Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 03/04/2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Every Wednesday Matinee – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In March 2020 we will be celebrating Women’s History Month by watching the following movies:
A League of Their Own (March 4) – Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz. A League of Their Own is a 1992 American sports comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). (1992, 128 minutes, Color)
Norma Rae (March 11) – Starring: Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley. Based on the book Crystal Lee, A Woman of Inheritance, the film follows Norma Rae, a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina who becomes involved in unionizing activities at the textile factory where she works after her and her co-workers’ health is compromised due to poor working conditions. (1979, 117 minutes, Color)
Frida (March 18) – Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Valeria Golino. Biopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo. Set in Mexico City, this visually evocative film traces her lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women. Her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s. (2003, 123 minutes, Color)
The Girls in the Band (March 25) – Starring:Anat Cohen, Billie Rogers, Billy Taylor, Carline Ray, Clora Bryant, Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen, Herbie Hancock, James Briggs Murray, Jane Ira Bloom, Marian McPartland, Patrice Rushen, Peggy Gilbert, Peter O’Brien, Roz Cron, Tammy L. Kernodle, Terri Lyne Carrington, Viola Smith. The award-winning documentary film tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late 30s to the present day. The many first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America. (2013, 87 minutes, Color)
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Computer Basics ClassAdult Events 03/05/2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Want to learn how to use computers for the first time? Has it been years since you last used one?
Sign up to take the Computer Basics Class at Montclair Public Library.
The class will take place over (5) one hour sessions, running every Thursday from March 5 until April 2.
The Class is free to take, but you must register below as there is limited space.
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York: A ChautauquaAdult Events 03/05/2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
York, the slave and body servant of William Clark of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, risked his life to secure the survival of the company and success of the mission. What happened to York? All we know for sure is when the country needed him, he served.
This Chautauqua or “living history” will be performed by actor Marvin Jefferson and will cover the life of the lesser known York.
Marvin Jefferson has extensive background as an educator, professional actor, and historical scholar. He has devoted many years to studying the lives of Paul Robeson and Martin Luther King, Jr. Since 1997, he has engaged audiences across the country with his popular chautauqua performances of these two important historical figures. His presentations have a particular focus on the Civil Rights issues that were central to the lives of both Robeson and King.
Jefferson has taught at Essex County College, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Franklin Township Department of Social Services, and the Newark School of Arts. From 1992 to present, he has taught acting at Bloomfield College, a private liberal arts college. Between 1981 to 1996, he was the producer, artistic director, and co-founder of the Ensemble Theatre Company, a professional acting company based in Newark, New Jersey.
Marvin attended and studied acting at the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University. He began his training for chautauqua performances with the help and guidance of two renowned scholars, the late Giles R. Wright and Dr. Clement A. Price.Click here for more details...
Power of Play (Parents and children age 1-5 years)Adult Events 03/07/2020, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Main Library – Auditorium
While children are given the opportunity to interact during a short storytime and free play, parents will learn about the importance of play in cognitive development. Presented by Dr. Igor Bascandziev, a postdoctoral fellow in the Rutgers University Computational Cognitive Developmental Group.
Registration begins February 24, 2020.
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Learn English at MPLAdult Events 03/09/2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Learn English at this multi-level class taught by a certified instructor, Mondays at 11 a.m. | Aprende inglés en este clase de niveles múltiples enseñado por una instructora titulada., los lunes a las 11 a.m.
February/febrero, 3, 10. 17. 24
March/marzo 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April/abril 6, 13, 20
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Heart to Artemis: Bryher, An Unsung Lesbian HeroAdult Events 03/09/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
*Registration required for this free class. For more information on this Adult School Department program, please click here.
Bryher was the pen name of the English novelist, poet, memoirist, and magazine editor Annie Winifred Ellerman. She grew up unconventionally in Victorian times and often played at presenting herself as a boy or man; her amazing life story includes her relationship as lover of the poet h.d. (Hilda Doolittle) and friendship with Freud. We will discuss her impact on the history of literature, film, and even psychoanalysis as a field of study. This lecture is presented in partnership with Montclair State University.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Indoor Cardiovascular ClassAdult Events 03/10/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Come join the fun with this moderate to vigorous fitness class! By learning, then utilizing optimal posture, core, balance, simple functional movements and basic exercises, you’ll be moving and grooving your way towards a healthier you!
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Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 03/11/2020, 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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