Montclair Public Library Announces Fall 2022 Open Book / Open Mind Schedule

Montclair, NJ – Montclair Public Library has announced the Fall 2022 schedule for Open Book / Open Mind, its popular long-running author conversation series, and a new hybrid format for these events, holding them in person with a livestream Zoom option. Masks are required for in-person programs. Registration opens about a month before each program.

Most Open Book / Open Mind events are slated for weekdays at 7 p.m. Three are free of charge and will take place in the Library’s auditorium. The Maggie Haberman event will take place at The First Congregational Church of Montclair and requires a ticket.

● Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m. Alice Elliott Dark; “Fellowship Point.” In conversation with Christina Baker Kline.

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● Thursday, October 13, 7 p.m. Maggie Haberman; “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.” In conversation with Matt Purdy. At The First Congregational Church of Montclair, 40 S. Fullerton Avenue. Tickets are $32 in person (including a copy of the book) and $5 for Zoom.

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● Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m. Evan Mandery; “Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us.” In conversation with Dale Russakoff.

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● Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m. Laurie Lico Albanese; “Hester.” In conversation with Jillian Medoff.

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All books will be available for sale by our partner, watchung booksellers in Montclair, and to borrow from the Library.

“We are so delighted to bring these outstanding authors together with Montclair’s leading writers and thinkers,” says Library Director Janet Torsney. “We are grateful to the Open Book / Open Mind steering committee for putting together these programs. Come join us!”

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