ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland Library is hosting many memorable and fun events for both children and adults in October. The following are events are happening 10/10-10/17.
You can now register for our programs online! Just go to our website, www.roselandpubliclibrary.org, and look for the "Event Registration" box on the top right. If you do not see the event you are interested in there, please call 973-226-8636.
Harry Potter Trivia - Kids can put their knowledge of Harry Potter trivia to the test in a fun and relaxed setting today (10/10) from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. RSVP on library website.
Meditation Thursday - Treat yourself to a relaxing guided meditation class today (10/10) – choose the morning session at 10 am or the evening session at 7 pm. RSVP on library website.
Nancy Bernhaut Scott Photography Exhibit Reception - Meet award-winning photographer Nancy Bernhaut Scott of West Caldwell and learn more about her work during her opening reception this Saturday (10/12) from 2 to 4 pm. Nancy’s unique nature, landscape, and still-life images will be on display the library community room during the month of October. Exhibit is open during regular library hours (Monday-Thursday 9 am-9 pm, Friday 9 am-5 pm, Saturday 10 am-3 pm).
Live Italian Music - Acclaimed international concert violinist Dr. David Podles presents "Stroll in the Piazza" this Sunday (10/13) at 7 pm. Enjoy a variety of famous, poignant, and celebrated Italian pieces from Vivaldi and Paganini, as well as traditional tarantellas and mazurkas, plus Italian-American music that evolved from immigration to America, made famous by opera greats such as Rossini and Puccini. RSVP on library website.
Columbus Day Closing -This library will be closed this Monday (10/14) in observance of Columbus Day. All regular Monday programs will resume next week.
Fall T’ai Chi Chih - Lee Bergman, Roseland resident and accredited T'ai Chi Chih instructor, returns with her weekly Fall T'ai Chi Chih classes every Tuesday through November 19. Cost is $70 for all 10 weeks; inquire about fee for late starters. There will be no class on November 5 and 26. Make-up day, if needed, will be on December 3. Beginning students: 9:30-10:15 am; returning students: 10:30-11:15 am. For more information, contact Lee Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org call (973) 477-8993.
Financial Planning Seminar - Jill Cooley, a financial planner with Prudential, will present the topic "Understanding Today's Retirement Income Challenges" this Tuesday (10/15) at 7 pm. RSVP on library website.
Adult Mat Yoga - Certified yoga instructor Danielle Masa leads weekly adult mat yoga classes every Wednesday at 11 am. Bring yoga mat, water, and towel. RSVP on library website.
Book Babies Story Times - Story time featuring songs and books for ages 6 months and up meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am.
Music & Movement - Dance, sing, and move along with videos streamed on our screen every Tuesday at 10:30 am.Suitable for ages 6 months through preschool.
New: Wednesday Morning Stretches for Kids - Join us for some light yoga suitable for kids ages 6 months through preschool every Wednesday at 9:30 am
New: Sing with Me Wednesdays - Fun sing-alongs for ages 6 months through preschool will take place every Wednesday at 10:30 am.
New: Learn with Me Thursdays - Kids can learn their letters, numbers, colors, and shapes through song every Thursday at 10:30 am. Suitable for 6 months through preschool age.
Wednesday Nite Bookworms - The library book club will meet this Wednesday (10/16) at 7 pm to discuss October’s selection, Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe, written by psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson as a guide for recognizing and interpreting messages from departed loved ones and other spirit guides. Jackson also authored the New York Times bestseller, The Light Between Us. RSVP on library website.
Armchair Tour of the Bronx - Native New Yorker and official NYC tour guide Marty Schneit will present "Armchair Tour of the Bronx" next Thursday (10/17) at 7 pm. Marty, who was raised in the Bronx, shares his nostalgic and personal perspective as he recalls how this unique borough of New York impacted his life growing up. RSVP on the home page of our website under Calendar - Event Registration.
Lego Robotics - Building and coding combined can add endless creative possibilities for young inventors! Lego Robotics for ages 8 through teen will be held next Thursday (10/17) from 3:30-5 pm. RSVP on library website.
Reserve Tickets Now: Ceramic Paint Night - The Caldwell-based Park Avenue Studio returns on Friday, October 18, from 6 to 9 pm with an adult ceramic paint night featuring light-up gingerbread houses! Tickets must be reserved ahead of time and are available at the circulation desk on a first come, first served basis. There is a nonrefundable materials fee of $25 per person.
Book Your Spot Now: Common App Workshop - An informative workshop on the Common App will be presented at the library on Saturday, October 19, from 10:30 am to noon by C2 Education, a test prep center in West Caldwell. The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission essay application system that prospective students can use when they apply to any of more than 800 participating colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada, China, and many European countries. To RSVP, please email WEST.CALDWELL@C2EDUCATE.COM and provide the student's name, school and grade in fall, and phone number.
Looking Ahead: Fall Family Festival - Save the date for Roseland Library’s Third Annual Fall Family Festival, which will take place on Saturday, October 19, on the library grounds. Event runs from 11 am to 2 pm. Rain date will be Sunday, October 20. Enjoy a bouncy house, face painters, local vendors, food trucks, live music, a pumpkin patch, a pie baking contest, and more! RSVP and download entry form for pie baking contest on library website, www.roselandpubliclibrary.org.
Pampered Chef Library Fundraiser - The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library will hold a Pampered Chef Fundraising Event on Friday, October 25, from 6 to 9 pm. Online shopping is open now through October 29. Please visit the library’s website, www.roselandpubliclibrary.org, for the link to shop online and help raise funds for the library.
Homebound Delivery Service - Are you a patron who is a Roseland resident and stuck at home due to a physical condition? Call the library at 973-226-8636 to arrange for checking out books and having them delivered to your home!
Borrow a Mobile Hotspot - Roseland residents ages 18 and up who have a valid Roseland Free Public Library card may borrow a personal mobile hotspot from the library. Loan period is 14 days. Please check our website for more details.
Artists Wanted - Artists and photographers are invited to display their artwork in our Community Room. Original artwork and photographs may also be for sale. Exhibits will last for six weeks, and include an opening reception hosted by the library as well as publicity. For more information, please call 973-226-8636.
Zac’s Hacks Computer Help Mondays and Fridays - Library assistant Zac Cascio is available to show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources any Monday or Friday from 9 am to noon. Learn how to safely and effectively navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize valuable cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Due to the popularity of this program, RSVP is now required. This is drop-in instruction, not a formal class.
Libby App and Hoopla Help - We are excited to offer Libby, an app that gives Roseland Free Public Library patrons access to ebooks and audio books: https://resources.overdrive.com/meet-libby/. Patrons can also download free digital music, ebooks, and television shows with Hoopla (hoopladigitalcom). Library assistants are also available to get patrons started or to help with these apps. No appointment necessary, but call 973-226-8636 to make sure an assistant will be available.