October 1, 2019
400 Years of Inequality
2019 will be the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America: in 1619 at Jamestown. Montclair Public Library will be observing the anniversary with a number of events including the following:
Documentary Screenings:

Emancipation Road Episodes 1 and 2
Tuesday, October 1, 6 p.m. More Information

Emancipation Road Episodes 3 and 4
Thursday, October 3, 6 p.m. More Information

Emancipation Road Episodes 5 and 6
Tuesday, October 8, 6 p.m. More Information

400 Years of Inequality: Community Reads
"The Coming" by Daniel Black
Wednesday, October 2, 7 p.m. Attend
Thursday, October 10, 2 p.m. Attend

A full list of events can be found here .
Italian Heritage - Sister City Day!
Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Italian history and heritage and learn more about Montclair’s Sister City Aquilonia at this all day, all-ages extravaganza! Presented in partnership with D’Italia Programs, MPL is offering a full day of workshops, performances, crafts, and more.
We've got that Fall Feeling:

Also available digitally on Libby
Taxation University:
Business Registration & Reporting Business Income
Wednesday, October 2, 1 p.m.
Every Wednesday Matinee: "La Bamba" (1986)
Wednesday, October 2, 2 p.m.
Play Go! (Board Game for All Ages)
Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m.
College Essay Lecture (ages 14 and up)
Sunday, October 6, 4:30 p.m.
Free Concert! On That Note: Sounds of South America
Monday, October 7, 7 p.m.
This Week at Bellevue Avenue Branch:
Family Storytime at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Birth to 5-year-olds)
Monday, October 7, 11 a.m.
Let’s Play-doh! at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Kids of all ages)
Tuesday, October 8, 2:30 p.m.
Chess Club at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Kids of all ages)
Tuesday, October 8, 4 p.m.
Did you know:

  • The drinking fountain on the first floor of the main library is also a water-bottle filling station. Since its installation earlier this year it has been used enough to replace over 10,500 plastic bottles!

  • Our library cards come as one piece. Most vendors use a plastic separator between the key chain card and the wallet size card which is waste and just thrown away.

  • Our Bookmobile (called an eTuk) is an electric vehicle, operating on a battery using no fossil fuels.
Adult School Classes
Pastels: Independent Study - All levels
Monday, October 7, 10:30 am Register

Candle Making 101: Fall Comfort Candles
Monday, October 7, 6:30 pm Register

Wine Tasting:
The Fantastic World of Italian Wines with Sommelier Sharon Sevrens
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm Register