Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 18, 2018

UNBOUND Winners 2018

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 UNBOUND Book Art & Craft Contest!

First place in the Kids’ division goes to Edain B., whose “Books Can Take You Anywhere” piece features a papier-mache hot air balloon lifting off from a book.

Books Can Take You Anywhere by Edain B.

(For more photos of all the winners, see our Pinterest page.)

Charlotte P. captured second place in the Kids’ division with “Birdhouse for Birds,” complete with a tiny mailbox for bird-sized mail and a resident origami bird.

Birdhouse for Birds by Charlotte P.

Third place in the Kids’ division went to Prathana P. and her “Spiky the Hedgehog,” who’s strolling in the spring grass after hibernating.

Spiky the Hedgehog by Prathana P.

In the Adult division, Talia Dashow took first place with her “Flowers for Love,” made from a book of love spells.

Flowers for Love by Talia Dashow

In second place, Ginnie Brooks collaged pages from books about ancient Greece into “Music in the World.”

Music in the World by Ginnie Brooks

Last but not least, Anna P. took third place with “Wave of Words,” a surfer riding a book-cover surf board through a wave of pages.

Wave of Words by Anna Phu

Thank you to everyone who entered and to our prize donors, Novel Brewing Company, MerryMakers, Out of Print and Chronicle Books!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 14, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: May 14-20, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30-2:30pm
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
Kids use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Thursday, May 17, 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 | May 7, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: May 7-13, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 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.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
Kids use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Thursday, May 10, 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 | May 2, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: April 30-May 6, 2018

Book Sale May 5, 10am-3pm

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Pop-Up TeenZone – 1:30-3:00pm
Teens, come hang out and share suggestions for serving you better! Stop on by to make something cool (this month: Button artwork) and chat with your Teen Librarian about books, movies and more!

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, May 3, 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.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
FOML Spring Book Sale – 10am-3pm
We have thousands of gently-used books waiting for you, most priced at $2 or less! Come find some new reading material AND help support your local library. Teachers’ Special for educators, plus Fill-a-Bag discounts from 2-3pm.

FREE Comic Book Day! – 10:00am-5:30pm
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Oakland Public Library! Kids and teens: visit your local library and receive a free comic book (while supplies last; supplies are limited). Want even more comics? Check them out with your library card!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | April 23, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: April 23-29, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
National Poetry Month Reading – 6:00-8:00pm
Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Seven local poets will be reading their poetry, followed by a short open-mic period. Sheryl Bize Boutte will MC.
The poets are: Sheryl J. Bize Boutte, Grace Marie Grafton, Cristina Deptula, Amos White, Leticia Garcia Bradford, Chiyuma Elliott and Ryan Van Lenning

Thursday, April 26, 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.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Last Day to Turn in UNBOUND Entries – 5:30pm
Closing time for the library is also closing time for our annual book art contest – we can’t wait to see what you make!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | April 16, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: April 16-22, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30-2:30pm
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
Kids use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday. This week we’ll have supplies so you can create an entry for the UNBOUND Book Art & Craft contest if you want to!

Thursday, April 19, 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.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Workshop on using eBooks (& other library apps) – 3:00-5:00pm
Oakland Public Library offers a variety of e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, digital music & streaming films for various devices, including iPads, iPods, smartphones, Kindles and more. Learn how to download a variety of digital content any time, to a computer or mobile device. Please bring your fully charged device if you can, your current library card and all necessary passwords (library PIN number, Apple ID, Amazon password, etc.). This will be one-on-one help, with 3 attendees maximum per hour plus 2 on a wait list. (This workshop will be offered monthly.) Advance sign-up is required; please RSVP at 482-7810 and select 3-4pm or 4-5pm.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | April 9, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: April 9-15, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
Kids use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun! Repeats every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday.

Poetry Month Craft – 2:30pm
Do you need a poem for Poem In Your Pocket Day (April 26)? Drop in and make a random poem using Collage, Blackout or Monster Poetry. You will have to come to the Branch to see what type of poetry is happening. While you’re here, find your favorite book of poetry! All ages welcome, best for ages 5 and up.

Thursday, April 12, 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.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
UNBOUND Entries Accepted at Library
April 14-28 is the window to turn in entries for our annual book art contest! Get all the details at https://montclairfriends.org/unbound/

Posted by: montclairlibrary | April 2, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: April 2-8, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Pop-Up TeenZone – 1:30-3:00pm
Teens, come hang out and share suggestions for serving you better! Stop on by to make something cool (this month: Magazine Silhouettes) and chat with your Teen Librarian about books, movies and more!

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, April 5, 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 | March 26, 2018

This week at Montclair Library: March 26-April 1, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Magic & Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh: Slideshow and lecture by Marlene Aron – 6:30-8:00pm
Marlene Aron, artist, educator and poet, presents the beautiful art of Van Gogh. This is an in-depth study of one of the most brilliant and influential artists of the 19th Century. Each slide lecture will be about one hour, with time for questions and discussion afterward. Over 80 slides per lecture.
This week: Part 2: His final brilliant years, Paris, Arles, St. Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise.

Thursday, March 29, 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 | March 20, 2018

It’s art contest time!

First place for adults in UNBOUND 2017, by Katherine Falk

Spring is here, which means it’s time for the Friends of Montclair Library UNBOUND Book Art & Craft Contest, when you can turn a discarded book into something new and wonderful for fun and prizes! (Pictured: Last year’s first place winner by Katherine Falk)

You can find all the details, rules, prizes, entry forms and other info on the contest page: https://montclairfriends.org/unbound/

Some notes:

  • Entries are due at the library by closing time on Saturday, April 28.
  • The adult first place winner could potentially have an art show at Novel Brewing Company!
  • Kids are invited to work on their entries during craft time at the library on Wednesday, April 18 at 2:30pm, when we’ll have supplies and ideas for you.

We can’t wait to see what you make!

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