Learn to search the BCCLS catalog!Adult Events 10/13/2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Come to a workshop on how to:
– search for items
– place requests
– navigate “My Account” in the BCCLS catalog.
Also, learn about eBooks & the digital collection
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:30 am.
Register below or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235
Learn to Control Your DiabetesAdult Events 10/16/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does? Sign up today for a free 6-week workshop.
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic. Sign up today and remember to mark your calendars, so you are able to attend all six sessions. We regret that there can be no new attendees after Workshop #2.
Please register by calling Jermaine Williams at 732-955-8168.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...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 10/16/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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Great American Read: Episode 6Adult Events 10/16/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Enjoy the sixth 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.
Click here for the monthly schedule.
Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 10/17/2018, 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 October 2018, classic horror films will be shown.
The movies are as follows:
October 3: Mystery of the wax museum – Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell. The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor. (1933, 77 minutes, black & white).
October 10: Murders in the Rue Morgue – Starring: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames. A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping
women for his experiments. (1932, 61 minutes, black & white).
October 17: The wolf man — Starring: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr. A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with
a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist. (1941, 70 minutes, black & white).
October 24: Frankenstein – Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff. An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (1931, 70 minutes, black & white).
October 31: Dracula — Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners. The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (1931, 75 minutes, black & white).Click here for more details...
Open Book Club: An American MarriageAdult Events 10/17/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Join us for a conversation about Tayari Jones’ best-selling novel An American Marriage before she returns to Montclair on Saturday, Oct. 20th for OB/OM with Dr. Nell Irvin Painter at Central Presbyterian Church.
Excerpt from The Atlantic, “The Epistolary Heart of An American Marriage” by Tori Lathan, 3/7/18
“Reading someone else’s private letters feels almost as intrusive as spying on them through their living-room window. The personalized salutation, the handwriting quirks, and the inside jokes sprinkled throughout offer a glimpse at an interior world only the recipient is meant to see. There is no performance, no act put on for third-party observers. And while perusing just one letter between two people provides hints into their relationship, digging into a whole trove of letters sent over the course of several years can reveal intricacies that face-to-face interaction with the authors never would.
It is this sort of intimacy that Tayari Jones so searchingly explores in her new novel, An American Marriage, which follows the wrongful imprisonment of a young black man named Roy, and its impact on him and on his new wife Celestial. Jones shifts from the first-person narration provided by these two protagonists to letters they send each other while Roy is in prison. She then returns to their firsthand accounts, adding in a third narrator—Andre, a childhood friend of Celestial’s and a college friend of Roy’s. The variation in these perspectives serves an important purpose: It offers up myriad means of understanding the novel’s complicated central relationship, and lets every character speak for themselves, giving each an opportunity to capture the reader’s allegiance.”
Tayari Jones, is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.Click here for more details...