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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time: Tunes, Tales & Tummy 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),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time: Tunes, Tales & Tummy 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),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaw Puzzles 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! Although registration is not required, we encourge you to sign-up for Scrabble, Monolopy, Backgamon, Chess and Checkers. All levels of…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Eco-Trivia Quiz
Test your environmental knowledge with this fun quiz. Figure out what items can be re-used, repaired, removed or recycled.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, April 20
@ 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, April 20
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, April 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen Cafe
Come join us for fun at the Riverside Library Teen Space. Just come and hang out with your friends! Do homework and group projects, check out laptops or borrow one of our library board games or cards.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 21
@ 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 welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 21
@ 12 noon
New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.
Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 21
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare Company
In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday, The Instant Shakespeare Company will stage a special presentation of his Monarch's from John to James - an appreciation of John Barton, which includes excerpts from all of Shakespeare's history plays.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 1 p.m.
Play! Board Games
A variety of board games for all ages and abilities will be provided.
Riverside LibraryParents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 9:15 a.m.
Canceled
Internet & Email
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginers
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, April 23
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "The Brave Little Toaster (PG)"
Five electrical appliances find that their young owner has disappeared. The toaster takes charge, rounding up the vacuum cleaner, the electric blanket, bedside lamp and radio. Together they take off for the big city in search of their master.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 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),
Families,
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 11 a.m.
Canceled
Conversational Sign Language
Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all sessions of the course : April 17, 24; and May 1, 8, 15 Classes open to eight (8) participants only. To register, please call or visit the branch.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, April 24
@ 11:15 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),
Families,
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 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
Wed, April 25
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: The Big Clock
"Hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress"--Container. Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready, Rita Johnson, Elsa Lanchester…etl. 1947, 1hr 36min.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 25
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, April 25
@ 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; draw and color at your le…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, April 25
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Preschool Play & Learn
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can come learn some easy ways to encourage literacy at home through PLAY. Our children's librarian will help you learn how to deveolpe your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successul readers at an early age! Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed in the Children's Room beginning at 2pm. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Graphic Novel Book Club Talk
Join us for a discussion of the graphic novel Maus by Art Speigelman. 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)
Thu, April 26
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaw Puzzles 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! Although registration is not required, we encourge you to sign-up for Scrabble, Monolopy, Backgamon, Chess and Checkers. All levels of…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 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, April 27
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen Cafe
Come join us for fun at the Riverside Library Teen Space. Just come and hang out with your friends! Do homework and group projects, check out laptops or borrow one of our library board games or cards.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 28
@ 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 welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 28
@ 1 p.m.
Play! Board Games
A variety of board games for all ages and abilities will be provided.
Riverside LibraryParents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 30
@ 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, April 30
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, April 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "My Little Pony: The Movie (PG)"
A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane six embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, May 1
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational Sign Language
Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all sessions of the course : May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5, 12 Classes open to eight (8) participants only. To register, please call or visit the branch.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, May 1
@ 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
Wed, May 2
@ 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; draw and color at your le…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, May 2
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Anime in the Afternoon
Join us for a two-hour program where we watch some of your favorite anime shows. Light snacks are provided.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Riverside Book Club : The Summer before the war, Helen Simonson
The Riverside Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of each month. This month's selection is : The Summer before the war, by Helen Simonson. Arriving in the village of Rye, England, in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor's nephew.
Riverside LibraryAdults
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