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Meet writers, public figures, and other special speakers invited by the Adult School for one-night presentations.


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From early 19th century Glinka, through Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, to 20th century Stravinsky and Prokofiev, an overview of the lives of a dozen Ru ...  View More

440223

Instructor : Eugene Lieber 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 1/25/2019, ending 1/25/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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New York City in the 1980s was a hotbed of creativity for a group of artists who embraced the energy of the streets as well as the media promotion and ...  View More

440233

Instructor : Onnie Strother 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 1/29/2019, ending 1/29/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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On July 13, 1849, a slave named Nicholas Kelly and two accomplices armed with sledge hammers and pick axes led an attack on the police and their jaile ...  View More

1100034

Instructor : Jeff Strickland 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/4/2019, ending 2/4/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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In the first decades of the 19th Century, the widespread tent revivals moved the focus of religion from dissecting creed to feeling the spirit. This “ ...  View More

440237

Instructor : Lou Miele 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 2/8/2019, ending 2/8/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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The New Negro Movement or Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s was a time of rebirth among African Americans who were boldly forging new cultural ...  View More

440230

Instructor : Ada McKenzie-Thomas 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/11/2019, ending 2/11/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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From colonial times, through the mass migrations of the 19th century, to recent controversies, a look at this important part of U.S. history.

440222

Instructor : Eugene Lieber 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 2/27/2019, ending 2/27/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Taoism: an introduction to the concepts of Yin and Yang, wu wei, and the founding philosophies of the Tao te Ching. This course will look at Taoism, a ...  View More

440225

Instructor : Lisa Sargese 

Tuition: $75.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 3/12/2019, ending 3/26/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Burnout syndrome is a debilitating reaction to severe stress which is commonly not recognized or managed efficiently. If burnout is not recognized or ...  View More

1100035

Instructor : Dena Quinones 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 3/18/2019, ending 3/18/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Frida Kahlo’s paintings illustrate the anguish and passion of a fascinating and complicated life. The astonishing works of this Mexican and feminist i ...  View More

440241

Instructor : Janet Mandel 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 3/26/2019, ending 3/26/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Join Passaic County Architect, Andrew Thompson for a look at some of the historical treasures of Passaic County. He'll cover the restoration and re-us ...  View More

440236

Instructor : Andrew Thompson, County Architect 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 3/27/2019, ending 3/27/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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An examination of movements for change as varied as suffrage, abolitionism, temperance, integration, and others, their successes and failures over the ...  View More

440224

Instructor : Eugene Lieber 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 3/29/2019, ending 3/29/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Development of the garment industry, and its later decline – obstacles to unionization – the role of women garment workers in a man’s world – the Tria ...  View More

440238

Instructor : Keith Danish 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 4/24/2019, ending 4/24/2019

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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