Posted by: montclairlibrary | December 11, 2017

This week at Montclair Library: December 11-17, 2017

Please note: With the City-wide strike still going on, the Montclair library and all OPL libraries will be closed indefinitely and all scheduled events have been canceled or postponed. Please check the notice on the OPL home page at for the latest status.

Joyce Maynard discusses her new book at Montclair Library, Dec. 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Lawyers in the Library – 6:00-8:00pm
Free legal advice and referrals, second Tuesday of each month. Register by phone starting one week in advance at 510-482-7810. Volunteer lawyer leaves before 7pm if no more people are present.

Joyce Maynard discusses her moving new memoir “The Best of Us” – 6:30-8:00pm
Maynard returns to Montclair Library to discuss and sign copies of her new memoir, The Best of Us, her story about discovering her true partner, Jim Barringer (a Montclair resident), in mid-life, only to lose him to a battle with cancer. According to Joyce Carol Oates, “The Best of Us is so candid, so deeply moving, so powerful…a testament to human resilience. Joyce Maynard is unfathomably heroic.” Copies of her work will be sold courtesy of A Great Good Place for Books.

Wednesday, December 13, 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.

Build, Craft, Create – 2:30-3:30pm
We’ll use art supplies and building materials and whatever else we can find to create something fun!

Thursday, December 14, 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.

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