What’s on at the Montclair Library
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-8:00pm
Vanessa Hua reading from her new novel A River of Stars
For two decades, Vanessa Hua has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the Asian diaspora. A River of Stars features a pregnant Chinese woman who makes her way to San Francisco’s Chinatown and stakes a claim to the American dream. NYT bestselling author Celeste Ng calls it “utterly absorbing,” Publisher’s Weekly says it’s “heartbreaking…hilarious…wonderful” and Booklist describes it as an “astute debut novel that confronts identity, privilege, freedom….with poignancy, insight, humor, and plenty of savvy charm”.

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.