Montclair Public Library to Host eLibrary Drop-In Support Sessions and Instructional Workshops

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Public LibraryAre you a new patron of Montclair Public Library (MPL)? Or someone who wants to learn more about using its eLibrary services? MPL will host eLibrary Drop-In Support sessions at various locations around town in October.

Below is the upcoming schedule:

  • October 4 at Java Love Coffee Roasting Company (49 Church Street) from 5pm-6pm.
  • October 11 at Trend Coffee (411 Bloomfield Avenue) from 1pm-2pm.
  • October 22 at MPL Main Library from 11am-12pm.
  • October 25 at MPL Bellevue Avenue Branch from 5pm-6pm.

For one-on-one help with a research need or checking out eBooks and eAudiobooks, the Montclair community is encouraged to “Book a Librarian.” This service pairs residents with the librarian best suited to the need for personalized guidance. To make an appointment, visit

In addition, MPL is hosting several instructional workshops on a variety of topics during the month of October:

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Scenes from Montclair Fashion Night 2016 #MFNO

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 2:13pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair once again hosted a fantastic Montclair Fashion Night Out to a standing room only crowd at the Wellmont Theater on Sunday. This was the fifth year in a row for the event and it started with a dramatic aerial presentation by Studio Air, followed by runway shows that wowed the crowd, both by the variety of apparel from Montclair boutiques as well as creations by the Fashion Dept. of Montclair State University.

©Amy Gallatin Photography, all rights reserved.

©Amy Gallatin Photography.

“Montclair Fashion Night Out 2016 was a great event, and more importantly, it’s an example of how great our COMMUNITY is! I tip my hat to all the volunteers that devoted their time and talent to hairdressing, makeup, food, and the production of show,” says Israel Cronk, executive director, Montclair BID. “I’m proud to have partnered with Montclair State University and worked with 10 dynamite interns from their Fashion Department. This marks a new direction of town-wide inclusion for the downtown Montclair. Montclair Center BID hopes to inspire our community to not only shop local but to hire local, too. Continue Reading

Dr. Gold Runs Chicago Marathon for Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Monday, Sep 26, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dr. GoldMontclair orthodontist Dr. Ed Gold is back at it again — running his 6th marathon and raising money to support the Montclair Public Library.

In the spirit of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Dr. Gold will be running the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9, 2016 with funds raised to benefit the Montclair Public Library Foundation. “When I was training for my first marathon is 2012, I knew I should support a cause. I decided to run for the Montclair Public Library with the hope that the library will help lay the foundation for this and future generations to learn and to apply their acquired knowledge to benefit society. The acquired knowledge may hopefully help lead to the cures of diseases that afflict so many of our families and friends or help our society in other ways. And now four years later, as I am training for my 6th marathon, I did not want to let the opportunity to once again support the Montclair Public Library Foundation pass by,” says Dr. Gold.

You can donate here and help Dr. Gold meet his goal and support the Montclair Public Library.






Montclair Women’s Club Open House and Panel Discussion on Women in Transition

BY  |  Monday, Sep 26, 2016 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Women's ClubThe Montclair Women’s Club (82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042) is preparing for an exciting year of events as it enters its 102nd year serving the Montclair area. Interested in learning more about the club? The first evening event of the year will happen tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27 at 7 pm with an Open House and panel discussion on Women in Transition: Embracing Change.

Whether you are going back to work, retiring, becoming an empty nester, have lost a spouse through divorce or death or any other major life change, the community of members of the Montclair Women’s Club can support and nourish you as you embrace your change.





School of Rock Montclair’s New Adult Performance Program Will Present a Tribute to Woodstock ’69 and ‘94

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair

Who says the kids get to have all the fun? Beginning in October, School of Rock Montclair will enroll adult singers and musicians of any age and skill level into its new Adult Performance Program, which will combine private lessons with group rehearsals. Then the participants will show off their skills in a concert in January ’17 that will feature a tribute to the music of the Woodstock Festivals from 1969 and 1994.

