Saturday, December 26, 2015

JANUARY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS, FAMILIES & TEENS @ THE MONTCLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY

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WHERE: The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 (unless otherwise noted)
www.montclairlibrary.org
973-744-0500 ext. 2236

Mother Goose n' Craft
NEW Date & Time! Mother Goose is an excellent way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Each session will end with a simple art experience for little ones. Children of all abilities welcome.
*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Ages 3 to 6
Mondays, January 11, 25, February 1 & 8 at 1:30pm
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Babies in the Library
Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Make baby's first library experience a special one! Children of all abilities welcome.
*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Newborns-23 mos.
Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2 & 9 at 10:30am & 11:30am
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Toddler Time
Two-year-olds and the adults in their lives explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Picture books, flannel board stories, and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Children of all abilities welcome.
*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Two-year-olds
Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3 & 10 at 10:30am & 11:30am
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Family Storytime @ Bellevue Avenue Library

WHERE: Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair
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

Thursdays, January 7 & 21 at 11am*
*Please note that the Library is not otherwise open during program; preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders.

Homeschooling Meeting
Check out the Library’s monthly Homeschooling meeting and make friends with other families. Youth Services Librarian, Enola Romano, displays our comprehensive collection of parenting books provided for your family. Bring your favorite board game to share!
For more information email Enola Romano at enola.romano@montclair.bccls.org.
No registration required
Auditorium
Thursday, January 7, 11am-1pm

Image result for board games clip artGame On! 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 various 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. GAME ON!
No registration required
3rd floor
All ages welcome
Friday, January 15, 3-5 pm
(4 volunteers)

Books & Bites: Beginner Reading Club

Cultivate a love of literature with the Books & Bites Reading Club! We will read and discuss a new book, followed by a themed-craft and a tasty snack. Don’t miss out on the fun! For students in Grades 1-3, books are available to check out on your library card after December 21.
Registration required
3rd floor
Grades 1-3 Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
Wednesday, January 20, 4:30pm-5:30pm
LIMIT 15
*Please advise of food any allergies.

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.
Registration required*
3rd floor
Newborns to 5 year-olds
Saturday, January 23 at 11am
LIMIT 15
Monday, January 25 at 6:30pm LIMIT 15
*Please register for only one session.


Books & Bites: Advanced Reading Club

Cultivate a love of literature with the Books & Bites Reading Club! We will read and discuss a new book followed by a themed-craft and a tasty snack. Don’t miss out on the fun! For students in Grades 3-5, books are available to check out on your library card after December 21.
Registration required
3rd floor
Grades 3-5 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Wednesday, January 27, 4:30pm-5:30 pm
LIMIT 15
*Please advise of any food allergies. 


Young Adult Programs

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
The Teen Advisory Board is busy preparing for the winter season! Join us in finalizing plans for our Drop-in Wii and Board Games, Passport to Flavor: Destination Greece, and of course KORT! We will be looking forward and discussing our brilliant ideas for the months of February. 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.
Wednesday, January 6, 6:30pm-7:30 pm, 3rd floor
*Currently accepting new memberships; membership application required and membership is limited!

Image result for greek foodPassport to Flavor: Destination Greece
Did you know that Greece is a Mediterranean country made up of a mainland and over 2,000 islands? Of these islands, only 151 have people living on them. This month we visit Greece and will be enjoying simple, hearty meals. Join us as we learn how to make gyrous me kototoulo (pita with chicken) with tzaziki sauce, horiatiki salata (Greek salad), and yaourti me fraoula con meli (yogurt and honey with strawberries). Kali orexi!Registration required* LIMIT 10
Ages 12 & up
Thursday, January 21, 4pm-5:30pm, 3
rd floor
*Please advise of any food allergies.

YA Book Club: Knights of the Round Table
Hear ye hear ye, KORT is now in session! Young Adult Librarian, Justin Kontonicolaou wants to know what you are reading. Join us as we discuss new and upcoming YA books. Teens are welcome to bring in titles of books they would recommend to others. Discussions will be followed by a tasty bite to eat!
No registration required
3rd floor
Ages 12 & up
Monday, January 25, 6:30pm-7:30pm


Program Registration begins Monday, December 21
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.

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.