & white).
December 26: All mine to give – Starring: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson. In this fact-based drama set in the 1850s, the Eunsons move from Scotland to the American Midwest, where they live happily and run a successful business, until the untimely deaths of both the father and mother. Now orphaned, the six Eunson kids must fend for themselves. Robbie, the
oldest, does his best to care for his siblings while he searches for foster parents kind enough to accept such a large family into their home. (1957, 103 minutes, color).
eLibrary support drop-ins at Edgemont!Adult Events 12/20/2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Edgemont Park
Curious about eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, or music? Or do you need help with your tablet or smartphone?
eLibrary support drop-ins are back at the Edgemont House!
Thursday, December 6 & 20, and January 10 & 24 at 10:30 am.
Edgemont Park House is located on Valley Road in Edgemont Memorial Park.
Bring your Montclair Library card!Click here for more details...
Let’s Listen to JazzAdult Events 12/21/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the session, an extended list of recommendations for further listening, and a list of suggested reads.
Our Let’s Listen curator, Peter Bodge, is a walking jazz encyclopedia, a drummer, an arts educator of more than 40 years, and an accomplished visual artist. His jazz portraits hang in the Smithsonian Institution and in the collections of some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians. As an instructor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he teaches jazz history, critical thinking, and a course that teaches teachers how to bring creativity into their classrooms. His nickname: BeBop.
Listening sessions are funded in part by a grant from the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs as part of their Essex County Local Arts Grant Program.Click here for more details...