New Programs

The library staff are hard at work to bring you new programs as we enter the new year. Check back soon for more programs!


Programs February – April 2024

Yoga – Fridays, 9:30 a.m.  January 5 – March 22 (no class on 1/26 and 2/9) on Zoom

Beginner/Senior Friendly. 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.

Yoga – Fridays, 9:30 a.m.  April 5 – June 28 on Zoom

Beginner/Senior Friendly. 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.

Spring Wreath Making – Tuesday, March 19th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  

Create a Spring-inspired wreath to hang! Registration for Riverdale residents begins Monday, March 4th at 10am. Public registration begins Monday, March 11th at 10am. Please call the library to register!


Blockbuster Movies –

March 2 – Love Actually – ( 2004). The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There’s also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Rated R, 135 minutes.


Ongoing Programs

See the events calendar for current dates and specific information.

Thread & Yarn Crafting Club – Meeting on the fourth
Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. (In Person Event)
Experienced needle crafters (crochet, sewing, embroidery, etc) are invited to join with other like minded stitchers.

Book Discussion

Upcoming Book Discussion Dates:

Join us online for a book discussion. Download or print the 2024 Book Discussion Group flyer.  For more information on how to join, please send an email to director@riverdalelibrary.org

2024 Book Club Selections

January 22ndThe Kitchen God’s Wife  by Amy Tan
February 26thA Prayer for  Owen Meany  by John Irving
March 25thA Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by Betty Smith

April 22ndRemarkably Bright Creatures  by Shelby Van Pelt
May 29thTurn of the Key  by Ruth Ware
June 24thThe Ferryman  by Justin Cronin

July 22ndOh William!  by Elizabeth Strout
August 26thPlease See Us  by Caitlin Mullen
September 23rdThe Sun Also Rises  by Ernest Hemingway

October 28th– Hallowe’en Party  by Agatha Christie 
November 25thHello Beautiful  by Ann Napolitano
December 23rdThe Thursday Murder Club  by Richard Osman


2023 Book Club Selections

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Angels of the Pacific by Elise Hooper
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
The Circus Train by Amita Parikh
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

2022 Book Club Selections

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alxander 
Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson 
And if I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano  
Dune by Frank Herbert  
The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex  
What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy 
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig  
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West & Back by Janice P. Nimura
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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


Personal Computer Tutoring

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.