Posted by: montclairlibrary | November 3, 2014

This week at Montclair Library: November 3-9, 2014

Quote about writing from Toni Morrison

November 1-30
November is National Novel Writing Month – and the library is a great place to write your novel! It’s nice and quiet, especially in the mornings (except Thursday mornings storytimes!), and you can go distraction-free, use the free WiFi to research your book (or procrastinate), and get inspiration from all the published books around you. “Come Write In!”

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Montclair Library Kids Book Club – 3:30 pm
Kids in grades 3-6 are invited to come choose the first book to read for a new kids book club at the library. Snacks provided!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Author talk with Michael Goldstein – 6:30-7:30pm
In Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country, it is the night of the Winter Solstice in 2120. At one of thousands of community gatherings across the United States, a storyteller does the annual retelling of how, back in 2023, a decade-long movement culminated in the people taking over their own government, making it a means for mobilizing their collective power to promote peace, social justice, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit.

Part vision of the road forward for today’s concerned citizens, part organizing tool, this novel is a wonderful source of hope and inspiration.

Michael Goldstein blogs in the Huffington Post and OpenSalon.com, focusing on the need to move beyond the teeter-totter of the two-party system and the means to do so. Goldstein works as a mediator and death-penalty appeals lawyer in Northern California.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:00-2:00pm
Kids! Come practice reading to a gentle dog. Practice your reading skills, pet a dog, and just have fun.

Pop Up Teen Zone – 1:30-3:00pm
Come visit the Montclair Branch for a Pop Up TeenZone with crafts, hang out and share suggestions for serving you better!

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Toddler Storytime – 10:15am
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 – 11:30am
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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