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Were you inspired by Ayana Mathis in conversation about her new book, “The Unsettled,” with Emily Raboteau? Here are some related materials you can borrow through the library! ASSORTED BOOKS “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis “Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora” by Emily Raboteau “Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy,...
MPL RESOURCES YouTube video of Montclair Public Library’s recent Adult School class on “Exploring Native American Identity: Forced Adoption, Self Discovery and Fraud,” Participants: adoptee activist and author Michele Kriegman, author and producer Gabrielle Glaser, and Prof. Chris Matthews, chair of Anthropology and director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program at Montclair State...
Are you looking for ways to get rid of stuff without messing up the planet? Start your journey here! All resources are located in Montclair (and in NJ) unless otherwise noted.  Items in italics are for consignment or sale. Thanks to Juliet Jones of More Sustainable Consulting for her many contributions to the page. This...
“Dance on the Lawn” celebrates dance in New Jersey and aims to increase exposure to dance by bringing professional and emerging companies, plus students of dance from around New Jersey together in a community setting that is free and open to the public.  Since our inception in 2014 we have presented New Jersey School Performing...
Download a brochure with resources for housing support, financial assistance, food assistance, family services, and more in Essex County.
MONTCLAIR RESOURCES:  The Deron School. “With campuses in Union, NJ and Montclair, NJ, The Deron School offers a state-approved private school program for students with multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and down syndrome. Since 1967, The Deron School has provided a nurturing environment, family culture, and personalized curriculum to help students reach their...
Patrons often ask if they can donate books or other materials to the Library. Unfortunately, the Library cannot accommodate book donations due to storage limitations. There is a donation bin for Better World Books that is emptied regularly, located on the side of the Main Library that can be accessed from the driveway between the...
Are you searching for a birth relative? Start your journey at the Montclair Public Library! Our trained reference librarians can help you search Ancestry.com, find adoption registries, locate obituaries, find support groups, and more. General Links Provided by Gabrielle Glaser, author of “American Baby: A Mother, a Child and the Shadow History of Adoption.” View...
Grief – General Find Death, Grief, Bereavement eBooks – hoopla The Grieving Process: Coping with Death Grief: Coping with the loss of your loved one GriefShare – Grief Recovery Support Groups – GriefShare We don’t “move on” from grief. We move forward with it | Nora McInerny   Grief – COVID How to Cope with...