Open Book Club – Cheaper By The DozenAdult Events 04/30/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Our May meeting will happen just a few hours shy of May! MPL is celebrating Cheaper By The Dozen, a popular book written in 1948 by Montclair residents Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey with events in April-May. Our Open Book Club will discuss this American family’s life and the cultural similarities and differences from the fictional Latino families we have been reading this year. We have free copies of the book to give to Club members. Please register below and pick up the book at the 3rd floor administration office.
Immediately before our meeting starts, there will be a lecture in the auditorium on the Gilbreth family by Mike Farrelly from 6-7PM.
Please register below and join MPL at the other events to celebrate this piece of Montclair history.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Support GroupLibrary Groups Events 05/01/2018, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Support Group core meeting every Tuesday morning to review our writing progress & discuss writing topics.Click here for more details...
Poker for BeginnersAdult Events 05/01/2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Seniors…poker is here!
Did you ever want to learn poker? Would you like to learn the basic rules of the game? Would you like to learn with a small group? Then Poker for Beginners is for you! Join instructor Rita Bettenbender for an hour of beginner poker.
Seats are limited, registration is required. Please register below or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Bridge GroupLibrary Groups Events 05/01/2018, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for more details...
Children’s Author-Illustrator Kristine LombardiKid & Family Events 05/01/2018, 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.
After reading The Grumpy Pets Children’s author-illustrator Kristine Lombardi will guide kids in creating their own grumpy pet masks using small paper plates, tempera paint and paper cut-out ears. Kristine started her career in advertising and promotions before illustrating and designing for publishers, magazines and PR firms. Lovey Bunny, her first Children’s book, was published in 2015, followed by The Grumpy Pets, and Mr. Biddles in 2017. Her books have been translated into Romanian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. She also teaches illustration at the Montclair Art Museum and creates artwork for use in licensing.
Registration required (registration begins Monday, April 23).
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Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 05/02/2018, 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 05/02/2018, 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 05/02/2018, 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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Movie Matinee Screening of Cheaper by the DozenAdult Events 05/02/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Come and enjoy a matinee screening of the classic movie Cheaper by the Dozen starring Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, and Jeanne Crane (1950, 86 minutes, black & white).
The movie is based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results. He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters’ desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.
This event is part of our community-wide read: Montclair Reads Cheaper By the Dozen.Click here for more details...
Dragons Love Tacos: Story & Drop-In CraftKid & Family Events 05/02/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a reading of Dragons Love Tacos and other books. Afterwards we’ll make tacos and a craft to take home!
No registration required
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