Learn English at MPLAdult Events 03/23/2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Learn English at this multi-level class taught by a certified instructor, Mondays at 11 a.m. | Aprende inglés en este clase de niveles múltiples enseñado por una instructora titulada., los lunes a las 11 a.m.
February/febrero, 3, 10. 17. 24
March/marzo 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April/abril 6, 13, 20
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30 Second Universe: A Cosmic ConversationAdult Events 03/23/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
*Registration required for this free class. For more information on this Adult School Department program, please click here.
In their new book, Charles Liu, Karen Masters, and Sevil Salur , authors of the new book, 30-Second Universe, provide substantial yet plain-spoken explanations of the most significant cosmic concepts. Please join us for a conversation with the authors as we talk about the Big Bang, the physical and metaphysical universe, the quantum and multiversal realms, and even the final fate of the cosmos.Click here for more details...
Best Years Book ClubAdult Events 03/24/2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Join us for a discussion of a great book. Title TBD.
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Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 03/25/2020, 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Subscribe to the Senior Space email list to receive the weekly schedule.
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Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 03/25/2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Every Wednesday Matinee – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In March 2020 we will be celebrating Women’s History Month by watching the following movies:
A League of Their Own (March 4) – Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz. A League of Their Own is a 1992 American sports comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). (1992, 128 minutes, Color)
Norma Rae (March 11) – Starring: Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley. Based on the book Crystal Lee, A Woman of Inheritance, the film follows Norma Rae, a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina who becomes involved in unionizing activities at the textile factory where she works after her and her co-workers’ health is compromised due to poor working conditions. (1979, 117 minutes, Color)
Frida (March 18) – Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Valeria Golino. Biopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo. Set in Mexico City, this visually evocative film traces her lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women. Her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s. (2003, 123 minutes, Color)
The Girls in the Band (March 25) – Starring:Anat Cohen, Billie Rogers, Billy Taylor, Carline Ray, Clora Bryant, Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen, Herbie Hancock, James Briggs Murray, Jane Ira Bloom, Marian McPartland, Patrice Rushen, Peggy Gilbert, Peter O’Brien, Roz Cron, Tammy L. Kernodle, Terri Lyne Carrington, Viola Smith. The award-winning documentary film tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late 30s to the present day. The many first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America. (2013, 87 minutes, Color)
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Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Woman SuffrageAdult Events 03/25/2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Lillian Feickert, president of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, explores the overlooked role of New Jersey in the long frustrating fight for women’s suffrage. Many do not realize that some NJ women once had the right to vote and then lost it for over a century. Feickert shares stories about how nationally-known suffrage advocates Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton staged tax and voting protests in the state. She describes how Alice Paul became the dynamo who re-energized the push for a federal amendment and how Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph brought black women into the movement. Participants will learn that women were not “given” the vote, but fought for it for generations.
About Carol Simon Levin, Historical Interpreter and Storyteller
Carol Simon Levin is a professional storyteller and independent historian who specializes in telling the stories of “fascinating women history forgot” through first person portrayals. She has authored the book Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates which profiles 69 women who worked to make a place for women in American politics. Carol holds a BA focusing on women’s history & history of technology from Cornell University and a MLS from the University of Arizona. She also the founder of Telling Her Stories, a costumed historic programs service.
Computer Basics ClassAdult Events 03/26/2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Want to learn how to use computers for the first time? Has it been years since you last used one?
Sign up to take the Computer Basics Class at Montclair Public Library.
The class will be five (5) one hour (1hr) sessions, running every Thursday from March 5 until April 2.
The Class is free to take, but you must register below as there is limited space.
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Dorothea Lange: Beyond PhotojournalismAdult Events 03/26/2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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The lecture explores the unique imagery of Dorothea Lange, one of the most profound American documentary photographers. During the presentation we will discuss the photographer’s most iconic works and the impact they had on their viewers both during the time when they were created and present day.Click here for more details...