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...
Learn English at MPLAdult Events 02/11/2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Main Library – Classroom (1st Floor)
Learn English at this multi-level class taught by certified instructor Catherine.
Aprende inglés en este clase de niveles múltiples enseñado por instructora titulada Catherine.Click here for more details...
The Morris Museum Presents: Coming to NJ: ImmigrationAdult Events 02/11/2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
This program is an exploration of the diverse cultures that contribute to New Jersey’s history. Whether traveler’s reasons for coming were religious, political or economic, everyday men and women have contributed their stories to New Jersey’s rich history. This program includes a multimedia PowerPoint presentation and museum connected objects including a historically accurate model of a New Jersey Dutch farmhouse and Morris Canal Boat, Stangl Pottery and TC Wheaton Glass.
Presented by educators from the Morris Museum.
Did you know we have a pass to the Morris Museum that MPL cardholders can check out and use for free admission to the museum? Visit montclairlibrary.org/museumpasses to make a reservation.Click here for more details...
Books and Bites: Advanced Reading ClubKid & Family Events 02/11/2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Cultivate a love of literature with the Books and Bites Reading Club! We will read and discuss a new book, followed by a themed-craft and a tasty snack. Don’t miss out on the fun! For students in Grades 3-5, books are available to check out on your library card after January 28.
Please advise of any food allergies.
Grades 3-5 “I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888″ by Lauren Tarshis
Registration required (Registration begins Monday, January 28).
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.
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Sit & StitchAdult Events 02/11/2019, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Come one, come all, and stitch the evening away! Bring your knit, crochet, or other fiber arts and crafts projects and work on them in the library café. All ages welcome.
Please note that formal instruction will not be provided. Registration is not required, but feel free to RSVP to our Facebook event for updates and reminders.
Sit & Stitch does not meet on days that the library is closed or closes early.Click here for more details...
Write Group: Support GroupLibrary Groups Events 02/12/2019, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Main Library – Conference Room (1st Floor)
Support Group core meeting every Tuesday morning to review our writing progress & discuss writing topics.Click here for more details...
Bridge GroupLibrary Groups Events 02/12/2019, 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 email@example.com.Click here for more details...
English Conversation GroupLibrary Groups Events 02/12/2019, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for more details...
Senior Space WednesdaysAdult Events 02/13/2019, 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.
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 02/13/2019, 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...