Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 2, 2016

This week at Montclair Library: May 2-8, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Celebrate Mother’s Day – 4:00pm
Celebrate your mom or moms with a flower craft! We will be creating flowers from a variety of materials.

Frances Dinkelspiel: Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California – 6:30-8:00pm
On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California’s finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. Mark Anderson, a passionate oenophile and skilled con man, had set the fire with a bucket of gasoline-soaked rags and a propane torch. The Sausalito businessman was trying to hide evidence that he had stolen wine from the warehouse. Among the priceless bottles destroyed were 175 bottles of Port and Angelica made by Frances Dinkelspiel’s great-great-grandfather, Isaias Hellman, in 1875. The grapes used for the wine came from a vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga that had first been planted in 1839, making it one of the oldest vineyards in California. Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California, a New York Times bestseller, tells the story of the inferno and Dinkelspiel’s journey to reconstruct the history of the vineyard where Hellman’s wine was made. It’s a search, too, to understand the passion that drives men and women to make wine, and what turns people like Anderson to wine’s dark side.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pop Up TeenZone – 1:30pm
Come visit the Montclair Branch for a Pop-up TeenZone to make crafts, hang out and share suggestions for serving you better! In May, we’ll be making Comic Perler Bead designs to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 7th!

PAWS to Read with Bark Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
New and practicing readers read to Natasha the dog. Reading to dogs can help increase kids’ reading confidence, skill and enjoyment. Note: Natasha will be on vacation from May 25 through June 15. She will be back at the Montclair branch every Wednesday starting June 22.

Montclair Book Worms – 4:00pm
Do you like to read books and talk about them? The Montclair Book Worms meet once a month to talk about a book we’ve read, play book-related games and eat snacks. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 4pm. The books we read are recommended for grades 4 and up. In May, we’ll talk about George by Alex Gino.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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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