Library closed – Labor DayLibrary Closings 09/01/2019, 12:00 AM
Write Group: Support GroupLibrary Groups Events 09/03/2019, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Support Group core meeting every Tuesday morning to review our writing progress & discuss writing topics.Click here for more details...
Bridge GroupLibrary Groups Events 09/03/2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
All ages and skill levels are welcome to play Bridge every Tuesday afternoon in the Library’s Conference Room.
For more information about this group please contact Linda Welch at 973-744-0500 ext. 2221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 09/03/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Class is free, and open to those aged 12+. Registration is required.
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English Conversation GroupLibrary Groups Events 09/03/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
There is an English Conversation Group that meets every Tuesday in the Main Library’s Conference Room. This is not an ESOL class, rather an informal group conversation aimed at improving your English speaking skills.
This group is unaffiliated with LVA. For more information, please call 973-746-4319 or email email@example.com.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 09/04/2019, 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 current monthly schedule.
Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 09/04/2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In September 2019 we will be watching movies about working and workplace conditions. The movies are as follows:
The Grapes of Wrath (September 4) Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewine. Story of the migration of the Joad family to California from their dust- bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. (1940, 129 minutes, Black & White)
9 to 5 (September 11) Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, Sterling Hayden. Three working women who live out their fantasies of getting even with, and their overthrow of, the company’s unsavory Boss. (1980, 110 minutes, Color)
Bound for Glory (September 18) Starring: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid. Semi-autobiographical tale of folk singer Woody Guthrie and his fight for fair treatment of migrant workers (1976, 146 minutes, color)
On the Waterfront (September 25) Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning. Focuses on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen, while detailing widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey. (1953, 108 minutes, Black & White)Click here for more details...
Paul Robeson: A ChautauquaAdult Events 09/04/2019, 6:00 PM
This Chautauqua or living history will cover the life of Paul Robeson.
Paul Robeson (1898-1976)
Singer, Actor, Athlete, Scholar, Social Activist … Paul Robeson was all these things,
A man of deep conviction and extraordinary complexity, Paul came of age during one of the more difficult periods in American history.
Born in Princeton, New Jersey and raised by his father, the Rev. William Drew Robeson (his mother, Maria Louisa died when Paul was six years old), and by numerous members of Princeton’s African-American community, Paul grew to become an outstanding scholar-athlete in both high school and college. After graduating from Rutgers College in 1919, Paul went to Columbia Law school where he earned his degree in 1923. Paul married Eslanda Cardozo Goode while in law school and it was she who helped guide him into a career as an actor and singer. For over 25 years, Paul was known as one of the great artists of his generation.
Between 1927-1939, Paul lived in London, England and it was there that he became totally politicized. He became an uncompromising fighter, for civil and human rights at home and abroad and for friendship with the Soviet Union. It was these activities that led the U.S. government to nearly destroy him during the 1950’s
About the performer:
Marvin Jefferson has an extensive background as a professional actor and between 1997 and 2009 he has performed a Chautauqua (first person characterization of a historical figure) of the life of Paul Robeson as singer, athlete, scholar and social activist for the Newark school district, performing in every school in the district. He prepared for his portrayal of Paul Robeson by attending, in the summer of 1997, the Annual Great Plains Chautauqua in West Fargo, North Dakota. Between 2005 – 2010 he appeared as Robeson in the Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina and North Carolina Chautauqua festivals. He taught for the summer programs at Essex County College, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Franklin Township Department of Social Services and the Newark School of Arts. He currently teaches acting at Bloomfield College. Between 1981 and 1996 he was the producer/artistic director of the Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC), a professional Newark, NJ based acting company that he co-founded. In addition to directing and producing plays, he has received critical acclaim for performances as an actor in the ETC productions of Uncle Tom’s Children, Kabnis and Sizwe Bansi is Dead; the Crossroads Theatre Company productions of Roads of the Mountaintop, To Gleam it Around, To Show My Shine and Playboy of the West Indies; and the George Street Playhouse production of The Meeting. He has also appeared in various productions throughout New York City including an Off-Off Broadway theatrical version of Paul Robeson, A Chautauqua at Urban Stages theatre company. Marvin studied acting at the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University.Click here for more details...
Homeschooling Open House (All ages welcome)Kid & Family Events 09/05/2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
No registration required.
Join the monthly gathering of families that homeschool and make new friends. Youth services librarian Enola Romano displays our collection of parenting books about homeschooling.
Bring your favorite board game to share! For more information email Enola Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 09/05/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Free-for-All writing events on different writing topics every Thursday evening.Click here for more details...