Library Events and Programs
Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Montville Township Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted. When registration is required, non-Montville cardholders can register one-week before the event.
 Limit by event type:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00-3:00 pm
Join us for crafts, games, and a taste of Diwali!
Fun for all ages! 
Registration Required
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Mah Jongg Lessons fo
Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 (Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 December 5)
Learn the basics of this ancient , popular game in a 4 week course!
6:30 - 8:30 Sponsored by montvillelibrary.org.
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Art in the Afternoon
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1:00pm
Montclair Art Museum Brin gs Art Classes to the Montville Library Sponsored by montviile township public library.
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Mah Jongg Lessons fo
Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30 (Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 December 5)
Learn the basics of this ancient , popular game in a 4 week course!
6:30 - 8:30 Sponsored by montvillelibrary.org.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Mah Jongg Lessons fo
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30 (Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 December 5)
Learn the basics of this ancient , popular game in a 4 week course!
6:30 - 8:30 Sponsored by montvillelibrary.org.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Mah Jongg Lessons fo
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 (Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 December 5)
Learn the basics of this ancient , popular game in a 4 week course!
6:30 - 8:30 Sponsored by montvillelibrary.org.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2:00 pm
Viva Flamenco NJ explores the roots of Gypsy flamenco, bringing audiences an appreciation of music and movement as a means to oppose oppression, and demonstrating the strength and dignity of dance.  
For Adults Only
Registration Required
 
Monday, Oct. 21, 7:00 PM
The Library Board meets in open public session on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Pio Costa Auditorium of the library except for holidays, during which they meet on the date noted below. Alternate dates are planned in the event that the Library is closed for emergency or weather. 
 
The public is invited to attend the Board Meetings and there is a an opportunity for the public to speak to the Library Board at every meeting.
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00 p.m.
(2018  91 min.)
Documentary. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they've chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind- including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. Adults only. Seating on a "First Served" basis.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Psycho-Social Factors in the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 - Dr. Salvatore Prisco 

     Various explanations have been given for the Salem witch trials: tensions between a declining landed gentry and a rising mercantile elite; a possible LSD-like substance in contaminated grain; long, cold Puritan winters without holidays or celebrations; a smallpox epidemic, and Massachusetts losing its colonial charter to the English royal crown. The events that took twenty lives for the “crime” of witchcraft more than three hundred years ago was the result of conflict between parents and  adolescents in the rigid and repressive Puritan society, combined with the introduction of Caribbean slaves who brought with them stories of voodoo, spells, and devil worship.  Human imagination did the rest. Adults only.  Registration required.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.

Lecture by Evan Weiner. When the GI’s came home, they wanted to watch Ed Sullivan, Meet the Press, Uncle Miltie, Milton Berle, Joe Friday, Lucy and Desi, Ralph Kramden, the Twilight Zone and even test patterns! TV reflected society: Nat King Cole never got a sponsor and writers and actors were blacklisted. Stroll down Memory Lane and get reacquainted with the 1940s and 1950s TV.  The programming looked cheap but it came right   into the living room. Watching in front of stores, getting rid of rolling, snow and moving that antenna the right way was a way of life.  Registration required.  Adults only.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.

Instructor James Fitzpatrick 
Bring your Laptop to this hands-on four session class and build a website with WordPress, a free online tool.  Learn to create your own website or blog and utilize the many features of this program.  No   coding experience necessary. Attendees must attend all four classes. Adults only.  Registration required. Space is limited. Classes begin promptly at 10 a.m.
See 10/5 class listing for registration info. 

Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:30 AM
Instructor Hebah Emara
Learn how to create accounts for and use library services to download or stream kids materials, eBooks, audiobooks, comic books, and magazines on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. This class will also show you how to use our movie streaming service, Kanopy, to watch movies, documentaries, and kids programming for free! Please feel free to bring your own device and follow along.
Adults only. Registration required. Please note: class will meet in the Programming Room near the Children's Area.
Monday, Oct. 28, 1:00 p.m.
(2018  93 min.)
After his father's death, a young man moves to his dad's hometown in order to learn more about who his father was. He decides to stay with his awkward aunt and her family. He accepts a job in a local antique mall where his boss quickly offers him the possibility of a management position. Walt ends up not only finding out who his father really was, but learns more about himself than he ever thought possible.  Starring Andrew West, Mary Steenburgen, Ashley Green.  Adults only. Seating on a "First Served" basis.  
Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Genealogy Specialist Tony Lauriano will share tips and info on how to find your female ancestors.  Adults only. Registration required. 
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 3:30-4:30
Stop by the Library between 3:30 and 4:30 with your questions about your smart phone, tablet or computer. Our Teen Techs will help you out! Don't forget to bring your device. No registration necessary. Montville Township resdients only.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Instructor: Suzanne Ceravolo
Navigating your way to a good job may seem daunting. If you're looking for a job that matches your passions, interests and skills, this workshop will show you how to demystify the journey by learning the best strategies and job search tools available.  Registration required.  Adults only. Suzanne Ceravolo is  the Founder/Owner of  INCLUSIVE CAREER SERVICES.

Thursday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m.

Lecture by Dr. Doug Simon
While the current administration in Washington has moved to deemphasize climate change and rolled back significant environmental regulations, one government organization has fully accepted the fact that the earth is undergoing significant climate shifts as a result of human behavior.  That organization is the United States military. For sometime, Pentagon planners have been working to deal with the impact of climate change on national security.  Adults only. Registration required.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.

Instructor James Fitzpatrick 
Bring your Laptop to this hands-on four session class and build a website with WordPress, a free online tool.  Learn to create your own website or blog and utilize the many features of this program.  No   coding experience necessary. Attendees must attend all four classes. Adults only.  Registration required. Space is limited. Classes begin promptly at 10 a.m.
See 10/5 class listing for registration info. 

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.

Concert by Gerard & Diane Barros
J
oin Gerard and Diane as they take us on a musical walk down Memory Lane—playing the top hits of the 1940’s through the 1970’s! Registration required. Adults only.

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