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 It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.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.
Nazis in Riverdale? - (Sorry - this program is full) Wednesday, September 28, 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.
Pumpkin Book Sculpting - Saturday, October 1, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Turn a book into a pumpkin! Agnes Majewska-Sydoryk will show you how to create a beautiful and seasonal decoration for your home.
The Story of the Lenape - Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. In this historical reenactment, local historian Tom Riley will play the part of a Lenape warrior. As he recounts the origins of the Lenape and traces their history from that time to the present, Mr. Riley will also discuss how these first inhabitants of our region were dispossessed and their way of life destroyed by the arrival of European settlers.
Healthy Eating for the Holidays - Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. Danielle Columbo, ShopRite’s registered dietician, will tell us how to eat delicious foods during the holidays, but avoid that holiday weight gain.
Creating “Story” in Your Photographs - Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. Laura Warren, Riverdale resident and a recent photography exhibitor in our gallery, studied digital storytelling at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) as a Geraldine R. Dodge grant recipient. Ms. Warren will discuss how to develop “story” through the use of photography.
Spooky Stories, Snippets and Snacks - Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. Join us for the 3rd annual Halloween treat by the Riverdale Library staff. We’ll have all new stories, a craft, and some wickedly good reads to recommend. Halloween refreshments will be served.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
Prerequisite: familiarity with PC basics and Microsoft Word. Learn how to create a simple worksheet. You will input data, create simple formulas and use basic formatting techniques. We will discuss tips to view your worksheet, and how print a presentable report.
Thursday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Excel - Part 2
Topics covered include formatting data, freezing windows and hiding data, sorting, working with multiple sheets and creating a chart or graph from your data. Participants should be familiar with Excel, and comfortable with basic input, formulas, and format.
Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Prerequisite: comfortable using a computer, keyboard and mouse.Learn to type text in Word, edit, spell-check, save, and print documents. Learn to format text, change fonts, use bullets and customize the quick access toolbar for easy access to favorite commands.
Monday, November 7, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Microsoft Word Part 2
Prerequisite: Word Part 1 or familiarity with Word. Learn to create columns, tables, headers and footers and page numbers. We’ll also cover page borders, page breaks and mail merge basics.
Saturday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Prerequisite: familiarity with PC basics and Word.Design a PowerPoint presentation with text, clip art, and animation. You’ll learn about formatting, the design options available, presentations views, and how to run a slide show.
Monday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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, October 21, 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:
Genius - Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. - The story of the personal and professional connection between famous literary editor Maxwell Perkins and eccentric southern author Thomas Wolfe. As Wolfe becomes consumed with his lengthy novels, Perkins struggles to reel in his talent in order to deliver another best-seller for Scribner Publishing during the 1930s.
Rated PG-13; 104 min.
Ghostbusters (2016) - Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. - In this comedy, which features an all-new cast, four women join together to halt a ghostly invasion of Manhattan. Rated PG-13; 105 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.