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Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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October 2019

Betye Saar and the Black Arts Movement

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$20

The Black Arts Movement (BAM) of the 1960s and 70s sought to redefine the image of Black people. Their art emphasized racial pride, self-determination and political activism. Explore the art of legendary BAM artists Betye Saar and Faith Ringgold, icons of 20th century art.

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Best Years Book Club Meeting

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Join us for a discussion of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. “This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai’i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place—and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.”–publisher All adults are welcome!

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Rubber Band Banjo Craft: From Africa to America (Ages 7-11)

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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3rd floor Registration Required Did you know that the banjo was originated by enslaved Africans and African-Americans and that it has a Haitian cousin called the banza? See and hear a replica gourd banjo, learn about its creation and make a two-string rubber band banjo with plastic tubs.

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Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Race remains a potent and divisive force in our society. Whether it is the shooting of minority people by the police, the mass incarceration of people of color, or the recent KKK rallies that have been in the news, it is clear that the scars from the United States’ histories of slavery and racial discrimination run too deep to simply be ignored. But what are the most productive ways to deal with the toxic and torturous legacies of American racism?…

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Reading = Hope x Change (What’s Your Equation?): Screening of Jacqueline Woodson’s Webcast (Suggested for Grades 4 & Up)

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Watch a screening of the webcast of National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's presentation.   Centered around “Harbor Me” and many of Woodson’s other award-winning books, this singular program will motivate participants to engage in social justice issues such as immigration, incarceration and equality.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Reading = Hope x Change (What’s Your Equation?): Screening of Jacqueline Woodson’s Webcast (Suggested for grades 4 and up)

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Watch a screening of the webcast of National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's presentation, "Reading = Hope x Change (What’s Your Equation?)." Centered around “Harbor Me” and many of Woodson’s other award-winning books, this singular program will motivate participants to engage in social justice issues such as immigration, incarceration and equality.  Light refreshments will be served.

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NPS Park Ranger Talk: Happy 100th Birthday Grand Canyon National Park

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Ranger Karen invites us to go beyond the rim and explore all that Grand Canyon National Park has to offer; diverse life zones, landforms, and cultural history.

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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City of Refuge: Dismal Plantation in the Revolutionary Era Great Dismal Swamp

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Marcus P. Nevius will share his extensive research on maroon colonies in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina, which is the subject of his forthcoming book City of Refuge. Part of MPL’s 400 Years of Inequality series. Visit montclairlibrary.org/inequality for more information. About the speaker: Marcus P. Nevius is an assistant professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. His scholarship has received the support of a Mellon Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of History…

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Dan Barry, This Land @ MPL OB/OM

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and on the eve of a national recession, New York Times writer Dan Barry launched a column about America: not the one populated only by cable-news pundits, but the America defined and redefined by those who clean the hotel rooms, tend the beet fields, endure disasters both natural and manmade. As the name of the president changed from Bush to Obama to Trump, Barry was crisscrossing the country, filing deeply moving stories from the tiniest dot…

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Leap Into Science: Wind Preschool Workshop (Ages 3-6)

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Children explore the properties of wind and air by listening to a story about wind, moving a variety of objects using wind, and creating a wind detector that moves in the wind. Developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, PA, Leap into Science is a national program designed to build interest and skills in science and literacy for children ages 3–10 and their families.

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Stories from New Jersey Diners – Monuments to Community

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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New Jersey author Michael C. Gabriele will present a program on his newest book, “Stories from New Jersey Diners – Monuments to Community.” The program is free and open to the public. The book documents stories gathered from throughout the Garden State, “the Diner Capital of the World”—sentimental recollections from diner owners, diner employees and loyal diner customers. The program will trace the history of New Jersey’s diners business, and provide details on the era of lunch wagons from…

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Passport to Flavor: Tapas (Ages 11 and up)

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Registration Required 3rd floor Join us once again for culinary travels around the globe! This month we’ll be having a tapas-style meal and sampling the savory bites known as pintxos. Cheeses, cured meats and other delicacies will be on offer as we learn about this fun, communal style of dining! Please advise of food allergies.

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Blues Queens of the 1920s

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$20

This class will provide an overview of the era along with a closer look at four of these trailblazing artists—Mamie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Bessie Smith, and Ma Rainey—and will feature their original music and related historical documents in a multimedia presentation.

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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The Civil War Era & Reconstruction

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$20

A historical look at the growing sectionalism in the United States, the causes of the Civil War, the fighting, the results and the Reconstruction period that followed.

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Halloween Storytime and Craft (Ages 3 and up)

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Registration Required 3rd Floor The witches and goblins are coming to Montclair Public library! Please join us for a delightful Halloween craft and storytime. Don’t forget to wear your most adorable costume and be prepared for some Halloween surprises. Refreshments will be served; please advise of food allergies.

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November 2019

Play Go! (Board Game for All Ages)

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day 2 of the month, repeating until December 1, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Players of all ages (adults, teens, kids) and levels are welcome to come play at this monthly event hosted by the Montclair chapter of the American Go Association. Boards and stones are provided.

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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Every Wednesday Matinee

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In November 2019 we will be watching Native American Heritage movies. The movies are as follows: Smoke Signals (November 6) – Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Fedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal. Arnold rescued Thomas  from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold’s son Victor  resents his father’s alcoholism, violence and…

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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Every Wednesday Matinee

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In November 2019 we will be watching Native American Heritage movies. The movies are as follows: Smoke Signals (November 6) – Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Fedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal. Arnold rescued Thomas  from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold’s son Victor  resents his father’s alcoholism, violence and…

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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Every Wednesday Matinee

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In November 2019 we will be watching Native American Heritage movies. The movies are as follows: Smoke Signals (November 6) – Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Fedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal. Arnold rescued Thomas  from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold’s son Victor  resents his father’s alcoholism, violence and…

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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December 2019

Citizenship Exam Preparation

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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Citizenship Exam Preparation

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400. The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21. There will be no class on November 30. ***Registration is not required, but you must bring your green card to attend.***

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