Mother GooseKid & Family Events 05/17/2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Mother Goose is an excellent way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Each session will end with a simple art experience for little ones.
*Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.
Registration required (registration begins Monday, April 23).
Ages 3 to 6
Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.Click here for more details...
“Meet the Robot”Adult Events 05/17/2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
“Meet the Robot” is a program, inspired by Lillian Gilbreth, with modern-day engineers from the Montclair High Robotics Team. They will be introducing the robot they created.
This event is part of our community-wide read: Montclair Reads Cheaper By the Dozen.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 05/17/2018, 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...
Write Group: Novelist GroupsLibrary Groups Events 05/18/2018, 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...
Let’s Listen to JazzAdult Events 05/18/2018, 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.
After the program, stop by our art reception as part of Spring Art Walk 2018!Click here for more details...
Fade to Books: Free Haircuts for Young ReadersKid & Family Events 05/19/2018, 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 05/19/2018, 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...
“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca”: Storytime in PortugueseKid & Family Events 05/19/2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca” (Once Upon a Time, at the Library) welcomes all families to be part of this experience of storytelling in Portuguese. The program will be run in Portuguese, and is oriented towards families with children from newborns to 9-year-olds. The stories will be interwoven with little songs and rhymes, all in Portuguese. The storyteller, Ana Cristina Coura, is an educator with a background in psychology who has taught children in Brazil for many years, and worked as an art educator (for a nonprofit in NYC) for a few years before moving to Montclair with her husband and children.
Registration required (registration begins Monday, April 23)
Newborns to Nine-year-oldsClick here for more details...
Chess GroupLibrary Groups Events 05/19/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Senior Space (1st Floor)
All ages and skill levels are welcome to play Chess, on Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm in the Senior Space at the Main Library. This is a drop-in group. No registration is required.
For more information about this group please contact the Reference Desk at 973-744-0500 x2235 or via email at email@example.com.Click here for more details...
Sankofa Genealogy Support GroupLibrary Groups Events 05/19/2018, 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...