“Disappearing Earth” author, Julia PhillipsAdult Events 09/10/2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join Montclair native, Julia Phillips, for a Q&A and readings from her new book, “Disappearing Earth,” featured as a top pick in the May issue of “Book Page,” and described by the “New York Times” as a “superb debut.” Julia’s writing has been supported by a Fulbright fellowship and has appeared in “The Atlantic,” “Slate,” and “The Paris Review.” She currently lives in Brooklyn.
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Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 09/11/2019, 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 09/11/2019, 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...
Page Turn-Her Book GroupAdult Events 09/11/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
The group was started by Ronald Murphy and Harold Bell in the early 1990s. Titles, selected by members and the group’s facilitator, focus primarily on African American subjects or by African American authors, as well as recommended and popular titles. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The group is currently at capacity. To join the waiting list, contact Adrienne Harden at 973-744-0500 ext. 2241. This group is best suited for ages 55 and up.Click here for more details...
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: Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, silky hair and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice.
Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in his student’s sprawling Connecticut home, but with the sparkling swimming pool, the endless supply of strawberries and Rachel’s beautiful mother, he does, and the home is very nice.
Becca Klein never thought she’d have a love affair so soon after her husband leaves her for a younger woman, but when her daughter’s professor walks into her home, bringing with him a poodle named Princess, she does, and the affair turns out to be… a very bad idea.
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.
“Five narrators play a game of narrative hot potato with a tale of summer sexcapades … 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.
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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
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