Kline

Montclair’s Christina Baker Kline talks Christina

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsSome portraits ask questions: What is behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Another: What is Christina thinking as she looks up at the house and barn? “Christina,” Anna Christina Olson, is the woman in Andrew Wyeth’s...

‘There once was a girl from Montclair…’

We asked, you answered. In honor of the day that’s in it, as they say, we asked you to send us your best limerick. Limericks are, according to Wikipedia, “a form of poetry in five-line,...
Teresa Vega

Montclair Public Library: Teresa Vega on saving a sacred space

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThere has been a rash of attacks on Jewish cemeteries in the U.S. in recent weeks, in which hundreds of headstones have been knocked over.Genealogist Teresa Vega takes that news to heart.“It’s...
Mark

Montclair Public Library: Mark Kurlansky to speak about Cuba

On Thursday, March 23, the Montclair Public Library and its Foundation will present “Cuba, Past and Present,” the latest in the Open Book/Open Mind series of author events. Mark Kurlansky will talk about his...
Wheeler

Montclair Public Library hosts ‘Weird NJ’ author Wheeler Antabanez

Montclair author and longtime “Weird NJ” correspondent Wheeler Antabanez will speak at the Montclair PublicLibrary, 50 South Fullerton Ave., on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Antabanez will speak about his book “The Old...
Chieftains

55 years and feeling the buzz: The Chieftains come to NJPAC

BY GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsOn a distant planet, somewhere, someone may be listening to the the uillean (pronounced “illin”) pipes, accompanied by the insistent sound of the goat-skin drum the bodhrán (“bahran”), and believe it to...

Open Book/Open Mind holds 2nd-anniversary fundraiser

Everyone knows there are a lot of writers and journos in Montclair. During Superstorm Sandy, many of them wrote in the warmth of the Montclair Public Library.The library's warmth continues to appeal to the...