Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS @ THE MONTCLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY

MONTCLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL PROGRAMS

Family Storytime @ Bellevue Avenue Library
This program is designed for newborns through five year-olds accompanied by a favorite adult. Share books, stories, finger-plays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Children of all abilities welcome.
No registration required
Newborns to 5 year-olds
WHEN: Thursdays, September 3 & 17 at 11am*
WHERE:
Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair
*Please note that the Library is not open during program; preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Cuentitos: Storytime en Espanol
Enjoy a story session of children's books and live acoustic guitar music in Spanish and English. Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers are welcome! Recommended ages 3 & up

Disfrute de un sesión de cuentos en español y bilingües textos en Inglés y Español.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15 at 4pm 
WHERE:
Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 3rd floor
No registration required

Drop-In Wii & Board Games
Are ‘wii board’ yet?  Come enjoy many games that are a lot of fun and offer a little bit of friendly competition. We will provide various Wii games (including but not limited to), Wii Sports Resort, Just Dance, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. In addition, we will also offer board games such as, Don’t Wake Daddy, Creationary, LIFE, Clue, Connect 4, Operation, Twister, Mancala, Chess and Backgammon to those who prefer to play traditional board games.

  • From 3-4pm we will be playing Super Smash Brothers Brawl.
  • From 4-5pm we will be playing Just Dance!

WHEN: Friday, September 18, 3pm-5pm
WHERE:
Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 3rd floor
No registration required
All ages welcome

Let's Read Together!
Let's Read Together is a family literacy program designed to help kids get ready to read! Each session will highlight fun activities that adults and children can share to help develop early literacy skills. Children of all abilities are welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, September 19 at 11am; Monday, September 21 at 6:30pm
WHERE:
Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 3rd floor
Registration required*
Newborns to 5 year-olds

*Registration for this program opens September 12; please register for only one session.

Banned Books Week Movie Marathon
Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of your right to read. During this week, avid readers around the country are working together to shed light on the harms of censorship. Join your community in their effort to illustrate the importance of free and open access to information by reading a banned book. Celebrate your FREEDOM to READ! You were told not to read the book...now watch the movie!

WHEN: All screenings begin promptly @ 4pm

  • Monday, September 28: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG) 152 mins.
  • Tuesday, September 29: Matilda (PG) 98 mins.
  • Wednesday, September 30: Bridge to Terabithia (PG) 95 mins.
  • Thursday, October 1: Where the Wild Things Are (PG) 101 mins.
  • Friday, October 2: How to Eat Fried Worms (PG) 85 mins.

WHERE: Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 3rd floor
No registration required
All ages welcome

Young Adult Programs
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Are you a teen from Montclair and/or go to school here? Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Are you in need of community service hours? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Montclair Public Library. Join us on Wednesday, September 16th, 6:30-7:30 pm, on the 3rd floor, as we take a look at all the fun activities we have in store for this year! The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Montclair Public Library meets the first Wednesday of each month, September-May. TAB members receive community service hours for participating. For more information email Justin Kontonicolaou at justin.kontonicolaou@montclair.bccls.org

TAB Members Grades 6-12
Refreshments will be served; please advise of food allergies.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 6:30-7:30 pm
WHERE:
Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 3rd floor

*Currently accepting new memberships; membership application required and membership is limited!

Passport to Flavor: Destination MEXICO!
Did you know that Mexico was home to native peoples such as Aztecs and Mayans? They and their descendants created dishes using ingredients such as corn, chilies, and cocoa beans. Today, Mexican food is a mixture of Spanish, French, Italian, and Native American recipes. This month we are visiting the country of Mexico and trying out some of their fine cuisines. Join us as we learn how to make red salsa, limonada (limeade), and arroz con leche (rice pudding). Buen provecho!
Registration required
WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 4:30pm-5:30pm
WHERE:
Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 3rd floor
Ages 12 & up
Please advise of any food allergies.

 

  • Program Registration begins Monday, August 17
    Youth Services Department, 3rd floor; by Phone: 973-744-0500 ext. 2236
  • Registration is required for all Youth Services Programs unless otherwise noted.
  • All are welcome, Montclair card holders receive priority registration.
  • All Youth Services Programs Are Free.
  • Please have your library card ready to register for programs.
    The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
    www.montclairlibrary.org
    Tel: 973-744-0500 ext. 2236

About the Montclair Public Library: Founded in 1893, the Montclair Free Public Library serves the 37,669 citizens of Montclair New Jersey it has two facilities: the Main Library at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue and the Bellevue Branch at 185 Bellevue Avenue. The Library exists to enhance the quality of life in Montclair by providing an environment which supports and stimulates self education, lifelong learning and information literacy.