In brief: Hanukkah storytime at Watchung Booksellers

Arthur Levine, author of the children's book "The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol," will have a special seasonal storytime at Watchung Booksellers on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Open Book/Open Mind: Montclair native Susan Glasser and Peter Baker

Montclair native Susan Glasser and husband Peter Baker appeared at Open Book/Open MInd in November to talk about their new book.

Montclair Literary Festival, virtually, this weekend

Montclair Literary Festival offers free online panels and author talks on Sept. 11 and 12, and writing workshops during the week.

An anti-racism reading list, from MPL

The Montclair Public Library supports the statement of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) in condemning racism; this is MPL's anti-racism resource list.

Local writing: ‘Could All This?’ by Maya Gutierrez reflects this time

Maya Gutierrez, 14, wrote her poem 'Could All This?', about this time, for a school assignment, as she was about to graduate from Buzz Aldrin Middle Schoo.

All Write Now: Writing community, pandemic edition

No you can't meet for brunch at a diner — yet. But a writing community is possible during the pandemic, writes Melissa D. Sullivan in "All Write Now."

Top book and movie downloads, upcoming events

Montclairians continue to watch movies and books during this pandemic. Here are the top downloads from Montclair Public Library.
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Local Writing/Anderson Park: ‘The Wishing Willow’ by Vaurie Wilson

Vaurie Wilson's "The Wishing Willow,' the third winner in the Anderson Park Short Story contest, imagines good kid — and bullies — and a magic tree.
Literary Festival

Montclair Literary Festival, at home

Montclair Literary Festival offers its ticketed author conversations online, and some authors and editors find there is a new intimacy in that.

‘Teddy Spaghetti’ by Dorothea and Victoria Benton Frank

The late, beloved author Dorothea Benton Frank and daughter Victoria Benton Frank wrote "Teddy Spaghetti" together. It came out on May 12.