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Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market

Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Main Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ

Montclair Public Library kicks off a month of Kwanzaa programs with the Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market. Enjoy culinary delights and products from local chefs, artisans, and entrepreneurs. There will be food trucks, gifts for holiday shoppers, and indoor programs such as balloon twisting, a magic show, and music. Everyone is invited to be a part of this community event.

Kwanzaa Gift Picture
Ahh-Land Woman Herbals LLC picture
Ahh-Land Woman Herbals LLC
Ayastyled Creations Image
Ayastyled Creations
Fur Friends Apparel photo
Fur Friends Apparel


Ahh-Land Woman Herbals LLC

Gloria Brown is the sole proprietor of Ahh-Land Woman Herbals LLC. The business name was inspired by her Caribbean roots. She is a certified herbalist and aromatherapist and has created her own line of handcrafted herbal and natural skincare products. She enjoys passing on her knowledge of herbs and aromatherapy by conducting workshops on personal skincare and herbal remedies.

Ayastyled Creations

Nadiyah Amin makes wearable art in the form of jewelry. Each piece is a direct representation of the purchaser’s individual taste and style and will never be seen on anyone else — every design is one of a kind and never duplicated. Get a beautiful piece of art that is unique as you are.

Fur Friends Apparel

Fur Friends Apparel is a up and coming small owned business that sells dog clothing and accessories. We have a true passion for animal fashion that started by selling dog sweaters to friends and family and now we offer our sweaters and much more worldwide to all animal lovers.


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IslandMagic Photo
Salieu Suso picture
Salieu Suso
Kassaye Selassie Photo
Kassaye Selassie



10-11 a.m.: Balloon Twisting in the Lobby
11:15 a.m. – Noon: Reading Magic Show in the Auditorium

Master magician ISLANDMAGIC will mesmerize with his fast-moving card tricks, mind games, and beautiful white dove production. This Caribbean-infused show with soca and reggae beats is one of a kind and will have the audience screaming “YeahMon”! No registration is required; space is limited.

Kora Music by Salieu Suso

11-11:45 a.m.: Outdoors on the Plaza

Salieu Suso is a master player of the kora, a soothing, 12-stringed harp instrument originally from West Africa. Born into a family tradition of Jalis (musician-historians), he is also a composer, arranger and teacher of West African music and culture.

Kassaye Selassie

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Live Music in the Auditorium

Kassaye Selassie is a Singer / Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Bloomfield, NJ. With roots that go one generation back to the country of Ethiopia, influenced by Ethiopian and American jazz as well as Rhythm & Blues. Playing with several bands and as a solo performer over the years has garnered him the opportunity to perform at a number of venues throughout the tri-state area including The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, The Oakeside Mansion, and the illustrious Hammerstein Ballroom opening for Special EFX and World Series Champion & Jazz Musician Bernie Williams.

Culture Queen Headshot
Kwanzaa Live with Culture Queen


Digital Holiday Card Designs

Wednesday, December 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Main Library, Cost: $35
Have you ever thought about designing your own holiday greeting card for Kwanzaa? Well here’s your chance to do just that using your iPad, a photo app, and a little bit of imagination. Join visual art instructor Mansa K. Mussa for an exciting Digital Holiday Card Design workshop. We will use the iPad to design holiday greeting cards that can be sent as digital cards, or printed on paper and mailed. Students will need an iPad and a photo app, Perfect Image Pic Collage Maker, that can be purchased thru the Apple App Store. Register here.

Kwanzaa Live with Culture Queen - Virtual (all ages welcome)

Sunday, December 26, 2 p.m., Virtual (Zoom), Free
Enjoy Culture Queen’s virtual celebration from the comfort of your home. Kwanzaa expert Culture Queen teaches your royal children a fresh approach to celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa through interactive music, movement, storytelling and Black History themed games. This signature Culture Kingdom Kids program is appropriate for all ages and will leave participants feeling more inspired to incorporate Kwanzaa into their family traditions. Founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is the seven day African American festival that celebrates culture, family and community from December 26 to January 1. Registration required. Please register only once per family. Zoom link will be sent to registrants upon registration (if you miss the live stream email for a recording link accessible through January 1.) Register here.

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The Bellevue Ave. Branch will be closed until further notice due to no heat in the building.