Montclair History Center: Price of Liberty 2017Organization Sponsored Events 05/04/2017, 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
For the fourth year in a row, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a film/discussion series on issues related to race, segregation, integration, and Civil Rights. This year, the series will be hyper-local, with films based in Montclair. All programs are free.
Thursday, March 9 at 1pm
“A Place to Become”: Explores early 20th century Montclair through the eyes of women who attended the YWCA. Their stories bring to life a town grappling with de facto segregation, integration, and the Civil Rights movement. This documentary, which was produced by the Montclair History Center premiered at the Montclair Film Festival in 2014. Drew University’s Dr. Lillie Edwards, a Montclair resident, will host this first program.
Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm or Thursday, April 13 at 1pm
“Our Schools Our Town”: A documentary created by Masiel Rodriquez-Vars, that explores Montclair’s evolution from a neighborhood school to a magnet school system. The evening program on March 22 will include a discussion period with Rodriquez-Vars and members of the community who were involved in the development of the magnet school system as well as people who are educators today.
Saturday, April 26 at 7pm or Thursday, May 4 at 1pm
“The One That Got Away”: A film that was featured in the 2014 Montclair Film Festival. Tourrie Moses was a gifted student, always engaged in his work and eager to learn. But as the years went by, Moses became less and less interested in school and spent more time on the streets, until a tragic decision changed his life forever. In “The One that Got Away,” director John Block follows Montclair teacher Dan Gill as he reconnects with Moses, illuminating the relationship between the two men and examining the circumstances that lead to and the aftermath of Moses’ fateful actions. Directors and producers John Block and Steve McCarthy of BlockMcCarthy Films LLC will participate in the discussion period on April 26.
Admission is free for all three films in the series, which explore issues related to Civil Rights, segregation, and equality on a local level. The public is invited to attend one or more programs; no advance registration is required.
The Montclair History Center is an independent not-for-profit organization that has been dedicated to preserving, sharing, and educating others about Montclair’s history since 1965. For additional information, please contact the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for more details...
Montclair Monthly Poetry SeriesOrganization Sponsored Events 05/04/2017, 7:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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Let’s Listen to…Dizzy, Ella, MonkAdult Events 05/05/2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Centennial. One hundred years.
The year 1917 was a big one for jazz. First recording, by the Original Dixieland Jass Band. And the birth of three giants of the music: Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Thelonious Monk.
For May’s listening session, join series curator Peter Bodge to listen to and learn about three of his favorites. Meet fellow fans of the music, and take home a list of recommended recordings and reads.
The Let’s Listen series explores jazz in its many facets. First Friday every month, new theme every session. Refreshments served.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (862) 621-9761.Click here for more details...
Afghan Women – Empowerment Through EducationOrganization Sponsored Events 05/12/2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Research Your Home’s HistoryAdult Events 07/22/2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Tower 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...