From the White City to the Emerald City: L. Frank Baum and the 1893 Chicago World’s FairAdult Events 04/02/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Professor & Internal Wizard of Oz Club Vice President Ryan Bunch will give a lecture entitled “From the White City to the Emerald City: L. Frank Baum and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.” Ryan will talk about how the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago served as inspiration for the Emerald City in L. Frank Baum and W.W. Denslow’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). In addition to discussing the likely influences of the fair’s White City architecture on the depiction of the Emerald City in Baum’s words and Denslow’s illustrations, Ryan will suggest some ways in which the fair’s exhibits in arts and science were part of a cultural and technological landscape that fired Baum’s imagination, influenced his Oz books, and informed utopian visions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Registration is recommended but not required.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 04/03/2019, 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 04/03/2019, 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 April 2019, we celebrate Shirley Temple. The movies are as follows:
April 3: Bright eyes — Starring: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell.
An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody. (1934, 85 minutes, black & white).
April 10: Curly top – Starring: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson.
Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of “Mr. Jones.” As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary. (1935, 75 minutes, black & white).
April 17: The little colonel — Starring: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable.
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother. (1935, 81 minutes, black & white).
April 24: Little Miss Broadway – Starring: Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante.
An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel’s owner doesn’t like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
(1938, 72 minutes, black & white).
Open Book Club – In The Time Of The ButterfliesAdult Events 04/03/2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Isabel Rose Café
We had an Open Book Club for How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents in 2018 but we will next be discussing In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, before her appearance at Open Book/ Open Mind on Thursday, April 11th at 7 PM at Central Presbyterian Church.
To attend the event on April 11th, please purchase a ticket at this link when activated. The ticket includes a new paperback copy of In The Time of the Butterflies with new 25th-anniversary cover artwork. Her other novels will be updated, too and will be available for purchase at the event.
Julia described her inspiration for the st0ry: “In 1960, a few months after my family fled the dictatorship of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, the three Mirabal sisters were brutally murdered. Founders of the underground, las Mariposas (the Butterflies, their code name) had inspired resistance cells throughout the country. (My father had joined one of these cells, which was cracked by the SIM, the secret police, in the summer of 1960 — the reason we were forced to flee.) This novel tells the Mirabal story through the lens of fiction. Needless to say, this book is one I felt compelled to write.“Click here for more details...
Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 04/04/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Play Go! (Board Game for All Ages)Adult Events 04/06/2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn English at MPLAdult Events 04/08/2019, 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...
Sit & StitchAdult Events 04/08/2019, 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...