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50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
973-744-0500 ext. 2257

January 2016

Open Book/Open Mind Series: Trump’s First 100 Days

January 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
Free

The Montclair Public Library & Its Foundation Present An Open Door to Top Writers & Thinkers Trump’s First 100 Days: Jonathan Alter & Stephen Engelberg in Conversation with Thomas Johnson The changes to our government and its policies are sure to be fast and furious in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Jonathan Alter, NBC/MSNBC News Correspondent and bestselling biographer of Obama and FDR; Stephen Engelberg editor-in-chief of ProPublica; and Thomas Johnson, Executive Editor of Bloomberg Politics, tell citizens what they need…

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October 2016

Main Library Tour

October 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
Free

Main Library Tours Resume. The Montclair Library Friends announces the resumption of tours of the Montclair Public Library’s Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue,  Montclair, NJ 07042. The first tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016 starting at 2:00 PM. The tour will last about 45 minutes. Meet at the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor of the Main Library. Tours are free and open to the public. No registration is required. TAKE THE TOUR and learn about the magical…

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December 2016

Misinformation: Untangling the World Wide Web!

December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
Free

With so much information available online, it is hard to sometimes tell what is reputable and what is misleading. Let Montclair Public Library staff teach you how to search for trusted information online and to evaluate its source, a critical and important skill to learn in the digital age. For more information, email john.daquino@montclair.bccls.org or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2267. Register at https://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/misinformation-untangling-the-world-wide-web/.

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Open Book/Open Mind Series: Leslie Bennetts on Joan Rivers

December 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
Free

Two brilliant feminist journalists discuss the life of Joan Rivers, who smashed innumerable barriers for women in show business, even as she herself remained a prisoner of the sexist values of her youth.  Joan Rivers’s life, rife with contradiction, is the subject of Leslie Bennetts’s new biography, Last Girl Before Freeway. Rivers, the first ,female, late-night TV host, thought a woman’s happiness depended on having a husband, but hers destroyed her career. She believed that beauty and youth were crucial…

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August 2017

Outdoor Concert: Florian Shantz Jazz Combo

August 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
Free

The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo was formed in 2012 by then 9-year old Florian Schantz. Since then, the band has delighted audiences in numerous venues in the greater NYC Area and in Germany. The combo will perform fun and upbeat festival music from around the world. Music is a mixture of Jewish, Italian, German, and Central/ South American, with some interesting surprises added into the mix. *No registration required. Seating provided first come, first served. In case of rain, concert will be held in the…

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May 2018

The Struggle to Abolish Slavery in the Muslim World & Implications of its Revival under ISIS and Boko Haram

May 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20

Trace the history of slavery and slave-trading in the Muslim world and the impact of efforts to abolish those practices. We will focus on the implications of the recent revival of slavery by organizations like ISIS and Boko Haram, tieing their actions to the rise of human trafficking in the Muslim world and the religious debate concerning whether Islam can truly permit abolition of all slavery and human trafficking within its orbit.

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August 2018

The Weegatta: Playtime Yacht-Race for Little Ones

August 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Young children, toddlers and beginning walkers are invited to a special “boat-race” regatta for wee ones. Each tyke will ‘sail around’ in a cardboard-box yacht especially designed and decorated by master shipbuilder P. L. Monty and the renowned Teen Advisory Board engineers. Make sure to dress your little yacht-rocker in breezy pastels! Children must be able to sit upright on their own.     Registration required Toddlers-Age 4 Auditorium  

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Johnathan Paolucci Debuts His 2018 “Soul On Canvas” Collection At The Montclair Public Library

August 8, 2018 - August 30, 2018
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Johnathan Paolucci Debuts His 2018 “Soul On Canvas” Collection At The Montclair Public Library   Aspiring, passionate artist Johnathan Paolucci from “Standing Room Only Studios” unveils his “Soul On Canvas” collection at the Montclair Public Library located on 50 South Fullerton Avenue during library hours from August 8 to August 30.  A reception is scheduled for Monday, August 13, 2018 from 6-7:30pm.   Johnathan’s creations being a blend of nature, spirituality, and soul enlightenments are still open to one’s own…

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September 2018

Homeschooling Open House

September 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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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 enola.romano@montclair.bccls.org. No registration required Auditorium  

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American Composers

September 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Ives, Gershwin, Copland, Rodgers, Bernstein, and more.  The American impact in the world of classical music.

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October 2020

The Origins of Upright Walking with Prof. Jeremy DeSilva (Online)

October 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Grades 2-5 Learn about the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage with Prof. Jeremy DeSilva, a paleoanthropologist specializing in the locomotion of the first apes (hominoids) and early human ancestors (hominins). Prof. DeSilva will give a quick overview of his work and answer questions (kids can prepare questions ahead of time by visiting: sites.dartmouth.edu/desilva/). Please register only once per family. GoToMeeting details and event link will be sent to registrants before the program. Register here: https://montclairlibrary.libnet.info/event/4583869

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April 2021

“Open Book / Open Mind, Quiara Alegría Hudes, “My Broken Language”

April 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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A virtual event. Join us for another top author conversation followed by an audience Q&A. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes will be talking about her new memoir, “My Broken Language,” with Elena Martinez of the Bronx Music Heritage Center. "A tender yet defiant tale about finding strength in one’s roots. In this elegant and moving memoir, Hudes begins with her upbringing in Puerto Rico and Philadelphia, examining the complexities involved in negotiating two distinct worlds early on....s members of her…

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November 2021

Open Book / Open Mind Online; Andrea Elliott, “Invisible Child”

November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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A virtual program. Join us for another top author conversation, followed by audience Q&A.  Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Andrea Elliott will discuss her new book, "Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City” with Lydia Polgreen, former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. Excerpted in The New York Times Magazine. Register at bit.ly/OBOM_Elliott "Destined to become a classic in the genre."—Newsweek

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May 2022

Author Talk: Jeff Yang & Phil Yu; “Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the ‘90s to Now”

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Author Talk: Jeff Yang and Phil Yu; “Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the ‘90s to Now” A hybrid program co-sponsored by AAPI Montclair. Join us in person at the Vanguard Theater or livestream on Zoom. Register now at https://tinyurl.com/2hjamwck Jeff Yang, a bestselling writer/CNN commentator and Phil Yu, aka the "Angry Asian Man" blogger discuss their exciting new mixed media book with Michelle Germinario of AAPI Montclair.  “Rise” is a love letter to and for Asian Americans--a…

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