Posted by: montclairlibrary | March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Official word from OPL today: Effective Monday, March 16, the Oakland Public Library will close all Library locations, and these closures will remain in effect until further notice. This action was taken as a precaution to help limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read their full statement here.

Due dates and holds will automatically be extended to accommodate the closure period. All drop boxes will be locked and unavailable during the closure – please keep any library items you have at home until the library re-opens.

All programs scheduled during the closure period have been cancelled.

Now is a great time to make use of the many digital services the library offers, including ebooks, movies, online newspapers, audiobooks, digital music and more. If you need help learning to use these services, please email us and we’ll try to set you up with a phone consultation with a volunteer to help you get started. (And if you’re home from work or school with some time on your hands and would be willing to volunteer some time on the phone helping people learn to use the library’s digital services, please email us about that, too.) We’ll get through this together.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | March 8, 2020

This Week at Montclair Library: March 9-15, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Montclair Book Club – 6:30pm
Join us in celebrating Montclair Library’s 90th anniversary in 2020 with a year long book club featuring books set in Oakland! This month we’re discussing The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater.

P.S. We’ve announced the rest of the books for the year – if your favorite isn’t on here, don’t despair; if there’s enough interest we might keep the club going in 2021. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Build/Make/Play – 2:3
Join us Wednesday afternoons for creative opportunities! Each week we will be making something new! Some of the projects will include paper crafts, building with LEGO, making slime and more!

Pop Up Teen Zone – 3:30-5:00pm
Come hang out and share suggestions for serving you better, make something cool and chat with your Teen Librarian about books, movies and more!

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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, March 14, 2020
Family Storytime – 11:00am
Stories, songs and rhymes for all ages, followed by playtime!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | March 3, 2020

This Week at Montclair Library: March 2-8, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Teen Maker Month: Snap Circuits – 2:30pm
Draw your own circuits with conductive ink! For ages 12-18. All materials supplied. Find more Teen Maker Month activities here!

Build/Make/Play – 2:30pm
Join us Wednesday afternoons for creative opportunities! Each week we will be making something new! Some of the projects will include paper crafts, building with LEGO, making slime and more!

Thursday, March 5, 2020
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, March 7, 2020
Family Storytime – 11:00am
Stories, songs and rhymes for all ages, followed by playtime!

Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 23, 2020

This week at Montclair Library: February 24-March 1, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Build/Make/Play – 2:30pm
Join us Wednesday afternoons for creative opportunities! Each week we will be making something new! Some of the projects will include paper crafts, building with LEGO, making slime and more!

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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, February 29, 2020
Family Story Time – 11:00-11:30am

Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 16, 2020

This week at Montclair Library: February 17-23, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020
LIBRARY CLOSED

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Lawyers in the Library – 6:00-7:30pm
Free legal information and referral. Please call in advance to confirm the day of the program. Third Tuesday evenings 6-7:30 pm, lottery sign-up will start at 5:45 pm. The program is co-sponsored by Alameda County Bar Association.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Build/Make/Play – 2:30pm
Join us Wednesday afternoons for creative opportunities! Each week we will be making something new! Some of the projects will include paper crafts, building with LEGO, making slime and more!

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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, February 22, 2020
Family Story Time – 11:00-11:30am

Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 9, 2020

This week at Montclair Library: February 10-16, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
LIBRARY CLOSED

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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, February 15, 2020
Family Story Time – 11:00-11:30am

Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 2, 2020

This week at Montclair Library: February 3-9, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Build/Make/Play – 2:30pm
Join us Wednesday afternoons for creative opportunities! Each week we will be making something new! Some of the projects will include paper crafts, building with LEGO, making slime and more!

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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, February 8, 2020
New! Family Story Time – 11:00-11:30am
A new Saturday program for all ages starting February 2020!

Free AARP Smart Driver Course – 10:00am-2:30pm
Are you age 50 or older? Do you need to refresh your driving skills and learn new rules of the road? Take the new AARP Smart Driver Course and learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. You could also reduce your insurance costs. This is a two-part series continued from February 1. Participants must attend both sessions to receive the DMV Certificate.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 26, 2020

This week at Montclair Library: January 27-February 2, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Build/Make/Play – 2:30pm
Join us Wednesday afternoons for creative opportunities! Each week we will be making something new! Some of the projects will include paper crafts, building with LEGO, making slime and more!

Thursday, January 30, 2020
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, February 1, 2020
New! Family Story Time – 11:00-11:30am
A new Saturday program for all ages starting February 2020!

Free AARP Smart Driver Course – 10:00am-2:30pm
Are you age 50 or older? Do you need to refresh your driving skills and learn new rules of the road? Take the new AARP Smart Driver Course and learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. You could also reduce your insurance costs. This is a two-part series and continues February 8. Participants must attend both sessions to receive the DMV Certificate.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 19, 2020

This week at Montclair Library: January 20-26, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020
LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Build/Make/Play – 2:30pm
Join us Wednesday afternoons for creative opportunities! Each week we will be making something new! Some of the projects will include paper crafts, building with LEGO, making slime and more!

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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.

Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 14, 2020

Oakland history resources

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for our book club discussion of Oakland: The Story of a City by Beth Bagwell!

If you’re interested in learning more about some of the people and places from Oakland history discussed in the book, here are a few resources to explore:

If you have any favorite resources to add, please mention them in the comments!

P.S. For March, we’ll be reading The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater.

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