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.

In brief: Open Book/Open Mind hosts Marcy Dermansky

Open Book/Open Mind hosts author Marcy Dermansky on Sunday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave.

Local writing/Montclair Literary Festival: ‘Because I’m Black’ by Khailyn Hughes-Sellers

Khailyn Hughes-Sellers' spoken-word poem "Because I'm Black" won the middle school division of the Poetry Slam at the Montclair Literary Festival 2019.

All Write Now: The power of the deadline

Color-coded planners have always helped writer Melissa D. Sullivan stay on track. The power of the deadline is real, she writes in "All Write Now."

Acclaimed author Julia Phillips to speak at library

Montclair High School graduate Julia Phillips, author of acclaimed debut novel "Disappearing Earth," will speak at Montclair Public Library.

Love reading, and raise a reader, says Maria Russo

Model reading, and make it fun, says Maria Russo in "How to Raise a Reader." The NYT books editor will speak at Watchung Bookseller on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

In brief: what are you reading?

What kinds of books are you taking to the beach, or the pool, or on the plane this summer?The Montclair Local wants to know what you and your kids are reading — whether it’s...