Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 03/21/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open Book/ Open Mind: Lidia Bastianich “My American Dream: A Life Of Love, Family & Food”Adult Events 03/21/2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of thirteen cookbooks and the Emmy award-winning host of public television’s Lidia’s Kitchen, which also airs internationally. She is also a judge on MasterChef Junior Italy and Italy’s highly rated daily program La Prova del Cuoco. Lidia owns Felidia, Becco, several other restaurants, and is a partner in the acclaimed Eataly. She will come to Montclair to discuss her memoir My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food.
Lidia’s story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito’s communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security–despite the family’s poverty–learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States–an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life. At age 12, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream. And she tells in great, vivid detail the fulfillment of that dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and twenty years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. An absolute must-have for the millions of Lidia fans.
Tickets to this event can be purchased here or by calling 973-744-0500 x 2275 and include a paperback copy of Lidia’s book that can be signed at the event.
Thanks to our Series Sponsors, The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation, for their support.Click here for more details...
Learn English at MPLAdult Events 03/25/2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Learn English at this multi-level class taught by certified instructor Catherine.
Aprende inglés en este clase de niveles múltiples enseñado por instructora titulada Catherine.Click here for more details...
Deep Cover Book ClubAdult Events 03/25/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Sit & StitchAdult Events 03/25/2019, 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...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 03/26/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 03/27/2019, 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 MatineeAdult Events 03/27/2019, 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 March 2019, we celebrate Women’s History Month. The movies are as follows:
March 6: Hidden figures — Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe.
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (2016, 127 minutes, color).
March 13: Jackie – Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig .
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. (2016, 100 minutes, color).
March 20: Suffragette — Starring: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter.
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.
(2015, 106 minutes, color).
March 27: He named me Malala – Starring: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai .
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. (2015, 88 minutes, color).