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 From 1619 until the early-19th century, the Atlantic slave trade shipped millions of West Africans against their will to America to provide cheap labor. Explore the lives of slaves as well as their family relationships, working and living conditions, sustaining religion and resistance.

440122

Instructor : Eugene Lieber 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 2/24/2017, ending 2/24/2017

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

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Considered a marginal medium for decades, the practice of watercolor painting didn’t receive serious consideration by the professional art world until the later part of the 1860s.This talk will survey this medium’s steady climb towards acceptance as viable art form, while exploring the legacy and work of artists featured in the upcoming exhibit “American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

440124

Instructor : Heidi Sandecki 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 3/8/2017, ending 3/8/2017

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

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Three art movements were especially influential for their ground-breaking use of color and composition:  Impressionism and Post-Impressionism; Abstract; and Abstract Expressionism.  In each period, the best artists who explored these innovative ways of painting set new standards for every artist who followed.  What did they do that was so special?  In this class, we'll take a look at the new methods those brave artists used.  Each class will focus on one movement, and several artists who interpreted it in their own way.  You'll be amazed at how this will open up your eyes when you look at art, no matter what type of art or art movement it is.

440121

Instructor : Marcie Cooperman 

Tuition: $49.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 2/27/2017, ending 3/13/2017

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

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A  topical lecture on pressing global issues of the moment with Pierre Fabian.

440130

Instructor : Pierre Fabian 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/23/2017, ending 2/23/2017

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

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The so-called Islamic State (also known as ISIS) dominates news media with their brutal tactics and radical interpretation of Islam.  Who are they and what is the source of their extremist ideology? How are they related to other terrorist groups like al-Qaeda? What is jihad and how did the strategy of suicide bombing develop? We will also examine the main differences between Sunni and Shi'a Islam and the source of their antagonism towards one another. And finally, why this tragic corruption of a religion of peace must now defend itself in the global community.

1100005

Instructor : John Soboslai 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/28/2017, ending 2/28/2017

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

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The decade of the 1890s sowed the seeds for the Montclair that we know today in terms of the social services, the arts, and community organizations. During the second week, Montclair architect, Debra David will talk about how the appearance of Montclair was shaped during this period through its domestic and commercial architecture.

440133

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Debra David  2.Jane Eliasof 

Tuition: $29.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 2/17/2017, ending 2/24/2017

Location : Montclair, Crane House & Historic YMCA Location : 
  Montclair, Crane House & Historic YMCA.

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Quantum Mechanics(QM) is the most accurate scientific theory ever created - and also the strangest. There are still raging debates among physicists and philosophers about "what QM means", and notably, Albert Einstein never accepted QM. There are many peculiar phenomena predicated by QM that utterly defy common sense. Even though QM may seem esoteric, modern life would be impossible without it. We will learn some basic QM, see why it is so puzzling, and look at some applications, present and future.

440116

Instructor : Larry Stead 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 3/8/2017, ending 3/8/2017

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

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The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed African-American identity and history, but it also transformed American culture in general.  Never before had so many people of all backgrounds read the thoughts of African-Americans and embraced the black community’s productions, expressions, and style in art, literature, music, dance, and theater. Help us celebrate Black History Month by signing up for this class, which will introduce you to the pantheon of inspired artists who produced astonishing and ground-breaking works.  

440118

Instructor : Janet Mandel 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 2/23/2017, ending 2/23/2017

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

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Who are the millenials and what impact will they have on everyone's future? Join us for a discussion about this generation that is shaking up workplace habits by choosing flexibility over pay in a job, high expectations about their positions in jobs and valuing social responsibility from companies and themselves. Who is this generation that values independance,creativity and space in their lives and how lucky are we to have them becoming fifty percent of the workplace by 2020?

440123

Instructor : Laurel Bernstein 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 3/2/2017, ending 3/2/2017

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

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Presented by the son of one of the Tuskegee Airmen, this will be a comprehensive treatment of the “Tuskegee Experiment.”  From the tireless pre-war work of civil rights advocates, through the airmen’s adventures am misadventures in the face of omnipresent obstacles of segregation, racism and rejection, to their considerable impact on post-war America and the civil rights movement. It will take you into the hearts and minds of the airmen themselves – who they were, where they came from, what they wanted, and what drove them to succeed.  

1100001

Instructor : Weyman Watson 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/21/2017, ending 2/21/2017

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

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