African American Book Discussion GroupAdult Events 10/10/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
The group was started by Ronald Murphy and Harold Bell in the early 1990s. Titles, selected by members and the group’s facilitator, focus primarily on African American subjects or by African American authors, as well as recommended and popular titles. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The group is currently at capacity. To join the waiting list, contact Adrienne Harden at 973-744-0500 ext. 2241.Click here for more details...
Roaming Readers – A Walking, Talking Book ClubAdult Events 10/16/2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library
Join the club! Adults are invited to meet at one (or all!) of the following locations for a walk around the area while discussing a
- Oct 2 – 11am at Bloomfield Public Library
- Oct 9 – 6pm at Verona Park Boat House
- Oct 16 – 11am at Montclair Public Library
October’s book: Shelter by Jung Yun
Register below or find “Let’s Walk!!” on meetup.com.
Roaming Readers is a partnership between Montclair Public Library , Bloomfield Public Library, Verona Public Library, and NJ Bike & Walk Coalition.Click here for more details...
Great American Read: Episode 7Adult Events 10/16/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Enjoy the seventh episode of the Great American Read on PBS! Catch the episode on our spacious auditorium’s large screen, before it airs on PBS! Discussion to follow.
Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 10/17/2018, 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. Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Let’s Listen to JazzAdult Events 10/19/2018, 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...
Deep Cover Book ClubAdult Events 10/22/2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Library Board of Trustees MeetingAdult Events 10/22/2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Board of Trustee meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month in 2018. Public notice of all meetings is posted in The Montclair Times. The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees complies with the requirement of the State of New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act.
All meetings are held at 7:30pm in the Main Library auditorium. No meetings are scheduled for August or December.Click here for more details...
Hudson Shakespeare Co. Presents: The Spanish TragediesAdult Events 10/23/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join us for the Hudson Shakespeare Company’s performance of Spanish Tragedies.
A promised marriage and peace after a long war is ripped away after a war hero is murdered but that’s just the beginning of his story. As a ghost, he enlists a demon to exact revenge on those who killed him and doesn’t care who gets in the way, Supernatural happenings and a Tarrentino-style revenge story is set in Gothic Spain. A crowd pleaser from Shakespeare’s day written by Thomas Kyd and also contains some unknown material written by Shakespeare.
Register below or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...