In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25, and will re-open on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Through the generous support of the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library, Ancestry Library is now available in the library.
Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, it brings the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource to your library. Answers await all your users—professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist orhistorian—inside the thousands of databases of family information. User-friendly search tools and comprehensive indexing make it easy to start discovering personal histories. Stop in and check it out.
The new e-book and audiobook provider is here - 3M Cloud. It is easier than ever to download e-books and audiobooks to to your PC, tablet, iPad, or phone. All the content is just for MAIN 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.
Children and Teen Programs
Coming up soon....
Introduction to Genealogy - Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.
Carolyn Dorsey, a librarian at The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center at the Morristown and Morris Township Public Library in Morristown, will present an introductory program discussing the basics of genealogy research, as well as how to use databases, internet resources and the special collections at the History Center to discover your family’s history.
Water Music: Use Fountains, Waterfalls and Ponds to Create an Oasis in Your Garden - Monday, June 1, 7:00 p.m.
We’ve all enjoyed nature’s serenity when we’ve encountered a rippling brook or waterfall while hiking or traveling, but where is that spot when we need it most? Use this presentation by Master Gardener Barbara Katz to help you re-create those serene moments in your yard or add a new dimension to your garden.
Paradise Gardens for Pollinators and Wildlife - Rescheduled to Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Create a mini paradise in your back yard! Master Gardener Gail Di Domenico joins us to discuss how to attract butterflies,bees, dragonflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your garden,including plants that pollinators like and what those plants require to be successful in your garden.
On Exhibit -Photography by Linda and Michelle Anders
Linda Anders is a lover of libraries and photography. She is a former Library Board Trustee, as well as one of the founding members of The Friends of the Riverdale Library. The photography club at the library was also started by Linda. Her daughter, Michelle Anders, began her love of photography with borrowing her mother's camera as a youngster.Through this photo exhibit she will be raising money for the Friends of the Library. For each purchase of a framed photo, $10 will be donated to the Friends. The Anders Photography Exhibit runs through May 31, 2015.