Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 01/17/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cosmic Brotherhood in ConcertAdult Events 01/20/2019, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Enjoy a free concert at MPL by Cosmic Brotherhood! This Montclair-based group blends sitar with improvisational rock, psychedelia, and experimental music. Registration is recommended. All ages welcome.
More about the performers:
The sound is an original mix of Rock and Pop -both Psychedelic and Progressive, with a healthy dose of Indian Classical music.
Adam Laboz- Sitar/Guitar
Starting on the guitar at age 9, Adam adapted to the sitar 20 years ago. His unique style of playing developed from combining his fondness of Western Rock and Pop music with traditional Indian Classical. Adam has appeared on stages of all sizes; from intimate Yoga Kirtans to the concert-sized stage at Madison Square Garden (being one of the few sitarists to perform on that stage).
He is responsible for organizing Cosmic Brotherhood, as well as composing many of their original tunes.
Clive Smith- Bass / Effects
Clive is also a singer/songwriter (ASCAP writer and publisher member), composer/performer, arranger/producer, synthesist/programmer, multi-instrumentalist and sound designer. He received his M.A. in composition from New York University. As a studio musician he has worked with a variety of people including Herbie Hancock, Yoko Ono, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Malcolm McLaren, Hall and Oates (receiving a platinum album for his work on their Big Bam Boom record), and Freddie Jackson (receiving a platinum album for Just Like The First Time). At present he continues to write instrumental background and theme music for TV and film for his publisher, DSM Producers who has, to date, released more than a dozen CDs containing some of Clive’s music.
Steve Meltzer – Electronics/Percussion
Steve studied music at Goddard College in Vermont, and the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock,NY. His past stints include gigs with ECM recording artists the Everyman Band, folk legend Artie Traum, film composer Carter Burwell, and the band Monkeyworks. Steve is also a member of the New Hope Collective.
Ian Smit – Guitar/Effects
With many years of playing, recording and writing experience with many New York area bands, he’s traveled down countless avenues in many directions too numerous to mention here. Maybe that’s the charm that inspires his contributions to Cosmic Brotherhood. The guy admittedly can’t make up his mind as to what type of music to play. His playing and composing touch on Jazz, Rock, Folk, African, Middle Eastern, Ambient and Trip-Hop, with a smidgen of Industrial.
Sit & StitchAdult Events 01/21/2019, 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...
Genealogy Symposium (Drop-in)Adult Events 01/22/2019, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Main Library – Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Led by Adam Kanciper of Ancestors & Cousins, a professional genealogist with nearly 30 years of experience in genealogical research.
There will be topics covered for all levels of researchers from beginner to expert. This is an excellent opportunity to:
· Learn about researching and building your family tree, research techniques that will prevent you from making common errors and help you to break through your brick-walls;
· Learn how to leverage DNA testing to help with your research and which tests are best for you; and
· Share your experiences, successes and frustrations and receive feedback from other researchers.
No registration necessary – just drop in.
About the presenter:
Adam Kanciper is a professional genealogist with specialties in New York Area genealogy, genetic genealogy, and Jewish genealogy. He has spent nearly 30 years developing his skills as a genealogist, and has been working with DNA evidence for more than 9 years. Adam consults for other professional genealogists, including the folks at Ancestry ProGenealogists, and takes his own clients. Prior to his life as a genealogist, Adam was a senior executive with more than 25 years of international business experience.
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 01/23/2019, 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 01/23/2019, 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 January 2019, we we will be watching movies based on true crimes. The movies are as follows:
January 2: Anatomy of a murder –Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara. In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (1959, 160 minutes, black & white).
January 9: Bonnie and Clyde –Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard. Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. (1967, 111 minutes, color).
January 16: The wrong man — Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle. In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel “Manny” Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber. (1956, 105 minutes, black & white).
January 23: I want to live! –Starring: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent. The true story of brazen bad girl Barbara Graham, a perpetual offender, who tries to go straight but is sent to death row after being implicated in a murder. (1958, 120 minutes, black & white).
January 30: The Boston Strangler — Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy. A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt. (1968, 116 minutes, black & white).Click here for more details...
Rewrite Your Money Story, Recharge Your LifeAdult Events 01/23/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Do you worry about paying for college or retirement? Are you pained by the cost of your lifestyle? Do you beat yourself up over your money habits? Close to two-thirds of Americans experience stress related to their finances at least some of the time – and you don’t have to be in financial DIStress to feel financial stress.
Montclair Public Library is proud to present Kelley Holland, a financial stress expert who coaches, writes, and speaks about transforming your relationship to money so you can achieve peace of mind. Kelley will be speaking about strategies to reduce financial stress, build financial confidence, and achieve financial well-being. You’ll come away with five simple moves to help you on your way.
About the presenter:
Kelley Holland is a financial stress expert and an award-winning business journalist who spent two decades writing for The New York Times, Business Week, and CNBC. She has appeared on CNBC, PBS’s Frontline, and numerous radio shows to speak about money and personal finance. Kelley speaks to people of all ages at high schools, universities, professional associations, and conferences, and she coaches one-on-one. Kelley has a graduate business degree from the Yale School of Management and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She holds an advanced diploma in coaching from New York University and a certification in positive psychology coaching, and she is a member of Everyday Health’s Wellness Advisory Board. Kelley and her family have lived in Montclair for 19 years.Click here for more details...
eLibrary support drop-ins at Edgemont!Adult Events 01/24/2019, 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...