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LIBRARY HOURS

  Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Tuesday 10:00 AM  5:00 PM
  Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Sunday CLOSED  
June, July and Aug. Sat hours - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Children and Teen Programs 

Check out the wonderful programs for children and teens by clicking on the Kids or Teen tabs above. Call the library at (973) 835-5044 or use the Event Calendar above to register for programs.

 

Adult Programs

Register online by clicking on the program link on the event calendar or go to our program page with online registration links. Of course, you can always  call the  library to register or stop by. Download or print our adult programs for September through December 2019.

 

Upcoming Programs

Go to our program page, with online registration links to register, or call us at (973) 835-5044.

Science on the Seven Continents

Wednesday, August 14, 7 PM
This library program will introduce you to the travels and research of Erin Colfax, a research explorer and science educator. Her program will bring you on a trip around the world seeing pictures, hearing stories, touching specimens, and learning about her international scientific research. Erin has traveled to all seven continents and has written books and poems highlighting her work to share with you.
Erin Colfax, is a research explorer and science educator at The College of Saint Elizabeth and Morristown High School in Morristown, NJ. As a teacher and explorer, she has spent two decades conducting international research projects while traveling throughout the seven continents.

Night Sky Viewing for Adults

Wednesday, September 4, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Joseph Molnar of the Morris Museum Astronomical Society will have his telescopes set up for viewing. The Morris Museum Astronomical Society was founded in 1972, and we are part of the Morris Museum near Morristown NJ.

Summer Reading Finale – Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. Celebrate a great summer of reading with other participants of the Adult Summer Reading Program. Refreshments will be served, and prizes announced.

Writer’s Group – Saturdays, September 14 – October 5, 11 a.m. A writing circle is a supportive community where people feel to express themselves through the written word.  The group provides a safe environment to share different genres, such as journaling, memoirs, poetry, creative prose etc.  Writing is an easy way to communicate with your deeper self.  You will learn writing can reduce stress and heal troubles memories.  If so inclined, you can leave a legacy for your loved ones.  Members share their work in a friendly atmosphere and through discussion build confidence in their abilities. Facilitated by Dianne Herald-Dimella. Course is limited to 10 participants.  Age 50+. Please call to register.

One Book One Community Walking Talking Book Club – Thursday, September 20, 10 a.m. Joining with Pequannock and Lincoln Park libraries, we’re reading Walking to Listen by Andrew Forsthoefel. If you’ve picked up a copy and would like to enjoy a “walk and talk” with others to discuss the book, join us at the library.

Fall Felting with Ducky – Saturday, September 21. Riverdale residents only at 10:30, or 1:00 p.m. for general registration. You’ll be crafting a felted crow and pumpkin for your fall décor. Call (973) 835-5044 to register.

Photography Group Information Table – Saturday, September 28, 11 – 1. Want to take better photos, and use more features than the click button on your camera? Members of the Riverdale Photography Club will be here to answer questions, and give you tips and techniques to get better shots.

Fall Floral Braid – Saturday, September 28, 11 a.m. Join Agnes Sydork in crafting a raffia braid with fall foliage. Great décor for your door or wall. Registration for this program begins September 6. Call (973) 835-5044 to register.

Trail Mix – Monday, September 30, 7 p.m. Danielle Buonforte, registered dietician from Lincoln Park ShopRite, will help you create a healthy trail mix to keep you on the move.

Movies

Wednesday night or Friday afternoon at the movies: It’s popcorn, and a good movie on a 60" screen at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday night or the third Friday of the month. Upcoming movies:

Pet Sematary

A family moves to rural Maine where they discover the dark powers of a burial site known at the "Pet Sematary."
R ‧ 2019 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 40m

Friday, August 16, 2 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 7 PM

 

Museum Passes

(For Riverdale library card holders only)

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library, the library has museum passes for circulation for Riverdale patrons. The Intrepid Air and Space Museum, Imagine That! Children's Museum, and Grounds for Sculpture are available now. How does it work? The Intrepid pass allows six people free entry using the one Riverdale library pass. The Grounds for Sculpture allows four people free entry. Imagine That! museum pass allows free entry for four people. Riverdale card holders must reserve the pass either by phone or by walk-in, and can keep the pass for up to three days. Stop by or call us with any questions.

 

The Best Seller's Club for Riverdale Library Patrons

Register with us to have requests placed automatically for your favorite authors for their upcoming publications. Once registered, you will be on the waiting list for all future titles. Fifteen authors are available - don't miss their next book! Register in the library or online here.


Hoopla

Hoopla Hoopla is a new digital media service provided to our patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Riverdale Library. Through hoopla, using your Riverdale Library card, you can access and enjoy nearly half a million titles from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels - all in one location: from your computer, tablet or Smartphone! Go to hoopla at https://www.hoopladigital.com/ to sign up and start listening/watching/reading!

 

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Logo Language Learning - available through the NJ State Library. Choose from 30 languages! Available for use on your computer, tablet or mobile device.

 

MyHeritage

Checmyheritage button k out our genealogy product, MyHeritage Library Edition. It is available both in the library, and remotely. MyHeritage Library Edition ™ is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources. Available in 40 languages, MyHeritage Library Edition is the industry’s most multilingual family history research database.

 

New Genealogy Database Available through the New Jersey State Library

HeritageQuest Online is now availabe for library card holders. Click here to explore this database. HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

 

Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business BuilderNew Database! Available through a partnership between MAIN and Morris County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage  your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

 

E-Book News

3M CloudOur patrons are really enjoying how easy it is to download e-books and audiobooks to your PC, tablet, iPad, or phone. All the content is just for MAIN patrons, with some titles priority just for Riverdale patrons. Click here to check it out! Need help getting started? Call the library to arrange a one-on-one session to help you download to your device.

 

TumbleBooks

 ClickTBimageClickTBimageTumbleBook Library is an online collection of of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eReadAlongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, interactive games, and more that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Picture books, chapter books, with games, puzzles and quizzes are available on your computer or device. Tumblebook library is available through the MAIN consortium. No login or password is necessary in our library, and at home, use your library barcode to access this resource.


Raise money for the Friends of the Library through Amazon

The Friends of the Library have created a Smile account with Amazon. When you shop at smile.amazon.com and indicate the Friends of the Riverdale Library as your charity, each purchase will send a little money to our Friends organization. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase.

 

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

My Life As a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

Skin Game by Stuart Woods

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

This Storm by James Ellroy

Non-Fiction:

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff

Sand & Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

The White Devil’s Daughter by Julia Flynn Siler

Sea Stories by William H. McRaven

Dragon's Jaw by Stephen Coonts

Audio

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Unsolved by James Patterson

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland

Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

Movies

Greta Rated R

Blaze Rated R

The Upside Rated PG-13

How to Train Your Dragon Rated PG

Isn’t it Romantic Rated PG-13

Bundy and the Green River Killer Not Rated

Ashes in the Snow Not Rated

Cold Pursuit Rated R

Happy Death Day 2U Rated PG-13

Fighting With My Family Rated PG-13

Children’s:

Who Was Stephen Hawking by Jim Gigliotti

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

How to be on the Moon by Viviane Schwarz

A Small Zombie Problem by K. G. Campbell

Camp Average by Craig Battle

Teen:

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Again But Better by Christine Riccio

Dark Shores by Danielle Jensen

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad