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Programs are Plentiful at Montclair Public Library

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Registration begins October 23 for Programs for Kids, Families and Teens at the

Montclair Public Library

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. Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.

Registration required; space limited.

3rd floor

Two-year-olds

Mondays, November 13, 20 & 27 at 11am

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

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! Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.

Registration required; space limited.

3rd floor

Newborns-23 mos.

Tuesdays, November 14, 21 & 28 at 10:30am & 11:30am

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

Mother Goose

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. *Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.

Registration required; space limited.

3rd floor

Ages 3 to 6

Thursdays, November 9 &16 at 4pm

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

Homeschooling Open House

Check out the Library’s monthly Homeschooling open house and make friends with other families. Youth Services Librarian, Enola Romano, displays our collection of parenting books about homeschooling. Bring your favorite board game to share! For more information email Enola Romano at enola.romano@montclair.bccls.org.

No registration required

Auditorium

Thursday, November 2, 11am-1pm

Learners United: Tutoring Workshops presented by The Michael Aymar Foundation

Join us for the final drop-in tutoring workshop presented by the Michael Aymar Foundation (the 6-week series took place on Sundays, October 1 through November 5, at 4pm). The sessions are designed to provide a forum for Middle School students to identify their obstacles and understand how much control they have over their own study environment and habits to become independent learners. Mr. Aymar's students and other speakers will share stories, tips, and lessons that help young students read and write more effectively. For more information, visit the Michael Aymar Foundation website: michaelaymarfoundation.org

Registration required

Grades 5-8

3rd floor

Sunday, November 5 at 4pm

Game On: An International Games Week Event

October 29th through November 4th is International Games Week (IGW). By celebrating IGW

at our library we wish to encourage our young patrons to interact with various groups of their peers, share their expertise with each other, and possibly learn how to play a new game. We will have various board games and our Wii games. Get out of the house and play with others at the Montclair Public Library, the center of the Montclair community.

No registration required

3rd floor

All ages welcome

Friday, November 3, 3pm-5pm

(Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)

Genius Gems

Intro to Genius Gems! To learn more about them, visit geniusgems.com. Play and tinker with Genius Gems! STEM-based team challenges include: build the tallest tower out of magnetic tiles, build a bridge that can hold the weight of a small car, and design a Cubelet robot that can drive, light up and spin! Genius Gems, a STEM-based play space centered around an amazing collection of tens of thousands of magnetic tiles, is opening in Livingston, NJ later this year!

Registration required

3rd floor

Grades K-5

Thursday, November 9 at 12pm

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

"Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca" (Once Upon a Time, at the Library): Storytelling in Portuguese

Families are invited to experience storytelling, songs, and rhymes in Portuguese with Ana Cristina dos Santos. Dos Santos is an educator who has taught children in Brazil and NYC for many years before moving to Montclair with her family. No registration required

Newborns to Nine-year-olds

3rd floor

Saturday, November 11 at 11am

Mother-In-Law’s Meal: Children’s Author Ahmondylla Best

Author, musician and teaching artist Ahmondylla Best debuts her new book Mother-In-Law’s Meal. Ahmondylla takes you on a musical journey with the song that inspired the book for children. It’s a fun story about a delicious, hearty Caribbean style stew with vegetables, spices, dumplings and a secret ingredient. Join us to find out what the secret ingredient is! A good time for the whole family!

Registration required

Ages 3-8

Auditorium

Sunday, November 12 at 2pm

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

International Education Week Events with Oui, Oui, Je Speak Franglais

November 13-17 is International Education Week! Enjoy programs presented by Oui, Oui, Je Speak Franglais - a bicultural lifestyle company that curates initiatives through public relations, marketing and event campaigns in the Francophone and Anglophone world. No registration required!

Tuesday, November 14 at 4pm: Stories from Around the World

Enjoy stories from different cultures and languages as told by special guest tale-tellers!

3rd floor, ages 3-6.

Thursday, November 16 at 4pm: Family Movie

Remy lives in Paris, appreciates good food, and has a sophisticated palate. He’d love to become a chef so he can create culinary masterpieces to his tummy’s delight. The only problem is that Remy’s a rat. When he winds up in a sewer beneath one of Paris' greatest restaurants though, this gourmand rodent finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream.

Auditorium, all ages welcome.

It's the Holidays with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats!

Celebrate the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Years altogether with Lucy Kalantari’s newest release, It’s the Holidays! This interactive performance is filled with new original songs and other familiar tunes to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Families will find themselves carried away in Kalantari’s addictive scat along play and a joy that will lift the spirits for the festive season. Lucy Kalantari is a Brooklyn-based children’s artist making jazz age inspired family music. You can find Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats on rotation at SiriusXM Kids Place Live. More at lucykalantari.com.

All ages welcome

No registration required

Auditorium

Saturday, November 18 at 2pm

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 October 23. Please advise of any food allergies.

Registration required

3rd floor

Grades 1-3 ‘Squish’ by Jennifer Holm

Wednesday, November 22, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

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 October 23. Please advise of any food allergies.

Registration required

3rd floor

Grades 3-5 ‘Giants Beware’ by Jorge Aguirre

Wednesday, November 29, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

Young Adult Programs

TAB Meeting (Teen Advisory Board)

Join us for our November Teen Advisory Board meeting! The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Montclair Public Library meets the first Wednesday of each month, October-May. TAB members receive community service hours for participating. This month we'll be discussing programming for November and December, planning teen programs for the winter, and making a surprise DIY craft!

TAB Members Grades 6-12

3rd Floor

Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30pm

Passport to the World Teen Cooking: An International Education Week Event with Oui, Oui, Je Speak Franglais

Cooking is what connects us. From various recipes, flavors and methods, we will take a culinary adventure to the country of Morocco. We hope the spices and colors of Morocco awaken your senses this International Education Week! Presented by Oui, Oui, Je Speak Franglais - a bicultural lifestyle company that curates initiatives through public relations, marketing and event campaigns in the Francophone and Anglophone world. Please advise of any food allergies.

Registration required

Ages 12 & up

1st Floor Cafe

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:30pm

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.

SAT Mock Exam w/Revolution Prep

Test prep company Revolution Prep is offering students the chance to take a free SAT mock exam at the Montclair Public Library. Why take a practice exam, you might ask? According to Revolution Prep, “Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help you build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of your testing performance.” Additionally, you will get the chance to schedule a score report review with test feedback at a time convenient to you. Register for the mock exam directly at: revolutionprep.com/partners/practice-exams/school/137583

For the day of the practice test, be sure to bring:

Pencils

Snack

Water

An approved calculator

Auditorium

Sunday, November 19 from 1:30-5:30pm

Program Registration begins October 23.

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

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