riverdale sign

socializeblogger teensbloggerpinterestfacebook


  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.



New Programs

Register by calling the library at (973) 835-5044,  or click if there is a link for the program to register through our Event Calendar.

Gentle Yoga Spring Session on Zoom - Fridays, April 29 - July 22, 9:30 a.m. (via Zoom) No class on 6/10/22. No matter what physical ability you enter class with, there will ALWAYS be a modification that’s perfect for you, today, in your body. You will learn how to listen to your body and honor where you are, today. You will also learn how to explore the breath and how it affects the way you move. Meditation and pranayama (breathing practices) may also be explored. No
prior yoga experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.

The Marvelous Macaron

Monday, May 9, 7 p.m. on Zoom and in person Zoom screening

Learn to make and bake this delicate classic French specialty cookie. The colorful almond meringues will be piped and sandwiched with chocolate, raspberry and cheesecake fillings. Chef Suzanne Lowery will demonstrate how to create these delicious treats. Registrants will receive the recipe ahead of the program and can bake along.

The Declaration of Independence-The Whole Story, The Document …The Day…The Journey

Presenter: Joel Farkas

Wednesday, June 15,  7 p.m. in person

From conception to celebration (and a whole lot of INDEPENDENCE in between) from the Magna Carta to the English Bill of Rights to the French and Indian War to the Declaration of Independence to the Revolutionary War to the French Revolution to Napoleon to the War of 1812 to Independence Day, today (fasten your saddles and seatbelts. this is going to be quite a ride)

Oceans of Possibilities Art Project

Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m. in person

Presenter: Lynn Schwartz

 Create an ocean themed sun catcher or wall decoration. Participants will arrange ocean themed items in a 4”x6” unfinished wood picture frame.  Items will be secured under glass with resin. All materials supplied. Limit: 15 registrants.  Registration begins June 1. Please call the library to register: 973-835-5044

Welcome Board Craft Program

Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. (in person)

Presenter: Lisa Madsen

Create a wooden porch welcome sign. Artist Lisa Madsen will be here to create the perfect friendly greeting for your home. All materials supplied. Registration begins June 15. Please call the library to register: 973-835-5044

Calligraphy and Watercolor

Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m. (in person)

Presenter: Bernadine Ferrari

Create a calligraphy and watercolor painted flowers for greeting cards. All materials supplied. Limit: 15 registrants. Registration begins July 1. Please call the library to register: 973-835-5044

Adult Summer Reading
May 31st through September 6th, 2022
Oceans of Possibilities is our theme this year!

 Keep track of books you read from May 31st to September 6th by writing the title and author in the matching square. Bingo cards with this year’s squares will be available Tuesday, May 31st.

Need suggestions for your squares? Ask a Riverdale Public Library staff person for recommendations and sign up for our adult summer reading newsletter. Suggestions for your squares will arrive weekly in your inbox.

Book Bingo - How do I win?
- Bingo: Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line! Turn in your card and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card (4 winners).

- Blackout: Complete all 25 squares! Turn in your card and you’ll be entered in a drawing for the grand prize – a $50 Amazon gift card.
(4 winners) 

Book titles may be used only once per card, and only one entry per person.

How do I submit my board for the prize drawing?
Submit your completed card (with either bingo or a blackout) by Tuesday, September 6th, 2022. Entries can be delivered in person to the library, or scanned and emailed to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or mailed to:  Riverdale Public Library, 93 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale NJ 07457.


Blockbuster Movies - The second Friday & the second Saturday of the month, 1:00 p.m. (In person event)


Friday, May 13, Saturday, May 14, 1:00 p.m. 

(2022)In this retelling of the classic story, Cyrano de Bergerac is charged with the monumental task of wooing a woman, Roxanne, who he has fallen in love with. Through his love letters, Cyrano's true spirit is revealed. His amazingly amorous nature makes itself known through his communications to his beloved. Along the way, a new recruit to his regiment makes himself useful as the face of Cyrano. Because the odds are stacked against him, Cyrano wonders whether his fate is to love Roxanne from afar.

Rating: PG-13, Runtime: 124 minutes

For Summer - Monday Night at the Movies – every second Monday night at 7 p.m.

June 13 West Side Story
A 2021 adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Rating: PG-13, Runtime: 156 minutes

July 11 – House of Gucci
Over the course of three turbulent decades, the Gucci family of Florence develops a luxury fashion brand that sates the appetites of the social elite. Yet as the family continues on its meteoric rise, it is plagued by deceit, vengeance, and murder. Based on the book by Sara Gay Forden.

Rating:R, Runtime: 157 minutes

August 8 – Infinite Storm

When a climber gets caught on Mount Washington in a blizzard, she encounters a stranded stranger and must get them both down the mountain before nightfall.

Rating R, Runtime :97 minutes

Ongoing Programs

See the events calendar for current dates and specific information.

Book Discussion

Join us online for a book discussion. Download or print the 2022 Book Discussion Group flyer.  For more information on how to join, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Book Discussion Dates:

2022 Book Club Selections

January 24th - The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
by Robert Alxander 
February 28th - Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson 
March 28th - And if I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan

April 25th - Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano  
May 23rd - Dune by Frank Herbert  

June 27th - The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex  
July 25th - What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy 
August 22nd - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig  

September 26th - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
October 24th - Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
November 28th - Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West & Back by Janice P. Nimura
December 12th - Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Previous Year - 2021 Book Club Selections

An Invisible Thread by Laura Shroff
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Shakespeare play Reading by book discussion group members
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Previous Years Book Selections

Photography Club

From experts to beginners, this is the place for photographers to share information and discuss tips and tricks.
When: Usually the 4th Monday of each month. 6:30 – 7:45 PM but call re current Zoom meeting scheduling

 Computer Classes (Temporarily Discontinued)

We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register (973) 835-5044.

Personal Computer Tutoring (Temporarily Discontinued)

Riverdale Library card holders can meet with a librarian for a 30 minute individual session on email basics or for an introduction to the computer. Please call the library for an appointment.