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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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, September 20
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Men of Boys Town
"Boys Town" sequel finds Father Flanagan battling to save his orphanage and straightening out a crooked reform school. Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy reprise their roles from the original. Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn, Darryl Hickman. 1941, 106 mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, September 20
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, September 20
@ 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, September 20
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Duct Tape Craft Workshop
Want to play with duct tape? Stop by our craft workshop and learn how to make a pencil and pen holder for the new school year. This event is open to teens and tweens over 12 years-old. Younger children with adult or teen supervision may participate as well. Many thanks to ShurTech Brands for donating Duck Tape to the library.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Thu, September 21
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, September 21
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws 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! Jigsaws are every 2nd Thursday. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 21
@ 3 p.m.
Coloring Club
Join us for some fun and crazy adventures in coloring. We will put out some coloring sheets and supplies. We can't wait to see what your inner artist creates!
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, September 22
@ 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, September 22
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, September 23
@ 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, September 23
@ 1 p.m.
Play! 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
Mon, September 25
@ 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. Prerequisites: None
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, September 25
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Monsters University" (G)
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
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, September 26
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, September 26
@ 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, September 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
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, September 27
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and a dog. Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby. 2016, 101 mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, September 27
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, September 27
@ 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, September 27
@ 4 p.m.
NYPL Grow Up: Why go to College?
It's college application season. The library will hold a talk about the benefits of higher education and offer general advice on how the college application process works, how to select a college/school and how to pay for it. Teens and parents are welcome to attend this event. The talk will also cover what actions students should take throughout all four years of high school and what tests they need to take to prepare for the college application process. Light snacks iwll be served. All publ…
Riverside LibraryEnglish Language Learners,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, September 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Beatles and Bob
A fun musical Jam with various musical props like shakers, stick, and scarves filled with dance and movement to the songs of the Beatles and Bob Marley played live by a singer/guitar player. The class help strengthen the bond of children and their caregivers by sharing a memorable experience of singing and dancing together. Best for ages 6 month to 4 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Music for Aardvarks
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws 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! Jigsaws are every 2nd Thursday. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, September 29
@ 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, September 29
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, September 30
@ 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, September 30
@ 1 p.m.
Play! 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
Mon, October 2
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
Downloading NYPL eBooks
Learn all about the Cloud; what it is and how you use it. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginners
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, October 2
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, October 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Monsters Inc. (G)"
Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-producing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
English Language Learners,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, October 3
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational Sign Language
Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all six (6) sessions : October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; and November 7. Classes open to eight (8) participants only.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, October 3
@ 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 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, October 4
@ 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, October 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
Riverside Book Club : The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
The Riverside Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of each month. This month's selection is : The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. After Cora, a slave in pre-Civil War Georgia, escapes with another slave, Caesar, they seek the help of the Underground Railroad as they flee from state to state and try to evade a slave catcher, Ridgeway, who is determined to return them to the South. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, October 4
@ 4 p.m.
College Essay Writing Workshop
Thinking about college? What makes your application stand out? How should you handle essays, recommendations and extracurriculars? Work with an ex-Princeton Regional Director of Admissions and a Harvard Ed Ph.D. They’ll share their expertise and you’ll be on your way. For ages 15 - 18 years old. Presented by Caroline Moore and Carly Sinz
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 5
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies Classes - Spanish
This Fall families will explore the harvest with us while we take them on a Birdie Adventure to collect fruits, ride a bicycle, and visit a farm! Families will learn new vocabulary words and partake in a truly cultural bonding experience. Bilingual Birdies is the first program in NYC to combine live music and language learning and has been successfully educating children since 2007 in schools and libraries. This Fall all families who attend the program will receive our new CD download of 10 ori…
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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