Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 10/23/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
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English Conversation GroupLibrary Groups Events 10/23/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
There is an English Conversation Group that meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm in the Main Library’s Conference Room. This is not an ESOL class, rather an informal group conversation aimed at improving your English speaking skills.
This group is unaffiliated with LVA. For more information, please call 973-746-4319 or email email@example.com.Click here for more details...
Hudson Shakespeare Co. Presents: “The Spanish Tragedy”Adult Events 10/23/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Join us for the Hudson Shakespeare Company’s performance of The Spanish Tragedy.
The Spanish Tragedy is an Elizabethan drama written by Thomas Kyd sometime between 1582 and 1592. Later versions
of the play have largely included additional scenes and bits of dialogue which have been attributed to William
Shakespeare. The Spanish Tragedy was HUGELY popular in its day and even was responsible for establishing a new type
of drama called the revenge tragedy. It’s plot contains several violent murders and includes, as one of its characters, a
personification of the spirit of Revenge. The play was often copied or referred to in other works of the time period.
Many of its elements are apparent in Shakespeare’s other works such as Hamlet and Titus Andronicus. Many of the
Spanish Tragedy elements such as a play within a play to trap a murderer, a ghost intent on vengeance, and a man who
goes mad after his son is murdered, appear in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Now in its 27th year, Hudson Shakespeare Company is no stranger when it comes to performing Shakespeare’s lesser
known works. In previous years they have performed a companion piece to Midsummer called Two Noble Kinsmen
(2007), Shakespeare’s “lost play” Cardenio (2012), a Jacobean tragicomedy called The Arden of Faversham (2014), and a
history play called Edward III (2015). These are plays that have been attributed to the collection of works known as the
‘Shakespeare Apocrypha’. “These are plays that scholars have attributed some part of the play to Shakespeare’s
writing.” says director Noelle Fair. “Shakespeare may or may not have contributed to these plays. There’s no way to
know for sure. However, scholars can use computer studies called stylometry to find quirks unique to Shakespeare to
make a pretty good determination. In this case, it looks like he contributed a few additional scenes after the first original
Hudson Shakespeare recommends that The Spanish Tragedy is rated PG-13 for violence performed on stage and may
not be appropriate for children under 13.
Register below or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 10/24/2018, 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...
Write Group: Memoir GroupsLibrary Groups Events 10/24/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Memoir Groups for those seriously writing memoir. Groups 1 & 2 meet alternating Wednesdays. This is not a drop-in group.Click here for more details...
Toddler TimeKid & Family Events 10/24/2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.
Two-year-olds and the adults in their lives explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Picture books, flannel board stories, and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.
Registration required; space limited (registration begins Monday, September 24).
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Every Wednesday Matinee: Frankenstein (1931) with Special Guest Sara KarloffAdult Events 10/24/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff, will be visiting the Montclair Public Library to talk about her father, who starred in the films Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein.
MPL will be showing Frankenstein as its Wednesday afternoon movie matinee. Before the feature, she will introduce the film with a special presentation. She will also be hosting a question and answer period after the screening.
Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public’s perception of the “monster” from the classic Mary Shelley book, Frankenstein, which turns 200 this year.
Registration is recommended but not required.Click here for more details...
Great American Read: Finale PartyAdult Events 10/24/2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
It’s a wrap for the Great American Read! Enjoy the finale of PBS’s Great American Read on our spacious auditorium’s large screen. We’ll reveal the top ten Montclair favorites of the 100 Great American Read books!
Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.Click here for more details...
eLibrary support drop-ins at Edgemont!Adult Events 10/25/2018, 10:30 AM Edgemont Park
Curious about eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, or music? Or do you need help with your tablet or smartphone?
eLibrary support drop-ins are back at the Edgemont House!
Thursday, September 6 & 20, October 11 & 25, and November 15 & 29 at 10:30 am.
Edgemont Park House is located on Valley Road in Edgemont Memorial Park.
Bring your Montclair Library card!Click here for more details...
Mother GooseKid & Family Events 10/25/2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Mother Goose is an excellent way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Each session will end with a simple art experience for little ones.
*Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.
Registration required (registration begins Monday, September 24).
Ages 3 to 6
Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.Click here for more details...