Donations of books, DVD's and CD's are being collected now through March 5 for the Friends of the Libray Book Sale
The Annual Friends of the Riverdale Public Library Book Sale will be Friday, March 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 20, noon to 3 p.m. The sale is held at the Riverdale Senior and Community Center, 53 Loy Avenue, Riverdale, NJ.
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 to register for programs.
Download or print our adult program brochure: Adult Programs January through May 2016.
Coming soon! Call the library to register.
Planning Your Vegetable Garden - Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
Vegetable gardening is alive and well in Morris County and growing in popularity. Who doesn't want to shrink a food budget, live a healthier life through exercise and nutrition, or just enjoy working with Mother Nature? This talk discusses the key issues and choices in planning, planting and caring for your garden. It begins with advice on both determining the best location and seed selection, and discusses all the tasks and issues for the entire growing season.
Nazis in Riverdale? – Monday, March 21, 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.
The Irish in the American Revolution – Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
The American Revolution was not only a civil war among Americans, but also among the Irish, as Irish colonists in America served both Congress and the Crown. Native Irish made up a substantial portion of the British Army, and Irish regiments served in both the armies of France and Spain and even led Hessian troops from Germany. Find out more about this fascinating subject as Todd Braisted, past president of the Bergen County Historical Society and a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, leads a presentation on the role of the Irish in the American Revolution.
AARP Driver Safety Course – Saturday, April 2, 10:00 – 4:00 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.
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, February 19, 1 p.m.
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:
Steve Jobs - Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. Rated R, 122 min. This incisive biographical drama written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) explores the genius and shortcomings of computing guru Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) through the lens of three product launches.
In the Heart of the Sea - Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. Rated PG-13, 121 min. Ron Howard helms this adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's historical novel about the harrowing high-seas encounter that inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. In the winter of 1820, the crew of the New England whaling ship the Essex struggle to survive after an attack by a rogue sperm whale leaves them stranded at sea for 90 days.
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, 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.
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.