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Montclair Tall Tale

A Montclair Tall Tale: “Howdy, Neighbor,” Part 4

Here is Chapter Four of our Montclair Tall Tale, “Howdy, Neighbor.” We’re looking for entries for Chapter Five right now!Each entry should be 500-700 words, and sent to with the subject “Montclair Tall...
open book

Culture in brief: Okrent, Alter in Open Book/Open Mind Sunday

Daniel Okrent will discuss his book “The Guarded Gate” at Open Book/ Open Mind with Jonathan Alter, Sunday, Nov 3, at 4 p.m.

Marcy Dermansky finds commas in coffee shops

Montclair author Marcy Dermansky loves to work in cafes. She'll be reading in one on Oct. 28, as part of the Halfway There reading series.
Little Read

First Person: Back in the big chair for Montclair’s Little Read

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOnce more into the big chair!Last year, your faithful correspondent signed up as a reader for the Little Read at the Montclair Public Library, my first year doing so.I discovered that not...

Program notes: saved from the bell

In her latest 'Program Notes,' Features Editor Gwen Orel recalls the little bell in books and records, and how she learned to read.

What book(s) are you reading?

Here's a book or two for your To Be Read list, in honor of The Little Read.

Magical Library: Little Read highlights stories for all

The Little Read marathon takes place today and over the next few days. Celebrities, politicians and Montclairites will tell stories to children, sitting in the Big Red Chair.

‘The Boys Who Play Sports’ by Ben White

“The Boys who Play Sports” by then-senior Ben White, won second place in last spring’s high school section of Montclair Literary Festival's poetry slam.

In brief: ‘Wonder’ author R. J. Palacio launches book

"Wonder" author R. J. Palacio launches her first graphic novel, "White Bird," in Montclair on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at UUCM, 67 Church St., at 6:30 p.m.

Author Lisa Blumberg sees ‘halo’ over Montclair

"Righting the Hourglass," by Lisa Blumberg, s set in Tanganyka, London, and Montclair. The author spent most of her childhood in town.