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  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.



New Programs

Space is limited for our programs, and registration is required. Don't lose out! Register by calling the library at (973) 835-5044, click on the link for each program to register through our Event Calendar.

Print or download a copy of our Adult Programs - June through August 2017.

Decoupage Candle Jar – Saturday, June 10, 11:00 a.m. Join Agnes Majewska-Sydoryk as she demonstrates how to use a mason jar to create a beautiful candle that will light up summer nights.

DIY Night - Seven-Layer Dip - Wednesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. Danielle Colombo, Registered Dietitian at ShopRite of Lincoln Park, will teach you how to make a healthy seven-layer dip in a reusable mason jar! Danielle Columbo will also be speaking about other healthy foods that can be made in mason jars.

Lincoln Center Local: Screening of Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances – Monday, June 19, 7:00 p.m. Go behind the scenes to experience the intensive training of ballet’s brightest future stars as they prepare for their vital end-of-year performances. This one hour all-Balanchine program features Serenade, and excerpts from Swan Lake and Western Symphony.

Olive Oil Tasting – Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Learn about olive oil from a local purveyor, sample different varieties, and taste a new recipe. Presented by Let’s Cook! Real Food Real Simple.

Outdoor Performance of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew - Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m. Join us at the beautiful Glenburn Estate for Riverdale’s own outdoor Shakespeare program! The Next Stage Ensemble, a division of The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey’s Professional Training Program, will perform this famous play in which the “shrew” Katherina, a stubborn and strong-willed woman, is “tamed” by her suitor Petruchio. Chairs will be provided, and please feel free to bring your own refreshments! This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library.

2,200 Miles on the Appalachian Trail - Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 p.m.
At age 77, Mike Venus became the fourth oldest person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Mike will present a slideshow of photos he captured along the way and will discuss the history of the famous Trail; the process of preparing for the hike (including attendance at a boot camp); and factors that determine how likely one might be to succeed on the hike.

Adult Summer Reading Finale - Saturday, August 26, 11:00 a.m. Join us for the conclusion of our Adult Summer Reading Program! We’ll be announcing the winners of the drawings for our summer reading prizes (including our grand prize!), sharing what we’ve read, playing games and enjoying some refreshments.


Join us for a film on the big screen (60"), and refreshments. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their sponsorship of our movies!

La La Land - (Sorry! This program is full - all seats taken) Wednesday, May 17 A struggling actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love as they both pursue their dreams in L.A. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions.(Rated PG-13; 128 min.)

The Sense of an Ending - Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. An elderly man recalls a teenage love triangle involving his first crush and a school chum. (Rated PG-13; 108 min.) 

The Zookeeper's Wife – Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. A married couple who work as zoo caretakers help save Jews from the Holocaust. (Rated PG-13, 124 minutes)

Going in Style - Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. (PG-13, 96 minutes)

 Movie Nights are at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday night of the month. We’ll be adding movies to the schedule as they become available.

Computer Classes

Due to the small class size, and to ensure you are signing up for the computer class which will benefit you the most, computer class registration is in-person, or by phone at (973) 835-5044.

Check back with us in August for our Fall 2017 schedule.

Ongoing Programs

See the events calendar for current dates and specific information.

Need to RegisterSometimes the program announcement asks you to register either in person or over the phone. This is so we have an idea of how many to expect and so we can call you if there is a cancelation.

Book Discussion Group

Join us for a lively discussion the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm! New participants are always welcome! Even if you haven’t had a chance to finish reading the book, the discussion is great! A wide variety of books are read, plus at least one author talk a year.

Refreshments are served and all are welcome to attend!

2017 Book Discussion Selections:

January 23 - Japanese Lover  by Isabel Allende
February 27 -  Homegoing  by Yaa Gyasi
March 27 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
April 24 -  Night by Eli Wiesel
May 22 - Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
June 26 -  Before the Fall  by Noah Hawley
July 24 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
August 28 - Shakespeare play
September 25 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
October 23  - The Witches: Salem, 1692  by Stacy Schiff
November 27 - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
December 18 - Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie

Download or print our 2017 Book Discussion Selections

2016 Book Discussion

2012 Book Selections

2011 Book Selections

Previous Years Book Selections

Photography Club
From experts to beginners, this is the place for photographers to share information and discuss tips and tricks.
When: Usally the 4th Monday of each month. 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Gypsy Knitters
A lively group who visit to knit every week. Bring a project and share an enjoyable time with others who share your passion for knitting. This is a free group for experienced knitters.
When: Every Thursday. 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Personal Tutoring Sessions available:

Meet with a librarian for a 30 minute individual session. Please call the library for an appointment. Typical tutoring sessions:

Introduction to the Personal Computer
This course is for the patron new to the computer. You will start with mouse and keyboard practice and work with windows; open, close, maximize and minimize. Learn about the Start button to find programs, and become familiar with program toolbars and menus. You will access the Internet and learn how to navigate the Web.

Email Basics
Create an email account, send and receive an email message, and open, add, and download attachments (like photos!) in this hands-on workshop. If you have an email account already, just be sure to bring your username and password to your appointment. If you do not have an email account, no problem! You’ll create a Gmail account for yourself.









































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


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


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


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


Doctor Strange

A Dog’s Purpose


La La Land


Resurrection of Gavin Stone

Rogue One

Unleashed Mr. Darcy

Victoria Season 1


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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