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Mexico has a rich literary heritage, with roots over the centuries from the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. Colorful history, political upheaval, and dramatic events of Mexico have also played a major role in the content and context covered by Mexican writers.  Mexico has produced a number of authors who have garnered a number of literary accolades, including one Nobel Prize in Literature.  This talk will discuss some of the works of these famous authors and the contributions they have made to modern literature.  

1100019

Instructor : Willard Gingerich 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/26/2017, ending 10/26/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00



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This two-part presentation combines a talk on Japanese prints with a discussion of 20th century Japanese crafts, including ceramic pottery and figurines, lacquer work, and more. The talk examines Japan’s “New Prints” movement in the first half of the 20th Century, and features professionally photographed prints created by many of the great Japanese print artists of that era. Discussion will focus on the artists and their times, and how this new movement largely rescued the Japanese print tradition from oblivion.  We will look at stunning landscape, kabuki actor, flower and bird, and portrait prints. The Japanese craft discussion will be illustrated with examples from each craft category to be discussed. There will be a few examples of fine crafts on display.  

440159

Instructor : Tom Silver 

Tuition: $39.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 11/1/2017, ending 11/8/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00



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There are many untold stories around the early movie industry.  Film historian Ron Hutchinson will discuss the colorful and turbulent transition from silent to sound movies and will present some restored early sound shorts featuring vaudevillians, comedians, and jazz bands of the twenties.

1100021

Instructor : Ron Hutchinson 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 11/14/2017, ending 11/14/2017

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

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Reasons why opening negotiations might be the best option towards resolving North Korea's nuclear threat.

440163

Instructor : Pierre Fabian 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 11/30/2017, ending 11/30/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

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