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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.

Montclair Film to launch drive-in movies at MSU

Montclair Film and Montclair State University will begin showing films to drive-up moviegoers.
Anderson Park

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.
Valentina

Valentina Roever wins National Archives contest

Valentina Roever didn't know she had won the grand prize in the "Rightfully Hers Youth Art Competition" until she arrived at the National Archives.
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In brief: MAM announces interim director

The Montclair Art Museum has announced that Ira Wagner has been appointed interim director. Wagner began his tenure on Monday, May 18. 
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.
Victoria

‘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.
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Red Nose day: binge movies, for good

Wearing digital red noses, Luke Parker Bowles and Tom Hall are bingeing movies for Red Nose Day, to help children who have been affected by COVID-19.
Anthony

Local writing/Anderson Park: ‘Anthony and the Mole’ by Beckett Simon

A chubby ant meets a friend in Anderson Park, in Beckett Simon's "Anthony and the Mole," a winner in the Anderson Park Short Story Contest.
Quarantine

Sammy Mellman takes quarantine as a muse

Trombonist, drummer, guitar player Sammy Mellman, a MHS graduate, has released a song on Bandcamp, inspired by the quarantine.