Value Line is now available. Investment research covering 3,500 stocks across 100 industries! Available to Riverdale and other MAIN patrons.
Rosetta Stone - Language Learning - available through the NJ State Library. Choose from 30 languages! Available for use on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
Check out our new 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 It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.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.
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.
Download or print our adult program brochure: Adult Programs - January through May 2017
Coming soon! Register online by clicking on the program link, or call the library to register.
Chinese New Year Cooking Demonstration – Saturday, January 21,1:00 p.m. Join Joyce Leung in preparing egg rolls and a noodle dish to celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rooster.
Nazis in Riverdale? - Wednesday, January 25, 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.
Cabin Fever Coloring Group – Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 7:00 p.m. Spend cold winter Wednesday evenings at the library creating coloring projects and enjoying good company.
Valentine Decoupage Plates – Saturday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. Agnes Majewska-Sydoryk will lead us in this workshop to create a lovely serving plate for Valentine goodies.
Heart-Healthy Snacks – Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m. Danielle Columbo, registered dietician, will bring lots of healthy and delicious snacks to share and will discuss diet and heart health.
Choosing Your Next Great Read - Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m. Love to read but not sure what to read next? Riverdale Reference Librarian Leann Lydon will give a brief presentation on tools you can use – both at home and here at the library – to help you select your next great book!
Music of the ‘50’s – Saturday, March 4, 1:00 p.m. Stephen F. Marcone, Professor of Music at The William Paterson University of New Jersey, willlead a discussion about the massive change in the listening tastes of America during the 1950s, as listeners’ interests moved from popular songs by Nat“King” Cole, Perry Como, Doris Day and Pat Boone to the music of early rock and roll artists. Audio and video examples include the above mentioned artists plus the early pioneers of rock.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
(formerly iPad and Tablet Users Group) Friday, January 20, Drop in between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Need some help using your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, laptop or other digital device? Drop in with your device and get some pointers on its use.
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:
Deepwater Horizon – Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. – In April of 2010, the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. This docudrama depicts the challenges that Mike Williams and the rest of the rig's crew faced as they fought for survival. Rated PG-13; 97 min.
The Light Between Oceans - Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. - An Australian World War I veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island, meets his future wife at a nearby coastal town, and the two begin their new life together at the lighthouse. Several years later, a rowboat with a newborn inside washes ashore, and the couple decide to raise the infant as their own. Rated PG-13; 133 min.
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 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.
Device Advice (formerly iPad and Tablet Users Group) - Third
Friday of the month, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Need some help using your
iPad, iPhone, Kindle, laptop or other digital device? Drop in with your
device and get some pointers on its use.