What’s on at the Montclair Library
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 25, 6:00-8:00pm
National Poetry Month 2017
Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Seven local poets will be reading their poetry, followed by a short open-mic period. Sheryl Bize-Boutte will MC. The poets are: Sheryl Bize-Boutte, Stewart Florsheim, Grace Marie Grafton, Katayoon Zandvakili, Mary Mackey, Ralph Dranow and Grace Morizawa.

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30-8:00pm
Tamim Ansary: Road trips: Becoming an American in the Vapor Trail of the Sixties
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.

Recurring Events


  • Toddler Storytime – Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 am – Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years
  • Baby Bounce – Thursdays, 11:30-11:45 am – Play, sing, and rhyme one on one with your baby from birth to 18 months

Lawyers in the Library
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00-8:00pm
Register by phone starting one week in advance.

Lawyers in the Library offers free legal information and referral. The program is co-sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association (510-302-2222). If legal help is required, people are referred to the Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service or other agencies. Sessions are popular and sometimes subject to change. Please call in advance to confirm before coming to the library.

Book Sales
The Friends of Montclair Library holds book sales in spring and fall at the library. See our Book Sales page for details or sign up for our newsletter to stay informed. We also offer a curated selection of books for sale at the library any day the library is open.