Friday Gameday at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Ages 8-17)Kid & Family Events 12/27/2019, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Bellevue Avenue Branch
Registration required (registration begins Monday, November 25).
Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth and Teen Services Department to be added to the waiting list.
Come play the Nintendo Switch with games such as Smash Brothers Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies and more! Everyone is invited to bring their own Nintendo Switch to share with others and enhance the program, but remember everyone is responsible for their own belongings! Please note that registration is required for each individual program.
Classroom at Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Montclair
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Write Group: Free WriteLibrary Groups Events 12/28/2019, 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...
Library closed – New Year’s Eve & New Year’s DayLibrary Closings 12/31/2019, 12:00 AM
Homeschooling Open House (All ages)Kid & Family Events 01/02/2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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 email@example.com. No registration.
Family Storytime at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Birth to 5-year-olds)Kid & Family Events 01/06/2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 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, December 30).
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. Please note that registration is required for each individual program.
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Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 01/07/2020, 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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Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 01/08/2020, 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 January 2020 we will be watching Paul Newman movies in honor of his birthday (January 26, 1925). The movies are as follows:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (January 8) – Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. After Brick Pollitt injures himself while drunkenly revisiting his high school sports-star days, he and his tempestuous wife, Maggie, visit his family’s Mississippi plantation for the 65th birthday of his hot-tempered father, Big Daddy. Cantankerous even with declining health, Big Daddy demands to know why Brick and Maggie haven’t yet given him a grandchild, unlike Brick’s brother Gooper and his fecund wife, Mae. (1958, 108 min, Color).
Cool Hand Luke (January 15) – Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Robert Drivas, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet. When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn’t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard’s resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy’s unbreakable will. Luke’s bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison’s dreaded solitary confinement cell, “the box,” make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers. (1967, 126 minutes, Color)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (January 22) – Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Tab Hunter, John Huston, Stacy Keach, Roddy McDowell, Anthony Perkins, Victoria Principal, Anthony Zerbe, Ava Gardner. Saved from near death by a young Mexican girl, a former outlaw sets himself up as sole arbiter of the law in a small town. The town prospers as Judge Bean robs and hangs anyone with money that comes through it, but his haven becomes less secure when his Mexican companion dies and the townsfolk begin to turn against him. (1972, 124 minutes, Color)
The Sting (January 29) – Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Robert Earl Jones. Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). (1973, 130 minutes, Color)
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Game On: Wii and Board Games (Ages 4-17)Kid & Family Events 01/09/2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Are ‘Wii board’ yet? Play games that are fun and offer a little bit of friendly competition. We will provide various Wii games including, but not limited to, “Just Dance,” “Super Smash Brothers Brawl,” and more. Additionally, we will offer various traditional board games such as LIFE, Clue, Connect 4, Mancala, and Chess. GAME ON! No registration.Click here for more details...
Chesstronauts (Ages 8-14)Kid & Family Events 01/10/2020, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
The Chesstronauts have landed! Kids of all skill levels will receive high-quality and accessible chess instruction for improved strategic thinking, problem-solving and sportsmanship. Topics range from basic piece movements to advanced positional strategy. Along the way, from the honing of analytical abilities through mastery of the game, participants will develop a lifelong love for this ancient game. Chesstronauts is led by five students from Montclair Kimberley Academy who developed a shared passion for chess. The Chesstronauts are here to guide you toward the endless possibilities of your own skills. No registration.Click here for more details...
“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca”: Portuguese Storytime (Suggested for ages birth-9 years)Kid & Family Events 01/11/2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 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 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 and worked as an art educator.
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