Mark Twain Becomes a Jersey Boy: His Friendship with Thomas NastAdult Events 06/10/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Thomas Nast’s extraordinary contributions to literary illustrations and American political history are certainly recognized. But what has not been comprehensively brought to light is his deep friendship with Mark Twain. This presentation gives new links between Twain and Nast for a unique and fuller understanding of the very personal and professional friendship of these public giants as well as Twain’ lecturing presence in the Garden State.
Presenter John Pascal has done original research on different topics related to Mark Twain studies. After having his studies reviewed and accepted by panels of university professors, John has presented his findings at five International Mark Twain Conferences since 2009: three at Elmira College in New York, and two at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 06/12/2019, 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...
Starting & Managing a Successful Home-based BusinessAdult Events 06/12/2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
This free seminar covers the steps required to run a successful home-based company, and is designed for anyone either contemplating or already running their own business.
Space is limited – please register by Friday, June 7.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday Movie MatineeAdult Events 06/12/2019, 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 June we will be watching Robin Williams movies. The movies are as follows:
June 5: Good morning, Vietnam – Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran.
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam. (1987, 121 minutes, color).
June 12: Good Will Hunting – Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck.
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (1997, 126 minutes, color).
June 19: Fisher King — Starring: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Adam Bryant.
A former radio DJ, who is despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
(1991, 138 minutes, color).
June 26: Mrs. Doubtfire – Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan.
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (1993, 125 minutes, color).
Page Turn-Her Book GroupAdult Events 06/12/2019, 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 06/13/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Let’s Listen to JazzAdult Events 06/14/2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the session, an extended list of recommendations for further listening, and a list of suggested reads.
Our Let’s Listen curator, Peter Bodge, is a walking jazz encyclopedia, a drummer, an arts educator of more than 40 years, and an accomplished visual artist. His jazz portraits hang in the Smithsonian Institution and in the collections of some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians. As an instructor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he teaches jazz history, critical thinking, and a course that teaches teachers how to bring creativity into their classrooms. His nickname: BeBop.Click here for more details...
Library Board of Trustees MeetingAdult Events 06/17/2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees meeting is open to the public in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act. After 8:00 p.m.access is available via the cafe space door to the left of the main entrance.
Additional information about Board meetings is available on our website.Click here for more details...