Research Your Home’s HistoryAdult Events 01/27/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Local History Room (2nd Floor)
This free workshop will assist you in discovering local resources available to help you research the history of your Montclair home and property.
Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235.
Presented by the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, Montclair History Center (formerly known as the Montclair Historical Society), and Montclair Public Library. All sessions will be held at the Main Library.Click here for more details...
“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca”: Storytime in PortugueseKid & Family Events 01/27/2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
“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.
No registration required
Newborns to Nine-year-olds
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Welcome Desk Training SessionAdult Events 01/27/2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
We need you to make your library more welcoming!
This training sessions will explain how to be a welcome desk volunteer. You can sign up for two-hours shifts to greet patrons and answer questions.
For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Open Book/Open Mind: Authors Garth Hallberg and Estep Nagy in Conversation about Crafting FictionAdult Events 01/28/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Two rising stars of the literary world and Montclair residents, Garth Hallberg and Estep Nagy, will be in conversation on the art of writing fiction, particularly about fictional families. The authors will interview each other and intersperse short readings from their novels during the event.
Garth Hallberg has a newly released, full-color edition of his first book A Field Guide to the North American Family. His last novel, City on Fire, was a New York Times and international best-seller, has been translated into seventeen languages, and was named one of the best books of 2015 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Vogue. His short stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train, and Best New American Voices 2008, and he has written critical essays for The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, The Millions, and Slate. He was a two-time finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
Estep Nagy released his first novel, We Shall Not All Sleep, to critical acclaim in 2017. His fiction and other writing have appeared in Southwest Review, The Believer, Paper, Box Office, and elsewhere. He wrote and directed the independent feature film The Broken Giant (1998), which is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. His plays have been produced and developed at theaters across the country, including at Actors Theater of Louisville and the Source Festival in Washington, DC.
Watchung Booksellers will have both authors’ books available for purchase and signing at the close of the event.
This event is free thanks to support from Investor’s Foundation and The Monclair Foundation. Please register below to reserve a seat. Standby seats will be released at 3:50PM in the cafe area at the event. No wait list will be created.Click here for more details...
Online Businesses and New Jersey TaxAdult Events 01/29/2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Are you a local small business owner or looking to start a new business? Don’t miss this instructional workshop designed to educate small business owners like yourself, taught by NJ Division of Taxation representatives, Alexis Reid and Christina Quinones.
This free workshop, Online Businesses and New Jersey Tax, covers the following topics:
- The taxability of products and services
- Sales inside and outside of New Jersey
- The 411 on shipping products
- Collecting and reporting New Jersey Sales Tax
Alexis Reid is a Team Leader in the Taxation University Branch. She provides instruction for all tax types, computer science, and teaches personal and professional development skills in areas such as leadership and team building. Alexis’ vast tax knowledge, presenting history, and cheerful disposition make her a sought after and often requested public speaker.
Christina Quinones started with the Division in 2007 in the Customer Service Call Center. During her 8 years in the Division’s Customer Service Center, she gained a vast knowledge of all taxes and programs administered by the Division. Prior to joining Taxation University, Tina was a Practitioner Hotline agent. She provided expert assistance to the tax professional and business community.
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Pajama Storytime: with Sleepover for Teddy Bears!Kid & Family Events 01/30/2018, 6:15 PM - 7:00 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.
Put on your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed animal friend, and join us for bedtime stories, songs and rhymes. After the storytime kids can kiss their stuffed animal friends goodnight. Look online to see the fun adventures your stuffed animal friend had and then pick them up the following day!
Registration required (registration begins Tuesday, December 26)
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Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 01/31/2018, 2:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In January, Bette Davis movies will be shown.
Marked Woman (January 3) – Starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane. A crusading DA persuades a clip joint “party girl” to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory “parties.” (1937, 96 minutes, black & white)
In This Our Life (January 10) – Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent. The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister’s husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman’s former fiancé. (1942, 97 minutes, black & white)
All This, and Heaven Too (January 17) – Starring Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn. A duchess’ irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family’s lives forever. (1940, 143 minutes, black & white)
Dark Victory (January 24) – Starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart. A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she’ll meet her final days with dignity. (1939, 104 minutes, black & white)
Jezebel (January 31) – Starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent. In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (1938, 103 minutes, black & white)
All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. For more information, please call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
Homeschooling Open HouseKid & Family Events 02/01/2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Check out the Library’s monthly Homeschooling open house and make friends with other families. 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.
No registration required
Thursday, January 4, 11am-1pmClick here for more details...
Celebrate World Read Aloud Day & Harry Potter Book NightKid & Family Events 02/01/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
February 1 is World Read Aloud Day (WRAD)! Every year people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. This year WRAD and Scholastic are combining forces. Please join us as library staff read favorite passages from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Stop in between 4 and 5 pm and listen for 5 minutes or the entire hour.
No registration required
Recommended for ages 7 & up
Thursday, February 1 at 4pmClick here for more details...
Yoga on the Plaza!Adult Events 02/02/2018, 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 hour long alignment based vinyasa practice. Remember to bring a mat and water!
This is an open level class presented by Misha Hajj, yoga instructor at the YMCA of Montclair. Class will be moved indoors as the weather dictates. Please enter through the café door.Click here for more details...