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...
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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“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca”: Portuguese Storytime (Newborns to 9-year-olds)Kid & Family Events 06/22/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
No registration required.
“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 N.Y.C.) for a few years before moving to Montclair with her husband and children.
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Mancala for Kids and Teens (Ages 8-18)Kid & Family Events 06/24/2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
No registration required
Mancala is a catch-all name for variations of ancient two-player bead or stone counting games originating in Africa.
We’ll upcycle empty egg cartons and play a version of the game using beans.
This low-stakes contest is easy to learn, fun to play and always ends with good cheer and laughter no matter if you win or lose. Y
outh services staff and teen volunteers look forward to teaching and sharing this game with you.Click here for more details...