Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 1, 2017

This week at Montclair Library: May 1-7, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tamim Ansary: Road Trips: Becoming an American in the Vapor Trail of the Sixties – 6:30-8:00pm
Meet Tamim Ansary, author of West of Kabul, East of New York, as he discusses his new literary memoir, Road Trips: Becoming an American in the Vapor Trail of the Sixties.

Here he describes several road trips he took in the late 1960s-early 1970s as a recent transplant to the U.S. from Afghanistan.

Ansary is also the author of Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, The Widow’s Husband and Games Without Rules.

Copies of his work will be offered for sale and signing following the program courtesy of A Great Good Place for Books.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs – 1:30pm
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.

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! We’ll be making anime keychains to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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 May meeting, the book we’ll discuss is TBA. You can pick up a copy of June’s book at this meeting. Questions? Contact Sally: 510-482-7810 or

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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 6, 2017
FREE Comic Book Day! – 10:00am
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Oakland Public Library! Kids and teens: visit your local library and receive a free comic book. Supplies are limited. Want even more comics? Check them out with your library card!

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