Riverdale Public Library Newsletter
Children and Teen Programs
Story times and fall programs are here! Check out events and opportunities on the Kids and Teen pages of our website.
Register for one or more of our programs
Organized October - Professional organizer Linda Anders offers three programs in October:
An Organized Student = A Less Stressed Parent …and Student Too!”. This hour long power point program will cover time management, using a planner, long term projects, the best school supplies to be organized, organizing your back pack and more! Program is geared for parents and children grade 4-12. Thursday, October 2, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Conquer Clutter - Drowning in paper? Feel like you’re headed for Hoarders if you don’t get it together? Let a professional organizer help you manage your ‘stuff” and get peace of mind. Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Organizing for the Holidays Sick of the chaos and craziness? Thanksgiving a rush? Realizing that you only have four gifts for Hanukkah and not eight? Wrapping on Christmas Eve and find 12 rolls of scotch tape and not enough wrapping paper? This hour long power point program will help make the holidays a time of joy and contentment by organizing now, for peace later. Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Spooky Stories, Snippets and Snacks – Friday, Oct. 24 at 1:00 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Riverdale Public Library staff will be serving up a Halloween treat. Therese McClachrie, a member of the New Jersey Storytellers Circle, will be telling tales of terror; Linda Vogel will help you decorate a treat basket of donut holes to take home; and Leann Lydon and Sabrina Steyling will be reading classic spooky poems. It’s a fun “ghouls” night out!
Choosing Your Next Great Read, Sat., Nov. 1 at 2:00 p.m. Love to read but not sure what to read next? Riverdale Reference Librarian Leann Lydon will give a brief presentation on tools you can use – both at home and here at the Library – to help you select your next great book!
Keep Up with Changes Affecting Your Health Care - Thursday, Nov. 6, 1:00 p.m. The health care law continues to change, and what will that mean for you? Learn what you need to make good decisions when renewing health care plans and comparing Medigap plans when Katherine Woodfield, MBA, health care consumer consultant and author of the book Don’t Buy THAT Health Insurance! returns to the Riverdale Public Library with helpful information for your decision-making. She'll also be discussing the new tax form you'll need to file concerning your health care choices for 2014.
We offer a variety of computer instruction classes. View or download our schedule of computer classes, from September through December Call the library or stop by to register - 973-835-5044.
Friday Matinees: Second Fridays of the month at 1:00 p.m. Recent blockbuster movies shown on the big screen. Refreshments served. Call the library for the movie title and to register.
Family Movies: Saturday, October 11, and Saturday, December 20
Just purchased! New e-book titles for Riverdale patrons. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Available through DigitalLibrary NJ. Sign into your account to access these best-selling e-books and avoid the wait lists! Also available only to Riverdale library patrons: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Dinner by Herman Koch, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchey, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, Deep Down by Lee Child, Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman, Inferno by Dan Brown, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovitch, Until the End of Time by Danielle Steele, Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen, Zealot by Reza Aslan.
Through the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.), two new databases are now available.
Welcome to the world's largest-language learning center, with over 80 languages, and 50 ESL for non-English speakers offered. Pronunciator provides up to 10,000 phrases to learn per language; 3,000,000 vocabulary words across the languages; up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons per course; 2,000 downloadable PDF phrasebooks; and 20,000 photos and custom illustrations to complement learning. Click on the Pronunciator image to start learning a new language.
Interested in geneaology? Access World Vital Records for:
birth, marriage, death, and other vital records from many countries, over 1.1 billion exclusive names from family trees worldwide, US Censuses from 1790 to 1940,and many other key indexes. Click on the World Vital Records image at left to start researching your ancestors.
Digital Magazines Available - Through the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) library consortium, digital issues of popular magazines are available to read on your computer, tablet, or e-reader or Smartphone device.
Popular Mechanics, Martha Stewart Living, The Economist, The Food Network Magazine are just some of the magazines available. Click here for a complete list.
Always available, and you have it as long as you like - once downloaded, it's yours! Click the Zinio logo above to start downloading, or go to https://www.rbdigital.com/mainincnj/service/zinio/landing?
Click here for additional instructions, or stop in at the library for help.
A new audio book format is available at the library - the playaway. It's an audio book and player - one book per device, no other player needed. Just pop in your headphones and listen to a great book. Easy to operate with buttons to press for forward, rewind, etc. Current titles are: The Lace Reader, Smokescreen, The Lost Quilter, Days of Gold, Cream Puff Murder, Carrot Cake Murder, The Other Queen, The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday, The Laughter of Dead Kings, Handle with Care, The Lonely Polygamist. Stop my and check them out.
Wireless Hot Spot
The Library has wireless access throughout the building so you can bring your laptop!
Download audio and eBooks
Through DigitalLibraryNJ, you can use your library card to download audio or eBooks. Click on the hot link on the right of this page.
New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) discusses the challenges libraries face in providing e-content in *When it Comes to eBooks, there's NOT eNOUGH!*
Finding a Good Book
Have you looked at our library catalog recently? All books added to our collection in the last month are featured in a "carousel" for you to browse through to see what's new and interesting. Click here to check it out!
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