Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 02/07/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cookies and Cards: Teen Craft and SnacksTeen Events 02/08/2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Want to make cards for charity and decorate some delicious cookies? Drop in to create thoughtful Valentines or everyday wishes of good cheer to donate, and decorate cookies to take home or share with friends! Materials for decorating cookies and creating cards will be provided. Please advise of any food allergies.
Registration recommended (registration begins Monday, January 28).
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Open Book/ Open Mind: The Meaning of MichelleAdult Events 02/10/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Benilde Little, Veronica Chambers, Ylonda Gault Caviness in Conversation
The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own
Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started.
While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what she means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. In addition to a tribute to Michelle Obama, this book is also a rollicking, lively dinner party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood and what it means to be American today.
Contributors include: Ava DuVernay, Veronica Chambers, Benilde Little, Damon Young, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Brittney Cooper, Ylonda Gault Caviness, Chirlane McCray, Cathi Hanauer, Tiffany Dufu, Tanisha Ford, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Lewis, Karen Hill Anton, Rebecca Carroll, Phillipa Soo, and Roxane Gay
Our panel will have Montclair-based contributors Benilde Little and Ylonda Gault Caviness in conversation with writer/editor Veronica Chambers. Watchung Booksellers will have copies of their books for purchase and signing at the end of the event.
This event is free thanks to grants from our Series sponsors, Investors Foundation and The Montclair Foundation. Please register below to ensure a seat.Click here for more details...
Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 02/14/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Family Movie: Akeelah and the BeeKid & Family Events 02/15/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true. Starring Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. Rated P.G.
Ages 11 and up
Maurice Chestnut: Black History Month at the Montclair Public LibraryKid & Family Events 02/17/2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Montclair Public Library proudly presents master tap-dancer Maurice Chestnut. Mr. Chestnut, along with professional tap dancers,will dance to hip hop and jazz songs by musicians such as Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. His presentation is a labor of love in homage to the invaluable artistic contributions by African American artists.
Maurice, a native of Newark, began dancing at the age of nine with Deborah Mitchell’s New Jersey Tap Ensemble. He has performed with Savion Glover and Bare Soundz, jazz artist Christian McBride, and is presently headlining sold out shows at NJPAC. His tap dancing and energy resonates with people from all walks and is not to be missed.
This electrifying event includes a powerful exhibit of commemorative stamps celebrating singular African-Americans and a PowerPoint presentation by philatelist (stamp collector) Clarence M. McKnight about the Civil Rights Movement stamps “To Form a More Perfect Union.” Mr. McKnight of East Orange has been collecting stamps since 1986.
No registration required.
All ages welcome
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Creativity Café with the Creativity CaravanAdult Events 02/21/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Game On: Wii and Board GamesKid & Family Events 02/22/2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Are ‘wii board’ yet? Come enjoy many games that are a lot of fun and offer a little bit of friendly competition. We will provide various Wii games (including but not limited to) Wii Sports Resort, Just Dance, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. In addition, we will also offer various board games such as Don’t Wake Daddy, Creationary, LIFE, Clue, Connect 4, Operation, Twister, Mancala, Chess, and Backgammon to those who prefer to play traditional board games. GAME ON!
No registration required
All ages welcome
(Children ages 11 and under must have an adult with them to participate.)Click here for more details...