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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Story Time
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, gentle songs, and rhymes in Spanish. There will be a focus on bonding, easy concepts and rhythm. Parent/Caregiver participation is required and expected for the program Ages 18-36 months.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Riverdale Knitting Circle
Gather with other knitters, and perhaps pick up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time with Richard
Toddlers (walking to 36 months) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 2 p.m.
Words With Friends: Scrabble at Riverdale
If words work you up and crossword puzzles keep you going, come to Riverdale and share your passion with you friends every Tuesday afternoon for a lively game of Scrabble.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
Picture Book Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 5:15 p.m.
Open Studio: Still Life
Join other potential artists of the community in the Riverdale Library for an evening of drawing in a judgment free and relaxing environment. We will provide the still life. Limited sketching supplies are available and you are welcome to bring your own materials.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Story, Mozart and Scribble - Free Form Art for Young Children
Bring your little ones to the library to create free form artwork (scribble) as they listen to classical music. This is a program for young children who are under the age of 4 who can grip (fist or pinch) a crayon. There is no proven correlation between the exposure to classical music and the brain development of young children. But we are going to have fun with the “Mozart Effect” theory as we work on fine motor skills and socialization.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, June 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
Teen Advisory Board
Teens, earn your community hours! Every Wednesday at 4:30pm at Riverdale Library! Come make a difference in the library while earning your community hours! Help us write book reviews, create zines, make a branch video, shelve material, and beta-test tween programs! We’ll be trying out new crafts, experimenting with video-editing programs, making zines for the first time, and carrying out whatever ideas you bring to the table!
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Tummy Time
This is a program for chidren from birth up to crawling age and their parents/caregivers. This is an opportunity to learn rhythm through stories and songs, and to bond with baby. This is a program for pre-walking age children and their parents/caregivers only.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 29
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Storytime & LEGO
A storytime program for children ages 4 to 11 with the inclusion of LEGO building activities. Come hear new stories and build new creations!
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 5:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Introduction to Flipster
Learn how to gain instant access to over 100 magazines in an easy-to-read digital format. Flipster can also be accessed from home with a library card number and four digit PIN.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Early Childhood Story and Play date
Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children every Friday. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, June 30
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 30
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Come to the Riverdale branch and sit down with a librarian for a 30-45 minute individualized computer appointment. Learn how to open a new email account, save documents, browse the Internet, download NYPL e-books, etc. Make a list of your questions and get them answered. E-reader, tablet and smartphone users welcomed. By appointment only. Appointments are not limited to Fridays. Please call 718-549-1212 .
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 5
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Story, Mozart and Scribble - Free Form Art for Young Children
Bring your little ones to the library to create free form artwork (scribble) as they listen to classical music. This is a program for young children who are under the age of 4 who can grip (fist or pinch) a crayon. There is no proven correlation between the exposure to classical music and the brain development of young children. But we are going to have fun with the “Mozart Effect” theory as we work on fine motor skills and socialization.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, July 5
@ 4:30 p.m.
Teen Advisory Board
Teens, earn your community hours! Every Wednesday at 4:30pm at Riverdale Library! Come make a difference in the library while earning your community hours! Help us write book reviews, create zines, make a branch video, shelve material, and beta-test tween programs! We’ll be trying out new crafts, experimenting with video-editing programs, making zines for the first time, and carrying out whatever ideas you bring to the table!
Riverdale Library
Co-Op Tech High School
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 6
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Build a Better World: Storytime & LEGO
A storytime program for children ages 4 to 11 with the inclusion of LEGO building activities. Come "Build a Better World" with us this summer!
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Early Childhood Story and Play date
Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children every Friday. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Sat, July 8
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 11
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time with Richard
Toddlers (walking to 36 months) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 11
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Riverdale LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 11
@ 5:30 p.m.
Riverdale Knitting Circle - Evening Edition
Does your day have you all balled up? Unwind with knitting in the evening! Gather with other knitters, and perhaps pick up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Wed, July 12
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Story, Mozart and Scribble - Free Form Art for Young Children
Bring your little ones to the library to create free form artwork (scribble) as they listen to classical music. This is a program for young children who are under the age of 4 who can grip (fist or pinch) a crayon. There is no proven correlation between the exposure to classical music and the brain development of young children. But we are going to have fun with the “Mozart Effect” theory as we work on fine motor skills and socialization.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, July 13
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Science that Makes Magic Work
A Summer Reading Program Based upon Friedhoffer's books that are in the library's collection. Presented by Bob Friedhoffer. For ages 13-18 years old.
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 13
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Build a Better World: Storytime & LEGO
A storytime program for children ages 4 to 11 with the inclusion of LEGO building activities. Come "Build a Better World" with us this summer!
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 14
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Early Childhood Story and Play date
Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children every Friday. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Sat, July 15
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time with Richard
Toddlers (walking to 36 months) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Riverdale LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
Riverdale Knitting Circle - Evening Edition
Does your day have you all balled up? Unwind with knitting in the evening! Gather with other knitters, and perhaps pick up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Wed, July 19
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Story, Mozart and Scribble - Free Form Art for Young Children
Bring your little ones to the library to create free form artwork (scribble) as they listen to classical music. This is a program for young children who are under the age of 4 who can grip (fist or pinch) a crayon. There is no proven correlation between the exposure to classical music and the brain development of young children. But we are going to have fun with the “Mozart Effect” theory as we work on fine motor skills and socialization.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, July 19
@ 1 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Riverdale Branch Library meets the third Wednesday of every month @ 1:00 p.m. This month the group will be discussing The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare Book club participants must reserve copies of each title through the Library's catalog system. Reserve your copy by placing a hold online at www.nypl.org or visiting your local branch.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, July 20
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Build a Better World: Storytime & LEGO
A storytime program for children ages 4 to 11 with the inclusion of LEGO building activities. Come "Build a Better World" with us this summer!
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 21
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Early Childhood Story and Play date
Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children every Friday. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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