Posted by: montclairlibrary | July 18, 2016

This week at Montclair Library: July 18-24, 2016

Former newspaper columnist and sports writer Dave Newhouse at his home in Oakland, Calif., with his newest book  "Founding 49ers: The Dark Days Before the Dynasty" on Monday, July 27, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Mary Roach at the Montclair Library – 6:30-8:00pm
Mary Roach will talk about her latest book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, in which she explores the science behind helping soldiers survive the challenges of heat, panic, exhaustion, disease and more. Ms. Roach is the New York Times best-selling author of five titles: Gulp, Packing for Mars, Bonk, Spook, and Stiff. Books will be sold at the event by A Great Good Place for Books.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Love Comics? Create One! (for Teens) – 2:00-3:00pm
Are you a fan of comics or manga? Work with artists from Oakland’s own Rock Paper Scissors Collective to create your own storyboard and characters. Everyone is welcome and no drawing experience is necessary. Ages 12-18.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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 – 11:30-11:50am
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.

Build It. Craft It. Make It. – 3:30pm
We will use art supplies, building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun: paintings, puzzles, ping-pong mazes and more!

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Dave Newhouse – 3:00-5:00pm
Author and award-winning Oakland Tribune sportswriter and columnist Dave Newhouse will speak about his career and his passion for writing. Newhouse retired from the newspaper business in 2011, but he’s hardly retired. He has since published two e-books and two printed books: Founding 49ers: The Dark Days Before the Dynasty and Dare to Dream: How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World. He has two other manuscripts projected for publication in 2017.

Photo: Dave Newhouse by Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group

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