Crawlers (Newborns and babies of crawling age)

3rd floor
No registration required (space limited, preference given to MPL cardholders).

Infants and babies learn to love stories and songs. Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes, language activities and board books with their little ones. Make baby's first library experience a special one!

Contact Information
  1. Deivis Garcia
  2. 973-744-0500
  3. youthservices@montclair.bccls.org
Wed, August 07
11:00 am — 11:45 am
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3rd floor
No registration required (space limited, preference given to MPL cardholders).

Infants and babies learn to love stories and songs. Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes, language activities and board books with their little ones. Make baby's first library experience a special one!

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042

Montclair Public Library

50 South Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Township of Bloomfield To Host Public Forum To Address Lead Issue Tonight at Civic Center

August 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Township of Bloomfield is hosting a public forum on tonight, Monday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m.in the Civic Center at 84 Broad St. to address the lead issue.

After this weekend's announcement by City of Newark that some water filters given to residents to reduce lead levels may not be functioning properly, the Township of Bloomfield is announcing that it will ...

Lead Filter Tests Confirm Township-Issued Filters are Functioning Properly, Reducing Lead Levels as Expected

BLOOMFIELD,NJ -- Over the past year, the Bloomfield Health Department has been distributing PUR water filters to approximately 3,000 residents. After news broke that some similar filters distributed to residents in Newark had failed to adequately reduce lead levels, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia immediately ordered a test of filters given out in the Township to determine if the same issue was ...

Rolling Stones in the Meadowlands: NJ TRANSIT Got It Right – Again!

NJ TRANSIT got it right – Again – during both of the Rolling Stones concerts held in the Meadowlands this month. Kudos to the agency and to the Governor’s office for stepping up again to find solutions to a very difficult situation.

When the Agency gets it right – it’s expected, and no one applauds. Of course, when issues occur, the Agency is challenged and too ...

‘The Rainmaker’ Brings Mesmerizing Emotions to Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

MADISON, NJ - “The Rainmaker” is a play that speaks to the heart and done with such elegance and simplicity that it is unforgettable.

Written by N. Richard Nash, this play isn’t often performed.  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, the story is beautifully rendered by a cast that works fluidly together. It speaks so specifically to our longings and ...

Glimmerglass Opera Tackles Racial, Class Issues

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Glimmerglass Opera Festival has an outstanding reputation for first-rate singers, strong orchestras and glittering productions.

This year, the company also takes on a number of issues that are relevant to our time. “Blue” stands out as an innovative study of racial bias, family and loss. With music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics, as well as direction, by ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

In Praise of Fútbol, the Game We Call Soccer

What I’ve learned in my travels to Europe and South America in the last couple of years is how refreshing it is to get away from English.

Not being able to understand the banter of language around you is a chance to luxuriate in your own thoughts. You are in a crowd, but not part of it, free of the irritating banality of most conversations.

In a strange land I can sit and be oblivious ...

Fear and anger over lead water crisis drives Newark residents to get tested

August 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Newark residents converged on University Hospital in Newark to get free lead screenings, united by dread of the health effects of lead amid a water contamination crisis that has no end in sight.

"It's very dangerous, especially for our kids," said Empson Venturi, of the city's North Ward, as he left his screening on Saturday with his two young children in tow.

Certified Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Nursing Home Patient in Cedar Grove

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Friday that Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) Monique Beaucejour, 46, of Bloomfield has been charged with reckless manslaughter for
causing the death of 85-year-old Fannie McClain.

McClain, who previously lived in Bloomfield, was a resident at the Waterview Nursing Home located at 536
Ridge Road in Cedar ...

Flag Raising Kicks Off Puerto Rican Heritage Week in Paterson

August 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Ravaged by Hurricane Maria less than two years ago, and thrown into political chaos earlier this summer, the island of Puerto Rico will continue to rise stonger than ever, several speakers said at Paterson City Hall on Saturday.

Leading the ceremony that saw the flag of the U.S. territory hoisted in front of city hall was Eddie Gonzalez, President of the Puerto Rican ...

Woodland Park Ordinance Would Prohibit Businesses From Providing Plastic Bags

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council on Aug. 14 introduced an ordinance that would prohibit local retail establishments from providing single-use plastic carry-out bags. If adopted at the next meeting, which is on Wednesday, Sept. 4, businesses will have six months to become compliant.

If passed, no retail establishment within the Borough shall provide any single-use plastic carry-out bags ...

Shore Community Mourns the Loss of Shore Fire Grille Owner Timothy Kohlheim, 36

August 16, 2019

STAFFORD, NJ - Thursday night, the shore community lost one of their own, Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two vehicles.

Their preliminary investigation "indicates a 2015 ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

An Open Letter to our Representative Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

August 16, 2019

A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for the things you want to accomplish for the district.

While I had some ...

Letter: Inspired by her dog, Girl Scout Teaches Others About Pet Adoption

Why not consider adoption when seeking a pet? I’ve always been surprised by how many people don’t see local shelters as an option, as I knew that there were many dogs in shelters who need a home, and breeders don't always treat their dogs humanely. When I question my friends, these are the most common reasons as to why they didn't adopt: “We really wanted a specific ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

Mustard Seed DR Holding Diaper & Supply Drive in Paterson to Benefit Orphaned & Disabled Children

NEW JERSEY -- Mustard Seed Children is holding a Diaper & Supply Drive event on Saturday, August 17 from 10am to 8pm at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. East Side High School is located at 150 Park Avenue in Paterson. 

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout the developing ...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)

 

Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ first novel, although she and her husband have published three internationally acclaimed non-fiction books about Owens’ experiences as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where the Crawdads Sing scored a Number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, winning ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K, Smith, M.D.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (William Morrow, 2019)

 

Why + How = Who

The formula above represents the manner in which criminal profilers assess the suspects in a serious crime. In the gripping new Douglas and Olshaker book, The Killer Across the Table, the authors write, “We study these people (criminals) not as psychologists or sociologists, ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D,.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

IRS reminder: Tax scams continue year-round

August 18, 2019

Although the April filing deadline has passed, scam artists remain hard at work, and the IRS today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a spring surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.

The IRS is seeing signs of two new variations of tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues and another threatens people with a tax bill from a fictional ...

Brookdale ShopRite Wins Environmental Leadership Award

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale ShopRite and the entire ShopRite family are  proud to be the recipient of EarthShare New Jersey’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Award.

EarthShare New Jersey, a 25-year-old organization that works with 400 environmental groups across the state and country, recently recognized ShopRite for its commitment to sustainability through key initiatives ...

These summer activities can affect next year’s tax returns

Summertime activities often affect the tax returns people file the following year. Here are some things taxpayers do during the summer along with tips they should consider now:

Getting married.
Newlyweds should report any name change to the Social Security Administration. They should also report an address change to the United States Postal Service, their employers, and the IRS. This will ...

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Approve Funding to Fix Fence at Vailsburg Park

(Newark, NJ) – On July 10, 2019, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved two resolutions to make perimeter fence improvements to Vailsburg Park in Newark. The first resolution allocated $191,000.00 from the Open Space Trust Fund to be used for fence improvements and other landscaping measures, while the second resolution awarded the contract to WBE Fence Company ...

Obituaries

Mar 11, 1946 - Jul 17, 2019
James R. Matarazzo, Sr., 73, of North Caldwell, N.J., died on July 17, 2019. Visitation will be on ...
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- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...