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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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The Riverdale Library Board of Trustees is interested in hearing what you think about our collection, services and programs. Please complete the survey either in print (available at the library) or online at Riverdale Public Library Survey

Responese are due by September 30, 2018.


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

Adult Programs

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

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 

Go to our program page, with online registration links to register, or call us at (973) 835-5044.

 

Fall Programs

September

Putting Your Garden to SleepWednesday, September 26th, 7:00 p.m.

Master Gardener Barbara Perino gives advice to finish up your gardening tasks to ensure a smooth and healthy start to your plants in the spring.

Needle Felted Owl Class –  Saturday, September 29, 1 p.m.

In this class fiber artist Kerstin Katko (aka Ducky from Ducky’s Sheep Shack) will teach you how to sculpt sheep wool into an owl shape using only felting needles. While felting has been around for centuries, needle felting is a relatively new craft. It involves using barbed felting needles to compact and shape wool into sculpture. Once you try it you’ll be hooked! No experience is necessary. We will be using sharp needles so a few poked fingers are possible, but lots of creative fun is inevitable! 

Nazis in Riverdale? - Wednesday, October 3rd, 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.

 Organize Your Closet, Organizing Your Clothes for Less Chaos - Monday, October 1, 7 p.m.

Do you DREAD going into your closet or dresser drawers? Are your closet and dressers overflowing? Did the shelf and or rod in your closet collapse from the weight of too many clothes, yet you have nothing to wear?

This program will cover:

Clothing shopping tips to keep your clothes from over taking your home

Dozen ways to keep closets organized

Planning a wardrobe

Shopping tips

Presented by Professional Organizer Linda Anders. Linda is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and is the owner of COC Enterprises LLC.

Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy HollowWednesday, October 10, 7 p.m.

The presenter brings an all new adaptation of this horror story written by Washington Irving. The interactive one-man interpretation of the story of the headless horseman draws the audience into the schoolmaster’s world in sleepy Tarry Town. The program, followed by discussion about this 19th century author who also wrote Rip Van Winkle, ends with a dramatic reading of the story’s postscript. Neill Hartley, First Person Interpreter: Actor, Director, Spokesperson and Teacher, Neill Hartley earned a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University in Acting and was a faculty member there 1989-2000. Since 1994 he has been teaching Speech & Voice at the University of the Arts and is a speech and dialect coach for several professional theaters. As an actor he has performed with Arden Theater, InterAct Theatre, and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, among others. This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH).

Halloween Craft with Agnes – Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m. Mummy bowl for handing out treats! This glass bowl with mummy wrap will last many Halloweens. Sorry! This program is now full.

An Organized Student = A Less Stressed Parent …and Student Too! -  Wednesday, October 24, 7 p.m.

This hour-long PowerPoint program, designed for children in grades 4 – 12 and their parents, will cover time management, using a planner, long term projects, the best school supplies to choose, organizing your backpack and more! This program will be presented by Linda Anders, member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the owner of COC Enterprises LLC.

Radio Theater - Saturday, October 27, 1 p.m.

Listen to old time radio broadcasts from CBS Radio Mystery. Two broadcasts will be presented – sign up for one or both. Our resident artist, staff member Carly Tomasewski has created visuals for the big screen to go along with the programs. Get in the Halloween mood and join us! Halloween snacks will be served.

Get Organized for Weight LossMonday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Menu planning, kitchen organization help – make dieting easier and likelier to work! This program will be presented by Linda Anders, member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the owner of COC Enterprises LLC.

 

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:

Mary Shelley - Sixteen year-old writer Mary meets poet Percy and finds the inspiration for her novel “Frankenstein.”
(2017), PG-13; 121 min.
Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m.
& Friday, October 19th, 2:00 p.m.

Mamma Mia!- Here We Go Again A woman grapples with running her mother's villa while also expecting her first child and worries that she won't be able to handle everything on her own, so she enlists two of her mother's friends for assurance, help and guidance-(2018), PG-13; 114 minutes
Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m.
& Friday, November 16th, 2:00 p.m.

Foreign films

The Class: Entre les murs (French)Friday, September 28th, 2:00 p.m.

Francois Marin (François Bégaudeau) is a French language and literature teacher at an inner-city Paris high school. As the new school year begins, he introduces himself to his new class and begins the arduous process of reaching out to each of them. Marin encounters his share of problem students, teen violence, ethnic tensions between classmates and education barriers within the group, all of which test his patience and -- more importantly -- his resolve as an educator. (2008, PG-13; 130 min.)

 

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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Mary Shelley 16-year-old writer Mary meets poet Percy and finds the inspiration for her novel “Frankenstein.”

(2017), PG-13 – 121 min.

            Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m.
            & Friday, October 19th, 2:00 p.m.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again A woman grapples with running her mother's villa while also expecting her first child and worries that she won't be able to handle everything on her own, so she enlists two of her mother's friends for assurance, help and guidance-(2018), PG-13; 114 minutes

            Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m.
            & Friday, November 16th, 2:00 p.m.

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

Fiction:

The Disappearing by Lori Roy

Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Non-Fiction:

Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard by Paul Collins

The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump by Michiko Kakutani

The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast Michael Scott Moore

Devil's Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

JELL-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom

Audio

All We Ever Wanted: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Before and Again: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs

The Good Fight: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson

Murder in Paradise by James Patterson

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston

Spymaster: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series) by Brad Thor

When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

Movies

Beirut

Blockers

Finding Your Feet

Lean on Pete

A Quiet Place

Ready Player One

Super Troopers 2

Traffik

Where is Kyra?

You Were Never Really Here

Juvenile

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen

Big Box Little Box by Caryl Hart

Cat Wishes by Calista Brill

The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson

Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome

I'm Not Missing by Carrie Fountain

Mermaid School by Joanne Stewart Wetzel

Nightbooks by J. A. White

Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It by Kerry Winfrey