Best Years Book ClubAdult Events 01/23/2018, 2:00 PM Main Library – Senior Space (1st Floor)
Open Book Club – Isabel Allende’s The Japanese LoverAdult Events 01/23/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Still riding high on having heard Ms. Allende speak at our November Open Book / Open Mind event, we will read another one of her popular novels for the next book club meeting, The Japanese Lover.
Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.
The book is available to borrow through the Montclair Public Library system and for purchase at Watchung Booksellers in Watchung Plaza.
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Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 01/24/2018, 2:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In January, Bette Davis movies will be shown.
Marked Woman (January 3) – Starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane. A crusading DA persuades a clip joint “party girl” to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory “parties.” (1937, 96 minutes, black & white)
In This Our Life (January 10) – Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent. The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister’s husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman’s former fiancé. (1942, 97 minutes, black & white)
All This, and Heaven Too (January 17) – Starring Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn. A duchess’ irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family’s lives forever. (1940, 143 minutes, black & white)
Dark Victory (January 24) – Starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart. A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she’ll meet her final days with dignity. (1939, 104 minutes, black & white)
Jezebel (January 31) – Starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent. In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (1938, 103 minutes, black & white)
All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. For more information, please call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
Understanding Your ThyroidAdult Events 01/25/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
January is Thyroid Health Awareness Month and the perfect time to get a better understanding of this misunderstood gland. We’ll examine all the vast implications your thyroid has on your physiology, by taking a deeper look into thyroid problems, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules, and what may be overlooked when considering your thyroid health.
Presented by Alessia Roehnelt, MD, ECNU, Endocrinology through Summit Medical Group.
Please register below or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Yoga on the Plaza!Adult Events 01/26/2018, 9:00 AM Main Library
The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity. Class is an hour long alignment based vinyasa practice. Remember to bring a mat and water!
This is an open level class presented by Misha Hajj, yoga instructor at the YMCA of Montclair. Class will be moved indoors as the weather dictates. Please enter through the café door.Click here for more details...
Research Your Home’s HistoryAdult Events 01/27/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Local History Room (2nd Floor)
This free workshop will assist you in discovering local resources available to help you research the history of your Montclair home and property.
Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235.
Presented by the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, Montclair History Center (formerly known as the Montclair Historical Society), and Montclair Public Library. All sessions will be held at the Main Library.Click here for more details...
Welcome Desk Training SessionAdult Events 01/27/2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
We need you to make your library more welcoming!
This training sessions will explain how to be a welcome desk volunteer. You can sign up for two-hours shifts to greet patrons and answer questions.
For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Open Book/Open Mind: Authors Garth Hallberg and Estep Nagy in Conversation about Crafting FictionAdult Events 01/28/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Two rising stars of the literary world and Montclair residents, Garth Hallberg and Estep Nagy, will be in conversation on the art of writing fiction, particularly about fictional families. The authors will interview each other and intersperse short readings from their novels during the event.
Garth Hallberg has a newly released, full-color edition of his first book A Field Guide to the North American Family. His last novel, City on Fire, was a New York Times and international best-seller, has been translated into seventeen languages, and was named one of the best books of 2015 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Vogue. His short stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train, and Best New American Voices 2008, and he has written critical essays for The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, The Millions, and Slate. He was a two-time finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
Estep Nagy released his first novel, We Shall Not All Sleep, to critical acclaim in 2017. His fiction and other writing have appeared in Southwest Review, The Believer, Paper, Box Office, and elsewhere. He wrote and directed the independent feature film The Broken Giant (1998), which is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. His plays have been produced and developed at theaters across the country, including at Actors Theater of Louisville and the Source Festival in Washington, DC.
Watchung Booksellers will have both authors’ books available for purchase and signing at the close of the event.
This event is free thanks to support from Investor’s Foundation and The Monclair Foundation. Please register below to reserve a seat. Standby seats will be released at 3:50PM in the cafe area at the event. No wait list will be created.Click here for more details...