“Our Adult Performance Program will operate in the same manner as the Performance Programs that we offer to our regular students,” says Kevin March, General Manager at School of Rock Montclair. “Participants who are beginning singers or musicians would take private one-on-one lessons each week with our pro staff and then be part of weekly group rehearsals, which will be held on Friday evenings from 7 to 9pm. Participants with more experience can elect to just be part of the weekly group rehearsals. Our big concert that presents what the Adult Performance Program students have worked so hard to create will take place in January at a top rock venue in the Montclair area.”

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Workshop for Women 50+ Who Are Exploring What’s Next for Them

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 3:46pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Transition Network

The North-Central New Jersey Chapter of The Transition Network (TTN) will present a workshop on Women in Transition – a program about exploring new possibilities, rethinking your life or work, and expanding your networks.

The workshop will provide a framework to understand the process of transitions. It will help participants enhance skills for successfully navigating change; expand possibilities and options; create an action plan; and connect with other women 50+ in transition.

The program will be held on Saturday, September 24, from 10 am – 2:30 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton St, Montclair, NJ 07042. The cost is $30 for TTN members and $40 for nonmembers; a light lunch is included.
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Certify Your Montclair Garden

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Certified Garden at 69 Grove Street.  (Photo: Montclair Community Wildlife Habitat Project)

Certified Garden at 69 Grove Street. (Photo: Montclair Community Wildlife Habitat Project)

Do you have a gorgeous garden like this one in Bloomfield? Do butterflies, birds, and wildlife flock to your flowers? Then you should consider getting your garden certified. Montclair is one of only two towns in New Jersey that are part of the 80 communities certified as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat. Montclair’s certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat culminated six years of work by the Backyard Habitat Project, which succeeded in getting nearly 200 Montclair locations certified as habitats. Each home certified as a Backyard Habitat gave the Township one point towards community certification.

The National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife Program has helped people restore habitat and wildlife populations to their cities, towns and neighborhoods since 1973. The program encourages people to turn their small piece of the land — their yards and gardens — into thriving habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

Interested in having your garden or yard certified? Use the certification application online here to get started. The tool will ask you to provide a required number of specific elements for each of the following habitat essentials: food, water, cover, places to raise young, and sustainable practices.




Have a Samsung Galaxy Note7? NJ Transit Urges You Don’t Use it on Board or In Stations

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

note7Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit released an advisory today strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities.

“We are asking our customers who have the Galaxy Note7, to simply turn it off before entering an NJ TRANSIT facility or boarding a vehicle.” said interim Executive Director Dennis Martin. “Because of the uncertainties surrounding this device, we are issuing this precautionary advisory to ensure the safety of all of our customers.”

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been the subject of numerous accounts of the batteries bursting into flames. Both Samsung and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to power down these devices and stop charging or using them.

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Montclair Public Library and Literacy Volunteers of America Provide ESOL Classes for Adults

BY  |  Monday, Sep 12, 2016 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


As part of a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Montclair Public Library (MPL) and Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex and Passaic Counties (LVA) continue to provide ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for adult students. The grant supplies funding for three sessions through spring of 2017. Continue Reading

Sponsored: Expand Lifelong Learning and DOUBLE Your Impact!

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 08, 2016 12:30pm

Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning

Montclair has long been recognized as a great place to live and raise a family.  Now the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) is helping to build Montclair into an even greater place to grow older.  

The MILL fosters learning as a lifelong endeavor and provides adults aged 55+ with opportunities to make social connections throughout each 6-week semester. Because demand for programming greatly exceeds current supply, a Back to School Again campaign has been launched.  The goals are to meet the growing demand for classes and to keep them FREE and accessible for all.  

Gifts may be designated “wherever it’s needed most” or to one of three program areas:  The Arts, Health & Wellness, or History & Current Events.

Even better, each donation will be matched $1 for $1 by Partners for Health, doubling its impact!

Learn More / Make a Donation Online Here

To view MILL courses currently offered, visit the MILL Course Catalog

The MILL is a collaborative effort of these program partners and is part of the Lifelong Montclair aging in place initiative:




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I would suggest that before there is any attempt to take over the Shell station property, it be fully vetted by every environmental agency possible; gas station clean ups are lengthy and very expensive - even I Shell would be liable for costs.

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