Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 12/18/2019, 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.
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Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 12/18/2019, 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 December 2019 we will be watching movies about planes and aviation. The movies are as follows:
North by Northwest (December 4) – Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle out microfilm which contains government secrets. (1959, 136 Minutes, Color).
The Aviator (December 11) – Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm, Frances Conroy. Depicts the life of Howard Hughes, an aviation pioneer and director of Hell’s Angels, from 1927–1947 during which time Hughes became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive–compulsive disorder. (2004, 166 minutes, Color).
Airplane! (December 18) – Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Lorna Patterson, & Kareem Abdul-Jabar. The passengers and crew of an airplane suffer every catastrophe in the book in this spoof of disaster movies. (1980, 87 minutes, Color).Click here for more details...
Citizenship Exam PreparationAdult Events 12/21/2019, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS.
The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400.
The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21.
There will be no class on November 30.
***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***Click here for more details...
Holiday Harp MusicAdult Events 12/21/2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Take a break from your busy holiday season schedule and enjoy lovely harp music at MPL. Faye Fishman, a Morris County harpist, will present a winter holiday program on the Celtic harp. She has been playing the Celtic harp since 2003 and the pedal harp since 2008.
Faye is a member of The American Harp Society; the North Jersey Chapter of the American Harp Society (past vice president 2014-August 2016); The International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen; the Historical Harp Society; and HarpAntics, a harp ensemble. The program will include traditional Christmas and Chanukah tunes. There will be descriptions of the melodies with some fun facts about some of the songs.Click here for more details...
Deep Cover Book ClubAdult Events 12/23/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 01/07/2020, 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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Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 01/08/2020, 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 January 2020 we will be watching Paul Newman movies in honor of his birthday (January 26, 1925). The movies are as follows:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (January 8) – Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. After Brick Pollitt injures himself while drunkenly revisiting his high school sports-star days, he and his tempestuous wife, Maggie, visit his family’s Mississippi plantation for the 65th birthday of his hot-tempered father, Big Daddy. Cantankerous even with declining health, Big Daddy demands to know why Brick and Maggie haven’t yet given him a grandchild, unlike Brick’s brother Gooper and his fecund wife, Mae. (1958, 108 min, Color).
Cool Hand Luke (January 15) – Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Robert Drivas, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet. When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn’t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard’s resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy’s unbreakable will. Luke’s bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison’s dreaded solitary confinement cell, “the box,” make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers. (1967, 126 minutes, Color)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (January 22) – Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Tab Hunter, John Huston, Stacy Keach, Roddy McDowell, Anthony Perkins, Victoria Principal, Anthony Zerbe, Ava Gardner. Saved from near death by a young Mexican girl, a former outlaw sets himself up as sole arbiter of the law in a small town. The town prospers as Judge Bean robs and hangs anyone with money that comes through it, but his haven becomes less secure when his Mexican companion dies and the townsfolk begin to turn against him. (1972, 124 minutes, Color)
The Sting (January 29) – Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Robert Earl Jones. Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). (1973, 130 minutes, Color)
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