Drop in Tech Support @ EdgemontAdult Events 08/01/2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Edgemont Park
Curious about eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, or music? Or do you need help with your tablet or smartphone? Tech support is back at the Edgemont Park House! Edgemont Park House is located on Valley Road in Edgemont Memorial Park. Be sure to bring your Montclair Library card if you need assistance with MPL resources.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 08/01/2019, 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...
Game On: Wii and Board Games (Ages 4-17)Kid & Family Events 08/02/2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
No registration required.
Are ‘wii board’ yet? Come enjoy many games that are a lot of fun and 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 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!
Children ages 11 and under must have an adult with them to participate.Click here for more details...
Play Go! (Board Game for All Ages)Adult Events 08/03/2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Write Group: Free WriteLibrary Groups Events 08/03/2019, 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...
Concert: Ayers for an English AfternoonAdult Events 08/03/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Elizabethan music performed by Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano, Jason Priset, lute, and John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba. Summer of Shakespeare is 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.
About the performers:
John Mark Rozendaal specializes in teaching and performing stringed instrument music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. JMR performs as a member of LeStrange Viols; Brandywine Baroque; and Trio Settecento with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist David Schrader. As founding Artistic Director of Chicago Baroque Ensemble, JMR performed and led seven seasons of subscription concerts, educational programs, radio broadcasts, and recordings for the Cedille and Centaur labels. Rozendaal served as principal ‘cellist of The City Musick, and Basically Bach, and has performed both solo and continuo roles with many period instrument ensembles, including the Newberry Consort, Orpheus Band, the King’s Noyse. Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and the Bethlehem Bach Choir. Rozendaal’s viola da gamba playing has been praised as “splendid” (Chicago Tribune), and “breathtaking” (Sun-Times). Recordings are available on the Cedille and Centaur labels. A dedicated teacher, Rozendaal is in demand as a workshop teacher and regularly joins the faculties of the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave, Amherst Early Music, Madison Early Music Festival. JMR teaches Viola da Gamba Dojo classes and private lessons at his studio in Manhattan.
Jason Priset is a regular performer in the New York metropolitan area and worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) from Stony Brook University in guitar performance, and specializes in a variety of lute and guitar-related instruments that include lute, theorbo, bandurra, baroque guitar, 19th century guitar, and modern guitar. As well as concerts in the States, Jason has appeared in concerts in Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Jason has performed and toured with Bach Vespers, Brandywine Baroque, Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine, Early Music New York, LOFT Opera, Newton Baroque, Piffaro: The Renaissance Band, The Soul’s Delight, Simpson College Opera, Stony Brook Baroque Players, and the Queens College Opera Studio. Currently, Jason is serving as Executive Director for the Lute Society of America (LSA) Festival and the LSA East seminar at the Amherst Early Music Festival. As an educator Jason holds an extensive guitar and lute studio in Rockland County and serves on faculty at Montclair State University.
Tracy Cowart (mezzo-soprano) enjoys a wide range of vocal interests, from twelfth-century polyphony to contemporary art music. Praised by the New York Times as “the real attraction” with a voice that is “light and lithe,” Tracy has performed with Artek, Apollo’s Fire, the American Classical Orchestra, Musica Pacifica, Opera Lafayette, the Newberry Consort, Rose of the Compass, Severall Friends, Tenet, Three Notch’d Road, the Vox Vocal Ensemble, and the Washington Bach Consort. She is also co-founder the medieval ensemble Alkemie, with whom she has performed on the Capitol Early Music, Indianapolis Early Music, and Music Before 1800 series. Also known for her interpretations of new music, Tracy has performed with the Great Noise Ensemble, sung cabaret with the Richmond Festival of Music, and toured with Weird Uncle, an experimental group that fuses medieval modes, jug band, and electronica. Tracy received her M.M. in Early Music from the Longy School of Music and her D.M.A. in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University; she is faculty with the Amherst Early Music Festival, and has been a guest-artist/lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, Fairmont State University, Bucknell University, and the Society for Seventeenth Century Music. She is a proud collaborator with the Charlottesville-based Early Music Access Project, and will direct the early music Collegium at Fordham University this coming fall. When she is not performing, she is an enthusiastic forager and herbalist, and member of the New York Mycological Society.Click here for more details...
Family Storytime at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Newborns to 5-year-olds)Kid & Family Events 08/05/2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bellevue Avenue Branch
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.
Registration required (registration begins Monday, July 22).
Share books, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills.
Children of all abilities welcome.
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Family Movie: The Iron Giant (Rated PG)Kid & Family Events 08/05/2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
No registration required.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Iron Giant!” In this masterful adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant space robot crash-lands on the coast of Maine in 1957. A boy named Hogarth discovers the robot and forms a friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.
Featuring the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel and Harry Connick, Jr. Rated PG.
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Music Monday Concert SeriesAdult Events 08/05/2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Bellevue Avenue Branch
Roaming Readers – A Walking, Talking Book ClubAdult Events 08/06/2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Main Library
Join the club! Adults are invited to meet at one (or all!) of the following locations for a walk around the area while discussing a
- August 6 – 10 a.m. at Montclair Public Library
- August 15 – 10 a.m. at Glen Ridge Public Library
- August 27 – 10 am at Bloomfield Public Library
August’s book: Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Also available on Libby as an eBook and eAudiobook.
The Roaming Readers Book Club is part of our Summer Reading series. Register, log books, and win prizes: montclairpubliclibrary.beanstack.org. *Summer Reading registration begins May 28Click here for more details...