The Morris Museum Presents: Coming to NJ: ImmigrationAdult Events 02/11/2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
This program is an exploration of the diverse cultures that contribute to New Jersey’s history. Whether traveler’s reasons for coming were religious, political or economic, everyday men and women have contributed their stories to New Jersey’s rich history. This program includes a multimedia PowerPoint presentation and museum connected objects including a historically accurate model of a New Jersey Dutch farmhouse and Morris Canal Boat, Stangl Pottery and TC Wheaton Glass.
Presented by educators from the Morris Museum.
Did you know we have a pass to the Morris Museum that MPL cardholders can check out and use for free admission to the museum? Visit montclairlibrary.org/museumpasses to make a reservation.Click here for more details...
Sit & StitchAdult Events 02/11/2019, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Come one, come all, and stitch the evening away! Bring your knit, crochet, or other fiber arts and crafts projects and work on them in the library café. All ages welcome.
Please note that formal instruction will not be provided. Registration is not required, but feel free to RSVP to our Facebook event for updates and reminders.
Sit & Stitch does not meet on days that the library is closed or closes early.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 02/13/2019, 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.
Click here for the current monthly schedule.
Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday Movie MatineeAdult Events 02/13/2019, 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 February 2019, we celebrate Black History month. The movies are as follows:
February 6: 12 years a slave — Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (2013, 134 minutes, color).
February 13: For colored girls – Starring: Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg.
Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
(2010, 133 minutes, color).
February 20: The color purple — Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey.
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades. (1985, 154 minutes, color).
February 27: Selma – Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth.
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. (2014, 128 minutes, color).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A ChautauquaAdult Events 02/13/2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
This Chautauqua (Living History) program focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s spiritual journey from his youth to his opposition to the Vietnam War in 1967. The program is in 3 parts: The first part is Dr. King speaking about his life. The second part is Dr. King answering questions from the audience. The third part is Mr. Jefferson stepping out of the King persona and answering questions about Dr. King.
About the Performer
Mr. Jefferson has an extensive background as a professional actor and between 1997 to 2009 he has performed the Paul Robeson Chautauqua for the entire Newark, New Jersey School district for 12 years. Also during this time period, Mr. Jefferson began his Chautauqua portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2012, he was commissioned to portray York of the Lewis and Clark expedition for the Ohio Chautauqua. From 2005 to the present, Mr. Jefferson has appeared as Dr. King in the Ohio, Missouri, Nevada and Colorado Chautauqua festivals, he portrayed Paul Robeson in those festivals and the North Carolina and Maryland Chautauqua festivals as well. Mr. Jefferson was introduced to Chautauqua by two renowned historians, the late Dr. Clement A. Price and the late Giles R. Wright.
Page Turn-Her Book GroupAdult Events 02/13/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
The group was started by Ronald Murphy and Harold Bell in the early 1990s. Titles, selected by members and the group’s facilitator, focus primarily on African American subjects or by African American authors, as well as recommended and popular titles. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The group is currently at capacity. To join the waiting list, contact Adrienne Harden at 973-744-0500 ext. 2241. This group is best suited for ages 55 and up.Click here for more details...
Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 02/14/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn English at MPLAdult Events 02/18/2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Learn English at this multi-level class taught by certified instructor Catherine.
Aprende inglés en este clase de niveles múltiples enseñado por instructora titulada Catherine.Click here for more details...