Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 19, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: February 19-25, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
We’ll use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 12, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: February 12-18, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
We’ll use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 5, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: February 5-11, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Unique Derique – 10:30am
The Bay Area’s beloved Unique Derique teaches the African roots and rhythms of hambone body percussion and its evolution in America in this lively presentation and performance. This creative experience inspires participants to learn playful rhythms and to express their own hambone musical styles!

PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Pop-Up TeenZone – 1:30pm
Come hang out, make crafts and chat with your Teen Librarian about books, movies and more! In February we’ll be making bottle cap jewelry.

Montclair Book Worms – 4:00-5:00pm
Do you like to read books & talk about them? Montclair Library Book Worms do just that! Books are aimed at 4th through 6th graders. We meet the first Wednesday of every month (September – June) at 4:00pm. Snacks will be provided! Call or drop by the Montclair branch to find out what book we are reading this month! Questions? Call the Montclair branch at 510-482-7810.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 29, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: January 29-February 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 22, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: January 22-28, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 15, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: January 15-21, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
We’ll use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 8, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: January 8-14, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Lawyers in the Library – 6:00-8:00pm
Free legal advice and referrals, second Tuesday of each month. Register by phone starting one week in advance at 510-482-7810. Volunteer lawyer leaves before 7pm if no more people are present.

Joyce Maynard discusses her moving new memoir “The Best of Us” – 6:30-8:00pm
Maynard returns to Montclair Library to discuss and sign copies of her new memoir, The Best of Us, her story about discovering her true partner, Jim Barringer (a Montclair resident), in mid-life, only to lose him to a battle with cancer. Copies of her work will be sold courtesy of A Great Good Place for Books.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
We’ll use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Lego Engineering with Play-Well TEKnologies – 2:30-4:00pm
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers and motorized cars. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 1, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: January 1-7, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Pop Up Teen Zone – 1:30-3:00pm
Come hang out, make crafts and share suggestions for serving you better! Make a letter bracelet and chat with your Teen Librarian about books, movies and more!

PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Montclair Book Worms – 4:00-5:00pm
Do you like to read books & talk about them? Montclair Library Book Worms do just that! Books are aimed at 4th through 6th graders. We meet the first Wednesday of every month (September – June) at 4pm. Snacks will be provided! Call or drop by the Montclair branch to find out what book we are reading this month. Questions? Call the Montclair branch at 510-482-7810.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | December 28, 2017

Book List: George & Lizzie

Nancy Pearl photo by Hayley Young for Seattle Magazine

Nancy Pearl in her natural habitat. Photo: Hayley Young for Seattle Magazine

You just knew that the mega-librarian and “full-time reader” who hosts the “Book Lust” show and includes in her acknowledgements, “thank you to all the writers whose books have given me immense pleasure over the years” was going to include lots of book references in her first novel.

Nancy Pearl’s novel George & Lizzie tells the story of a couple’s courtship and marriage, along with the sometimes complicated back stories that make their relationship what it is. Google Books calls it, “an homage to true love, painful childhood experiences, and emotional scars that last a lifetime. It’s a story of forgiveness, especially for one’s self.”

If reading George & Lizzie has you wanting to check out (or revisit) some of the books mentioned in the story, here’s a list of books in the order they appear, with links to where to find these books in Oakland Public Libraries. (Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (FIC SMITH)

Paper Lion by George Plimpton (796.332 PLIMPTON)

End Zone by Don DeLillo (FIC DeLILLO)

Mr. Quarterback and Mr. Halfback by William Campbell Gault (not in OPL)

Double Date by R.L. Stine (YA FIC STINE)

Going Steady by Anne Emery (not in OPL)

Fifteen by Beverly Cleary (J FIC CLEARY)

Marathon Man by William Goldman (FIC GOLDMAN)

Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders (not in OPL)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (YA 031.02)

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (FIC WALPOLE)

Collected Chaucer
Similar to The Complete Poetry & Prose of Geoffrey Chaucer

From Egg to Chick
Probably this one: Egg to Chick by Millicent E. Selsam (J 591 SELSAM)

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (FIC CRANE)

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (951.05 CHANG)

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon (not in OPL)

The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge (FIC BAINBRIDG)

Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol (371.967 KOZOL)

Den of Thieves by James Stewart (364.168 STEWART)

The Art of Eating by MFK Fisher (641.013 FISHER)

Unnamed Elizabeth David cookbook
Possibly An Omelette and a Glass of Wine (641 David)

Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (FIC ECO)

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (FIC KINGSOLVER)

Easy Halloween Costumes You Don’t Have to Sew (not in OPL)
There’s not much info about this title – it may not be a real book.

Roget’s Thesaurus (REF 423.1 ROGET’S 2010)

Do the Windows Open? by Julie Hecht (FIC HECHT)

The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins (OVERSIZE 641.5 ROSSO)

The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen (not in OPL)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (FIC SMITH)

From Chocolate to Morphine by Andrew Weil (615.788 WEIL)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (J FIC L’ENGLE)

Indirectly, when Lizzie is trying to convince George to change their last name, she mentions Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (FIC AUSTEN), Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (J FIC BARRIE), Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (J FIC WILDER), Stuart Little by E.B. White (J FIC WHITE), The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (J FIC BAUM) and Dr. Seuss.

Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum (J FIC BAUM)

That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton (YA FIC HINTON)

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (821.1 CHAUCER)

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (J FIC MONTGOMER)

Frog and Toad Are Friends</em> (J READER LOBEL)

The Joy of Cooking (641.5973 ROMBAUER)

I Hate to Cook Book (641.5 BRACKEN)

Phaedo by Plato (888 PLATO)

Alice in Wonderland (J FIC CARROLL)

Through the Looking Glass (J FIC CARROLL)

Atonement (FIC McEWAN)

Throughout the book, the characters discuss poets like A.E. Housman, Randall Jarrell, W.H. Auden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Philip Larkin and Dorothy Parker. No specific books are mentioned, but you’ll find samples from all these poets in The Norton Anthology of Poetry (821.008 NORTON 1997). Characters also discuss John Betjeman, Ted Hughes, Theodore Roethke, Richard Hugo, John Ashbery, W.S. Merwin, Ezra Pound and Marianne Moore – you can learn more about many of these poets and sample their work in The Great Modern Poets, edited by Michael Schmidt (821.9109 GREAT).

Happy reading!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | December 25, 2017

This week at Montclair Library: December 25-31, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New & practicing readers can read to Natasha, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to kids read. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment.

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Toddler Storytime – 10:15-10:50am
Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Baby Bounce – 11:30-11:50am
Play, sing and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

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