Posted by: montclairlibrary | December 5, 2016

This week at Montclair Library: December 5-11, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Snowflake Craft! – 4:00-5:00pm
It may not being snowing in Oakland but that shouldn’t stop you from making a few snowflakes. Come to the Library and create a simple snowflake or even a snowflake of your favorite Star Wars character.

Anthony Marra – The Tsar of Love and Techno – 6:30-8pm
Anthony Marra, author of the award-winning novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, will discuss his latest title, The Tsar of Love and Techno.

Alex Halberstadt in his New York Times Book Review called it “Audacious…brilliant…nearly Tolstoyan…ambitious and fearless.”

Copies of Marra’s work will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of A Great Good Place for Books.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Pop-Up TeenZone – 1:30-3:00pm
Come visit the Montclair Branch for a Pop-up TeenZone with crafts. Come hang out and share suggestions for serving you better!

In November we’ll be making shrinkdinks – make some shrinkable art! Also, get ready to make felt coasters for your friends and loved ones in December!

Montclair Book Worms – 4:00-5:00pm
Do you like to read books and talk about them? Join the Montclair Library Book Worms and you’ll get to do just that! The Book Worms meet the first Wednesday of every month at 4pm. Snacks will be provided! Meetings last an hour. The books we read will be appropriate for grades 4-6.

For our December meeting, the book we’ll discuss is Pax by Sara Pennypacker. You can pick up a copy of January’s book at this meeting.

Questions? Contact Sally: 510-482-7810 or

Thursday, December 8, 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.

Come “meet” Julia Morgan at the Montclair Library – 6:30-8:00pm
Julia Morgan (1872-1957), renowned Bay Area architect of the first half of the 20th century, has become a California icon for her distinctive Craftsman and Mediterranean designs, her social conscience, and her early success in a male-dominated profession.

Miss Morgan visits us with the assistance of Betty Marvin. In everyday life, Betty is a historian and preservation planner with the City of Oakland’s Cultural Heritage Survey project, a highly regarded comprehensive citywide inventory of historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Miss Morgan will reminisce about her struggle to become an architect; her colorful clients and associates, including the Hearsts and Bernard Maybeck; and her lifelong involvement with women’s philanthropic organizations.

NOTE: This is on a Thursday night. The library will remain open only for the event.

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