Winter registration is open for classes at the Adult School of Montclair Public Library, with online classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 19.
A diverse lineup of classes will open the Winter 2021 term of the Adult School of Montclair with subjects covering languages, music, iPhone photography, personal growth, gardening, health, meditation, fitness, writing, personal finance/retirement, career development among other areas.
In response to a difficult and tumultuous 2020 for Montclair and the surrounding area, there will be a package of classes intended to help students adjust to 2021: “New Year, New You: Moving Forward in 2021,” “Navigating and Managing Your Career in a Virtual Job Market” and even a post-inaugural political primer focused on global affairs in “A New NATO for the Biden Era?”
Here’s a highlight of what will be offered:
New Year, New You: Moving Forward in 2021 NEW
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m.
A New NATO for the Biden Era NEW
Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Navigating and Managing Your Career in a Virtual Job Market NEW
Thursday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.
Wrapping up the January slate will be a free, family-friendly interactive talk entitled, “Physics Answers for All – No Questions Too Big or Small” led by Charles Liu, professor of Astrophysics at CUNY College of Staten Island and an astrophysicist at NYC’s Hayden Planetarium.
Physics Answers for All – No Questions Too Big or Small NEW
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.
African American History and Women’s History will be highlighted in February and March classes, respectively. Black literary achievements will go under the microscope with a series on author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston while the rich and complex tradition of satire in African American fiction will be analyzed through the work of George Schuyler, Ralph Ellison and Paul Beatty.
The Literature and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston NEW
Tuesdays, Feb. 9 – 23, 6:30 p.m.
The Paradoxes of African American Satire NEW
Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.
We will celebrate women with a rare Adult School class investigating clothing design on the basis of one undergarment – the corset. Female centric creativity of a professional and artistic sort is the focus of “Pioneering Women Photographers -1850-1950.”
500 Years of Fashion Subordination: How the Corset Shaped the Dress NEW
Wednesdays, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Pioneering Women Photographers -1850-1950 NEW
Thursday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.
Tech newbies or experienced hands looking to grow their brand can learn tools of the podcasting trade during a 90-minute workshop in March.
Unleash the Power of Podcasting NEW
Thursday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.