October 8, 2019
Betye Saar and the Black Arts Movement
Monday, October 14, 7 p.m.

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. In addition, this talk will prepare you well for the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl's Window, on view beginning October 21. Fee: $20. Register
Slavery's Descendants:
Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation
Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m.

The book "Slavery’s Descendants" brings together contributors who are members of a national racial reconciliation organization called Coming to the Table, to tell their stories of dealing with America’s racial past through their experiences and their family histories. Presented by Author Dionne Ford and Jill Strauss, PhD. Free. Register
These programs are part of the 400 Years of Inequality series, which is co-sponsored by the Undoing Racism Committee of the The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

A full list of events at MPL can be found here.
Citizenship Exam Preparation
Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.
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 every Saturday 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.
What We're Reading
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Events
400 Years of Inequality Documentary Screening: Emancipation Road Episodes 5 and 6
Tuesday, October 8, 6 p.m.
Every Wednesday Matinee: "Stand & Deliver" (1998)
Wednesday, October 9, 2 p.m.
400 Years of Inequality Documentary Screening: Emancipation Road Episode 7
Wednesday, October 9, 6 p.m.
Dental Health
Thursday, October 10, 1 p.m.
400 Years of Inequality: Community Read - Day Session
Thursday, October 10, 2 p.m.
Best Years Book Club
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.
Tuesday, October 15, 2 p.m.
Rubber Band Banjo Craft: From Africa to America (Ages 7-11)
Tuesday, October 15, 4 p.m.
This Week at Bellevue Avenue Branch:
Little Listeners at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Birth to 2-year-olds)
Thursday, October 10, 11 a.m.
Little Thinkers at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Ages 1 and up)
Thursday, October 10, 11:30 a.m.
Friday Gameday at Bellevue Avenue Branch (Ages 8-17)
Friday, October 11, 3 p.m.
College Essay Lecture (Ages 14 and up)
Saturday, October 12, 3 p.m.
Adult School Classes

Wednesday, October 30, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21, 7 p.m.