Bridge GroupLibrary Groups Events 09/24/2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
All ages and skill levels are welcome to play Bridge every Tuesday afternoon in the Library’s Conference Room.
For more information about this group please contact Linda Welch at 973-744-0500 ext. 2221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for more details...
Just Walk! – Fitness ClassAdult Events 09/24/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Class is free, and open to those aged 12+. Registration is required.
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English Conversation GroupLibrary Groups Events 09/24/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
There is an English Conversation Group that meets every Tuesday 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...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 09/25/2019, 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.
Subscribe to the Senior Space email list to receive the weekly schedule.
Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.Click here for more details...
Every Wednesday MatineeAdult Events 09/25/2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In September 2019 we will be watching movies about working and workplace conditions. The movies are as follows:
The Grapes of Wrath (September 4) Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewine. Story of the migration of the Joad family to California from their dust- bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. (1940, 129 minutes, Black & White).
9 to 5 (September 11) Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, Sterling Hayden. Three working women who live out their fantasies of getting even with, and their overthrow of, the company’s unsavory Boss. (1980, 110 minutes, Color).
Bound for Glory (September 18) Starring: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid. Semi-autobiographical tale of folk singer Woody Guthrie and his fight for fair treatment of migrant workers (1976, 146 minutes, color).
On the Waterfront (September 25) Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning. Focuses on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen, while detailing widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey. (1953, 108 minutes, Black & White).Click here for more details...
Peter Biedermann in ConcertAdult Events 09/25/2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Peter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ that has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the first time in the Montclair Public Library. The common thread throughout his musical background is crossing the boundaries of music genres. This hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics. PB began focusing on performing original solo instrumentals beginning in 2000. The music is now being presented in intimate settings such as libraries, art galleries, house concerts, churches etc. PB will be focusing on new pieces as well as material from his latest recording ‘Tales From The Desert’ on a variety of guitars in unique tunings. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 50+ years. Fans of fellow guitarists such as Michael Hedges, the British school (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Davy Graham), Alex de Grassi and Pierre Bensusan will enjoy this music.
This concert is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended.Click here for more details...
Little Listeners at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Birth to 2-year-olds)Kid & Family Events 09/26/2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Bellevue Avenue Branch
Registration required (registration begins Monday, August 26).
Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth and Teen Services Department to be added to the waiting list.
Creating lifelong readers can begin at any age!
Listen to short stories and participate in rhymes and fingerplays with age-appropriate books about colors, animals, shapes and more!
Kids Place at Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., MontclairClick here for more details...
Write Group: Free-for-AllLibrary Groups Events 09/26/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Library – Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Free-for-All writing events on different writing topics every Thursday evening.Click here for more details...
On the Table: Supporting the Legacy of Gustav Stickley and Craftsman FarmsAdult Events 09/26/2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Executive Director of the Stickley Museum Vonda Givens will explore the past, present and future of Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s home and “Garden of Eden,” through the tale of one table set within its elegantly rustic interiors. Join Givens “at the table” and trace its journey over the years as a manifestation of Arts and Crafts ideals, a symbol of early 20th century America, and a representation of Stickley’s vision, supporting the full weight of his legacy.
Did you know MPL has a pass to the Stickley Museum (as well as 16 other area museums) that can be borrowed for free? For more information, visit http://www.montclairlibrary.org/lifelong-education-2/museum-passes/.
More about the museum:
This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. The Stickley family’s home, known as the Log House, was built in 1911 and is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement. It has been restored to its 1911 appearance and is operated by the not-for-profit organization The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms as a historic house museum. The Museum’s growing collection includes numerous Stickley furnishings, many which are original to the Log House, plus textiles, pottery, metalwork, and archival materials. In addition to these priceless objects on view in the Log House, an original Stickley bungalow has been furnished with touchable Arts and Crafts furnishings. A visit to this bungalow, known as North Cottage, allows visitors the opportunity sit in the chairs and fully experience Arts and Crafts living.
Write Group: Free WriteLibrary Groups Events 09/28/2019, 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Free Write creative writing workshops – write to prompts every Saturday morning.Click here for more details...