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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, December 5
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, December 5
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, December 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Real Deal Commics
A basic course of the different types of gender and sexual orientation. We create art and characters of different genders and orientations to inspire empathy and practical knowledge. We give the teens what we know about sexuality in a safe environment... basic lessons on gender, diversity, and orientation, and how to treat people who are different with respect. Then they are asked to create a team of heroes that are interesting in their gender diversity as well as their orientation. Recommended…
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, December 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Frozen" (PG)
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey--teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven--to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational "Signed English"
Conversational sign language is also known as "Signed English" and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity. This workshop consists of six (6) sessions every Tuesday beginning November 8th. It is designed to be a fun and relaxing way of learning basic conversational signs that can be tailored to the interests of the group and used in everyday communication. Call 212-870-1810 or visit the Riverside Information Desk to sign up. **Please note: Participants…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational Sign Language
Interested participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll lean how to build fun creations out of LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 4 p.m.
Kids LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build fun creations out of LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Story Time
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by an activity. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed after the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Run Silent Run Deep
The line of command breaks down in a sub that is stalking a Japanese destroyer that sank the captain's former command. Based on Edward L. Beach's novel. Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Don Rickles, Brad Dexter. 1958, 93 mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, December 7
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Are you curious about this new trend? Join the Riverside Library for its first Adult Coloring Group! Note: This program is not a structured program. All materials will be pr…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, December 7
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Movie
Join us for a fun, teen-friendly film at the Riverside Library. The screening will take place in the second floor community room.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, December 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Book Discussion of "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss : The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the age of flight began with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. McCullough tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright: men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, December 8
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 babies and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10:00. Your baby must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, December 8
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 babies and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10:00. Your baby must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, December 8
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Thu, December 8
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming & Jigsaw Mania for Adults
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. JIGSAW MANIA EVERY 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 9
@ 10 a.m.
Community Information
Bridge Club
Are you a Bridge buff? Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Fri, December 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games
A variety of board games for all ages and abilities will be provided.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Knitting Circle
Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your sewing supplies. Teens also welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
Yoga Story Time
Join Miss Rachel for Yoga Story Time! This program will include fun Yoga poses, games, stories and songs using books as our guide. Come ready to move, laugh, and share the joy of Yoga! Ages 3+ (with an adult). Pre-registration required!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, December 12
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like italics, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc . Being familiar with a keyboard, a mouse, and highlighting will help you keep up.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, December 12
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, December 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Balto" (G)
The remarkable true story of a hero who inspired a nation and became a legend. This is the story of Balto, a sled dog who doesn't know where he belongs until a tragedy forces him to find his noble spirit and restore hope to a small town. .
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, December 13
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 13
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational "Signed English"
Conversational sign language is also known as "Signed English" and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity. This workshop consists of six (6) sessions every Tuesday beginning November 8th. It is designed to be a fun and relaxing way of learning basic conversational signs that can be tailored to the interests of the group and used in everyday communication. Call 212-870-1810 or visit the Riverside Information Desk to sign up. **Please note: Participants…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, December 13
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational Sign Language
Interested participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, December 13
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 13
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, December 13
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Paper Holiday Crafts
Make your own special holiday decorations or gifts out of paper. Bring your creativity - we will provide the art supplies.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Wed, December 14
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Story Time
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by an activity. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed after the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 14
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Cottage to Let
A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be unconnected with the fact that the landowner is also a key British military scientist. For a start, the butler is obviously a Scotland Yard flatfoot. Several of the people staying at the cottage are actually spies who plan to kidnap the scientist. John Mills, Alastair Sim, Leslie Banks. 1941, 90 mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, December 14
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Are you curious about this new trend? Join the Riverside Library for its first Adult Coloring Group! Note: This program is not a structured program. All materials will be pr…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, December 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Graphic Novel Book Club Talk
Join us for a discussion of the graphic novel Level Up by Gene Luen Yang. There will be light snacks. Teens who are interested in joining the Riverside Teen Graphic Novel Book Club can sign up at the children's room information desk and pick up a copy of the book.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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