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Open Book / Open Mind

Stay Tuned for Our Fall/Winter schedule!

The new season of Open Book / Open Mind Online begins on September 13, 2020, at p.m., with bestselling novelist Christina Baker Kline discussing her new book, “The Exiles” (co-sponsored by the Montclair Literary Festival). Registration will open in August. More news soon!

Open Book / Open Mind is a popular, long-running series of live interactive conversations featuring top authors and thinkers on the important issues of our time. The series began in 2015, and went online in May 2020; it will remain virtual for the remainder of the year. Open Book / Open Mind is open to the public and has tapped into the enormous pool of talented writers and influential thinkers living in or near Montclair. Past guests include Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, Tayari Jones, Charles Blow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Allan Cumming and so many more.

View Recent Open Book / Open Mind
on MPL’s YouTube Channel

Open Book / Open Mind is presented by the Montclair Public Library through the generous financial support of The Montclair Public Library Foundation, The Montclair Foundation, and The Investors Foundation. 

Open Book / Open Mind is made possible by the dedicated and unflagging support of its advisory board members: Jonathan Alter, Neal Caruth, Ivan Held, Jennifer Dorr, David Jones, Marc Lacey, DT Max, Margot Sage-el, Rachel Swarns, Kate Tuttle, Juan Milà, Susan Weinberg, and Abby West.


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Curbside Pickup and Returns

The Montclair Public Library is offering curbside pickup and returns of library materials. Click here for full details. The building remains closed to the public.