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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 Progams 

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

Friends of the Riverdale Public Library Annual Book Sale

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library Annual Book Sale. The 2018 sale is scheduled for Friday, March 23, 4 - 8 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, noon - 3 p.m. The sale takes place at the Riverdale Senior and Community Center, 57 Loy Avenue in Riverdale.

Donations of books, CD's and DVD's will be accepted in the library from Saturday, January 6 to March 10, 2018. 

IRS Tax Forms

On January 4, the IRS announced that the 2018 tax filing season would begin on January 29. The IRS set the opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems in advance of the opening and to assess the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2017 tax returns. Printed forms may arrive later than usual at the library.

Currently we have 1040 and 1040A instruction booklets, and 1040 and 1040EZ forms.  All federal income tax forms are available at www.irs.gov and NJ tax forms at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/2017taxinfo.shtml

See this resource page for assistance with tax questions or tax preparation.

Adult Programs

Register online by clicking on the program link on the event calendar or go to our program page, with online registration links, at Programs January through May 2018.
 Of course, you can always  call the  library to register or stop by. Download or print our Adult Programs January through May 2018.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Nazis in Riverdale? - Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

Local historian Tom Riley will trace the origins of Camp Bergwald on Federal Hill from the construction of the camp through its confiscation by the federal government. The connection of Camp Bergwald to the German American Bund and Nazi Germany will be fully explored.

Sphero Fun for Adults - Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m.
Why should only kids play with toys? We’ll have Sphero robots to play with at this workshop. To program a Sphero robot you use an iPhone or Android Sphero SPRK app to drag blocks, specify what the robot will do when it processes the block, and then order your blocks to make Sphero perform the actions in order. So bring your phone, or use the library iPad to order these robots around!

Getting Organized for Travel - Wednesday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m.

Let Linda Anders, professional organizer, help with making travel less stressful. Tips on preparing the home for your absence, packing ideas, and using simple organizers for travel information. The last half hour of this workshop will feature popular travel apps, presented by librarian Therese McClachrie.

Spring Centerpiece - (Sorry! This program is full) Saturday, March 17th, 11:00 a.m.
Agnes Sydork will help you craft a spring centerpiece that features flower blooms mixed with leafy greens and berry clusters, all flowing from a wooden painted box.

AARP Driver Safety Course - Saturday, April 7th, 10:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Factors related to aging can increase the risk of crashes and injury among drivers. The purpose of this course is to help drivers of all ages maintain their mobility and independence by refreshing their driving skills and learning how to adjust to age-related challenges.
Cost: $15.00 for AARP members;
$20.00 for non-members;
course participants may be eligible for auto
insurance premium discounts.

Landscape Design - Saturday, April 14th, 1pm.

It’s all about curb appeal! Get design tips to make your landscape pleasing to the eye. Marc Zukovitch, President of Sterling Horticulture, will explain the principles behind that pleasing landscape.

Go to our program page, with online registration links, at Programs January through May 2018

On Exhibit

We are using our gallery for book sale donation drop-offs. Gently used, good condition books, DVD's and CD's are currently being accepted, now through March 10. The Friends of the Riverdale Public Library Book Sale is Friday, March 23- Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Computer Classes

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.

Excel (Prerequisite: familiarity with PC basics and Microsoft Word.) Learn how to create a simple worksheet. You will input data, create simple formulas and use basic formatting techniques. We will discuss tips to view your worksheet, and how print a presentable report. Monday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. OR Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PowerPoint - (Prerequisite: familiarity with PC basics and Microsoft Word.) Design a PowerPoint presentation with text, clip art, and animation. You’ll learn about formatting, the design options available, presentations views, and how to run a slide show. Wednesday, January 31, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. OR Saturday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Device Advice - Need help downloading our ebooks, digital magazines or music? Make an appointment and bring in your device for one-on-one assistance.

 

Personal Computer Tutoring - Meet with a librarian for a 30 minute individual session on email basics or for an introduction to the computer. Please call the library for an appointment.

Movies

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

Darkest Hour - March 21, 7 p.m. U.K. prime minister Winston Churchill must rally the nation to war against the Nazis. (125 minutes, PG-13, 2017).

New!!! Foreign films will be shown on the third Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Please call the library at 973-835-5044 or visit our website at http://www.riverdalelibrary.org/ to register. Refreshments will be served.
 

March 16: War of the Buttons (1994), Ireland, 91 minutes PG. Rival Irish kids wage a war of pranks on each other. Most wars last years. This one has to be over by dinner.

April 20: Life is Beautiful (1997), Italy, 116 minutes, PG-13. When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
May 18: Under the Same Moon (2008), Mexico, 106 minutes, PG-13. A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.

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 Digital is Available!!! 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!!

 

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

Checmyheritage button k out our geneology 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.

Gale Small Business Builder
 New 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.


Raise money for the Friends of the Library through your Amazon purchases

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Fiction:

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

My Last Love Story by Falguni Kothari

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Non-Fiction:

How Democracies Die by Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Audio

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderer's Row by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich

Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J.D. Robb

Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Fall from Grace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Force of Nature: A Novel by Jane Harper

The Pope of Palm Beach: A Novel by Tim Dorsey

Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

The Wife: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Alafair Burke

Movies:

Blade Runner 2049

Chasing the Dragon

The Foreigner

Goodbye Christopher Robin

IT

Jigsaw

Last Flag Flying

Loving Vincent

Marshall

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

Juvenile

Black Panther The Young Prince (Marvel Black Panther) by Ronald L. Smith

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano and Mirelle Ortega

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

My So-Called Superpowers by Heather Nuhfer

TBH, This Is So Awkward by Lisa Greenwald

Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson

The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko

Zenith: A Space Marines Novella by James David Victor



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