Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 02/21/2018, 2:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In February, movies will be shown to honor Black History Month.
The Jackie Robinson Story (February 7) – Starring Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson. Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the Negro leagues and the major leagues. (1950, 77 minutes, black & white).
Lilies of the Field (February 14) – Starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann. A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. (1963, 95 minutes, black & white).
Cabin in the sky (February 21) – Starring Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Lena Horne. A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he’ll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife. (1943, 98 minutes, black & white).
A Raisin in the Sun (February 28) – Starring Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee. A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family. (1961, 128 minutes, black & white).
All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. For more information, please call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Alice Hooe Foster: Shaping MontclairAdult Events 02/22/2018, 6:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Alice Hooe Foster, the first African American woman to graduate from Montclair High School, contributed greatly to Montclair’s social justice initiatives in the early 20th century, including the founding of a YWCA for African American women and girls. Montclair resident, former teacher, and historian Betty Holloway will share her extensive research on Foster’s life and contributions to the community at this evening presentation.
Please register below or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Yoga on the Plaza!Adult Events 02/23/2018, 9:00 AM Main Library
The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity. Class is an hour long alignment based vinyasa practice. Remember to bring a mat and water!
This is an open level class presented by Misha Hajj, yoga instructor at the YMCA of Montclair. Class will be moved indoors as the weather dictates. Please enter through the café door.Click here for more details...
African-American Film FestivalAdult Events 02/24/2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
The featured movie will be In Search of the Light by Jacqueline Cofield. This documentary includes interviews with a range of African-American artists living abroad: Sam Middleton, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ed Clark, Richard Mayhew, Vicente Pimentel, Angelbert Metoyer, Frank Bowling, Nanette Carter, Mary Ann Rose Gentry, Sam Gilliam, Bill Hutson, Elizabeth Catlett, Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Richard Gibson, and Ealy Mays.
The screening will be introduced by Willliam Skeet Jiggetts, chair of the African American Cultural Committee of the Montclair Art Museum.Click here for more details...
Open Book/ Open Mind: Reaching Across The Gender DivideAdult Events 02/25/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Widespread allegations of workplace sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful employers and #MeToo have been trending since October. Another current has also emerged: Men who stood silently by are now searching for a way to help join the fight against sexism, and to unite with women to finally close the gender gap.
In her new book to be published by William Morrow, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, Joanne Lipman, Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor in Chief of USA Today, informs how men can join with women to help close the gender gap, empower women as true equals, and create and dynamic working environment which benefits women, men and the greater good of the company.
Joanne will be in conversation about this timely issue with Montclair resident Edward Felsenthal, editor-in-chief of TIME Magazine, and previously the founding editor of The Daily Beast, and a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal.
The author will be signing her book, which can be purchased via Watchung Booksellers at the end of the event. The event is free thanks to our series sponsors. Please register below to reserve a seat. Standby tickets will be available at 3:50PM at the event space permitting.Click here for more details...
English for Restaurant Workers/Inglés para Empleados de RestaurantesAdult Events 02/26/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
This class meets on Mondays from 10am to 12pm beginning February 5 and running through April 30. The class is free and open to all. Montclair residents and those in the restaurant industry will be given priority. Childcare provided for free!
Registration required. For more information and to register, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235 or email email@example.com.
Presented in partnership with LINK Language Learning. Funded in part by a grant from Vernon Library Supplies.
Esta clase se reúne los lunes de 10am a 12pm, comenzando el 5 de febrero y hasta el 30 de abril. Las clases comienzan el 5 de febrero de 2018 y finalizan el 30 de abril del mismo año, son gratuitas y todos son bienvenidos. Los residentes de Montclair y empleados de restaurantes tendrán prioridad. Ofrecemos cuidado de niños ¡Gratis!
Se requiere registración. Para obtener más información y para registrarse, llame al 973-744-0500 ext. 2235 o envíe un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentado en asociación con LINK Language Learning. Financiado en parte por una subvención de Vernon Library Supplies.Click here for more details...
Deep Cover Book ClubAdult Events 02/26/2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
Library Board of Trustees MeetingAdult Events 02/26/2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Board of Trustee meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month in 2018. Public notice of all meetings is posted in The Montclair Times. The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees complies with the requirement of the State of New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act.
All meetings are held at 7:30pm in the Main Library auditorium. No meetings are scheduled for August or December.Click here for more details...