Holiday Closed Dates: Saturday, December 24, Monday, December 26, Saturday, December 31, Monday, January 2
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 It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.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.
From Saint to Santa - Monday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. Through centuries of art, we'll explore how a Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity’s most beloved saints. Then, in American artwork, we'll see Nicholas change again—into Santa Claus. Dr. Michael Norris, former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers this “Armchair Art Tour,” an illustrated conversation about art.
Gingerbread House Decorating for Adults - Sorry! This program is full. Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Create a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table. We’ll be customizing gingerbread house kits with additional adornments, using royal icing sure to endure. Melissa Harsley, a dedicated Friend of the Riverdale Library, has volunteered for many years to help children create gingerbread houses during library programs. Now the adults can join in on the fun as Melissa leads us in creating our own designs.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
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, December 16, 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:
Florence Foster Jenkins - Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. - Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband (Hugh Grant) and a talented musician (Simon Helberg), she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. Rated PG-13; 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.