Children and Teen Programs
Kate Mahoney, our new Youth Services Librarian, will be joining us on September 1. Registration is now open for preschool story times, Lego Lab and Puppy Pals. Call the library at (973) 835-5044. Online registration is also available by clicking the Calendar above. Click the event you would like to register for, input your information, and click "Process Registration".
Coming soon! Call the library to register, or click on the Event calendar above for online registration
The Pompton Mutiny
Wednesday, September 9th, 7:00 p.m. After enduring horrendous winter encampments in the winters of 1777-1778 and 1779-1780, many Continental Army soldiers had reached their breaking point. Tom Riley, B.A., M.A., M. Ed., will share some of the experiences of these soldiers in a re-enactment of this pivotal period in our nation’s history.
Movie Night - Child 44
Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. - A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Rated R. 137 minutes. Refreshments served.
Thursday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. Lynn Squillacote, MSN, RN, and Stroke Coordinator at Chilton Medical Center, will discuss not only the warning signs, symptoms and risks of stroke, but also new methods of diagnosis and drugs for prompt emergency treatment which could mean the difference between life and death.
Write Your Best College Essay – Wednesday, September 30th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. College Coaching with Care presents a workshop for high school students and their parents on writing those important college essays. You will learn how to create successful essays that reflect your best attributes and true passions, as well as practical methods to help you master the writing process and convey the unique qualities you bring to any school.
On Exhibit now through September 30 - The Art of Leonid Gore
Mr. Gore is an award-winning artist, illustrator and author. Born and raised in Belarus, he studied art at the Academy of Arts in Minsk. Since 1990, he has been living in the United States, where has illustrated over thirty children’s books, five of which he also wrote. His books have been honored as International Reading Association Children's Choice books and Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year; have received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews and The Horn Book Magazine; and have been recognized as part of 100 Great Children’s Books by the New York Public Library. Mr. Gore lives in Oakland, New Jersey, and works out of his studio on the banks of the Ramapo River.
Meet the Artist Reception for Leonid Gore
Come to the library on Saturday, September 12th between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and meet Leonid Gore, whose work is currrently on display in our gallery.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
iPad and Tablet Users Group
New to using a tablet? Bring your device and learn the basics in this monthly workshop for tablet users looking to increase their skills and share knowledge and experience. Learn how to access public Wi-Fi, change settings, set up email, and install and remove apps. Attend once, or as many sessions as you need. Meets the third Friday of each month. Next meeting: Friday, September 18, 1 p.m.
Wednesday night at the movies: It’s popcorn and a good movie at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday night of the month. Upcoming movies: September 16, Child 44, October 21, San Andreas.
Our 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. 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.
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated picture books 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.