Bridge GroupLibrary Groups Events 05/29/2018, 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 email@example.com.Click here for more details...
Open Book/ Open Mind: Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War IIAdult Events 05/29/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Ms. Mundy’s book will be available for purchase from Watchung Booksellers and she will sign books at the end of the event. This event is free thanks in part to grants from The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation. Registration below is strongly encouraged to reserve a seat. Standby tickets will be available at 6:50 PM in the cafe area but no waitlist will be created for this event.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 05/30/2018, 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. Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Memoir GroupsLibrary Groups Events 05/30/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Memoir Groups for those seriously writing memoir. Groups 1 & 2 meet alternating Wednesdays. This is not a drop-in group.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 05/30/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a classic film series presented in its auditorium. In May 2018, family classic movies will be shown. The movies are as follows:
May 2: Cheaper by the Dozen – Starring: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy and Jeanne Crain. A family classic, based on the true life story of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and his wife, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, early twentieth century industrial engineers who lived in Montclair. As an efficiency expert, Frank Gilbreth tries to apply his exacting work standards to raising their twelve children. (1950, 126 minutes, color).
May 9: Belles on their Toes – Starring: Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter and Edward Arnold. In this sequel to the classic “Cheaper By The Dozen” Lillian Moller Gilbreth is a widow. She, however, continues her work as an industrial engineer, while struggling to keep her family together. (1952, 89 minutes, color).
May 16: Meet Me In St. Louis – Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Lucille Bremer, Mary Astor and Leon Ames. Four sisters at the turn of the 20th century learn vital lessons about life and love as their family prepares to move to New York City. (1944, 113 minutes, color).
May 23: The King and I – Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders and Rex Thompson. Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to serve as a governess to the many children of the King of Siam. The house she has been promised is not available, she threatens to leave, but falls in love with the royal children. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her upbringing inhibits her from joining the King’s harem. She is about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind. (1956, 133 minutes, color).
May 30: Captains Courageous – Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracey, Lionel Barry Moore and Melvyn Douglas. A boy comes of age on a fishing schooler captained by a man who teaches him valuable lessons in life, respect, self-sufficiency and discipline. (1937, 112 mins, color).
All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
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Bubblegum! A Celebration with Patricia Abad, Ph. D.Kid & Family Events 05/31/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
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.
What do slime and chewing gum have in common? They both can be deformed and not break down because they are made up of polymers (meaning “many parts” in Greek). Ancient Greeks chewed the gum of the Mastic tree (a naturally occurring polymer) thousands of years ago. Do you wonder what that gum tastes like? Find out – then fast forward to 2018 and experiment by making your own “modern food polymer” or, simply put, bubble gum! This will be a hands-on program, where kids will be encouraged to measure, mix, knead and do as much as they are able. And then, of course, taste their creation! This program will be led by Ph. D. and Montclair mom Patricia Abad. Please advise of any allergies.
2 sessions 4:00 and 4:30 first registered sign up
Registration required (registration begins Monday, April 23).
2 Sessions at 4pm & 4:30pm: registered children will participate in respective sessions on a first-come first-served basis.
Ages 5 & up
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Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 05/31/2018, 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 06/01/2018, 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.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Novelist GroupsLibrary Groups Events 06/01/2018, 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...
Fade to Books: Free Haircuts for Young ReadersKid & Family Events 06/02/2018, 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
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