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LIBRARY HOURS

  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.

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What's New?

Dine to Donate for the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library! Wednesday, October 18 at Boniello's Restaurant, 72 Hamburg Turnpike, Riverdale NJ, 07457. Mention the Friends when dining in or picking up, and Boniello's will donate a portion of your bill to the Friends.

Upcoming Holiday Schedule of Closures

Columbus Day Monday October 9
Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday November 22, close at 2 p.m.
Thanksgiving Thursday November 23
Thanksgiving  Friday November 24
Christmas Day Monday December 25
Christmas Day After Tuesday December 26
New Year's Day Observed Monday January 1, 2018

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.                                   

Adult Programs

Download or print our adult program brochure: Adult Programs for September through December 2017

Coming soon! Register online by clicking on the program link, or call the  library to register.

Finding Your German Roots - Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. Join genealogist Bob Klein as he provides guidance for tracing your German ancestors. The journey to discover your Germanic roots begins like all other journeys, here at home. Unlike the USA, there are no German national census records every ten years. So your US search will be focused differently than traditional American genealogy. You may find that your German ancestors didn't come from Germany. You'll find plenty of records in Europe, and they'll all be written in German, unless they are in Latin, or French or Polish, etc. in a different alphabet than you are accustomed. And you'll encounter terminology in documents that you can't decipher in modern translations. By the end of the talk you'll know how to start, where to look, and what to look for. You'll also have a list of references and guide books to aid you on your journey.

The Jersey DevilRescheduled to Saturday, October 28,  1:00 p.m. According to legend, in 1735 the Leeds family lived in a small community at the coastal edge of the Pine Barrens, and Mother Leeds was about to deliver her thirteenth child. Feeling tired and weary of her burden, she cursed the unborn child. She took revenge on Daniel Leeds when she gave birth to the devil’s child, who now lurks in the Pine Barrens of South Jersey. Presented by Angus Kress Gillespie, Ph.D., Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, and funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

The Tea Lady - Thursday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. How much is a million? Teacher Roseann Ponchick starting collecting tea tags when she realized that her students had difficulty with that concept – and things grew from there. Hear Roseann discuss her international search and partnerships as she relates how she became “The Tea Lady.” Tea and tea cakes will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library.

Slow Cooker Holiday Side Dishes - Saturday, November 4, 1:00 p.m. Linda Vogel has been busily combing through our cookbooks to find delicious and easy holiday recipes you can prepare in your slow cooker.
Free up your stove and oven - and let your slow cooker be your holiday helper!

Return of the Eagle - Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. - The American eagle and other raptors faced near extinction in the 1960s due to the devastating effects of DDT and other chemicals. Local historian Tom Riley will trace their history from that time until today, when eagles can be found in every state except Hawaii.

Go to our program page, with online registration links, at  Adult Fall Programs 2017.

On Exhibit

The Riverdale Photography Club exhibit runs through September 30, 2017.

Computer Classes

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

PowerPoint - Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. (Prerequisite: familiarity with PC basics and Microsoft 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.

 

Device Advice - Need help downloading our ebooks, digital magazines or music? Make an appointment and bring in your device for one-on-one assistance.

 

Personal Computer Tutoring - 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.

Movies

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: 

Lady Macbeth, Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. In1865 England, a young woman in a loveless marriage has an affair with a servant on her estate. When her husband and father-in-law discover their tryst, the lovers resort to deception and murder in order to save their relationship. (Rated R; 89 minutes)
 

New!!! Foreign films will be shown on the third Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Please call the library at 973-835-5044 or visit our website at http://www.riverdalelibrary.org/ to register. Refreshments will be served.

Dagon (2001) (Spain) – Friday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. A young couple stranded in a decrepit Spanish fishing town discovers that it in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half-human offspring. Based on a HP Lovecraft short story. (Rated R; 99 min.)

Monsoon Wedding (2001) (India) – Friday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. Sparks fly when an Indian family gathers for an arranged marriage. (Rated R; 114 min.)

Amelie (2001) (French) – Friday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. A shy Parisian waitress (Audrey Tautou) secretly does good deeds for others. (Rated R; 120 min.)

The Best Seller's Club for Riverdale Library Patrons - Register with us to have requests placed automatically for your favorite authors for their upcoming publications. Once registered, you will be on the waiting list for all future titles. Fifteen authors are available - don't miss their next book! Register in the library or online here.

Hoopla  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.

RosettRosetta Stone Logoa Stone - Language Learning - available through the NJ State Library. Choose from 30 languages! Available for use on your computer, tablet or mobile device.

Checmyheritage button k 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.

  E-Book News

3M CloudOur 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.

TumbleBooks

 ClickTBimageClickTBimageTumbleBook 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

A Dog’s Way Home by Bruce W. Cameron

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Rich People’s Problems by Kevin Kwan

Non-Fiction:

Never Call Me a Hero by N. Jack Kleiss

Jackie’s Girl by Kathy Mckeon

The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman

Rising Star by David J. Garrow

You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairytails by Shelia Nevins

Audio

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Dead Zone by Stephen King

French Twist by James Patterson

Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Movies:

Doctor Strange

A Dog’s Purpose

Gold

La La Land

Masterminds

Resurrection of Gavin Stone

Rogue One

Unleashed Mr. Darcy

Victoria Season 1

Juvenile

7 ate 9 by Tar Lazar

Captain Awesome Takes Flight by Stan Kirby

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Junk Drawer Engineering by Bobby Mercer

Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller

Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wien

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Shawn Loves Sharks by Curtis Manley



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