Open Book/ Open Mind: Marcy Dermansky in Conversation with Kate TuttleAdult Events 09/15/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Marcy Dermansky in Conversation with Kate Tuttle
Sunday, September 15th, 4 PM
Marcy Dermansky, author of The Red Car, Twins and Bad Marie, will discuss writing and her latest book, Very Nice, with fellow Montclair writer, Kate Tuttle, a former president of the National Book Critics Circle. Kate writes on books for the Boston Globe. Her reviews, interviews, and essays have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
About the book: An ingenious blend of sex, secrets and betrayal, Very Nice is a sharp, compulsive take on modern life from one of America’s most exciting novelists.
“I think the author means to delight us with a love triangle, then redirect our attention to the various subplots and digressions that allow her to ruminate on identity, art, violence and our current politics.” – Washington Post
“… A hell of a lot of stylish fun.” – Kirkus
Watchung Booksellers will have copies of Marcy’s’ books on hand for purchase and signing. This event is free thanks to grants from our Series Sponsors The Investors Foundation and The Montclair Foundation. Please register below to ensure a seat at the event.Click here for more details...
Library Board of Trustees MeetingAdult Events 09/16/2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees meeting is open to the public in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act. After 8:00 p.m.access is available via the cafe space door to the left of the main entrance.
Additional information about Board meetings is available on our website.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 09/17/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Class is free, and open to those aged 12+. Registration is required.
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Best Years Book ClubAdult Events 09/17/2019, 2:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Join us for a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
Also available on Libby as an eBook and eAudiobook.
“Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.” –publisher
All adults are welcome!Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 09/18/2019, 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.
Subscribe to the Senior Space email list to receive the weekly schedule.
Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 09/18/2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In September 2019 we will be watching movies about working and workplace conditions. The movies are as follows:
The Grapes of Wrath (September 4) Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewine. Story of the migration of the Joad family to California from their dust- bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. (1940, 129 minutes, Black & White).
9 to 5 (September 11) Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, Sterling Hayden. Three working women who live out their fantasies of getting even with, and their overthrow of, the company’s unsavory Boss. (1980, 110 minutes, Color).
Bound for Glory (September 18) Starring: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid. Semi-autobiographical tale of folk singer Woody Guthrie and his fight for fair treatment of migrant workers (1976, 146 minutes, color).
On the Waterfront (September 25) Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning. Focuses on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen, while detailing widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey. (1953, 108 minutes, Black & White).Click here for more details...
Emotion and Freedom: German Expressionist ArtAdult Events 09/18/2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
*Registration required. For more information on this Adult School Department program, please click here.
Rejection of traditional art in the early twentieth century led in Germany to the creation of an innovative, uninhibited, intense and powerful art that took various forms. Among those artists whose works will be considered in this lecture are Kirchner, Nolde, Kandinsky, Klee, and Lehmbruck.Click here for more details...
Learn to Effectively Search the Library CatalogAdult Events 09/21/2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Have you ever wondered how to use the online BCCLS catalog? Do you know how to place requests for items? Are you curious about eBooks and audiobooks?
Learn to effectively use the BCCLS Catalog at our upcoming workshop!
To register, contact Dawn Quinn at 973-744-0500 ext. 2280.Click here for more details...