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Roseland Free Public Library Announces End-of-December Events

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Free Public Library is offering the following events through the end of December. 

Holiday Card Workshop:

Middle and high school students are invited to come create their own holiday cards on Friday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Polar Express Night:

A Polar Express event, sponsored by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library, will be held on Friday, Dec. 15. The movie starts at 7 p.m. and guests are invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a sneak peek at the library’s Annual Holiday Train Exhibit. Hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Santa will be included. PLEASE

RSVP is required. Tickets are $5 and will be available on a first come, first served basis at the circulation desk. Proceeds will benefit the library.

Holiday Train Exhibit:

The library’s Holiday Train Exhibit will be open to the public starting Saturday, Dec 16 from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by Monday, Dec. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., and next Thursday, Dec. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.

YA Lego Mindstorms:

Middle and high school students are invited to program the library’s newly built Lego Mindstorms robot on Monday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. Call to RSVP.

Pajama Story Time:

Kids are invited to put on their pajamas for a cozy story time on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

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Looking Ahead: Winter T’ai Chi Chih:

Accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor Lee Bergman returns for Winter T’ai Chi Chih on Tuesdays, beginning on Jan. 9 through March 20 (make-up day, if needed, will be on March 27). The beginner class starts at 9:30 a.m., and the more advanced class starts at 10:30 a.m.. Cost is $77 for all 11 weeks. For more information or to sign up, contact Lee Bergman at 972-477-8993 or leebergman7@hotmail.com.

Book Babies:

Kids ages 2 and under can enjoy a special story time of their own every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Preschool Story Time & Craft:

Regular Preschool Story Time & Craft takes place on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., where kids in preschool are invited to come listen to stories and work on crafts.

Scott’s Solutions Computer Help: New Day

Library assistant Scott Bergenfeld is available to show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources any Friday from 9 a.m. 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. No RSVP needed. This is drop-in instruction, not a formal class.

NEW: Hotspots Available for Borrowing

Mobile Hotspots are now available for patrons to borrow, Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and Roseland Free Public Library card in good standing. Each hotspot provides Internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee.

Magazines through RBDigital:

Roseland Library cardholders can choose from 100 magazine titles to receive right in their inbox through RBDigital (formerly Zinio). Look for the RBDigital icon on the bottom of the homepage at www.roselandpubliclibrary.org.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten:

Local parents/guardians are encouraged to read 1,000 books with their child before kindergarten at the Roseland Public Library. There is no set begin or end date for this program. Here are the steps:

  1. Register at the circulation desk and get the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” packet.
  2. Start logging books on paper or on the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" app on iTunes or for android devices.

  3. Bring the log to the library upon each milestone (50, 100, 200 books, etc.) to receive an award
  4. Any child who reaches 1,000 books will have his/her picture posted on the BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System) website (with parent/guardian permission of course) and receive a special invitation to a BCCS-wide party.
  5. See Miss Jen, Roseland Children's Librarian, with any questions.

For more information or to sign up for a program, call 973-226-8636. The Roseland Free Public Library is located at 20 Roseland Avenue, Roseland.

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