Open Book/ Open Mind: B.A. Shapiro in Conversation with Caroline Leavitt at MAMAdult Events 11/01/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Montclair Art Museum
Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author B. A. Shapiro will debut her latest and eighth novel The Collector’s Apprentice. Her previous novels include The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes, the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze and four screenplays (Blind Spot, The Lost Coven, Borderline and Shattered Echoes). She will be in conversation about art, fiction and creativity with Caroline Leavitt, best-selling author of eleven fiction novels including Pictures of You, Is This Tomorrow, and Cruel Beautiful World. There will be a Q&A session with the audience after their conversation.
Thanks to a partnership between MPL and Montclair Art Museum, this free event will take place at 7 PM at MAM’s Leir Hall during the “Free First Thursday” programming. There is no registration required for the evening at MAM, but please R.S.V.P. below or call 973-744-0500 x2275 if you would like updates on the authors’ event.
Watchung Booksellers will have both authors’ books available for purchase and signing at the end of the event.
Thanks to our series sponsors The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation for their support.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 11/06/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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Financial Literacy: Becoming an Informed InvestorAdult Events 11/06/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
The Roadshow Presentation is on the topic of “Financial Literacy – Becoming An Informed Investor.” The presentation is designed to provide real world education regarding financial literacy. The goal is to provide attendees with the foundations necessary for working toward becoming an informed investor.
Over the coming few months, this presentation will be conducted around the state of New Jersey by the Investor Advocacy Project (IAP) of Seton Hall Law School as a pro-bono service to the New Jersey community. You can learn a little more about the overall program here.
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Research Your Home’s HistoryAdult Events 11/07/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Local History Room (2nd Floor)
This free workshop will assist you in discovering local resources available to help you research the history of your Montclair home and property. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235.
Presented by the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, Montclair History Center (formerly known as the Montclair Historical Society), and Montclair Public Library. All sessions will be held at the Main Library.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 11/07/2018, 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.
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Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Open Book/ Open Mind: Chip McGrath in Conversation with Dwight Garner and Joan AcocellaAdult Events 11/11/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Charles “Chip” McGrath is the esteemed former editor of The New York Times Book Review section and a contributor to The New Yorker. He will moderate a discussion about book reviews with fellow notable reviewers, Dwight Garner of The New York Times, and Joan Acocella of The New Yorker.
Dwight Garner is a book critic for The New York Times. He was also, for many years, an editor for The New York Times Book Review. His essays and criticism have also appeared in The New Republic, Harper’s, Slate and elsewhere.
Joan Acocella has written for The New Yorker, mostly on books and dance, since 1992, and became the magazine’s dance critic in 1998. Her books include “Mark Morris,” “Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism”; and “Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder.” Her most recent book is “Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints,” a collection of essays. She has written about dance, literature, and other arts for The New York Review of Books, the Times Book Review, Art in America, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center of the New York Public Library, where she is writing a biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The event is free thanks to our supporters The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation. Please register below to guarantee a seat.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 11/13/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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