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The Great American Read at MPL

MPL is one of 50 recipients of a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to fund programming related to PBS’s the Great American Read! Winners were announced on May 8, 2018. Read the press release from ALA here.

To vote on your favorite novel of the 100 PBS choices, visit PBS’s voting web page. Voting begins May 22 at 8pm ET and ends October 18 at midnight PT. For other voting options, visit this page.

You can also participate in our special vote for Montclair’s  favorite of the 100 choices! Fill out the Google Form or stop by one of our service desks to fill out a paper ballot. Our vote begins May 22 at 8pm and ends October 23 at midnight.

Great American Read PBS Screening Events:
Great American Read Premiere Screening (Episode 1)
Date: Wed, 06/06/2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Register.

Great American Read Episodes Fall Premiere & 2-6 Screenings

Fall Premiere: Wednesday, 9/12, 6:30 pm  Register.
Episodes 2-6: Every Tuesday, 9/18-10/16/18, 6:30 pm
Episode Themes:
9/18: Episode 2: Who Am I? Register.
9/25: Episode 3: Heroes  Register.
10/2: Episode 4: Villains and Monsters  Register.
10/9: Episode 5: What We Do for Love  Register.
10/16: Episode 6: Other Worlds  Register.

Great American Read Finale Party (Episode 7 Screening)
Date: Wednesday, 10/24/18
Time: 6:00 pm
Note: Unlike the episodes 3-6 screenings, the finale will be screened on a Wednesday.
Register.

Special Events:
Film: Treasure Island (1934)
Date: Thu, 08/16/2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wizard of Oz Book Club
Date: Thu, 08/23/2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Register.

Film: The Wizard of Oz
Date: Fri, 08/24/2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Kids & Families Events
Screening of Muppet Treasure Island
Date: Wed, 08/02/2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Details.

Screening of The Wiz Live! (2015)
Date: Fri, 08/31/2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Details.

Oz-play: The Wizard of Oz Cosplay & Singalong Screening
Date: Sat, 09/22/2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register.

Wizard of Oz Storytimes
The Wizard of Oz Storytime: Family Storytime @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library
Date: Mon, 08/06/2018
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register.

The Wizard of Oz Storytime: Mother Goose
Date: Wed, 08/08/2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Register.

Treasure Island Read Aloud in the Cafe
Date: Wednesdays, 06/06/2018 – 6/20/2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Details.

Date: Wednesdays, 06/27/2018 – 09/05/2018
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Date: Wednesdays, 09/12/2018 – 9/26/2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Treasure Island Pirate Party
Date: Wed, 10/03/2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Register.
Teen Events
Teen Wizard of Oz Book Club
Date: Wed, 09/12/2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.
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