Let’s Listen to JazzAdult Events 08/17/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the session, an extended list of recommendations for further listening, and a list of suggested reads.
Our Let’s Listen curator, Peter Bodge, is a walking jazz encyclopedia, a drummer, an arts educator of more than 40 years, and an accomplished visual artist. His jazz portraits hang in the Smithsonian Institution and in the collections of some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians. As an instructor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he teaches jazz history, critical thinking, and a course that teaches teachers how to bring creativity into their classrooms. His nickname: BeBop.
Listening sessions are funded in part by a grant from the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs as part of their Essex County Local Arts Grant Program.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 08/21/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 08/22/2018, 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. Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 08/22/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a classic film series presented in its auditorium. In July 2018, Patriotic movies will be shown. The movies are as follows:
August 1: The Fuller Brush Girl – Starring: Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Carl Benton Reid .
Sally Elliott tries to get a job as a Fuller brush girl and desperate for money she borrows her friend’s kit without permission and her attempts at selling cosmetics door-to-door are disastrous. She and her fiancé, Humphrey, get involved in a smuggling scheme and she becomes the prime suspect in two murders. They find themselves dodging the police while trying to catch the real killers. (1950, 85 minutes, color).
August 8: Her Husband’s Affairs – Starring: Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone, Edward Everett Horton .
A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue. (1947, 84 minutes, color).
August 15: Miss Grant takes Richmond – Starring: Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter .
A newly hired dumb secretary working for a bookie masquerading as a Realtor causes unintended hilarious troubles for her employer. (1949, 87 minutes, color).
August 22: The long, long trailer – Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main .
Nicky and Tacy get married and decide to take their honeymoon in their trailer. The humor comes from several disastrous adventures the couple has while traveling including Tacy’s awkward attempt to cook dinner in a moving trailer, and a ride through the mountains that nearly destroys their marriage. (1954, 96 minutes, color).
August 29: Yours, mine and ours — Starring: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson.
A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family. (1968, 111 minutes, color).
All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. For more information and the library calendar, visit montclairlibrary.org/calendar or contact 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Wizard of Oz Book ClubAdult Events 08/23/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Celebrate the Great American Read with us by reading the beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum. Read (or reread!) your own copy or check one out from the library and get ready for a lively discussion at the library!
Space is limited; please be sure to register.
Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.Click here for more details...
Yoga on the Plaza!Adult Events 08/24/2018, 9:00 AM Main Library
The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity. Class is an alignment based vinyasa practice. Remember to bring a mat and water!
This is an open level class presented by the YMCA of Montclair. Class will be moved indoors as the weather dictates. Please enter through the café door. Doors will open at 8:50am.Click here for more details...
Wizard of Oz ScreeningAdult Events 08/24/2018, 2:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join us for a screening of the Wizard of Oz!
No registration required.Click here for more details...
Yankee Batboy Author TalkAdult Events 08/27/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Come join us on Monday, August 27 at 6:30 pm for a funny, yet informative talk by author Anthony Florio. He is the author of Yankee Batboy: from Little Italy to Yankee Stadium.
Anthony was a batboy for the New York Yankees from 1962-1964. He will be his sharing stories about growing up in Little Italy in New York, how he became a batboy for the New York Yankees and his travels with the team each summer through three World Series. He will also be discussing his experiences with baseball greats such as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Joe Pepitone, and many others!Click here for more details...