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!!
New database! Value Line is now available. Investment research covering 3,500 stocks across 100 industries! Available to Riverdale and other MAIN patrons.
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 It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.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 - January through May 2017
Coming soon! Register online by clicking on the program link, or call the library to register.
The American Home Front During World War I - Wednesday, March 29,7:00 p.m. One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson ran for re-election with the slogan, “I kept us out of the war,” and the majority of Americans were solationists – but just five months after the 1916 election, America entered World War I. Join us for an insightful presentation about this period in U.S. history given by Carter Jones Meyer, Ph.D., Professor of History at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Riverdale Public Library’s 15th Anniversary – Saturday, April 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join us for cake and coffee and tour the exhibit celebrating the 15th anniversary of our library in our present location.
ABCs of Lawn Renovation - Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. If at least half of your lawn is in good condition, why not renovate the rest for the picture perfect turf you desire? Learn the “how, when and why” plus the correct method of lawn renovation from Brian Monaghan, Morris County Master Gardener. The selection of the right grass seed for your specific needs and soil conditions and other lawn care tips will be discussed, and Rutgers fact sheets and other handouts will be provided.
Minor League Baseball in Bloomingdale – Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. The Bloomingdale Troopers were a community-owned professional minor league baseball team that played at Delazier Field in the 1940s. Join
us as local historian Tom Riley discusses the construction of the field, the history of the team, and Babe Ruth’s connection to the team and to Riverdale.
AARP Driver Safety Course – Saturday, April 8, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Factors related to aging can increase the risk of crashes and injury among drivers. The purpose of this course is to help drivers of all ages maintain their mobility and independence by refreshing their driving skills and learning how to adjust to age-related challenges. Cost: $15.00 for AARP members; $20.00 for non-members; course participants may be eligible for auto insurance premium discounts. Payment is due upon registration. Registration is in-library or by mail. Checks are payable to AARP.
Organizing Your Clothes for Less Chaos – Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. Do you DREAD going into your closet or dresser drawers? Did the shelf or rod in your closet collapse from the weight of too many clothes, yet you have nothing to wear? Linda Anders, Professional Organizer and the owner of COC Enterprises LLC, will discuss shopping tips to keep your clothes from taking over your home, a dozen ways to keep closets organized, and more!
Decorative Birdhouses - Saturday April 22, 1:00 p.m. Creative Agnes Majewska-Sydoryk will inspire us as we craft a birdhouse spring decoration. All materials will be provided.
Music of the ‘50’s – Wednesday, April 26, 7 p.m. Stephen F. Marcone, Professor of Music at The William Paterson University of New Jersey, willlead a discussion about the massive change in the listening tastes of America during the 1950s, as listeners’ interests moved from popular songs by Nat“King” Cole, Perry Como, Doris Day and Pat Boone to the music of early rock and roll artists. Audio and video examples include the above mentioned artists plus the early pioneers of rock.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
(formerly iPad and Tablet Users Group) Upcoming sessions: Friday, March 17, April 21, May 19.
Drop in between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Need some help using your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, laptop or other digital device? Drop in with your device and get some pointers on its use.
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:
Fences - Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. (Rated PG-13; 133 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.