Essential Oils 101: Natural Solutions for Healthy Living through Fall & WinterAdult Events 10/18/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Let’s Listen to Jazz: BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl)Adult Events 10/19/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
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...
Open Book/ Open Mind: Tayari Jones in conversation with Nell Irvin PainterAdult Events 10/20/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
These two celebrated authors will discuss Tayari Jones’ latest book, An American Marriage, a New York Times best-selling novel, and a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club selection. This event will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042. To reserve a seat, please purchase a ticket HERE or call 973-744-0500 x2222. Each ticket admits one person and includes a hardcover copy of An American Marriage, which can be signed at the end of the event.
Tayari Jones, is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.
Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school—in her sixties—to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived.
As a scholar, Professor Painter has published numerous books, articles, reviews, and other essays. Her books include: The History of White People, Creating Black Americans: African American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, Southern History Across the Color Line, Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol, Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919, The Narrative of Hosea Hudson, and Exodusters.
Watchung Booksellers will have copies of the authors’ newest and previous works available for purchase. At the end of the event, the authors will sign their books.
Thanks to our sponsors of this event, Gloria and John Pak, and to our series sponsors, Investors Foundation and The Montclair Foundation, for their support all year.Click here for more details...
Deep Cover Book ClubAdult Events 10/22/2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library
Library Board of Trustees MeetingAdult Events 10/22/2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Board of Trustee meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month in 2018. Public notice of all meetings is posted in The Montclair Times. The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees complies with the requirement of the State of New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act.
All meetings are held at 7:30pm in the Main Library auditorium. No meetings are scheduled for August or December.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 10/23/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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Hudson Shakespeare Co. Presents: The Spanish TragedyAdult Events 10/23/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join us for the Hudson Shakespeare Company’s performance of Spanish Tragedies.
A promised marriage and peace after a long war is ripped away after a war hero is murdered but that’s just the beginning of his story. As a ghost, he enlists a demon to exact revenge on those who killed him and doesn’t care who gets in the way, Supernatural happenings and a Tarrentino-style revenge story is set in Gothic Spain. A crowd pleaser from Shakespeare’s day written by Thomas Kyd and also contains some unknown material written by Shakespeare.
Register below or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 10/24/2018, 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.
Click here for the monthly schedule.
Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...