The Montclair Public Library kicked off a month of Kwanzaa programs with the Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Saturday, Dec. 5.

On hand were local chefs, artisans and entrepreneurs. Vendors had gifts for holiday shoppers, and indoor programs including balloon twisting, a magic show and music.

Upcoming Kwanzaa events include a lesson on designing holiday cards Dec. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the main branch of the library, and Culture Queen’s virtual Kwanzaa celebration on Sunday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. Participants can register at MontclairLibrary.org.

Photos by Shane Paul Neil / For Montclair Local

Lucienne Coppedge, owner of Lulu's Artisanal Cafe, was among the vendors at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Lucienne Coppedge, owner of Lulu's Artisanal Cafe, was among the vendors at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Musician Kassaye Selassie performed his brand of Ethiopian-infused jazz and blues at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Musician Kassaye Selassie performed his brand of Ethiopian-infused jazz and blues at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Vendors' goods were in high demand as a steady stream of shoppers picked from an array of unique goods at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Vendors' goods were in high demand as a steady stream of shoppers picked from an array of unique goods at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Nadia Jones displays her African jewelry for sale in front of the Montclair Library during the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities
Nadia Jones displays her African jewelry for sale in front of the Montclair Library during the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities
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Salieu Suso plays his Kora, a West African harp instrument, for the shoppers and vendors at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL
Salieu Suso plays his Kora, a West African harp instrument, for the shoppers and vendors at the Montclair Public Library's Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market Dec. 3, to kick off a month's worth of Kwanzaa activities. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL
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