Dine to Donate - Dine at Boniello's in Riverdale, on Tuesday, October 25, and the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library will benefit. A portion of all dining in and take out receipts will be donated by Boniello's to our Friends.
National Friends of the Library Week is October 16 - 23. The Friends of the Riverdale Public Library is encouraging memberships. Join this active group that does so much for the library! Print or download a membership form here.
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 It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.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 - September through December 2016
Coming soon! Call the library to register.
Creating “Story” in Your Photographs - Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. Laura Warren, Riverdale resident and a recent photography exhibitor in our gallery, studied digital storytelling at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) as a Geraldine R. Dodge grant recipient. Ms. Warren will discuss how to develop “story” through the use of photography.
Spooky Stories, Snippets and Snacks - Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. Join us for the 3rd annual Halloween treat by the Riverdale Library staff. We’ll have all new stories, a craft, and some wickedly good reads to recommend. Halloween refreshments will be served.
The History of New Netherland and the Dutch Settlement of the Pompton Valley - Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. This presentation by local historian Tom Riley will trace the history of the Dutch Colony of New Netherland from the explorations of Henry Hudson in 1609 through the establishment of the village of New Amsterdam and the spread of the settlement to the west side of the Hudson (North) River. Mr. Riley will also discuss the purchase and settlement of the Pompton Valley and the takeover of the colony by the English in 1664.
Oldies but Goodies: Music of the Early 1960's - Saturday, November 5, 1:00 p.m. This walk down memory lane concentrates on the music of the beginning of a decade of massive cultural change prior to the “British Invasion.” The discussion will include America’s emphasis on youth through the music of The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, James Brown, etc. Included are audio and video examples of the above-mentioned artists plus early newsreels. Funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Holiday Wreath Making - Saturday, November 12, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Create a festive wreath for the holidays with Agnes Majewska-Sydoryk. All materials will be provided.
Estate Planning - Monday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. Learn the basics about estate planning: wills, powers of attorney, advanced healthcare directives and fiduciaries. The different types and purposes of trusts will also be discussed. Presented by Linda Peterson, Esq. from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Speakers Bureau.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
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.
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Prerequisite: comfortable using a computer, keyboard and mouse.Learn to type text in Word, edit, spell-check, save, and print documents. Learn to format text, change fonts, use bullets and customize the quick access toolbar for easy access to favorite commands.
Monday, November 7, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Microsoft Word Part 2
Prerequisite: Word Part 1 or familiarity with Word. Learn to create columns, tables, headers and footers and page numbers. We’ll also cover page borders, page breaks and mail merge basics.
Saturday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Prerequisite: familiarity with PC basics and 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.
Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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, October 21, 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:
Ghostbusters (2016) - Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. - In this comedy, which features an all-new cast, four women join together to halt a ghostly invasion of Manhattan. Rated PG-13; 105 min.
Indignation – Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. – A young Jewish atheist attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school's established social order and his overbearing parents' hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia. Rated R; 110 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.