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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Riverside Poets Workshop
Free monthly Poetry Open Mike and Program. The Riverside Poets reading their favorite poems. The Riverside Poets reading their favorite poems. -->
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 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, October 3
@ 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, October 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Movie Monday: "Coraline" (PG)
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, October 4
@ 10:15 a.m.
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, October 4
@ 11 a.m.
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, October 4
@ 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, October 4
@ 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, October 5
@ 11 a.m.
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, October 5
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: In Name Only
Alec Walker's wife Maida is a beauty, but she's also a venomous, self-absorbed schemer. When Alec falls for an open-hearted widow named Julie, Maida turns wedding vows into a trap. Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Charles Coburn, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Katherine Alexander, Jonathan Hale. 1939, 94 mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, October 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
Wed, October 5
@ 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, October 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Book Discussion of "The House of The Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss : The House of The Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne First published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid depiction of American life and values replete with brilliantly etched characters. The tale of a cursed house with a "mysterious and terrible past" and the generations linked to it, Hawthorne's chronicle of the Maule and Pyncheon families over two centuries reveals, in Mary Oliver's…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, October 5
@ 4 p.m.
Fall Origami Workshop
Children and teens can make a special paper craft with a fall theme. Get ready for some folding fun. Younger children are allowed to attend this event if they are supervised by an adult or older brother/sister/babysitter.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Wed, October 5
@ 4:45 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjjoy peace of mind.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, October 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
Thu, October 6
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming 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 to play with. No registration neccessa…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 6
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring Club
Channel your inner artist in this fun afterschool club with coloring sheets. The library will provide the art supplies. Bring your creativity!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Fri, October 7
@ 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, October 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
Fri, October 7
@ 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, October 8
@ 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, October 8
@ 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
Sat, October 8
@ 2 p.m.
Wii Play!
Come in and test your skills against others with Wii Sports and other games.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, October 11
@ 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, October 11
@ 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, October 11
@ 4 p.m.
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 LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, October 12
@ 11 a.m.
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, October 12
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Chain Lightning
After World War II, Matt Brennan becomes a test pilot for a jet manufacturer, and an old flame re-enters his life. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey, Richard Whorf, James Brown. 1949, 95 mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, October 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
Wed, October 12
@ 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, October 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen College Info Talk
It's college application season. This presentation will cover the general college application process and what actions/tests high school students should do to prepare. Teens and parents are welcome to attend the event.
Riverside LibraryFamilies,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, October 12
@ 4:45 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjjoy peace of mind.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 10:15 a.m.
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, October 13
@ 11 a.m.
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, October 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
Thu, October 13
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming 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 to play with. No registration neccessa…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 14
@ 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, October 14
@ 12:30 p.m.
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, October 14
@ 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
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