Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 06/19/2019, 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.
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Every Wednesday Movie MatineeAdult Events 06/19/2019, 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 June we will be watching Robin Williams movies. The movies are as follows:
June 5: Good morning, Vietnam – Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran.
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam. (1987, 121 minutes, color).
June 12: Good Will Hunting – Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck.
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (1997, 126 minutes, color).
June 19: Mrs. Doubtfire – Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan.
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (1993, 125 minutes, color).
June 26: Fisher King — Starring: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Adam Bryant.
A former radio DJ, who is despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
(1991, 138 minutes, color).
A Celebration of Peruvian CultureAdult Events 06/19/2019, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Main Library
Enjoy a full day of activities in joyous recognition of the people, art, music, dance, food, culture and history of Peru.
- Music from Lula Valdivia and the Peruvian Extravaganza.
- Dance from Rosa Carhuallanqui and Perulncan Folk.
- Remarks from Mr. Yvan Solari Calvo, Sr. Consul General Del Peru
- Food from Costanera Restaurant.
- Peruvian crafts will be on display in the main lobby.
Schedule of events:
3 p.m. – Peruvian Inspired Creativity Cafe
4:30 p.m. – Storytime, Music and Dance from Rosa Carhuallanqui and Perulncan Folk
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Peruvian Artist Demonstration
6:45 p.m. – Intro – Mr. Yvan Solari Calvo, Sr. Consul General Del Peru
7 p.m. – Music and Dance on the Plaza from Lula Valdivia and the Peruvian Extravaganza
Presented by the Adult School of Montclair in partnership with Kristine Massari and Enrico Granafei of Trumpets Jazz Club.
Funded by grants from the Robert C. and Louis F. Albright Foundation and Joe and Diana Lunin.
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Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 06/19/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
RESCHEDULED: Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 06/20/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
North Star Songs: Codes and Symbols of the Underground RailroadKid & Family Events 06/20/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Enjoy readings of “Freedom River” by Doreen Rappaport (Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration), “Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Jeanette Winter, and other books about the underground railroad.
Learn about the symbols and meanings hidden in music and folk art used by the heroic “conductors” of the railroad. We’ll also enjoy a live performance of the secret map song “Follow the Drinking Gourd” on acoustic guitar, followed by a north star symbol craft.
This program is part of the 50-50 Initiative in which libraries in all 50 states provide programs in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.
Registration required (registration begins on May 28.)
All are welcome, online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders.
All others should call the Youth Services Department at 973-744-0500 ext. 2236 to be added to the waiting list.Click here for more details...
Environmental MovieOrganization Sponsored Events 06/20/2019, 6:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 06/20/2019, 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...
Chesstronauts (Ages 8-14)Kid & Family Events 06/21/2019, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Registration recommended (Registration begins Tuesday, May 28).
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.
The Chesstronauts have landed! Kids of all skill levels will receive high-quality and accessible instruction that will culminate in 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 sophomores from Montclair Kimberley Academy who’ve developed a shared passion for chess. With collective playing experience of 27 years, the Chesstronauts are here to guide you towards the endless possibilities of your own skills.
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Write Group: Free WriteLibrary Groups Events 06/22/2019, 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...