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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Subscribe to the Senior Space email list to receive the weekly schedule. Questions? Call the library reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
Build your child’s early literacy skills through the exploration of language and numbers through stories and songs. No registration.
Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held once a month, and each class has individual registration. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Registration required. Rain or shine. Age: 3-5 year olds (accompanied by parent/caregiver). Please register HERE.
This event is part of the Cali School's Wednesday at One series. This series presents a wide variety student and faculty vocal and instrumental performances throughout the academic year.
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In February 2020 we will be celebrating Black History Month by watching the following movies: The Learning Tree (February 5) – Starring: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Mira Waters, Joel Fluellen, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Ward, Russell Thorson, Peggy Rea. written and directed by Gordon Parks, a celebrated photographer. It depicts the life of Newt Winger, a teenager growing up in Cherokee Flats, Kansas, in the 1920s, and chronicles his journey into manhood that is marked by tragic events. The Learning Tree is based on Parks’ semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, which was published in 1963. (1969, 107 minutes, Color) No Movie February 12 due to Staff In-Service Day Sounder (February 19) – Starring: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, James Best, Carmen Matthews, Taj Mahal. Sounder is the story of a Black sharecropper family in Louisiana during the Depression. When the father is imprisoned for stealing food for his children,...
*Registration required. For more information on this Adult School Department program, please click here. The Western Hemisphere is facing today the emergence of the new phenomenon of “survival migration” that caught most regional leaders unprepared. International cooperation is urgent and necessary to resolve it.
Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Take a precious break from the intensity of daily life and feel the supportive serenity of the lush surrounding gardens. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the…
*Registration required. For more information on this Adult School Department program, please click here. Topics examined will include early tribalism, English domination, famine, emigration, uprisings, division of the country, independence, the Troubles, and present issues.
Live performances from local artists in the Montclair area
An icon who profoundly influenced international culture and more, Leonardo da Vinci and his vision lives in everything from plane flights to portraits. Da Vinci - Inventions examines his sketches and paintings, and brings the machines he invented on paper to life, welcoming visitors to witness the full extent of his prolific greatness. Discover the inherent connections between science, math and art through Leonardo's eyes by observing recreations of over 60 of his most important inventions. A tank, submarine, helicopter and dozens of other mechanical marvels will occupy the 6,000-square-foot exhibition hall at the Liberty Hall Academic Center, transforming the contemporary space into a timeless tribute to Leonardo's brilliance. Engage with this genius vital contributions to the development of modern technology and medicine before immersing in the beauty of Leonardo's immortal artistry. See how the complexity of his life aided his work and expanded his creativity as your inner artist revels in every stroke of masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and more. A truly...
Registration required (registration begins Monday, December 30). Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth and Teen Services Department to be added to the waiting list. Creating lifelong readers can begin at any age! Listen to short stories and participate in rhymes and fingerplays with age-appropriate books about colors, animals, shapes and more! Please note that registration is required for each individual program. Kids Place at Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Montclair
Registration required (registration begins Monday, December 30). Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth and Teen Services Department to be added to the waiting list. Get your children solving, creating, and interacting with their peers in this hands-on program! Please note that registration is required for each individual program. Classroom at Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Montclair
Books, songs, rhymes, and play are the perfect way to get your child ready for school every day. Preschoolers will develop a love of learning in this interactive storytime. No registration.
In observance of African-American History Month, we’ll be reading and discussing “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds over the course of two meetings. Reynolds is a contemporary young adult author, and this title received Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz honors in 2018. Copies of the book will be available in the Youth Services Department starting January 27. Registration required.
This coastal region has been described as one of the most appetizing cuisines in the world. In this class, we will explore dishes from kabobs and hummus to Spanakopita. Join us for a deliciously health based evening around the Mediterranean. Menu: Tabbouleh and Tzatziki (Middle Eastern) Grilled Pita Bread Grilled Shrimp with Chermoula (Coast of Southern Spain/Italian Coast) Fossil Farm Chicken Kebab Spanakopita (Greek) Fresh Fruit Sabayon
150 minutes, with an intermission following Detour. There will also be a talkback following the performance on Saturday the 22nd. This show will be performed at the Alexander Kasser Theater.
This world premiere is a new retelling of Sophocles’ classic Antigone for an era beseiged by mass media. The New Works Initiative (NWI) is an artist-in-residence program and developmental platform in the Department of Theatre and Dance in Montclair State University’s College of the Arts. NWI’s mission is to bring together established and emerging playwrights, composers, choreographers, theatre-makers, and professional directors with Montclair State University theatre students to explore adventurous theatrical works. The New Works Initiative is made possible through the generous support of Bob and Holly Gregory.
This performance is set to run for about two hours and will be performed in the L. Howard Fox Theatre
Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married next week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing."
February 20 - March 8 Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, it's her turn to pull another out of the darkness. (further info for page) SHOW TIMES: Thursday, February 20: 8pm Friday, February 21: 8pm Saturday, February 22: 8pm Sunday, February 23: 2pm Friday, February 28: 8pm Saturday, February 29: 8pm Sunday, March 1: 2pm Friday, March 6: 8pm Saturday, March 7: 8pm Sunday, March 8: 2pm SPECIAL DATES February 20 Preview performance, all seats $25 February 21 Opening night, post-show reception February 23 Senior Sunday, all senior tickets $25 Free post-show talkback March 1 Free post-show talkback
Comedy Cove Showcase and New Talent Night! When: The Thursday Decenber 19,2019 Time: 8 p.m. ( the show will end between 9:30 and 10:00) How it works Comics pre-register by e-mailing Gene Nagel at email@example.com Its a bringer show so you need to have 5 paid guests come to see you. You get 1 minute of stage time for each person that comes to see you ,up to a maximum of 10 minutes.(i.e. 5 guests equal 5 min, 6 guests equal 6 min etc. ) Tickets are $10 dollars with a reservation and $12 at the door. There is a two item Minimum. Questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMLET COMES to HUDSON THEATRE WORKS Hamlet, heir to the throne of Denmark, is called home from his studies in Wittenberg, to attend the funeral of his father, the king, who has died suddenly. Already overwhelmed by grief, he soon discovers that his father was, in fact, murdered in his sleep by Hamlets uncle, Claudius, who has now married Hamlets mother and been crowned king. With these single acts of treachery and deceit, the world that Hamlet knew so well, has disappeared, and become a broken mirror of itself. Hudson Theatre Works once again brings to life a Shakespeare classic. After its successful run of Macbeth to inaugurate its new performing space at 80 Hauxhurst Avenue in Weehawken, NJ., Hudson Theatre Works takes on this most iconic of English language plays. Performing in its intimate space, 10 actors cover the full range of characters. Performance dates are February 13 - March 1, Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $25.00 with Thursdays being pay what you can nights. The cast features Bess Miller in the title role. Bess previously played Sonia...
Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area