Write Group: Memoir GroupsLibrary Groups Events 05/02/2018, 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...
Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 05/02/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a classic film series presented in its auditorium. In May 2018, family classic movies will be shown. The movies are as follows:
May 2: Cheaper by the Dozen – Starring: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy and Jeanne Crain. A family classic, based on the true life story of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and his wife, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, early twentieth century industrial engineers who lived in Montclair. As an efficiency expert, Frank Gilbreth tries to apply his exacting work standards to raising their twelve children. (1950, 126 minutes, color).
May 9: Belles on their Toes – Starring: Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter and Edward Arnold. In this sequel to the classic “Cheaper By The Dozen” Lillian Moller Gilbreth is a widow. She, however, continues her work as an industrial engineer, while struggling to keep her family together. (1952, 89 minutes, color).
May 16: Meet Me In St. Louis – Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Lucille Bremer, Mary Astor and Leon Ames. Four sisters at the turn of the 20th century learn vital lessons about life and love as their family prepares to move to New York City. (1944, 113 minutes, color).
May 23: The King and I – Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders and Rex Thompson. Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to serve as a governess to the many children of the King of Siam. The house she has been promised is not available, she threatens to leave, but falls in love with the royal children. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her upbringing inhibits her from joining the King’s harem. She is about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind. (1956, 133 minutes, color).
May 30: Captains Courageous – Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracey, Lionel Barry Moore and Melvyn Douglas. A boy comes of age on a fishing schooler captained by a man who teaches him valuable lessons in life, respect, self-sufficiency and discipline. (1937, 112 mins, color).
All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
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Movie Matinee Screening of Cheaper by the DozenAdult Events 05/02/2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Come and enjoy a matinee screening of the classic movie Cheaper by the Dozen starring Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, and Jeanne Crane (1950, 86 minutes, black & white).
The movie is based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results. He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters’ desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.
This event is part of our community-wide read: Montclair Reads Cheaper By the Dozen.Click here for more details...
Dragons Love Tacos: Story & Drop-In CraftKid & Family Events 05/02/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a reading of Dragons Love Tacos and other books. Afterwards we’ll make tacos and a craft to take home!
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Homeschooling: 4th Annual Recycling Fashion Show – Hemp Vs. WoolKid & Family Events 05/03/2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Hemp vs Wool! Come be part of the big debate! Start making your unique fashions, then join us to make more clothes and show them off!
Check out the Library’s monthly Homeschooling open house and make friends with other families. Youth Services Librarian, Enola Romano, displays our collection of parenting books about homeschooling. Bring your favorite board game to share! For more information email Enola Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rogue Yum: The Snacks of Star WarsKid & Family Events 05/03/2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library
Celebrate May the Fourth…on the third! Kids 5 and up will get to make and sample Star Wars themed foods at the Montclair Public Library to celebrate this intergalactic day. One part food science, one part sci-fi, all fun! Please advise of food allergies.Click here for more details...
Montclair Reads Book ClubAdult Events 05/03/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Join Adult Services Librarian Jill DeMarco for a wide-ranging discussion about Cheaper by the Dozen, the true stories of one of Montclair most notable — and eccentric — families.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 05/03/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Free-for-All writing events on different writing topics every Thursday evening.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Novelist GroupsLibrary Groups Events 05/04/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Novelist Groups meets every Thursday and Friday. This is not a drop-in group.Click here for more details...
An Evening with Peter GilbrethAdult Events 05/04/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Peter Gilbreth, grandson of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, featured in the book Cheaper by the Dozen, will share family memories and memorabilia as part of our Montclair Reads Cheaper by the Dozen event series.Click here for more details...