Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 07/19/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Free-for-All writing events on different writing topics every Thursday evening.Click here for more details...
Yoga on the Plaza!Adult Events 07/20/2018, 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.
No registration required.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Novelist GroupsLibrary Groups Events 07/20/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Novelist Groups meets every Thursday and Friday. This is not a drop-in group.Click here for more details...
Game On: Wii & Board GamesKid & Family Events 07/20/2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Are ‘wii board’ yet? Enjoy fun games that offer a little bit of friendly competition. We will provide various Wii games (including but not limited to) Wii Sports Resort, Just Dance, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. In addition, we will also offer various board games such as Don’t Wake Daddy, Creationary, LIFE, Clue, Connect 4, Operation, Twister, Mancala, Chess, and Backgammon to those who prefer to play traditional board games. GAME ON!
No registration required
All ages welcome
Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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Let’s Listen to JazzAdult Events 07/20/2018, 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...
Fade to Books: Free Haircuts for Young ReadersKid & Family Events 07/21/2018, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Get a free haircut when you read a book out loud!
Mahir Abdul-Hakim of Mahir’s Unisex Barbershop, 320 Orange Rd, Montclair, is graciously offering to cut young readers’ hair for free if they read a book while getting their haircut. Just go to the barber shop during listed hours and tell your barber you are ready to read for a haircut.
Participating youngsters will get to enter Montclair Public Library’s monthly drawing for Movie Tickets, Comics, Books & other prizes and you can pick out your free, new book! We are very grateful to East Side Mags and watchung booksellers for donating raffle prizes.
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Ages 12 & under
- Mahir’s World of Beauty, 320 Orange Rd, Montclair
- Please call ahead: (973)744-2026
Saturdays, April-August, 7am-12pm & 2pm-5pmClick here for more details...
Write Group: Free WriteLibrary Groups Events 07/21/2018, 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Free Write creative writing workshops – write to prompts every Saturday morning.Click here for more details...
Sankofa Genealogy Support GroupLibrary Groups Events 07/21/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Meets monthly to support and share sources of information for family tree research. Multiple sources include online, DNA, workshops, and quest speakers.
Open to the public.Click here for more details...
Wee Kids on the Blocks: Block Play for Little OnesKid & Family Events 07/23/2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Toddlers, little walkers and their adults are invited to drop in and play with the library’s new block cushions. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required
18 month-olds to 3 year-oldsClick here for more details...
Ants in the Pants: Children’s Author Jolie Della ValleKid & Family Events 07/23/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Bellevue Avenue Branch
Enjoy an imaginative journey with Jolie Della Valle as she reads her children’s book, Georgie and the Ants in the Pants, and plays interactive songs with her ukulele! Children will learn what it means to embrace the “ants” in their pants! Be prepared to dance and sing along with Jolie! Afterwards, there will be a book signing to follow! Della Valle is a children’s author and entertainer from Wayne, NJ. She has visited over 100 schools & libraries throughout Northern NJ with her musical storytelling program and award-winning children’s book, ‘Georgie.’ Visit www.MissJolieMusic.com to learn more.
Registration recommended (registration begins Monday, June 25).
Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair
Ages 1-6Click here for more details...